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Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

Zynder Re:How hard is it to recognize a stoplight? (204 comments)

I am fairly certain my Garmin knows where the school zones are, though it's been awhile since I've turned it on. Google ought to know too. If that "when children are present" part bothers you and/or the google car, wouldn't it be easier to remove that part and just say 35mph between 0730-0830 & 1430-1530? The cars know what time it is and where they are.

8 hours ago
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Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

Zynder Re:How hard is it to recognize a stoplight? (204 comments)

You need to compare the SDC to a fully aware human being, not a fully distracted one.

WHAT? What ever happened to "Plan for the worst and hope for the best"? That's how all the engineers around here operate. You said everyone thinks they're above average but are apparently lying to themselves so if the majority is indeed a shitty driver, why would you pretend they're anything else? And also why does someone who is a shitty driver but believes and acts as if he's a F1 driver be a worse problem than a soccer mom absolutely off in lala land? I wouldn't say either one is worse off. They're both equally dangerous and are the number one human factor to attempt to engineer out. A true Mario Andretti isn't the guy you need to worry about, it's the wanna be's and the don't cares that are going to kill you.

8 hours ago
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Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

Zynder Re:How hard is it to recognize a stoplight? (204 comments)

Put out of work by what? The people building the cars? The people repairing the cars? The people installing and maintaining the off-vehicle sensor packages? The people building all the bridges and tunnels? It seems to me that this transition would INCREASE available jobs.

9 hours ago
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Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

Zynder Re:Telecommuting is now a real thing (227 comments)

That's not what I heard you say you wanted. I heard you say "I want people to be forced to pay attention to me whether they want to or not."

10 hours ago
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Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales

Zynder Re:Maybe you can't (182 comments)

I responded to Larry. Go read that. What do you do though when they've legislated that cars not bought in the state or that are on some blacklist can't get registered? Your title is useless. Your car, without a plate, becomes a fancy yard ornament, that's what.

10 hours ago
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Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales

Zynder Re:Maybe you can't (182 comments)

I've owned probably more cars than you have, thanks. Granted they were all garbage so don't think I'm bragging. I did interchange the terms, I'll concede that point, but what I quoted was the relevant part. A title doesn't mean squat if they won't allow you to register it in the state. You are assuming, quite wrongly, that if the state's legislation, who have already been legislating douchebaggery, won't see your loophole and legislate it away, you are living on a planet not inhabited by humans. So let me fix that for me:

any of the banned states could refuse to register one that does not already have an existing registration which makes your end run scenario ineffective.

So, tell me now, why am I still wrong?

10 hours ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Zynder Re:Melt != Meld (274 comments)

Good thing TFS didn't say melt then. It said "melt together" which is the definition of meld.

meld1 /meld/ verb verb: meld; 3rd person present: melds; past tense: melded; past participle: melded; gerund or present participle: melding 1. blend; combine. "Australia's winemakers have melded modern science with traditional art" synonyms: blend, merge, combine, fuse, mesh, alloy "the molten metals are melded into a durable alloy" noun noun: meld; plural noun: melds 1. a thing formed by merging or blending. "a meld of many contributions" Origin 1930s: perhaps a blend of melt and weld1.

10 hours ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Zynder Re:About time (274 comments)

It may be rose colored glasses and it's been so long I may be remembering incorrectly, but the Win 3.11 progman control panel seemed useful.

10 hours ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Zynder toolbars (274 comments)

Are the point of toolbars to show you every possible menu item as an icon, or are they supposed to hold a palette of tools you use the most?

11 hours ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Zynder Re:Ah, that old trick (274 comments)

My OCD brain cannot process that any other way than "(NOT)PC Settings" and I really want the PC Settings but that's not it....and yeah I'm a fucking idiot

11 hours ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Zynder RGB FTW! (274 comments)

With our modern selection of RGB LEDs, you can still have any color you want but get away with using one "lamp". Now that's progress!

