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Comment: Re:How hard is it to recognize a stoplight? (Score 1) 282

by Zynder (#48210273) Attached to: Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?
I am fairly certain my Garmin knows where the school zones are, though it's been awhile since I've turned it on. Google ought to know too. If that "when children are present" part bothers you and/or the google car, wouldn't it be easier to remove that part and just say 35mph between 0730-0830 & 1430-1530? The cars know what time it is and where they are.

Comment: Re:How hard is it to recognize a stoplight? (Score 1) 282

by Zynder (#48210245) Attached to: Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

You need to compare the SDC to a fully aware human being, not a fully distracted one.

WHAT? What ever happened to "Plan for the worst and hope for the best"? That's how all the engineers around here operate. You said everyone thinks they're above average but are apparently lying to themselves so if the majority is indeed a shitty driver, why would you pretend they're anything else? And also why does someone who is a shitty driver but believes and acts as if he's a F1 driver be a worse problem than a soccer mom absolutely off in lala land? I wouldn't say either one is worse off. They're both equally dangerous and are the number one human factor to attempt to engineer out. A true Mario Andretti isn't the guy you need to worry about, it's the wanna be's and the don't cares that are going to kill you.

Comment: Re:How hard is it to recognize a stoplight? (Score 1) 282

by Zynder (#48210177) Attached to: Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?
Put out of work by what? The people building the cars? The people repairing the cars? The people installing and maintaining the off-vehicle sensor packages? The people building all the bridges and tunnels? It seems to me that this transition would INCREASE available jobs.

Comment: Re:Maybe you can't (Score 1) 248

by Zynder (#48209933) Attached to: Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales
I've owned probably more cars than you have, thanks. Granted they were all garbage so don't think I'm bragging. I did interchange the terms, I'll concede that point, but what I quoted was the relevant part. A title doesn't mean squat if they won't allow you to register it in the state. You are assuming, quite wrongly, that if the state's legislation, who have already been legislating douchebaggery, won't see your loophole and legislate it away, you are living on a planet not inhabited by humans. So let me fix that for me:

any of the banned states could refuse to register one that does not already have an existing registration which makes your end run scenario ineffective.

So, tell me now, why am I still wrong?

Comment: Re:Melt != Meld (Score 1) 340

by Zynder (#48209879) Attached to: The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone
Good thing TFS didn't say melt then. It said "melt together" which is the definition of meld.

meld1 /meld/ verb verb: meld; 3rd person present: melds; past tense: melded; past participle: melded; gerund or present participle: melding 1. blend; combine. "Australia's winemakers have melded modern science with traditional art" synonyms: blend, merge, combine, fuse, mesh, alloy "the molten metals are melded into a durable alloy" noun noun: meld; plural noun: melds 1. a thing formed by merging or blending. "a meld of many contributions" Origin 1930s: perhaps a blend of melt and weld1.

Comment: Netcraft didn't confirm that! (Score 1) 340

by Zynder (#48209605) Attached to: The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone
Could you show me the UI of the internet please? Oh right! There isn't one. Thanks for playing!**



**Back in the day, one could say the AOL & CompuServe programs were the UI of the internet, but thank our overlords that those walled garden style all-in-one apps were slain like the soul sucking beasts they were!

I bet the human brain is a kludge. -- Marvin Minsky

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