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Comment I'm Asking For Trouble, But ... (Score 1) 368 368

I've already promised the wife (to her eye-rolling disgust) that if I ever see a drone operator near an emergency scene, I shall:

1 - Punch him in the gut, hard.
2 - Take his controller away and jump up and down on it, repeatedly.

She feels I would be overreacting. I disagree. I haven't even gotten CLOSE to the "And then put the boots to the bastard" phase!

Comment Arm Rests? (Score 1) 394 394

"this means not sharing arm rests with people."

Because NO ONE will have arm rests. There ain't no steenking arm rests for anyone! How .. interesting.

And stepping across one or two seats to reach the outward seats will be unpleasant, especially if you're a woman with a tight skirt.

Nope, this idea really really sucks.

Comment Destroy Them (Score 1) 268 268

Simple solution: send out a chopper dangling a big heavy net to entrap and destroy the "remove controlled (hobby) airplanes." No warning, no discussion. Destroy them. I'm sure the FAA won't complain, and screw the owner.

Same choppers they use to haul big buckets of water to dump on fires, so I'm sure they're available.

Comment I Wish Mine Had Been Blocked (Score 1) 23 23

My desktop system is in an update error loop (0xC1900101-0x20017) that apparently has no solution. Win 10 tries to update, reboots, fails without warning, reboots. I have to run a fortunately free boot disk which removes the attempted update, but certainly doesn't solve the basic problem. "Disconnect all external devices" .. yeah, fine, no improvement. So I'm stuck at Build 10074, and wish I could figure how to stop all updates entirely! (Oh, and trying to reinstall Win10 Pro Insider Preview from an .iso image doesn't work either.) Talk about being screwed .. and it worked so well too, until that update. Time to wipe and reinstall, I guess. Or just drop back to my Win 7 (fortunately saved on a separate hard drive) and wait for the official Win10 release.

Comment Re:Yes (Score 1) 1067 1067

In div by zero, why is the zero considered an error? It may be a valid measurement.

I've looked at a bunch of useful formulas, and can't find a single one where replacing ANY variable value with 0 would be wrong.

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/...
https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/...
https://quizlet.com/3796199/ph...

I haven't reviewed _all_ formulas, of course, and there might be places in code where disasters (or nonsensical results) might happen. Can anyone give me just one, please?

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