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Comment: Re:Do pilots still need licenses? (Score 1) 350

by Hamsterdan (#49200453) Attached to: Would You Need a License To Drive a Self-Driving Car?

Difference is aircraft maintenance is very strict and reglemented. Check or replace X after Y hours of operation, everything done is logged, not accounting for the multiple redundancies (including redundant pilots in case something goes wrong).

Car maintenance on the other hand...

Comment: Re:Just make it less bloated (Score 1) 283

by Hamsterdan (#49199479) Attached to: Mozilla: Following In Sun's Faltering Footsteps?

And it's that kind of attitude that lead to 10+GB Operating Systems, GB+ Office suites and the need for 3Ghz dual core machines and 8GB RAM in order to do *anything* useful.

Meanwhile back in the '80s a C64 or Apple][+ could run a combat flight simulator in about 40K of RAM and 1 *MHZ* Cpu. In the '90s Amigas were used for special effects and genlocking.

Comment: Re:Sad but not surprised. (Score 1) 138

by Hamsterdan (#49070119) Attached to: NVidia Puts the Kibosh On Overclocking of GTX 900M Series

It's not just nVidia. Many modern devices suffer from cracked solder joints. I found a big projection TV 2-3 years ago on the curb, the convergence was all screwed up thanks to broken solder joints between the flyback and motherboard. All it took was removing the ROHS crap and resolder using *standard* solder. Still works to this day.

So by using this kind of solder and being able to say they're environment friendly all it does is put MORE electronics in landfills.

Comment: Re:grandmother reference (Score 3, Informative) 468

And that is why It's a bad idea to use software that relies on server side authentication. Case in point, I just reinstalled my security cam software, but it won't accept my *paid-for* license because it doesn't exist anymore. So my legally bought software is now useless.

Comment: Hypocrisy (Score 1, Insightful) 136

by Hamsterdan (#48851559) Attached to: Drug Company CEO Blames Drug Industry For Increased Drug Resistance

Blaming the same countries they're outsourcing to because it's less expensive? (and killing local economy since the staff is part of the outsourcing)

Besides, how many people just throw old pills in the *garbage* ? I'm pretty sure that's the main reason for drug resistance.

It is much easier to suggest solutions when you know nothing about the problem.