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Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers

rockabilly Re:So.. (208 comments)

Indeed. I didn't read the article but I did hear about it on the radio driving into work (yes, radio). Driving is chocked full of little distractions, but what the interviewer said was that the digital control on the dash is even more distractive than a phone. I can relate to that - I drove a 2014 rental with one of those. I was a major distraction, and also a pain in the ass. I like my manual controls thank you.

about two weeks ago

Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers

rockabilly Re:So.. (208 comments)

You make it sound like I'm actually endorsing this. I am not. I don't even own a cell and I don't care to. Still though, if the rule is choosing the lesser of two evils, which one is better (or worse)?

about two weeks ago

Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers

rockabilly So.. (208 comments)

With this revelation will the government allow phone use now?

about two weeks ago

Hackers Compromised Yahoo Servers Using Shellshock Bug

rockabilly Re:Yahoo Sports (69 comments)

I'm going to blame Obama since I cannot pass blame on the CNN Discus boards anymore.

about two weeks ago

Marriott Fined $600,000 For Jamming Guest Hotspots

rockabilly Re:Where's my refund then? (personal anecdote!) (278 comments)

So they basically got away with it. $600k when they're charging $250-$1K per wireless account? Yeah...that's fair.

Yeah, and the victims won't see a penny of it either. What should have happened was the Marriot charged with full refunds with interest to those they scammed. I'm quite certain they would have financial records of them.

about three weeks ago

WikiLeaks' Assange Hopes To Exit London Embassy "Soon"

rockabilly Re:Eh. (299 comments)

Indeed. I highly doubt they have the cops camping outside the building 24/7. I'm sure he could come and go as he pleases and no one would know.

about 2 months ago

The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

rockabilly Re:i bet (190 comments)

There's just something funny about the idea that our civilian population needs to create an informal spy agency to help it spy on its own government - that's essentially what we're proposing here.

Let me make this perfectly clear. There is not a single fucking thing about that proposition that is funny whatsoever.

Those who died for our freedoms we're losing aren't laughing.

I think he said it rhetorically.

about 3 months ago

CNN iPhone App Sends iReporters' Passwords In the Clear

rockabilly Re:CNN? (40 comments)

CNN has reporters? When did that start?

Ha! I'd mod you up if I could

about 3 months ago

Rand Paul and Silicon Valley's Shifting Political Climate

rockabilly Re:Silicon Valley is officially old (533 comments)

keep your "benefits". I'll keep the wages I earned from my labor.

Interesting. So you will give up the infrastructure that supplies you with your daily needs? Best you get off that road, turn off that light, water, etc. and make sure you never lose your job because you will get no help whatsoever.

about 3 months ago

Google's Project Zero Aims To Find Exploits Before Attackers Do

rockabilly Ha! (62 comments)

All software that touches the Internet?

Good luck with that.

about 3 months ago

The lightbulb I've most recently acquired ...

rockabilly I stocked up (196 comments)

Once the law came in banning 100 watt bulbs I went and bought a crap load of them. CFLs are junk in cold temps...

about 4 months ago

Iranian Hacker Group Created Fake News Organization For Social Engineering

rockabilly Thank goodness (57 comments)

Thank goodness the NSA was on top of this and notified everyone of the threat. Tanks NSA...

about 5 months ago

Chinese Professor Sues Google, Yahoo Over Search Exclusion

rockabilly I agree to this (147 comments)

...But I also agree to whomever said it before me (if someone actually did) that it is not the company's fault for the filtering - its the fault of the government (law). This guy is suing the wrong parties. He should be suing the party who enacted the law.

I feel for Google and Yahoo in this instance. Why should they spend thousands of dollars in legal fees when the actions are out of their control?

more than 6 years ago



What every /.'r needs

rockabilly rockabilly writes  |  about 5 months ago

rockabilly (468561) writes "This has got to be the best gift any Slashdotter could receive:

The inventor of a "powerfully realistic electronic male pleasure machine" has hailed the “outpouring of support” for his robo-orifice after raising a whopping $250k

Introducing the Autoblow 2"

Link to Original Source

University to students: 'All whites are racist'

rockabilly rockabilly writes  |  more than 6 years ago

rockabilly writes "A mandatory University of Delaware program requires residence hall students to acknowledge that "all whites are racist" and offers them "treatment" for any incorrect attitudes regarding class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality they might hold upon entering the school, according to a civil rights group.

The "education" regarding racism is just one of the subjects that students are required to adopt as part of their University of Delaware experience... Full story here"


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