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Comment Re:Just my 2c (Score 1) 161

You seem to miss the point entirely (which most slashdotters tend to do).

How do you propose the dash-cam make the ambulance reach an accident faster?

You talk about waste of money - so I have to ask you, what is a life worth in your opinion? Because if the system saves lives, is it still a waste of money?

And before complaining about "taking over", FFS read up on what RDS is (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Data_System), And if you are driving in a car it is your frickin responsibility to make use of any information available to get as a complete picture you can of the traffic situation so you can drive safely. If you think it's an undue burden to have your music interrupted by a message that can save lives please sell your car.

And you couldn't even get the thing about bad drivers right, one bad driving habit is LACK OF COMMUNICATION! You know like . . . eye contact! Or using the turn signal! Or being oblivious to the traffic around you because you can't hear it over your stereo blaring.

Comment Re:Speaking of dumb ideas... (Score 1) 127

Duh! The SIM-card isn't just used for storing numbers. It's a physical token representing your number and what operator you are using.

Image the hassle when you get a new phone and have to call customer support to validate it and get your number ported to it from the old one. Or moving to a new operator (if it's allowed).. Brrr...

Comment Re:Probably actually illegal (Score 2) 250

A warranty cannot be voided if you replace a part that has a limited life due to being used up, for example ink-cartridges, paper in a printer, brake-pads on a car etc etc..

If someone claims otherwise they are wrong. Just check the Magnusson-Moss Warranty act regarding "Tie-in sales".

The only time you can void your warranty in this kind of instance is if you use 3rd party replacements parts even though the original manufacturer supplies the replacement for free OR if your 3rd party replacement breaks the equipment.

Comment Re:Apples-Oranges (Score 5, Insightful) 760

The biggest problem with being poor that people often overlook is that it's very expensive being poor. Almost all their earnings goes to their subsistence which means having the money to get a higher education is almost impossible.

Do you really believe that poor people doesn't want better education and jobs? Your comment makes it sound like poor people are lazy slobs waiting for government handouts.

It's the same reasoning the super-rich uses when talking about "ordinary people" (ie. wage slaves), "ordinary people" are lazy slobs trying to get as much money as possible from them.

Comment Asshattery deluxe... (Score 5, Insightful) 110

All the shit Microsoft have pulled the last year only mean that a lot of people gets pissed off.

Microsoft has become that guy in the office nobody can stand because he is a total asshole but they have to deal with him on a daily basis anyway - which means when they get the chance to get rid of him they will.

Submission + - Attackers Are Probing and Exploiting the ImageTragick Flaws

itwbennett writes: From the 'you knew this was coming' department... In the past week, security companies have observed attacks trying to exploit remote code execution flaws in the ImageMagick Web server library that were publicly disclosed last Tuesday. The researchers who disclosed the flaws had reason to believe that malicious attackers already had knowledge about them after an initial fix from the ImageMagick developers proved to be incomplete. While CloudFlare isn't aware of any successful attacks using ImageMagick 'it is clear that hackers are actively trying this vulnerability as it is fresh and many servers are likely to not have been patched yet,' CloudFlare researcher John Graham-Cumming said in a blog post.

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