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Comment Re:Hardware Access (Score 1) 170

Not only that, but it does not affect most phones with lollipop on it. It only works on phones that allow copy and paste from the emergency dialer (most do not) only then is it vulnerable.

I'm guessing that since I've set mine up so that the phone needs to be unlocked to access the camera, then I should be safe as well.

Comment Re:The future of console games (Score 5, Informative) 249

The only thing that requires Steam to still be around is the multiplayer system Steamworks.

In order to play *any* game bought from Steam, the Steam client must be running and have an internet connection.

That's not true! I have several games on Steam that will run just fine on it's own (I can even copy them to my laptop without Steam installed and they work there too).
Not all the games on steam use Steamworks or any sort of DRM...
Kerbal Space Program is one example.

Comment Re:EA got too greedy (as usual) (Score 1) 256

Quoting from the steam description

Original Soundtrack:
This Original Soundtrack includes 14 unique tracks mixed from the ambient music of the game, allowing you to enjoy the wonderful music whenever you want.

Digital Art book:
See the concepts behind the buildings! The book features almost a 32 hand drawn concepts of the game various buildings and the story behind each.

Comment Re:The government needs to stay out of car design. (Score 1) 304

I am so fucking sick of idiotic vehicle design ideas being mandated
by government.

A good example is "daytime running lights". This moronic design
tends to cause many drivers to forget to switch their lights on when
darkness falls, because the daytime running lights make these drivers
think their headlights are already switched on when they are not switched
on. The result is cars driving in the dark with NO TAIL LIGHTS.

Fuck the government and all its "we will make the world safe for you" bullshit.
More often than not, the end result is worse than if nothing had been done.


Where I live the mandated "daytime running lights" includes the tail lights.

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