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Comment Re:Frist to come must shut power down (Score 1) 243

"We know a lot about electric cars, but there are always going to be cases where something unexpected happens," Boer said. "There are going to be educational moments."

They may have procedures in place, but are still uncertain. Also certainly not that many accidents with electric cars take place yet for the procedures to be really known by heart.

Therefore some new training and updated procedures will be needed...

Comment Overruled (Score 1) 134

Already overruled.

A higher level judge ordered the ban to be lifted, stating (google translate, just being lazy...):
"in light of constitutional principles, it does not seem reasonable that millions of users be affected as a result of the company's inertia in providing information for the justice"
"You can always, respected the conviction of the authority identified as constraining, raise the amount of the fine to a sufficient level to inhibit any resistance"

It's a bad ruling from a single judge that pleases the ones executing the order and, therefore, wasn't questioned.

Comment Re:Back in the old days (Score 1) 393

I really think there should exist a mod like "+1 disagree"...
Not exactly for the OP, but I ran across that multiple times. It's hard to hit insightful or informative because what's written is completely wrong according to my view, but brings important points for the debate. Even trolls could do that eventually...

Now, about the OP, he is mostly right, the bachelor degree is nowadays somewhat equivalent to the high school degree some 20 years back...

Comment Re:It'd be hilareous if not so sad... (Score 1) 338

Except here, where it's really hot and we need air conditioning, peak hours are near sunset, with people getting home and turning on the AC...
Well, 80% of our energy is still hydro, which is pretty fast. I guess solar is a good point anyway here, with hydro providing background and peak...
Also, wind power here has the very disappointing property of having peak production exactly at the peak demand, when sun is going down...
Can anyone explain me why we're building that crap oil and gas plants the cost more than solar and wind here?

Comment Re:Yes, this needs to stop, but... "Help yourself" (Score 1) 130

Except if your bank requires you using an app for the token generation.... Like one I use, I need to open the app on my phone to access their website on my PC. Not to mention that the two banks I use refuse to open the website on a mobile device. Just pop something like "security extensions not found". Their securities extension can hog my i7 with 8GB, so I imagine my phone....

Comment Re:Business problem != technology problem (Score 1) 343

We've been using TortoiseSVN and SVN for some time here with a very good success for non SW development areas.

We've been using it with hardware schematics and layouts, as well as product documentation, with various levels of people using. Just don't forget to set "needs lock" as a default property, since most files are binary.

Also, we have a IT infrastructure team that uses SVN themselves, so we don't need to worry about servers and our products have software and we use it for sw/fw as well. So we (sw/fw developers) act as first-level support.

Submission + - BMW Cars Found Vulnerable In Connected Drive Hack (

itwbennett writes: A security vulnerability in BMW's Connected Drive system allowed researchers to imitate BMW servers and send remote unlocking instructions to vehicles. The auto maker has already started sending out software patches to the 2.2 million cars equipped with Connected Drive and said it hadn't come across any cases in which the vulnerability had been used to unlock or attempt to unlock its cars.

Comment Re:I feel safer with NSA than Google (Score 1) 281

Yes, you're not. It was meant to show that NSA may be sharing that data with "private partners". You'll never be sure.

Conspiracy theorists will believe anything, agreed. They also like to post things as facts. But this has been partly proven, and a full prove will probably never appear.
Since I don't like conspiracy theories, I made clear the fact it's not completely proven...

Comment Re:I feel safer with NSA than Google (Score 1) 281

Are you serious? As not "selling" it to promote unfair competition in favor of some white house supporters?
If you search you'll see various companies had secret data searched and stored by NSA, oil&gas has a lot of examples. It's believed that this data has been used b some companies as an advantage on international biddings...

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