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Comment: Re:Well ... (Score 1) 203 203

I mean, one option is to make it like Europe where people in important positions must give 2-6 months notice, but since I don't think that's possible in the US, 2 weeks is not a lot of time and many companies will not have anyone able to be called up to do a live knowledge transfer.

Perhaps a bit naive, but if you really have a decent relationship with the company, is there any particular reason not to inform them earlier? I'm sure you plan to give notice long before those two weeks. So if you plan to retire/move/whatever two months from now, why not tell them right there and give them those two months to plan ahead as well? Or are you afraid they will turn around and fire you on the spot? In that case they didn't deserve your courtesy to start with.

Comment: Re:You no longer own a car (Score 1) 649 649

"...or fail to lock down cables on a carb"

I'm pretty sure that cars still equipped with carbs are exempt from any copyright violation issues..

More to the point, I can imagine that anyone modifying firmware in a self-driving car might be in trouble with just about everyone around them.

Real computer scientists don't program in assembler. They don't write in anything less portable than a number two pencil.