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Comment Tesla (Score 1) 258

should form a small LLC to act as a "dealership" - have it get dealership licenses in as many jurisdictions/states as it can, and then simply buy them or merge with them.

"have a relationship with a car manufacturer" is a bullshit requirement if "BEING a car manufacturer" doesn't fulfill it.

Comment Kill? (Score 3, Insightful) 177

Seems a sort of redundant thing to do to a rotting corpse.

Windows got on PC's because it got popular before anything else existed, and then once it was the most popular it used proprietary protocols, formats as well as illegal activity to choke out any competition and set its monopoly as far into stone as possible. People live with it because they either know nothing else or have just accepted failure as "normal" on their PC's

Its only just starting to lose the stranglehold.

With phones, MS was late to the market, after there were not one but TWO well established alternatives. NO one except the most die-hard MS supporter or the most completely clueless person is going to touch windows phones with a ten foot pole.

Comment Re:I wish they would just completely KILL flash (Score 1) 153

I am mostly migrated to Chromium.

There are just a few things that I have to use Chrome for.

One of them is a function of my bank's online banking service which they have STILL not migrated from flash. Unfortunately, the only other comparable bank to offer the relevant service, ALSO uses flash for that same function, so there's no where else to go. I've explained to them why they need to get off flash and I am waiting.

Flash needs to die and everything that uses it needs to migrate or DIE as well.

Comment "I'm told" ??? (Score 2) 37

Told by who? Via what channel? Have you verified this? How? How can someone else verify it?

I seriously hope that they have removed that requirement, but I'd like to verify it for myself.

"I was told by a little bird that was told by his friend that heard it from his garbage man that he heard it in a restaurant by a waitress who ......." is useless.

Comment Sounds fantastic. Which of course means (Score 1, Insightful) 195

you will NEVER be able to walk into a local Home Depot and buy one. Not tomorrow, not 5 years from now.

I hear about solar panels as clear as glass a few years ago, that you could put on all the windows in your house to generate cheap electricity.. Still don't see them on the market, don't expect I ever will.

For whatever reason, maybe its oil company conspiracy, maybe the ideas were fake to begin with, who knows, we see news about all kinds of new technology concepts, that NEVER COME TO FRUITION.

Comment And THAT is why you NEVER let any company (Score 1) 180

directly debit your bank account for anything.

ALWAYS demand that they send a bill, which you have the chance to review and approve.

Your your BANK's bill pay service, and then you have positive control over the amount and timing of payment, including whether any payment is made at all.

Comment Re:No expectation of privacy in public? (Score 1) 224

They might mind, but there isn't a thing they could do to prevent it.

However, I suspect these cameras might harder to spot and identify than you might think.

And regarding your latter part - again, they might mind, but as long as you were legally parked, in a public parking lot and weren't interfering with or disturbing anyone else's legal activity, then they can't stop you doing that either. Mind you, "legally parked" would of course include having YOUR car properly registered and plated.

Comment Are these cameras (Score 1) 224

recording only events that are visible IN PUBLIC? Because you don't need a warrant for that.

ANYone can legally observe and/or record anything that is visible IN PUBLIC.

Its part of "freedom of the press". No, they can't require you to "register" to be recognize as the press, its called citizen journalism.

Again, IN PUBLIC.

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