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Comment: Stick to the purpose of the search (Score 1) 201

by Zaphod-AVA (#45998511) Attached to: SCOTUS To Weigh Smartphone Searches By Police

The reason why police can do a simple search of a detained person, and look inside containers, is to ensure the safety of the officer. It is a light search to ensure that the detained person is not armed. Until I can install a weapon on my cell phone, looking inside it as if it were a 'container', is obviously abuse.

Comment: I just use DST all the time. (Score 1) 545

by Zaphod-AVA (#45311195) Attached to: A Plan To Fix Daylight Savings Time By Creating Two National Time Zones

I just use Daylight Saving Time all the time. I'm fine with everyone else being wrong, as long as it gets dark at 5:30 on the shortest day of the year instead of 4:30. Dark at 8am? So what, 8am sucks anyway. Worried about school kids? Set their schedule so they have an 8 hour day that always has daylight in whatever region you are in.

Comment: Protecting the press (Score 1) 452

by Zaphod-AVA (#44800185) Attached to: The Reporter's Fifth Amendment Paradox

When discussing rights held by the press, there is additional reason to allow them to remain silent. Upholding the ability for the press to protect their sources has a compelling state interest, in that empowering them to investigate criminal activity is in the public interest. Once you start compelling the press to divulge their sources, people stop talking to them.

Comment: Re:Douglas Engelbart (Score 3) 86

by Zaphod-AVA (#44468011) Attached to: Woz & Jobs 2.0: Leap Motion's Holtz & Buckwald

Woz didn't invent anything? Well, since I can't stab you through the internet, I'll post something from the Wikipedia entry.

        US Patent No. 4,136,359 — "Microcomputer for use with video display"[34] — for which he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
        US Patent No. 4,210,959 — "Controller for magnetic disc, recorder, or the like"[35]
        US Patent No. 4,217,604 — "Apparatus for digitally controlling PAL color display"[36]
        US Patent No. 4,278,972 — "Digitally-controlled color signal generation means for use with display"[37]

+ - The return of Car Combat: Pixelbionic kickstarts MotorGun

Submitted by Zaphod-AVA
Zaphod-AVA (471116) writes "The company created to rejuvenate the car combat genre has just put up the Kickstarter for it's game MotorGun.

Kickstarter has been successful at helping developers bring new versions of classic games and licenses to the modern era. With the the creators of Interstate 76 and Twisted Metal on MotorGun's advisory board, PixelBionic's game might be just what the fans have been looking for. Does post-apocalyptic car combat get your pulse racing? You can help."

+ - The return of Autoduel->

Submitted by Zaphod-AVA
Zaphod-AVA (471116) writes "Pixelbionic is assembling the car combat dream team to bring back Autoduel. Zack Norman (creator of Interstate 76) has joined their advisory board.

From their press release:

Pixelbionic was founded to create spirited games such as Autoduel that are ignored by publishers, leaving the door open to independent developers supported by fans of the genre. Autoduel development funding will be crowdsourced, with a Kickstarter campaign launching soon.

"Our mission is to assemble a team of car combat visionaries to deliver the game fans want to not only play but also help create," said Pixelbionic co-founder and President Mike Arkin. "Autoduel pairs the vision of the best talent in the industry with the enthusiasm and support of gamers, a combination we are confident will set the bar for what can be achieved in a new PC vehicular combat game.""

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