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Comment: Re:Experience (Score 1) 155

I do not know about New York, but if you take an Uber car and get into an accident, do not count on the driver's insurance. It was invalidated the second you got in the car, having promised to pay him.

Don't know the specifics of the case, but Yellow Cab in Chicago have filed for bankruptcy because they are presumably unable to pay damages to a customer who was injured in a crash.

There must be a bit more detail to it, because I would have expected Yellow Cabs insurance to cover it... but just goes to show... something!

Comment: Re:Why bring that up ? (Score 1) 122

by Zaiff Urgulbunger (#49185277) Attached to: Craig Brittain (Revenge Porn King) Sues For Use of Image

His name is public however because it is in the public interest.

I'd like you to back this up with reason, please. The justice system has its hooks in here. Punishment is in their dominion, not yours or mine. So. Exactly how does it benefit the public to further drag his name, address, family, future etc., through the mud?

Someone is found guilty of a crime, it's in the public interest to be aware of this. The justice system in (in theory) operating on behalf of society. So the news media report such things.

I'm struggling to understand why you feel this is wrong. Is there a circumstance (other than this one) where it would make sense to keep the identity of a guilty party secret?

Comment: Re:Why bring that up ? (Score 1) 122

by Zaiff Urgulbunger (#49167199) Attached to: Craig Brittain (Revenge Porn King) Sues For Use of Image
Your argument might make sense except that the perp in this case has been found guilty, and the crime he is guilty of was operating a business that traded off making peoples private pics public; essentially blackmailing them. His name is public however because it is in the public interest.

The thing I find strange/funny is that he must surely have learned a bit about what can and can't be made public whilst trying to defend himself, and yet... he hasn't, has he?

So on top of being a social low-life parasite, he's a stupid social low-life parasite. Double whammy!

Comment: Re:More of this (Score 1) 166

by Zaiff Urgulbunger (#49152053) Attached to: Microsoft's Goals For Their New Web Rendering Engine
I think I'm correct in stating that HTTP headers... or maybe email headers... or both, need CRLF endings, which seemed surprising to me. Not sure what the historical reasoning for that is.

Still, I think the main thing we should all be happy about is that MS didn't decide to create a new ASCII escape code called X-CRLF or something!

Comment: Re:Audiophile market (Score 1) 418

In the UK we seem to have quite a lot of BS audio products too. This one is my favourite!

So for a mere £599 (approx. 925 USD) you can purchase FOUR small circular bits of hard-crafted titanium.

OMFG... I've just found these marvels too! Basically, there's a rich-seam of audiophile bullshitters out there.

Comment: Re:The most insecure OS in the world (Score 1) 136

Windows - the most insecure OS in the world.

True, but only because Adobe never made an OS.

True. But Adobe already creates exploits for all the other OSes in the world, so they don't need to actually create an unsecured OS.

AFAIK no Adobe software even runs on Raspberry Pi, but never-the-less, flash can crash it. The mere "aura" of Adobe can break things! :D

Comment: Re:Raspberry Pi 2 but not Surface RT? (Score 2) 307

by Zaiff Urgulbunger (#48962347) Attached to: Microsoft Announces Windows For Raspberry Pi 2

I also, don't see how they could justify supporting Raspberry Pi, while at the same time abandoning their own products, but I can definitely see why they would want to open up their app store to and easily available $35 computer. I will definitely buy one just for Windows 10 if they do this and it supports the App store.

I suspect it's more about gaining developer/maker mind-share than selling MS App-store apps. MS currently seem to be working very hard to ensure they stay relevant in the future.

With your bare hands?!?