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Comment Re:Er (Score 1) 559

I hope you are wrong. We let people buy chainsaws and circular saws, and people get hurt and/or killed by them. We don't hold manufacturers responsible because we expect people to know how they work and how to handle them. If Tesla explains the feature at the time of purchase, it is the owner's responsibility to know how to operate the vehicle. Period.

Comment Re: Er (Score 1) 559

Fail-safe is great, but this is not a case where fail-safe would have helped. After all, the autopilot didn't think it was failing. And what does an aircraft's autopilot do when it detects conditions it can't handle? It hands control over to the pilot. If the Tesla had done that, the result would likely have been identical, because a few seconds before the crash is not enough time for someone not paying any attention to grasp the situation and make a decision.

Comment Re: Er (Score 4, Insightful) 559

Stupid people are why my daughter's scooter has a single warning label on it: THIS PRODUCT MOVES WHEN USED.

People are in an automobile that doesn't drive itself, but for some reason think an autopilot will let them sleep during the trip. It's a sad part of reality that people with enough money to buy a Tesla can be so stupid as to not listen to any instruction or learn about the unique features of their purchase. Darwin Award indeed.

Comment Re:I'm disturbed... (Score 1) 202

Has anyone told those in power that AS (and equally '1984', 'BNW', Animal Farm, etc) was/were NOT intended as instructions?

This kind of phrase has always seemed stupid to me. Those with power have been acting this way for millennia. None of them need to read AS or 1984 to get these ideas. Being able to think of and act on such ideas is exactly how they get into power in the first place. Those books described reality; they didn't precede it.

Comment Re:Some Irony There... (Score 4, Insightful) 202

The GP meant that RIM handing over the keys are not why businesses have abandoned BB. I agree with the nice Coward. Businesses have abandoned BB because everyone wants iPhones or Android phones. They have more apps, and they work with whatever computer you have at home. Whatever BB has done is too little, too late.

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