Re: Re: ??? If you don't like this, then why the hell are you wanting to allow modifications to it?
I want my car to take input from my phone (hands-free calling and text message-reading) and from any USB device I plug in that contains music.
Off-topic, but Mason, have you ever considered a carpc?
Don't need anything integrated into the car bus network, just a simple carpc that runs Linux, has bluetooth and does everything you want. Car already supplies 12v DC on the accessory or radio power wire, and getting a 12v DC power supply is far cheaper than an DC/AC/DC converter.
Unfortunately, they aren't cheap, but they are getting far cheaper now that miniitx boards are getting cheaper and the components are getting more standardized (I still hate buying memory for them though...since it is always a crapshoot on how tall the memory will be to fit in one of these things. My first carpc was about $1000, but they are getting cheaper...only big issue now is the price of the DIN case, but you can always mount the computer under a chair or behind the control panel and leave the radio in the car if you want to still have access to that.
The schools reaction to it did however endanger the child.
The school's reaction to it did more to endanger the child's safety...it endangered the safety of us all. We need kids who think outside of the box, who explore new ideas and new concepts, that enjoy STEM and want to make the world a better place. Now the other children in the class have learned not to question authority, not do anything "out-of-the-ordinary," not show off their intelligence and ingenuity; take your Soma, do your job, keep your head down, and don't worry about your class and social status...
Re: Re: Re: Response to: Scott on Sep 14th, 2015 @ 12:31pm
You can copyright video.
That is exactly what I said.
I think the problem is, as you said, they can say anything they want, but they aren't necessarily right legally or factually. Until the law holds them accountable for their misrepresentations as to what the law actually says or what we can do legally, this shit will continue.
"Any rebroadcast, retransmission, or account of this game, without the express written consent of Major League Baseball, is prohibited."
They say it every time, and even though they have yet to win a case against a defendant for doing so, they still say it.
Sure, rebroadcasts or retransmissions of a fixed broadcast is illegal, but outlawing accounts which do not involve actual copying of video or audio by another company without their permission is bogus copyright advice from copyright maximalists who want to scare everyone into thinking they have to ask permission (and be denied) every time they want to talk about the game.
My wife's 2001 suv had to be taken into the shop just to do basic maintenance like brake work (most brake work will mean you need to bleed the brakes and a computer had to be connected to the car to do so). I'm tired of paying out the ass for simple fixes that I can do for a lot less and faster.
I suspect this is little more than a money grab by the dealers/car companies. I took one of my cars over to a repair shop for an issue I was having. My other car had the same issue at one point (which needed to be fixed for safety reasons,) and the mechanic was able to fix it in about 20 minutes and charged me about $100 for parts and labor. The other car required about 3 hours of work, and the mechanic said it would be around $500 for parts and labor. The only difference, the car company decided to put a computer into the mix, that required a special tool to work with, and failure to use that tool would result in a broken car. And the mechanic complained that the only reason for this was so that you'd be forced to take the car to the dealer to get the problem fixed instead of fixing it yourself or taking it to a mechanic (but the mechanics usually have the tool anyway.) He said that the previous year's model didn't have this feature, and it wasn't mechanically required and the computer wasn't added for safety or efficiency (after all, the part was failing even with the computer there, and the computer didn't even tell me it was breaking...I figured it out because the car was doing the same thing my other car did before the part failed.)
I called the dealer, and they told me it would be a minimum of $700, but probably closer to $1000, and then proceeded to try to find everything possible wrong with the car so they could add more charges...including bad tires which had just been replaced a couple weeks beforehand (and both my mechanic and the company I bought the tires from checked them out and found no issue with them.) When they told me it would be close to a sixth of the original cost of the vehicle (that was less than six years old) to fix everything, I thanked them for their time and left without getting anything repaired.
The last time I took my car to the dealer, they installed a part incorrectly (a towing break controller, which is kinda a big thing to do right,) charged me $500, and then I had to take the part out, rewire it so that it was installed correctly, and had to pay for the parts to fix it. Luckily I had my mechanic check it over to make sure it was installed correctly and safe.
I took the car back to the mechanic I trusted, paid the $500, and the car was fixed...and then vowed never to buy anything from that manufacturer ever again.
Coopers may be the largest Australian owned brewery
Which kinda proves my point. It is the same here in the US between AMBEV and SABMiller, with both trying to fight each other over "King of Beers" and "Champagne of Beers" (neither of which is true or even makes sense,) or trying to trademark "Lite". Or AMBEV and SABMiller going after smaller brewers who dare call their beer Pumpkin Ale or whatever they have called them.
They can't win by taste (although they have a huge marketshare of free and cold/cheap beer drinkers, they are still (h/t Eric Idle) like having sex in a canoe,) and they can't attract people who have chosen to drink better beer from microbrews, so they use their marketshare and the crappy legal system (the higher courts) to make things difficult for the microbrews and each other.
Never tasted Coopers (probably would pass if it was offered,) and can't stand Fosters (which I equate to the same word that I use for the American majors, piss.) Pretty much think the same of Asahi and Kirin (though they do make an awesome chocolate porter, but I consider that to be a fluke, since the only place I can seem to find it is in Tokyo at one of the many 7 & I-Holdings convenience stores and nowhere else.)
