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Comment Re:bad driving (Score 1) 277

Something which controls heading and speed but which does not take complete responsibility for the vehicle. And do you know what we call a device like that? We call it an autopilot. [...] Buy a fucking dictionary, and spend some time with it.

I will if you will. Let's try Merriam-Webster:

a device that steers a ship, aircraft, or spacecraft in place of a person

Or, we could look at Wiktionary:

A mechanical, electrical, or hydraulic system used to guide a vehicle without assistance from a human being.

Comment Re:Good luck with that. (Score 1) 558

Your post seemed pretty insightful until:

It's why Apple Pay gets charged out at Card-Present rates, while Google Wallet only gets Card Not Present

However, the information I can find online seems to contradict this statement. For example, this FAQ:

Do merchants pay card-present or card-not-present rates for transactions made via Google Wallet?
Merchants pay card-present rates.

Comment Re:Nice to have them with 13.1 14-15 and 17" scree (Score 3, Informative) 119

Not in Economy on any of the international flights I've been on.

A number of airlines actually do have limited in-flight power in economy these days, such as Delta and Continental. A good website for finding out which airlines have this feature on which equipment is SeatGuru.

Comment Re:Bad Math (Score 1) 541

Or he'll pump the surplus electricity into the grid, and get paid for it.

False. According to his one-month update:

In California, you cannot sell excess power to the local utility. In other words, you can't do better than a zero dollar bill--if you're a consumer. I can sell power to the utility, but only if the net result over a year is zero.

The Internet

iFilm Infringement Could Blunt Viacom's YouTube Argument 119

Radio Silence writes "Infringing videos on iFilm could undermine Viacom's case against YouTube. Although it's arguably not a nest of infringement like YouTube, iFilm appears to host more than a handful of videos for which its corporate parent Viacom does not own the copyright. More importantly, Viacom isn't engaging in the kind of proactive infringement identification practices it expects of YouTube, which may cause problems for them in court. 'if Viacom isn't willing to take the same steps with iFilm that it wants YouTube to take with copyrighted content, Viacom may have a harder time making its case before the judge presiding over the case. "It would have some persuasive value with a judge if YouTube says 'look, they're ranting and raving about all this infringement occurring on my site and they're not doing anything about it themselves,'" said copyright attorney Greg Gabriel.'"

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