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Comment: Re:Never been a fan of multiplayer. (Score 2) 278

by brunes69 (#47916071) Attached to: The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Agree 100%. Maybe we're both old-timers (I am not even 35? *SIGH*), but I too play games to escape. I really dislike multiplayer games. I especially despise multiplayer first person shooters - the genre that has literally been the same rehash year after year for over a decade. Personally I prefer third person games because it lets me actually SEE my character and interact in a much better way than any FPS game.

Meanwhile, multiplayer games and FPS games are all most people in my circle care about so it is hard to find any common ground.

Comment: Re:Depends on the oversight/fallback systems (Score 1) 185

by brunes69 (#47853369) Attached to: GM To Introduce Hands-Free Driving In Cadillac Model

I completely disagree with you. I certainly DO NOT want automated driving systems to be supervised by a human, because compared to machines humans make horrible decisions and are slow to react to stimuli. In fact, I don't want a a human to be able to control the vehicle at all. Such is my nirvana.

Comment: It doesn't have to work perfectly. (Score 2) 185

by brunes69 (#47851837) Attached to: GM To Introduce Hands-Free Driving In Cadillac Model

Automated driving systems DO NOT need to be foolproof.

Near 100% of highway accidents are the result of humans. The amount due to equipment failure is so small as to be statistically insignificant. Even if the automated system is only 95% foolproof, it would still reduce the number of traffic accidents by a huge margin by removing fallible humans from the equation.

Comment: Re:Reclining should be banned in coach. (Score 2) 812

by brunes69 (#47847841) Attached to: 3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

Oh go BZZZT yourself.

Look, you can pontificate on and on about the glory days of yesteryear where you had enough legroom to roast a pig until you're blue in the face, but the simple FACT is that TODAY there is not enough legroom in coach to offer reclining. This is due mainly to the downward price pressures of a fiercely competitive airline industry with razor-thin margins.

If you want room to recline, then feel free to purchase a premium economy seat (which by the way costs LESS than the same economy seat did 10 years ago). If you're too cheap to do this, then suck it up.

Comment: Reclining should be banned in coach. (Score 4, Insightful) 812

by brunes69 (#47846089) Attached to: 3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

Look, I don't even blame these people that much. When someone reclines in front of you on a plane, it is HORRIBLE.

If you want to take a nap on a plane, then upgrade to premium economy or first class. Otherwise, keep your damn seat upright. I hate how reclining is still allowed on flights. Reclining your seat on plane is SO INCONSIDERATE to the person behind you. It jams the seat into their legs, it screws up their tray table angle, and it makes it IMPOSSIBLE for the person to get any work done in the plane. The only course of action you have is to ALSO recline your seat to try to re-gain some room, even if you didn't want to. Now you have not only screwed over the NEXT person behind you but you also might be hurting your back because you need to sit upright. Awesome.

Honestly I don't know why airlines still have reclining seats in coach nowadays. If they would just eliminate the ability then fights like this would not occur.

"Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit, Kill the Wabbit!" -- Looney Tunes, "What's Opera Doc?" (1957, Chuck Jones)

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