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Comment: Re:Wow .... (Score 2) 135

Sadly if you RTF[A/S] they say:

We start with egg whites boiled for 20 min at 90 C and return a key protein in the egg to working order.

One key protein does not make an egg.

And we can be thankful for that! Otherwise we'd end up having brunch with some asshat who wants his eggs "unboiled three minutes, served with bearnaise sauce on the side and two slices of sour dough bread toasted to be crisp but not darkened"... and you end up wondering are they going to spit in everyone's food or just his?

Comment: Re:DirectX is obsolete (Score 2) 123

by FatdogHaiku (#48901319) Attached to: DirectX 12 Lies Dormant Within Microsoft's Recent Windows 10 Update

...Android beat them to the punch for "Affordable smartphone OS", while apple beat them to the punch for "Luxury smartphone OS".

...Really, I have to wonder what Microsoft is thinking these days.

They are thinking that there is a total vacuum in the "Magical Smart Phone OS" category...

Comment: Re:Insurance (Score 4, Insightful) 202

Wait, I thought it was about the extra risk of driving passengers around. You're saying money changing hands impacts how often the accidents happen?

Increasing the amount of miles you drive on a daily basis will alter the odds you will be in an accident. Being a for hire service makes the odds of a lawsuit higher. So, more time in traffic, more passengers of unknown temperament expecting commercial quality service and protection, no mandated maintenance or inspections. I would expect commercial insurance and drivers license to be a minimum in every state.
My insurance went up when I reported increasing my miles per year, and I don't have a passenger that will sue on board... I'd also bet there will now be language in your insurance policy that voids all but minimum coverage if you use the vehicle for commercial gain without having previously reported that fact to your insurer. If they write a policy, the type use of the vehicle is stated in the policy, mine has been for years. Non-commercial, no other drivers, under 12,500 miles annually... all in black and white...
I wonder if Uber drivers insurance policies are already actually void due to fine print.

Comment: Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (Score 4, Funny) 795

by FatdogHaiku (#48878953) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret
I'm working on an app that changes the text input cursor blink rate if your turn signal is on for more than twenty seconds... helps maintain the illusion of driver attentiveness. I have a couple more features to work out (shoe and bicycle part recognition mostly) and then I'll be calling the app "Oh Crap What Did I Just Hit?" Now if I can just tie into the cars backup cam for a screen grab after crashing sounds...

Comment: Re:People forget about people. (Score 1) 81

by FatdogHaiku (#48822597) Attached to: Pirate Activist Shows Politicians What Digital Surveillance Looks Like

Rape involves penetration, milking some one against their will (human) would probably constitute sexual assault.

Not sure what vegans have to do with meta data collection though... unless the bugged the cheese! Vote with your wallet, don't buy from pizza joints with bugs in the cheese!

Damn, now you have me wondering what cheese made from human milk would taste like...
If you make cheese made from a (willing) vegan's milk, would it be OK to call it vegan cheese?

Comment: Re:In other words ... (Score 1) 73

While some ascribe malice to the Tories' actions, it's become very clear to me, particularly during the years of the majority government, that while maliciousness may play a part in some of what they do, a good deal of what they do is just simply incompetent.

In Valhalla, Ayn Rand is laughing and nodding her head...

The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland"; but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.