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Comment Re:Problem here seems to be Samsung? (Score 1) 186

I cite Ford Sync as a counter-example of Car companies handling this internally. 2012 Fusions still have problems and Ford will not stand behind fixing the issues -- even while they were in warranty. Standard answer, Disconnect your battery, leave off for 15 minutes, reconnect.

Still, it's Samsung's fault just like Ford's 3rd party "entertainment system" is their fault. The company that packaged it is who should fix the issue.

Comment Doing this stuff is hard (Score 2) 89

Although we proved it in the 60's, this stuff is hard. You've now got private companies competing, not cooperating via NASA to deliver this stuff.

The problem here is our federal government hot cancel contracts and retire heavy lifting vehicles. Frankly, the shuttles were not in immediate need of retirement. Endeavour, the newest, was built in '92 and could have been kept in rotation until there was a viable American-controlled alternative.

In the Reagan administration, the USS Iowa and Missouri were pulled out of mothballs to patrol the Strait of Hormuz. In fact, the USS Missouri served longer in this second period than it did in its maiden one.

Comment Re:Battery (Score 3, Insightful) 131

Agreed. I'm sitting this generation out -- again. iFIXIT's teardown of the S7 indicates that it's virtually impossible for those like me to replace the battery without damaging the back cover. I'll stick with my S5 until they come to their senses or, I'll have to look at that LG G5.

When will they learn to stop following Apple's lead?

Comment Re:Why do we still trust the manufacturer? (Score 2) 168

I think you're on the right track. There's a methodology underway that has enough momentum that it's got it's own buzzword: SDN -- Software Defined Networking

it uses the very architecture you're suggesting: essentially a bunch of PCI cards working to form a network switching matrix.OpenFlow is a standardized communications interface for controlling systems like SDN. Interesting reading.

Comment Re:Content ID's "monetize" setting (Score 1) 127

Didn't work for me. One of my raspberry pi parrot videos used a snippet from Elvis' Blue Christmas. Sony sent a takedown notice to Google and took it down. Two appeals resulted in a strike on my account due to "Copyright Infringement".

So much for "fair use". In light of this case, I wonder if I should put the video back up?

Submission + - YouTube 'Dancing Baby' Copyright Ruling Sets Fair Use Guideline (

Mr. Droopy Drawers writes: The famous "Dancing Baby" case has finally been ruled on. It "sends a strong message that copyright law does not authorize thoughtless censorship of lawful speech,” Corynne McSherry, the legal director for Electronic Frontier Foundation, said in a statement.

Of course, the RIAA is none too happy about the ruling saying that it puts undue burden on copyright holders. However, the judge countered, "Even paying 'lip service' to the consideration of fair use is not enough, and could expose a copyright holder to liability".

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