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Comment It's all about the merger (Score 4, Informative) 101

The merger with Verizon got in real trouble with the latest round of security revelations. While there are good reasons to have a delayed delete, this may be a case of keeping the active user count artificially high in order to keep the merger on track. The whole goal of the merger is to get access to (what remains of) the Y! user base, and letting everyone get away before the it closes just devalues the deal and makes Verizon look like a chump.

Comment Re:FAA wil not allow it (Score 1) 140

And look how some people drive and are unable to see in two dimensions to see what goes on around their car. Now you add a third dimension.

Agree. And it's worse than that. Cars live in a 2D world where there are 2 degrees of freedom (forwards-backwards and left-right). A flying vehicle adds 4 additional degrees of freedom (up-down, pitch, roll, yaw)... so much more that can go wrong.

When it comes to flying cars, I am not as pessimistic as everyone else here seems to be, but I don't see how Joe Public can be entrusted with one. I think there either needs to be a trained and licensed pilot, or the vehicle needs to be self piloting.

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