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Comment Re:Human drivers are terrible (Score 2) 748

The idiot humans are hitting them at double the average rate; the same rate would likely apply to any slower, rule following human drivers.

I don't agree. I bet that I could get into an accident every day that wouldn't be my fault, without breaking any laws, but instead just by doing things that are unexpected by the other drivers.

A lot of people don't realize (or believe) that the biggest part of good driving is communication -- acting in a way that is predictable by other drivers, such not yielding the right-of-way when you should not, slowing unexpectedly, etc. I drive a lot, and have never had an accident, but have avoided a countless number of situations where I anticipated that a driver was about to do something stupid.

Comment Re:Anyone else think she could be a plant? (Score 1) 210

The bullshit meter just bent the needle. On what do you base this claim?

There was a story last week that, if you pick a month (October) where Apple didn't have any new tablet products, while Microsoft introduced a new line (Surface Pro 4), and if you ignored sales from and the like, then Microsoft shipped a greater number if measured in dollars (not units).

Comment Re:Where's "Scroll Lock"? (Score 1) 698

Command-C, command-V. It works in the terminal just like in the rest of your apps. It's one of the things that I actually prefer about the Mac that I'm working on nowadays.

And, since Command is used for shortcuts on the Mac, that leaves Control (mapped to be left of the "A" key, of course) available for emacs-style editing functions...

Comment Re:Can we hear from an IRS apologist? (Score 1) 334

Note that it's not possible for an honest person to have need of the 5th amendment.

That really isn't true...

incriminate: make (someone) appear guilty of a crime or wrongdoing; strongly imply the guilt of (someone).

Note the word "appear". There was a robbery down on Main Street last night. Where were you last night? If you were to answer that you were on Main Street, you could well be incriminating yourself, even if you were to know nothing about the robbery.

Comment Re:"Come on help the deflator" (Score 1) 225

Bill Belichick did not.

More like there isn't any evidence that Bilichick knew. He seems to be enough of a micromanager that it seems pretty likely that he would know.

I'm curious (and will probably never know) the extent of Brady's involvement. If it's like the mafia (or government), I would bet that it's more like "it would be nice if the balls were under-inflated", instead of "I would like you to break the rules, and remove air from the balls"...

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