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Comment: Re:Cars are fast enough already (Score 1) 45

by drinkypoo (#47529851) Attached to: Will Your Next Car Be Covered In Morphing Dimples?

What really needs to be focused on is a method to stop them dead in their tracks whenever they are in striking distance of slower moving objects such as pedestrians and bicyclists.

That's dumb. Pedestrians and bicyclists don't have the same requirements as automobiles, we should focus on keeping them separated. It's not as though they need to share the same space, except where no thought has been given to them.

Comment: Re:Your next supercar. (Score 1) 45

by drinkypoo (#47529837) Attached to: Will Your Next Car Be Covered In Morphing Dimples?

Let's turn it around - *some* or "a lot* of people who buy super cars (especially of the electric variety) buy cars for their efficiency (speed/mileage).

There are no electric supercars. Audi is about to bring out an electric R8 with a top speed of 124. My 1989 240SX would get there, if you defeated the rev limiter.

Comment: Re:Best Wishes ! (Score 1) 311

by drinkypoo (#47528797) Attached to: Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Android makes it possible to actually replace the launcher. Windows Mobile didn't do that, and that is where they failed.

I'm calling the shenanigans on this one. There were (are...) plenty of launchers for Windows Mobile.

If you knew enough about Windows Mobile to know whether you had a valid point, you'd know that you don't. Explorer is still lurking in the OS, waiting to pop up and make you fuck around with a start menu when your replacement shell shits itself. This sort of thing used to happen in Android, too... way back in 1.6.

Comment: Re:Customer service? (Score 0) 484

flight attendants are great at finding a place for oversized luggage clogging up the overhead bins.

Bullshit. More than half the time they helped some asshole put it in the bin to begin with. When I show up with my normally-sized piece of carry-on luggage, they'd rather tell me to stow it under the seat in front of me (I'm 6'7" and wear size 16 shoes and that's not fucking happening, bitch) or take it somewhere far away that will make me have to wait much longer to get out of that tiny aluminum can.

Comment: Re:Customer service? (Score 2) 484

Creating a PR incident like this will not go without notice.

Yes... but what will the effect be? Will people avoid Southwest Airlines? Can they (afford to) avoid them? Or do they simply avoid any criticism since they know that will invite retaliation?

I think the US is already past the tipping point, where stories like this won't cause a backlash so much as accomodation. People can only be treated as helpless subjects of the powers that be for so long before they internalize the attitude, after all.

Comment: Re:Elective surgery on a critical organ (Score 1) 452

by drinkypoo (#47525999) Attached to: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

One of my clients is a deaf man who had corrective laser surgery on his eyes. The doctor accidentally blinded him permanently in both eyes. For someone who is deaf, this is devastating blow.

That is a horrifying story, but who the fuck does it on both eyes at once when they're already down a sense? That's insane.

Comment: Re:Mac OS X Yosemite (Score 0) 141

by Registered Coward v2 (#47524335) Attached to: Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

Regarding pronunciation, I used to cringe/laugh every time Jobs said 'Jaguar.' It appears that there were three pronunciations depending on what you were referring to:

1. Mac OS: Jag-Wire

2. Large cat: Jaguar

3. British car: It's not running again

There. Fixed that.

As a side note, I wonder if Lucas' patent on the electrical short has expired yet.

Comment: Re:So Short-Sighted (Score 1) 59

by drinkypoo (#47523275) Attached to: How the Internet of Things Could Aid Disaster Response

How do you manage routing, especially across multiple identically numbered private networks?

Well, you already don't route private networks across the internet, so that's how you solve that particular problem. You use IPv6 to solve many of the problems, of course. There are a number of mesh-networking projects out there already, if you're interested you probably should look 'em up.

Comment: Re:Games with known linux ports? (Score 1) 78

by drinkypoo (#47523195) Attached to: GOG.com Announces Linux Support

Personally, I hope we see a modernized Alpha Centauri Linux port on GoG soon. The Icclus one doesn't seem to fare to well on modern systems.

Fully-patched AlphaC ain't exactly stable on Windows, either. It seems to crash more when some kinds of automation are used than others, which makes me suspect code that's probably similar (if not identical) between platforms.

Comment: Re:Best Wishes ! (Score 2) 311

by drinkypoo (#47522365) Attached to: Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Since the tech behind it is DirectX 11 level, with multicore support as a first priority, it makes little sense to use something that old and unsuited.

Well, I shall attempt to dig through my various archives to see if I've stored the references. I'm not sure if I last looked them up before or after the period where I began using Scrapbook+ religiously. The stuff is hard to find now what with all the people making claims one way or another having taken priority in Google's database.

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