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Comment Re:Not good (Score 1) 62

A car engine piston, left unprotected on a shelf will rust and age, and would fail sooner when finally installed. Properly stored and installed in an engine and used regularly, it will last for decades. Being in the final installation position matters a great deal and premature failure from improper storage in no way implies abnormal delicacy in the constituent parts.

Comment Re:Not good (Score 4, Informative) 62

The phone "in the air" isn't the problem. The unassembled phone parts "exposed" prior to installation aged them before they were used. Poor QC and supply chain, not an inherent design flaw. They should be able to identify all affected phones by serial, as well as an iOS update that tests for the failures/signs known to the aged battery parts.

Comment Re:Dangerous (Score 1) 362

Yes. AA191 was the one I was thinking of. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... is another dual-engine failure that had mechanical failure ruled out, before they settled on mechanical failure as the cause. Again, because "that shouldn't happen", as it was a fundamental design issue. Also, a fundamental design issue was found in that the fuel tanks were physically connected to the landing gear, so that a hard landing could cause a fire. Simple "obvious" engineering errors make it into airplanes all the time.

Nothing that indicates that locking the doors and sending emergency services to a car is somehow inherently unsafe.

Comment Re:I wonder if Trump's gonna repeal it (Score 1) 89

So you are not disputing the fact that the truth is not an absolute defense in the US? And your cite is to a recently changed law, and, of course, being common law, the law is unrelated to the application of the law, and I don't pretend to be able to keep up with case law in all locations which use common law.

Scotland has a separate legal system to England and Wales. Not knowing that is pretty much proof that you aren't exactly an expert in the subject.

I did know that. I didn't make a big deal of it because it was irrelevant to the point at hand.

Why do people keep repeating this?

Because it's been repeated many times, and there have been some cases covered internationally where the application of law made it look like the truth wasn't a defense. http://boingboing.net/2011/03/... Sites covering the recent law change you linked to indicate the previous law wasn't as absolute as to regards to the truth.

When the law was "bad" for hundreds of years, a law change a few years ago won't modify everyone's perceptions overnight. Why are you so aggressive and angry about it?

Comment Re:Spinning even now (Score 1) 737

The global alt-right used it as an anti-government tactic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... Many conseravtive nutjobs saw the lack of scrutiny in many knighted child abusers as a government-protection of pedophiles. "proof" of this global conspiracy included pizzagate. I don't have any cites, as it was conspiracy theories in 2012 when the case against Jimmy started to break, and pizzagate was added to the "list" when the wikileaks released the pizza emails and the conspiracy theory started.

But then, I'm outside the US, so the media coverage is much different. It was initially used to prove the UK government was corrupt (not sure how cheese pizza in the US is proof of Crown abuses), and was eventually covered as a proof that the anti-crown groups were simply insane.

US media never carried the international aspect, and never covered the "large" number of knighted persons being investigated for child abuses. Seems the US is more interested in covering the supposed abuses by Hillary and Donald, both of which now tied to child abuse/CP, though only Donald with any evidence at all.

The pizzagate was an expansion on the previous links through Weiner and Epstein. Covered in some circles more soon and assertively than others.

Comment Re: Hell no (Score 1) 373

It is often said that a software architect is your best programmer. The architecture is highly dependent on the implementation and the implementation is highly dependent on the architecture. If the architect is not good at implementation, you get an ivory tower issue.

It is actually part of the architect's responsibility that they make sure the system is implemented the way they envisioned. Leaving the implementation details up to the developer or programmer is just asking for trouble. The responsibility of the architect does not stop at the software. They are also responsible for the hardware and network.

The architect is supposed to take a holistic approach and understand EVERYTHING from security to hardware to optimizations. Ideally, you have exactly one architect and everything is made to fit their vision. In practice, people leave companies, take vacations, and other thing happen. You might have one or two co-architects. It doesn't matter the size of the project, one person to rule them all. If you have more than one person, you will not get seamless integration among the many systems. The end goal is you have one unified vision, and you can't have that with more than one leader.

Comment Re:Dangerous (Score 1) 362

If you stop stealing cars, you have no risk of being killed by being locked inside a car.

That, and the risk of being killed by being locked inside a car rounds to zero. For one, the cops are immediately called to the location, so with everything going well, you'll have someone to help you out of the car in a few minutes.

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