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Comment: Re:I wonder what Elon's rebuttal to this will be.. (Score 0) 284

by intermodal (#45485339) Attached to: NHTSA Tells Tesla To Stop Exaggerating Model S Safety Rating

To be fair, Musk would be completely correct in doing so on decrying the NHTSA. Like most government agencies today, they are usually so busy defending policies regardless of whether they are still of value or not.

On the Tesla evangelizing, I fully expect it of him and find it hilariously unconvincing when he does it.

Comment: Re:What's more dangerous than corp. vendor lock-in (Score 2, Insightful) 126

by intermodal (#45485227) Attached to: Microsoft Certifications For High School Credits In Australia

I'm not sure McDonald's should take that insult from you.

One thing about McDonalds is that they continually bring in new products AND kill old ones that people aren't buying much anymore. They also change things up to fit demand, they compete on price, they are willing to vastly change their menu to suit locales (India is a great example), avoiding the ignorant push for a one-size-fits-all solution for everyone.

I really wish Mcrosoft were mroe like McDonald's.

Comment: What's more dangerous than corp. vendor lock-in? (Score 2) 126

by intermodal (#45484811) Attached to: Microsoft Certifications For High School Credits In Australia

Career vendor lock-in. Microsoft wants to get 'em young and turn them into advocates in the name of self-interest, who will keep renewing their certifications and shelling out money to do it, and who will continually keep corporations from switching because it's what they know.

Comment: Re:Biometrics? (Score 1) 64

by intermodal (#45480763) Attached to: Students Tracked In UK College Via RFID For 1-3 Years

While I would tend to agree, the difference between RFID and biometrics is fairly significant in that one can change or not carry an RFID. Biometrics are permanent feature of you. Even if the endgame is similar, the arguments against each in this kind of context are both valid and different in significant ways.

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