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Comment Re:Stupid (Score 1) 174

Why change the red light grace period? Red light is red light.

If you want to reduce accidents, increase the yellow period. People who push the limits of an extended yellow don't deserve grace. All this is going to do is now make people more comfortable running a little bit of red.

From the summary: "following recommendations part of a recent study of its red-light cameras. " https://www.documentcloud.org/...

or, short version here: https://www.cityofchicago.org/...

Comment Re:in other countries (Score 1) 174

So basically all the money the government has collected as fines and penalties is distributed evenly to all taxpayers. That money was collected as compensation for crimes against society, and this way it gets distributed back to society.

That's exactly how it works in other countries (e.g.: Switzerland).

Notice what what Kokuyo says about Switzerland in a post above.

Comment Duo Dock? (Score 1) 61

My first thought was that this is the Duo Dock for the smart phone generation: taking a smaller portable form factor and converting it into a more traditional form factor (phone/tablet -> laptop vs. laptop -> desktop). I don't know if Apple was the first at docking stations, but they were certainly doing it a quarter century ago.

Comment Re: Plutocracy (Score 1) 375

Home market, maybe, but both Xerox and IBM tried to sell low-end business computers (without much luck, at least at first), in the part because the micro upstarts were undercutting them on price. Thus, they did see a market for desktop biz and education computers.

And there is some evidence IBM's anti-trust lawsuits affected its behavior concerning how it competed in desktops.

Comment Re:So, the gist of it is... (Score 1) 204

[burner phones]...Load them up with tantalizing information that wastes a ton of investigation time...Emails about stuff supposedly buried in parks, or sunk in lakes at specific GPS coordinates. Treasure-map fantasies

"Bob, that was slick how you snuck tiny chips with Snowden's current address in Trumpo's hair."

Comment Re:Intel creates tether (Score 1) 11

seeing their profits go bye-bye in an IoT world

The demand for computers of ALL sizes is growing. Desktop PC sales may be flat, but server demand is growing, and x86 is still the best server chip.

However, the ARM architecture & licensing terms have largely democratized CPU manufacturing such that Intel does have more competition biting at their heels.

If there is a market for "big iron" AI servers, Intel wants to be part of it.

Comment Re:I am very skeptical. (Score 1) 98

Unless, of course, the report assumes that anything running Lollipop or older is not recently patched, which seems like a reasonable assumption.

According to Google, 65.9% of users are on Lollipop or older. That means 29% of up-to-date Androids would have to come from 34.1% of users, or that 85% of Marshmallow and Nougat users are fully patched. I'm skeptical.

Also, nearly half of Android users are using an OS at least 2.5 years old. :-/ Compare with 79% of iOS users on a 6 month old OS, and 95% of iOS users on an OS less than 1.5 years old.

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