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Comment Re:Wow (Score 1) 79

Tesla ditched Mobileye, and not the other way around. Mobileye's stock went down by 10% after this. Tesla's didn't.

Welcome to slashdot, where the moderators are dumbfucks and the points don't matter. Guess what? Mobileeye ditched Tesla, to spend more time working with other manufacturers. They probably saw the writing on the wall: Tesla wants to control every part of their car internally, and working with Mobileye was just a way to get their foot in the door sooner with a product. Sooner or later, Tesla would have dropped them. While their stock has taken a big hit since the announcement, it's probably best for them in the long run. It's also great for Tesla, since they can deflect some of the blame onto their now-departed partner.

Whose stock dips after an announcement doesn't inherently tell you anything, mostly because the market is not rational.

Comment Re:Aubout AUTOPILOT name (Score 1) 79

Same happenned with Autopilot: in aviation, it is a very precise thing

Who told you that? They lied. There are lots of different things in aviation, all called autopilot. We handle the distinction by breaking autopilot devices down into classes, which are defined by capability. In fact, "autopilot" means many different things, from a simple system that can only maintain a heading to complex systems (and when I say "complex", I don't mean supercomputers, only as opposed to a function you can implement with discrete analog components, as the oldest autopilots did.

The autopilot systems on the newest commercial jets are capable of handling landings unassisted, at least, if everything is working. This is just not that hard a job any more. An Arduino with MultiWii (GPL'd) is enough to take a plane off from a field, fly waypoints and take pictures or drop bombs or what have you and then return to home and land again. And that's without any beacon signal from the ground. So clearly, the word "autopilot" covers a lot of ground.

Elon should have called it "Ship's Commander mode" (as the one which gives orders instead of holding the wheel) sound both mor awesome and a little bit less passive role for the driver.

Do you know what you call a simple computer on a boat which maintains your heading, and does nothing else? Yep, you guessed it, that's an autopilot.

The truth is that you cannot get autopilot even activated without a safety lecture, and if you willfully ignore the admonitions of the creators and then turn on a feature that is dangerous both to you and others if you misuse it, you deserve to die in a fireball and the only tragedy is that you may take others with you.

Comment Re:Wooo AstroTurfing (Score 1) 79

Musk is in some ways similar to Steve Jobs. Early on, trolls would shit over Apple products. Too expensive. Too simple. Then Jobs guided Apple to be the most profitable company in the world.

Those people weren't trolls: Jobs worshipper detected. Your turtleneck is a bit too tight this month. Those people were just wrong. They forgot that stupid people will pay to be fucked over if it gets them ooh shiny shiny.

Comment Re:Hatchet jobs aside (Score 1) 206

The problem is that the article is poop. It doesn't explain any of this. If you're going to can someone for something, then people want an explanation more nuanced than what is given in TFA. I think they deserve it, and they shouldn't depend on some random slashdotter to provide it. Frankly, the rest of us need this information so that we can make intelligent choices. If they know he's a shitheel but won't tell us specifically how, then they're doing us a disservice.

They can't tell us "what he did" but they can describe the nature of the claims against him in more detail.

Comment Re: Rule of thumb: believe the man (Score 1) 206

When you start dating you'll understand that you don't get a signed consent form when you have sex. It doesn't generally work that way.

No, it doesn't, and it's sad. The perverts often have something vaguely equivalent: a checklist of things that people are or aren't interested in, which is often handed off before playing with someone the first time. Too bad straights think that's weird.

Comment Re:Let's be certain first,.. (Score 1) 206

Combine this with "sex without condom = rape" and all the other contorted femi-nazi horse shit involved in this case, and you have to be blind to not get that something is afoot.

If you agree to purchase a car on the basis that the transmission works, and it doesn't then you've been defrauded. If you agree to have sex with someone on the basis that they wear a condom, and they don't, then you have been raped. The only question at hand when that topic arises is whether she consented to the act in the moment. If a woman can withdraw consent at any time, it stands to reason that she can also grant it. Regretting granting consent after the fact doesn't make it a nonconsensual act on the part of the other party; it makes it a regretful act on the part of the consenting party.

Comment Re:Let's be certain first,.. (Score 1) 206

Have you seen how people treated the women who made those complaints against Assange?

I have. At least one of those women was beyond suspicious, both of them withdrew their support for charges, Assange asked if he needed to stay for questioning, was told no, left, and was told to come back, etc etc. Even if Assange is a total shitheel, that whole thing stunk to high heaven. It would be shocking if it didn't make people suspicious.

Comment Re:This is why we shouldn't work with women (Score 1) 206

If he assaulted you, you should be down at the police station with wounds you received defending yourself. If you didn't defend yourself, then quit asking us to take your claims of assault seriously.

So, how many women have you psychologically abused into compliance and then raped so far?

Submission + - Getty Sued For $1 Billion For Selling Publicly Donated Photos

An anonymous reader writes: Online stock media library Getty Images is facing a $1 billion lawsuit from an American photographer for illegally selling copyright for thousands of photos. The Seattle-based company has been sued by documentary photographer Carol Highsmith for ‘gross misuse’, after it sold more than 18,000 of her photos despite having already donated them for public use. Highsmith’s photos which were sold via Getty Images had been available for free via the Library of Congress. Getty has now been accused of selling unauthorised licenses of the images, not crediting the author, and for also sending threatening warnings and fines to those who had used the pictures without paying for the falsely imposed copyright.

Comment Re:As a C programmer (Score 1) 233

You are still confusing the OS Feature with the language and not considering the language type.
Python/Haskell/Ruby/Javascript are interpreted languages. There is a OS Particular and compiled program that reads the code and performs actions based on parsing out the text. .NET/Java Compiles into byte code than a particular program executes the bytecode as it is more efficient than trying to parse the real text.
C/C++/FORTRAN.... Are Compiled. There is a program (like GCC) that will interpret the text and convert it into Machine code

These libraries are often compiled in C just because it is a popular language for compiled code. However it doesn't have to be. There are other IPC processes in the OS that we can choose to communicate with other programs so you C code can talk to a Python Program or include your favorite java library as well. As well most of the languages will allow you to go the other way as well.

However it is rather poor form to mix languages (I am of the computer science discipline), I even shy away from including standard linux libraries in a python app, because it makes your code base much more difficult to maintain having to deal with multiple compilers and complex builds and difficult to trace problems, as well harder to distribute.

But to clarify my original point about reusability it was more about the programming discipline of trying to keep your functions and methods more generic and flexible so you don't have a lot of similar functions with minor tweaks. And this isn't a rib against the language it is just the Computer Engineering programming methodology will put value in generic code but not at the expense of performance. While the Computer Science methodology will be more willing to tradeoff performance for less rewriting code in the future. These are tradeoffs that we have to choose to make, they are not necessarily better or worse but people who follow a particular discipline have formed their habits and will default to what they know. Sure with my Computer Science Discipline will have to break the rule and make a particular function for only one job because it needs to run fast because I see it is a bottleneck. And yes the Computer Engineers will make generic functions as they know it will be needed over and over again other wise they will be spending too much time coding the same stuff.

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