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Comment Re:Wealth inequality is a symptom, not the disease (Score 0) 429

Fascinating how you completely miss the problem. The problem is that in the US the fantastically rich get admired. There is no sane reason to do so. You can only get fantastically rich by inheriting (not your accomplishment) or reducing a lot of people from middle-class to poor.

Comment Re:Oh please (Score 1) 193

And there we have the core problem: Clueless language designers with big egos. A segfault is like scramming a reactor. It is an absolute least resort, it may do significant damage, it is always a sign of something having gone terribly wrong and it should never, ever happen in normal operation.

Comment Re:Oh please (Score 0) 193

Very much this. PHP is a language for idiots that have no clue they are idiots. It is designed by the same class of people, as it ignores most, if not all, principles of good language design.

Without a large group of people that consider themselves "coders", but are anything but (unless you include the lowest level of amateur-activity) a language like PHP would never have stood any chance. It is just too much of an insult to anybody with real skills in the area.

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College Senior Turns His Honda Civic Into a Self-Driving Car Using Free Hardware, Software (technologyreview.com) 125

holy_calamity writes: University of Nebraska student Brevan Jorgenson swapped the rear-view mirror in his 2016 Honda Civic for a home-built device called a Neo, which can steer the vehicle and follow traffic on the highway. Jorgenson used hardware designs and open-source software released by Comma, a self-driving car startup that decided to give away its technology for free last year after receiving a letter asking questions about its functionality from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Jorgenson is just one person in a new hacker community trying to upgrade their cars using Comma's technology. "A Neo is built from a OnePlus 3 smartphone equipped with Comma's now-free Openpilot software, a circuit board that connects the device to the car's electronics, and a 3-D-printed case," reports MIT Technology Review. The report notes that Neodriven, a startup based in Los Angeles, has recently started selling a pre-built Neo device that works with Comma's Openpilot software, but it costs $1,495.

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