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Comment: Re:Not a fan (Score 1) 304

by pjbgravely (#48897119) Attached to: Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes
I think you mean stability control, not traction control. Most drivers would be in big trouble in tripod mode in what I am assuming is a hot hatch.

You will need to pull the fuse on the stability control or keep your fast driving on the track where it belongs.

Imaging being in a Chevrolet Camaro, which is billed as a fast car, that blows it's side airbags in an autocross even because it thinks it is rolling over. Modern cars with their nanny controls are ruined for any kind of motor sports.

Comment: Re:Why would you want this? (Score 2) 178

by pjbgravely (#48885825) Attached to: New Nicotine Vaccine May Succeed Where Others Have Failed
I am still addicted but the thought of going back to being a 3rd class citizen keeps me from going back. I only have slight cravings when stress or needing to think clearer happens.

I was addicted to more than nicotine in cigarettes as nicotine replacement products only helped 1/2 my withdraw symptoms. Chantix got rid of my nausea, dizziness, and shaking. I only needed candy to get rid of the horrible taste in my mouth which only lasted 2 weeks. The memory problems took much longer but was worth it to not have to stand in the road.

Comment: Why the change (Score 0) 81

by pjbgravely (#48709777) Attached to: Ringing In 2015 With 40 Linux-Friendly Hacker SBCs
For years Slashdot has been using the term Hacker to mean someone who breaks into computer systems through a network. I know that is what the media thinks, but that doesn't make it correct.

Now suddenly they are using the old meaning of the term for people who like to make things work better by modifying hardware or software. I don't get it.

Comment: Re:I'm not sure what bothers me more, (Score 1) 613

by pjbgravely (#48297055) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?
Actually I just got a new job, it only took me 20 years. Most jobs have strict start stop times to allow overlap with the other shifts. Mine is strict except on the weekend, but a 2 minute commute makes up for it. Most stores have shifts that change a lot but I couldn't sell you as $100 bill for 50 dollars.

Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now?