Insurance for life on Autopilot safety features? Whose life? Mine, or the car's?
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I like how everybody here understands sarcasm.
what's the point of a navigation app without real time traffic?
The point is to navigate you from point A to B. Just like it was for every single GPS navigation device people had before we switched to using smart phones. Real-time traffic is a nice feature, but by no means a necessity.
Hahaha... Disregard that. I suck cocks.
I get the reference. I guess slashdotters don't read bash.org anymore?
We get hail storms, tornadoes, heat waves, flooding, and blizzards here.
In $DEITY's name, where the hell do you live? WHY are you still living there?
That describes a huge portion of the central USA and Canada. I live in Chicago, we get all of that. When I lived in LA we had earthquakes, mudslides, fires, riots, kale shortages, etc. In Florida it was hurricanes, flooding, lightning storms, and elderly drivers. Every place has its disasters.
I think that and similar humanity-caused, humanity-ending disasters are unlikely, but I am an inveterate optimist.
I misread that as "I am an invertebrate optimist."
I have a backup phone with Ting, and am this close to switching over. I just have to disentangle our multiple lines from our T-Mobile family plan in a coordinated fashion.
Naturally I commented before RTFA. T-Mobile was doing exactly this, see CheeseTroll's comment below.
Yeah, same here. We have a 3GB/line plan, but they've always been clear that you can use more than that but at a slower speed. I've only ever seen marketing to this effect. Were they offering something somewhere without including that disclaimer? That'd be surprising to hear, as they're generally quite up-front about the conditions. As for those saying "unlimited means unlimited, and any limit of any kind means they're lying", well, no, they've specifically said the amount of data is unlimited, not the speed. Two different things.
More worrisome to me is that they just announced they're going to implement throttling of wi-fi tethered data when the network gets "busy", which seems a clear violation of net neutrality. What happened, T-Mobile? You use to be cool!
Here is the argument that the DOL is making:
"For the QA Engineer position, from a pool of more than 730 qualified applicants, approximately 77% of whom were asian, Palantir hired six non-Asian applicants and only one Asian applicant. The adverse impact calculated by OFCCP exceeds three standard deviations. The likelihood that this result occurred according to chance is approximately one in 741.
That is, they are making an argument (in statistical terms) about random samples from the population of applicants, and that argument is utterly wrong.
So if I understand correctly, the DOL is saying that when presented with qualified candidates of this racial distribution, the odds that the "best 7" would consist of one Asian and six non-Asians are 1 in 741? As far as odds go, that's not so low as to be mathematically impossible. Consider the number of companies hiring for a position at any given time, and the odds of one of those companies facing a 1-in-741 scenarios is not that low. I think you'd need to actually examine the particulars of the applicants to determine whether the chosen candidates were not actually a better choice in some way than those not chosen, but allowing the federal government to nitpick individual candidate evaluations is a can of worms. Absent actual material evidence, a statistical analysis is not evidence of wrongdoing. Stranger things have happened.
This isn't to say they didn't do anything wrong, just that "there's a 0.135% chance you're not racist" shouldn't be enough for a conviction.
I think in this case, the nature of the food is part of the appeal. It's a niche product, sure, but if people are buying SOYLENT then they expect a certain unidentifiable blandness to it. That's kind of the point.
97% Formerly affected customers, 3% corn syrup.
That's what I think of every time I see "made from 35% post consumer content".
Machines take me by surprise with great frequency. - Alan Turing