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Carmakers Promise Not To Abuse Drivers' Privacy

hooiberg Suuuuuuuure (98 comments)

A big company... promising anything... Bwahahahahahaahahaha! Actually it is worth weeping over.

about a week ago
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I'm most interested in robots that will...

hooiberg Re:Sex bots (304 comments)

As sex creates endorphines, en endorphines help with healing processes, this could be placed in the category of curing your ills.

about a week ago
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I'm most interested in robots that will...

hooiberg Remove plastic waste from sea (304 comments)

The tons and tons and tons of plastic waste can be removed by robots. In essence this comes down to fetching things, but in a very specific way.

about a week ago
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UN Climate Change Panel: It's Happening, and It's Almost Entirely Man's Fault

hooiberg Re:Obviously. (695 comments)

As a player of civilization, I can say that even if you I did not play the industry path, other players would easily ruin the world without my help. I can see that this works in real life as well.

about two weeks ago
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China To Merge High-Speed Train Makers To Cut Competition

hooiberg Re:Dreamteam Siemens and Bombardier (88 comments)

Bombardier is French. And of all the things the French despise, the Germans are very high on the list. Siemens is German and of all the things the Germans hate, the French are very high on the list. And many customers, among which the Dutch railway company Prorail for which I have worked, prefers to buy material from as many different vendors as possible, to prevent vendor lock-in. So the company that made the TGV and holds the world speed record for rail with it, and the company that made the ICE, the most comfortable high speed rail in the world, will not be working together soon.

about two weeks ago
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In this year's US mid-term elections ...

hooiberg Re:What do you vote for? (551 comments)

Thanks for your detailed explanation. There is quite a bit of voting going on in the US. :-)

We (The Dutch) vote every four years for a lower house (second room; 150 people), who in turns elects the higher house (first room; about 15 people, including the president). And every four years we vote for municipal government, including the mayor. While the lower house elections has options of about 15 political parties, only about 7 have a serious chance of getting seats. They then form a (usually majority) coalition and an opposition.

Municipal elections are similar. However, candidate mayors are sometimes all from the political party. Sow whichever you vote, they may all be in agreement or disagreement with your own views.

Municipal and state elections alternate.

about two weeks ago
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China To Merge High-Speed Train Makers To Cut Competition

hooiberg Dreamteam Siemens and Bombardier (88 comments)

What if we could get Bombardier en Siemens to work together on building trains? Within ten years, nobody would want to travel by car again!

about two weeks ago
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In this year's US mid-term elections ...

hooiberg What do you vote for? (551 comments)

Out of curiosity; what do you Americans vote for? As a European, I am only familiar with the US presidential elections...

about two weeks ago
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Preferred smartphone screen size?

hooiberg Re:Missing option (258 comments)

That is not very likely, but I will cross that bridge when I come to it.

about three weeks ago
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Preferred smartphone screen size?

hooiberg Re:Missing option (258 comments)

If it ever deteriorates beyond my tolerance, I will go for another new Sonim. :-)

about a month ago
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Preferred smartphone screen size?

hooiberg Re:Missing option (258 comments)

I would never want a smart phone. Power gurgling fragile devices, having way more features than I would ever require. I prefer my sonim XP 3.20 Quest Pro. The best Sonim ever made. It lasts more than a month on a battery and I can hammer nails in with it, would I be so inclined. And with a bit of luck, it will last me for life.

about a month ago
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Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

hooiberg In time (164 comments)

Hopefully that will be in time. Here we have to teach 3rd year science students who struggle with for loops and who cannot come to grasp with allocatable arrays. It is despairing.

about a month ago
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If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

hooiberg Honestly... (313 comments)

Did anybody seriously even consider that they would not do that?

about 1 month ago
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Be True To Your CS School: LinkedIn Ranks US Schools For Job-Seeking Programmers

hooiberg only US schools? (130 comments)

Is it on purpose that there are only American schools? I see nothing from Europe and Japan, for example. It seems terribly unbalanced.

about a month ago
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What Will It Take To Run a 2-Hour Marathon?

hooiberg Re:News for nerds? (254 comments)

But this approaching sport with science. It has become a number game. Is the temperature too high? Forget it. Is your VO2 incorrect, you're screwed.

about a month ago
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What Will It Take To Run a 2-Hour Marathon?

hooiberg almost. (254 comments)

At most 120 minutes

about a month ago
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Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

hooiberg Re:73% tax return (283 comments)

Tax Euros in this case, but in essence the same thing.

about a month ago
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Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

hooiberg Re:73% tax return (283 comments)

Heard it from a tax advisor who knows all the loop holes in the system. You have to pay them for advice, but it is usually worth it.

about a month ago
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Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

hooiberg 73% tax return (283 comments)

And because it is an electric car, we get 73% of the purchase price back here (Netherlands), because of tax related stuff. So this car effectively costs a quarter of the listed price. Not bad.

about a month ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

hooiberg Re:Scratches Head (549 comments)

But that would reduce genetic diversity, requiring more people overall.

about a month and a half ago

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Suggestion for a poll; depth of inheritance trees

hooiberg hooiberg writes  |  more than 4 years ago

hooiberg (1789158) writes "What is your preferred maximum inheritance depth in object oriented programs?

One
Two
Three
Four
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As deep as the amount of bullets in Cowboy Neal's six shooter.
Seven
As deep as possibly. If it was hard to write, it should be hard to read!"

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