Of COURSE the first AI Car fatality was caused by an Uber car.
Remember that AI car that was caught running a red light, claimed it was human error, then was seen running a bunch more? Uber. Remember that AI car operating in SF without an AI car license? Uber.
Uber does everything as cheaply and as sleazy as possible.
I'll bet that car AI didn't have 1/100th the testing that competing AI get when they put it on the road.
1) Buy a company on credit
2) Have the company assume the debt you used to buy it.
3) Give yourself and your friends a huge salary.
4) The company won't be able to handle the debt, so just let it go bankrupt. (Tough luck, employees!)
It's the American dream! So long #ToysRUs
"HP and the Goblet of Fire" has got to have the most "child logic" plot ever.
You can just see some eight-year old explaining it.
"His name's on the list, so TECHNICALLY that means he has to compete!"
Even though literally nobody wants him to, and the rules say he can't?
"Yeah, because, if your name's on the list, then you're OFFICIALLY in the game and you have to play. Officially"
This is now how I imagine the future of gaming.
One day I want to own an old mansion so I can individually lock each interior door with a different key, and then hide the keys nearby in insane places.
This tree is supposed to be right outside my window.
I THOUGHT I heard a loud noise last night. https://www.instagram.com/p/BgEq-FXFs6z/ https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/vp/717af6711d955b4d114b4d8d1fcd0c8b/5B27D578/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/28427556_339024843250185_3264323703583801344_n.jpg
who remembers the IRC wars over whether or not away nicks were acceptable
I wonder how the computers on Star Trek handle text documents. Character encoding for hundreds of worlds worth of languages much be insane. Do they still use Unicode in the 24th century?
Do they have to update it every time they meet a new species?
For the last two nights (at least) my dreams have been about being Spider-Man.
I'm not sure why. It's been years since I've read any Spider-Man comics, or seen any of the movies.
I can only assume that I've been bit by a radioactive spider, and my subconscious mind is preparing me for when my powers manifest in the waking world.
Why does Outlook insist on popping up a thing to remind me about meetings that happened DAYS AGO?
Either I attended or I didn't. What does it expect me to do about it?
Should I run to the office and shout "Sorry I'm late!" and hope they're still trying to get the projector working?
Sometimes I think preppers have the right idea.
But once you've stockpiled a year of food, why do you have to wait for the Apocalypse to lock yourself in your house?
Oooo. I got a check for the interest on my security deposit.
$0.27! What should I spend it on?
Important reminder :
In British English "turtles" and "tortoises" are different.
In American English a "tortoise" is a TYPE of "Turtle".
This usage took hold after the two languages separated, so neither is more correct than the other.
A lot of people out there seem confused on this critically important point.
Woo. I combined two broken Steam Controllers into one working controller.
I feel like a hacker.
To Americans, I think the most irritating part of the Metric system is that it has a temperature scale designed for chemistry, and not for weather.
I propose that Fahrenheit be adopted as the SI unit for "Air Comfyness"
There should be a streaming site that just buys up unsold pilots.
I suppose the networks would never open their archives to such a thing, but it would be a treasure trove if it could happen.
I miss NASA. They aren't perfect, but at least their feeds were honest feeds and not marketing events.