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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

YrWrstNtmr PETA Is Not Happy (367 comments)

PETA is *never* happy. No matter what you do.

Take care of animals? You're enslaving them.
Leave them be? You're allowing them to be killed and eaten by other animals
Bash their head in with a rock?? You murderer. Oh wait...that's OK.

about a week ago
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Air Force To Take Over Two Ex-Shuttle Hangers In Florida For Its X-37B Program

YrWrstNtmr Re:WTF? (48 comments)

NASA related is fine. This is merely building management.

Go back 70 years. "NASA sharing runway space with Langley AFB". Whoop-de-do.

about two weeks ago
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Air Force To Take Over Two Ex-Shuttle Hangers In Florida For Its X-37B Program

YrWrstNtmr WTF? (48 comments)

NASA is renting hangar space to the Air Force, on a co-located patch of ground, for the USAF to store and maintain its space vehicles.
Please tell me why optimal use of existing facilities is 'news'?

Do the words 'Cape Canaveral Air Force Station' mean anything to you?

about two weeks ago
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Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers

YrWrstNtmr Re:As one of the few people here... (208 comments)

Right. If you observe any moderately busy intersection, every light change you will see a couple of people sneak through after the red. Idiots. But slow speed idiots.
But 10 seconds later at 60MPH? Not unless they were actually asleep or totally distracted.

In this persons case, it was already illegal for her to be on the phone, either talking or texting. In my state, it is/was illegal to use any communication device if you are under 18. So 'a law' or red light camera would have made no difference, because she did not care. It was a usual, every day thing to do.
Until she ate the air bag.

about two weeks ago
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Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers

YrWrstNtmr Re:As one of the few people here... (208 comments)

A couple of seconds of red light? Sure, I've seen that too.
A full 10 seconds of facing a red light? Far more rare, absent full distraction from something. In this case, it was known and admitted that it was the phone/texting.

Red light cameras are, in theory, a good idea. But it always gets screwed up between the politician and the company supplying it.
Ticket revenue split between the city and the camera company. So the controlling parties adjust the settings to provide 'more revenue'....more tickets. Not more safety, more revenue. Add to that the known bribes to the local politician to get them installed in the first place.

I wish it were otherwise, but it isn't.

about two weeks ago
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Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers

YrWrstNtmr Re:just dont (208 comments)

Screw you.
Drive the car. No one cares if you have to go back out and pick up that special thing from the grocery store. Coordinate that before you get in the car..
Drive the goddamn car.

But, no...you're a special snowflake that can do all of it at once, perfectly and all the time.
Hint...no, you can't. You're just a flake.

about two weeks ago
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Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers

YrWrstNtmr As one of the few people here... (208 comments)

....who has been on the receiving end of a crash with a phone involved driver....hang up and drive.

There is nothing so important that you cannot pull over and call/text. Nothing. Period.

In my case, she had a full 10 seconds of red light before impact. 10 seconds at 60mph = almost 3 football fields of not looking out the window.
Hanging upside down from the seatbelt, covered in broken glass, was not how I expected to spend my lunch hour.

Drive the damn car. Talk later.

about two weeks ago
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Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers

YrWrstNtmr Re:Driverless Car (208 comments)

They will be. Just not as soon as you'd like.

about two weeks ago
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Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

YrWrstNtmr 2 categories of dumbass (217 comments)

1. iPad Man, for not actually paying attention to his surroundings.

2. Airport security (obviously) for freaking out over the oblivious iPad Man.

about three weeks ago
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

YrWrstNtmr So when does GOOG get an EU lawsuit? (427 comments)

How is this different from Microsoft and bundling IE?

about three weeks ago
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When Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone

YrWrstNtmr Works like a cellphone? (175 comments)

No thanks. Even the basic functionality of what a 'phone' should do has decreased in quality. Greatly
We've gone from "So clear you can hear a pin drop" to "Can you hear me now?!?"

about three weeks ago
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Star Wars Producers Want a 'DroneShield' To Prevent Leaks On Set

YrWrstNtmr Re:Surely (138 comments)

Which leads to the current misconception of the word 'drone'. It seems, currently, anything that does not look like a traditional RC airplane (Cessna 172) is called a 'drone'. No matter how it is guided.

about a month ago
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Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

YrWrstNtmr Two words - Price point (264 comments)

"What can we include to meet a specific price point?" In this case, $200.
If that means Feature A (total GB) has to suffer to include Feature B (NFC)....so be it.

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

YrWrstNtmr Re:Who Guards Your Privacy? (130 comments)

Oregon? The state which is on the forefront of considering and testing a GPS based mileage tax?
http://economics.about.com/od/taxesandeconomicgrowth/a/mileage_tax.htm
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/will-you-have-to-pay-a-tax-for-every-mile-you-travel/

about a month ago
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Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

YrWrstNtmr Re:Thought crime (165 comments)

Conspiracy to commit a crime has been illegal for a very long time.

about a month ago
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Airbnb To Start Collecting Hotel Tax On Rentals In San Francisco

YrWrstNtmr Re:How long is rent going to go up before?dun dun (71 comments)

You gain some extra time out of him each day because he doesn't have to commute

No, they don't. At least my organization doesn't. My workday starts at xx:30, and ends at yy:zz. Whether I am telecommuting or not.

about a month ago
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Curiosity Rover Arrives At Long-Term Destination

YrWrstNtmr Re:Knee-jerk reaction (33 comments)

Excoriated?
"All extended missions were rated higher than "Good""

about a month ago
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Turning the Tables On "Phone Tech Support" Scammers

YrWrstNtmr Re:What spam calls? (210 comments)

You've been lucky. DNC or not, they do not care. They just cycle through every possible number in an area code, and when someone answers, the spiel starts.

A few years ago, it was the car warranty scam. Landline, cell, DNC list....does not matter. Recently, home security scams. I got 2 yesterday. 1 on the landline DNC'd number, one on the cell.

I'm just waiting for one of these virus calls, so I can screw with him.

about a month ago
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

YrWrstNtmr OK (203 comments)

So where do we go to find the actual "list of exposed credentials" ?

about a month ago

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