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Comment Re:Intel's linux support is impeccable (Score 1) 61 61

No. AMD is afraid that someone at Nvidia, IBM, or elsewhere, will look through their open source code and see that they are violating one of Nvidia/IBM/whomever's patent, and sues them for not just the linux driver, that opens the door to discovery on all their other platforms as well.

Comment Re:legally binding (Score 1) 100 100

Yes, they are legally binding.

Unfortunately, there is no monitoring or enforcement mechanism, so effectively it is as if there are no conditions applied.

Well, I suppose some crazy guy at AT&T will read the document, and go "hey, we should be doing this", maybe try to actually implement some of the rules in his department and then be summarily fired. It's possible, but unlikely.

Comment Re:Approach security the wrong way? No shit! (Score 1) 157 157

the uconnect can still display the settings just fine [I guess, potentially a rogue program could try to trick the user by displaying false data on the screen], but it shouldn't be allowed to control the settings.

And that's the rub, the extra couple of dollars for separate, completely independent buttons is too much...

Comment Re:Approach security the wrong way? No shit! (Score 1) 157 157

Even that could be abused, as changing the suspension settings could result in a change in ride height, so a malicious program could order the suspension up and down repeatedly. And if you could do it at the harmonic frequency of the vehicle...

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. -- Emerson