Toyota's fine was not just about sticking pedals (and initially making deceptive statements about the safety of those pedals). Toyota's fine was in part for claiming that sticking pedals were the sole cause of unintended acceleration when in fact multiple defects in Toyota’s engine software directly caused at least one (decided by a jury) other crash.
This is an important safety (and technology) issue that has flown mostly under the radar. I believe that is in part because journalists and the public believe they got their answer years ago, when in fact new evidence, expert testimony, and court verdicts have come to light. I think the issue is important enough that this misconception should be corrected whenever it's reported.
My opinion, not my employer's.
I guess this isn't entirely surprising considering that "Yeti" fur has been identified as coming from the Tibertan blue bear as well. It is very interesting how closely and recently related the brown bear is to the polar bear, though, and to these mountain dwelling species as well. I did not know that. The Tibetan Blue Bear has only been rarely sighted since it was documented in the 1850s. It's not out of the question that there are other, non-classified bear relatives in the high mountains.
The Tibetan sand fox and other fox species contribute to the Yeti legend as well. They occasionally make human-like cries. Snow leopards do to. I've heard a snow leopard cry at a the Central Park Zoo; it sounded like a child shrieking only much louder and more piercing. If you heard one of these animal species during a blizzard, especially combined with certain related optical phenomena (or actually seeing a sub-species/relative of brown bear), you could get the strong impression that there was another person out there. Or something like a person but definitely not. You certainly wouldn't find a person after it had been snowing, the animal having moved on, burrowed, or appearing only as an animal.
My view's - not my employer's. I wonder when Microsoft will take a stance on the Yeti question...
It's a sequence. What is the next number in the sequence? 1,3,2... the correct answer is 4. From this we can deduce that Nintendo has a 4 dimensional game device in the works, and that it will require inter-dimensional space travel to play.
Sarah Sharp is not asking the LKML to change its behavior for her own benefit but rather for the benefit of the developers that use it. It seems like a totally reasonable request from a long-time kernel maintainer (and Linus treats it as such) unless you make the assumption that's she's only asking because she's a woman. I think too much of the commentary here is based on that assumption and the "corollary" that her comment means she can't "take the heat".
Disclaimer: I know Sarah Sharp professionally. These are my views, not my employer's (I just started as MS a few months ago).
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