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FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

CimmerianX What will cops do for their Quota? (435 comments)

IF everyone is in an automatic car that obeys all traffic laws all the time, will there be no more traffic tickets?

If an auto ca can drop someone off at the airport then drive back home, what will happen to all the long term parking garages?

If an auto car will find it's own parking space, is that the end of valets?

I for one am happy to see all that crap come to an end.

about two weeks ago

FBI Concerned About Criminals Using Driverless Cars

CimmerianX Re:Obviously... (435 comments)

That's why I'm never giving up my 1970 Mustang.... No tracking and I can still repair it in my garage.

about two weeks ago

Coddled, Surveilled, and Monetized: How Modern Houses Can Watch You

CimmerianX Re:Or, you know (150 comments)

Exactly this.... and disabling said feature will generate an automatic fine for not keeping the house in proper working order by your association or local city council.

about three weeks ago

Microsoft Wants You To Trade Your MacBook Air In For a Surface Pro 3

CimmerianX Re:Not likely. (365 comments)

Hardware Wise, Windows will never compete with Apple. OSX only needs to support a very, very limit set of hardware components. The Devs know exactly what video, what memory, what board, etc are included in the Macs.

Windows needs to be able to support all the various different types of hardware out there, usually relying on crappy 3rd party drivers for functionality.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: Do Any Development Shops Build-Test-Deploy On A Cloud Service?

CimmerianX We do this (119 comments)

I'm IT for a company that does this for 95% of dev/test/qa systems. It's worked out pretty well. Most servers are spun up and then chef'ed, used, then deleted after tests/whetever are complete. We do keep our code in house. SVN/GIT/ and Jenkins along with server build farms are all in house. The cloud services are expensive, but since IT has automated the deployment process for the cloud hosts, it works out better than keeping enough hardware in house to meed all test/qa needs. Plus less hardware in house equals less admin time which is a plus for us.

about 4 months ago

Visual Effects Artists Use MPAA's Own Words Against It

CimmerianX Would this work (131 comments)

I wonder if we could get I.T. work designated as a manufacturing product also. Have Government slap a tax on outsourced IT work.... I'd like that alot.

about 5 months ago

'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official

CimmerianX Re:Why (606 comments)

Because the mayors of town centers want the business and all the revenue it brings inside the city. The suburbs may be a whole other municipality and city. Just follow the money.

about 5 months ago

ICE License-Plate Tracking Plan Withdrawn Amid Outcry About Privacy

CimmerianX Re:Every vehicle entering NYC (152 comments)

They do this in Miami also. Every lic plate is scanned for toll by plate. Very easy to believe that vehicle data is stored and can be searched later for patterns.... or instant hits are recorded when searching for specific cars.

about 5 months ago

ICE License-Plate Tracking Plan Withdrawn Amid Outcry About Privacy

CimmerianX Re:Police already doing this... (152 comments)

Back-into the parking space so your lic plate is not facing out. At least make the cop get up out of his car to get your info.

about 5 months ago

Federal Smartphone Kill-Switch Legislation Proposed

CimmerianX Phone Company does not want this (173 comments)

The ability to remote wipe a phone is not complicated. But ATT/Verizon/etc do not want to implement that feature since they make millions from selling us 'phone insurance products' to do these jobs at a premium.

about 6 months ago

Utopia, Silk Road's Latest Replacement, Only Lasted Nine Days

CimmerianX Re:The Surprised Dutch Prosecutor (83 comments)

If you are running drugs for $10mil a month.... feds/gov bust you, seize all your stuff, and you go to jail. but If you are a bank making $10 Bil a month and defraud the whole world and almost destroy the global economy.... feds/gov slap you with a fine for 10% of 1 years profits.... So crime is ok as long as the government gets it cut.

about 6 months ago

Comcast To Buy Time Warner Cable In $44.2 Billion All-Stock Deal

CimmerianX Re:SEC block? (303 comments)

Probably not since There will be no reduction in competition... Comcast and TW do not compete in very many areas.... thus the consolidation will (for the most part) neither increase or decrease competition. What it will do is give comcast for leverage when making deals with the content providers.

about 6 months ago

Windows 8.1 Passes Windows Vista In Market Share

CimmerianX Re:LOL (249 comments)


about 6 months ago

EU Secretly Plans To Put a Back Door In Every Car By 2020

CimmerianX Re:OnStar coming to EU? (364 comments)

I wouldn't call that guy a hacker.... just an ex employee with access. Plus he was dumb enough to do the breakin from his home's network connection.

about 6 months ago

EU Secretly Plans To Put a Back Door In Every Car By 2020

CimmerianX Re:Hacker Extortion Target (364 comments)

It does exist now.... The new hyundai models come with the Blu-Link bullcrap that allows the Blu-Link operator to remotely shut off your engine. There's no way to disable it because the system ties into the onboard computer....

about 6 months ago

Celebrating Dungeons & Dragons' 40th Anniversary

CimmerianX Re:Ah... the memories... (218 comments)

Ulmic Thogu the fighter lights his torch and takes lead, followed by the cleric, magic user, halfling thief, and the paladin brings up the rear. They proceed into the cave.

about 6 months ago

Short Notice: LogMeIn To Discontinue Free Access

CimmerianX Re:Teamviewer (408 comments)

We've been using teamviewer for a while.... i wasn't aware of that restriction with the new version. Looks like I'll also have to drop them as well.

about 6 months ago

Member of President Obama's NSA Panel Recommends Increased Data Collection

CimmerianX Who would.... (349 comments)

So wouldn't the terrorists just resort to dropbox and notepad? Maybe everyone's dropbox contents should be indexed....just in case. Besides, what terrorist would continually use the same email address anyway.... seems like a pretty stupid terrorist would... that's who.

about 7 months ago

Bitcoin Token Maker Suspends Operation After Hearing From Federal Gov't

CimmerianX Re:Is money laundering the problem? (258 comments)

If your large bank is caught laundering money, the Feds won't send you to jail... Instead they levy a fine that takes a small percentage of the profits. Basically, if the Feds catch you, you have to give them their 'cut'.

about 8 months ago

This Whole Bitcoin Thing Could Be Big, Says Bank of America

CimmerianX Re:Failsauce (276 comments)

You borrow someone's bitcoins... say 1,000 of them. Sell them high, expecting them to fall. You sell them for 500 Each so you have 500,000 dollars. Wait for them to fall in price. Then buy back the 1,000 bitcoins at 200.00 each and spend 200,000 dollars. Return the 1,000 bitcoins back to the original owner and pocket the 300,000 Profit.

about 8 months ago


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