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Comment Re: Wow... (Score 1) 219

Umm, no, it's you who fails at contextual comprehension.

The idea that a pedestrian has to cross in a marked crossing in every situation is a stupid one, and people who espouse it are both stupid and ignorant. As stated in my quotation above, in several states a pedestrian can cross anywhere at need.

In none of my comments did I say pedestrians are limited to crossing anywhere. I did note, however, that the only places they are granted exclusive Right of Way are in crosswalks. I even made it explicit that when not crossing at cross walks traffic has the exclusive Right of Way in most cases, which does NOT say that a pedestrian is never allowed to cross.

Perhaps you should familiarize yourself with the other comments on this story before you leave comments that prove that you are experiencing verbal diarrhea.

I don't care what you said elsewhere in the comments. I was addressing what you said to me, after you almost seemingly intentionally misconstrued what my post said. All you have done so far is try to weasel your way around every refutation against what you stated wrongly. Admit that you made a mistake and move on.

Anyways, I am done here. Have a good day.

Comment Re: Wow... (Score 1) 219

Minnesota:

Subd. 3.Crossing between intersections. (a) Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or at an intersection with no marked crosswalk shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway . [1]

D.C. :

Stop - controlled or
uncontrolled intersection
Pedestrians may cross the roadway within a marked or unmarked crosswalk. However,
no pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb, safety platform, safety zone, loading
platform or other designated place of safety and walk or turn into the path of a vehicle
which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.
[2]

Crossing at spots other than crosswalks - If a pedestrian crosses a roadway at any point other than in a marked crosswalk at an
intersection, the pedestrian shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle
[2]

[1] https://www.revisor.mn.gov/sta...
[2] http://ddot.dc.gov/sites/defau...

Parts bolded for reference.
Hmm, who doesn't know the law properly?

Comment Re: Wow... (Score 5, Informative) 219

Actually it is mostly the pedestrians fault, according to the way the story reads. Both parties may have been semi-distracted, but the pedestrian only has the right of way under certain circumstances, as detailed below. From what data we have available the pedestrian walked out in front of the vehicle with only enough room for computer assisted braking to save him from being struck.

Pedestrians only have the right of way:

by almost, if not all laws written, 1: in a marked cross walk ( convenient how this is left off in the quote all the time, no? ) and 2: only when it is safe for them to cross.

For number 2, many states have it written into the lawbooks that pedestrians who dart out in front of cars when the driver does not have an adequate and reasonable means of stopping have given up their right of way, and have actually committed a cite-able violation themselves. Many times, also, crossing outside of marked crosswalks is "at will" as well, with absolutely no expectation of having a right of way.

Comment Only one? (Score 1) 325

Meh,why not.

Main workstation / gaming:

i5 4590, 32GB RAM, reference GTX980, 128GB OS drive, 8TB ( currently, some disks are down and haven't been replaced yet ) of spinning rust storage. All run on a Server2k12R2 workstation. Razer Mech keyboard.

Also running 3+ Linux VMs and one FreeBSD VM at all times. Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom almost always running.
Hooked up to a Sony Bravia 40" 1920x1080 color corrected TV for display

Mobile workstation:

Lenovo with an i5 and 16GB RAM, hooked up to who knows what display since laptop displays generally suck. Still running Windows 8.1.
2x 1TB spinning rust drives.

Highly mobile laptop for Word / excel / taking Photoshop / Lightroom along:

2014 Retina Macbook Pro with 4GB RAM and an i5. Usually has some type of external storage hanging out of it since the internal drive is only 128GB. Fuck El Capitan, still running Yosemite.

Comment Re:Blatant misrepresentation once again. (Score 1) 523

Uh, no.

Can we please get rid of the brain-damaged stupid networking comment
syntax style, PLEASE?

Pretty damn easy to understand that the syntax is "stupid and brain-damaged" is being said, and not that the writers are stupid or brain-damaged.

So, who again is the "stupid fucking idiot"?

Comment Re:Nice release (Score 1) 111

Should be the same as KDE 3.x / 4.x was - I haven't had a chance to try the 5.x releases yet.... its a global thing, not a dolphin setting. For some reason the defaults are for single clicking to open everything.

KMenu > settings > systemsettings > input devices > mouse tab ( assuming you right clicked the menu and told it to use classic style, otherwise just search for systemsettings in the newer style menu )

Select the radio button by " Double click to open files and folders ( single click to select first)".

Comment Re:No money was won. (Score 1) 80

Heh, some places the Yakuza don't even bother with that whole setup.

