The people in to it are generally above average in an academic sense.
That usually just means that they memorized a bunch of shit in their specific field.
I know a few complete morons with masters degrees. Mostly lit or art, but that still qualifies them as "above average in an academic sense".
Smartest Motherfucker in the Universe Syndrome.
Their intelligence leads to a hubris which leads to them doing dumb shit.
That is not intelligence.
That is arrogance.
Being intelligent doesn't make one informed.
Being intelligent, means you know how to make yourself informed.
Being smart means you do it.
We are not talking about intelligent people here.
We are talking about stupid, arrogant bastards.
this metaphor is a pretty huge devaluation from the original concept.
The only unicorn i have ever seen was a mule with a strap-on dildo on his head.
To me, most of these unicorn startups look just as stupid.
There's no justifiable reason to disallow the distribution of binaries built from modified source code.
My code. My rules. That is all the justification I need.
If you don't like my rules, don't use my code.
Disallowing that isn't promoting freedom; it's eliminating freedom.
The GPL is about the freedom of the code.
with the BSD/MIT/whatever licenses the code is more Free to start with. The GPL makes sure that the code stays Free.
If you don't like the GPL, don't use it.
You just have to understand that different types of people appreciate different types of freedom.
another survey revealed that even engineers continue to be wary of fully autonomous vehicles
That statement makes it look like it is almost a surprise.
Most engineers that I know are more concerned with the problems that can arise with fully autonomous vehicles than Joe sixpack, simply because they have at least some idea of how it works.
In an uncontrolled environment, there will be something that you did not plan for, and it is just a matter of time before there the shit hits the fan.
For Joe sixpack, a computer is a magic box. They don't know how it works, and they don't care. Until something goes wrong.
a well-written book is far more immersive and detailed than a movie and has far fewer limitations
A good book is only limited by your imagination. A movie is limited by somebody else's
Our economy has become the equivalent of a luxury hotel that makes its real profits by selling copies of your credit card swipes to hackers.
It is a sleazy motel with cameras in every room, and the profits come from selling videos of you having sex, showering, and going to the toilet.
Quark! Quark! Beware the quantum duck!