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Comment Re:And I keep coming back to my same question (Score 1) 693

You don't seem to understand what "settled" means. "Settled" doesn't mean that new evidence is rejected;

Apparently you don't understand how the AGWCC folk intend to use the term settled science, as we can see new evidence contrary to their pet positions being consistently and continually rejected, even to the point now that they want to use USA RICO law to persecute those who have the temerity to hold an opposing position.

Comment Re:Saw this coming years ago. (Score 1) 204

Telco carriers have known the problem of the last mile to the house for many decades. In fact, this very issue of the extraordinary cost of stringing wire to every home scuttled the proposed merger of MCI & British Telecom about 20 years ago. I laughed heartily when I heard Google claim they could drastically reduce the cost of laying fibre to the house, when recalling how MCI declared to Congress it would cost $900M/annually to attempt to break into the local telephone market, this back in the 90's when copper was still vying with fibre, which scared off BT to let Worldcom swoop in and wreck MCI.

Seems Google/Alphabet/xyz-eieio have suddenly got religion on the money sink that they embarked upon.

Comment Re:You are wrong. Elon is right. (Score 1) 270

Toyota took some supersize lumps a few years ago when their sedans were suspected of uncontrollable runaway acceleration, leading to deadly crashes. They were hammered daily for many months as their engineers desperately looked for why their vehicles, particularly the favorite Camry, would suffer these episodes. I never saw the chief of Toyota accusing the press of bad reporting. Elon is likely trying to create a diversion to distract people noticing that it is quite a colossal challenge to scale up from manufacturing a few thousand vehicles per year to 500k by 2018.

Comment Re:So a guy that runs a ride sharing company. (Score 1) 274

Once the driver is gone, the price will fall dramatically.

Yeah, that'll be the day. No, the price won't fall dramatically, indeed it will like increase so as to expand the revenue stream for Lyft/Uber/XYZ.

Also, think of all those drivers who will now be out of work, the shared ride service drivers, regular taxi drivers, bus drivers, delivery drivers, over the road truckers. How are they gonna afford the nominal $10 bucks a ride, presuming the price stays the same?

Comment Re:So what was the prior feature? (Score 1) 160

Fatal driver-piloted automobile crashes make the news every single day of the year, usually several times each day. No matter what software update is disseminated by Tesla Motors, there will always be a bug or fault that can and will lead to another fatal crash. Just a matter of time.

Comment Re:Apple is being weird and annoying (Score 1) 771

... has only one single usb-c port and no other ports. You can call this strategy brilliant but in practice this means that people have to buy an extra adapter to connect all their peripherals to the one single usb-c port.

what about daisy-chaining like we used to do with SCSI? of course, all peripherals will have to be built with a pair of usb-c ports, increasing the cost

Comment Re:Needs municipal class action (Score 1) 767

No, a road atlas or street map are designed to direct drivers along any road marked on the map. DUH! Every city I have moved into, one of my first tasks is to go to the local auto club and obtain the free maps or buy the Rand-McNally Thomas guide and learn the lay of the land, identifying all the routes accessible for me to get around to work, play, shop, eat, etc. This was decades before online map software, and nobody gave me approval to drive through the streets in any town that are open public roadways.

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