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Comment Re: Er (Score 3, Insightful) 302

It's 2016 not 1916, there are consumer safety laws now, you can't get away with "it's your own damned fault, you were doing it wrong" anymore.

See, that's the problem with people. We honestly need to expect a certain level of competency from people. There is something to be said for safety features, but you need to set an expectation on the user as well. You cannot expect the company to cover for every possible idiot.

Comment Re:That radar really worked well in florida eh elo (Score 4, Insightful) 166

If the accident was preventable, the driver should of prevented it. They should be paying attention to the road and be in a position to respond. If it wasn't preventable by the driver, then the system is working at least as well as the driver in that situation. Either way, the system isn't responsible.

And for what it's worth, that doesn't mean the system couldn't/shouldn't be improved. It just means they didn't die because of the system.

Comment Re: butt dialing (Score 1) 48

Yes, because multiple phones from multiple manufacturers all suck. It's a usability issue. I have to find the sweet spot for it to turn off the display. If I move the phone up or down a bit, it's likely to get enough light to activate.They cannot accommodate everyone all the time. And for what it's worth.. Nexus 6, Nexus 6p, HTC M8 for sure. I also had a Note 2, and an LG Optimus G Pro. I can't vouch for those, as it's been a few years.

Comment Re:butt dialing (Score 1) 48

You act like the technology is flawless. It isn't. For me, It's unreliable enough that I have to be careful when using it. But that all comes down to different factors. Like against my cheek, placement of the phone often doesn't block enough light to consistently disable the display. The even more annoying one for me is that the light sensor will often prevent me from turning the screen on to check messages. My hand isn't directly on the light sensor, but blocks enough to prevent me turning it on.

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