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Comment stopping devs stops the product too!? heresy! (Score 3, Interesting) 116

I'm sure that one bloke who missed work that day because of his niche product not working, due to some large multinational company decided to cut losses is going to be very happy Timothy made him front-page famous on the Slashdots.

"...we must avoid clinging to the edifice of a decadent past" doesn't seem to apply to a knockoff product of something that was popular between tuesday night and a wednesday morning, half a dozen years ago.

Comment damn it, I logged into AOL again (Score 0) 106

Slow news day? This is just as slashdot worthy as some putz buying a refurbed computer or HD and finding someone's personal info, or a "My Documents" full of NOT THEIR DOCUMENTS.

My money is on most readers here aren't stupid enough to unload any data storage device w/o appropriately clearing it, or using throwaway credentials.

Comment fun for deviants (Score 1) 172

Won't take much work for someone to go and hack the flash pattern to go and mimic Opticom traffic pre-emption signals, and then start pre-empting local traffic control. Some asshat will do this, get smashed up - or worse use it in aiding/abetting a crime, and then blinking flashlights will become illegal, if some DA gets their way.

A quick mod to it makes it an infrared LED, and then all of a sudden you have an invisible device that you can attach to your vehicle and roll thru town causing all kinds of chaos. You're only talking about 6hz / 11hz or something like that, my Droid device does that already on a smaller scale.

Comment Re:Speculation (Score 5, Informative) 404

You are correct, he is not the government...but he was CT's Attorney General for 20 years, and has long championed consumer rights and technology . So, him picking this battle as a freshman senator is technically accurate, but it does not reflect his multi-decade experience in the arena.

Comment Re:Before everyone freaks (Score 1) 1122

+5 Interesting? Repairing? Those are units that are over 30 years old, and are approaching end of life. Considering the amount of work that goes into decommissioning a nuclear power plant, burying "the whole damn thing in concrete" is an idiotic solution to a devastating emergency. If it was that simple, wouldn't they bury all the old nuclear reactors in concrete all over the world? Even the ones that lived accident free lives, and are newer, take decades to decommission and break down, and recover.

I'm disappointed in the +5, but then again, this is /.

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