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#showdevEveryone should write an operating system once

  • The saying goes: Try everything once except incest and folk dancing, which for me at the tender age of 25 included attempting to write my own x86 kernel, bootloader and a few hardware drivers.
  • Yeah I was and still am slightly mad.
  • For anyone interested in following a similar path, I now recommend the OSDev Wiki, which would have really helped back in the day of almost no Internet!

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Clueless Bureaucrats Blame Apple for Tesla Driver's Stupidity

  • Clueless bureaucrats blamed Apple for the Tesla Model X crash that killed its employee...who was playing video games while driving.
  • But in doling out blame for the death of Apple employee Walter Huang, who crashed his Tesla Model X while playing a video game, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) really takes the cake.
  • It is clear who the culprit was – a distracted driver who misused his Model X’s partially-automated driving system.
  • Per the NTSB, Apple has failed by not banning its employees from using mobile devices in non-emergency situations while driving!
  • While federal law requires that employers ban employees from conducting company business on their personal devices when driving, that was not what Huang was doing.
  • That’s just about the only accurate thing the federal agency said after investigating Apple employee Huang’s death in a Tesla Model X.

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If you drive an expensive car you're probably a jerk, scientists say

  • A new study has found that drivers of flashy vehicles are less likely to stop and allow pedestrians to cross the road -- with the likelihood they'll slow down decreasing by 3% for every extra $1,000 that their vehicle is worth.
  • Researchers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas speculated that the expensive car owners "felt a sense of superiority over other road users" and were less able to empathize with lowly sidewalk-dwellers.
  • "Disengagement and a lower ability to interpret thoughts and feelings of others along with feelings of entitlement and narcissism may lead to a lack of empathy for pedestrians" among costly car owners, they theorized in the study.
  • His study cited previous research that indicated drivers behind the wheel of a costly vehicle are more likely to flout traffic regulations or drive recklessly.

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