Boring Bricks Could Help People In More Ways Than One

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2019 03:38:21 +0000

When Elon Musk said he wanted to use bricks from The Boring Company to help build affordable housing, I thought it was genius. (For the record, our own Kurt Lowder recommended this, and a bit more, way back in April 2018.) Millions of families in America experience homelessness or have been homeless (raises hand), and those of us who have experienced it know that housing in a good area is considered a luxury for those working low-wage jobs. In fact, it’s not just a luxury, it’s an impossibility

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Extreme Corner Case For Autonomous Cars — Giants Riding On Cars Down Hills!

Credit to Author: Jesper Berggreen| Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 02:00:13 +0000

So, imagine you are driving along in your fancy high-tech car, minding your own business, with your yet-to-be-feature-complete full self-driving software activated, and suddenly the car slams the brakes to a full stop, like a donkey that had an epiphany that what it was doing just didn’t serve any purpose and therefor just refused to move any further. The silicon brain of your clever-as-a-donkey-robo-car just slammed on the brakes because it saw this through one of its cameras

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