They did. Google "CNN Marijuana Driving Test"
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Paleo diet strikes again....
My friends had a "AutoPC" in-dash receiver circa 1999-2000. I think Clarion made it. It would activate on speaking "AutoPC" and it had a limited instruction set. Volume up. Volume down. Preset 1. etc. Very limited commands that were all processed on board. Ran Windows for Pocket PC or something like that.
Anyway, it would ding once for a command received and twice for a missed command. Just about everything set it off! AutoPC apparently sounds to windows like, "get in the seat", "lean back the seat", "turn on the heat", "hand me that cd". Totally comical. He finally had to disable the voice prompts.
Finally! The JohnnyCab we've been promised.
Yup, heaven forbid you leave a light brite out in Boston. You'll shut the whole city down.
I don't know how the others work - but Apple doesn't get your card number. They get a device id which is used to seed and generate one-time use tokens in conjunction with the card issuing networks.
Good piece by John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight" on the whole fiasco... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA0wKeokWUU
Read the book "Kill Decision". This is basically the plot.
Millenials and their "new" inventions. Back in my day we wore our merit badges on a SASH!
So of these 4 "facepalm bugs", none are actually bugs - but less then stellar user experience issues? The headline itself is a facepalm.
HOA's were supposed to be the Republican dream coming to life. Instead of pesky local governments, private corporations would fund infrastructure like roads and sidewalks, take care of plowing them, be responsible for their upkeep. Private corporations that are "more efficient" would be responsible for the development and the neighborhood's upkeep, all while allowing citizens to still participate via board elections. The efficiency of business combined with the representation of Democracy. Let freedom ring! Cities love HOA developments. It's just like a toll road company coming to town. They promise lots of property taxes with no obligation on the cities part.
Except it almost never works out.
I've been getting rock solid 60down/20up VDSL from Qwest (err CenturyLink) for several years for $47/month. Haven't had an outage or issue yet - knock on wood. Pretty Happy.
I did a stint at Ameriprise in the early 2k's. They let most of us go and farmed out the jobs to IBM when American Express divested us. We used to be a division called "American Express Financial Advisors" (or AEFA internally - which was formed from the remnants of IDS Advisors for you Minnesotans familiar with the IDS tower) but when they spun us off into Ameriprise all of IT was axed. Who IBM got to do all the tech work, I don't know. Maybe it was Infosys or maybe they came later. It was all foreign contractors though.
Oh man, that's peanuts compared to my job. Our Cicso IP Phone VOICEMAIL has to be a 7 digit or longer password. And they block repeating numbers, obvious guesses like 867-5309 (or your own phone number). They block patterns like pressing the keypad diagonally or all the corners twice or whatever. AND you have to change it every 30 days. You better believe everyone keeps a post-it with their voicemail password right on their phone. It's a self-defeating system it's so complex.