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Comment Turkish dorkery is off the charts ... (Score 1) 45

Living in Germany turks and people of turkish descent are a part of everyday life. We've got roughly 3 Million people with turkish heritage, many in 2nd and 3rd generation, and turkish is the second most spoken language here.

What I've long since discovered is that when Turks go dorky, they clear the bar for dorkyness in an instant.
The video and the tacky pseudo-transformer it features is about as turkish as it gets in that regard. :-)

Comment On a sidenote: (Score 1) 274

If you don't know what you're doing, you might want to stear clear of blackbox devices in your private LAN.
I personally wouldn't trust an IOThingie that I didn't build myself with a Rasberry Pi, Arduino or something.

Oh, and not being able to find out if your device is part of a botnet counts as 'not knowing what you're doing'.

My 2 Eurocents.

Comment Destroys Rasberry Pi? (Score 1) 205

You mean the board actually stood up, walked over to the Rasberry Pi standing nearby and crushed it to pieces? ...
What happend to normal sentences like "Runs XYZ benchmark 5 times faster than the Rasberry Pi using half the energy" or something like that?
Is this the effect the US political debate has on language? Probably.

Comment The more efficient a system gets ... (Score 1) 108

... the more fragile it becomes.

Hanjin - a major korean shipping corp recently gone bankrupt - has massive containerships standing at sea, not allowed to run into harbours because the harbour authorities are afraid they won't see their fees. As a result, companies relying on their shipments done with Hanjin are on the brink of bankruptcy, because they can't deliver. And on it goes down the foodchain.

This is what happens if you cut it too thin and expect dirt-cheap stuff and services everywhere, every time and all the time. Same with Uber, Lyft, MyHammer and now this. This sort of race for the bottom line will end up with deflation and eventually a lot of companies and individuals going out of business.

Comment Digital Homicide is known for this. (Score 3, Informative) 194

Digital Homicide is known for this type of shit. I have lost count of the times Jim Sterling has brought them up whenever they were screwing around again.

It would be nice to see Valve/Steam finally getting up to some quality management and start kicking out the assholes and doucebags. Digital Homicide is a very good start.

Comment And that's where you are wrong. (Score 0) 274

Anyone who believes this is a fool. So-called 'self driving cars' are NOT going to be capable or safe to be unattended anytime in the next 5 years, or 10 years, or 20 years, because we do not have true AI and will not have true AI until we understand how our own brain works.

You're wrong. We don't need AI for self-driving cars. (You might call it AI, but that's another, academic discussion)
What we need is cars that can drive themselves better than humans can. And those already exist. Even with Teslas mislabled autopilot and that one weird accident that happened due to wrong/irresposible handling of the car counted in, the death quota per kilometer is half that of human drivers. And that's in a definitely non-selfdriving car you can by right now in any mid-sized to large city.

I suggest you get up-to-date on things.

You're welcome.

Comment This is beyond silly. (Emacs user here) (Score 1) 131

In the war between Emacs and Vi I come down on Emacs' side, but this is beyond silly.
And it goes to show that the GTK version is as pointless as I make it out to be. I only use Emacs in the CLI, and if I even chose to set up a speedy minimal linux system emphasising the CLI I will run it in CLI mode.

I've seen a lot of silly stuff come out of the Emacs camp, but adding webkit to Emacs take the nonsense to a new level in my book.

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