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Comment They're asking the wrong question (Score 1) 429

"That means that the appropriate question should be directed to makers of electric cars: What are you doing to make selling electric cars as profitable and painless for your dealers as selling gasoline or diesel vehicles?"


The appropriate question to be directed at makers of electric cars is, "Why do you need dealers?"

I could mention that dealerships are the Number 1 reason why a large segment of auto-owning population puts buying a car on about the same level as leaving your kids with a suspected child molester. However, just about anybody who has ever done business with a car dealership already knows this.

Comment Re:Why complain about a "feature"? (Score 1) 337

You nailed it, my friend! When you tie this level of invasiveness with Free World governments that have enshrined in law their "right" to go to Microsoft, Google, Facebook and such, and just take whatever data they want (then forbid the company from advising anybody that they've turned over literally everything), it's a good reason to just go somewhere else for an OS.

I've been around since Win3.1. Win10 will never go on any computer I own.

It's not that I lead any kind of an interesting life, but I place a high value on my privacy, and have little trust in powerful organizations that are so intent on turning me into a marketable commodity with only the rights and freedoms which suit them at the moment.

Comment Re:More importantly (Score 1) 154

That's certainly what caught my attention. And it could go a long way toward making these things workable.

Let's face it, there's going to be huge push-back from people who don't want to get stuck behind a vehicle that drives under the speed limit most of the time, and there's bound to be wankers who try to get a pay-off by throwing themselves at the car or cutting in front of it in their scrap-worthy beater.

Comment Re:No mistakes, right? (Score 1) 318

They've done an excellent job on other occasions when they published names. Case in point, outing the KKK. Another group tried to claim credit and defuse their work with false accusations, but it got shot down pretty fast.

Were you just too lazy to find out a little about the situation before you shot off your mouth, or do you just like to throw around the term "vigilante"?

Comment There are news sites that do this better (Score 0, Troll) 965

Why is this here? How many Slashdot visitors are so computer-challenged that they haven't found out about this already, and gone to a website where they can find out a lot more about it than what they'll get here?

For the love of god, this points readers at CNN!!! It might as well send us to Pravda or Faux Noise (oops...that was supposed to be Fox News)

Please, no more of this space-filling, time-wasting, off-topic crap.

Comment Re:Storm in a glas of water (Score 1) 267

So when Firefox releases yet another version, and the buttons and tabs and other stuff you "never configure" have been moved around and start acting differently, yet again, you're OK with that?

Or is that when you might actually want to configure your browser and put all the stuff back the way you like it ? Because this is exactly what you have to do if you "hardly ever configure something in [your] browser so it looks different".

That is exactly what they're going to break...your ability to keep the browser looking and acting the way you're used to.

Life. Don't talk to me about life. - Marvin the Paranoid Anroid