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Comment: Re: Only a matter of time... (Score 1) 277

by Knuckles (#48956363) Attached to: Indian Woman Sues Uber In the US Over Alleged New Delhi Taxi Rape

I just sensed come cultural superiority in that post, and wanted to add the info that the West was very bad in this regard until very recently as well for the benefit of my younger readers :)

I agree with your reply re the gender issues but would expect that the woman has legal standing in the US against Uber. Else she can't sue anyway

Comment: Re: Only a matter of time... (Score 1) 277

by Knuckles (#48948763) Attached to: Indian Woman Sues Uber In the US Over Alleged New Delhi Taxi Rape

Did you even look at the Wikipedia article? It says nothing to support your fabricated claims and everything to support my factual statement.

Marital rape was made illegal by law in:

Australia: 1981-92
Canada: 1983
New Zealand: 1985
Austria: 1989
Switzerland: 1992
Spain: 1992
France: 1994
Germany: 1997
Netherlands: 1991
US: mid 70ies - 1993 but to this day in some states marital rape is treated more lenient.

So STFU

Comment: Re: Only a matter of time... (Score 5, Informative) 277

by Knuckles (#48945545) Attached to: Indian Woman Sues Uber In the US Over Alleged New Delhi Taxi Rape

Bullshit. The real problem is that women aren't treated like human beings in India. That is why so many rape cases get dismissed and why it is perfectly legal for a husband to rape his wife there.

It was legal in most Western states until roughly the 1980ies/90ies.
The Soviet Union made it illegal in 1922.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Comment: Re:I have an even better idea (Score 1) 304

by Knuckles (#48894637) Attached to: Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

Most cars have an off switch which disables it, some cars have various settings, and on some you cannot completely disable it (e.g., it will in any case reenable at highway speeds) such as the new Ford models.

Not sure about mechanical failsaves, but in any case, while nothing is 100% fail safe I generally trust automotive engineers or I would not step into a car. A hydraulic circuit can fail as well, for example.

Comment: Re:I have an even better idea (Score 1) 304

by Knuckles (#48894041) Attached to: Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

I do not approve of any system that will arbitrarily override my basic controls of the vehicle, it's a bad idea. Why should I or anyone relinquish control of braking to some anonymous software writer(s) that may or may not have covered all possible contingencies properly? Just one more system to fail in your vehicle. No, I propose we educate, train, and test drivers more rigorously, and if they're not truly competent, then they don't get to drive.

You may not approve, but ESC is mandatory for new cars in the US, and has been mandatory for longer in other places. It has very clearly improved safety.

Comment: Re:a better question (Score 5, Informative) 592

by Knuckles (#48844373) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?

However, the Apple trackpads are limited to two fingered use on non-Apple operating systems through the use of crippled drivers and therefore something like a Logitech T650 is far superior when using a non-Apple OS.

Wrong. At least on my 2009 MB Pro 3- and 4-finger touch has been working out of the box on Ubuntu for many years.

To answer the question from TFS, I can only echo what others already wrote. When I purchased this laptop, the MB Pro had by far the nicest product design for my needs, and the PC laptops I found in the same price range did not come close: Full-body aluminium instead of plastic, smooth outer shell instead of little knobs and slits everywhere (important, e.g., when having to remove the laptop from the bag at airport security check), low-key LEDs instead of a blinking christmas tree telling me useless stuff like my wifi working (I know, no need to blink for every packet!!!) but require the use of tape when you want to watch a movie.

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