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Comment Re:Yeah, with a fucking asterisk (Score 1) 84

Not at all, SDCs are massively safer on average and therefore massively cheaper to insure. This is a smart move into the auto insurance industry just as the old guard is about to suffer a nasty don't need sprawling insurance companies to handle the rare autonomous car crash, just a glorified legal department at an auto manufacturer. In the future, individual car crashes will be newsworthy because of their rarity, like plane crashes today.

Comment Re:We need anti-aging research (Score 1) 138

Telomeres affect the replication of DNA, not the "aging" of atoms (or molecules), which should also answer your question about eating meat. The fact that your atoms aren't aging would only be relevant if you were a nanomachine.

Adults can make a zero year old baby because aging is caused by a slowing or ceasing of cell division which is controlled by telomere shortening. Aging is not caused by damage to the genetic code itself (although older people with more genetic damage are slightly more likely to produce a baby with some kind of birth defect as a result of genetic damage).

I'm not a medical professional, I just look things up instead of spouting silly questions, same as you could.

Comment Re:== vs =, | vs ||, variable/pointer dereference (Score 1) 88

Every language I can think of has a common single-character bug. Many Microsoft SQL users routinely leave off the semicolon which terminates a statement. Sometimes that results in buggy behavior right away, sometimes not until two years later when a change is made to the *proceeding* statement.

I once accidentally put a semicolon after an "if" statement in PHP. The website ran fine for years until one day when there were no articles for the little box this code was behind. That day the whole website ate shit. At least it was an easy fix!

Comment Re:Professional attention whore strikes again (Score 1) 920

It's going to blow up in his face so bad at some point that he'll have to start fresh on a new platform where he'll have to watch what he says.

He's very much like Jeremy Clarkson. He likes to make edgy borderline racist jokes, and you can do that on your own blog, but you can only get away with doing that on a commercial mainstream show for so long before your ass gets the boot.

Welcome to capitalism, tip your waitress (so she can eat) and try the gruel!

Comment Re:Someone has been visited by an MS rep (Score 1) 557

Except Office and Outlook are better than LibreOffice and Thunderbird.
I was a hardcore OpenOffice and Thunderbird person for more than 10 years. They do work but Office and Outlook work better. I still spend 90% of my time on my Linux machine at work but I also have a Windows machine just for Outlook, Office, and Skype for Business. I still have a lot of problems with Windows like my machine dropping the network connection, getting the installing 1 of 5 updates until I restart it, and every now and then an email I send sits for a day or two before it goes out. Those issues are probably EIT's problem and the crazy level of security we have to have.
LibreOffice is pretty good but Office is still better. BTW Photoshop is also better than Gimp and you will not find a 3D FOSS CAD system that is close to SolidWorks.
If I could get Office and Skype for business on my Linux box at work I could drop the windows computer. The Outlook web interface works really well and I use that with Chrome on my Linux machine all the time.

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