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Comment Re:Can't be worse than FL human drivers (Score 1) 131

I know, right? Half the cars in Florida are driverless now. My favorite is what I call the Florida Turn Signal. To make a lane change, a car starts edging over the line slowly. If no horns are blown, then they come the rest of then way. The Florida Turn Signal is "When I'm two feet into your lane, you know I'm coming over."

However, native Floridians do get a bad rap. The real problem is all the retired Yankees who move down there.

Comment Re:so is there a good theory? (Score 1) 470

A non-programmer friend of mine came to me all wound up about an idea he had for a mobile app. We went through all the gyrations of writing up a simple agreement and signing it, so he could tell me the idea without me being able to shut him out. The idea was for a mobile passport app to facilitate checking in at Customs in the airport. I went to the app store and found one in about 30 seconds.

He was disappointed.

Comment Re:Is this news? (Score 4, Informative) 55

If we had an article for every security vulnerability/backdoor found in a Microsoft product, it'd be impossible to find anything else on Slashdot.

What's newsworthy in this case is that the vulnerability remains unpatched since 1997. That is older than some of my kids. That's almost old enough to drink.

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