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Auto Makers Announce Electric Car Charging Standard

thomkt Re:Whither Tesla? (373 comments)

That's odd. It's Daimler using Tesla's batteries in their electric Smart?

more than 2 years ago
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Senator Introduces Bill To Stop Warrantless GPS Tracking

thomkt Re:Ron Wyden is always involved in these things (133 comments)

Or worse, it could open the door to collecting the information using some exotic class of secret warrant that can be issued in bulk and retroactively by a special judicial representative chosen to rubber stamp such documents.

I haven't read the bill, but given Wyden's stance on warnentless searches and the way the Justice Department is interrupting the PATRIOT Act, it wouldn't surprise me if this bill addressed this issue as well

more than 2 years ago
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Company Trains the Autistic To Test Software

thomkt Re:I see it coming... (419 comments)

Seumas you have no idea how much I agree with you on this one.

Last time a similar story was posted (couldn't find the link), somebody brought up that autism/aspergers as being the new "chic" diagnosis....it has everything a parents wants, an excuse to justify their child's behavioral issues as a manifestation of a disability which allows them to absolve themselves of any parenting failures with a label that's associated with high intelligence.

To the GP, as the parent of a severely autistic child this isn't at all reprehensible, providing autistic individuals with any kind of vocational/technical training is doing them, and their family/caregiver, a huge service. We just hope that Rachel will have an opportunity like this some day.

more than 4 years ago
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What Was Your First Gaming Experience?

thomkt I was lucky (718 comments)

My family owned a bowling ally that had a decent sized arcade, so I'm not sure what my first video game was, but I definitely remember playing Space Invaders, Asteroids, Battle Zone and Crash before I started kindergarten.

When they person who we leased the games from would take the coins, he'd usually put a few credits on each for us.

more than 6 years ago

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