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Comment: Too much info/BS. 100% pure BS. (Score 3, Insightful) 403

by silver007 (#28038153) Attached to: Right-to-Repair Law To Get DRM Out of Your Car
Give the general public access to information they -think- they understand and watch cars start to blow up at red lights. I am a bit of a shadetree mechanic and have never ran across a late-model vehicle I couldn't diagnose and fix. If I can do it, surely these fancy "SAE Certified" mechanics can, right? Oh no, you don't suggest... that... maybe, they're not all they're, um... cracked up to be? Maybe... they want a little midget to jump out of the dash and tell them exactly what to do? This isn't about DRM, FFS, DMCA, PCM's, ECM's or any of the other fancy little acronyms these folks would like to blame their lack of skills on. It's good ol' laziness and lack of education. The auto repair industry has been a magnet for unqualified, less-than-desireable humans for decades. They're not trying to make the leap from ignorant to ignorant victim. Oh, the irony.

Comment: My state is devious. (Score 1) 1232

by silver007 (#27936699) Attached to: Man Arrested For Taking Photo of Open ATM
I looked up my state's statute and interestingly, it states refusal to identify one's self as suspicious and therefore adequate reason to detain. Wow, talk about a self-protecting clause. (b) Among the circumstances which may be considered in determining whether alarm is warranted is the fact that the person takes flight upon the appearance of a law enforcement officer, *******refuses to identify himself******, or manifestly endeavors to conceal himself or any object. Unless flight by the person or other circumstances make it impracticable, a law enforcement officer shall, prior to any arrest for an offense under this Code section, afford the person an opportunity to dispel any alarm or immediate concern which would otherwise be warranted by requesting the person to identify himself and explain his presence and conduct. No person shall be convicted of an offense under this Code section if the law enforcement officer failed to comply with the foregoing procedure or if it appears at trial that the explanation given by the person was true and would have dispelled the alarm or immediate concern.

Comment: I reboot after... (Score 1) 596

by silver007 (#27924219) Attached to: How often do you reboot your primary computer?
shutting down about half the services so my PIII can burn or convert a DVD without injecting glitches in the video everytime my DNS updater polls, or antivirus updates, or peerguardian blocks an IP... Run services shutdown script - convert and/or burn - reboot to get everything I shut down started again.

Comment: This is a huge, everyday, constant problem. (Score 5, Interesting) 167

by silver007 (#27924101) Attached to: Break-In Compromises 160k Medical Records At UC Berkeley
Surf on over to datalossdb.org and sub to the RSS feed. Something like this happens everyday, multiple times per day. The bad part is most of the time it's not hackers, it's employees that dump SSN's, DOB's, etc into the garbage or post them to the net. It's horrific. At least when hacker does it, it was done deliberately by someone with half a brain. Most of the time, it's clueless employees scattering our personal information about the grounds like it's fertilizer.

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