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Comment: Re:Wouldn't someone think of the children? (Score 3, Insightful) 294

by Ocker3 (#45817235) Attached to: Parents' Campaign Leads To Wi-Fi Ban In New Zealand School
Having Ethernet cables running all over the place is probably a greater measurable hazard than the WiFi. Tripping over a cable and injuring yourself Is a real danger, most workplaces are required to cover any cables running over the floor with heavy rubber mats or something like that. Or they could put in cable boxes into the floor of the rooms, very expensive, and very limiting to room geometry, which teachers Love to change!

Comment: Re:Slashdot being a prime example of bad (Score 1) 382

by Ocker3 (#45774613) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Why Do Mobile Versions of Websites Suck?
I agree. The user should be allowed control of their experience, autodetect is often broken. Some pages I'm subscribed to on FB love to post links to mobile news sites, possibly because think their followers are mostly mobile. But for someone like me who prefers grunty desktops, I have to keep editing the URL. We need browser-based options to turn auto-detect on and off. Website-based ones would require logins, which wouldn't help your private browsing needs, and then you'd have to set it for Every site!

Much simpler to set it once in your browser.

Comment: Re:So what'll we do with half a trillion dollars? (Score 1) 389

by Ocker3 (#45230981) Attached to: Autonomous Cars Will Save Money and Lives
Exactly, self-driving cars aren't a replacment for taxis, not with the current level of technology. We're not talking Jonny Cabs from Total Recall yet, we're looking at reducing the amount of effort the average commuter needs to get from point A to B. I wonder if self-driving cars would allow better ride-sharing arrangements?

Comment: Re:Rupert Murdoch can die in a hole already. (Score 3, Insightful) 327

by Ocker3 (#44469705) Attached to: Rupert Murdoch Wants To Destroy Australia's National Broadband Network
Exactly, things like water, power, roads, internet access, these are infrastructure that is necessary for commerce, you'd think any politician who wants business to flourish would Want a Labor-style NBN as it increases the chances for Australians to do business tasks better than other countries!

Comment: Re:Rupert Murdoch can die in a hole already. (Score 1) 327

by Ocker3 (#44469699) Attached to: Rupert Murdoch Wants To Destroy Australia's National Broadband Network
Don't forget he makes a Lot of money from Foxtel, which people wouldn't pay as much money for if they can get content from a provider like NetFlix, which they'll be able to do if the majority of the country have Fibre instead of the crap Copper lines. He's got a monopoly atm, he doesn't want competitors.

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