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Comment Re:what the fuck's a lorry? (Score 1) 182

As for "lorry", I have no problem with the BBC using "lorry" in place "tractor trailer", given that the BBC serves a primarily British audience. But Slashdot serves an international audience of decently educated people who are familiar with both British and American English, so it makes sense to use the original terminology wherever possible. In this particular case, the coverage is for a report authored by the US government, so using the term "tractor trailer" would make far more sense.

The BBC is a UK organisation, it will communicate using UK English. The term "tractor trailer" would be meaningless to most of us in the UK, if the BBC quoted it from an original US report they would have to provide an explanation.

Most British people would see "tractor trailer" and assume it was something to do with a farm tractor on or with a trailer. "Lorry" is a generic UK term for a big truck, a quick Google suggests that "articulated lorry" is a closer equivalent.

Comment Re:Autopolit, should have been called Assistpilot! (Score 1) 182

Autopilot is an automated pilot, not an Autonomous pilot. It automates part of the flying of the aircraft. It is not a replacement pilot. It can't make decisions.

This has been discussed endlessly on slashdot. The fact that some aviation company has used a highly misleading term to describe its product does not justify Tesla doing the same for cars.

Comment Re:All the best research is done in Europe (Score 1) 130

The UK is generally urban, which means people get plenty of exercise, and spend 20 minutes getting to and from work leaving more time in their day for healthy food preparation.

You must have lived in n expensive flat near to your high powered job in the City of London if you believe that.

In London, most normal people take an hour to get to work on over-crowded public transport, and pile out of their office at 5 to go down the pub then have a burger on the bus home.

Comment Re:Who Knew? (Score 1) 130

It does for me. I always have to stop by a kebab joint or a Burger King or whatever on my way home.

I would humbly suggest that you are just moderately drunk, and therefore sensibly hungry, as you probably haven't eaten since lunchtime.

If you go out and get seriously drunk, you are unlikely to disrupt the flow by breaking for food, in my experience.

Comment Re:GO STICK YOUR HEAD IN A PIG (Score 4, Insightful) 376

The Marketing Division of LG is a bunch of mindless jerks who'll be the first against the wall when the revolution comes.

Why wait for a revolution, I say we hunt 'em down now and fix this fucking problem before it gets out of hand.

Or alternatively you could not buy a fucking internet fridge.

Which is admittedly less macho than taking out the Board of Directors with an M134 mini gun.

Comment Re:Self-driving Car 'Problem' in Bike Lanes (Score 1) 383

Interestingly, in the UK it is the exact opposite.

Local councils have the responsibility for keeping pavements (sidewalks) clear and you can theoretically be sued if you clear the bit outside your house and end up causing someone an injury (e.g. by pouring hot water over snow/slush and creating a sort of black ice).

Comment Re:My Heart and my head (Score 1) 492

My heart says... go get that bastard who did this.

My head says... that's a violation of privacy expectations. No one expects their details to be released to other users of the system. In this case it was perhaps justified, but if they open the door there will be other requests for private information, some less just.

Nonsense, your privacy expectations do not extend to exemption from civil or criminal actions as a consequence of what you do.

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