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Comment Re:Too late (Score 1) 357

I just visited sourceforge (and had to add an exception to it to see it) and you may want to make the announcement more prominent on sf.net instead of it being a small sidenote on the left column.

Perhaps a note under the search box would be more visible.

Comment Re:Keyless ignition (Score 1) 504

There is a way to shut down the engine in an emergency but the driver didn't know how. It was later revealed that pressing and holding the button for 3-4 seconds would have shut the engine down. However, when your car is speeding out of control, that's a really long time, and given the panic at the time even if he did know how to do an emergency shutdown he probably didn't remember and/or didn't realize he didn't hold the button down long enough.

When in a panic situation four seconds seems like an eternity.

Comment Re:Emergency Brake? (Score 1) 504

I guess people don't set the parking brake on automatics. I have four vehicles, three are manual transmission. I always use the parking brake, even on the car with the automatic transmission.

That habit proved to be helpful because once I forgot to put the auto transmission in park. (A couple decades of driving manuals will do that.) My car wouldn't start the next morning and after a few minutes I figured out I left it in reverse. It's an old car, so no safety switch on the ignition. It did have one for the starter though, as the starter wouldn't turn until I put the car in neutral or park.

Comment Re: Mobile (Score 1) 1832

Regarding mobile,while I've found reading the actual articles is easier, I've noticed these issues on my nexus 7:

-sometimes the hot topic / most discussed is blank.
-often tapping the article to show comments does nothing. Eventually after tapping all over the place the stars eventually align and the article loads.
-there should be an interface option to load all comments. Accidently moving back to the main site loses your progress in the comments and it's frustrating having to go through and load comments every. single. time.
-often the 'load more comments' button doesn't do anything
-moderation was supremely broken last time I tried it on mobile.
-scrolling is painfully slow. View desktop mode works fine.

For the main site: fire the UI person responsible for removing the 'read more' button at the bottom of the summaries and put that damn button back where it belongs. Also, quite often I see the title going under other objects on the page.

Comment Re:Side Impact Regulations (Score 1) 276

I was more thinking about the engineering of the car itself. When you quadruple the power it was designed for, I would wonder if the chassis will be able to take that without twisting or damaging itself in other ways. Even the drivetrain could potentially be affected by this, not just the chassis.

Comment Re: This would be better : (Score 1) 106

Haven't seen a blue screen so far, whereas Linux has constant crashes (blame KDE if you wish, but the fact is that programmes crash quite often).

I use both Windows and Linux, and I can't remember the last time I've witnessed an application crashing on either. It's most likely your hardware is faulty.

Comment Editors? Are you there? (Score 1) 102

Finally after years, Canonical is reacting to the negative feedback and respecting users' privacy, so that Ubuntu 16.04 (the next Long Term Support release) won't send local searches over the web by default.

My brain actually froze when I reached the quoted sentence above. After years what now? I normally don't respond to editing but this was a pretty bad one.

Maybe

Finally, after years of negative feedback, Canonical will start respecting users' privacy by making sure that Ubuntu 16.04 (the next Long Term Support release) won't send local searches over the web by default.

That's probably not perfect either but it's a hell of a lot easier to read.

Comment Re:Another win for Apple (Score 1) 64

Time after time Apple has copied Samsung's designs (including the rounded rectangle that Apple got their panties into a twist over), but now that Samsung is copying the iPhone's worst features (no SD slot, no user-replaceable battery, etc.), even on the flagship Note line, they deserve to be spanked. ;)

I read the other day that Samung's mobile division revenue has fallen over the last couple of quarters. I doubt that's a coincidence, maybe they'll go back to making more sane phones. When my phone was up for renewal, I switched to the LG G4, which still has a removeable battery and microSD slot... I doubt I'm the only one that made a switch.

Also, the stealing goes both ways. I mean, Apple surely didn't invent that notification swipe down menu that was missing from their phones. That was taken from Android.

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