* Posts by QuantumWarrior

3 posts • joined 14 Aug 2019

Tesla Autopilot crash driver may have been eating a bagel at the time, was lucky not to get schmeared on road

QuantumWarrior

Re: It's always a firetruck

The irony is that Tesla's autopilot almost certainly still is safer than a normal car being driven by a meatbag, it's just that car crashes which result in serious injury or death are so incredibly common that it literally isn't even news when they happen. Even with these highly publicised autopilot crashes (many of which I'll add are often the fault of other road users behaving like idiots, or as in this case the inattentive pillock behind the wheel who fully admits he was not ready to take control of the car) I'd wager that autopilot is at least several times safer per passenger mile than a human driver.

There are lots of places and age brackets where cars are the leading cause of death, driving for many people is the number 1 most dangerous thing they do in an average day.

Allowlist, not whitelist. Blocklist, not blacklist. Goodbye, wtf. Microsoft scans Chromium code, lops off offensive words

QuantumWarrior

Re: Ah, takes me back

Sounds like classic bikeshedding to me.

For anyone not familiar the term stems from an example about a fictional plan for a nuclear power station in which the finance committee devolve into discussing the construction of the staff bike shed and the menu options at the canteen since they're the only parts of the project they actually understand. The writer then concludes that the time and effort spent discussing any given part of a project will be inversely proportional to the money or complexity involved in that part.

Let's see what the sweet, kind, new Microsoft that everyone loves is up to. Ah yes, forcing more Office home users into annual subscriptions

QuantumWarrior

As someone whose company uses and sells Office 365 I wasn't even aware that this program existed, and after reading about it I'm still not sure why they bothered creating it in the first place except to extract money from people who don't know any better.

Business licences already let you install Office on 5 machines and I've never seen anyone with more than 3 who hasn't forgotten to uninstall it from something, so everyone just uses their business login at home. Hopefully this comment can help them avoid continuing on this pointless program.

It might be worth putting that in the body of the article too? As someone else said, it's explicitly mentioned in the documentation for business licences that they can be used on home computers, might help some as-yet-uneducated businesses keep some of their cash out of Microsoft's hands.

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