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Comment Re:No. (Score 2) 1058

Where I live its considered Rural, though it can be argued we are a suburb of a major city. (roughly 100 miles away). Here there are about as many apartments as their is houses, and with each apartment complex is a full parking lot of cars. Who is supposed to pay to install chargers for each of these cars the renters, the apartment owners, do you expect government to pay for it therefor back on both with increases in taxes. Until the support system is there for everyone to have an electric vehicle why would suddenly everyone stop using what they have now?

Comment Re:Or maybe (Score 1) 242

A lot of companies already do this, which causes for some even more problems.

Last year I ordered RAM for my computer and the shipping details said delivery by Fedex, so I gave them my street address, which is only used by deliveries like this I have a PO Box for all mail. Well if I did check the delivery status early enough on the day of delivery I would not have seen that Fedex stated handed over to the USPS. So I go check the new tracking number they gave for USPS to see that status saying being returned to sender due to invalid address. Thankfully i was able to get to the actual post office before the memory was scanned to go back. If I had not have gotten there when I did I could not have gotten it after it was scanned as going back for at that point the USPS considers it no longer my package since it was being returned. Now when ever I order I have to call to confirm how it will be delivered to make sure I give the proper address. Slows down ordering when I have to wait on hold. So much prefer going to store myself and picking up after that.

Comment Re:But where's the chain of custody? (Score 1) 389

They do not assure data loss, or at least they didn't had to take a laptop back under warranty just after they started Geek Squad, dog got caught up in the power cable and pulled it off the desk cracking the case and the screen. First thing they made me sign before they would even look at it was that they were not responsible for a data loss due to their work.

Comment Re:It's been months, give it up (Score 1) 96

How many of these phones are private property? I have older Note 4 and just about to end the lease set up with Sprint, the only option they had on the phone, as they were not offering 2 year contract discounts with this when I got it. Well they are sure to remind me at each bill that the phone is owned by them until the lease is fully paid off.

Comment Re: I hope Apple Pay will die (Score 1) 289

Apple pay does not REQUIRE touchid as many have said, from apples support site:

Apple Pay is safer than using a traditional credit or debit card. Every transaction on your iPhone or iPad requires you to authenticate with Touch ID or your passcode. Your Apple Watch is protected by the passcode that only you know, and your passcode is required every time you put on your Apple Watch.Oct 12, 2016
About Apple Pay - Apple Support

Use touchid or your passcode.

Comment Re:Won't save most of the 4000 lives (Score 1) 615

I was not aware that just by putting computes into the cabs of trucks they also were going to be able to totally redo basic physics and stopping distance of such heavy machines. Can you please give links to where this is going to be possible?

If anywhere Trains should be the first freight carrying items that should be automated, fixed paths of travel, predetermined speed changes where this is 99% of the time no other traffic right in front of you doing its own thing.


North Korea's Home-Grown Operating System Mimics OS X 252

CambodiaSam sends the latest on "Red Star OS," North Korea's attempt at a home-grown operating system. Previously, it had closely resembled Microsoft Windows, but a new update now strongly mimics Apple's OS X. "Despite living in a country very much shut off from the outside world, many people in North Korea do have access to technology - including mobile phones. However, devices are heavily restricted. Internet access, for instance, is locked down, with most users able to visit only a handful of sites mostly serving up state-sponsored news. The Red Star OS is peppered with North Korean propaganda, and its calendar tells users it is not 2014, but 103 — the number of years since the birth of former North Korean leader Kim Il-sung. An earlier version of Red Star OS was made available worldwide in 2010 after a Russian student posted it online. The latest version is believed to have been released some time in 2013."

Submission + - Ballistic Transport in Graphene Suggests New Type of Electronic Device (phys.org)

An anonymous reader writes: Researchers at Georgia Tech have created graphene nanoribbons through selective epitaxial growth on silicon carbide. Their most recent work shows that these ribbons support single channel ballistic conduction. This discovery could result in a new class of coherent electronic devices based on room temperature ballistic transport in graphene. Such devices would be very different from what we make today in silicon, relying on quantum interference of electron waves rather than semiconductor energy gaps.

Judge Says You Can Warn Others About Speed Traps 457

cartechboy writes "Speeding is against the law, and yes, even going 5 mph over the speed limit is breaking the law. But everyone does it, right? What about when you see a cop? Some cops are ticketing people for notifying fellow motorists about speed traps. In Florida, Ryan Kintner simply flashed his high-beams to warning oncoming cars that there was a cop ahead. He was given a ticket for doing so. He went to court to fight the ticket, and a judge ruled that flashing lights are the equivalent of free speech, thus he had every right to flash his lights to warn oncoming cars."

Comment Re:Why NOT bother? (Score 1) 212

To bad the New York Public Library will only give you a card if your license has a physical address on it for New York. I have lived in the state all my life, but the only address that has ever been on my license is my PO Box, the same address that also is on all my bills as that is where they are mailed to. I also can not give them a copy of a land tax bill as I rent and the landlord pays the taxes.

Well thought it would have been nice to sign up for all of a minute until I came across those terms.

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