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Comment: Automatic brakes (Score 1) 304

by MTEK (#48895043) Attached to: Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

In Car and Driver's long term test of the KIA K900, the following incident happened:

At approximately 11,400 miles, the adaptive cruise control falsely identified a vehicle ahead and threw the K900 into a full panic stop on I-90 in southeastern Montana. A scary event. Could a giant bug have splattered on the radar’s lens? So far, we all have theories but no hard data.

Comment: Re:Environment Variables (Score 1) 347

by MTEK (#48211461) Attached to: The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone
The environment variable textbox is a great example and something Microsoft's own users should've have noticed and addressed long ago. If they can't be bothered to do something as simple as that then I have little faith they're looking for feedback on legacy UI goofs. The Feedback tool in Windows 10 feels more like a PR stunt following the Windows 8 fiasco. This is Microsoft -- not some random open source project full of amateurs. They should have well-paid professionals in-house who know exactly what they've done wrong. The company needs to try harder.

Comment: Re:Obama is but a puppet (Score 1) 236

by MTEK (#47944125) Attached to: Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died
Puppet? That's better than dictator, I suppose. Or wherever you're from, "freedom fighter", if you prefer. People just need to realize that the U.S. gov't is huge and its relationships with organizations (domestic, multinational -- and not just the corporate types) has produced a web of complexity that is difficult to overcome and get anything meaningful done.

Comment: Drone 'em! (Score 1) 275

by MTEK (#47633809) Attached to: Long-Wave Radar Can Take the Stealth From Stealth Technology
Send in the drones, both real and virtual. Overwhelm the adversary with inexpensive fake targets and spoof their radar returns. Let their SAM batteries blow their load on tin-plated paper mâché airplanes and let their interceptors chase ghosts. All the while... watching from far above, waiting for the real GO-time.

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