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Comment: Crappy texters are runing it for us all (Score 1) 363

by workdot (#47871817) Attached to: Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled
I am one that rarely txt's or phones while in the car. I try to avoid it. But every now and then I need to send a quick text (not necessarily converse for the fun of it) and able to do it promptly, safely, and not driving like a zombie idiot. I hate the people that are attached to their phones 24/7 and must txt or talk all the time and are shitty drivers on top of it. All this legislation is because of them and it sucks for reasonable people like me that txt maybe 300 characters at most in a year while driving.

Comment: Re:Anybody know the plate# for each scotus? (Score 3, Informative) 461

by workdot (#46822805) Attached to: Supreme Court OKs Stop and Search Based On Anonymous 911 Tips

I've got this hankerin' to call 911. This law could get repealed mighty quick if it's senators and congressmen getting pulled over from anonymous tips.

I like the logic, but the problem with that logic is that senators/congressmen/judges/state politicians etc usually have special license plates which make it clear that they are 'somebody'. Cops may see that and decide not to kick the hornets nest.

Comment: Are you sure? (Score 1) 328

by workdot (#45291165) Attached to: Edward Snowden's New Job: Tech Support
The linked slashot article is the only one that I've seen that specifically mentions tech support. All of the other articles, including the source Russian articles don't mention specifically what he'll be doing there. Something tells me that you do just out out there and hire Edward Snowden as a first level help desk rep or something similar. I think Slashdot is just making up stuff again. My guess is that he's probably involved in security or IT administrator role. Wow, even the MSM is covering this one more accurately than /.

Comment: Cyber (Score 1) 158

by workdot (#44864603) Attached to: Belgium Investigates Suspected Cyber Spying By Foreign State
It's one thing when the local news uses the word 'cyber' when talking about things like cyberbullying or cyberattacks, but it feels like a punch in the stomach when a tech site does the same. To me that is a word that should not be synonymous with the Internet. I mean, it's not like we're all walking around with VR helmits on here.

If you hype something and it succeeds, you're a genius -- it wasn't a hype. If you hype it and it fails, then it was just a hype. -- Neil Bogart