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Comment Re:Uh huh. (Score 5, Interesting) 479

Think a little bigger:

"The two men, Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi’s chief engineer, and Wolfgang Hatz, developer of Porsche’s Formula One and Le Mans racing engines, were among the engineers suspended in the investigation of the emissions cheating scandal"

I doubt these gents have been software engineers for a long time.


Comment Re:skating on the edge of legal? (Score 1) 302

Where does the line get drawn?

It is drawn by the underwriters of the drivers insurance company. If they can figure a way not to pay they will take it. If there is even a hint of a possibility that the event is commercial and the driver hasn't invested in commercial insurance then your friend is SOL if injured. Say the right words or wrong words in a police report and it's done.

A few years ago I was hit by a 2x4 that flew off of a van. The driver of the van mentioned to the officer that he had just left a house he was painting and forgot to remove the board from the top of the van. His insurance company called me a few days later to tell me that his personal auto insurance wasn't going to cover me since he was obviously using the van for work and didn't have commercial insurance. I slip of his tongue, and I was screwed. Yes my uninsured coverage kicked in this case but that wouldn't be an Uber option.

I guess your one friend could sue your the other friend to cover the health deductible if needed but that'd be uncomfortable for all 3 of you.

Comment Re:A useful link for all of ya ... (Score 1) 1097

I'm amazed at the nonsense posted here. It's like seeing Klansman claim that if they burn enough crosses and hold enough marches "them **** will learn their place!" It's foolish and counterproductive. (Unless, of course, your real goal is to further oppress them. Hmmm...)

So, if I understanding what you're saying then everything would work out for the better if we all join in and stand around the burning cross singing Kumbaya? I think you group associations are ass backwards. The Cartoonists are the oppressed, terrorists are the oppressors.

Comment Re:WebMD a starting point (Score 1) 79

Seems inevitable to me that the number of those that will self-diagnose and even attempt self-remedy whenever possible is on the rise. High deductible plans are becoming the norm.

I wonder how many are labeled as hypochondriacs who are really financially forced to make best guesses via whatever online resource(s) and experiment with homeopathic solutions? Yes there are plenty of true hypos out there, but besides those.....I wonder!

Comment Re:I cant think of a single thing I own (Score 1) 196

It is about the 2 new refrigerators you will have to choose from when the need arises. Will you be willing to anti up for the model without adverts, even though it might cost you twice as much? Some undoubtedly will but I'm willing to bet that the majority will opt for more features or the cheaper price, feeling like they are getting more for the money.

We talk a lot about privacy on /. but ultimately is has a price and most are willing to sell it to the highest bidder. (eg. Facebook, your access to it is far from free).

Comment Re:Future Office (Score 1) 144

It's more about being able to work all the time. At home, at the mall, at gramma's house or on the way to and from any where. Just run out to the car (loosely termed) and get to it. The office is always with you.

The only word that comes to mind for me is "Depressing".

Comment Re:Fill the Gap (Score 2) 123

I recall empty seats in some university level tech classes while some were told the class was full. Apparently the empty seats were for non-attending (non-registered) minorities.

So not only are minorities not taking advantage of the education available, but they are interfering with the education of those that want to be there.

"I never let my schooling get in the way of my education." -- Mark Twain