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Comment: Re:CA requires commercial licenses for pickup truc (Score 1) 207

Ford F150 Lariat.

For the 5 1/2 ton towing capacity (which also translates to "won't blow the engine head gasket towing a loaded trailer up CA 88 like the van did" - turns out they designed that vehicle's engine with the cylinders too close together so this one pair had a very thin piece of gasket between them,..).

(No time to get the GVR before I have to get to work...)

Comment: Re:They shot first (Score 1) 88

by Qzukk (#48924421) Attached to: Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness'

They shot first, they eroded the trust to a point where people, not criminals or terrorists or pedophiles but ordinary law abiding people have stood up and said "we don't trust the government any more, nor the systems in place to protect our privacy, and so we have to take it into our own hands."

If they're looking for a zone of lawlessness, they should check under their own feet first.

Comment: Re:Who eats doughnuts with the doughnut men? (Score 1) 436

by AK Marc (#48921013) Attached to: Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App
It is true. It's easy for you to look up the years those things happened and deaths in the US. Though the small minded people like yourself will refuse to look at the science, and will cling to the religion of "speed kills" no matter what proof you are presented with.

Comment: Re:First Sale (Score 1) 438

But that is irrelevant anyway, unlike the case of Ubisoft revoking keys for games no ECU has a requirement that ties it to an owner but if it did then it would still satisfy the First Sale doctrine because it is not about being able to use the goods after they were sold but to be able to sell the copyrighted goods in the first place.

So if GM remotely disabled your car through OnStar because you bought/sold it used, that's perfectly acceptable, under the law, and by your personal moral code?

Comment: Re:First Sale (Score 1) 438

Yes, the "no, you tell me" answer. It's not a phonorecord, but the ECU of my car is copyrighted. Am I allowed to transfer the license to my ECU (and the car along with it)?

My house is copyrighted. It's a "creative work" as are all architectural designs, unless proven otherwise.

But you are asserting that it doesn't apply to those copyrighted items. Why?

Comment: Re:First Sale (Score 1) 438

Now if you have educated yourself on this can you see how ridiculous your assertion that this applies to your house or your car is?

My car and house are covered under copyright. The ECU and other things are copyrighted. I have notes in my owner's manual to that effect. The structure of my house is a "creative work" as asserted by all architects everywhere, and thus is also copyrighted.

What's your problem? That you don't know that the software in your car is copyrighted?

Comment: Anything like Flashblock for HTML5? (Score 1) 200

by Solandri (#48919169) Attached to: YouTube Ditches Flash For HTML5 Video By Default
I tried setting Chrome to use HTML5 on YouTube for about a month. I had to switch it back to flash because of one thing - Flashblock. With flashblock, you can open a bunch of videos at once in different tabs, and they will not start playing until you flip to the tab and click the flashblock button. With HTML5, all those videos start playing in the background tabs simultaneously as soon as the pages finish loading. So you're basically limited to opening one video at a time. No queuing up videos you want to watch and flipping through them tab by tab.

Does anyone know of an extension similar to flashblock but for HTML5 on Chrome?

Comment: Re:A! SS! HO! LE! (Score 1) 221

by ScentCone (#48919125) Attached to: White House Drone Incident Exposes Key Security Gap

I've heard those things and they often sound like a pissed off weedeater.

You have no idea what you're talking about. A passing car is louder than a small, well-tuned quad with quality balanced rotors at ground level. 30' in the air? Barely audible. There are noisier ones. I work with a 25-pound octo that sounds completely horrifying, and I know when and where to operate it. But thanks for speaking out of ignorance - it helps to put all of this stuff in perspective.

Comment: Re:pirate the games and you get no DRM as well (Score 1) 438

I tried to check, but I didn't find any reference to DRM on the wiki page, despite it being well detailed for SH4. I remember having bought it, but ending up pirating it, but I may not have known why at the time (nor cared).

That and on Steam, it doesn't have Starforce anymore. Though it seems Steam does sell some copy protected Ubisoft games.

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