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Comment Re:Gotta coddle him! (Score 2) 308

Oooooh, the "teleprompter" attack. Not so popular since the 2016 Republican primaries when all the candidates were observed using Teleprompters extensively (as do all high-level executives and politicians). Still, one would have thought it would have been dropped after President Obama demolished the House Republicans in the 20-on-1 health care mini-debate. Takes some learnin' I guess.

sPh

Comment Re: Got my start with Terrapin Logo on an Apple ][ (Score 2) 68

Did you try the .OPTION commands that replaced the pokes?

The C64 port took a long time because of the reduced number of page zero registers available. The biggest problem was that location 0 and 1 were used for the parallel bus port, and there were lots of places where we assumed the CAR of NIL was NIL but instead it was random dat. I had a kernel ROM listing to help with the register usage, and later a 6510 Andy Finkel had fabbed for me to use with a logic analyzer to disassemble and set breakpoints on memory access for the 0 problem.

I never got the interrupts right for doing setspeed with the sprites... sorry about that.

Comment Re:Er (Score 1) 623

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?

sPh

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.

sPh

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