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Comment So... defective? (Score 2) 39

From the TFS and TFA:

The letter and an accompanying special order demanded that Comma.ai provide the agency with information about the device and warned that the agency could prohibit the sale of the system if it were found to be defective.

So this "intervention" was simply a letter asking for information and a warning that the NHTSA could order the developer to pull their product if found to be defective -- that's it. So, they preemptively pulled their product from the US market. I can only assume the product was either vaporware or defective.

Comment Re:Apple: it just works (Score 2) 317

It's the same cable... with USB-C instead of plain USB.

Not even I thought the Reality Distortion Field had such power as to superimpose two physically disparate cables upon each other. Dear God... Apple has won. They have achieved the omnipotent powers of transfiguration. The war is lost! Open your wallets and pour out for penance!

Wait until you see the Apple certified Monster USB-C cables ...

Comment Re:Apple: it just works (Score 1) 317

Especially when you chain 37 adapters and hubs together to gain back the functionality you had just 3 years ago...

Ya, but the new iPhone is now water resistant -- so ... there.

So cutting edge. It wasn't a Kyocera Hydro VIBE -- which was certified water *proof* back in 2014 (with a headphone jack) -- that guy strapped to the handlebars of his bike to go riding in a thunderstorm in that Apple commercial -- “Practically Magic” -- which is ironic because it's neither practical or magic, just 2+ years late on a phone that costs 3 times what the VIBE did.

But I digress. The Apple stuff *is* very shiny and thin.

Comment Re:Money for nothin'... (Score 1) 107

Compare that to taxis, where in some cities you couldn't be sure whether you'd be robbed or raped when taking a ride. Uber solves this problem, at least mostly.

Is there a place on the app for noting that you got raped or robbed, or do you just leave a comment and rating?

Got robbed: 1 star

Comment Re:how about 4A (Score 1) 430

A: "Sorry, it's not my safe - I only house it for a friend."
Cop: "Who's your friend"
A: "I'd take the 5th on that".

Off topic, but your comment reminded me of this exchange from the movie, The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) with Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau:

  • Clouseau: Does your dog bite?
  • Hotel Clerk: No.
  • Clouseau: [bowing down to pet the dog] Nice doggie.
  • [Dog barks and bites Clouseau in the hand]
  • Clouseau: I thought you said your dog did not bite!
  • Hotel Clerk: That is not my dog.

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