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Comment Re:About time. (Score 1) 377

And what about those who suffered brain damage or other serious injuries as a result of being vaccinated?

Vaccines are clinically trialed and to date there is absolutely no evidence that the much demonized MMR vaccine had any negative effects other than stiffness in the arm due to having a needle stuck in it.

Until vaccines can be independently proven and verified to be 100%

For your info breathing isn't 100% safe but I bet if I was a medical professional who advised you to stop breathing for the good of your health I'd get far worse than disbarred!

Comment Re:life imitating pardoy (Score 2) 32

If this is the same banks who are clearly storing my password rather than hashing it (Tell us the 3rd 5th & 9th character of your password), who wont let me use a password that is more than 12 characters long or contains !"£$%^&*(()-=_+;:@'#~ characters? They will break anything secure about blockchain by trying to make it look more secure to morons!

Comment Re:About time. (Score 5, Informative) 377

Speaking as someone who suffered very mild brain damage as a consequence of contracting the measles as a child before I was due to be vaccinated can I suggest that these people should be jailed! I was very very lucky I only lost the hearing in one ear and have slight manual dexterity issues. These people are causing very real harm!

Comment Re:Still Catching Up (Score 1) 37

My guess is Apple is willing to turn a blind eye to that for the "1st gen" product and use the new revenue as a carrot to get Intel to direct its engineering efforts to the features that Apple wants, probably stuff like CDMA for example.

If Apple knew the Intel chipset was inferior and chose to sell it anyway, why is there no rhyme or reason to which of the models each of the carriers use? Surely the 2nd rate one would only go to carriers who want cheaper phones in exchange for compromised performance? Instead T-Mobile and AT&T both sell the Intel chipset version. Meanwhile, the cut-rate MVNO services of those same carriers, like MetroPCS and Cricket are getting the (better?) Qualcomm chipset.

As others have shot-down your other claims, I don't see that anything you've posted makes any sense...

Submission + - ICANN recommends TLDs like .txt -- and .exe (icann.org)

fyngyrz writes: ICANN says, in part:

Given preliminary feedback that there is not a technical need to prevent file extensions as TLDs, as well as the lack of an authoritative source of common file extensions to draw from, staff determined that it is not workable to prevent common file extensions from being used as TLDs.

To summarize, it is the recommendation of the ICANN technical staff to allow applications for TLD strings that may also be commonly used for file extensions.

But will ICANN approve such applications? If so, we can all look forward to opportunities to click on...


Comment Re:Your car is not your car (Score 1) 293

...and the "cloud" -- if it's in the "cloud", someone else owns it. Even when they tell you you own it.

It's not on your hardware, it's not on your software, it's not in your storage, it's not on your premises, and you have zero control over any of the actual foregoing locations / instances.

But hey, everyone, keep that cloud-ward stampede going. They love ya for it.

Comment Tesla has control (Score 1) 293

All they could do to stop you from doing is voiding your warranty.

Perhaps not. As I understand it, the car is connected in order to facilitate software upgrade / maintainance. So they could tell the car it couldn't drive the next time you parked it for ten minutes, for instance.

I imagine that would land them in court -- but technically speaking, they could do it.

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