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Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

CaptSlaq Re:Before you even start (245 comments)

People who prefer inexpensive but fast vehicles get a lot of tickets. I have no idea what kind of demographic this might be (young males).

Have you priced a WRX lately? Not exactly cheap, even used.

I wouldn't buy a WRX used anyway unless I knew the owner personally. Cars like the WRX get ridden hard and put away wet FAR more often than something more sedate.

13 hours ago
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Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?

CaptSlaq Re:Study is quite incomplete (245 comments)

The real question if why is the FR-S ranked 3rd high but the BRZ ranked 125?

The FR-S outsells the BRZ 3:1 in the states... if for no other reason than "less opportunity", I could see this as being a contributing factor. Seems like there's some deal between Subaru and Toyota on the production of these too, but I can't find anything solid on it.

13 hours ago
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

CaptSlaq Re:The alternative is not a crapware-free phone (418 comments)

The alternative is a phone filled with either the OEM's additions, or the carrier's crappy branded apps.

The cleanest phone you can buy is probably the Nexus 5.

Those of us who want more control will be smart buyers and purchase hardware that is easy to load with custom ROMs, then we can decide exactly how much of gapps we want.

The 2013 MotoX is probably the closest second. I haven't had a look at the 2014 MotoX, but I certainly hope they carried on the tradition.

2 days ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

CaptSlaq Re: How about protecting the public (298 comments)

some might say that carpet bombing 4chan's servers until they buckle might be doing the intarwebz a favor.

2 days ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

CaptSlaq Re:How about protecting the public (298 comments)

Ukraine?

To say that was an "insurrection" I believe is patently false. That KGB guy that Russia has as their pres has fingers ALL OVER that situation.

2 days ago
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Microsoft On US Immigration: It's Our Way Or the Canadian Highway

CaptSlaq Re:Fine! (363 comments)

Implying that "doing good" and "making money" are mutually exclusive... I believe this to be a false assumption.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

CaptSlaq Re:Wrong move. (471 comments)

It's nice to know that Zuckerberg still reads slashdot.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

CaptSlaq Re: Read Slashdot (471 comments)

"Hide the PhD." How do you then explain the 6 year gap in your resume?

"Misc. contract work"

about a week ago
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Netflix Rejects Canadian Regulator Jurisdiction Over Online Video

CaptSlaq While I find it amusing... (184 comments)

to see that legal stupidity and .gov overreach lives in other places outside of the US, this still makes me a bit sad.

about a week ago
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TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

CaptSlaq Re:FOSS names (269 comments)

You forgot that Google is also misspelled, so it's almost worse. The worst name I can think of off of the top of my head was the thankfully short lived "Flooz", despite Wikipedia stating that it has a reasonable base.

about two weeks ago
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TrueCrypt Gets a New Life, New Name

CaptSlaq Re:Shed?? (269 comments)

Like TVR.

about two weeks ago
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Once Vehicles Are Connected To the Internet of Things, Who Guards Your Privacy?

CaptSlaq Re:The good news is (130 comments)

As will most cars from before roughly 2000. I could easily switch my 94 Miata to carbs, though I'm not sure how I'd cope with the ignition... I do have access to mechanical timing that may be able to be hacked to put a mechanical distributor and old school coil on though....

about two weeks ago
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Once Vehicles Are Connected To the Internet of Things, Who Guards Your Privacy?

CaptSlaq Re:I have a phone in my pocket (130 comments)

true. your point?

Privacy is already dead?

about two weeks ago
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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

CaptSlaq Re: define "customer" (290 comments)

I pay Google in screen space rather than USD, so that still makes me a customer

Says the guy who runs adblock on everything.

about three weeks ago
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SpaceX and Boeing Battle For US Manned Spaceflight Contracts

CaptSlaq Re:Can someone explain to me (123 comments)

OK, I'll state my position on the species, since you asked, albeit not very politely.

Currently, we know of exactly one place that houses sentient life. That's the dirtball we're all on right now. While the odds are there's another dirtball similar to this one that has some sort of sentient life, we haven't found it yet (weather we want to or not is a question that is outside this context). It's not like we haven't been trying either.

With this in mind, I would consider it a travesty if we got wiped out by a handful of idiots with a gene sequencer, a handful of idiots with a centrifuge, or a cosmic event like a gigantic rock smacking our beloved dirtball. We're smarter than that. I don't know that we're the end-all be-all of knowledge with certainty, but we're the only ones we know of for now. Even though we are evolving and won't the be same thing in $BIGNUM years (perhaps not even recognizable to a member of the species today), I still think that we, as a species, have risen to the point to where we can ensure that something more than a fossil record is left, if we do the work. I believe we have the intelligence, we just need to keep grinding away until we get the full body (or at least a large enough body) of knowledge to get it done. Some people state that we already have this, we just need an investment.

As for my 'concern about the species': Being a member of it, I have a vested interest in it. I would think this would be a universal truth, but I could be wrong. The divisions we create among ourselves are merely theater when considered in the larger context, despite the fact that they often drive us to do horrific things to each other.

Space nutter indeed... There's no need to sink to insults. Of course, this is the internet...

about three weeks ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

CaptSlaq Re:RT.com? (540 comments)

No, I was being serious... a neutral news source? Does it exist?

about three weeks ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

CaptSlaq Re:RT.com? (540 comments)

Could you suggest a neutral news source please?

about three weeks ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

CaptSlaq Re: RT.com? (540 comments)

At least it's easier to see when the fuzz are on your tail?

about three weeks ago
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SpaceX and Boeing Battle For US Manned Spaceflight Contracts

CaptSlaq Re:Can someone explain to me (123 comments)

Perhaps the likelyhood of an asteroid/comet/meteor strike sounds small to you, but the fact that one buzzed Russia last year(?) without any warning gives me a LITTLE bit of pause.

We need to get off this rock. Smarter people than I (Hawking, Musk) have been saying this for years.

about three weeks ago
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SpaceX and Boeing Battle For US Manned Spaceflight Contracts

CaptSlaq Re:Can someone explain to me (123 comments)

It's Blue Sky Research.

At some point, we'll need to get off this rock or expire as a species. Getting people in space helps us understand how to do that better.

about three weeks ago

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Signs point to XKCD's time ending

CaptSlaq CaptSlaq writes  |  about a year ago

CaptSlaq (1491233) writes "According to the current imagery, it looks like Randal Munroe has finished the story he was telling with the Time series. The long running series that has spanned over 3000 images and spawned multiple methods of viewing and comment appears to have come to an end."
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Infiniti to offer steer by wire next year

CaptSlaq CaptSlaq writes  |  about 2 years ago

CaptSlaq (1491233) writes "Fly by wire has long been a mainstay in aircraft, and now Infiniti is ready to try it out for your car. The design is interesting using cameras and other sensors to manage the small stuff, and has a mechanical fail over in the event something goes wrong. If the mechanical fail over could be removed, this would be quite the boon for automotive packaging, as the steering mechanism can be put outside the engine bay, and the steering wheel can easily be put anywhere else inside the car."
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