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Why the World Needs OpenStreetMap

Baloo Uriza Re:Because it's fucking awesome, that's why. (162 comments)

Nominatim doesn't know where you're zoomed in. Narrow your search terms. Searching for "Starbucks, Seattle" finds dozens. How am I finding the address and you're not?

about 8 months ago
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When did A&E become a public entity?

Baloo Uriza THIS (12 comments)

So much this.

about 9 months ago
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President Lawnchair Waits to Be Blamed For Another Killing

Baloo Uriza Re:Bogus equivalence (51 comments)

Eat some more pills, pillhead.

about 9 months ago
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President Lawnchair Waits to Be Blamed For Another Killing

Baloo Uriza Re:"Please log in" (51 comments)

Yeah. Then a black man moved into the presidential suite at the white house.

about 9 months ago
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Slashdot Asks: What Are You Doing For Hallowe'en?

Baloo Uriza Re:Giving out Candy, Duh (273 comments)

I'd take some unpaid time off work to drive the getaway car.

about a year ago
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Slashdot Asks: What Are You Doing For Hallowe'en?

Baloo Uriza Re:Damn kids (273 comments)

Personally, I hate Halloween. I have enough identity issues that I don't need to be wearing costumes and masks. The only time I put a mask on these days is when a safe word is involved.

You literally sound as fun as a blanket party.

about a year ago
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Hackers Break Currency Validator To Pass Any Paper As Valid Euro

Baloo Uriza Re:Firmware update? Unlikely. (162 comments)

And yet, it still surprises me how many places that have called my company for service see me arrive on site holding a clipboard, a cardboard carton, and a toolpouch full of screwdrivers, and automatically assume that I'm there to fix critical equipment touching customer data without so much as checking my paperwork, much less checking ID. People are stupid. This trick could very easily work in plain sight.

about a year ago
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Automakers Struggle With Pairing Smartphones To Car Infotainment Systems

Baloo Uriza Re:QNX Car 2.0 (187 comments)

QNX is what most of these manufacturers already use.

about a year ago
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Automakers Struggle With Pairing Smartphones To Car Infotainment Systems

Baloo Uriza Re:3D print a new dash. Remember DIN? (187 comments)

I have a cassette adapter that's been closed in doors, run over with the seats, and wrapped around every fixed object in the cab more times than I can remember. I've had it since high school, and originally used it to basically use school boomboxes as a pair of speakers on a school PC streaming CFOX over the internet back in the late 1990s. It's outlasted a 1995 Kia that I should never have gotten rid of, a 2002 Santa Fe that was stolen, the 1977 Fargo Tradesman that replaced it, and has been in my 1999 Malibu for the last 3 years. It's also threatening to outlive the servos in that car's tape deck, given that I bought the car with 97000 miles and it has 200,000 on it now...good thing it doesn't actually need to wind tape to work!

about a year ago
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Oregon Extends Push To Track, Tax Drivers Per Mile

Baloo Uriza Let motorists pay for themselves (658 comments)

Take total cost of maintaining and expanding motorist infrastructure for the year, divide by the number of registered vehicles, then use GVWR as a factor so heavier vehicles pay more than lighter vehicles. No tracking, and car-free folks aren't subsidizing what's a luxury item in that state. Win/win.

about a year ago
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APK + GNAA + other trolls I can't think of immediately = ...

Baloo Uriza Re:You're forgetting... (5 comments)

My understanding is extracting the materials required to build the battery packs makes it actually pollute more than trolling with an Abrams tank over the life of the raid.

about a year ago
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APK + GNAA + other trolls I can't think of immediately = ...

Baloo Uriza You're forgetting... (5 comments)

...the Patriotic Nigras.

about a year ago
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The Rise of Linux In In-Vehicle Infotainment

Baloo Uriza Re:Flashable? (123 comments)

The joke was the company I was working for while hauling the Postal Service's mail gave me a was an underpowered piece of shit, especially for hauling mail at turnpike (mandatory 50-75 MPH range) speeds for long distances through the Ozark foothills and over the Ouachita Mountains. Your foot would go numb trying to press farther into the pedal when it's already full open and losing speed. And if momentum was already on my side, there was pretty much nothing that was going to let me let it go, even if it meant passing another truck very slowly. If I slowed down, I wouldn't get that time back and it'd take me 20 minutes to get it back; and if that happened once or twice a day, well, towns stop getting mail daily.

about a year ago
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NTSB Calls For Wireless Tech To Enable Vehicles To Talk To Each Other

Baloo Uriza Re:hmmm... (153 comments)

Let's see... what are the first things we'll see this used for? 1. Automated speeding tickets.

I'm OK with this. Driving faster than the road was designed for and conditions allow is the biggest reason cars have all these safety features that any actually competent and attentive driver doesn't need.

about a year ago
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NTSB Calls For Wireless Tech To Enable Vehicles To Talk To Each Other

Baloo Uriza Re:"Hey, can I cut into your lane?" (153 comments)

It's almost like speed limits were set by engineers who spent a lot of time and effort finding the optimum speed under ideal conditions for the design of the roadway and capability of barely trained drivers or something.

about a year ago
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NTSB Calls For Wireless Tech To Enable Vehicles To Talk To Each Other

Baloo Uriza Re:"Hey, can I cut into your lane?" (153 comments)

You sure it wouldn't be when the box tries to prevent someone from just wedging their way into through traffic without yielding first?

about a year ago
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NTSB Calls For Wireless Tech To Enable Vehicles To Talk To Each Other

Baloo Uriza Re:"Hey, can I cut into your lane?" (153 comments)

Try not running the yield sign when you're entering the highway, then. Merging traffic yields to through traffic when lanes end or when entering a roadway. They're speeding up to get out of the way of someone who ran the sign while creating as little delay for other traffic as possible, not to block someone from merging.

about a year ago

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Starting a new Slashdot account

Baloo Uriza Baloo Uriza writes  |  more than 5 years ago Started using a more typable and memorable name on Slashdot, also got tired of automatically getting the karma bonus.

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