You have an airgapped network that prevents remote access, reducing the question of security to one of physical security... which is typically handled with big locks, cameras, 24 hour staffing at the gas station, and maybe men with guns if it comes down to it.
Why would you network these together and create an avenue for simultaneous, surruptitious hacking and attacking of your industrial equipment?
Be thankful you have a job, and don't let the SysAdmin's (natural, and usually good) desire for laziness and efficiency to lead to a future security issue justified by convenience.
ATT had the same idea. In about 1945.
Was gonna say the same thing.... or MCI, this being their entire business model, really.
Now, that's not to say moving forward with autonomous driving is a bad idea — in 2012, roughly 4,000 people died in accidents with large trucks, and almost all of the accidents were caused by driver error. Saving most of those lives (and countless injuries) is important. But we need to start thinking about how to handle the 10 million people looking for work when the (human) trucking industry falls off a cliff. It's likely we'll see another wave of ghost towns spread across the poor parts of the country, as happened when the interstate highway system changed how long-range transportation worked in the U.S.
They could have made the same simple concepts without going C++ style. This is obviously just aesthetics, but I don't think the language looks nice compared to lots of newer languages (Swift, Ruby, Kotlin, and even D).
This match syntax is just ugly and hard to type:
Honestly, if you're going to throw syntax open to a full re-evaluation, I'd much prefer something like perl6. It may seem convoluted, but at least it's been designed by a linguist and has an internal coherence. It also provides enough of a hint as to what the programmer is intending that a (future) perl6 compiler should be able to optimize the heck out of it.
How to tell if you're out hipster-ing your trendy, Brogrammer self:
Your next-big-thing programming language is having simultaneous release parties Paris, LA and San Francisco.