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## Comment Re:The chilling thing about Ted Unangst's analysis (Score 1)301

If 2), then it was deliberate, and the tinfoil-hat crowd is right for once.

Well, it would be one very inefficient way of introducing a backdoor. The custom allocator stuff in OpenSSL is very old, but the heartbleed bug is quite recent, so someone would have had to plant a backdoor-seed if you will and then wait for many years for that tree to grow fruits. Could be done, but it doesn't sound likely.

## Comment Re:brighter? (Score 2)376

The control system in my car reacts to bumps in the road, and turns the beams in the direction the car is turning.

This is what car manufacturers claim, but it's nowhere near true. The typical slewing time for the optics looks to be about 0.5 seconds from "standard" to "dipped", and that's way too slow for reacting to bumps/potholes when you're going faster than 30. I regularly get blinded by Audis, BMWs and Volvos with factory HIDs, but Mitsubishi seems to be worst. It could perhaps be that they are just worst at controlling chromatic abberations (since blue light blinds you more).

## Comment Re:brighter? (Score 1)376

I sincerely doubt that is true. In Norway (which is not in the EU but strives to comply with EU regulations as far as cars are concerned) the limit has been in lumens for almost ten years. It's commonly called "E-marking" which is lumens and directionality combined and dumbed down for the regular person. Ordinary (non-HID) high beams are typically 12.5 points each, good external pencil beams are 40 points each, and you're at most allowed to have 100 points active simultaneously.

## Comment Re:Oh yes (Score 1)459

On my work keyboard, I've swapped CapsLock and Backspace. I occasionally get frustrated by it, but that's mainly when I ssh into that machine from a laptop at home. I think there's some mental association between "being on the work machine" and "having Backspace on the left hand".

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