Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Note: You can take 10% off all Slashdot Deals with coupon code "slashdot10off." ×

Comment Re: Nothing open to the sky (Score 1) 114

Handcuff keys are actually pretty standard -- otherwise, the cop that cuffed you would be the only one who could open them.

But, yes, the keys would be 99% useless "in the yard" as prisoners are rarely cuffed inside the prison. (various maximum security scenarios aside.) And it has become increasingly common to use zip-ties instead of metal cuffs. (cuffs are expensive, use common keys, and some people can slip out of them.)

Comment Re:Way to encourage responsible disclosure. (Score 2) 87

Your talking about a system that's been used for 20+ years. It cannot be "patched" ('tho in older systems it can be "turned off") as it's not software. It cannot be "replaced" because it's built into many subsystems throughout the vehicle, most of which are a serious pain in the ass to even get to, much less crack open to replace a chip. (ECU, instrument cluster, ABS module, automatic transmission computer, electronic door/window modules, even the f'ing radio.)

Comment Re:50m 200ft (Score 1) 528

Everybody likes to make car analogies. However, that doesn't work here. CARS have well established, documented legal procedures for having them removed. (I know them all too well.) An un-tagged, un-titled car.. I most certainly can destroy it. (in fact, the police/dmv won't touch it.)

Moving out and leaving your stuff also has mountains of legal backing. YOUR. PROPERTY. IS. ABANDONED. As such, it's no longer "your property". It can be disposed of, or publicly auctioned -- legally. (I can't keep it, but I can throw it away or put it on eBay!) As for entrusting your stuff to a friend, no contract exists; if it's damaged or lost it's entirely between you and your friend.

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 528

For an Olympic skeet champion, maybe. At 200ft, most quad-copters are very hard to see. They aren't brightly painted skeet targets moving in a predictable path. Of course, *one* bird-shot pellet is all it would take to bring it down. (those things aren't remotely "armored") Does anyone have pictures of the thing "riddled with holes"? (more holes === closer to the gun)

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955

Working...