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Comment Re:Why should? (Score 1) 96

Because death by airplane crash is more exotic than death by car crash.

More like it is so rare AND so many people die that the news organizations play it over and over and Over and OVER and OVER!!!

Now imagine if those news organizations gave that same coverage to every single car crash (with a fatality).

The news would be nothing but car crashes.

And people would start to be terrified of driving anywhere.

Also TFA is incredibly stupid. His examples are meaningless in this context. An autonomous car SHOULD be able to stop itself and turn control over to a human when it encounters something it cannot handle.

And, over time, those cars WILL become more popular because the people who use them will pay lower insurance rates. That is because any accident they are in SHOULD be the fault of another driver OR the programming.

Look at the airports around Thanksgiving. They will be packed with people. Because people see the value in flying. Even when they give up control to someone else and it could result in an "exotic" death. The same with autonomous cars.

Comment Lindal cedar homes since the 1970s (Score 1) 103

Linda's cedar homes has specialized in custom homes from logs milled to perfection so that snap assemble without much nailing or insulation. They are not milled locally but that's a good thing. Shipping raw logs or having large mills distributed around the country would be more wasteful than shipping the final logs. The homes they make are stunning custom masterpeices not prefab panel houses.

Comment Re: What about the cloud? (Score 2) 29

The old guy stopped learning IT in the 1990s. The new guy understands when you want to run your app in a docker container.

And on the same subject, hey, how about that moron Harold II, for not deploying his F-14 Tomcats at the Battle of Hastings? What a maroon, eh? Right up there with Pheidippides for not just pulling out his cell phone to call Athens.

You understand, of course, that the "old guy" wrote that mess of unmaintainable scripts out of necessity? And he quite likely hasn't just let his skills atrophy, but instead, now makes even more money helping companies move away from those old messes and into something more manageable (since newbies just look at them and cry)?

Comment Re:Going out of business ... (Score 5, Interesting) 101

It's not really about the magazine anymore, nowadays they're trying to manage it as a lifestyle/luxury brand. They have branded merchandise that's highly profitable and expanding in China, for example. They're also trying to get bigger into the "online content" thing, which was being harmed by the nudity... not having nudity makes it easier for people to share stuff on Facebook or email articles to people and whatever.


Video DevOps: Threat or Menace? (Video) 29

The title above is a joke. Mostly. We've heard so much about DevOps -- good, bad, and indifferent -- from so many people who contradict each other, that we turned to Alan Zeichick, one of the world's most experienced IT analysts, to tell us what DevOps is and isn't, how it can help get work done (and done right), how it can hinder progress, and how to make sure DevOps is a help, not a hindrance, if you or your employers decide to implement DevOps yourselves at some point.

Comment Re:He hasn't been charged (Score 0) 288

By US standards, he was charged, then dismissed of the crime, and is now being tried a second time for the same crime. Almost nowhere else in the world has the strict double jeopardy laws the US has, but if we apply US standards, the charges and process are invalid many times over for many different reasons.

No - in the US, double jeopardy rights attach after voir dire, when the jury is empaneled and sworn in. There are plenty of times that charges are brought, amended, dropped, re-added, etc. before trial, and that's all irrelevant. There is nothing about Assange's case that remotely resembles double jeopardy.

Comment Re:18 million for someone that was NEVER Charged?! (Score 1) 288

That's not how things work here. The police typically interview you before charges are file. Assange has refused the interview.

No he hasn't. The Swedes are refusing to interview him in the Embassy. Now, why would that be? Think, think...

Because in Sweden, the defendant investigation is the last thing that happens before trial, and by law, trial must occur within one week?

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.