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Comment: Re:There are limits to everything. (Score 1) 292

by graphius (#49401867) Attached to: EFF Fighting Automakers Over Whether You Own Your Car

This is what people don't seem to get. There are already laws describing what is legal on public roads. I see no reason these could not be expanded to cover software. If you want to go off road, or on a track, you should be able to do what you want.

Personally I would also feel more comfortable if the code in cars was open to public analysis. I am not a programmer, but I trust many independent eyes over one biased set with ulterior motives....

Comment: Re: That car behind you... (Score 1) 292

by graphius (#49401465) Attached to: EFF Fighting Automakers Over Whether You Own Your Car

You have never worked on a car then? Getting a modified car approved for insurance can be difficult. (A friend had to jury rig adjustable sun visors on his convertible for the test, for example) No insurance and you cannot drive your car on the road (at least in most sane parts of the world)

The police will most definitely pull you over, confiscate your vehicle and issue a fine.

I have worked on a number of custom cars, and have friends who have worked on many more. No you cannot just do whatever you want to Mad Max your car...

Comment: Re:If i can't work on my car (Score 2) 292

by graphius (#49401379) Attached to: EFF Fighting Automakers Over Whether You Own Your Car

By and large, cars are way more reliable than they were 30 years ago. Yes they were simpler to work on, but you had to work on them more. For example, it was easy to change and adjust points, now it is near impossible to adjust electronic ignition, but it lasts for the life of the car (usually)
Getting 100,000 miles on an older car was an accomplishment, now it is routine.

Comment: Re:Enlighten me please (Score 1) 450

by graphius (#49235059) Attached to: Reactions to the New MacBook and Apple Watch

I agree that one port is way too few, but when I use my macbook pro on my desk, I have one cable (Thunderbolt) connected to a hub. I leave my network, second monitor, external hard drive and large wacom tablet plugged into this hub. I also have a second external hard drive plugged into a USB port.
When I take my laptop out, I unplug the thunderbolt hub (and the second external drive, as I usually take it along) I can use my laptop on the road without carrying all the peripherals.

I do require an SD card port though, and I do carry a thunderbolt to vga adaptor for use with projectors, but then again, I am not the target market for this new macbook, as it is more of a high end chromebook...

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