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Comment: Re:Next target, please (Score 1) 626

by weweedmaniii (#47075545) Attached to: Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets

you dont understand.. in the US, this is how most of the smaller towns get their money. they pay a single patrol car to sit on their section of highway all day and pull people over for speeding. a speeding ticket in the us is up to 300$ in some places. noone ever gets pulled over for speeding in large cities because it is a waste of time. the whole speeding ticket system is a scam that has absolutely nothing to do with safety.(at least on highways).

Not sure (or care) what "large city" you live in where no one gets a ticket. I live in the largest city in my state which is in the top 30 populous cities in the nation. Our police force has several officers in modified sports cars whose only job is to write tickets, almost exclusively on the interstate system. These guys are so infamous that the local paper did a Sunday feature on the top ticket writer, after he pulled over a local DJ for speeding and the DJ told everyone the officer acted like an arrogant jerk while writing the ticket. The police officer filed suit against the DJ and it was never heard in court. The officer bragged about the number of tickets he wrote in a year which was well above 1000. He also admitted he let his "brothers in blue" get a pass as they were driving 20+ MPH over the limit on the same interstates, according to the speed gun the reporter rented for the story. The fines start at $50 plus court costs so do the math. So that tinted out Dodge Charger or IROC Camaro might be one of our officers about to turn on all the hidden lights.

Comment: Re:Lemme guess.... (Score 1) 236

by weweedmaniii (#46831553) Attached to: Intentional Backdoor In Consumer Routers Found

I'm kinda glad I am NOT living in your country. Laws here specifically state that he must not.

I still change the lock as one of the first actions when I move into a new apartment.

Don't know where "your country" is, but in the US I used to manage an apartment building. Lease stated if you change the lock the management gets a key. No key = breach of lease and grounds for eviction, specifically stated in lease. Also except for emergencies management must provide minimum 48 hours notice to enter apartment. No 48 hours = no entry, specifically stated in lease as well. It cuts both ways in my state. We changed locks as a matter of course after a move out.

Comment: for nerds.. (Score 1) 405

by weweedmaniii (#46816395) Attached to: In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes
A professional American football team used to hold a "golf day" at a country club, mostly for fans to watch. Consistently the kickers would win the longest drive competition each year, but were among the worst players as far as scoring. The reason they won the longest drive was the same reason they were kickers, repeating the same motion over and over with accuracy. That said it proves the your point, as the quarterbacks do the same thing more or less only they do it with their arms.

Comment: Re:A toy for the 1%ers (Score 1) 100

by weweedmaniii (#46565893) Attached to: College Grads Create Fake Tesla Commercial That Elon Musk Loves

At least it is being manufactured in the USA man.

A good number of automobiles are. (Either that or in (Ontario) Canada.)

When did Ontario Canada become part of the USA? I believe the Provincial Legislature & Canadian Parliament plus the 300,000 residents around Windsor would take a great deal of exception to that.

Comment: Old School Solution (Score 1) 465

by weweedmaniii (#46432957) Attached to: Apple Refuses To Unlock Bequeathed iPad
My fiancee has a hard copy with all my passwords, PINs & usernames in a strongbox in a sealed envelope. I have hers in the same in my strongbox. If anything happens to either of us, the other one can move forward with anything that might be password protected. Yes we update regularly since passwords change (or they should). Why couldn't Mum write it down somewhere? I have a friend from high school who died a few years ago. His widow modified his FB page to be the page for the scholarship foundation created in his honor. She had the pw and posted that she was going to change the page.

Comment: Re:CompUSA (Score 1) 423

by weweedmaniii (#46413649) Attached to: RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores
It has been a few (20+) years since I worked at Radio Shack, but I think CompUSA was owned by Tandy Corp. And yes the 2 Franchise Stores were consistently the top 2 performers in our district. Why you ask? Because they paid their employees hourly not commission (by law we had to make minimum wage) and both owners we old techies who personally trained the staff on electronics when they started. I walked into one looking for something and was no where near the store I worked in. I was totally blown away by the knowledge & service I received. When my manager was transferred and the new manager would ask daily how many service plans I had sold, I knew it was time to find another place to work for minimum wage.

Comment: I really needed... (Score 1) 236

by weweedmaniii (#46305843) Attached to: I'd prefer military fiction books that are ...
I really needed all of the above, although since I am an avid reader most military fiction I treat as fast food for my brain, I don't really have to think or retain while reading and simply fills a need to read. As a former soldier anything set within the past 30 years I usually find the authors lack of knowledge fairly quickly, especially when writing about my country's own military exploits, for good or bad. These small paperbacks were light & fit in a cargo pocket to pull out when there was some down time.

Comment: Re:first (Score 1) 325

by weweedmaniii (#46292341) Attached to: N. Korea Could Face Prosecution For 'Crimes Against Humanity'
South Korea. They have sunk a South Korean destroyer 46 sailors were killed & shelled a South Korean island 2 civilians & 2 ROK marines killed. The Korean People's Army crosses the DMZ on a nearly daily basis trying to goad the Republic of Korea Army into a firefight big enough to make the headlines. Usually only one or two a year are that big but firefights across the border are a nightly occurrence. Ask any US Army soldier to actually served in Area I.

Comment: Re:Giant F-ing Boondoggle (Score 1) 401

by weweedmaniii (#46069599) Attached to: More Bad News For the F-35

This plane's engine is being built in Speaker John Bohener's state of Ohio. .

The F135 engine for the F-35 aircraft is a Pratt & Whitney product, from Connecticut, not a GE engine from Ohio.

That's funny coward, since some time ago I worked IT for GE and every person assigned to the F-35 account was in Ohio and involved in EVERY aspect of that POS. Perhaps I should post as AC to protect myself but I'll take my chances...

Comment: My plan (Score 1) 381

by weweedmaniii (#45910489) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Protect Your Passwords From Amnesia?
My passwords are stored in my keylock safe in my home. 2 plain white sealed envelopes. One is the actual passwords the other is some random stuff I put together. If someone breaks in I highly doubt they are going to go to the trouble of trying to find my safe, Too many electronics and a coin collection that looks valuable but isn't. The valuable coins rest with my passwords.

Comment: Re:No (Score 1) 289

by weweedmaniii (#44963611) Attached to: Boy Scouts Bully Hacker Scouts Into Submission
Possibly they don't go after the Girl Scouts of the USA (look it up not GSA) because Lady Olave Baden-Powell (Robert Baden-Powell's wife, he is the founder of Scouting) was an early proponent of Girl Guides as girl scouts were known in England. She helped Juliette Low found Girl Scouts in the US, just a few years after Boy Scouting was started. You don't mess with the founder's wife's organization.

Comment: No it won't boost retail sales. (Score 1) 438

by weweedmaniii (#43991629) Attached to: XP's End Will Do More For PC Sales Than Win 8, Says HP Exec
No, it won't. My mother (in her 70s) can click the bookmark to the 5-10 web sites she goes to, send & read e-mail & play solitaire just fine. She probably won't notice (or has a clue) that xp support will end in 2014. What will happen is either me or my brother will get a call from her when her computer dies or otherwise has an issue. I can bet if either of us suggest a new computer especially with Win8 she will have a fit because it "doesn't look like my old computer" and neither of us is in the mood to hand-hold her for weeks until she finds solitaire, her e-mail & bookmark her websites again. I'll probably buy a second hand xp machine locally and hopefully be able to pull whatever programs she uses over on the used machine.

A morsel of genuine history is a thing so rare as to be always valuable. -- Thomas Jefferson