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Comment: Re:Lets say yes so they put an FM radio on my phon (Score 1) 331

"Seriously though, lack of FM is not a safety risk. That's absurd. if they're really concerned, then have them blast out a text message if there is an issue."

I merely commented to the fact that a text message device is not always available.

Comment: Re:Is banishment legal? (Score 1) 270

by YrWrstNtmr (#49497041) Attached to: Gyrocopter Pilot Appears In Court; Judge Bans Him From D.C.
"(Anyone with two braincells to rub together would know what landing your contraception on the white house lawn would get you nabbed by guys in black vans in full view of press cameras)"

Interesting autocorrect there. I'd suspect that would gather an indecent exposure charge, maybe.

Comment: "to review new federal regulations" (Score 1, Interesting) 441

by YrWrstNtmr (#49466423) Attached to: Republicans Introduce a Bill To Overturn Net Neutrality
So:
Some Federal agency serves up some rules on whatever
Congress, who is actually in charge of passing laws, says, "Hey, wait a minute. Shouldn't we have looked at this first?"

This seems to be one of those "We have to pass it to see what's in it." type of deals.

I am NOT saying the Republicrats are all above board in what they're doing and why ($$$), but it does kind of seem to be in their bailiwick to investigate before things like this are approved or passed.

Comment: Re:No kidding ... (Score 1) 88

by YrWrstNtmr (#49423857) Attached to: Research Finds Shoddy Security On Connected Home Gateways
A couple we know was telling us about these awesome new locks they got they can unlock their house with an app on their phone. I just bit my tongue until they asked a very specific question which made me respond "if you can open it from your phone who else can?"

Exactly
I recently bought a keypad deadbolt for my new front door. Specifically one without any wifi or smartphone connection crap. You actually have to touch it to open. Coworker of mine was extolling the virtues of the one he was going to buy, with smartphone, zWave, all that crap.
I don't want the door to unlock simply because I am standing near it with the phone in my pocket.

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