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Comment Re:Why is this stereotype constantly perpetuated (Score 1) 342

It isn't those 5% that define us all to the public. It is Hollywood who defines us to the public. IT guys and programmers are every bit as diverse as any other field but Hollywood doesn't like that story because Jocks do sports and Introverts do computers and Wild-Eyed Hillbillies do guns and fishing. Just like Hollywood says that Blacks and Hispanics are gangbangers and drug dealers and pimps and whores.

Never mind that half the guys I work with (programmers and IT) are avid hunters and fishers and into shooting sports and archery competitions and golfing and such.

Comment Re:Tab users are subhuman (Score 1) 342

The point is that if everyone sets up to save tabs and uses the tab, then everyone can decide for themselves how many spaces a tab represents, at least with a modern IDE like Visual Studio since 2003 or earlier. Unix crap may not be as nice to work with, I haven't cared about vi for decades.

Comment Wait (Score 1) 170

So, they showed that C)2 can be crystallized in a couple of years instead of thousands of years and the best people can come up with is "maybe this is viable"? How about, maybe the belief about it taking millions or hundreds of millions of years to produce oil and coal is just crap because we now have proof that it doesn't?

Comment Re:Look people (Score 2) 271

If talking with the NHTSA aids the NHTSA in an investigation that causes the government to take action against Tesla (a legal action) then the clause would have been an attempt to prohibit that. And just because contracts are inferior to law does not mean that lawyers aren't putting in provisions that violate the law hoping people follow the contract anyway.

Saying that things don't happen because they are against the law is saying that there is no crime because crime is against the law.

Comment Re:What they mean is.. (Score 1) 460

Yes and requiring the specialized (and expensive services) of AAA instead of calling a friend makes so much sense. And carrying home some gas for your lawn mower is a really, really bad idea as well. And don't even think about hauling that 20 lb tank of propane home to do some grilling. Grilling is best left to the experts who bothered to build a properly licensed restaurant.


Comment Re:Regulation straw-man alert (Score 1) 460

Uh, not quite.

By the time the idiot politicians get through "protecting" everyone and everyone gets all the safety they are demanding, it will be illegal to fill your lawn mower from a five gallon gas can and anybody caught with four or five five gallon cans strapped to their trailers heading to the desert to have some fun on their ATVs will be committing a felony.

And you better not run out of gas because you will have to call a tow truck to get towed to the gas station instead of calling a buddy to bring you a can of gas.

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