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Comment: Re:If you can't keep your eyes on the ROAD (Score 1) 183 183

Well, I live in serious critter country, Lake county is one of the primary hunting zones for California. And, knock on wood, I don't have problems seeing deer. Usually I spot them well before they try to cross in front of me. Maybe you just need to slow down, and not outdrive your eyes. When my vision is impaired, including by darkness, I slow down.

And there is no way I'll see a blue-white glint if I have a blue HUD sparkling on the screen.

The HUD doesn't dominate the windshield, you know. And it's not as bright as you seem to imagine.

Comment: Re:How does that compare to desktops? (Score 1) 183 183

Must be a Diesel. Did Mercedes put a turbo in a non-Diesel? They seemed to only use superchargers for the AMG models.

Mercedes has used the occasional turbo, but only on very rare cars... diesels aside. So yeah, it's a diesel. 1982 300SD. Runs like a top, but it does have a bit of a leak yet. It had many more, but I fixed those.

Comment: Re:How does that compare to desktops? (Score 1) 183 183

The joke is that cars have optimistic speedometers to make owners feel like they are faster, and they give up usability for "My speedometer goes up to 11".

I just like being snarky. I get the idea. I far prefer a big center-mounted analog tach with a digital speedo off to the left, as I've said elsewhere in this thread. Everything else can be sprinkled about as necessary. I did actually use the oil pressure gauge in the Mercedes today, though... I really need a new wastegate diaphragm.

Comment: Re:Conferences are one thing... (Score 0) 222 222

I gave my reason originally; you just seemingly cannot comprehend it. That's on you.

If you want words to read because you lack simple common sense , read this

Since I am assured you'll learn nothing from that either, I leave the last response to you as it's not worth following up on helping you more than that.

Comment: Follow the Money (Score 1) 222 222

Didn't stamp my feet. Pointed out they seemed to be, unreasonably. You just reenforce the point I made.

Which "new technologies" are they behind on exactly again?

Oh I forgot, they are so backwards in officially supporting ad-blockers going forward... hmm all of the sudden the whining about Safari makes so much more $ense now.

You web developers really don't understand where the market is going, do you?

Comment: Re:Taxi licenses are crazy expensive (Score 1) 308 308

So you think criminals should be able to drive people around? Sorry many don't agree.

It doesn't matter what they agree with, I know two women who have been raped by licensed taxi drivers, taxi licenses don't prevent crime, stop repeating that idiocy.

Most taxi inspections are based on months between inspections. It is very easy to see a sticker and ensure that the taxi has been properly inspected. It is very difficult to do that based on mileage.

No, no it isn't. Put a date and a number of miles on the sticker.

Professional licenses have a higher standard than standard licenses. They also require the training to do a proper daily pre-trip inspection.

The amazingly shitty experiences I've had in amazingly shitty taxis disagree

Comment: Re:If you can't keep your eyes on the ROAD (Score 1) 183 183

I rely on my night vision to spot animals and people at the side of the road. It doesn't matter how good my headlights are (as long as they are legal), they will not help me do that.

Of course they will. Headlights are meant to spread light to the sides. Any decent ones will do that. Even the Hella H4 sealed beam replacements have lenses that do that. Just make sure you get the right ones for which side you drive on...

Comment: Re:Conferences are one thing... (Score 2) 222 222

That's more or less what I was thinking as well. From a user perspective, Safari is pretty much like Chrome except more stable and much less resource-hungry.

Maybe this relentless catering to every sloppy demand of every hack web programmer is what makes web browsers the bloated pieces of shit that they are nowadays.

Comment: Re:No rear camera? (Score 1) 669 669

It does have 360 degree camera coverage.
The pilot wears a VR helmet and can "see through the aircraft" by turning his head.
What this guy is saying is that the helmet is so bulky he couldn't turn his head to see behind him.

Sounds like a pretty poor UI choice -- why force the pilot to physically turn his head all the way around him to see a virtual representation of what's behind the aircraft? It may be intuitive, but pressing a button to flash the rear-view on his visor sounds much more efficient, especially if the computer has already highlighted potential threats.

Comment: No rear camera? (Score 1) 669 669

"The helmet was too large for the space inside the canopy to adequately see behind the aircraft."

Maybe the military should have paid for the $750 "rear camera package" that's already in wide use in minivans. For what the aircraft cost, it should have 360 degree spherical camera coverage with automatic threat identification so even if the pilot's not looking behind him, he'll get an alert when the camera detects an aircraft approaching from an angle where he can't see it.

Much of the excitement we get out of our work is that we don't really know what we are doing. -- E. Dijkstra