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Comment: Re: Can someone blow the lid on Android Apps? (Score 1) 191

The store doesn't offer any means of sorting by permissions or hiding apps that request permissions you don't want to give. Trying to find the one good solitaire app or simple flashlight app requires individually clicking on several dozen apps to find the one that doesn't want any permissions. Several will ask for your GPS, phone book, calendar, and full internet access.

Comment: Re:X Miles IS a standard for me (Score 1) 398

by Rob Simpson (#46817779) Attached to: Will the Nissan Leaf Take On the Tesla Model S At Half the Price?
That's a neat idea. Even 50 HP is probably more than necessary, too, if the user can activate it before the battery gets critically low. It could even be removable for less weight and full storage space, as long as it can be secured and have connections for electrical and exhaust.

Comment: Popular misconception re: face masks in influenza (Score 5, Informative) 156

by Rob Simpson (#46378351) Attached to: Face Masks Provide Chinese With False Hope Against Pollution
The use of face masks in flu outbreaks is to prevent the spread of droplets from the person with the flu. (Note that it's possible to shed and spread influenza before you realize that you're infected.) But a face mask is worthless at protected you from getting the flu if you touch near your eyes after touching an infected surface. Hand washing and being conscious about touching your face is more important.

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