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Comment: Re:Obvious (Score 1) 163

by Bob_Geldof (#47586647) Attached to: Fooling a Mercedes Into Autonomous Driving With a Soda Can
I have a 2014 Subaru Forester with EyeSight (their adaptive (stereoscopic based) cruise control with lane departure warning system). The adaptive cruise control is amazing. I like using it in traffic on I-5 in Seattle (I said Subaru, didn't I?) and it works really well at dealing with people cutting in/stopped cars in front of me. My one complaint is when you come to a complete stop it times out and disables the system. You now have a vehicle that is idling in drive. There is an audible beep to warn you that the system is turning off, but I think I would prefer the ability to control the time out period to something more than 5 seconds.

Comment: Re:What is really needed. (Score 1) 768

by Bob_Geldof (#37907156) Attached to: Student Loans In America: the Next Big Credit Bubble
And the military does not exist in its own reality distortion field. I know of no other line of work in this country where failure to show up for work results in a prison sentence.

A career in the military is not the same as a career anywhere else. In their situation the ability to be bribed by the enemy is too great a risk. In industry that's what NDAs and non-compete clauses are for.

Comment: Re:What is really needed. (Score 1) 768

by Bob_Geldof (#37895412) Attached to: Student Loans In America: the Next Big Credit Bubble

Who the hell wants a staff full of debt-burdened carrot-chasers who couldn't get the job they really wanted?

Employees with a mountain of debt are less likely to cause trouble for their employer, as the employee's debt must be serviced, especially education debt in the US.

It is, for all intents and purposes, a rather relaxed version of indentured servitude, considering the overall lack of mobility in the job market.

Comment: Re:A Tale of Two Countries (Score 1) 518

by Bob_Geldof (#36805598) Attached to: A Tale of Two Countries
Precisely what you would expect to hear from a tea party nut that has never worked in the public sector. Thank you. Keep up the good work being a shill for the Koch brothers and their ilk. It is only a matter of time before the super-rich (who are the only ones to truly benefit from Tea Party ideals) come after you and make your life miserable.
Math

+ - Wiki-style project makes maths breakthrough->

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00_NOP writes "The "Polymath" project which works by encouraging mathematicians to collaborate through a wiki-style interface has proved its worth on its first project — a task in combinatorics called the "DHJ theorem" and in just six weeks a new proof has been discovered and submitted for publication. For geeks everywhere the good news is that even "amateurs" were seen to make useful contributions."
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Comment: Re:I'm a web developer and I don't like this (Score 1) 285

by Bob_Geldof (#35386856) Attached to: Even Microsoft Wants IE6 Dead

Besides, it seems like most IE6 users in this age are enterprise clients who can't upgrade until their vendors start supporting new browsers, or until the interprise itself gets rid of legacy programs.

Wrong, if you look at the map and the percentages, it looks like poor people running bootlegged versions of outdated windows are the main users of IE6.

Desktops (Apple)

+ - Backdoor Trojan For Windows Ported To Mac OS

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A Remote Access Trojan (RAT) for Windows, known as darkComet, has been ported to Mac OS X. The new backdoor Trojan is not yet finished, but it could be indicative of more underground programmers attempting to take advantage of Apple's growing market share."
Censorship

+ - Cracks in Libya Firewall?->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Most Libya Internet traffic has been blocked since the start of the uprisings on February 17. In what may be the first cracks in the Libya Internet firewall and a sign of the rapidly evolving political situation, Libya Internet traffic climbed over the weekend according to Arbor. Twitter updates also suggest the Internet is now working in eastern cities like Benghazi. Gaddafi may be losing control of his state telecom (Libya Telecom and Technology)?"
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