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Comment: Why do all cars now have a proprietary tablet? (Score 1) 229

Why do all cars now have a proprietary tablet in the dash?
These tablets are so integrated that they cost the car manufacturer big $ and the customer even more.

Why not use a stock android or iPad tablet and create a custom app to talk wirelessly to the car?

Comment: Re:Replicator prototype (Score 1) 132

by denis-The-menace (#49251841) Attached to: New Molecular 3D Printer Can Create Billions of Compounds

Meanwhile in 2016...

(Pharmaceutical IP "owners") Hello, is this Senators-R-Us? We need Laws to lockout major progress in the Pharmaceutical field to keep drug prices insanely high.
(Senators-R-Us) Bla-bla campaign contribution bla bla Super PAC bla bla
(Pharmaceutical IP "owners") uh huh... And how much will that cost us?
(Senators-R-Us) Bla-bla [$Chump_Change]
(Pharmaceutical IP "owners") Sold! Manila envelop or briefcase?
(Senators-R-Us) Bla-bla Super PAC Lawyers Bla-bla. Not fraud until caught.

Comment: could not keep watching it (Score 1) 145

by denis-The-menace (#49189073) Attached to: A Critical Look At CSI: Cyber

I just lost any interest once they used the cheesy flying toilet paper in the wind with Matrix-style print to Cyber-ize stuff. That shit's was ok for kids 20 year ago, not for adults.

The sad thing is I just know they will keep this program on air for its true purpose: Scare the shit out of technophobes so that the government can pass more laws to spy on us.

Comment: Re:Violation of Federal Law (Score 1) 194

by denis-The-menace (#49166745) Attached to: Feds Admit Stingray Can Disrupt Bystanders' Communications

So we should all use that line of defence:

If speeding, go faster to prevent arrest ==> Win!

If running over somebody, run away and kill witnesses to prevent arrest ==> Win!

If robbing a bank, kill anybody trying to stop you. ==> Win!

If owning a bank, launder money and pay off people to prevent arrest ==> Win!

If [hurting other people for profit], pay government or Kill/harass people to prevent arrest ==> Win!

The wild west is back. Carry a gun people and be ready to use it.

Comment: Re:FWIW don't download K-lite_Codec_Pack-10.9.5 (Score 4, Informative) 85

by denis-The-menace (#49149287) Attached to: VLC Gets First Major Cross-Platform Release

K-Lite is a codec pack for players that use "system" codecs.
System Codec packs do not upgrade/play with others well.
One version => Video A works, Video B is broken.
New Codec pack => Video A broken, Video B is works.
FSCK that!

VLC only uses its own built-in codecs and almost always works.
Chances are if VLC won't play it, the video is corrupt.

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.