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Safercar.gov Overwhelmed By Recall For Deadly Airbags

geekoid Re:Well (120 comments)

Considering you homepage link I wouldn't cast stones if I were you.

4 days ago
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Safercar.gov Overwhelmed By Recall For Deadly Airbags

geekoid Re:Be competent? (120 comments)

And it all that free?

4 days ago
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Safercar.gov Overwhelmed By Recall For Deadly Airbags

geekoid Re:Why a government site? (120 comments)

They aren't. You can also call the dealer.

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Safercar.gov Overwhelmed By Recall For Deadly Airbags

geekoid Re:Just call a dealer (120 comments)

A) It's more accurate.
B) You can send the dealer a email
C) Online isn't working.

And no, many of you do NOT have Aspergers syndrome. Some do. No more here then anywhere else.

Most of you are just passive aggressive ass hats.
I am around people with Aspergers syndrome every day. I don't know of any that can't use a phone to call someone they don't know.

4 days ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

geekoid Re:This is good (397 comments)

Ironically, there are any, many cases were traffic camera information was used to get people out of the ticket. Where as had it been an officer, they wouldn't have had a timed pictured to prove there case.

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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

geekoid Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (397 comments)

From the actual tribune article.
Correction, October 20, 2014: This post originally misstated that Chicago's government had reduced the duration of the city's yellow lights. The timing of the lights has remained consistent overall but can vary in individual instances due to electrical fluctuations. In February the city changed its policy to begin giving tickets in some cases when, due to fluctuation, the yellow signal lasted less than three seconds.

And the statement is plausible, according to the traffic engineers I work with,

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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

geekoid Cameras helped those people. (397 comments)

Did you read those sites? they do not prove what you said at all.
The first one was out because they did't know the distance traveld. It ahs NOTHING to do with camera caligration, and it fact it worked, but the SOB got it tossed on a technicality. He even said:
"And just in case you're wondering: I probably was speeding."
So there you have a guy who was breaking traffic laws, but wasted ta dollars instead of owning up. Mean he cost his fellow citizens money for somethign he did. Fucking coward.

The second one:
"I think it was an oversight more than anything," Yes, a person setting up the light did set it yo country standards. Form the time given, it matches federal standards,
Again, nothing to to with calibrations.

The third one is from a letter on reddit. He won because the county would provide up details about the camera. His numbers are not the federal and/or county guiding, they are a recommendation from some else. His math was irrelevant. Again, no evidence or re-calibration due to the camera installation.

In fact, in every case the cameras HELP the person getting a ticket. Had a police officer just pulled them over, they would have had no record to use. It would have just been cop said, he said. They would have lost.

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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

geekoid Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (397 comments)

So you violated the speeding law, based on an assumption about a yellow light time(which varies both per light and electrical fluctuation), thus jeopardizing others.
You need to have you drivers license taking away, cut into pieces, and the shoved up your dick hole.

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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

geekoid Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (397 comments)

He probably means a good citation, not from a biased POS website the refers to it's own articles as proof of whatever cherry picked point they are trying to make.

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Safercar.gov Overwhelmed By Recall For Deadly Airbags

geekoid Just call a dealer (120 comments)

that sells your car. Talk to the garage, they will have notification.

4 days ago
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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

geekoid Re:Free Market Solution (341 comments)

Wow, that is simple..minded. It's been a long time since I'e seen anything the simpleminded posted on Slashdot.
By ignoring competition, facts about turn away, logistics, and cost point you've come to a simple solution.

4 days ago
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Developers, IT Still Racking Up (Mostly) High Salaries

geekoid Re:Hold on a minute (196 comments)

Degrees have never, and will never equate to salary for any industry.

5 days ago
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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

geekoid Re:STOP WHINING ALREADY (200 comments)

I see this a lot. Women actually start getting talked about on a site or podcast, and some idiot like you pops out of the woodwork and acts likes that's all that is talked about.
100's of stories, and a few of the are about women an you freak out.
WTF is wrong with you?

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The Woman Who Should Have Been the First Female Astronaut

geekoid Re:Outrage! (200 comments)

Are you really that stupid? Seriously? While it is outrages that a qualified person was not allowed onto the team ONLY because of their gender. It was a long time ago. No one is outraged now.

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Truck carrying Cobalt-60 found in Mexico

geekoid geekoid writes  |  about a year ago

geekoid (135745) writes "The Truck carrying Cobalt 69 that had been stolen has been found in Mexico. The thieves opened up the containers and where exposed to the radiation. It is presumed they will die form the exposure. Mexican Authorities are currently undergoing recovery operation."
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Windows 8.1 to boot to desktop

geekoid geekoid writes  |  about a year and a half ago

geekoid (135745) writes "According to the Verge, Windows 8.1 will have an option to boot directly to the desktop. In light of recent reporting about the general distaste and design flaws of windows 8 user interface, will MS's updates be dynamic enough to stop the current MS Exodus?"
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Voyager 1 may have past through the Heliopause

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 2 years ago

geekoid writes "Data beinr returned by the Voyager 1 indocates it ahs left the Heliopause, being the first machine ever to leave the protection of the Suns Solar winds.
Data: Energetic proton increase This is a monumental achievement for NASA, and a huge leap for all mankind. Showing once again that humans can do awe inspiring things."

