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Heathrow Plane In Near Miss With Drone

src1138 Why so tolerant of possible damage to a plane? (325 comments)

I know a lot of car owners that get irritated if a pebble from the road nicks their paint job.

If you owned a plane, why would you tolerate people crashing stuff into it while you fly it around? That shit's expensive.

A friend of mine did hit a bird with the driver-side rear view of his car at 45 mph. Glass and bird blood (actually, some of it was his) everywhere - window was down...

I'm pretty sure drones large enough to fly a few thousand feet up will damage a plane if they collide - maybe it won't bring down the plane, but it will push maintenance costs up. It's just something we don't need regardless of the perceived safety. You wouldn't (I hope) drive an RC car around on a busy street. Sure, it wouldn't total a car, but you'll probably get your ass kicked.

about two weeks ago
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Breath Test For Pot Being Developed At WSU

src1138 Re:Arrogance will just make it illegal again (342 comments)

"... and was amazed when I reviewed the dashcam footage"

Yeah, you sound like you were in complete control - douche.

about three weeks ago
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Breath Test For Pot Being Developed At WSU

src1138 Re:NHTSA Marijuana study (342 comments)

"...relatively small."

Relative to other drugs and alcohol - not relative to sober driving.

I could shoot you with a .22 and the wound would be "relatively small" compared to the wound from a .38. You can die from either though.

Also from the article:
"This program of research has shown that marijuana, when taken alone, produces a moderate degree of driving impairment which is related to the consumed THC dose."

Way to cherry-pick your quotes...

about three weeks ago
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Breath Test For Pot Being Developed At WSU

src1138 Re:Hilarious! (342 comments)

It stands to reason that more people will consume it now that it is legal. That usually translates to more cases of people under the influence.

Anyways, before legalization it was general use that was the problem - not just driving under the influence.

Also, the US has so many cannabis-derived products that do not smell when consumed it is more difficult to spot on causal inspection if the user does not get visual symptoms like bloodshot eyes.

Finally, the cannabis products in the US seem to be taking the "let's see how potent we can make it" approach. To the point where I don't really enjoy it as much. I've lived in Amsterdam for almost a decade and the stuff in the US takes getting stoned to a whole new level.

about three weeks ago
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Breath Test For Pot Being Developed At WSU

src1138 Just wait (342 comments)

It will become clear even to the stoniest hippie that drugs and driving do not mix.

"I've smoked for years and never had an accident."

is pretty much the same as
"I've kept a gun in every drawer in the house for years, and never had an accident."
"I drive drunk every day and have never had an accident".
"I have unprotected sex often and have no STDs."

As a cyclist I agree with the guy above who said "fuck you" to all you bastards that think the risk of an accident is acceptable - you will usually hurt others more than yourself. If you need medication to avoid freaking out on the road, you should not drive at all.

Revoke licenses and prohibit offenders from legally enjoying soft drugs - you abuse it, you should lose it.

about three weeks ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

src1138 Re:Why stop there? (600 comments)

Having to mess with firmware adds a layer of complexity to the process of stealing guns. I am guessing the people currently involved with this activity are not knowledgeable of this or spending their leisure time hacking. Sure they will find ways to get around it, but it will take a bit more time and money.

about 3 months ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

src1138 Why stop there? (600 comments)

It could also check your BAC and blood oxygen levels. Even if you are the owner you shouldn't be firing while drunk or high - or unconscious or dead.

This is more useful to cops, military and armed security who have guns issued to them rather than owning them - making sure their weapons don't get to the black market or used by enemies without some technical rework.

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about 3 months ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

src1138 Re:Ignorance is self-righteous posturing (540 comments)

Hey ! Stop ! using ! up ! all ! the ! punctuation !

Leave some for the rest of us. And who the fuck is Snoden?

about 3 months ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

src1138 Ignorance is self-righteous posturing (540 comments)

"There is not, and there has not been in the world, such a terrorizing and vile violation of human rights of an entire people than the blockade that the US government has been leading against Cuba for 55 years,"

Ha ha ha ha! Funny guy. He needs to read a history book - or even a current weekly magazine.

Abretardo Morono - pushing the limits of ignorant hyperbole!

about 3 months ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

src1138 Re:misogyny? (1262 comments)

Thank you! Criminal behavior != mysogyny.

about 4 months ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

src1138 Re:Money - the ultimate natural selector (511 comments)

I got out of my parent's country as well - go back to your room, junior.

And, yes - what he did was bad enough for me to declare him a pile of feces.

about 5 months ago
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Suddenly Visible: Illicit Drugs As Part of Silicon Valley Culture

src1138 Money - the ultimate natural selector (511 comments)

The article goes on and on about "workaholism" fueling the need for drugs. My ass - the key story referenced is the one about Hayes getting offed by a hooker injecting a heroin overdose on his yacht. I don't feel a lot of workaholism in that story - ridiculously overpaid unscrupulous douchebag with too much time and money that has saddened and humiliated his family managed to have what looks like plenty of leisure time.

Oh, and this shit is not new at all - been happening in this industry for decades. more noticeable now that a Googler has publicly disgraced himself.

I feel for his family - what a piece of shit.

about 5 months ago
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Seat Detects When You're Drowsy, Can Control Your Car

src1138 Alpha Waves (106 comments)

I had an idea like this to use an instrumentation amp to detect brain waves - when the eyes are closed you get a lot of low freq alpha waves so you can tell if someone is dozing off. I guess this is less intrusive since it's embedded in the seat.

about 5 months ago
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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

src1138 Re:Learning Doing (608 comments)

Or not if you were referring to the OP and not me :D

about 5 months ago
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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

src1138 Re:Learning Doing (608 comments)

Typical AC - misinterpret what's there and add nothing.

Fuck you.

about 5 months ago
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Normal Humans Effectively Excluded From Developing Software

src1138 Learning Doing (608 comments)

Eventually your priority shifts from learning new things to actually utilizing your knowledge to do and make things.

Coming up with 20 good ways to build a bridge is not as productive as coming up with one good way and doing it.

Oh, and check your incredible arrogance at the door - normal people are doing much more complex things than coding, and with today's dev tools the entry barrier is significantly lower (and initial learning curve shallower) than it was 20-30 years ago. You are not "special" because you "get" algorithms.

It seems that "regular people" are those that have more than one facet to their life. I wonder if brain surgeons or mechanical engineers ever think like this.

And of course the best answer is to dumb down the subject matter rather than educate the masses...

Douchebags!

about 5 months ago
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The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

src1138 PC load coffee - what the f*ck doea that mean? (769 comments)

Watch that stock graph trend down in a few months when they announce the actual solution. Anything they could do that would prevent workaround (via refils, spoofing, etc.) without adding prohibitive cost to the pods and/or impacting the user experience. Seriously - punishing people who buy their unremarkable coffee makers like this - if their business model (sell machine cheap and consumable materials dear) they can go suck it. It's not like he printer market where there are few alternatives - they have just found a way to make coffee makers as annoying as printers.

I can imagine a scene from Office Space 2 where they take the coffee maker out back for some batting practice.

If you really want to go to coffee heaven, start roasting your own beans. Takes 5-10 mins and makes a world of difference. Plus green beans cost a fraction of roasted.

about 10 months ago

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