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Comment: Multi voting shares (Score 1) 275

by nuggz (#47271025) Attached to: Elon Musk: I'll Put a Human On Mars By 2026

Sheesh, sell off a bunch of low vote, or non-voting shares.

There was a big whine fest about the Google share split of the C, non voting, but everyone forgets that nobody can buy B class stock (10 votes per share).

Companies do it all the time, and some investors are okay being silent partners if they think the management is good.

Comment: Re:Bets, anyone? (Score 1) 431

by nuggz (#47255787) Attached to: Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

I'm quite aware of that, which is why the automotive industry is so specific about how everything gets done, and tested.

Really the number of assembly or manufacturing defects in automotive is astonishingly small. A lot of that is all that "overhead" like having a control plan for every single component. The amount of background work to do anything in automotive is really mindboggling.

Comment: Re:Back in the '80's (Score 2) 293

by HBI (#47245165) Attached to: Average HS Student Given Little Chance of AP CS Success

The main problem is that computer education fails to teach the basics - the simple lessons about input and output. Then, isolates the student so far from the hardware atop multiple layers of software cruft that you'll never get an idea how the real machine works.

I took an undergrad Computer Architecture class which was very nice. Had an excellent, simplistic virtual machine environment (MARIE) with a very short list of opcodes. By the time you were done with that, you should understand the things we understood back in the 70s and 80s working on Z-80 CP/M boxes or 8088s (or 6502s...). We should teach that class at the High School level.

Comment: Re:Good, but... (Score 1) 350

by nuggz (#46988573) Attached to: Canadian Teen Arrested For Calling In 30+ Swattings, Bomb Threats

A well thought out procedure would be good.
However someone will figure out a way to exploit it anyway.
It will be so cumbersome as to be unusable, and people won't use it.

Apparently some potentially violent situations are reported by single calls. Being seen to ignore such a call is very "costly" (in Public opinion, potentially lives), whereas kicking in some innocent guys door is still seen as mostly forgivable by the public.

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