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Comment Re:It's the big problem with space games (Score 2) 47

Or, if I blow up a bunch of cargo ships carrying spaceship parts...

Actually, there should be some lag, until merchants find out what's happened, and the effect should expand gradually as the news spreads. And, that means you have a window of opportunity to buy up as much of those parts as you can before prices go up, assuming that you can get your instructions to your agents fast enough.

Comment Re:The Ultimate bridge to no where (Score 1) 451

I followed that link you gave, and found something very, very interesting: the article is about transportation on an inland canal, not on the open sea, and it refers to goods transported by barge, not ship. There's a big difference, because many barges have no propulsion and are moved around by towboats.

Comment Re:They're going to be charging money for the OS s (Score 1) 295

*Shrug!* So set up a dual-boot system, defaulting to Linux. Linux can read/write Windows partitions quite well, TYVM, although the opposite isn't true. (There may be third-party software for that but if so, I'm not aware of it.)

Comment Re:Really? (Score 4, Insightful) 484

(Data syncing by default)

And thus does opt-out rear its ugly head, yet again. Not only that, if what you write is true the average user won't even know that it's happening, that they can stop it or that they have any control whatsoever over what gets sent to the cloud. Now, consider what happens when you're on limited bandwidth and you get a bill for far more traffic than you can account for. If I ran Windows (I don't.) this would be one more reason for me to avoid Windows 10 like the plague.

Comment Re:Streetlights useful to remark road in bad weath (Score 1) 304

I don't live out in the country, but I often have to drive country roads at night. Here in California, there's a white line marking the division between the road itself and the shoulder, and there's something built into the shoulder that makes it rumble when a car goes over it. This makes it much easier to stay on the road, even in rain or fog. (We don't get snow here, but I'd imagine that the sound from the shoulder would still work even if you couldn't see the line.)

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