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Comment: Re:Engine noise serves no purpose (Score 1) 167

by mwvdlee (#49374227) Attached to: At the Track With Formula E, the First e-Racing Series

The same could be said about somebody "conditioned" to associate the e-racing noises with racing and I might well learn to enjoy the sound of e-racing. But right now, I don't.
I was merely stating my taste, to add a different point on view on the topic of noise, then sjbe went full retard about it.
It's like demanding somebody to justify their taste in music or food.

Comment: Re:Engine noise serves no purpose (Score 2, Insightful) 167

by mwvdlee (#49369599) Attached to: At the Track With Formula E, the First e-Racing Series

It has to do with enjoying the sport.
The noise servers no purpose other than that it's enjoyable to hear.
There is no purpose to racing, or any sporting event, at all. Attacking this single part of inane.

As for your second comment, you are merely attacking a strawman.

Comment: Re: Bottom line... (Score 1) 331

by mwvdlee (#49358435) Attached to: Amazon Requires Non-Compete Agreements.. For Warehouse Workers

I'm not saying they are equal, as you probably already understood, but the NDA"s are obviously amoral and probably not legal either; a lawyer has a moral responsibility of the things they do as part of their employment just like every employee has moral responsibility. I understand the moral responsibility of a lawyer make take a somewhat more dualistic form (like knowingly defending a guilty criminal), but this situation isn't even remotely close to that.

Comment: Re:Maybe you should have read more than one senten (Score 1) 264

People can be both victims and perps.

Who is the victim in these situations?
- School vs. Wikipedia
- School vs. parents
- School vs. students
- Parents vs Wikipedia
- Parents vs. students
- Students vs. Wikipedia

And even that is an oversimplified view, if only because most of these parties may have multiple separate relationships to eachother.

Comment: Re:It's win-win. (Score 1) 111

There are enough rich people to sustain current high-end priced watches.
A watch (or atleast anything beyond a $10 casio) is a fashion accessory.
Just like all fashion, it pays to have absurd "haute couture" products that nobody really buys, because it makes famous people want to buy the high-end products, which makes ordinary people buy the low-end products where all the profit is made.
Most top fashion brands famed for catwalk suits, dresses and clothing make most of their profit from branded handbags and belts that ordinary folk can afford.
Same deal here; Tag Heuer is perhaps the most popular brand willing to risk their brand name in cooperating with Google.

Comment: Re:well.. (Score 1) 760

Like bankrupt musicians, athletes and artists; people who earn a lot of money for one particular skill may not have any skills in other areas (such as being smart with money).
And ofcourse there are plenty of people who just inherit their wealth, who are likely (as average humans) to poses no exceptional skills at all.

Comment: Define "Failure" (Score 1) 133

How do you know FLOSS projects don't suffer a 70% failure rate too. Or perhaps even worse.

FLOSS projects typically don't have deadlines unless they get really popular, way after they passed the "success" treshold.
If a FLOSS project that hasn't had updates for years a failure or a success, even though it's fully functional?

Projects that don't meet budgets, deadlines or functional criteria are considered failed. Most FLOSS projects don't have any of these unless they already had some level of success. Most FLOSS projects die well before reaching that level, though.

Judging by my own subjective standards of failure; most projects on Github and Sourceforge are failures. They have no code, cannot compile or have showstopper bugs and no recently activity that could remedy these problems.

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