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Comment Different profiles for different purposes (Score 1) 126

Both Firefox and Chrome have the concept of different profiles/users. If you need to separate your personal ad experience from your professional one, just split your browser in two with a different profile. This means all your plugins/cookies/history get loaded into a different sandbox all together. It can still be separately fingerprinted and tracked, but it does separate it.

Comment Congestion Intelligence? (Score 4, Insightful) 655

With the advent of self-driving vehicles, we also are embracing enhanced congestion avoidance. When we worry about an extra volume of vehicles on the roadways we must also take into account advanced congestion avoidance routing helping to mitigate that impact. I'm not suggesting that it's a non-issue, but we may not know the true effect for now. The real problems would come from inaccurate road mapping data causing poor route planning. Also, nobody looks forward to their suburb turned into a secondary thoroughfare that suddenly all the non-residents would use.

Comment History check (Score 1) 188

Take a look at how breathalyzers have pushed back significantly over the years that their implementations are "trade secrets" and therefore not subject to scruitany. It was only a few years ago when we finally got a look behind the curtain just to discover the devices wouldn't have passed most government agency standards including temporary code left in production, a failure to baseline properly, and only registering a problem with the device after 32 consecutive errors. Who here doesn't see history repeating itself?

Comment Re:Voice Texts (Score 1) 188

Good luck trying to scan my Windows Phone! Bwaahahahaha! Sometimes being the oft-ignored sector has its benefits. The phone may be crackable, but no one bothers to try.

References: All of those arguments about Linux and Mac being super secure back before there was enough market share for people to care to try to attack them.

I'm sure your windows phone totally doesn't have any legacy Win32 bugs hiding in your Windows 10 mobile OS. That mantra you're using from the 90s only applied because Linux didn't have as large a legacy codebase in the field. Taking your argument to the absurd, I can claim my BeOS machine is one of the most secure on the planet because nobody uses it and it's a beast of a different color.

Comment Completely impractical (Score 1) 230

Bullets that don't shoot civilians in the background, nice idea. But if ammo is made for a given distance, in what circumstance will someone using a weapon have the time to perform the reload required to change their clip based on their distance to target? If you're going into something like a hostage situation, it's a valid skill to be able to assess friend/foe and pull a trigger faster than the guy who doesn't hesitate before shooting.

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