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Comment Re:Programmed behaviour is programmed behaviour. (Score 1) 373

"Yield to them" is not the same as 'wait for one human driver to go, then follow the standard rules.'

The problem is, humans don't follow the rules. I personally find that, at a four way stop, a certain amount of aggression is required, or other humans will quite happily go out of turn.

Comment Re:Sorry to say so, but... (Score 1) 335

This is correct. 95 had several networking technologies built in; TCP/IP, Banyan Vines, Netware, interchangeably, simultaneously, and 'just working.'

It was a big deal, at the time, to be able to go start->control panel->networking and just pick and choose.

The Plus Pack was, as I recall, animated cursors and Internet Explorer.

Comment Re:A free search engine (Score -1, Troll) 152

Just India copying what other countries do. Space program - we'll have that. EU investigation into search engine ordering - done.

Not sure which country they're copying the "some guy did something wrong* so we'll sentence two of his sisters to being gang raped as a form of justice" thing from though. I suppose they have some originality after all. It's certainly a very very cheap way of running a legal system.

*Just kidding; he did nothing wrong.

Comment Re: Vietnam (Score 2) 282

Well, that's the difference between winning the war and winning the peace.

The choice after the Civil War was either Reconstruction, on VERY generous terms, or risk insurgency and partisan actions for generations.

See also the end of WW1 versus the end of WW2.

Comment Re: Android still sucks (Score 1) 80

Black screen for a bunch of seconds = slow, cheap phone, or faulty phone, or you're hovering over the presence detect and it's blanking the screen because it thinks it's your ear near the phone during a call and doesn't want you pressing buttons with it by accident.

Comment Get a gun (Score 1) 101

This only works if someone has your PIN and a gun, and you don't have a gun. If they don't have a gun and that use this to get your PIN and then they tell you to give you your card, you just shoot them in the neck, make an ironic comment about them not needing your PIN, and go home. If they've got a gun and you haven't, then you're giving them the card and PIN anyway. There's like no scenario when you need to breath on the keys, press extra ones etc.

Comment Re:Input output (Score 2) 381

Funny, so many developers/coders here, and yet they forget ye old addage 'garbage in, garbage out', or another way, if input > output, guess what happens?

So, if the only thing that matters to get the desired output is to use the correct input, and the platform itself is irrelevant, then a Commodore 64 is sufficient for all computing needs, right?

Or, in more modern terms, there's no need for Linux, or any other OS for that matter. After all, the 'genetics' or 'metabolism' of the platform is irrelevant. As long as you give Windows good data, you'll get proper output.

We want to create puppets that pull their own strings. - Ann Marion