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Comment: Paying damages as PR (Score 1) 329

by mr_zorg (#46250881) Attached to: Tesla Model S Caught Fire While Parked and Unplugged

> and the fact they offered to pay damages?

Given the huge amount of bad press Tesla got from the three earlier debris fires, I can totally understand why they would bend over backwards to make this guy (and hopefully the press) happy. It doesn't necessarily mean they're trying to cover something up.

Comment: Re: Can someone give me a car analog? (Score 1) 161

by mr_zorg (#44691811) Attached to: Tesla Model S REST API Authentication Flaws

The API is not intended for use by third parties so really the only valid criticism here is "Tesla does not have a 3rd party API".

Agreed. The only way to exploit this security issue is if you give your login credentials to an unauthorized website using a private API. If you do that, shame on you!

Comment: Re:NHTSA pushed a 5 star rating (Score 1) 627

by mr_zorg (#44622999) Attached to: NHTSA Gives the Model S Best Safety Rating of Any Car In History

There have been multiple real-world frontal offset crashes with the Tesla Model S already. Looking those up and photos from them show much the same results as with the other crash tests did. Which is to say, the car performed flawlessly and the occupants walked away unharmed. I suspect when IIHS results are performed it will score equally as well.

Comment: Assembled in USA, not America - Big difference! (Score 5, Informative) 279

by mr_zorg (#42173485) Attached to: Some Apple iMacs "Assembled In America"

The summary and title are misleading. If you read the article, the pictures clearly shows "Assembled in USA". My first thought when I saw "Assembled in America" was that Foxconn has facilities in Brazil now - so perhaps it was really "Assembled in South America". But, no, it really is in the USA. Very cool, Apple.

Comment: GWT (Google Web Toolkit) rocks (Score 1) 575

+1,000 me too!

GWT has really made me enjoy client side be programming again and enabled us to do some VERY sophisticated web apps. As for the GUI widgets and layout abilities, yes, they are a little weak. But throw in a professional widget library like ExtGWT (aka GXT) from Sencha and you're golden - it's a GWT implementation of their very popular ExtJS library.

Comment: Re:Ping (Score 1) 116

by mr_zorg (#37344830) Attached to: Hidden Wi-Fi Diagnostics Application In OS X Lion

The Mac application is at a wrong place, it is at simple as that. The /Library tree and the /Users/user/Library tree is not supposed to hold any applications (except you want to call executeables like "java" or "python" applications.

Really? Says who? There's a ton of apps in the /System/Library folder. Try this:

find /System/Library -name "*.app" -print | wc -l

I get 179 on my system...

Comment: Blown out of proportion (Score 1) 194

by mr_zorg (#33767346) Attached to: Many Top iPhone Apps Collect Unique Device ID

Bah, this is blown out of proportion a little bit. The UDID, by itself, tells a developer nothing about YOU. Its use is documented and encouraged by Apple for tracking user devices (which TFA admits). Now sure, if I were to also grab your address book I can tie that to your UDID, but it's my grabbing your address book that's the problem, not the UDID. I suppose if Apple wanted to make this more secure they could make the API automatically hash the UDID with your Application ID (also unique) and return that instead. You would still be able to use it for the same purposes as UDID was intended for, but NOT between apps.

The Force is what holds everything together. It has its dark side, and it has its light side. It's sort of like cosmic duct tape.