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My toy collection is ...

amRadioHed Re:Gigantic and growing! (192 comments)

Playing with a baseball is not the same as playing baseball. Baseball is a specific game, a baseball is a specific piece of equipment. You can play baseball without a baseball, and you can play with a baseball without playing baseball. So unless legos is a particular activity that you use your legos to play, than saying "play legos" doesn't really make sense.

yesterday
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The Documents From Google's First DMV Test In Nevada

amRadioHed Re:Who would have thought (194 comments)

This test wasn't for a drivers license, it was for a ”self-driving vehicle testing license”. Sounds like a learners permit more than anything else, and as I recall learners permits for people are pretty simple to acquire too. There isn't even a road test.

about three weeks ago
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Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls

amRadioHed Re:Hangouts text chat - uses boatloads of data (162 comments)

I use Hangouts pretty much every day and in the past month it's used less than 15MB of data total on my phone. This includes some photos I've sent with it. I have no idea what you are doing to get such high data usage, but I don't think it's typical.

about three weeks ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

amRadioHed Re:hmmmm (275 comments)

This law applies specifically to consumer goods. How many consumer goods require an NDA to purchase? In pretty sure not even the Apple store has tried that.

about three weeks ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

amRadioHed Re:Safety vs Law (475 comments)

So do trucks blithely crash into your car every time you slow down, or did you slam on the breaks exactly as you were instructed not to do?

about a month ago
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Reversible Type-C USB Connector Ready For Production

amRadioHed Re:Solution, but whats the problem? (191 comments)

That's one magic cable you have if it has a mark that identifies the up position for both my current phone as well as my previous phone who's usb port has the opposite orientation.

about a month and a half ago
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Reversible Type-C USB Connector Ready For Production

amRadioHed Re:hint for the non apple people (191 comments)

Many more people than just developers deal with both a phone and tablet every day.

about a month and a half ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

amRadioHed Re:Better safe than sorry (190 comments)

True, but macroscopic species can survive on their own. Viruses need to infect hosts to spread, and many viruses don't remain viable for long outside of a host. From what I can find, it seems like smallpox is such a virus.

about 2 months ago
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Mozilla Doubles Down on JPEG Encoding with mozjpeg 2.0

amRadioHed Re:NIH, or once-bitten twice-shy? (129 comments)

Google has killed services before that cost them money to continue operating, that's not the same thing as an open source codec at all.

about 2 months ago
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Google: Indie Musicians Must Join Streaming Service Or Be Removed

amRadioHed Re:People pay for music? (364 comments)

Do you have any evidence that self-driving cars are unsafe, or that human intervention has been necessary?

None at all, that's my only point. I'm extremely optimistic that automated cars will be safer than human drivers within the decade if they aren't already. It's not a very high bar to attain, really.

Their record so far is excellent, but the tests are still being done with professional drivers behind the wheel. We don't know what sort of weather conditions the cars have had to deal with, or how much the drivers have needed to intervene. Have they gone out in thunderstorms and blizzards and still have never needed driver intervention? It's possible, I don't know.

about 3 months ago
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Google: Indie Musicians Must Join Streaming Service Or Be Removed

amRadioHed Re:People pay for music? (364 comments)

You can't drive on the road now without having a drivers license and insurance. You may call that a bubblewrap mentality that curtains your freedom and volition. You're free to have that opinion, I just want to be able to get from point a to point b without some idiot slamming into me. Reasonable restrictions to that end are fine by me.

about 3 months ago
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Google: Indie Musicians Must Join Streaming Service Or Be Removed

amRadioHed Re:People pay for music? (364 comments)

We don't know how many times the driver in the cars have had to intervene to prevent an accident, do we?

about 3 months ago
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Google: Indie Musicians Must Join Streaming Service Or Be Removed

amRadioHed Re:People pay for music? (364 comments)

And... so? None of this will happen until self-driving cars are in fact the safer alternative. At which point, great. Since when do you get to endanger others because you think it's fun?

about 3 months ago
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FCC Website Hobbled By Comment Trolls Incited By Comedian John Oliver

amRadioHed Re:Wait a second (144 comments)

It's their parents cable subscription, obviously. They watch it on the extra TV in the basement.

about 4 months ago
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Kids With Wheels: Should the Unlicensed Be Allowed To 'Drive' Autonomous Cars?

amRadioHed Re:no (437 comments)

First of all, I didn't say anything about shiny objects so I'm not sure what that's about. Second of all, I'm pretty sure that shiny objects in your periphery attracting your attention is basic human nature. Being aware of your surroundings has always been an important survival skill. It still is, especially when driving.

about 4 months ago
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Kids With Wheels: Should the Unlicensed Be Allowed To 'Drive' Autonomous Cars?

amRadioHed Re:2 basic issues (437 comments)

Why would those everyday situations be something that the car can't handle?

about 4 months ago
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Kids With Wheels: Should the Unlicensed Be Allowed To 'Drive' Autonomous Cars?

amRadioHed Re:no (437 comments)

Education and critical thinking skills have nothing to do with it. How would that prevent humans from getting distracted, or fatigued, or from missing something that is outside their field of vision?

about 4 months ago
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California Opens Driverless Car Competition With Testing Regulations

amRadioHed Re:I propose a test ... (167 comments)

People have these same problems.

about 4 months ago

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