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Comment Re:Not a tech problem, not a tech solution (Score 1) 178

The problem is not technology, the problem is not our gadgets,; the problem is our collective attitude about driving and (lack of) training. Requirements to obtain (and retain) a driver's license in some countries would be shocking to most people in North America. Our standards are pathetic and woefully inadequate. Oh, you can follow some basic instructions that a chimp could do for 15 minutes? Here, now you can drive anything outside of a big rig, motorcycle or bus (unless it's an RV, because apparently, having fewer passengers magically turns it into an agile sports sedan... or something), including hauling your big-ass 5th wheel.

Ex-father by law is a truck driver and has a fit that no extra training or licensing is required for the RV's, 5th wheels, or such; and one point we do agree on. (USA)

Comment Re:Not If I don't buy it (Score 1) 178

Even rear view cameras are still incredibly pricey add ons for most cars. I doubt much of this will be forced on us ( though with the current administration "knowing best" for how I should spend my money, who know)

The first cars didn't have rear view mirrors, and an unreliable source claimed the police worked hard to not have them installed as the drivers could see they were being followed.I could see it as being true due to my run-ins over tinted windows, they couldn't see in and didn't like that.

Comment Re:next they will say Mac's get viruses (Score 1) 220

They do, no joke, and they have for many years.
Back in the late 90s, Macs had over a 1000 viruses, linux, less than 10. (It's been a few years, I forget the exact numbers.)

Oh yea, it was awful for them. It was you purchased a Mac, learned to program and wrote virus's; or sure seemed the path of a Mac user.

If I had to have a favorite virus it would of been the Mac Energizer Bunny, while the Bunny banged a drum, and rolled across the bottom of your screen, your hard drive was being formatted.

One friend mentioned that one at a time the letters on his display would just fall down and into a pile at the bottom of the display.

It wasn't the OS to run.

Comment Re:Did netcraft report it? (Score 1) 166

Because, you know, this is slashdot. We won't believe something is dead until netcraft reports it...

Didn't RFA, summery saying; " Unity is proprietary just like Flash was — 'don't worry, we'll be around forever!"

They all think that way
The Funeral of Princess Diana
Elton John performs "Candle in the Wind"
4 min. VXtreme streaming video

This maybe available with WMP, but I've never allowed that program to run (many reasons).

But I'm going to say it's dead as a VXtreme search on crashes the browser window taking me to about:blank (Opera 12), or just takes the page away (FireFox 27.0.1), flash enabled.

Comment Re:so what does it do? (Score 0) 103

other than tell me the weather that i can already do by looking outside or checking my phone in the morning

Tell you the weather, what a movie is, all kinds of neat stuff, for one.

The voice search, I have had it on my MyTouch cell phone for a few years, and on my Motorola Xoom tablet, it's an Android staple.

This weekend an example, the wind kicked up harder than normal so I "weather (my zip code)" to my tablet and saw that rain and a bit of it was headed our way. I was asked what a movie on a CD/DVD was I "movie legend" to the tablet and saw Tim Curry was in it (Rocky Horror Picture Show).

First though I tell anybody close "I'm going to talk to my cell phone/ Tablet", as I get too many odd stares if I don't.

Loading apps yes, I've found it much easier to say "open camera" than to dig for it even if it's on the main screen

Submission + - Hacker crashes Google Play -- twice (

mpicpp writes: New Android apps and updates were blocked from appearing in Google's Play Store on Monday, after a hacker attacked Google's app publishing system.

Ibrahim Balic, a Turkish hacker, claimed responsibility for the attack. He said the developer console crashed when he tried to test a vulnerability he discovered.
Balic wrote an app to exploit the flaw, which he expected to fail. But he said he didn't expect it to knock everyone offline as well.

Comment Re:Evidence? (Score 1) 102

As I recall, Ms. Goodman had no real research beyond the facts that the name was similar and he happened to do some security work under contract.

She stalked this guy, and turn his life upside down or certainly brought him a lot of attention he didn't ask for. Hell Ms. Goodman and Mr. Nakamoto are now joined at the hip be it on /. or

Ms. Goodman is at the height of her incompetence, and Newsweek ain't exactly impressing me either.

Submission + - Kickstarted Veronica Mars promised digital download. Pirate bay delivers. (

ConfusedVorlon writes: Backers were promised 'You will receive a digital version of the movie within a few days of the movie’s theatrical debut'.

Warner Bros are providing a non-downloadable ultra-violet coupon (although Veronica Mars is available for download through other stores).

The download is already available on the Pirate Bay. The download is even available on commercial stores. The users have already passed over their $35+
But rather than meet the demand for a DRM-free download, Warner Bros would prefer to return the original pledge to backers who complain (no doubt pissing them off even more).

What does this tell us about how movie studios view the world? There can't be a better indication of willingness to pay than 'they have already paid' — are these the pirates WB fears?

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