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Comment Thank goodness... (Score 1) 349

Thank goodness nobody uses these things. Maybe they will watch the road instead.
No, they are probably not using any of the cars tech because they are using their slow, clunky texting interface on their tiny 4 inch screen, taking 3 miles, 4 lanes, and 7 near-collisions to compose a 5 word sentence.

Comment Re:Built in vs portable GPS (Score 1) 349

The newer built-ins have traffic and construction built in where local services support it. Of course they still go obsolete quickly, but so does a portable. I'm not so concerned with whether my equipment "looks" obsolete. If it still has the same functionality, but the fad in window dressing has changed, I could not care less.

Comment Re:Glad they didn't read the books (Score 1) 191

Does Jesus count as a zombie?

If you're dead for 3 days and then come back to life, you're a zombie. Jesus is the very definition of a zombie.

That is not accurate. Zombies are not alive. They are undead. If you come back to life, you are not undead, you are alive.

Comment Re:I just got bored of the bloody thing (Score 1) 191

as one who has thoroughly enjoyed reading the books, and generally enjoys the show, i'm hardly unbiased. i'm also not going to argue for historical accuracy or realism, since, obviously, it's a work of fiction. but in the sense of depicting a time/place where people were generally assholes, and sometimes did terrible things to each other, i find the sometimes-very-graphic depictions of those things perfectly acceptable.

For some reason, I was very strongly reminded of work.

Comment Re:Unintended consequences (Score 1) 186

If a real estate agent is taking pictures of a house, then that is for commercial purposes and is subject to a whole other set of rules.
The California law doesn't prevent the rel estate agent from going up to the neighbor's house and knocking on the door and explaining that they want to take pictures of their listing and they may accidentally stray over the neighbor's property and get permission to do so.

Comment Re:Cry me a river (Score 1) 186

Imagine logging on to a grocery store website, choosing the items you want and clicking deliver. Drone is loaded up at the warehouse and flies the goods right to your door.

That would be far too expensive to do by drone. They should do it with a delivery truck instead and load up all of the orders in an area together.

Comment How many license plates is that? (Score 1) 269

7 bytes for the number. 8 bytes each for longitude and latitude, 4 bytes for the date. allow 3 bytes for indexing. So basically 30 bytes per record. That is enough storage space for over 2.5 billion license plates or 205 records per registered vehicle in California.

Comment Re:Free wifi (Score 1) 176

WARNING: Web pages you view may be recorded or altered by AT&T or its affiliates. Web pages and other content retrieved may not reflect the content available over a standard internet connection. Information you enter or retrieve may be transferred or sold to third parties. AT&T is not responsible for malware injected into your content by its affiliates, or damage done to you or your computer by said malware.

Add to that "Do not use this connection under any circumstances."

Comment Re:Can You Say Lawsuit? (Score 1) 176

No they aren't placing ads on someone's web site. They are injecting ads when the traffic transits their network. Completely different and I would say it is fine to do. After all it is THEIR network that you are using for free. Personally I would avoid using such networks.

Not for free. It is included as part of your service as an AT&T customer.
The browser can avoid using such networks, but the people serving up the websites should also be outraged by this illegal copyright infringement. Their only shoice is to sue or block the AT&T backbone.

Comment Re:Copyright? (Score 1) 176

It definitely won't be the criminal penalties you or me would face if we did the same thing for monetary gain. There are two standards. One for corporations, and another standard for individuals. It's been that way for far too long.

So incorporate. No reason not to enjoy the protections that the law was specifically written to provide.

Comment Re:What a bunch of stupid Republicans (Score 1) 568

They hate science, as their xian religion demands, so they don't understand anything. They just lash out and attack like scared animals. That is what they're acting like. Scared animals. Their kind just doesn't think logically.

Please produce the documents which prove that these people are Republicans and Christians and not just whatever kind of stupid worthless waste of carbon that you are.

Comment Re:commentsubjectsaredumb (Score 1) 568

The doctor has every "alternative" medicine category listed on her website, and strangely enough, she doesn't accept any form of insurance. I guess when people pay cash, she's willing to tell people whatever they want to hear and she doesn't have to worry about an insurance company questioning her care.

Insurance companies only pay for western medicinal treatment, not witch doctorin'.

Real Programs don't use shared text. Otherwise, how can they use functions for scratch space after they are finished calling them?