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Comment Re:Please (Score 1) 353 353

Its like saying "Hey, Chevrolet, you know your customers like the radio station set to 101.9, why cant you engineer your cars to respect their choice instead of forcing your nefarious 101.5 agenda."

Yeah, but this is a Mozilla car analogy we're talking about here.

In the current 2015.7 model, release, the UX team has decided that a 5-button hamburger menu on an AM dial (and only from 1100Khz to 1150KHz in 10KHz increments) is all that's needed. Users who want to access a wider range of frequencies in the AM band are free to write an extension or purchase a third-party radio head unit.

To further improve the user experience, we remind prospective extension developers that in the Aurora channel for the 2016.1 model year, the about:config setting for frequency.megavskilohertz has been removed, along with the FM antenna. The UX team has made this recommendation based on telemetry that suggests that few drivers actually listen to FM radio, especially since the 2013.6 model, in which the AM/FM toggle switch was removed because the UX team for 2012.1 felt it was cluttering the dashboard.

Comment Re:Umm (Score 0) 84 84

They're not exactly expensive these days if you're not looking for, say, a gaming rig. $200 buys you something perfectly serviceable new, and obviously used PCs are widely available too.

Doesn't matter. A few years ago, I came into possession of a stack of ex-corporate laptops. 10 or 15 of them. Sprinkled them around, for free, to some of my kids friends families who would otherwise not have a PC.
Within a year, all but one were sold, stolen, pawned, or broken.

Comment Re:It's all about the routes, dummy (Score 1) 654 654

And you continue to completely miss the point

and it does so for a tiny fraction of the installation (per mile) cost of light rail
Minus any info other than what is on their website, your blanket statement is meaningless. It may be cheaper, it may not be.

Build one. Show the world it is cheaper.

Comment F-16 panel flew off in flight (Score 4, Interesting) 377 377

Some other fool did not install the panel properly, and left one of the three nuts off. Distinctive nuts, used in only one place.
Someone found it overnight, and held it up at the morning meeting. "Anyone know where this goes?" Unfortunately, I did not recognize it as a part one of my systems.

Aircraft flew, panel breaks off, punching several other holes in the side as it departs.
Training mission aborted. much sheet metal work needed.

Actual repair cost? Unknown, but easily 5 figures if not more.

Comment Re:Why can't this be the law everywhere? (Score 5, Insightful) 271 271

Why do arrest records have to be public?

Would you like them to be not public?
"No, we have no idea where your hubby Joe Smith is. We haven't arrested him"
'But he was seen in the back of your patrol car!'
"Nope, sorry lady"

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