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Comment Re:Fire (Score 1) 203

They probably weren't physically trapped, but without being able to re-enter they couldn't leave if they wanted to keep their belongings.

First off, if that were true, then all the reporting is erroneous, since that's "locked out" of rooms, NOT "locked in."

According to the update, yup, that.

Comment Re:Fire (Score 1) 203

I can understand people being locked out of their rooms. But if they're being locked in they're in massive violation of fire safety laws.

They probably weren't physically trapped, but without being able to re-enter they couldn't leave if they wanted to keep their belongings.

As for manual keys as backup for staff entry, most hotel theft - just like most retail theft - is perpetrated by staff. The electronic doors keep track of which employees are in which rooms so they can investigate complaints of theft.

Comment How's that workin for ya? (Score 1) 71

These specific issues are related to modifications Samsung made to to the Android telephony framework and are found in a Samsung-specific application for handling carrier messages.

Good thing they didn't use the stock Android functionality. Almost makes me agree with the conspiracy guys saying this was the government mandated backdoor.

Comment Re:I'll believe it when I see it (Score 1) 119

All we can do is read Don Quixote and laugh at how apt it is so many centuries later. People hate change and cling to a golden age that never happened - by charging at windmills!

If I ran a wind power company, it would be named Quixote Enterprises. And taking a page from the Mafia, the CEO's official title would be Don.

Comment Someone's using terms wrong (Score 1) 68

Meta's AI recognizes authors and citations between papers so it can surface the most important research instead of just what has the best SEO.

That's literally the definition of SEO. All they're saying is that their algorithm is slightly different from Google's. Though considering how closely Google guards the details of theirs, it's hard to say how Meta will actually be different. And if this takes off, how long before people start gaming the Meta algorithm?

Comment That's not what that word means (Score 4, Insightful) 257

The data further show that the majority of US adults (69%) know that piracy is illegal. Interestingly, this also means that a large chunk of the population believes that they're doing nothing wrong.

No. That means 31% of the population doesn't know the law, which is a little hard to believe.

Knowing that it's illegal and believing that you're doing something wrong are completely different issues.

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