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Comment Re: How hazardous (Score 1) 274

Oh, for god's fsck'ing sake... anyone older than roughly 30 who grew up in a real city probably ingested more lead by his 10th birthday than kids born today will likely encounter during their entire LIVES.

Which is why the crime rate has dropped 60% since the early 90s: because we stopped exposing all of our kids to chronic lead poisoning.

Comment Real Lesson Here... (Score 1) 363

...is not to put your business critical infrastructure in a place where a third party has the power to unilaterally cut off access to it.

An operation the size of PewDiePie should have their own video distribution system so that YouTube can't just cut them off from their users.

Comment Re:Damn you CBS studios... (Score 1, Insightful) 100

The Battlestar Galactica reboot was important as it was one of the first mainstream media shows to deal with post 9/11 War on Terrorism from a critical perspective. That's why the Cylons looked the same as the humans, it was a metaphor for an enemy that is distributed among you and completely indistinguishable from you. The show how the growing paranoia and willingness to keep cutting ethical corners in the name of safety gradually ended up destroying the humans far more effectively than the actual threat of the Cylons did.

The show lost its edge when it stopped exploring that metaphor.

Comment Re:automated tracking (Score 3, Insightful) 134

On the road sensors will be able to monitor you and issue a speeding ticket every time you were driving 66 miles per hour, when only 65 mph is allowed.

No, because then everyone would stop speeding and the revenue source would dry up. The system depends on the chance of being caught so low that most people are willing to risk it.

Comment The Fine Print (Score 2) 171

It should be noted the regulation is going to effectively ban open source operating systems in California.

The regulation requires a certification that includes testing of the OS's power management capabilities, which means only OS's with a big enough corporate backer to get them through the certification process are going to be legal.

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