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Comment Re:quickly to be followed by self-driving cars (Score 4, Insightful) 870 870

No. I don't want a self-driving car. First, because I'm one of those weirdos that actually enjoys driving. Second, because I suffer from motion sickness if I'm in a vehicle that I'm not controlling. And third, I'm a software developer and therefore have no faith in software. :-b

Comment Re:Valasek and Miller are assholes and should be a (Score 1) 173 173

The fact that they demonstrated vulnerabilities and then showed automakers multiple ways how to avoid such things (#1 firewall or separate networks; #2 technology to detect and kill anomalous signals)

Or, I don't know, how about not hooking up the car's controls to any network at all? Why is that even a thing?

Comment Re:For an alternative (Score 1) 581 581

It's cute that you think the politically correct crowd has some kind of monopoly on ignoring horrible behavior.

Clinton would have been judged completely differently by the anti-PC (read, conservative) crowd too. Do you think the GOP would have been so gung-ho about investigating the Lewinsky scandal if Bill was a Republican?

Comment Re:How is this news for nerds? (Score 2) 1083 1083

Because a) polygamous marriages are usually an excuse for some guy to build a harem, or there is often some kind of brainwashing or mistreatment going on; and b) there would be a huge legal mess about ownership of property and rights over children and so forth.

But if someone wants to start trying to push it through the courts they can go ahead.

Comment Re: Prime Scalia - "Words no longer having meaning (Score 1) 591 591

No, actually, it's you who seems confused. The basis of this ruling is is hardly something new. Scalia, in another case, made the exact argument that you need to consider the context of the actual text. Of course, now that that argument doesn't give him the outcome he wants, he completely flip-flopped for this case, but that's Scalia for you.

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