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Comment: Get off my lawn (Score 2) 224

by tool462 (#49306133) Attached to: Chevy Malibu 'Teen Driver' Tech Will Snitch If You Speed

Why can't they have what I had?
A POS car that could only go 75 if you turned off the AC.
The radio would cut out when you turned left, and if you tried to turn the volume up, you'd just blow a fuse anyway.
The backseat was so small you weren't getting up to anything even if you could convince a girl to look past the rust and bubbling clear-coat.

All this for less than $1k, and it gets 40mpg due to the three horsepower engine (one for each working cylinder)! Put the money you save into their college fund since they now have a chance of getting out of high school alive and childless.

Now excuse me as a I return to my Fortress of Solitude...

Comment: Re:Similar effect on Slashdot (Score 1) 37

by tool462 (#46268123) Attached to: Facebook Analyzes the Impact of Love On Their Business

If you run out the time axis long enough, you'll see it more reflects a bathtub curve than 1/x. I.e., in a long enough relationship, there will inevitably be a dramatic rise in posting frequency. Usually this is an indicator of a pending failure. When you see the onset of this increase, it's best to implement some redundancy. It may accelerate the failure of the first component, but ensures no disruption in service.

Comment: Easy (Score 4, Funny) 514

by tool462 (#45902601) Attached to: Weapons Systems That Kill According To Algorithms Are Coming. What To Do?

Wear a tshirt with a message written in a carefully formatted font so it causes a buffer overflow, giving your tshirt root privileges.
Mine would have the decss code on it, so the drone starts shooting pirated DVDs at everybody. The RIAA will make short work of the problem at that point.

Thrashing is just virtual crashing.