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Comment Will make very little difference (Score 1) 278

Dryland farming on flat land in Saskatchewan, Canada already is down to about 1 human per 5000 acres (20 square kilometres) due to the use of very large equipment that can till, seed and harvest hundreds of acres per day. Since you're always going to have to have a human in the loop somewhere just to give commands and monitor the robots that ratio probably isn't going to change much whether the equipment is automated or just very large.

Comment Re:What does this even mean ? (Score 1) 367

If there's a reasonable possibility of kids jumping in front of your car and you can't avoid the kids when they do, then you were driving too fast, period.

That means you shouldn't be driving any faster than 20 mph beside parked cars or on any road that has kid-hiding obstacles within 3 feet of your lane.

Self-driving cars will limit themselves to 20 mph in such a situation for that reason, and that's going to piss a lot of people off.

Comment Re:The elephant i (Score 2) 89

The 1060 is faster the 480 in old games. However newer games will use technologies like asynchronous DX12 and Vulkan. Ashes of the Singularity and Hitman are good examples of the former, and the Vulkan build of Doom is a good example of the latter.

The 480 is faster than the 1060 in those 3 games. Doom/Vulkan is a *lot* faster on the 480.

Comment Re:Sharing is a business now? (Score 1) 103

If you read the Napster business plan from 2001, it seems very similar to that of Spotify: $10 for unlimited music streams. If they would have jumped on board everybody would be using it and the studios would be making money hand over fist.

Instead most people listen to their music on Youtube or ad-supported Spotify, which pays a pittance compared to the paid Spotify.

Comment Re:Crappy Music (Score 4, Interesting) 207

"I do not care, I only listen to the good stuff which is usually at least ten years old but more often older."

You're falling prey to Sturgeon's law: "90% of everything is crap". It's just that with the old stuff, the crap has been rightfully forgotten. There's lots of good new music, you just need to find a good way to filter out the crap.

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