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Comment Re:It's fine, Linus said so (Score 0) 47

Does the Git usage of SHA-1 *really* cause silent problems? I'm not sure how Git works internally but I was under the impression that it hashes whole objects, like individual source files at least. I imagine you'd have to come up not just with an edit that generates a collision for a file, but with an edit that generates a collision for a file *and all its possible further edits*, otherwise something visibly breaks. The latter sounds much more problematic.

Comment Re:How many whites were attacked by blacks? (Score 1) 870

What the fuck does that have to do with it?

A woman once hit me, you appear to think I now have carte blanch to rape every woman I see?

Black Lives Matter are a racist violent bunch of criminals that assault innocent people. I'd look down on anybody that said they supported those thugs.

Comment Re:Probably gonna need more... (Score 1) 270

...Scientists theorized that metallic hydrogen ... could have a transformative effect on modern electronics and revolutionize medicine, energy and transportation, as well as herald in a new age of consumer gadgets.

To do all that, they're probably going to need a lot more metallic hydrogen than was lost in the accident. So I'd suggest the scientists concentrate upon making more metallic hydrogen.

. Luckily, once they've solved the trivial problem of how to keep metallic hydrogen viable at room temperature/pressure they'll be able to use the almost unlimited supplies of metallic hydrogen available to help build more metallic hydrogen manufacturing equipment. Out of metallic hydrogen. . iow, don't cry over sublimated hydrogen.

Comment Re:If it wasn't for the draft (Balkans War) (Score 1) 105

maybe it was just the work of London freemasonry, wanting to cause carnage to please their Osiris-Lucifer idol with blood sacrifice?

Thank God I read to the end of your post and its chillingly rational explanation of the Balkans Conflict. Until now I thought it had something to do with the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe and the explosion of long-standing ethnic and religious conflicts hitherto suppressed under the rule of Tito.

Comment Re:You expect your car to safely drive itself on i (Score 1) 245

Did you buy a car with the expectation that it'll autonomously drive itself on ice-covered, twisty mountain passes safely, while you watch a movie and drink whiskey? I didn't.

Nor has anyone else yet. The point is that if I buy something which says it is a self driving car, then yes I would expect it to be able to do just that.

Whatever spin car manufacturers try to put on it, saying "it can cope adequately with driving on an empty straight road in sunshine" is NOT the same as it being self driving.

Comment Re:I was skeptical about VR (Score 1) 151

Okay, so you're doing level design, say for a shooter. Gears of War. You've got to take cover behind stuff so as not to get annihilated. How do you design that stuff? If you make it too tall you've got some portion of the population that can't see over it, make it too short and you've got people bending at the waist to duck.

Exactly the same fucking way that you design it now.

You think a VR headset knows how tall you are? No. Your in-game avatar and your real height are entirely completely totally and intentionally utterly fucking disconnected.

I can enter a VR game as a 2 year old girl in nappies or as a 20 metre tall dinosaur. I don't have to actually shit myself or eat tall trees in real life to do this.

Comment Re:Suing the governments for interfering in my lif (Score 1) 245

I absolutely want the government interfering with a manufacturer that wants to risk my life so someone can text on their phone. There's even a precedent for it - you do own a drivers license?

For people like the OP drivers' licenses are simply government interference in the free market. You should be free to drive whatever you want, and the courts will decide liability when you kill someone because you're blind. Or something.

Comment Re:Huh? (Score 1) 245

By buying an SDC, people no longer have to deal with the hassle and cost of individual insurance policies.

Of course they will, do you think people won't want at least theft insurance? Never mind insurance to cover any third party injuries caused by manual use of the car?

Agreed, if they just use taxi services like Uber they won't need insurance any more than someone taking a cab ride now does.

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