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Comment Re:In the long run (Score 1) 82

Actually, I grew up in Germany, and the people alive back then would have known about this (especially those raped), would they not? I never heard about more than isolated incidents. Sure, like in basically every war, there were rapes, but there were also punishments, including executions for at least some of the perpetrators. You should not believe everything Wikipedia tells you, especially when there is good indication the article is more propaganda than fact.

Incidentally, from your language and lack of control, I would say that you are the one here in urgent need of professional help.


Qualcomm To Buy NXP Semiconductors in $47 Billion Deal ( 33

Qualcomm, the largest maker of mobile-phone chips, will acquire NXP Semiconductors NV in a transaction valued at $47 billion, aiming to speed an expansion into new industries and reduce its dependence on the smartphone market. Bloomberg reports: San Diego-based Qualcomm agreed to pay $110 a share in cash for NXP, the biggest supplier of chips used in the automotive industry, or 11 percent more than Wednesday's close, the companies said in a statement Thursday. The deal will be funded with cash on hand as well as new debt. Chief Executive Officer Steve Mollenkopf is betting the deal, the largest in the chip industry's history, will accelerate his company's entry into the burgeoning market for electronics in cars. Eindhoven, Netherlands-based NXP is strong in that sector following its acquisition last year of Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. "It's no secret that we've been looking around," Mollenkopf said in an interview. "If you look at our growth strategy it's to grow into adjacent markets at the time that they are being disrupted by the technology of mobile."

Uber's 'Elevate' Project Aims To Bring Flying Electric Cars To Cities By 2026 ( 101

Uber has revealed a new project through which it aims to bring flying cars to commuters by 2026. The company published a white paper today outlining its plans for Uber Elevate, a network of on-demand electric aircraft. Business Insider adds: Known as VTOL aircraft -- short for Vertical Take-Off and Landing -- the aircraft would be used to shorten commute times in busy cities, turning a two-hour drive into a 15-minute trip. According to a piece out from Wired on the new plans, Uber doesn't plan to build the aircraft themselves. The ride-hailing company will bring together private companies and the government to deal with the larger issues of making this project a reality, Wired reports. The vehicles would be able to travel at about 150 mph for up to 100 miles and carry multiple people, including a pilot, according to Wired.

Comment I would prefer bricking the devices (Score 1) 61

And I think we should make that something globally legal. Put in some safeguards, like a 48h observation period and a requirement to record logs and upload them with your identity to some legal entity that a device owner can then find out from what happened (but not who did it).

But if that is all fulfilled, make it legal for anyone to secure the hazard presented by these devices. After all, you are allowed, say, to put out a fire by yourself too.

Comment Re:Definitely script kiddies (Score 1) 82

Indeed. The main characteristic of script-kiddies is that they have very big egos and very small understanding of how things actually work. No halfway rational group of attackers would ever do such a pointless attack that only draws attention to them. I hope they find the morons responsible and charge them the full amount of damage done. No reason to add any punishment after that.

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