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Comment: Re:So.. (Score 2) 208

by rockabilly (#48083005) Attached to: Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers

Indeed. I didn't read the article but I did hear about it on the radio driving into work (yes, radio). Driving is chocked full of little distractions, but what the interviewer said was that the digital control on the dash is even more distractive than a phone. I can relate to that - I drove a 2014 rental with one of those. I was a major distraction, and also a pain in the ass. I like my manual controls thank you.

Comment: Re:Where's my refund then? (personal anecdote!) (Score 1) 278

by rockabilly (#48057795) Attached to: Marriott Fined $600,000 For Jamming Guest Hotspots

So they basically got away with it. $600k when they're charging $250-$1K per wireless account? Yeah...that's fair.

Yeah, and the victims won't see a penny of it either. What should have happened was the Marriot charged with full refunds with interest to those they scammed. I'm quite certain they would have financial records of them.

Comment: Re:i bet (Score 1) 190

by rockabilly (#47517439) Attached to: The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

There's just something funny about the idea that our civilian population needs to create an informal spy agency to help it spy on its own government - that's essentially what we're proposing here.

Let me make this perfectly clear. There is not a single fucking thing about that proposition that is funny whatsoever.

Those who died for our freedoms we're losing aren't laughing.

I think he said it rhetorically.

Comment: Re:Silicon Valley is officially old (Score 1) 533

by rockabilly (#47466711) Attached to: Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

keep your "benefits". I'll keep the wages I earned from my labor.

Interesting. So you will give up the infrastructure that supplies you with your daily needs? Best you get off that road, turn off that light, water, etc. and make sure you never lose your job because you will get no help whatsoever.

"'Tis true, 'tis pity, and pity 'tis 'tis true." -- Poloniouius, in Willie the Shake's _Hamlet, Prince of Darkness_