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Comment Re:Budget and Timelines (Score 1) 126

Would it have been possible for the Congressionally-approved design to have specified "steel meeting the ASME SA316 standard as it existed on X date" to head off the problem at the beginning? Also, did the ASME committee really care about the structural weakness or did some anti-nuclear member(s) of the committee realize it would screw over the reactor construction and do it on purpose?

Comment Re: Great way to kill the competition by making it (Score 1) 274

My VW runs on 100% biodiesel and is therefore closer to carbon-neutral than even the average electric vehicle. Keeping an old car in service also avoids the gigantic environmental cost of manufacturing a new one (which is even worse for modern EVs because lithium mining is a particularly nasty business).

So who's the assknob now? Pretty sure it's you, not me!

Comment Re:Because Windows Sucks (Score 1) 255

Don't worry, they've already warned us, updates are going to be all or nothing affairs.

Yeah they're there already now, it's just update rollups and the MSRT. So now I'm no longer installing updates. This is a slight hassle. At some point soon I'll remove everything not gaming-related from this PC, and go back to doing it all on my Linux system... which is right here, connected and ready to use. I just dislike switching (I don't have a KVM, just the functionality in my monitor) so I've been avoiding it. I also seem to need to put quieter fans in my Linux machine because it's way, way louder than my Win7 one.

Microsoft has really shot themselves in both feet with this spyware shit.

Comment Re: Go to hell Elon (Score 1) 231

accidents per vehicle mile traveled is an extremely misleading statistic, because for MuskWagons it only includes almost brand-new, high-end vehicles owned exclusively by rich people who can afford to have them religiously maintained

Right now you have to have your car maintained by Tesla in order to keep your warranty. Will Tesla even let you use Autopilot if you don't do that? I doubt it.

Comment Re:Incidents vs. population? (Score 1) 231

Does anyone have a "Accidents per 100.000 vehicles" statistics out there?

Those are easy to find. They are not relevant! Autopilot is only used on highways and freeways, so you have to compare accidents (and fatalities) only on highways and those statistics are much more difficult to come up with. Otherwise you'd already have seen an apples-to-apples comparison.

Comment Re: waah waah i oversold my product (Score 1) 231

If he'd called it Driverassist or similar, idiots would be less likely to assume they can watch TV or send texts while driving.

Pls stop trolling. (You can't call it "driverassist" because it is part of a class of features known as "driver assists".) Nature always makes a better idiot, it doesn't matter what they call it, there will always be an idiot out there to get it wrong.

Comment Re:He's totally right (Score 1) 231

Even a PRIMITIVE system that's only capable of "stay in the current lane, follow the car in front of you if the lane becomes ambiguous, and maintain speed while braking if necessary to avoid a rear-end collision" on limited-access roads would be a net improvement over what we have today.

No, no it wouldn't, because you can already buy a car that has that. Pretty much every manufacturer sells at least one model with radar-adaptive cruise control, and today all of these systems will run right down to 0 mph and apply the brake for you.

Comment Re:I wonder... (Score 1) 172

Kodi could definitely use improvement also. Searching leaves much to be desired, especially if you're looking for live events.

I'd be happy if they just made headless an official feature and not "go read the source and comb through 234087238723 forum posts if you're interested". Because right now I have two independent sets of metadata describing my media library, and it's dumb.

Comment Re:having more money (Score 2) 86

Having more money makes you happier!? NO SHIT!?

Only until your needs are met, including some entertainment. After that, more money does not mean more happiness. With that said, fancier phones have more RAM, and faster NAND. I have found these to be far and away the most critical measurements to look at to determine how a device will behave. CPU speed is way way down in importance below whether the screen looks good or how good the audio is.

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