Re: Time to build it elsewhere
+1 for the Contact reference
182 posts • joined 17 Aug 2013
The news isn’t that Motorola is selling a toolkit; iFixit includes this exact set of tools with their iPhone screen repair kits (which I was quite pleased with — a nice step up from the tools they used to include). The real news is that Motorola is supplying OEM *parts* to iFixit, instead of iFixit having to source reliable third-party parts
“Pfft, Mandarin doesn't even have gendered pronouns”
Not entirely correct; there are different characters for he and she, although they are pronounced identically. My Taiwanese girlfriend (who has lived in the US for >20 years) still occasionally uses the wrong one in speech.
"they are alert all the time and communicating with each other."
Are they? Is anyone actually working on self-driving cars that talk to each other (including cars of other manufacturers)? AFAIK the current crop under development do not. And how would that even work when initially (and for a significant period going forward) they would not be able to talk to an overwhelming majority of the other cars (meatsack-driven) around them?
I got a job as a student programmer at my university shortly after they replaced their aging Burroughs B5500 (affectionately known as "Bertha") with a Multics system. It felt like the future had arrived. Exotic OS features! CRT terminals! Lowercase characters! No more punchcards! PL/1!
I actually took some heat for one thing I did -- ported a multiplayer "Space Wars" game to work on our Teleray 1061 terminals. The load from people playing the game during prime hours was having a significant impact on system performance. (I had to assure my management that the development had been done on my own time, not on the job).
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