Eliminating left turns to save time at the expense of longer distance is plausible.
Making the journey shorter by eliminating left turns is not. So what is the article not telling us?
I had exactly the same question. I watched the ~2 minute video (linked at the bottom of the summary) and I think the answer was in there -- they'll have multiple trucks conquering a neighborhood, often passing each other on a 2-lane road as each serves the buildings on the right hand side of the road. To me it's totally plausible that under such a scheme, the net distance could be less.
Speaking of RISC-V and its instruction set, I recently read an interesting & informative blog post on the topic by Adam Langely at his blog Imperial Violet
I feel for you guys... having these asinine decisions rammed down your throats, and being told to "make it work". Sounds like you guys never had a fighting chance...
Sounds like Ford is in very, very bad position on this one. Usually attorneys save the most damning material for trial. Maybe we'll see.
There was a story on Hacker News a couple years ago, an embedded systems engineer (inside Ford) was lamenting upper-management's choice of Windows CE and BSquare for the system.
Interesting that the 3rd generation of SYNC (out since 2016 I think) is based on QNX and appears to very well received. No Microsoft, no BSquare, no Windows CE. QNX is a real-time operating system. Windows CE purports to be, but a) all the middleware crap that comes in MS Auto is so buggy and full of priority inversions etc,, give me a break.
Someone (maybe the Hacker News article?) said something along the lines of "the decision to use WinCE in MyFord Touch was a handshake on a golf course, and Ford has felt the pain ever since."
Easy to see how this could back-fire and cause more harm to Spotify. Seems like a childish reaction instead of doubling down & re-grouping to make their service better and more appealing.
I mean, the last time I used Apple Music, I think I said something out loud along the lines of, "This app [on my phone] is buggiest, most confusing and counter-intuitive piece of crap I've ever used." And yet Spotify is still scrambling...
TFA's implication is that a white person has a right to make $700k/year, while the Chinese don't deserve to make a living because they are yellow skinned sub-humans.
You're way out of line here, dragging skin color (not nationality, but skin color) into this.
I think the article / story would have published even if the American was black, Native American, "brown", "yellow", etc. [I put those terms in quotes, because if I said Latino or Asian, that would be nationality, and I'm debating your choice to drag skin color into this. Personally, I think simplistic terms like white / yellow / brown to describe skin color over-simplify things, but I don't make the conventions...]
I totally agree with you about the patent bullshit, about similar products being around forever, etc. but I don't think this is a "Chinese are sub-human animals" piece. That's way too sensitive.
Chinese knock-offs, both legal and illegal, are widely acknowledged as being a reality. They have nothing to do with skin color.
The lady's business was fragile, she should think she had a good run. That also has nothing to do with her skin color.
"Within C++, there is a much smaller and cleaner language struggling to get out."
- Bjarne Stroustrup (from the excellent book, "The Design and Evolution of C++")
I use C++ for embedded systems, not a hater at all, but I feel that the language is becoming bigger, with more features, more keywords, larger libraries, and over-ebullient language nerds who aren't building stuff that powers the world (PC-centric Herb Sutter: "Hey, let's add a 2D graphics API! Because PC and Windows and Microsoft!") How is that useful to my embedded implantable medical device? Why does this need to be part of the core language specification? (Well, really the standard library, which is part of the language specification, let's not get pedantic here.) )
Look, I think some of the newer stuff is OK, but enough is enough... plus, and I know I'm in the minority here, but many of the platforms I work on don't use a compiler with C++11 (let alone C++14) support.
This makes my job as a "C++ evangelist" even tougher; organizations that are already scared by the size & complexity of the language are terrified by the "every 3 years, more stuff!" tendency.
I know some of you will say, "If you don't like it (C++11, C++14, etc) , just don't use it." or "these new features make the language
The most significant weakness in a 4-digit PIN is that (in this case) merely by guessing you have a 0.1% chance to get it right.
Wait, what? 4-digit PIN = 0-9,999 = 1 in 10K chance = 0.01% chance, correct? I mean, that's an order of magnitude...
No one gets sick on Wednesdays.