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Comment Re:Not Everyone Owns a Garage (Score 1) 869 869

Yes, but how many of those homes have a garage? And how many of those garages are used for parking vehicles? How many garages are capable of fitting all vehicles owned by building residents?

^This! My current house has a driveway, but no garage. My previous house had no garage, no driveway, and no place to build one. The last house I lived in with a garage didn't have electricity to the garage. An electric car wouldn't have worked for any of them.

Comment Re:Swift (Score 1) 352 352

I agree, to a point. COBOL is designed to be readable, but that doesn't stop some people from writing code that nobody can make sense of. There was one group of programs, written by the same person, that everyone was afraid to work on for years, until the boss had me rewrite them from scratch (from incomplete specs :-P).

OTOH, certain languages *cough*Perl*uncough* encourage unreadability.

Comment Re:Notepad + Windows Update (Score 1) 628 628

I've learned to be paranoid about saving, even before Windows. Once, in the mid 80s when I was still a newbie, I was working on a program, typing like crazy. I hadn't saving for hours and the network connection went down. If you heard a loud scream about that time, it was probably me. Ever since, I've never typed for too long without saving.

Comment Re:Northeast winters (Score 1) 549 549

There's one hill, near my house, where I don't know if I can get up it until it's too late. Basically, if there's nobody else on it, I'll make it. If there's someone ahead of me and they don't make it, I've lost my momentum, and I probably won't make it either. Wonder how a self-driving car would handle that.

Comment Re:The Struggle (Score 4, Interesting) 410 410

Honkeys aren't homogeneous. Anyone who thinks so hasn't thought much about it at all.

Whites are diverse in religion. Some follow no religion at all.

Whites are diverse in country of origin, further there are a number of "white" regional cultures in the USA..

White Euro-Americans are diverse in ethnicity. Some of these ethnic categories are Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Gallic, Iberian, Italic, Greek, Germanic, Basque, Scandinavian, Hispanic, and Slavic.

White Americans are diverse in how long they or their families have lived in North America. Some families have been here for hundreds of years, but at least a third of all white American families have a grandparent who immigrated here from Europe.

White Euro-Americans are diverse in wealth. Over half of all the people in the United States who live below the poverty line are white Americans.

Whites have a wide variety of facial features and colours.

Radioactive cats have 18 half-lives.