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Comment: Re:Ummmm ... duh? (Score 1) 378

by CohibaVancouver (#49356627) Attached to: Modern Cockpits: Harder To Invade But Easier To Lock Up

door is locked, as per security requirement

There's two kinds of door-lock modes -

- Locked, but can be unlocked with code that crew knows. "Pilot going to bathroom mode."

- Locked, but cannot be unlocked with code. "Hijacking - No one's getting in mode."

In your example, co-pilot suffers seizure, pilot unlocks door with code and flies plane.

What wasn't anticipated was co-pilot putting door in hijack mode then hijacking plane himself.

Comment: Re:Ummmm ... duh? (Score 4, Insightful) 378

by CohibaVancouver (#49356535) Attached to: Modern Cockpits: Harder To Invade But Easier To Lock Up

The very lack of them finding the plane (MH370) at all means that it more than not it did not crash

No - They haven't found the plane because of the size of the search area.

I'm surprised how few people seem to get this.

The search area is choppy, stormy ocean and is the size of Australia. To put that in perspective, here's a map of Australia overlaid on the USA:

http://keithooper.smugmug.com/...

So imagine you're looking for a seat cushion in Nevada that's bobbing on the water in Illinois.

Comment: Re:How many minutes until this is mandatory? (Score 1) 283

by CohibaVancouver (#49332697) Attached to: Ford's New Car Tech Prevents You From Accidentally Speeding

The companies that own the data still think they can gouge the automotive market, even though the mobile prices have been driven down to the floor by the likes of Waze and Google Maps.

Not really. We just licensed Google Maps for an application. Literally cost millions of dollars. Google doesn't give that stuff away for free.

Comment: Re:Message to all braindead CEOs out there (Score 1) 117

Let's take a wild guess as to why I've spent nothing on entertainment in the last eighteen months. Could it be the record profits made by the media cartels?

Could it be that it's reasonably easy to get media for free?

If it was 1985 and your options were to copy an album, cassette or VHS tape (in 'real time') would you have spent more on entertainment?

Comment: Re:Facebook (Score 4, Insightful) 134

Why are any of you still using Failbook!? Do you enjoy pain?

Because it's handy to keep up with what my friends and family are doing.

Do you like being treated like children or inmates?

I don't experience this. My friends on Facebook and I engage in wide-ranging debates on subjects as diverse as Putin, gun control and trans issues, with nary a peep from the prison guards & parents that you seem to think run Facebook.

Comment: Re:Trello (Score 1) 144

by CohibaVancouver (#49243889) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Issue Tracker For Non-Engineers?

You do know that you're not allowed to have negative opinions anymore, right?

Of course, but you're expected to write a post explaining your contrary position, ideally backed up with a cite or your personal (anecdotal) experience with the product in question, not just mindlessly downvoting something based on the fact you played with Trello for four minutes, or that you disagree based on ideology.

OP: We use Trello for the tasks you're asking about, and it works well. I'd say the only hiccup is it's a little unclear what it means to 'archive' a card vs. deleting it or designating it as 'complete.'

Comment: Re:What is the point? (Score 1) 340

Officers in a damn power trip are not entitled to look whatsoever at my emails, photos or whatever the fuck

"Entitled" doesn't enter into it - What enters into it is what the law says - And the law says they can examine your phone and computer at the border.

That's what's about to go in front of a judge in Canada.

An inclined plane is a slope up. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"

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