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Comment Re:They also need to prevent unattended reboots (Score 1) 81

That's basically why I still have Windows. Yes, the Linux support with games gets better but we're still far, far away from the level you see in Windows.

With more and more games breaking in Win10 now, though, this may change. At least for those among us that are not always looking for the latest eye candy but enjoy playing the games we love.

Comment Re:The real problem (Score 1) 184

Every single one of the problems you cite about drugs is due to their prohibition, or at the very least exacerbated by it.

Exactly the same things happened during alcohol prohibition, but for some reason you people are too stupid to see the correlation and instead continue to think that doing more and harder of the same will get you different results.

Not quite. The medical problems are still based in chemistry. physically destructive drugs like Heroin and Krokodil are still going to destroy bodies even when decriminalised.

I largely agree with your point, but you only harm your own argument by ignoring the glaring fault I pointed out above.

You're probably thinking largely of Marijuana and LSD (the least destructive of the illicit drugs) possibly up to MDMA, cocaine and amphetamines. Here I think your point remains valid. However it gets into a grey area when talking about things like Crystal Meth. I could agree with decriminalising the former drugs I mentioned, but ignoring things like Meth, Heroin and other drugs that are actually destructive is foolhardy.

The problem in the US is with who the rules are enforced against. For a long time the user has been punished whilst the producers and distributors are largely ignored. That is patently stupid. In Australia and the UK, possessing a small amount of marijuana or LSD is a misdemeanour, you'll get a fine but nothing on your record. In order to get a serious penalty, you need to be selling or supplying.

Comment Re:Bigger problem on rental cars (Score 1) 100

Why the flying hell do cars not have a Rental setting that wipes all data with the press of a single button?!

Actually, many of these infotainment systems do have a factory reset function. You might have to tunnel into the settings to find it, but it is often there.

A couple of issues here. The GP asked specifically about hire cars. Hire cars are not going to include any special features specific to the the hire car industries because there's no profit in it. Rental companies wont pay extra, in fact they buy the cheapest spec possible for fleet rates.

The other reason is that manufacturers dont want a single button reset because inevitably some ditsy steering wheel attendant will press it and wipe all of their settings... and then sue the dealer/manufacturer for emotional distress or something.

That being said, I think this is going to become an industry for mechanics (and a small gold mine for dealers) as most people are not savvy enough to reset an infotainment system enough that old app connections will no longer work, so they'll need to pay someone to do it for them. It'll become another thing that you need to check has been done before buying a used car like HPI checks.

Comment Re:TANSTAAFL (Score 1) 205

The landlord example shows me that you never tried to be one. But be it as it may.

The original copyright was an incentive, allright. The current one is a travesty. Where the FUCK is an incentive to create from the right to reap rewards for three generations after your DEATH? Are you aware that even if both remaining Beatles died today their hits would go into public domain over 125 years after they have been created?

You have to be big into reincarnation to consider this an "incentive to create".

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