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Comment Re:74 at time of crash (Score 1) 504

Not that the truck driver could be at fault or has no fault in the process. However.
1. The truck is really big! It isn't like a motorcycle or a small car. The size alone demands attention.
2. Limited visibility. If you can't see the truck's mirrors the truck can't see you.
3. Longer breaking. So your car is about 1 or 2 tons. The Truck is hundred times heavier. Momentum reduces the braking ability.

Experience on the road creates expected actions. A truck isn't going to be stuck at an intersection for a half an hour until traffic dies down. He will cut in front of car figuring they are going to slow down, because you really don't want to crash into a 200 ton truck. The autopilot feature doesn't have experience or a will to survive. It just sees it as an unexpected action.

Comment Re:74 at time of crash (Score 1) 504

No not realy. The Autopilot isn't a fully self driving car. It keeps you in your lane and not rear ending the car in front of you. When used properly it can help reduce the stress and strain on the driver during a long trip. As they can relax a bit (only a little bit) during a long stretch of road, where they adjust their focus of their eyes. Rearage their seat, grab a quick drink of water....

However there are a lot of stupid people who misuse the feature and think it is the same as a fully autonomous car, it isn't, it still needs a driver. It is just smart enough to not need the driver 100% of the time.

Comment Re:a BAD sports team will pay for GOOD players (Score 1) 161

My logic didn't say they were going to get a better CEO. But the CEO who are willing to try to lead a failing company is going to ask for much more to offset the risk.

Also why do Private Contractors ask for say $250 an hour to do their work. While a normal employee may get $40 an hour? Because the Private contractor other than needing to pay for his benefits is covering the cost of the time where there isn't any work.

Comment Re:Linux Gaming Support (Score 1) 139

Well it is a lot of chicken and the egg problem.
1. the GNU/Linux distributions were made off of the Unix (server) framework design. While this give us a lot of great things. However Human User Interface has always been an afterthought. Audio/Video/Input Devices have always been a last ditch add on to the system.

2. The GNU/RMS fanbois are so zealot about keeping it open that there are not enough popular distributions that include 3rd party drivers because such companies are unwilling or unable to make such tools GNU

3. Because of 1 and 2 Linux is mostly for a lot of server and workstation jobs. Not a game system.

4. Because it isn't made as a game system there are not so many gamers to make it the companies worthwhile to invest a lot into it.

5. Those who do invest don't have massive resources to report their game to take advantage of Linux so the port is usually rather poor.

6. The poor ports and limited quality games keeps gamers from using Linux.

7. The low number of gamers in demand means there isn't a lot of development towards making Linux a better gaming OS

8. Because it isn't a gaming OS there is little need to focus on optimising the Audio/Video/Human User Interface options.

9. Because of this lack of attention people feel they can keep their moral high ground against using 3rd party add ins as it isn't much of a personal sacrifice to them. ..

Comment Re:Joke ? (Score 1) 470

Should espionage and violation of national security for political gain ever be something joked about by a major party Presidential candidate?

So instead of the candidate who made an already-made-several-times-by-other-people joke, you prefer the candidate who looks you in the eye and knowingly, deliberately, repeatedly lies to you about her handling of matters related to espionage and national security? Why?

Comment Re:Joke ? (Score 3, Insightful) 470

As opposed to waiting six months at a time for Clinton to even hold a press conference (it's been that long - that's how scared she is of her own supporting media) and then knowing, based on years of examples, that quite a bit of what she says are bald-faced lies? And, you're not scared of HER scary proposals? She's gleefully in favor of infringing on constitutionally protected rights, supports nationally self-destructive immigration policies, and wants to see the government involved in wildly more private sector activities, at both the business and personal level. She also "says a ton of things," but because it's done in that focus-group-tuned, calculating Clinton way, it's actually a lot more sinister.

Comment Re: Er (Score 1) 504

What does the engineering difference between those two styles of air brakes have to do with the judgement call of when or whether to apply brakes in the first place? Is the fact that a guy in Nice, France chose to run down 84 people with an air-brake-equipped truck just an engineering failure, as far as you're concerned?

Comment It looks like the best system for my needs... (Score 1) 113

...is a notebook with usernames and passwords written down in it. Primarily because any system I use has to work on Linux, Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.

I don't actually write down the password, but a description of it. "Usual, first letter cap, +9*3, without old First Sergeant's name" type of thing.

Comment Re:a BAD sports team will pay for GOOD players (Score 2, Insightful) 161

A person who is poor will pay a higher interest than someone who is rich.
Why because the poor person has a higher risk of not paying.
A CEO going to a failing company will ask for more money just to account for that job may be a career ending job.

Now this isn't really fair as it causes extra suffering on the poor and marginal benefits to the rich. But the mortgage crash in 2008 shows giving out cheap loans to high risk individual will cause a larger failure.

So if a failing company buys a cheap CEO it may crash much more rapidly.

Comment Re:Not violating the law (Score 1) 650

No, it's saying they can't promise them the quality of the offer. Other emails draw attention to the fact that the sorts of appointments that can be handed out are going fast, and there's even a "last call" to staffers to get them the donor names/numbers so they can get it wrapped up. Yeah, it's relevant, because the very act of talking about the quality of the appointments left to dole out conveys the routine-ness of the DNC's activities in this regard.

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