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Comment Re:Can someone explain the appeal of this game? (Score 1) 79

Now that I think about it, geocaching is a really good way to put it.

A local flower shop has a cool mouse statue in back that I never knew about until GO happened. On top of that, I learned some local history and finally realized that some of the headstones were hand-carved when I visited the Cemetery at night trying to back up the gym there.

And, after the GO side of things, I looked around and noticed the South side was full of solar LED landscape lights, while the North side had very few. Exploring, I found the earliest departure date was in 1986 among those who had the lights in the North. It was more a matter of having living family members, but seeing those later dates nestled among much earlier dates made me realize the burial plots had been reserved far in advance.

Comment Slippery slope? (Score 3, Interesting) 297

When one attempts to make something idiot-proof, nature builds a better idiot. Not necessarily true, but we live in world where innovators are hampered by the chance of being sued by idiots who just-don't-listen.

"Fire is hot", "peanuts may contain peanuts", "online play not rated", "cruise control is not auto-pilot", "autopilot is experimental", etc.

Beta-testing is work.

What I wonder is whether the automated steering fights the driver if said driver takes over to correct a computational error.

Comment After watching my mother deal with it... (Score 1) 262

I'm refusing treatment for anything other than skin cancer.

No thanks. Quality of life and burning cash reserves are both big deals to me.

My mother's body was so far gone she couldn't even donate it to science like she wanted to. All they could take were her eyes (she had a cataract fixed in one, but not the other).

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