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Comment Re: Selfies! (Score 1) 117

"The display function only works when the car is parked. In drive mode, all the driver can see are the various meters and controls necessary to drive the car and any maps that might be needed . . . "

. . . until you pay a local teenage hacker $20 to re-flash the firmware to enable the display all the time.

What's wrong with kids and their parents talking with each other, and sharing experiences when out on a drive . . . ?

Comment Re:Ice House? (Score 3, Funny) 60

Probably because of IP violations or cultural reasons: They're afraid of lawsuits by Eskimos over the right to build an Igloo without licensing the IP for the design of and Igloo, or that they are calling it an Igloo, but not building it to the proper cultural design.

Comment Re:Thaty's the wat to do it ... (Score 5, Interesting) 256

I'll take a wild guess here: the French chefs pay more attention to cooking their vegetables. I've been served broccoli in the US and Germany that had just been tossed into a vat of water, and boiled until it had the consistency of mushy peas. No seasoning at all. Then I once was served broccoli in France, where it had been steamed, but didn't fall apart, it had been very lightly seasoned, and served with some Hollandaise sauce, in a separate tiny tub, so that I could just use a wee bit of it.

I'm guessing that French cooks take pride in what they do . . . even if they just work in a school cafeteria, they will cook vegetables that children and adults enjoy eating.

Comment Re:Thaty's the wat to do it ... (Score 1) 256

Just wrap the broccoli in bacon, and top it off with barbecue sauce. Everything tastes better with bacon and barbecue sauce.

Alternatively . . . leave out the bacon and barbecue sauce, and just give them ketchup. For those of you that are too young to remember or know this, the US government declared ketchup as a vegetable for school lunches, back in the 80's.

Comment Re:Loophole (Score 1) 322

Now, who else makes diesel cars: I doubt that VW is the only firm to do this ...

Hmmm . . . how about . . . Mercedes-Benz . . . ? They make Turbo Diesel Injection cars . . . .

You can bet that they have already started an internal investigation . . . not to be surprised by anything that pops up in the news.

Comment Re:Not the server (Score 5, Insightful) 348

Except if the server were hacked, we would have read the emails months ago.

When kiddies hack the server . . . they brag about it on Facebook. When professionals hack a server . . . they don't say anything, so they can keep getting intelligence from the server.

I find it the most stupidest thing in the world, that when people say, "Hey, Hillary's mail server was safe . . . otherwise we would have heard about it!"


The best spies in the world . . . you have never heard of . . . because they didn't get caught. If you rob the Bank of America of 10 million dollars . . . you don't brag about it it online in Facebook.

Do you think the Secret Squirrels in Russia or China would brag about hacking Hillary's emai? No, they will rather keep reading it.

Comment Re:Nothing to see here, move on (Score 2) 348

'twould be a sad, sad day were she to win the election.

Almost as sad as it would be to see Trump prevail.

It is a sad day for America, when we are not voting for the best candidate, but for the "least worst".

I have a houseplant that is starting to look good, compared to the rest of the folks in the field . . .

Comment Re:Not the server (Score 4, Insightful) 348

Lots of folks here on Slashdot are serious IT professionals. We deal with things like security policies and instances every day. A private email server in a basement somewhere, managed by a what the fuck yahoo, and totally not being able to be audited . . . that's grounds for firing in most companies is this world. If you ask your security folks, "What is the biggest security threat to your company?" They will answer, "The loose nuts behind the keyboard!"

Hilary Clinton is like Leona Helmsley, if anyone here is old enough to know who she was. She and her husband cheated left and right on their taxes, and then gave as an explanation, "Taxes are for little people!". Security policies are for little people. Yeah, but not for folks with sensitive knowledge of our foreign policy.

That is more or less what Hilliary said: "Yes, the government of the USA has security policies for employees, but they do not apply to me, because I am Hillary Clinton, and I am important!"

Sorry Hillary, if you are sending and receiving email on my server, you will abide by the rules, like everyone else, whoever you are. If you want to do government business on an unsecured email server . . . why don't you send your mail direct to Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un . . . ?

Submission Government finds new emails Clinton did not hand over->

PolygamousRanchKid writes: The U.S. Defense Department has found an email chain that Hillary Clinton did not give to the State Department, the State Department said on Friday, despite her saying she had provided all work emails from her time as secretary of state.

The correspondence with General David Petraeus, who was commander of U.S. Central Command at the time, started shortly before she entered office and continued during her first days as the top U.S. diplomat in January and February of 2009.

News of the previously undisclosed email thread only adds to a steady stream of revelations about the emails in the past six months, which have forced Clinton to revise her account of the setup which she first gave in March. Nearly a third of all Democrats and 58 percent of all voters think Clinton is lying about her handling of her emails, according to a Fox News poll released this week.

Clinton apologized this month for her email setup, saying it was unwise. But as recently as Sunday, she told CBS when asked about her emails that she provided "all of them."

The emails with Petraeus also appear to contradict the claim by Clinton's campaign that she used a private BlackBerry email account for her first two months at the department before setting up her account in March 2009. This was the reason her campaign gave for not handing over any emails from those two months to the State Department. The Petraeus exchange shows she started using the account by January 2009, according to the State Department.

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Comment Re:That may or may not be true... (Score 0) 402

Slashdot had an article a while back, about how humans have a thin layer of bacteria living on them, producing an an assorted amount of smells. Well, the Earth has a thin layer of humans, producing all kinds of shit, from, well, shit, to radioactive stuff. That's just the way it is. Just the very existence of human beings is going to change the planet, for better or for worse. What do you want to do? Tell everyone in China or India to hold their breath for a few minutes each day? Hell, we could nuke China and India, and get rid of a bunch of greenhouse gases producing folks.

Will the Seychelles eventually be flooded over with water? Hell, yeah. But where did you think the story of Noah came about? Places are always get flooded over, buried by volcanoes, etc., etc. Some of them happen because of Mother Nature, some of them happen because of the humans, who are the bacteria living on the skin of the Earth.

"Oh, but the baby polar bears will die!"

Hey, shove it up your hairy ass, Al Gore, the Mammoths died out, with or without the help of humans. That's just the way the world works. We can pollute this Earth until the cows come home . . . maybe humans will survive . . . maybe we won't.

May cockroaches dance on my grave :-)

Comment Re:No one. (Score 1) 211

If you ever managed to mine that platinum, it wouldn't be worth $5 trillion any more. It's a commodity. The market would collapse.

Not if de Beers was mining it. Wives will be demanding platinum engagement and wedding rings, because, "Platinum is Forever".

In a Schrödinger's Cat type situation, there will be simultaneous be a glut of platinum . . . but at the same time a shortage, which will make those platinum rings very expensive.

In any problem, if you find yourself doing an infinite amount of work, the answer may be obtained by inspection.