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Comment Re:The Homer! (FP?) (Score 2) 390

The fact that you car has a Pandora app tells you that the car manufacturer doesn't expect the car to last very long. Pandora won't be around 15 years from now. The manufacturer just told you that your car won't be either.

No, I'm pretty sure that wasn't what they meant by including it.

Comment Re:The Homer! (FP?) (Score 1) 390

I recently bought a new car and thought I would never use any of this fancy new tech either (just keep it simple). I was upgrading from an old car that had almost no tech.

But then I discovered the dashboard apps, Pandora in particular. Now I've went from car tech Luddite to car tech believer. It's fucking awesome. Goodbye AM and FM radio, and your shitty stations with music I don't want to hear! HELLO 21st CENTURY!

Comment The Legend of Davy Brogramar (Score 5, Funny) 108

He can write a C++ compiler using only javascript.
He can build a robust modern MMO with no bugs in 2 days, using only a Commodore 64 and a case of Red Bull.
He can promise an application to solve all your company's problems, and actually deliver it !!
And he always puts pros before hoes
He's Davy, Davy Brogramar...master of all programming!

Comment Re:Classic problem of tech culture (Score 1) 95

I think we just need to change the paradigm here. Ultimately, we need to build synergy with some adaptive learning mechanisms, using a community focused approach. Maybe we could come up with some ideas for an iterative development of some new models that are more learning oriented.

Comment Re:Australia take note... (Score 4, Insightful) 253

Comcast doesn't have any competition. They have monopolies in their cable internet markets. Verizon has basically stopped deploying FIOS. Google Fiber is deploying at such a glacial pace that it will be sometime next century before they pose any real threat. Municipal fiber is outlawed in most states. And AT&T's DSL service is weak tea even in comparison to Comcast's existing offerings.

Comment Re:Yer Kidding, Right? (Score 3, Insightful) 68

Exactly. The only voices that really get "heard" in Washington are those that come with the gift of big campaign contributions or with the threat of a lot of bad PR. It's been that way pretty much since the beginning, though it's gotten a LOT worse more recently (with the rise of huge megacorporations, rising campaign costs, and the effective removal of all restrictions on campaign contributions).

"The fundamental principle of science, the definition almost, is this: the sole test of the validity of any idea is experiment." -- Richard P. Feynman