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Comment Re:We are much closer than you imagine (Score 1) 95

We are just years away from cars that work extremely well within a defined target area, like a city, or a narrowly defined route, like trucking - so companies like Uber will be the first to self driving cars and trucks on a wide scale.

Even with trucking it's still likely a decade or more away. Even then a lot of companies will probably employ drivers vs self-driving. Just a FYI, it's also a hell of an area to get into if you want to make pushing $90k/year or more at start and get everything from healthcare insurance to an actual pension(something that a lot of places don't even have). There is such a huge demand in the US for drivers that it's insane. Especially since so much of the business is pure JiT. Hell walmart in the US in a lot of places is paying $85k+10k signing bonuses for new drivers with benefits starting in the first 45 days, that's how competitive it is. Everything from free in-truck satellite TV to safety-haul driving bonuses and mileage bonuses on top of the flat salary.

Cars though? 15 years.

Comment Re:And not the first (Score 2) 38

Well you can bet that if Norway was in a perpetual state of war with Russia like S.Korea is with N.Korea they wouldn't allow exceptions either. There's a reason why they don't allow people to opt out for conscription like that there. I get the point you're trying to make, but things are fundamentally different when the nearest country is the one you've been at war with for 50+ years.

Comment Re:It's about landmass (Score 1) 450

Because you can't recharge an electric car? Without defining your argument it's hard to put any stock in your comment. Come back when you put more thought into it.

Sure you can. But there are far fewer spots where you can recharge them, and then there's the cases where assholes just leave their cars for a few hours and clog up the spots for other people. Then there's the lack of places you can charge within the vehicles range, and it kinds goes on from there.

Comment And not the first (Score 1) 38

And not the first, or last. The absolute amount of bullshit that's gone on in S.Korea in the last decade should be a warning to people of just how bad things can get. The entire case that triggered this has pretty much everything from bribery to handing off classified information, cronyism at levels that would make the most corrupt politician drool and add in a dose of literally following a cult and implementing those ideas on an unwilling population? Oh yeah, this isn't even close to being over yet. Haven't even touched on the whole "possession of erotica can get you sent to jail" stuff, which was one of those great cultist ideas.

Comment Re: Bad headline (Score 1) 70

Move to Barrie it's nice here and only a 1 hour commute. Toronto is a shit hole full of cunts anyways.

If I had to work in Toronto like I did nearly a decade ago I would. Last sentence is spot on as well, luckily I only need to drive in once every 3-4 months to see a neurologist for my spine. Gotta love that free healthcare. It's only a 2-hr trip from the southwestern part of the province, so there is that.

Comment Re:Good News, but ... (Score 0) 70

So let's get this straight. Your point is true when you lived in an apt, which is specifically built for people who enter the country to work there. It was true at the absolute elite places of education, it was true at those government-sponsored wifi locations which require specific access in rich areas. And it was true in the hotel that's built to cater to outsiders(again the rich elite). All while ignoring or burying your head in the sand that this doesn't apply to any of you, because you're the catered elite within the country. And the article doesn't apply to you, it applies to those who aren't the elite inside the country. Which has very nice, filtered and email which is spied upon by the government.

This is the same reason I can get unfiltered internet at our companies compound in the UAE. But not with a home connection if I lived there and was a citizen. Unless I too was an elite, and could pay for it. Strange how that works isn't it?

So yeah, this isn't a meme. You're part of the elite there, and didn't realize it.

Comment Re:Or just go back to the way things were before (Score 1) 5

This is personal to me. A friend I knew in high school, went into the service with, and kept in touch with couldn't afford insurance and caught appendicitis. It ruined his credit and nearly his family. In 1992 when he had a heart attack, he just laid down and died rather than calling 911.

That's what happens in the US when you work full time and can't afford insurance.

Comment Re:Bad headline (Score 1) 70

And it has wheels if you ever need to move it.

Oh boy. Reminds me of the elitists in Toronto talking about their great apartments that cost $1500/mo and they have 350sqft. What's the difference between one in Toronto and Woodstock? $750/mo and 800sqft. And you still have to commute 2hrs every morning.

Comment Re:Good News, but ... (Score -1, Troll) 70

Let's see how long it takes for the government to start shutting down access to those that are accessing the "wrong" type of information.

There is mandatory filtering, censorship, snooping, and strict access control to websites already. Outside of N.Korea, it's one of the most censored and controlled systems around far outstripping China.

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