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Comment: Re:Remote Kill Switch. (Score 1) 312

by preaction (#47434369) Attached to: The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

Didn't we discuss, here, how a remote kill switch is AMAZINGLY DANGEROUS? Does it just turn off the ignition? In the middle of the highway? Do the brake lights come on to show I'm slowing down because the car is now off? Does the kill switch wait until I come to a stop to simply choke the car dead? Am I still stopped in the middle of a road with no way to move out of peoples' way?

No, the remote kill switch is a horrendous idea.

Comment: Re:Wikipedia survives it (Score 2, Interesting) 128

by preaction (#47426335) Attached to: How Google Map Hackers Can Destroy a Business

Wikipedia's core tenet is "Everyone can edit". I've known I could edit it since the day I started using it. I just learned today, just now, that I can edit Google Maps, and I've been using it for years. Consequently, I have more trust in Google Maps (despite being burned a few times) than I do in wikipedia, even though wikipedia's citation policy lets me see how they got their information.

Comment: Re:Ruby is fast behind. (Score 1) 283

by preaction (#47301333) Attached to: Perl Is Undead

There are developers who ride the wave of new languages (who appear to be surfing towards Go and Rust now that JavaScript has crested). In that respect, Perl has long since settled down, and Ruby is on the wave's trailing end. It could be said that now the hype wave is over, people can get real stuff done in the language.

You don't have to know how the computer works, just how to work the computer.