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Comment: Too complicated... (Score 1) 363

by Type44Q (#47871843) Attached to: Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

Too complicated with too many ways to circumvent the restrictions. Suspend their fucking license for thirty days (first offense) if caught using anything but GPS or MP3 apps while driving, six months for the second offense, two years for the third offense, five years for the fourth and permanent revocation for the fifth.

Comment: Re:fracking is NOT new (Score 1) 191

by Type44Q (#47863141) Attached to: US Rust Belt Manufacturing Rebounds Via Fracking Boom

Fracking itself may not be new... but it wasn't used on a scale anywhere even close to what we're seeing now... until the advent of directional drilling, which definitely is new. And it can be argued that drilling long narrow tunnels laterally through layers of shale is far less disruptive and risky than the recent trend of pumping millions of gallons of fresh water, diesel, propane, proprietary mixes of mysterious synthetic substances into the ground beneath our pastures and farmland.

So, while the media may have missed a few technical details in their coverage, it's definitely a moot point.

Comment: Re:Like DRM? (Score 1) 448

by Type44Q (#47829161) Attached to: Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

Why use technology, instead of common sense?

Seriously, how much usefulness are T.P.T.B. going to be able to milk Isis for, if they're armed with nothing more than the standard complement of AK's, RPG's and a light division of goats??

Now, however, they're equipped for some serious game-changing newsworthiness...

You can bring any calculator you like to the midterm, as long as it doesn't dim the lights when you turn it on. -- Hepler, Systems Design 182