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Comment Re:Strange insistence from Chrysler (Score 3, Insightful) 365

I've been reading about this electronic shifter issue for some time before Anton's unfortunate death and I could not understand the insistence of Chrysler to keep at it for years when there were over 100 documented crashes and so many complaints.

Chrysler is keeping at it because it's easier to run a wire than to run a mechanical linkage. Without worrying about the linkage, they can use the same transmission in multiple styles of vehicle. It's probably easier for electronic traction control as well. As far as sales, adding the word "electronic" in front of things boosts sales. Adding bells and whistles is merely an adjustment to the vehicles software. Besides, "over 100 documented crashes" is barely on the radar when it comes to fundamental shifts (if you'll pardon the expression) in technology.

Comment Does this include...? (Score 1) 309

So, if warrantless searches of internet connected machines are allowed, does that include whatever might be gleaned by activating that computer's webcam and microphone? Is a laptop now a warantless wiretap device? If it is legal for the state to bait people into installing tracking malware, how far of a step is it for them to bait folks into installing monitoring software?

Comment Re:Does Windows 10 still seem safe to you? (Score 1) 309

Because verbing proper nouns is still a line we don't cross in the USA. For now.

I think it might be. Let me Google some examples:

So I should FedEx the parcel to the following address...
Look, you've got duct tape. Why don't you just MacGyver something to keep it from sliding sideways.
Ms Finnigan, would you Xerox this order.
Billy said he would Skype me once he settles in. You can Photoshop her out of the photo, can't you?
And, of course: I can't reach the website. It must be being Slashdotted.

Comment Re:Two words (Score 1) 156

During adverse weather, your government actually will shut down the streets?

Yes, they will; even major freeways. I was on the 401 a few years back when part of it was shut down due to a winter storm. Traffic wasn't moving, so I got out of my car and went to talk to the folks in front of me. Also read a chapter of my book. All this on a road that normally sees 100+km/h traffic 24/7/365.

Comment Re:Just sayin' (Score 1) 156

Well, human employees don't fall from the sky and cause property damage, injury and death.

Well, I guess you don't know my friend Steve Austin. He used to be an astronaut, you know. His last crash cost US about six million dollars, man.


Well, I guess you don't know my friend Steve Austin. He used to be an astronaut, you know. His last crash cost about six million dollars US , man!

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