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Comment: Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (Score 2) 397

by hduff (#48200277) Attached to: Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

You don't increase time on the yellow.... you let the yellow turn red on the same timer, but you leave both directions red for 2 seconds just to ensure the intersection is clear before showing a green light. That's how you make it safer.

But this doesn't stop rolling-rights-on-red which are the bread and butter of these revenue machines.

And I have yet to see any data that r-r-o-r are dangerous.

Comment: Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (Score 1) 397

by hduff (#48200263) Attached to: Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Ideally, if you are inside the solid lines when the light turns yellow you should be able to proceed through the intersection at the speed limit before the light goes red..

This has not been true for some many years, but is often thought to be the rule, like "You will die from the powder residue from a broken flourescent light bulb".

Comment: Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (Score 1) 397

by hduff (#48200235) Attached to: Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Legally, yes. I not only stopped for the red, I stopped at the stop line which is much further back than where most motorists stop. The annoying part is that if I drove as badly as everyone else, nothing would have happened.

Now whenever I stop, I end up questioning whether I'm doing the right thing.

Clearly the only solution is to take the bus.

Now I see their clever plan . . .

Comment: Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (Score 2) 397

by hduff (#48200169) Attached to: Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Also, can we stop pretending these are about anything other than revenue generation?

This. Just the mere fact that they actually budgeted against the ticket revenue tells you everything you need to know.

And that they have access to the revenue data but have no idea if the roads are safer.

+ - Google Releases Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK And Nexus Preview Images

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "As promised, Google today released the full Android 5.0 Lollipop SDK, along with updated developer images for Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), ADT-1, and the Android emulator. The latest version of Android isn't available just yet, but the company is giving developers a head start (about two weeks), so they can test their apps on the new platform. To get the latest Android 5.0 SDK, fire up Android SDK Manager and head to the Tools section, followed by latest SDK Tools, SDK Platform-tools, and SDK Build-tools. Select everything under the Android 5.0 section, hit "Install packages...", accept the licensing agreement, and finally click Install."

+ - anonabox Kickstarter SUPENDED-> 1

Submitted by hduff
hduff (570443) writes "I was just notified by email that the anonabox Kickstarter project has been suspended by Kickstarter for violating their TOS.

All funding has stopped and backers will not be charged for their pledges, according to the message.

A sad result, but you have to credit Kickstarter for their actions."

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Comment: anonabox Kickstarter SUSPENDED (Score 1) 72

I was just notified by email that the anonabox Kickstarter project has been suspended by Kickstarter for violating their TOS.

All funding has stopped and backers will not be charged for their pledges, according to the message.

A sad result, but you have to credit Kickstarter for their actions.

Comment: The Actual Issue (Score 5, Informative) 323

by hduff (#48164673) Attached to: Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

The parents were notified of the defamation and took no action to close the FB account, which remained available for another 11 months. The parents were held directly liable for failing to act once notified, not for what was posted on the fake FB account.

It's all in the PDF of the decision linked in the summary above, if you're not too lazy to read it.

Comment: Re:Bitch-ass whiners got their feelings hurt (Score 1) 387

by hduff (#48164577) Attached to: Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

Being a fuckhead like Jobs or Torvalds is ONE way of enforcing order. But it's not the only way. It's probbably the most obvious and easy though. But no, I don't agree that Jobs and Torvalds have to be shitheads for Apple and Linux to succeed.

I think that Jobs and Torvalds confuse deference for respect. Both are components of successful leadership styles.

They also might know the difference, but just not care.

Comment: I can't code, . . . (Score 1) 387

by hduff (#48164549) Attached to: Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

I can't code, but I can submit bug reports containing useful and valid information that is useful in fixing bugs. But in doing so, I've occasionally encountered a few asshats. I just move on to other projects that appreciate the feedback. Let those people wallow in their own inflated sense of self-importance.

"Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." -- Bernard Berenson

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