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Comment: Re: Multi touch while driving? (Score 1) 83

by drinkypoo (#48651167) Attached to: "Infrared Curtain" Brings Touchscreen Technology To Cheap Cars

Right. You do NOT fiddle with it while driving. However, the same can be said of regular car buttons.

No, it cannot. Regular buttons stay in the same place all the time, and you can feel for them while not looking at them. You can't feel for touch controls.

Fact is, the tesla controls are LESS bothersome to me than the old buttons.

Fact is, that's only true if you take your eyes off the road, and keep them that way until you're done.

Comment: Re:several search engines were important earlier (Score 1) 56

by drinkypoo (#48651161) Attached to: Librarians: The Google Before Google

Hotbot was the best. I still miss it, because Google sucks.

If you still miss it, you stopped using it because it became useless. And that's what happened to it before it was shut down, because it had no meaningful concept of relevance. It just searched for your terms and produced whatever were the first results. It didn't try to do anything clever on your behalf, which is now necessary due to the size of the interwebs. It just returned pages and pages of too-similar results.

Comment: Re:Stamps? (Score 1) 56

by drinkypoo (#48651159) Attached to: Librarians: The Google Before Google

But then the question just becomes "where can I buy a vernier caliper?". It's not like they had amazon.com either, and I doubt it was in the Sears & Roebuck catalog.

It was in the Sears & Roebuck catalog. The fashion today is to underestimate just how great S&R was back in the day, because Sears is so godawful terrible today, but you really could get pretty much anything from S&R. You could get a doorknob, for example, and a house to go with it.

Comment: Re: Multi touch while driving? (Score 1) 83

by WindBourne (#48650877) Attached to: "Infrared Curtain" Brings Touchscreen Technology To Cheap Cars

There is so much screen real-estate, Tesla has eliminated most of the painful nested menus you find on other cars with smaller screens.

That says it all. The big screen is NOT a distraction since you avoid multiple dialogs that you have to learn with the small screens. Instead, tesla has most controls on the wheel (pretty normal), and then there is a top bar on the screen in which you can move to a couple of different mappings. Issue solved.
The fact is, that all cars require some amount of learning where buttons are. With Tesla, they are located in 2 easy spots: the wheel and a very large screen.

Comment: Re:In unrelated news: Average IQ up 5 points in US (Score 1) 230

by Maxo-Texas (#48650843) Attached to: Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down

When the police stop killing 7 year old black girls.
And when the police stop killing blacks at 2x the rate of whites.
And when police stop pulling over blacks at over 5x the rate they pull over whites
And when police stop pulling the white girls in mixed groups aside- calling their parents to come pick them up so there is no arrest warrant AND THEN telling the black girls in the group that "the trash goes in back"
And when judges and juries stop sentencing blacks to longer sentences than other groups for the same offenses...

Then the crap you are trying to sell will be valid.

Can blacks succeed in america? Yes.

Is it MUCH harder than it should be for them because of massive and systemic racism? Absolutely.

Whites do well given unequal schooling, unequal job opportunity, unequal law enforcement, a larger "old boy" network holding a disproportional portion of the plum positions and passing them down to their children, etc. etc.

The days of white privilege are still slowly ending and they will probably continue slowly end for at least another 40 years.

Comment: Re: Multi touch while driving? (Score 1) 83

by WindBourne (#48650829) Attached to: "Infrared Curtain" Brings Touchscreen Technology To Cheap Cars
Right. You do NOT fiddle with it while driving. However, the same can be said of regular car buttons. The nice thing about the tesla screen is that you very quickly learn the setting so that you do NOT fiddle anymore than you will with a regular car.
Fact is, the tesla controls are LESS bothersome to me than the old buttons.

Comment: Cullberson is what is wrong with NASA (Score 1) 138

by WindBourne (#48650313) Attached to: Can Rep. John Culberson Save NASA's Space Exploration Program?
The GOP has worked hard to destroy NASA and keep it as a jobs program. They are the ones that screw it up constantly. Even now, they are the bastards that have gutted private space while trying to increase funding for SLS.
And this bastard things that he will SAVE NASA????

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