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Comment: Car bomb? Whatever... (Score 1) 239

There are kits that turn cars into remote controlled vehicles already. It would have already been possible. Meanwhile, self-driving cars still need someone in the seat and still require heavy modification to perform the task. It is not any more attainable with those than is already possible. Stop giving idiots ideas in news headlines, and stop pissing your pants every time there's new tech.

Comment: Noticed this before (Score 1) 112

by HalAtWork (#47383131) Attached to: Android Leaks Location Data Via Wi-Fi
I've noticed this before but haven't been able to figure out how to delete it. I guess it has to do with the device searching for stored WiFi networks to establish a connection? Still annoying. According to the article, if you connect to hidden networks then you won't be able to get around this, unfortunately that's almost all the networks I connect to. Couldn't it just do a scan of nearby networks and look up the MAC address of the hidden networks, and, on a match, then try to establish a connection?

Comment: If it's the govts job to review code... (Score 1) 178

If it's the government's job to review code, why not use OSS and have control as well as peace of mind? If they have experts capable of reviewing/understanding code, then wouldn't it be more productive to be using OSS so they could make changes that benefit themselves? Or BSD so they could own the solution? Being forced to review code to make sure it's safe pretty much eliminates the benefit* of the closed source software anyway.

*The benefit being that someone else is supposedly reliably curating the code for you, and you pay for that service

Comment: Good thing we use less paper now (Score 2, Insightful) 69

by HalAtWork (#47238125) Attached to: Study: Deforestation Depletes Fish Stocks
Less reason to cut down trees. I still know some people at work who print emails before reading them though, what is wrong with these people? I try to be a good example and casually mention how I avoid using paper in various ways when describing my tasks to others as well as in meetings, but it doesn't seem to make an impression...

Comment: Re:Damned If they do. Damned if they don't (Score 1) 384

How is it a controversy to reflect reality? How is it unsuitable for kids to say that there are different sets of parents, male/female, male/male, and female/female? The kid already knows from going to school and seeing it in other media, who cares if it's in this game too?

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