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Comment Re:Immigration (Score 1) 1718

This was proven false a while back. We put a bunch of antelope in an airtight container and waited for Native Americans to spontaneously appear and hunt the antelope. They did not.

Killing two birds with one stone, after the antelope died (it being an airtight container and all), we reproduced the results of earlier spontaneous generation experiments when we failed to notice any maggots appearing on the antelope carcasses.

Comment Re:I think I am in trouble (Score 1) 208

I think what you're describing is exactly the problem. It's clear that what they're saying has meaning, and something obvious comes to mind. But what comes to mind and what they *actually do* may be vastly different. Leaving the boring details out allows the investors and consumers to imagine that something being a whole lot greater than it actually is.

Comment Patently False (Score 5, Funny) 208

To call the type of cutting edge thought leadership that we do in our particular paradigm landscape nothing more than jargon is simply unsubstantiated. By leveraging the de-facto enterprise-ready solutionspace that your clients are already engaged with, we enable your company to provide truly agile customer-driven projects that have a low ready to market to headcount ratio.

Comment Other Mammals? (Score 3, Insightful) 203

I live in Wisconsin. On the back roads, it's not uncommon to see deer attempt to cross traffic, and there are quite a few unlucky motorists who manage to hit one.

Now, if the impact doesn't kill the deer, I have an angry/terrified deer thrashing about on my hood.

If the impact *does* kill the deer, I'll need to have tags with me, since I'm now transporting a deer that I just killed.

Comment Re:Cue the Luddites (Score 2) 151

This is a remarkably thoughtful post. Thanks for the reading material on these scripts.

However...I still have to disagree with Oxford and will assert my right to resort to ad hominem attacks against them and their editors.

What I give them kudos for is that they considered a pronoun that we've had forever to be a notable word (instead of attempting to validate the dumb new made-up pronouns). I have mixed feelings about all of this crap. Our language is a living language, and as such is evolving. At the same time, get off my lawn and stop making up stupid words and abbreviating things that there is already a proper way to say. Get off my lawn!

Comment Re:This guy should be a lawyer (Score 2) 203

You've just hit on an interesting scenario that will be to Volvo's advantage.

Volvo is driving. For any accident, they accept full responsibility. However, a holy-crap scenario arises where the computer has no viable options. Clearly, Volvo is still fully accepting responsibility.

Except, in that type of scenario, I'm going to grab the wheel and try to do something. Since I've done something in this worst case scenario, their lawyers will cite the computer data indicating that 1.4 seconds before the accident, the human driver took control. Suddenly I'm at fault.

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