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Comment: You don't need to make "deals" (Score 1) 302

by brunes69 (#47935137) Attached to: Apple Locks iPhone 6/6+ NFC To Apple Pay Only

You need an open platform that emulates a card that everyone accepts. Google Wallet works EVERYWHERE, because it just emulates a Visa card. You can use it at ANY Paypass or Paywave terminal regardless of if it says Google Wallet on it.

The only need to make "deals" is if you want to take a cut of the transaction to increase your bottom line. Google tried that, failed, and changed Wallet so that it is totally open.

Comment: Re: Who to believe? (Score 1) 378

by brunes69 (#47931733) Attached to: Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

It depends on how you measure success.

Does the leaf sell more raw units? Assuredly.

Does the leaf outsell all other gasoline cars in their market segment? No they dont, but the Tesla Model S has.

Is the Model S more profitable than the leaf⦠does the Model S make Tesla more money than the leaf makes Nissan? I have no idea but I bet it is at worst a draw.

Comment: Re:Never been a fan of multiplayer. (Score 2) 291

by brunes69 (#47916071) Attached to: The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Agree 100%. Maybe we're both old-timers (I am not even 35? *SIGH*), but I too play games to escape. I really dislike multiplayer games. I especially despise multiplayer first person shooters - the genre that has literally been the same rehash year after year for over a decade. Personally I prefer third person games because it lets me actually SEE my character and interact in a much better way than any FPS game.

Meanwhile, multiplayer games and FPS games are all most people in my circle care about so it is hard to find any common ground.

Comment: Re:Depends on the oversight/fallback systems (Score 1) 185

by brunes69 (#47853369) Attached to: GM To Introduce Hands-Free Driving In Cadillac Model

I completely disagree with you. I certainly DO NOT want automated driving systems to be supervised by a human, because compared to machines humans make horrible decisions and are slow to react to stimuli. In fact, I don't want a a human to be able to control the vehicle at all. Such is my nirvana.

Comment: It doesn't have to work perfectly. (Score 2) 185

by brunes69 (#47851837) Attached to: GM To Introduce Hands-Free Driving In Cadillac Model

Automated driving systems DO NOT need to be foolproof.

Near 100% of highway accidents are the result of humans. The amount due to equipment failure is so small as to be statistically insignificant. Even if the automated system is only 95% foolproof, it would still reduce the number of traffic accidents by a huge margin by removing fallible humans from the equation.

The shortest distance between two points is under construction. -- Noelie Alito