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Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

maxwells_deamon Re:The "what?!" is reaction time (304 comments)

So I am stuck on the freeway in the center of 8 cars. We have not moved in so long that people are getting out of the cars to see if they can see what the problem is. But if I put my car in park and then send a text message to say I will be late I should have a fine of hundreds of dollars and get my license yanked?

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are Progressive Glasses a Mistake For Computer Users?

maxwells_deamon Re:if it doesnt work (464 comments)

strange as this sounds, more closeup work makes your eyes get bigger. That is why we bookworms tend to get nearsighted.

about a month ago
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What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

maxwells_deamon Re:income redistribution, shorter work hours (628 comments)

When the industrial revolution occurred there had been a trained labor shortage for thousands of years. As things were automated the amount of demand for trained (white collar and skilled trades) went up and companies were willing to train workers and support efforts by governments to upgrade skills.

We had laws established which ensured safe working conditions (which reduced productivity per worker) , prohibition of child and slave labor, establishment of the 40 hour work week, unionization of some industries and a progressive tax policy.

Because of the fear of communism and union activities the world economy boomed,

Now we have companies and oligarchs who wish to return us the serfdom that was prevalent in the middle ages.

We need shorter work weeks. Higher progressive taxes,

Penalties for keeping a person in a single contracting position as a way of avoiding liability and benefit costs. Even the government does this now and we should be ashamed of this practice.

If your primary motivation in business is to be a scrooge have you not watched a "Christmas Carol" lately? They knew back then that behavior was wrong

about a month ago
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Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?

maxwells_deamon I have used the exemption (1051 comments)

Yes but I am not a nut, here is why we did it.

We had a foster child and kept his shots up to date.
When adopted, all his medical records were sealed and under his old name
The next year the state would not allow him to start school without the records
His doctor (who had given him the shots and knew he was up to date said we should not just give him a second set)
so we signed the exemption to get him back in school

he was never out of date but on paper he was

about a month and a half ago
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Website Peeps Into 73,000 Unsecured Security Cameras Via Default Passwords

maxwells_deamon Re:RFC 1918 (321 comments)

If this feature is not documented clearly and in large bold type, that is a serious problem.

about 3 months ago
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Device Boots Drones, Google Glass Off Wi-Fi

maxwells_deamon I wonder what the all network block is (184 comments)

If I was going to implement something like this I would try the following:

Request for DHCP address detected:
            is it from a prohibited MAC address range?
                          Give a bogus Gateway address (packets from the device are lost)
            Else give legitimate address

about 5 months ago
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Did you use technology to get into mischief as a child?

maxwells_deamon Perfect Breakout player (231 comments)

The Apple II had just come out when I started college. I got a job in the computer center. I had a hacked copy of the breakout game. I just set the paddle position to be the same as the position of the ball in the code.

When I knew someone was coming into the computer room, I would fire it up and then turn around and talk to them while still moving the paddle in my hands. I was facing away from the screen so I could obviously not see the ball.

People got shell shocked and stuttered but almost no one would ask how I was that good at the game.

about 5 months ago
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My degree of colorblindness:

maxwells_deamon Re:I am not colorblind (267 comments)

Cataracts and issues with the vitreous (the "clear" fluid in the eyes) can cause color vision issues. She might want to talk to a eye surgeon if it interferes with her ability to work.

Most eye doctors will ignore such issues as a normal part of ageing unless specifically told that it causes work problems
 

about 6 months ago
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My degree of colorblindness:

maxwells_deamon Re: Different colors (267 comments)

It is also possible it is due to the vitreous in the eye. I have had some problems with my eyes and had a similar issue

about 6 months ago
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Fujitsu Is Growing Radiation-Free Lettuce In Japan's Fukushima Prefecture

maxwells_deamon Re:Not radiation free (146 comments)

I was thinking that the only way they could do this would be mass spec processing to remove all the radioactive elements (like carbon 14) from the soil and air before supplying this to the plants, They would be the most expensive plants ever harvested but in theory possible.

Then I noticed the plants were being grown in a building that is "totally free of chemicals" must be virtual food or uneducated people writing the article.

about 8 months ago
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New Cologne Answers the Question: "What Does a Bitcoin Smell Like?"

maxwells_deamon Dust (61 comments)

It is created by computers. Thus it smells link the dust that comes out when I use a can of air to clean my computer

about 9 months ago
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Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

maxwells_deamon Re:bonus (664 comments)

I think that is the problem. they need to get a real warrant. If they just show up and demand the phone and cuff the jerk, A half way awake person will refuse the search and then destroy the phone. They need probable cause to narrow it down to a specific apartment and then go to a judge and then look like idiots if the they don't find 10 out of 10 of the phones they look for.

Also it does not earn any revenue for the city like traffic fines do

about 9 months ago
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Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

maxwells_deamon Re:It'll be short-lived (392 comments)

Amazon sells it as well

about a year ago
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Best skywatching equipment at my disposal:

maxwells_deamon not disposable (201 comments)

I would never dispose of anyone's best sky-watching equipment!

1 year,7 days
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Most Drivers Would Hand Keys Over To Computer If It Meant Lower Insurance Rates

maxwells_deamon Re:This is just a stupid idea. (449 comments)

What I am most worried about is that it would look at the road with 1/2 an inch of snow on it and decide that driving is not safe today. Or worse, we are driving in winter weather and it pulls off to the shoulder and parks because the snow is too thick.

Yes, many people can not drive in winter conditions, but I don't want to wait on the side of the road for two days for the road surface to clear

about a year ago
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US Executions Threaten Supply of Anaesthetic Used For Surgical Procedures

maxwells_deamon Re:Hangings (1160 comments)

No the court recently declared that unless waved by the defendant, a jury must be involved in sentences of capital punishment. That does not mean that the judge/prosecution can not prevent the death penalty from being considered.

about a year ago

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Google campaign to celebrate the first amendment

maxwells_deamon maxwells_deamon writes  |  more than 4 years ago

maxwells_deamon (221474) writes "Google has started a campaign to celebrate the first amendment of the US constitution. They are asking people to submit a 30 second video that demonstrates your freedom to speak, rock, or assemble.
The best videos will be part of their “1 for all” campaign to publicize the first amendment on YouTube, TV and other media."

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