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"Infrared Curtain" Brings Touchscreen Technology To Cheap Cars

hooiberg Re:controls in cheaper cars are better (109 comments)

Have you also suffered from this strange rotating knob on the place where the hand brake/gear shifter is usually located?

7 hours ago
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"Infrared Curtain" Brings Touchscreen Technology To Cheap Cars

hooiberg Re:We Don't Need... (109 comments)

I agree. I heard a commercial '...so you can enjoy media in excellent quality, while driving'. Really? How insane does this get? Time to go bicycle-only, if half the drivers are watching the latest GoT episode.

7 hours ago
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"Infrared Curtain" Brings Touchscreen Technology To Cheap Cars

hooiberg Re:Make that 1972 (109 comments)

Whoa, even older than I am (by 6 years) :-)

7 hours ago
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"Infrared Curtain" Brings Touchscreen Technology To Cheap Cars

hooiberg Re:How about no thanks (109 comments)

They are not made by 'Apple'. (I totally agree with you, by the way)

7 hours ago
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"Infrared Curtain" Brings Touchscreen Technology To Cheap Cars

hooiberg How about no. (109 comments)

By all that is good, I hope my future cars will not suffer from silly additions such as touch screens.

7 hours ago
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New Cargo Ship Is 488 Meters Long

hooiberg Re:Prelude to what? (115 comments)

Ha, that actually makes sense! :-)

4 days ago
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New Cargo Ship Is 488 Meters Long

hooiberg Prelude to what? (115 comments)

If this is the mere Prelude, something truly gargantuan must appear shortly.

5 days ago
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Who Needs NASA? Exoplanet Detected Using a DSLR

hooiberg Re: We need NASA (108 comments)

I never said it was going to be easy, or fast... ;-)

about three weeks ago
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Who Needs NASA? Exoplanet Detected Using a DSLR

hooiberg We need NASA (108 comments)

To actually *go* there!

about three weeks ago
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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 month ago
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I'm most interested in robots that will...

hooiberg Re:Sex bots (307 comments)

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

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

hooiberg Remove plastic waste from sea (307 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 month 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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
Five
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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