they all have diesel generators in them. That is they burn GASOLINE...
Diesel engines burn diesel, not gasoline.
Australia is almost as big as the USA, is bordered by no countries (at least not land borders) and we went metric in the 1970s.
But the US will always vote to wait for the old people to die first, while busily training the next generation to continue with imperial.
Windows supported pre-emptive multitasking but only among DOS tasks.
(Most) DOS tasks knew nothing about multitasking, so Windows would give them a time slice and then rip it away again a short time later.
Proper Windows tasks were expected to play nicely by handling an event and then returning control to the OS.
I used to use Windows 3.1 mostly to run multiple DOS programs on one PC.
Typically I would have one or two copies of vi running, a command line make and a terminal emulator connected to the embedded device that I was building.
Same thing I used to do at university by using 4 smart terminals angled towards me.
It spans the whole Earth, from Arizona to the South Pole. I wonder what the Canadians have to say about that comment?
Religious? When did Greenpeace become religious?
From past experience, simulators are great for replicating known scenarios (including a limited set of failure scenarios).
But real, physical things will fail in strange ways that are hard to predict or can be hard to simulate.
Eg, perhaps some of them have a slight tendency to lean to the left (uneven legs during manufacturing), some of them might be intermittently blind on the right side but only when turning right (maybe manufacturing machine leaves a dry joint when soldering the right sensor, not found during stationary testing), parts start to fail intermittently as they age, the vibration of 10 neighbours is enough to cause trouble to one robot equi-distance from them all, etc.
Making it much easier to read the 3 characters that fit on the 5" screen...
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Uncertain fortune is thoroughly mastered by the equity of the calculation. - Blaise Pascal