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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

AvitarX Re:How to cripple a city (460 comments)

In areas with long 2 lane (each way) highways, they strongly enforce passing only in the left lane, even if it's at the speed limit, or faster.

After X amount of distance in the left lane, they can pull you over for it.

12 hours ago
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

AvitarX Re:Speed limits are not always obeyed. (460 comments)

As I read it, it uses traffic speed, not individual car speed, so if everybody is speeding they are punished.

13 hours ago
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Qt Upgrades From LGPLv2.1 to LGPLv3

AvitarX Re:What about OSS license that respects other righ (100 comments)

Didn't a group already make such a license.

I feel it was Cult of the Dead Cow (with peekabooty maybe), or the people behind Freenet or some such, quite a while ago.

It was around the timeframe of those projects being new, I read about it here as a matter of fact.

yesterday
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

AvitarX Re:A limit is a limit (460 comments)

They're assholes on the turnpike though, they'll sometimes do the strict enforcing they're permitted to in the 65 zone, and pull over everybody.

yesterday
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Google's Driverless Cars Capable of Exceeding Speed Limit

AvitarX Re:Safety vs Law (460 comments)

Or, according to TFA, it's true.

yesterday
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Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text

AvitarX Re: I'd love to use https! (166 comments)

But they don't have the password to other sites, of the password is reused (as most are). It limits the compromise to a single site.

3 days ago
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Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text

AvitarX Re:I'd love to use https! (166 comments)

It protects from password re-use attacks.

5 days ago
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The Billion-Dollar Website

AvitarX Re: Technical People (194 comments)

Like preventing me from doing medical work because I don't have training?

Doctors absolutly want government to meddle in healthcare, it allows them to charge more for things we all could do.

5 days ago
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Posting Soccer Goals On Vine Is Illegal, Say England's Premier League

AvitarX Re: Pinch of salt needed (226 comments)

They'll have to claim the fix the games to make them interesting, and that it's performance art and not competition perhaps.

5 days ago
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The Billion-Dollar Website

AvitarX Re: Technical People (194 comments)

By obama care do you mean private health plans ?

5 days ago
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Entire South Korean Space Programme Shuts Down As Sole Astronaut Quits

AvitarX Re:begs FFS (186 comments)

Or maybe it allows the less intelligent to communicate more effectively, leading to richer discourse overall.

While the more intelligent do not require them to speak effectively.

about a week ago
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Entire South Korean Space Programme Shuts Down As Sole Astronaut Quits

AvitarX Re:begs FFS (186 comments)

Except it's exactly what the phrase "begs the question" means.

Begs the question as you want it used isn't really an English phrase, just a group of words given a new meaning due to a historical mistranslation, while the way everyone else uses it is just the English language using actual definitions of words.

about a week ago
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T-Mobile To Throttle Customers Who Use Unlimited LTE Data For Torrents/P2P

AvitarX Re:This is going to end so well for them! (147 comments)

They only allowed unlimited tethering for a very brief time.

It's still pretty fair though, I think it's allowed for all capped plans, and my unlimited plan (which they are pretty kind about) comes with 3GB free tethering, with extra for a fair price (looks like this is 5GB now).

Honestly, I've found T-Mobile pretty strait forward with what they include, and it to be generous (compared to others). I get free (slow, but workable for e-mail, yelp, web, and sort-of maps) data worldwide, enough tethering to use in a pinch for most circumstances, with extra available (comporable to other networks price), and and I use data quite high with no issues.

I have the $70 unlimited plan, the $80 that replaced it has 5GB tether.

The price bump from 70-80 came with a reduction in fees too, so it was essentially a wash.

about a week ago
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T-Mobile To Throttle Customers Who Use Unlimited LTE Data For Torrents/P2P

AvitarX Re:Uh? (147 comments)

I've done it when hotel service what terrible, and I wanted to watch a TV show on a channel they don't have.

Usually I use Usenet though. When I get LTE it's faster than cable, and I've never had an issue with my regular 9GB of usage (generally legit from Hulu, Netflix, and various podcasts).

about a week ago
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T-Mobile To Throttle Customers Who Use Unlimited LTE Data For Torrents/P2P

AvitarX Re:As a new T-Mobile customer (147 comments)

When I'm in my home area, my T-Mobile is often faster than my cable (198xx zip code).

about a week ago
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T-Mobile To Throttle Customers Who Use Unlimited LTE Data For Torrents/P2P

AvitarX Re:This is going to end so well for them! (147 comments)

There is no unlimited tethering, and they aren't throttling capped data.

They are throttling phone based P2P, and (as I read it) separately, unauthorized tethering.

WoW distribution, needing to be tethered, would be capped data and not throttled.

It's people like me that have downloaded movies on the go to watch that would be throttled.

about a week ago

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My first, and probably Last entry.

AvitarX AvitarX writes  |  more than 5 years ago

I am writing since I have once again spent too much money on textbooks that I do not need, for purely recreational (self improvement) purposes. I would like to join bitme.org, and figure I have a better chance of finding a friend here that can invite than IRL.

I would like to be clear I am not begging, simply letting people know I am interested. If you number among my dozen or so /. friends, and feel that I am "worthy" and vouch-able, please send along the invite, it will be appreciated.

I am not the greatest of torrenters, but always get ratio to 1.5, and if seeders are rare much higher.

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