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Comment Re:APorsche Self-Drive? (Score 1) 211

Taking note of how you perceived the driving conditions to be, unaware that you are incapable of accurately assessing them, at the expense of the safety of others. There is no excuse for being a twat.

Lets see...roads clear...check.

Weather conditions good...check

Car has ability to travel at high speeds, brake better than normal cars, handle better than other cars....and I know how to drive it....check.

What's your problem with this?

The posted speed is often arbitrary....

Or, are you just afraid of speed period?

Comment Re:APorsche Self-Drive? (Score 1) 211

Doesn't change the fact that most of them still putt along in rush hour traffic the same speed as a Camry or Civic. Unless you spend a lot of the time on a track (which let's face it next to nobody does), then the concept of a "sports car" is an oxymoron. If you actually want to go fast on a public road, get a bike.

Wow..where do you live where traffic is THAT bad?

Before Katrina, I had a 1986 911 Turbo...and man, what that thing a BLAST to drive...black on black..whale tail, the whole thing.

Even as bad as the roads are here largely in New Orleans, I had NO problems finding places to open up that car and have some fun....taking note of the currently driving conditions at the time of course.

And when leaving out, on the highways, I had no problem getting up to 100+ from time to time and stretching it out...and no, I wasn't passing people up THAT badly...as that most hwy traffic in this area stays about 85mph average.

I guess if you live in LA, it sucks that you have such bad traffic...but it isn't that way by a longshot in most of the US.

Comment Re:Stop Auto-Refresh. (Score 1) 1823

Interesting, I didn't even know there was auto-refresh on /. Perhaps I have the .js blocked somehow. In any case I'm glad not to have it. If you feel like it's necessary, I'd suggest something like Disqus' feature where it shows a visual indication there are new comments but doesn't actually insert them in the thread.

Comment Re:You must be new here (Score 1) 1823

It's not a defect of /. per se but a reflection of the type of stories that have been promoted recently. The previous owners made an intentional decision to post inflammatory political stories that brought the political kooks out of the woodwork. Over time we got more political kooks and less geeks. It definitely started a death spiral; I know I stopped coming here as much. Now you can't even post a geeky article without it devolving into a red v. blue flame fest.

That's not something you can fix over night. It's going to take a long established history of restoring the 'news for nerds' mantle to /. before the user base recovers. When that happens then you'll see a return to the quality of comments we used to have.

Comment Re: You must be new here (Score 1) 1823

"The real bitch I've had about Slashdot is the article choices."

+1 Agree. In the past (few?) years it's become obvious that the editors were selecting political articles with not much news for nerds but lots of red team/blue team thread wars. I would not be sad to see that category of articles go and never return.

Comment Re: This is why (Score 1) 227

taking advantage of the fact that binary data can be encoded into something that looks like a photo to software

Not just to software; the encoding looks like a photo to humans, too. It may not be a stunning landscape or an entrancing self-portrait, but even a photo of pure noise is still a photo.

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