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Comment: Re:Efficiency. (Score 1) 937

by Quasimodem (#45909987) Attached to: Who Is Liable When a Self-Driving Car Crashes?

.... There is already a well-established protocol for such behavior. It involves tailgating, 5-25 second bursts of the horn, and (if the weather is warm enough) shouting out the window and some emphatic hand-gestures

Unfortunately, this already well-established protocol has an equally well-known and well-established propensity to induce emphatic hand-gestures, stubbornness, bellicosity and road rage in the receivers of these behavioral protocols.

Comment: Re:Sentence doesn't make sense (Score 1) 191

by Quasimodem (#45684863) Attached to: Why Cloud Infrastructure Pricing Is Absurd

This is neither bad usage, nor is it slang. It is a particular word from the specialized business vocabulary. As such it makes sense used between people who share the same occupation as they discuss work. "Compute" used in noun form as a contraction of "computing capacity" appears to be one of these words for use by those involved in the specialized business of cloud computing.

Perhaps it was a bad idea to use a specialized term from cloud computing in a article about cloud computing meant to be viewed by a general audience, but that is no reason to get bent out of shape. Even the person who first complained about it, did understand what the author meant by the term.

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