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Comment: Re:Why is this news? (Score 3, Informative) 276

by tepples (#47434997) Attached to: The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

Nobody can avoid killing you if you don't even pretend to follow the rules of traffic.

I'm a cyclist, and I follow the rules of traffic to the extent that I can. But the metal rims of my bicycle don't have enough surface area to consistently trigger the vehicle-sensing induction loops at intersections. At some intersections in my home town, I've seen even a bicycle and a motorcycle put together fail to trip it. So in the 35 states that haven't passed dead red laws, I don't understand how to follow the law against crossing the street at a red light, other than by not traveling at all.

Comment: Does app incompatibility count? (Score 1) 41

by tepples (#47434949) Attached to: First Release of LibreSSL Portable Is Available

Their answer to an OS not properly doing something is "fix the OS".

How would someone go about fixing an operating system whose biggest problem is that it can't run many of the proprietary applications on which he relies? There are plenty of applications for Windows that aren't ported to any *BSD.

Comment: Highway funds (Score 1) 138

by tepples (#47432525) Attached to: Amazon Seeks US Exemption To Test Delivery Drones

Besides, this is State government not Federal requiring the license.

Congress forces the states to incorporate certain uniform provisions in traffic laws, such as a drinking age of 21. It does this by bribing the states with "highway funds" taken from citizens of other states under authority granted through the postal and commerce clauses.

Perform in costume: That is a city ordinance. Again, not fed and not even State. I am sure NYC has a reason for that ordinance, take it up with them.

In the case of dressing up as an identifiable character from a non-free work of fiction, it could be a Lanham Act violation or copyright violation, which is federal. But otherwise, such an ordinance amounts to a dress code for appearing on public sidewalks. How would I go about searching for what other cities have an analogous ordinance?

Comment: What's the alternative to an ignore button? (Score 1) 1

by tepples (#47432339) Attached to: 6 Things That Stink About SSL
From the article: "Any security tool that can be entirely overruled by one casual click by an average user has problems." What's the alternative? Should end users have to pay someone an annual fee to skip these warnings, the same way a company has to pay a $299 per year annual fee to load its bespoke apps on its iOS devices?

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