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Congressmen want to remove propaganda ban

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 2 years ago

geekoid writes "Rep. Mark Thornberry from Texas and Rep. Adam Smith from Washington State have created an admendment the would remove the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 and Foreign Relations Authorization Act in 1987. Those acts were created to protect the people from the government propaganda. Call you representative about this today. Find them here"
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Ada Lovelace day

geekoid geekoid writes  |  about 3 years ago

geekoid writes "Today is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_lovelace> Ada Lovelace day. "The Right Honourable the Countess of Lovelace" was a mathematician, translator, and the first computer programmer. tragically she died from bloodletting. So, today is a good opportunity to remember women's accomplishments in technology."
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SEtI Allen Array shutdown

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 3 years ago

geekoid writes "On April 15th, the Allen Telescope Array was shutdown. California's panic to 'save' money mean the the NSF funding for the operations of the Array has dried up. This is just one example of research and science getting slashed. Science is the very thing that gives us the tools we use, and drives the economy; but it's one of the first things to get cut. Why aren't we angered by this? Where is the 'Science, Research, and experimentation lobby?"
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Mandatory Health care fine by founding fathers

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 3 years ago

geekoid writes "Most people against mandatory health care say "The Founding Fathers" would not want it, and that it's against the intent of the constitution. Not only is the 'founding fathers' claim a logical fallacy trying to gain some sense of false authority and appeal to emotion, it is also wrong. As it turns out the founding fathers actually created a mandatory health care act, and it was signed by John Adams. I suspect John Adams knew more about the constitution and it's intent then pretty much any Pseudo republican Tea Party member."
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Wikileaks shows the US is doing a pretty good job.

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 3 years ago

geekoid writes "Wikileaks release of secret cables shows the Obama administration has a realistic view of world events, and is handling them very well.
From the article: "One thing that is helpful is that it shows that the U.S. government is basically trying to put in place good policies, that it has a good idea of what's happening in Afghanistan and Pakistan and has a pretty good analysis of the situation of Russia,"

IT also shows the US is viewed fairly well in the Arab world. My favorite quote:
The silver lining really is that the U.S. doesn’t come across as a gunslinger, at least in the Middle East.
- Fariborz Ghadar, foreign policy analyst.
As an American, I'm pretty happy with the way things are actually being handled in the mid-east."

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Sony halts Walkman.

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 3 years ago

geekoid writes "After 30 years, Sony has pulled the plug on the Walkman. The Walkman was a portable cassette player. The first practical way to take the music you wan't where ever you go. Including shared tapes and copies of friends tapes. I had one and loved it. Even though they held less music then the Nomad, they weren't lame."
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A humorous view of the history of media piracy

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 4 years ago

geekoid writes "Everyone on slashdot is familiar with the media's attempt to thwart people from copying their content. Over at cracked they have a humorous article looking at the media corporations history of piracy FUD."
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Video Games designed to be addictive?

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 4 years ago

geekoid writes "Microsoft games researcher intentionally designs games to be addictive:
http://www.cracked.com/article_18461_5-creepy-ways-video-games-are-trying-to-get-you-addicted.html

The idea of game addiction has always been a solid foundation for a heated debate on Slashdot. When behavioral scientists are consulted to create the pattern of behaviors the game designers want, isn't that intentionally creating addictive behaviors? Should people be warned that a game has been designed to make them addicted?"
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Correlation and causation, and overview

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 4 years ago

geekoid writes "So many people who post on Slashdot fall in to the causation is not correlation logical fallacy. I thought an article that discuss this logical fallacy, both it's use and abuse."
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geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 7 years ago

geekoid writes "Boing Boing has posted a story anout a person who was fired about talking about a gun, and then visited by the police for making a web comic about it: Boing Boing Link The police called it a borderline "terroristic" threat. The comic in question is here : Comic"
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geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 7 years ago

geekoid writes "Apple has announced there iPhone: http://www.apple.com/iphone/ I guess it's time to say I told you so... I told you so. It has a beautiful interface, but without buttuns I'm not sure how I will be able to dial without looking. Finally, the single device with all the functionality I want at a reasonable size. The price is a little steep, but that's what they said about the iPod."

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Cool

geekoid geekoid writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Even though I've been reading slashdot for quite some time, I jusr recently started poking around to see whats what.
Obviously, I found out about the Journal.

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