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Comment: Re:You have your wish I guess (Score 1) 140

by sublayer (#49566537) Attached to: New Privacy Threat: Automated Vehicle Occupancy Detection

I'm just basing the relative experience level by your UID ...

And on what did you base your assumption that UID correlates to writing experience? I would have expected that someone who has apparently been writing for longer than Slashdot has existed would have realised that other posters might also have been writing for longer than they have been registered at Slashdot.

Comment: Re:How many minutes until this is mandatory? (Score 1) 287

by sublayer (#49333415) Attached to: Ford's New Car Tech Prevents You From Accidentally Speeding

I think Ford should invest in getting everyone a moving map GPS

... displays will be in all new cars starting in 2018, because backup cameras will be mandatory. So sticking in a GPS is a minimal cost. For many current cars, the backup camera and GPS are part of the same package. ....

That's all very well, but I don't usually have a problem navigating when I'm reversing - I want the GPS to work when I going forwards!

Comment: Re:Problem of a tech illiterate population (Score 1) 130

by sublayer (#49092809) Attached to: Gadgets That Spy On Us: Way More Than TVs

... Much like we have a national do-not-call registry, we need a national do-not-track registry that covers the individual and any information source they choose to register.

Wrong. We need a DO-call registry and a DO-track register. Privacy should be the default state. I should have to opt IN to being called by tele-marketers, spammed, tracked etc, not opt out.

Comment: Re: 66 percent of all point-of-sale transactions (Score 1) 753

by sublayer (#47446605) Attached to: Predicting a Future Free of Dollar Bills

100 percent of all point-of-sale transactions are done with plastic... at least they are in Australia where we replaced paper notes with plastic ones back in 1988. Australia's $1 notes were also replaced with coins back in 1984 (go figure).

Wrong. Some transactions use coins, which are made of metal, not plastic. Last I checked, not every transaction was in multiples of $5 (the lowest denomination Australian note/bill).

Comment: Re:would have been awesome had this happened -- (Score 1) 56

by sublayer (#44837639) Attached to: Twitter Seeking To Go Public

TV Shows now include Twitter names and hashtags quite regularly as watermark bugs ... It's quite telling they put them up as bugs during the actual show ...

I've stopped watching some TV programs because the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has started displaying hashtags during the programs. The ABC is supposed to be non-commercial, and I refuse to watch anything that includes these advertisements. (For what it's worth, I also wrote to them and told them I was switching off. Now if only a few million other people would do likewise...)

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