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Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates

zaax Re:German cars (525 comments)

Most politicians are very afraid of getting rid of laws as they know that we really don’t need most of the laws they make, which means we don’t really need politicians, and they would all be out of the job.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Is the Power Grid So Crummy In So Many Places?

zaax paying share holders too much (516 comments)

This is because the power co's have been paying their share holders too much money, and not renewing the hardware.

about three weeks ago
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Millions of Spiders Seen In Mass Dispersal Event In Nova Scotia

zaax Constable country (81 comments)

That is nothing I have seen fields covered in spider gossamer around Flatford Mill, in Constable (the painter) country ata bout this time of year. I have been told that spiders on these 'balloons' can escape earth gravety

about a month ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

zaax Great the taxers will follow (324 comments)

The problem with this is that other countries will see this as a good idea and we all end up paying more tax.

about 2 months ago
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White House Wants Ideas For "Bootstrapping a Solar System Civilization"

zaax Mayflower (352 comments)

Why not use the same way they was used in colonised the planet 500 years ago. With the best endeavour ships were constructed and people got on for the new lands. Some didn’t make it, some new towns didn’t make it, but humans did and we now colonise the whole planet

about 2 months ago
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Google Starts Removing Search Results After EU Ruling

zaax more censorship (138 comments)

Never trust a politician anyway.

about 6 months ago
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A Dispatch From Outside the Prison Holding Barrett Brown

zaax South African Dictatorshiop (95 comments)

When I first read this I thought it was about a south African dictatorship, not the land of the free.

about 9 months ago
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It's Not Just the NSA: Police Are Tracking Your Car

zaax APNR is old news (201 comments)

IT WAS A COOL, QUIET MONDAY EVENING in northeast England when the computer first told them about Peter Chapman. The clock read a little after five, and two officers from Cleveland police were cruising in their patrol car. A screen lit up next to them: the on-board computer was flashing an alert from the local police network. The message told them the target was a blue Ford Mondeo and gave them its registration number.

It was only a few minutes before they came across the car and pulled it over with a sounding of their siren. Inside was Chapman, a 33-year-old convict wanted for questioning in connection with a string of offences, including arson and theft. The officers verified his identity and took him to a station just a few miles away.

At 5:07 p.m. on October 26, 2009, just 20 minutes before he was arrested, Chapman had driven past an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera stationed next to the road. As his car passed, the camera recorded its registration number, together with the time and location, and sent the information to Cleveland Policeâ(TM)s internal computer network, where it was checked against a hotlist downloaded from Britainâ(TM)s central police database.

There was a hit: a request to detain anyone driving Chapmanâ(TM)s car had been entered into the system three days earlier. Once the computers had processed their searchâ"a matter of fractions of a secondâ"the command to apprehend the driver was broadcast to local officers, who stopped and arrested Chapman as soon as they were able.

This feat was made possible by the continuous operation of a vast automated surveillance network that sits astride Britainâ(TM)s roads. The technologyâ"known as License Plate Recognition (LPR) in the US, where it is also usedâ"captures and stores data on up to 15 million journeys in the UK each day.

1 year,1 hour
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BitTorrent Unveils Secure Chat To Counter 'NSA Dragnet Surveillance'

zaax bedroom spy camera (111 comments)

This of course does not stop the NSA / MI5 etc. breaking into your house and putting a few bugs in.

1 year,3 hours
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UK ISP Adult Filters Block Sex Education Websites Allows Access To Porn

zaax More fool, the government. (227 comments)

As we are getting more like Iran & China in our internet censorship more and more we will turn to VPN, and the harder and harder it will take the likes of GCHQ to read our internet words.

1 year,1 day
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Twitter Will Track Your Browsing To Sell Ads

zaax adverts are too late (120 comments)

and that the main problem with adverts they are using history and history is to late, as most people have moved on to otherthings.

Now prediction advertising....

1 year,10 days
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The Second Operating System Hiding In Every Mobile Phone

zaax Re:Old silent SIM firmware (352 comments)

Nope off is off - at least on my android.
Who told you that one?

about a year ago
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Most Drivers Would Hand Keys Over To Computer If It Meant Lower Insurance Rates

zaax Trucks with be computer driven (449 comments)

You think truck companies will still have drivers when computers start driving?
Anyway all other modes of transport are computer driven some without humam watching over them from the inside.

about a year ago
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How To Lose $172,222 a Second For 45 Minutes

zaax they still do not inderstand computers (327 comments)

Which all goes to prove that managing directors still do not understand computers and love to cut IT departments

about a year ago
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Sensor Characteristics Uniquely Identify Individual Phones

zaax Is that not what the IMEI number is for? (69 comments)

Every mobile phone, GSM modem or device with a built-in phone / modem has a unique 15 digit IMEI number.

about a year ago
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Students Hack School-Issued iPads Within One Week

zaax and they think they won't? (375 comments)

Any kid who can't crack them needs more education.

about a year ago
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Three Banks Lose Millions After Wire Transfer Switches Hacked

zaax too much money (179 comments)

If this was a normal hold-up and they stole millions the police etc would be all over the place, but not so with this heistb and the owners of the bank wwould be on the phone to the local polcie cheif every 10 minutes, therefore it sounds like the bank can afford to loose this amount of money.

about a year ago
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Amazon Angling For Same-Day Delivery Beyond Groceries

zaax In thr '60's (193 comments)

All the family foods was delivered (mostly by the co-op) to the door or at least to the road side were housewifes used to to go the van and get there meat; vegetable and fisg. Of course the milkman and bread man came to the door.

about a year ago

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O2 porn filesharers to be sent letters

zaax zaax writes  |  more than 2 years ago

zaax writes "I am surprised at this as ACS::Law is now dead and the internet has made the porn industry. Though I suspect as all ways the film industry always want more"
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