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Comment: Re:nonsense (Score 1) 236

by Cajun Hell (#49629353) Attached to: The Medical Bill Mystery

Yes, there are too many market forces keeping the prices down. It's a race to the bottom. People, stop all this miserly shopping for the cheapest medical care! Sure, your tiny Wal-Care bills look attractive but have you considered that if you keep doing this, you're going to cut more mom'n'pop providers out unless they are also able to viciously cut costs?

We need to put Wal-Care (and other super-slim-margin health care providers) out of business, in order to protect the health care profession!

+ - The first self-driving semi is tested in Nevada->

Submitted by Okian Warrior
Okian Warrior writes: Freightliner has been given a license to test out its autonomously driving tractor-trailer truck in the state of Nevada. The big-rig manufacturer already has such a truck in operation and will now begin test driving it on public highways. The trucks can only drive on their own in highway situations — a driver will take control in suburban and city situations.

(Note from OkianWarrior: There are an estimated 3.5 million truck drivers in the US.)

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Comment: Re:Last time one was used? (Score 1) 52

by Spy Handler (#49625789) Attached to: SpaceX Testing Passenger Escape System Tomorrow

So their abort system isn't a total waste.

That's an understatement. If everything goes according to Elon's plan, we might have weekly or even daily Dragon launches in the future. Calling the US Navy and having them send out aircraft carriers every day to retrieve capsules from the Pacific would get pretty expensive!

Having the capsule return to the launch site and land with precision is gonna be a big money-saver.

Comment: Re:The challenge of common sense... (Score 1) 140

...would dictate we look to other methods of input rather than re-engineering the wheel to fit inside a thimble.

I agree completely. And why does it even need to be QWERTY??

Graffiti, which was suggested by the submitter, doesn't satisfy the QWERTY condition. And for good reasons, all the design constraints that were there when the QWERTY keyboard was created, are no longer there when changing to that much smaller form factor.

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