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Comment: Re:Nope (Score 1) 363

by poetmatt (#47872803) Attached to: Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

This requires people to install the app. That's a failure right there on many levels.
Not only that, but it cannot tell if you are the driver or the passenger. That's failure #2.

Then you get to the fact that this could stop you from making emergency calls. That's questionable and teeters in the "is this even legal?" quesiton range.

It is not just the implementation - the very concept of "if vehicle is moving you cannot use your phone" will ALWAYS be wrong whether it can figure out you are a passenger or not, if the decision is implemented via software.

Comment: Nope (Score 0) 363

by poetmatt (#47871229) Attached to: Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled

It should be the District attorney that is disabled (or never quoted ever again). She is an idiot, because software like the interlock concept doesn't exist on a phone.

Part of the problem is user education and part of it is that an attorney who has no understanding of technology who simply wants to create more business via litigation.

Who the fuck is Kathleen Rice and why should any of us give a shit? Answer: we shouldn't.

Comment: Re:Employers don't want employees who LOOK lazy. (Score 4, Insightful) 133

by poetmatt (#47784323) Attached to: Coffee Naps Better For Alertness Than Coffee Or Naps Alone

Of course an employer can do what they want which includes busywork, but that doesn't mean the employer isn't a complete failure when it comes to defining the scope of a job position. Most employers are too lazy to do this well.

Any employer who can't accept that you won't be busy every second of the day is not an employer worth working for in any country in the world.

Comment: Re:I like... (Score 2) 643

by poetmatt (#47768271) Attached to: U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

It will save a hell of a lot of the settlements they have as a result of illegal police action as it will hold police accountable, too.

That is as long as they can't disable or prevent the recording.

So far, it seems every version of a camera tool lets an officer later review and potentially delete the information, which can lead back to the same coverup/problems.

Comment: Re:I'll buy anything from China except food (Score 1) 431

by poetmatt (#47259937) Attached to: Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

Fruit juices should not be consumed at any time. That's not even having to do with china as much as it's explicitly unhealthy to drink your meal's calories via sugar. A glass of juice has the sugar content of 2-3 pieces of the same fruit or more, even if it's 100% real and organic/natural juice.

Smoothies/juice combinations involving vegetables are always healthier.

Comment: Re:I'll buy anything from China except food (Score 3, Insightful) 431

by poetmatt (#47255593) Attached to: Chinese-Built Cars Are Coming To the US Next Year

Have you tried buying vegetables, fruit or grains and actually cooked things into what you wanted? Most people in most parts of the world (including in China) refer to that as food - and it isn't made in a processing plant.

I know cooking is hard from your mom's basement but I do think she has a kitchen.

An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it. -- James Michener, "Space"

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