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Comment Re:Er (Score 1) 599

my point is how can you call this an "autopilot"

In the same sense that a plane autopilot is an autopilot? Ie it keeps you on the course and speed you set it at but doesn't do much else. It's perhaps odd that people interpret "autopilot" as meaning "self driving", it's probably called autopilot precisely because it isn't self driving.

Comment Re:Collision avoidance, not autopilot (Score 1) 219

Tesla's Autopilot isn't auto-pilot either. It's collision avoidance, radar cruise control and lane-keep-assist.

That seems broadly analogous to what Autopilot in a airplane does (though I'm not sure airplanes actively avoid collsions, autopilot typically just manages air speed and heading).

What do you expect "Autopilot" to do?

Comment Re:So what is YOUR plan? (Score 1) 406

Look up "IRA, Terror Campaign, History of". Also a few reference to mass- and targeted murders by members of certain sects of the Christian religion in the last 10 years. OK, so you don't like what I have to say. What is your solution?

Or is your solution to do nothing and ignore human history and the US Constitution?


Comment Re: older employees won't put up with abuse (Score 1) 144

This is the problem with young people: they think they are invincible, immortal, and everything they have accomplished they have done on their own.

Personally I wouldn't hire a database architect under 40, nor one who could not give me a basic history of databases back to 1960 and a description of similarities/differences across each database era.


Comment United States Mail (Score 1) 180

After the second call, stop using phone or e-mail. Send a notarized letter via US Postal Service, registered return receipt, to the CEO of the company, with a cc to the Corporate Secretary. No results, the next letter goes to the chairman of the Board of Directors audit committee. That tends to get results.


Comment Re:Why not be like Hillary? (Score 5, Insightful) 138

= = = Get your own phone, server, whatever. There are no punishments or consequences for anyone involved. = = =

Yeah, Karl Rove proved that when he routed 22 million W Administration e-mails through a Republican Party server which was claimed to have no archiving or backup process.


Comment Low quality ports seem overstated (Score 1) 142

These aren't two radically different pieces of hardware like the PS3 and PS4, it mostly looks like a bump in graphics capabilities. It seems fairly plausible that games will run well on the PS4 in HD and on the new machine at 4K. I have a PS 4 and am not particularly worried about this. Maybe if the VR is better with this on or if I decide to get a 4KTV at some point it might be worth the upgrade. Otherwise I expect to be happy with my PS4 and expect a lot of people will still continue to buy the cheaper PS4 because they only have an HD TV which will keep the PS4 as the most common PS4 platform (and therefore the one game makers consider the primary target) for quite a while.

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