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Comment Re:Really? (Score 0) 330 330

It should be noted that no updates will go out to regular users until they have been vetted through several rings of testing, including over a million people in the Insider Program. Not quite a guarantee that there won't be any problems, but it's not quite so reckless as it's often made to sound.

I was in the Insiders Program since last October. It was fun testing the new builds as they came out, but... I'm sticking with Windows 7. No doubt I'll get 10 on my next computer, and I know how to make it work the way I want - for now I just prefer the look and feel and performance of 7.

So now we know who to blame for the endless stream of botched microsoft patches: Users like you who think testing is "fun". How many bugs did you actually find? How many did you report? That part is not so "fun".

Comment Re:..inconvenient, gas-powered jalopy" (Score 1) 730 730

I would love to have an electric car, but for where I live, it simply is out of the question given the massive limitations of today's battery and charging tech.

yes, precisely, you are the one true human, the only one the counts, the only one we worry about when we make plans

Comment Re:What? (Score 1) 730 730

Rapidly a tipping point will be reached, at which point finding a convenient gas station will be nearly impossible and owning a gasoline powered car will positively suck.

Kinda like how finding a convenient electric charging station is nearly impossible to find?

It's very easy to not see things when you are not looking for them.

Comment Re:quickly to be followed by self-driving cars (Score 1) 730 730

Car ownership is a form of freedom from those who control other forms of transportation, and I'd hate to see that go away.

So putting yourself into debt and/or signing an onerous lease agreement is a form of freedom?

I'm sure glad that your monthly car payments give you freedom from those who espouse walking and bicycling.

Comment No License, no copyright? (Score 1) 305 305

What do you think about people releasing software with no license, and no copyright? I know that you are against the very idea of copyright, and that GPL is your "fix" for the system. These days, many people publish by pushing their code to places like github. Some projects have no copyright notice on them at all. In a world where copyright exists, what are the ramifications of this, for the user, for the developer, for the corporation?

Comment Re:Insurance Costs (Score 1) 252 252

I don't see how that precludes that average Joe from owning it. It only means that they'll be having it drive for Uber or some similar service while they're at work on not using it. Obviously not everyone will do that or even want to do that, but so long as it makes financial sense to do so, enough people will.

Why not do it like U-Haul, the trucks are owned by investors. They get a share of the profits from the rentals, minus the costs of repairs. At the end of its life the vehicle is sold and the investors get the profits from the sale. The investors get the pleasure of collecting profits from a vehicle that they own, even though they don't ever drive it.

Why are people attached to vehicles? When you are commuting to work, you can ride in a one passenger mini car. If you are going shopping, or a camping trip, you can get an SUV. I would rather have the freedom to choose an appropriate vehicle for my voyage.

"From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere." -- Dr. Seuss