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Comment: My opinion (Score 1) 247

by the_Bionic_lemming (#49565733) Attached to: The Engineer's Lament -- Prioritizing Car Safety Issues

I think there's a blurry line here.

I'll accept for the sake of argument that the ford pinto with the gas tank problem was statistically not a problem.

That being said, any corporation that accepts a casualty/loss over safety/loss deserves punitive damages. If it was your family in that wreck that killed them to save the corporation money - would you be as forgiving?

Comment: Re:Is it the phone or the stupid stuff installed o (Score 2) 484

Millions of slashdot arguments flared up in Rage at that statement :) After all, Micro$oft security problems was well established on /. to be the fault of the OS - and not what the user did....

I've never had any issues with my Galaxy S5 - but then again, I shut apps off and discard them instead of installing stuff.

Comment: I had two Acer computers (Score 1) 417

by the_Bionic_lemming (#49541715) Attached to: We'll Be the Last PC Company Standing, Acer CEO Says

One was the original 386 dx 2 that was pretty nifty, and the next was the Acer Aspire - which sucked ass since it was actually a Packard bell when the company truly sucked at making a PC

I've been afraid of Acer ever since then. The next compputer I bought was Alienware - a p2-450 (pre-dell)- after that I started building my own.

Are Acer pc's any good now?

Comment: Re:Every Dog's Day (Score 0) 216

by the_Bionic_lemming (#49516747) Attached to: Netflix Is Betting On Exclusive Programming

No, they won't - they will raise rates to make up for lost revenue and offer their TV services for a buck or two over that.

While I hate the gubment being everywhere in the public life, I'd support them stepping in and regulating a basic cost to connect.

Everyone who "cut the cord" learns that content is relatively cheap. Forcing those that "Cut the cord" to pay anyway is tantamount to robbery.

Comment: social media? (Score 1) 394

by the_Bionic_lemming (#49396017) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Living Without Social Media In 2015?

I saw the disease for what it was, and while having a low ICQ account number - I'm proud to not have been a facebook or myspace nitwit.

All you bottom feeders of facebook and myspace finding the intraweb need to be shot. And the folks that killed Napster - they need to be shot.

And get the hell off of my lawn.

Altho, my lawn is presently muddy. and most folks will wait for warmer weather to see the lawn - but most likely won't go past the thorn bushes I planted to deter people from the lawn.

So I'll just shake my fist.

Comment: HUH (Score 2) 341

I thought we'd have flying cars before we'd lose the chance to drive.

All kidding aside, 40 years from now we'll still be driving our own cars because programmers won't be able to help a car decide if it is allowed to avoid a collision that will kill a driver by swerving onto a sidewalk and killing two pedestrians.

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov