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Comment Re:More proof... (Score 1) 60

Should Ford also be required to make parts for the Model A? At some point a company has to stop supporting old outdated products.

There are parts suppliers other than the OEM. Part of the problem with software is the length of copyright, and the fact that some may claim distributing a patch would be copyright infringement.

Instead of mandating a fixed time frame that support must be provided, would it make any sense to tie continued copyright protection with continued support? That would allow the manufacturer to determine how long they wish to provide support, and also allow interested third parties fill the void later.

Comment Re:Not a monopoly anymore. (Score 1) 371

Yes, A quick Google search gave me a PowerShell script that will install a specified version of Firefox and allow you to specify the language also. Mozilla has a latest folder on the ftp server if you want to modify the script.

I would probably just use ftp from a command line if I was trying to download Firefox without using the native web browser for some reason.

Submission + - Man arrested, strip-searched after photographing NYPD wins $125,000 (

mpicpp writes: Settlement comes weeks after a bystander's video captured NYPD chokehold arrest.

A New York man who claimed police arrested and strip-searched him after he photographed a stop-and-frisk of three African-American youths has settled his civil rights suit with the New York Police Department for $125,000.

The settlement, first reported Monday by the Daily News, comes weeks after the NYPD reminded its officers that it was legal to peacefully record police activity. That department-wide memo followed the videotaped NYPD arrest of a man who died after being subdued by a chokehold last month.
The NYPD settled with a man named Dick George, who alleged that while he was sitting in his parked car in Flatbush in 2012, he saw two NYPD officers get out of an unmarked car and perform what is known as a stop-and-frisk of three youths. George said he captured the search on his mobile phone. He claimed he went up to the youths and told them next time that happens to make sure they get the officers' badge numbers.

He said the two officers overheard his comments, followed him briefly in his vehicle and then arrested him for disorderly conduct—and strip-searched him at the station.

After being held for about an hour, he was released. He said he injured a knee during his arrest, and the cops erased his photographs from his mobile phone.

Comment Re:More info? (Score 1) 131

Do you like boats? Depending on your budget you may be able to learn at sea. Two of the three cruises I have found have already happened, since they number them it suggest that they might do them again if there is enough interest.

Comment Re:Hardware manufacturers need to design it in. (Score 1) 374

I have a somewhat bulky idea on how to increase the difficulty of taking the hardware. Basically a retractable cable attached to the belt and the phone. If the cable is long enough you do not need to remove it to use the phone.

Comment Re:Oracle Java UPDATER is the reason for this (Score 1) 102

If you start the offline installer and don't respond to any of the prompts you should be able to find a directory containg an installer in msi format in c:\users\$username\AppData\LocalLow\Sun\Java.

After you copy the referenced directory somewhere you can cancel the installer. Now that you have a msi file you can use Group Policy, or psexec, or something else to deliver your java update.

An added bonus is that I also do not seem to have the Java updater installed.

Comment Re:Card to Card payments (Score 1) 260

Perhaps if Mastercard and Visa hadn't allowed PaypaI to usurp what they could very well have done themselves, long ago, they wouldn't be in this situation. I've always wanted the ability to painlessly send someone money, directly, and it's idiotic that paypaI (and other 3rd party wallet services) are the only way to do it. Completely redundant.

Have you heard of popmoney? They have a tab inside my online banking page.

Comment Re:Are yellows in Denver really short? (Score 1) 433

I think the answer to your question lies on pages 36 and 38 of the Ohio Digest of Motor Vehicle Laws Handbook, It also seems to agree with AdrianKemp.

Left Turn
The driver of a vehicle intending to turn left Is required to yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction. Prior to engaging a left-hand turn, the driver must wait for oncoming traffic to clear the intersection. One may advance into the intersection as a prelude to turning, provided that no other traffic control devices prohibit this action.

A driver must stop Before entering an intersection if there is not sufficient space on other side to accommodate the vehicle. The law applies whether or not a traffic signal gives the driver a right to proceed.

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