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Forum: Social Studies 20 April 2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By Errata
Presumably they will get mad at liberal New...

Presumably they will get mad at liberal New Yorkers for this and vote for even more conservative pro-deregulation politicians that will make their state even cheaper and easier to use a dumping...
Forum: SLC 19 April 2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,020
Posted By Errata
Step 1 is to do a cost benefit analysis, and...

Step 1 is to do a cost benefit analysis, and create a spreadsheet that quantifies how adaptive each emotion is in one column, with the estimated energy costs in column B. You may need a weighted...
Forum: Rantidote 14 April 2018, 03:50 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 24,455
Posted By Errata
My bank's ATM has started giving out hundreds...

My bank's ATM has started giving out hundreds instead of twenties. There is a menu you can click through to change it, but it doesn't remember your preferences from session to session, so you have...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 April 2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Errata
Movies you've seen recently

Blockers was a surprise. The trailer looked aggressively unpleasant. I wasn't planning to see it until all the positive reviews started coming in, and they made it clear that it wasn't like the...
Forum: SLC 06 April 2018, 04:18 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 27,253
Posted By Errata
The mandatory "employees must wash hands" sign in...

The mandatory "employees must wash hands" sign in the bathroom had very small letters informing customers that no, this does not mean that employees must wash your hands for you.

Also the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 29 March 2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,984
Posted By Errata
It's been happening for years, whenever there is...

It's been happening for years, whenever there is any mass shooting, or any news stories that doesn't fit their narrative, it's always "crisis actors". Obviously their worldview is infallible, so...
Forum: Business Bytes 26 March 2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,721
Posted By Errata
Cost, speed of arrival, and convenience, yes. As...

Cost, speed of arrival, and convenience, yes. As I mentioned if you don't live in a densely populated metropolis, then a taxi can easily take 30+ minutes to arrive. That's why there was a seismic...
Forum: Business Bytes 25 March 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,721
Posted By Errata
Most of the cost of taking a taxi goes to the...

Most of the cost of taking a taxi goes to the driver, so it would be much cheaper for the rider, as well as more profitable for Uber. Win-win, except for the professional driver who is no longer...
Forum: Business Bytes 23 March 2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,721
Posted By Errata
I ignored your question. Your question was...

I ignored your question. Your question was essentially on what basis do I claim that computer algorithms don't have bad moods like human drivers. That's borderline just trolling, and didn't strike...
Forum: Business Bytes 22 March 2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,721
Posted By Errata
Any self-driving car will at very least be an...

Any self-driving car will at very least be an internet connected device with GPS mapping. I can browse places I haven't been in decades on Google Maps, and within seconds discern the names of...
Forum: Business Bytes 22 March 2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,721
Posted By Errata
Partial self-driving is probably just not very...

Partial self-driving is probably just not very compatible with human psychology. If you make it so 99.99+% of the time nothing will happen if they're not paying attention, it's really likely that...
Forum: SLC 21 March 2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 50,681
Posted By Errata
I think the point is that there are too many...

I think the point is that there are too many distinct jobs you could do in a house, rather than too few, but you're right that this is specific to doing it in your home while the others are mostly...
Forum: Rantidote 21 March 2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 34,760
Posted By Errata
I know people who do this, more often at home...

I know people who do this, more often at home than at work. It annoys me. Most of the time I'm just perplexed that they couldn't have put in a reasonable time to begin with, and triggered that they...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 21 March 2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By Errata
Or he would have tried to congratulate Putin more...

Or he would have tried to congratulate Putin more bigly than Obama. I've been told that I'm the greatest president at congratulating in all of history.
Forum: SLC 21 March 2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 50,681
Posted By Errata
That's commonly used for plotting a course on...

That's commonly used for plotting a course on land as well, plus navigation already has a distinct role in the game for finding a route, distinct from operating a vehicle to travel that route.

I'm...
Forum: SLC 21 March 2018, 01:19 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 50,681
Posted By Errata
For the purposes of a videogame, an overarching...

For the purposes of a videogame, an overarching skill to govern all facets of operating any type of (primarily civilian) watercraft: sailboat, canoe, oil tanker, container ship, whatever. It's easy...
Forum: SLC 21 March 2018, 12:30 AM
Replies: 853
Views: 50,681
Posted By Errata
The problem with "crewing" is that it's too...

The problem with "crewing" is that it's too generic. It applies to non-maritime jobs, so you have to add more words to it before it means the right thing. And the problem with "boating" is that it...
Forum: SLC 20 March 2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 853
Views: 50,681
Posted By Errata
What is the verb for what a sailor does? Most...

What is the verb for what a sailor does? Most modern seafaring vessels are not wind powered, and the verb "sailing" still typically suggests only ships/boats powered primarily by sails. Yet...
Forum: Business Bytes 20 March 2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,721
Posted By Errata
And human drivers cause a lot of accidents that...

And human drivers cause a lot of accidents that other, outwardly similar drivers wouldn't cause. Every human is different, and some are way worse than others. Even the most competent ones have off...
Forum: Business Bytes 20 March 2018, 12:55 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,721
Posted By Errata
Says the horse and buggy industry.

Says the horse and buggy industry.
Forum: Business Bytes 19 March 2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,721
Posted By Errata
As a pedestrian, I've definitely had a number of...

As a pedestrian, I've definitely had a number of very human drivers try to run me over in a legal crosswalk or sidewalk where I had the right of way. Some of them see me far later than they should...
Forum: Business Bytes 19 March 2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 15,721
Posted By Errata
Around 90 people die in a car crash every day,...

Around 90 people die in a car crash every day, just in the US, and way more than that globally. Do you read 50 different national news articles per day about each of those incidents? No, you're so...
Forum: Hurricane Katrina 19 March 2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,456
Posted By Errata
New Orleans is known for food and music, and of...

New Orleans is known for food and music, and of the two, restaurants translate more directly into a discrete physical business that an individual can move to a new city and start up.

To answer the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 March 2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By Errata
Looks like it might have even backfired, because...

Looks like it might have even backfired, because tariffs are a red line for a lot of fiscal conservatives, so if anything it may have been a wedge dividing Republicans from one another.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 March 2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By Errata
Is this special election the reason that Trump...

Is this special election the reason that Trump was threatening steel tariffs? And it didn't even work?
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