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Comment: Re:About half (Score 1) 191

by johanw (#49503701) Attached to: Norway Will Switch Off FM Radio In 2017

"Then again, somebody has to go first."

No, why? What's so bad about FM that it needs replacing? And even if you replace it, why would you do it with a dead standard that has failed to become popular when it might have mattered, and is now outdated already? If you want digital, use 3G/4G; if you just want radio, analoge FM is the best there is.

Comment: Re:Buggy whip makers said automobiles aren't... (Score 0) 451

by johanw (#49291617) Attached to: Lyft CEO: Self-Driving Cars Aren't the Future

" The second, another driver decided to use the right lane as a passing lane in a 4 lane road, driving 55 while everyone else is going 35, denying anyone in the left lanes the ability to change lanes and make a right turn. Let me repeat, that was just today."

You call that risky behaviour? Go drive in Paris, Rome, Manilla or Shanghai and then we'll talk again.

Comment: Re:Buggy whip makers said automobiles aren't... (Score 1) 451

by johanw (#49291595) Attached to: Lyft CEO: Self-Driving Cars Aren't the Future

"If a child and a dog run out into the street at the same time from opposite sides, do you trust the car to make the right decision as to which it will run over?"

I like dogs and cats even more, I want that setting to be user-configurable. Bad luck for the child that has broken loose of its necklace.

Not to mention in the US: if the car has no choice hiting one of 2 persons, one black and one white, which choice will it make? I want that to be a user setting too.

Comment: Re:Mac. (Score 1) 385

by johanw (#49286149) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Laptop To Support Physics Research?

But does she want it as a main operating system or does she want to be able to work with Linux? In the later case, I'd say just run it as a virtual machine above windows. That gives much less issues with hardware drivers, and makes it also much easier to copy the setup to another machine if anything goes wrong.

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