Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Comment: Re:Someone Please Provide a Better Explanation (Score 1) 389

Gee you must be fun at parties. Driving in a major city requires a bit of hustle and bustle. The only result of absolute order is going to be much longer journey times, because of all of the robot cars slowing down, 'just in case'. Given the choice I prefer the current situation then the horror scenario you just played out. And you call that progress?

Comment: Re:Someone Please Provide a Better Explanation (Score 1) 389

City-safe (city safety really) is a system that automatically applies the brakes when it detects another vehicle within 6 meters of the front of the car with which a collision is imminent.

This must be fun when a vehicle changes lanes directly in front of you and the computer then applies the brakes. That brings a new dimension to stop-start driving

Comment: Re:Did they already fix this? (Score 1) 245

by Jack Griffin (#49788347) Attached to: A Text Message Can Crash An iPhone and Force It To Reboot
What causing your co-workers phone to reboot is a sackable offence where you are? What if you accidentally kick the power cord out of their PC? Doesn't sound like a fun place to be. I did it here but it didn't work, people here were genuinely interested is this was for real or not.

Comment: Re:How long till... (Score 1) 245

by Jack Griffin (#49788339) Attached to: A Text Message Can Crash An iPhone and Force It To Reboot

Yeah, that was the point I was trying to get at. Most people take the privacy of their most intimate secrets for granted -

Or they simply don't care as much as you do. Seriously, you think anyone really wants to see photos of your bum? Who is the market for all this tonnes and tonnes of useless information?
If all the world's secrets were published tomorrow I think the reaction would be "meh, what's for dinner?" It's actually worse if it only happens to one person, if happens to everyone then that becomes the new norm and no-one cares.

Comment: Re:Ad Saturation (Score 1) 311

by Jack Griffin (#49787653) Attached to: Adblock Plus Victorious Again In Court
It's gotten so bad that I've given up on participating with society. I'm lucky enough to have a decent national radio which is commercial free, but it's mostly talk, so if I want music I have ad-free Spotify. Commercial radio is unlistenable due to the ads and other mindless drivel. TV is gone, however I do record all show (yes all of them) and watch later to be able to fast forward ads. Even that's getting unbearable due to those popup ads they use now, so increasingly turning to BT. Even live sport, I'll lock myself away, record and start the game an hour later to have the ability to FF ads.
I have Ad Block so nothing comes through the browser, so really the only ads I see are billboards and on buses when out driving, or pamphlets in the mail. I don't actually mind this type of advertising because it's passive and I can choose to see or not.
The shock is when you re-build your PC and forget Ad Block, or are at a friends house and they sit through ad after ad after ad on TV. It really is quite appalling when you've gone ad-free to see how pervasive it is. I honestly can't see how such attack on your brain is legal.

Comment: Re:That's the good news... (Score 1) 311

by Jack Griffin (#49787581) Attached to: Adblock Plus Victorious Again In Court
No it isn't. In a free world we each have the right to question the status quo. So in this case it is preferable that one business questions the practice of another in a court, than to not have that choice. The fact that this happened, and with the right result, is a good thing as it confirms that the system is working.

Comment: Re:"What happened to the dinosaurs?" (Score 1) 441

by Jack Griffin (#49787447) Attached to: Creationists Manipulating Search Results
Who says it didn't grow 2 extra digits in the last 65 million years? (I'm not serious - the point is that the word dinosaur is not always used in it's scientifically pure definition. For the rest of us, anything that was a living species 65 million years ago is a dinosaur, and that's ok)

Whenever people agree with me, I always think I must be wrong. - Oscar Wilde

Working...