I'm in the Northeast and this *&%!@ snowstorm is keeping me from viewing the stars.
It means Hack The Auto in Deutsch.
Test tracks rarely allow for what happens in the real world when snow, rain, and fog combine with small kids and pets playing.
How many billions in lawsuits for their lifetime (a kid lives 100 years, and becomes a CEO that means $40 billion each kid) will these Steel Death Automatons rack up before they are outlawed except in retirement communities without kids or pets?
Next thing you know, you'll tell me that the modern smartphone has more processing power and data storage than all the spacecraft we've sent to other planets combined, and all the computers we built up to the year 2000.
You're obviously confused about which group of people the GP is talking about...
Hint: it's not the FCC.
And the international Data Treaties the Senate confirmed with the EU and Canada that make such actions illegal and unconstitutional.
Get a warrant! A specific individual warrant!
How do I turn all this crap off? I do not want "charms" or active notifications or dancing paper clips.
Just run all my programs fast and don't make me notice your interface. Why is that so hard?
How is it any less arbitrary than 32 is the freezing point and 212 is the boiling point at normal pressure? The both just (arbitrarily) assign values to specific events.
Sure there's always a few garage developers/wanna-be entrepreneurs/SOHO users, but they're a niche.
But certainly, you don't consider all the people who have PCs on their desks at work to be a "niche", do you?
Is it "pro-science" to want to keep the provenance of consumers' food a secret?
The pro-GMO argument distilled to its essence.
"Safe" doesn't even have to be the issue. The issue is, why are these people so keen to make sure consumers don't know where their food comes from? Even more important, why are they so keen to make sure that consumers don't know where their food money is going?
When I buy a bag of rice or an ear of corn, I want to know whether or not my money is going to pay for a license fee for intellectual property covering a basic foodstuff. Because I would rather it did not. And for some strange reason, there is a group of people out there who believe I should not have that choice as a consumer, and they use "science" as their reason.
The defining feature of a technological civilization is the capacity to intensively “harvest” energy. But the basic physics of energy, heat and work known as thermodynamics tell us that waste, or what we physicists call entropy, must be generated and dumped back into the environment in the process. Human civilization currently harvests around 100 billion megawatt hours of energy each year and dumps 36 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the planetary system, which is why the atmosphere is holding more heat and the oceans are acidifying.
All forms of intensive energy-harvesting will have feedbacks, even if some are more powerful than others. A study by scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Jena, Germany, found that extracting energy from wind power on a huge scale can cause its own global climate consequences. When it comes to building world-girdling civilizations, there are no planetary free lunches.
By studying these nearby planets, we’ve discovered general rules for both climate and climate change (PDF). These rules, based in physics and chemistry, must apply to any species, anywhere, taking up energy-harvesting and civilization-building in a big way. For example, any species climbing up the technological ladder by harvesting energy through combustion must alter the chemical makeup of its atmosphere to some degree. Combustion always produces chemical byproducts, and those byproducts can’t just disappear
It's worse than that. They are saying that if you don't submit a patch with your bug report then you can fuck off, because they don't care. Even if you do submit a patch they'll only "consider" it, meaning when they feel like getting around to it. Which will be never, because *they don't care*.
Who the heck do Google think they are - Linus Torvalds?