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Comment: Re:TIE-Fighters flying in Atmosphere?!?!?!?! (Score 1) 305

by Livius (#48481295) Attached to: First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

This should be a familiar tactic to a Slashdot readership, or anyone with the misfortune to buy from Microsoft or Oracle.

Make the first edition terrible, on purpose. Then sell newer versions where you fix the defects you intentionally created in the original. Once it's optimal, stop supporting it.

Comment: Re:No Control (Score 1) 453

by Livius (#48443835) Attached to: In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

Don't you mean

True Scotsmen love to blip their throttle, shift gears manually, control the clutch, smell the petrol fumes, feel the acceletration (sic), control the cornering, and at the end of the drive, be totally satisfied that the driver alone was able to control the car with skill and experience.

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