11 hours ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Zynder Netcraft didn't confirm that! (274 comments)

Could you show me the UI of the internet please? Oh right! There isn't one. Thanks for playing!**



**Back in the day, one could say the AOL & CompuServe programs were the UI of the internet, but thank our overlords that those walled garden style all-in-one apps were slain like the soul sucking beasts they were!

11 hours ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Zynder Re:Wow... (274 comments)

Hey douchebag, guess what? Microsoft caters to us "fucking idiots" and ignores the so-called power users such as yourself (lol). Why do you continue to support a company that doesn't care what its power users want? Sounds like you're the idiot here!

11 hours ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Zynder Re:Brawl Minus (274 comments)

He said he wanted to game, lol!

11 hours ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Zynder Cause it is a GUI OS? (274 comments)

Don't know about him but I'm a stubborn old fart. The OS has a GUI. I shouldn't have to be typing command line style queries. I wanna point and click. You can talk efficiency regarding number of clicks vs number of key presses all day but once I've memorized a drill down menu, I'm pretty damned fast. Fast enough for me anyway. Also, showing me a menu shows me all of the options available in the event I forgot them, I'm new, or I was unaware of their existence. You can't search for something you don't know is there without having at least a couple characters to get the searcher started. I can't recall what I was trying to tweak last week after I installed a new SSD but the searcher had no idea what I was talking about. Maybe it was the device manager (though that seems to work on the work PC here). Anyway, I had to drill through the computer management panel to hunt it down myself. If you are an admin or some other type of person who is all up in a PC day in and day out then your method is probably better but for us simple home users, we forget stuff or may not be trained so we need some pictures.

One other reason that may actually apply to you, is that I disable Windows Search and all of its indexing garbage for performance improvements. When you do this, you can still search, but without the index it is painfully slow. I just ensure I never invoke the searcher unless I just absolutely have to.

11 hours ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Zynder Re:Just keep it off the servers.... (274 comments)

That's funny because it's true. Case in point: Japan.
In Japan, you could always tell who the new American GI's were because we'd flip on our wipers to change lanes and signaled right turns when it was pouring cats and dogs. I'm just so grateful they didn't decide to swap the pedals around as well. I'm guessing British RHD cars also have the wiper and signal stalks flipped but I'm not sure.

12 hours ago
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Zynder Re:Please Microsoft... (274 comments)

I think those tiles are supposed to only be on the dropdown portion of the start menu and not full screen like 8. I could be wrong. I'm gonna go hunt a copy on Pirate Bay and give it a test run.

12 hours ago
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Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales

Zynder Maybe you can't (182 comments)

It was my understanding that many states will not allow you to title a vehicle in the state if you do not have a physical address. If that is the case, any of the banned states could refuse to title one that does not already have an existing title which makes your end run scenario ineffective. By the time I get around to buying one, they'll be antiques anyway, so it probably won't matter :(

For instance, in Tennessee, from the DMV website:
In the case of an individual, Tenn. Code Ann. Sections 55-3-103(a) and 55-4-101(c) require a person seeking to register a vehicle in Tennessee to have a bona fide residence in Tennessee. The use of the term "bona fide residence" simply means that a person is living at a physical location in the state of Tennessee.

12 hours ago
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Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales

Zynder Re:dumbass governors (182 comments)

0/10. Fail troll is fail

13 hours ago

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The Economy Flourishes Under Democratic Presidents

Zynder Zynder writes  |  about 2 months ago

Zynder (2773551) writes "2016 is shaping up to be another presidential election about the economy. Democrats are previewing their populist message heading into this fall’s midterms, while Republicans are increasingly talking about economic immobility, campaigning against an Obama economy that they say hasn’t worked for them or their constituents.

Republicans, like any politicians whose party is out of power, argue that the economy will improve under their watch. But if voters looked at history, that’d be a hard story to sell, according to a new study from the strictly non-partisan National Bureau for Economic Research.

For the past 64 years, since Harry Truman was first elected to the White House, Democrat presidents have presided over stronger economies than their GOP counterparts — by almost any measure of economic health."

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