A better question is whether anyone learned anything from Caldera.
The SCO Group?
Unfortunately, no. I don't think anyone even involved in the SCO fiasco even learned anything. I believe Darl McBride left on a golden parachute and the principles of the company went through bankruptcy and the company was bought at pennies by another company (UnXis, I believe.)
I seem to recall somewhere that British Brewers made such a beverage in the age of empire to survive the long shipping journeys to their far flung thirsty consumers.
India Pale Ale (IPA) was made with strong bittering hops, mainly because of the antiseptic qualities of those hops, so that it would last the long journey over sea. Hops themselves were not a standard in beer until someone realized that adding them to beer kept the nasty critters that made beer bad out of beer. The original beers were just bread, water and yeast, but somewhere along the line someone put hops in the beer and people started seeing beer (for its alcohol and hops) as a much safer alternative than drinking water from polluted rivers.
Pale Ale itself is just a class of beer, with many subclasses. The macro-brews are just trying their hardest to maintain the monopoly they once had due to prohibition and corruption in a world where they aren't able to maintain their monopoly through prohibition and corruption (though in many cases the games they play with trademarks are corruption at its finest.)
Re: Re: “Westcott had a gun (a legally-owned one) which he raised...”
Or should people just wait and see if the thugs breaking into their home in the dead of night are state sanctioned thugs or run of the mill criminal thugs intent on murder and burglary.
More than one attempted home invasion caught on tape and submitted to youtube has run-of-the-mill criminal thugs approaching the house wearing jackets emboldened with "POLICE" on the back (as it is not very difficult to purchase these things online or at the cop shop.) I remember seeing one with a bunch of gang-bangers showing up in a stolen black sedan jumping out and approaching the house, then attempting to break a window to gain entry before being shot at by the homeowner and running back to the car, and another one in the dead of night where they approached the house and got shot at before they even reached the doorstep.
Maybe I should take another look at Mint or Cinnamon. Last year, I played with Mint for a bit, but went back to Kubuntu.
It is really a personal preference...I love KDE, but Cinnamon grew on me quickly.
I get sick of people repeating the antiquated trope of Windows having an advantage when it comes to hardware drivers.
I tended to throw away the driver CDs, or they got mixed up and I often didn't know what driver went with what machine. Finding drivers online is great for some companies, but terrible for most (unless you trust windriver or some of the other websites that have drivers available.) And finding a driver for the current OS you are running may be hit or miss, especially if you are using older hardware (since the company would rather you buy new hardware than install old hardware in a new operating system (ahem...Intel...ahem.) Haven't had that issue with Linux at all.
Why isn't Techdirt rejoicing and crowing now that Microsoft proves the value of "free" by giving away Windows 10?
Because Microsoft isn't giving Windows 10 away for free. Microsoft has allowed those who already have Windows 7 or Windows 8 to upgrade* for free** to Windows 10***.
* Fresh installs of Windows 10 are "supported", but usually don't work to well unless you first upgrade to Windows 10, and then install a fresh version of Windows 10 over the top of the upgraded version (or use the Microsoft provided Windows 10 reset option that essentially does this for you.) Without doing this, the old Windows 7/Windows 8 key may not get "upgraded" and you'll find that your installation is not-activated and you have 3 days to buy Windows 10 before it gets kicked offline or will have to involve Microsoft in remotely upgrading your key for you. ** Only for retail versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1. Users with valid licensed copies of Windows XP, those with enterprise licenses (without software assurance,) or the many other caveats Microsoft has provided will need to pay to upgrade. *** Most other operating systems provide free upgrades now, Microsoft is arriving at the end of the fad and claiming that they are all innovative and stuff.
For the non-tech-literate, I'd consider recoomending something more like Mint or Cinnamon.
I am very tech-literate and prefer Mint and Cinnamon. But I came from kubuntu, so I can relate.
That was the best day ever, when my best friend told me he was tired of Windows and went out and bought a Mac. Up until that point, I was constantly over at his house helping him or someone in his family with some issue that needed to be fixed. After buying the Mac, and an initial "here is how you move your files over to the new computer," I never got a since tech support call. Wish he didn't have to spend so much money on a decent machine, but at least he isn't calling me any more about problems with his system.
The more people I move off of Windows, the number of service calls for family and friends have dropped drastically (and it isn't that they aren't using the system, I visit their house for other reasons and they usually are using it and show me all the stuff they are now proud they can do on their own without calling.) Far less "please come over and help me remove this virus" and far, far less "please help me fix this corrupted Word document." Apple made it easy, but my dad asked me a while back for help installing Mint Linux on his laptop, so it is getting some love too.
If we blast the kid towards the nearest black hole he'll be fine as all the nasty harmful 'rays' will be sucked into the hole and away from his delicate noggin.
We really don't know what happens at the center of a black hole. However, he would be subjected to far more powerful and deadly fields heading into the black hole that the magnetic sensitivity wouldn't be his biggest issue.