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Comment Re:Wow... (Score 3, Insightful) 191

Right. Because this is such a uniquely Apple issue. That whole brouhaha about crappy USB C cables and the damage they cause, or all those fly-by-night USB multi-port chargers that overheat and catch fire, those must have been some sort of fever dream I had.

But this did give you an opportunity to be smug, so at least some good came out of it.

Comment Re:Why Level 5 autonomy is a joke (Score 1) 186

The end of 2017, mark your calendar! Los Angeles to Times Square, no human touching the controls even ONCE! It's so, so, awesome. In the time that it takes some other tech company to add some cosmetic widgets and minor features to their mobile OS, Tesla will create a truly thinking machine, test it thoroughly, and demonstrate in on our roads. Yeah, next time I hear that some friggin' data entry system is going to be years behind schedule, I am going to flip out. Clearly, complex software has been trivial ALL THIS TIME! Those software pikers have been *malingering*!

Comment Re:When did "The Matrix" become a religion? (Score 1) 1042

Ah. I suggest that people are disappointed because they are expecting a philosophical discussion, and you are being non-responsive.

I'm sure that many, if not most, of the poor folk whom you have regaled thus are well aware of evolution and basic biological functions.

Let's say there is a machine that could take any ice cream flavor and modify it so it smelled like urine. Some might wonder "Why the hell does this exist??" You would likely explain, helpfully, "It exists to make ice cream smell like urine."

I look forward to not reading your response.

Comment Re:The Moon is first (Score 1) 497

Doesn't it make more sense to test the building a colony on the Moon where it is easier to fix problems and send help?

No. That's like saying - instead of the Pilgrims going to the USA they should have moved to the Arctic ('cause it's a bit closer).

And if America had been a minimum of 140 times farther away than the Arctic, that might have been a bit harder decision...

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