I was in Japan last year and stopped at a Pachinko after several friends recommended trying just to say I did. Holy hell are those places noisy!
  Got a magnetic card with my winnings afterwards and had to go to a sketchy shack right in the parking lot, a shack that only had a slot barely big enough for a hand to fit through. Took the card through the slot, and handed out the money at the same time.

Comment Re:Math Doesn't Add Up (Score 1) 144

You have no idea what the fuck you are talking about. Period.

An engine brake shuts off fuel and closes one set of valves, to slightly raise compression in the pistons. There is no way in hell the engine heats up MORE by only compressing air, than by compressing air + fuel and then having the fuel BURN AND EXPLODE.

About the only thing you had right was that engine brakes don't recover energy. And even there the engine COOLS and dumps remaining heat through the normal cooling system, so you were more than half-wrong.

And yeah, I know what I am talking about, I drove truck for more than 8 years. If your rig is running hot, hope you can find a hill to jake down since a good long one will dump off 60-80+ degrees from your engine easily. Hell even just downshifting to a turn from highway speed can lower higher than normal highways temps by 20+ degrees.

Comment Re:Can we get them to remove other annoyances? (Score 1) 190

How about removing all the so-called 'telemetry' and other privacy-invading malware bullshit and return control of peoples' computers to the people who own and operate them? Or will not being assholes cut into your profit margin too much?

Telemetry would be fine if we could trust that it was completely non-identifying . Telemetry is how they knew almost no one was using this "feature" after all.
  I don't trust them to not make use of identifying stuff and / or using and selling the info to advertisers though. Anything more than "this feature is being used, and that one isn't" with no machine / personal identification is too much. I can understand wanting to know about how many OS installs there are and how many times each feature is enabled / disabled, but knowing all emails / keystrokes / files / or whatever else MS has been caught snooping in is taking it way, WAY to far.

Comment Re:Finally (Score 3, Insightful) 319

The processors they are dropping support for, according to the mailing list, are approximately from the Windows 95 era of computing.... AMD K6 ( a tad newer ) and Intel Pentium / Pentium W/ MMX. That's Win9.x era hardware that even if you could get XP to boot on, it wouldn't be a fun experience.

Frankly I don't know how anyone is still running a usable system on that ancient of hardware without custom tuning the hell out of their kernel and applications anyway, as those systems had extremely small amounts of RAM.

Comment Re:The 'real market value of his work' is irreleva (Score 1) 254

How exactly is this excessive? Did you even read the admittedly horrible engrish translation of what actually happened?

The hotel paid him for photos in 2011. The hotel was to be able to use these photos on their website, and internal printings no larger than A5, and for no more than 3 years.

In 2016 the hotel was caught still using the images. In 2016 the hotel was also finally noticed claiming copyrights that they do not own and licensing / selling "their" copyrights worldwide[1]. To add insult to injury, the hotel then offers him 750 euros, but said that if he took that money the hotel could use the photos for another two years.

So not only did the hotel violate his copyright, the hotel also violated the contract they had with him as well. The hotel absolutely should be slapped with a large enough judgement against them that they feel it. Not only because they violated several laws, but as an example ( and precedent ) to other large corporations that they are not above the law, and will be accountable for their actions.

[1] This directly harmed the photographer. He did neither got paid for this work, nor attribution so he could further his career. He very well may have gotten a large sum of money if all of these magazines / newspapers had licensed these images from him, as well as the future profits from name recognition.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 127

Honestly, and I don't know if this is still the case but, how about when "upgrading" to the newest release the recommended way is to reinstall the damn system since their update methods are / were nowhere near reliable enough.

I'll take Debian thanks, upgrading from release to release is easily do able, with well documented errata and workarounds posted.

Then there is the fact that they feel the need to take Debian UNSTABLE, screw around with it a bit and probably introduce some extra bugs, and then call it STABLE software at 1/4 the time Debian or RedHat - actual stable systems releasers - usually takes.

Comment Re:Save money (Score 5, Informative) 474

To be fair to the BART designers though, If I designed something that lasted twice a long as specced and carried four times the passenger load, I'd be pretty happy.

Actually it is closer to 30 times the passenger load, TFS lists the original spec of 100k / week , with todays usage of 430k / day ... or ~3 million / week.

Comment Re:Bah - they're just plugins, and no Linux. (Score 2) 52

CS2 won't help here, the earliest release supported by these plugins is CS4.

Windows Requirements ( mostly the same as Mac except Mac is only supported 10.7.5 - 10.10 ) :
Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8
Adobe Photoshop CS4 through CC 2015
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 through 13 (apart from HDR Efex Pro 2, which is not compatible with Photoshop Elements)
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 through 6/CC

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