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Comment Re:74 at time of crash (Score 1) 309

I'm not so sure that a simple software fix can fix it. Some key notes:

About 4:40 p.m. eastern daylight time on Saturday, May 7, 2016, a 2015 Tesla Model S, traveling eastbound on US Highway 27A (US-27A), west of Williston, Florida, struck and passed beneath a 2014 Freightliner Cascadia truck-tractor in combination with a 53-foot semitrailer. At the time of the collision, the combination vehicle was making a left turn from westbound US-27A across the two eastbound travel lanes onto NE 140th Court, a local paved road. As a result of the initial impact, the battery disengaged from the electric motors powering the car. After exiting from underneath the semitrailer, the car coasted at a shallow angle off the right side of the roadway, traveled approximately 297 feet, and then collided with a utility pole. The car broke the pole and traveled an additional 50 feet, during which it rotated counterclockwise and came to rest perpendicular to the highway in the front yard of a private residence. The 40-year-old male driver and sole occupant of the Tesla died as a result of the crash.

US-27A is a four-lane highway with a posted speed limit of 65 mph. A 75-foot-wide median separates the two eastbound lanes from the two westbound lanes. Additionally, at the uncontrolled intersection with NE 140th Court, both eastbound and westbound lanes incorporate left turn lanes, allowing for a median opening of about 132 feet. At the time of the crash, it was daylight with clear and dry weather conditions.

Eastbound. Afternoon. May. Aka, the sun was right behind him. Clear and bright outside. This is a perfect recipe for light-colored objects ahead to be overexposed, against other overexposed objects, potentially including the road and the sky. If you have a big block of RGB(255,255,255), how do you determine the boundaries? The best you can do is recognize that it's a threat and disable autopilot, while warning the driver.

A more appropriate solution, if this was indeed the case, would be a hardware fix: read the *raw* data from the camera. A potential alternative, if the frame exposure time can be adjusted, would be to read out alternating short and long exposure frames and combine them.

Comment Re:Who cares..?? (Score 1) 576

And if enough retards like you do what you are proposing to do, Trump gets elected and appoints ultra conservative justices to The Supreme Court. Do you have any idea how badly that is going to fuck things up for this country?

He should, he's old enough to vote and therefore has seen exactly what it's like to have a supreme court stacked with ultra-conservatives.

Comment Re:Who cares..?? (Score 5, Insightful) 576

No conspiracy necessary. His campaign is over, he didn't get the nomination, now he's recommending that his supporters make the best of a bad situation and elect a ho-hum stay-the-course centrist, the only candidate who can realistically win enough votes to keep a bigoted, inept and childish protofascist from winning the presidency.

If you have to step in a dog turd to dodge a bullet, you do it. It's the smart and sensible choice.

Comment Re:Now is the time to sue them (Score 1) 377

If he really believes that is the intent, now is the time to sue them, claiming they are abusing their monopoly position. That is the heart of his claim.

Well I'm getting my popcorn over the entire thing. Then again, a lot of gamers said "Fuck you" to Epic when they decided to dump the PC for consoles. A keen reminder that it was PC's that made their company, and now he's there whining because consoles are on the decline while gaming PC's are climbing. Lot of people see this as him trying to rebuild his credibility because he decided to bet on the wrong horse in this race.

Comment Re:Wrong solution (Score 4, Insightful) 163

Considering that many forests have a burn/repopulate phase that's probably one of the best solutions. Otherwise you start seeing what we have now, uncontrollable wildfires that spring up and eat decades of dead matter that have been left collecting because there haven't been fires to burn it up. There's parts of forests in western Canada where pine needles and other materials are nearly 2' deep. All that's going to take is one good strike from lightening and it'll burn out of control, and of course be increased by the number of dead/dying trees due to pine beetle infestations.

Comment Re:Because money (Score 1) 268

I own property in a very heavy democrat leaning area in Florida(Hillsborough and Polk Counties), I was just down there doing some prep work for the storm season and to leave keys with one of my friends down there in case they need to board up the house. Everywhere I went those democrats that I know, the areas that were democrats it's Trump. Even the die hard supporters after finding out about the leaks have swung Trump. They believe that neither the DNC or Clinton have their interests at heart and believe that Trump while not the best choice is a gigantic middle finger to the entire elitist establishment. And boy are people pissed at the establishment, especially those who've been out of work for 3+ years or had their jobs replaced by H1B's.

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