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Comment: Re:Gigantic and growing! (Score 1) 209

by amRadioHed (#48023051) Attached to: My toy collection is ...

Playing with a baseball is not the same as playing baseball. Baseball is a specific game, a baseball is a specific piece of equipment. You can play baseball without a baseball, and you can play with a baseball without playing baseball. So unless legos is a particular activity that you use your legos to play, than saying "play legos" doesn't really make sense.


Seattle Passes Laws To Keep Residents From Wasting Food 385

Posted by samzenpus
from the food-police dept.
schwit1 writes The new rules would allow garbage collectors to inspect trash cans and ticket offending parties if food and compostable material makes up 10 percent or more of the trash. The fines will begin at $1 for residents and $50 for businesses and apartment buildings. "SPU doesn’t expect to collect many fines, says Tim Croll, the agency’s solid-waste director. The city outlawed recyclable items from the trash nine years ago, but SPU has collected less than $2,000 in fines since then, Croll says. 'The point isn’t to raise revenue,' he said. 'We care more about reminding people to separate their materials.'"

Comment: Re:Hangouts text chat - uses boatloads of data (Score 1) 162

by amRadioHed (#47877085) Attached to: Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls

I use Hangouts pretty much every day and in the past month it's used less than 15MB of data total on my phone. This includes some photos I've sent with it. I have no idea what you are doing to get such high data usage, but I don't think it's typical.

Comment: Re:People pay for music? (Score 1) 364

by amRadioHed (#47276625) Attached to: Google: Indie Musicians Must Join Streaming Service Or Be Removed

Do you have any evidence that self-driving cars are unsafe, or that human intervention has been necessary?

None at all, that's my only point. I'm extremely optimistic that automated cars will be safer than human drivers within the decade if they aren't already. It's not a very high bar to attain, really.

Their record so far is excellent, but the tests are still being done with professional drivers behind the wheel. We don't know what sort of weather conditions the cars have had to deal with, or how much the drivers have needed to intervene. Have they gone out in thunderstorms and blizzards and still have never needed driver intervention? It's possible, I don't know.

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