That said, it is pretty stupid that Space X has not been testing random parts
So uh... "Further testing of struts in stock found one that failed at 2,000 pounds of force"
Sounds to me like they likely were testing them at random and then decided to start testing a vastly significant number of them to troubleshoot.
OR, the glitch a weekish before the rendezvous was the point where the graphic design and emulation teams would have to be brought in. THAT's what happened! It's just that the probe was unrecoverable from a software glitch!
Or, you know, it actually went as fucking planned.
All the while, Reddit looks like it acquiesced to the masses. Brilliantly played.
A contractor is free to decide when and where the work is done. So Uber does not fit the contractor model.
And before anyone disagrees with this, I should note in duckintheface's favor that Uber penalizes drivers who decline too many fares, especially drivers of upscale services such as UberBlack who turn down too many UberX fares. Ergo, drivers cannot reasonably decide which work to take, reinforcing duckintheface's point.
A cab doesn't have this problem.
At the very least, we know the Chinese are prolific, but we have no idea if the Chinese are better, the Russians, the United States, the Israelis... heck, maybe the Brits upstaged everyone. It's impossible to know.
Asking because it seems they've used electric motors in a more direct capacity to allow them to ditch a traditional gearbox altogether, and since electric vehicles and supercars are both points of experience for you, you're in a unique position to share insight on where this kind of technology might end up.
In Uber... you get a new, higher end black car or SUV
Reading comprehension issues, much? The study compared UberX, not Uber Black or any of the other higher tier Uber offerings.
With GNOME and Firefox, it was said early on that bad UI changes were just experimental, and could be ignored. If they were bad, they'd be reverted. Well, they did turn out to be bad. They were very bad, in fact. Yet they were not reverted. Once they were in place, they were pretty much considered as being locked in. Any critics were ridiculed and silenced. There was no going back at that point. What is the end result? GNOME is basically a dead project, and Firefox is near death.
Sounds like the sunk cost fallacy in play. Lots of investment in a bad decision makes people feel obligated to stay the course because of the unrecoverable development time.