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Comment Re:Such a bad idea (Score 5, Insightful) 105

I can see a few problems with this:
I can see drivers approaching a red light looking at the display instead of looking at where they are going
Jumping the red - knowing that it will be changing green soon - this will increase chance of collisions from people running the red the other way.
Increase chance of pedestrians getting run over

Comment Re:Lets not worry about this yet (Score 1) 555

We have such a system in Australia The government and in particular the emergency services uses this to target people in a particular location to warn about impending dangers; Bushfires, floods, Cyclones etc.
I could just see Mr Trump using this as his own twitter account.

Comment Re:Driving yes, but charging? (Score 1) 990


When the majority of cars are electric, and people (and society) depend on them, do you SERIOUSLY think electricity is going to stay cheap?

I don't think so. Purchasing solar panels has now become a cheaper way of producing your own electricity, combine this is batteries which are also getting cheaper, you will be able to produce your own electricity for just the cost of the solar emissions which has been the same price it has always been - free.

Comment Re:Bork (Score -1, Offtopic) 281

Windows 10 Source Code
Subject: Windows 10 Source Code
(not too new, but slightly improved) /*
              TOP SECRET Microsoft(c) Code
              Project: Chicago(tm)
              Projected release-date: Summer 12016
            #include "winxp.h"
            #include "win7.h"
            #include "win8.h"
            #define INSTALL = HARD
            char make_prog_look_big[1600000];
Excerpt from Windows source code:
            void main()
                            if (first_time_installation)
                            if (still_not_crashed)

Submission + - 60 people killed and many more injured in terrorist attack in Nice, France (

An anonymous reader writes: A truck slowly drove towards a crowd, accelerated and then hit people on the famous Promenade des Anglais shortly after celebratory fireworks had ended. July 14th is a national holiday in remembrance of the attack on the Bastille which started the French Revolution. The truck reportedly drove more than a mile before the driver was shot and the truck stopped.

Submission + - Pokemon GO having unexpected health benefits for users (

aphelion_rock writes: Users of Pokemon GO are reporting that they are feeling better, many reporting that the game is reversing the effects of mental illness. The simple fact that people who have spent most of their lives sitting in chairs are finally going outside and getting some exercise is having positive effects on their mental health.
"In the times since I've had the app I've been out just walking way more than normally would. It's made me feel really good," says Alex Tullet, a young game designer with anxiety and depression.

Submission + - SPAM: How to refurbish antique software

need4speed writes: Has anyone ever heard of the term "antique software?" Maybe not 35 years ago, but now there is an entire field around antique software restoration, and it's growing. For the games industry, it's already moving forward with "Witness Good Old Games selling preconfigured DOSBox instances coupled with old IP to make a one-click game that works on Windows 10," said the author.

The author writes that he has been working in the software restoration field for some time ever since he "discovered a parcel of unreleased Atari 2600 and ColecoVision games on bare EPROMS at a flea market in 2008." The next project was Habitat, the first graphical massively multiplayer game from 1986.

"In the end, we’re only to the point now where we can share the original code. The next step is the restoration process. That should only take a few years," he said. The best thing to do is to put all these things on GitHub. There are many solutions to restoring old software, said the author, but until then the museum of antique software can remain on GitHub.

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Submission + - Chilcot report: Iraq invasion 'not justified', UK government report finds (

aphelion_rock writes: The UK chose to invade Iraq in 2003 based on flawed intelligence that should have been challenged but wasn't, and which was presented in a way that glossed over reservations and ambiguities, according to the long-awaited "Chilcot report".
British prime minister Tony Blair allowed the US's military timetable to override his own, abandoning plans to pull together international consensus and to properly plan for the post-invasion period, because he decided it was "right and necessary" to defer to his close ally, the report finds.

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