* Posts by SJA

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SpaceX is about to launch its first Starlink internet satellite sporting a sun visor following complaints by astronomers

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still amazed

I'm still amazed at the progress that SpaceX has made in such a short time.

Watch an oblivious Tesla Model 3 smash into an overturned truck on a highway 'while under Autopilot'

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What disingenious marketing are you refering to?

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You keep hearing this for teslas becaue of two things:

a) "sexy" electric cars are still a novelity and there's so little crashes, that every single one of them is being blown out of proportions

b) with traditional cars this happens so often, it's not even news-worthy anymore.

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Re: This is a driver assist not an autopilot !

That didn't work in Überlingen where two planes crashed into one another:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2002_%C3%9Cberlingen_mid-air_collision

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Re: It is autopilot but not autonomous

There's 1 million Teslas sold. How many "bucketloads of YouTube videos and EV forum posts with Tesla owners" are there? From how many different owners?

Also, plenty of drivers from other brands do stupid things: https://www.slashgear.com/mercedes-active-lane-assist-fooled-with-soda-can-02339580/

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Re: I get that the cameras may not have picked out the truck...

Do humans have lidar?

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Re: It is autopilot but not autonomous

Please provide proof for that "significatn proportion of their customers" claim? Also, as Tesla stats show: Accidents happen far less often with activated AP than without.

Btw, every day, human drivers cause thousands of accidents and crashes. I'm sure you're also vigorously fighting that no humans are allowed to drive cars anymore, right?

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Re: @SJA - Seriously?

Why? Autopilot is the correct term.

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Re: I get that the cameras may not have picked out the truck...

Radar does have issues with recognizing stationary things.

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Re: It is autopilot but not autonomous

When was the last time you boarded a plane? Didn't you wonder why there's a flight captain and co-captain? I mean the autopilot has been in planes for decades. Sure they don't need pilots anymore if you think it's autonomous.

So, why did you never wonder why there's still a captain and co-captain despite the plane having autopilot?

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Re: @SJA - Seriously?

As can be seen in the video, the driver of the tesla failed to detect the obstacle.

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Re: @SJA - Seriously?

Since tesla has no autonomous cars, someone must be driving the car.

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Re: Seriously?

Nice try, but car driver must always be in control and have put his full attention towards the traffic.

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Seriously?

Seriously? The driver can't tell the difference between white lorries and the sky? It's about time these human driving/crashing cars were removed from the roads.

Switzerland 'first' country to roll out contact-tracing app using Apple-Google APIs to track coronavirus spread

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Re: Why do they keep repeating that ?

Do you think you only come in contact with people you know?

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Re: Switzerland as a model

It's called semi-direct democracy.

Baby Diesel? Little d'Artagnan? There is another child of Musk in the world

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Hal?

How about Hal?

Tesla sued over Tokyo biker's death in 'dozing driver' Autopilot crash

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Re: Only A Fool Trusts Tech Absolutely

Yeah, it's time the humans finally get replaced behind the wheel. There's thousands of car crashes everyday because of human drivers.

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Autopilot

Who has ever wondered why commercial airplanes still have pilots? I mean they've had autopilot for decades....

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The tesla did not drive into another vehicel.

SpaceX's Elon Musk high on success after counting '420' Starlinks in orbit and Frosty the Starship survives cryo test

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Re: When will Starlink become operational?

Thanks :) Inlaws are in the Philippines... they pay like $60 now for really crappy internet.. it's unlimited 3G but often no service or very slow :(

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When will Starlink become operational?

When will Stralink become operational? My inlaws have crappy internet access. Best ist over shaky 3G :(

Want to put a satellite into orbit for US comms? Whoa, says Uncle Sam: Where's your space crash risk assessment?

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LEO isn't so much a problem

To my understanding, LEOs aren't much of a problem as non-functional satellites will come down to earth within a short period of time and vaporize themselves in the atmosphere. The higher up the satellites are, the longer it takes until earth's gravity puts them in again.

Let's authenticate: Beyond Identity pitches app-wrapped certificate authority

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Typing your passwords?

I generate passwords usually using pwgeny -ync 40 and then I store password, username, email address, login url in my password manager. When I need to login, open password manager and just copy'n'paste the password. Why would I need to type those passwords all the time? One password for phone encryption and one password for the password manager is all I need.

From Gmail to Gfail: Google's G-Suite topples over for unlucky netizens, rights itself

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Maybe GSync got infected by COVID

Maybe GSync got infected by a virus like COVID-19

HPE fixes another SAS SSD death bug: This time, drives will conk out after 40,000 hours of operation

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Re: Dell

Just make sure you don't only use those SSDs in your raid / zfs mirror/raidz and be happy that you get new devices before warranty ends.

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Planned obsolescence?

This sounds to me rather like planned obsolescence - making products unusable after a while. The blunder seems to be that they give 5y warrant and that all fail at the specific time instead of randomizing it.

NASA to launch 247 petabytes of data into AWS – but forgot about eye-watering cloudy egress costs before lift-off

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What if the Cloud also catches Corona?

We all know that computers are at risk from viruses/ii... what if corona spreads into the cyberspace? Mutations are not uncommon among viruses/ii

Firefox 74 slams Facebook in solitary confinement: Browser add-on stops social network stalking users across the web

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Google is the lesser evil

From facebook we know that they sell directly all your data and give thousands of shady people full access to its api so slurp up everything. Google, on the other hand (to my knowledge), does not sell your data directly. They will match it with ads but the advertisers don't get your data. While both data hoarding services are very worrisome, currently I still view Google as the lesser evil of the two.

How many times do we have to tell you? A Tesla isn't a self-driving car, say investigators after Apple man's fatal crash

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Re: Tesla never said it's driverless

If autopilot would really make people think it's autonomous, then I wonder why not more people are complaining that their flights have a pilot and co-pilot on board. Without those two, the ticket fares could be lowered...

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Autopilot is the correct term.

You do know that cars are also automobiles. auto indicating autonomous. Because when I'm in an automobile I naturally assume it will autonomously bring me to my desired destination....

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Tesla never said it's driverless

Contrary to Mercedes with their "DrivePilot" ad, Tesla never said it's a driverless car. They clearly state that option will be available in the future - meaning it's not available today. Also, everyone who has a driver licence should know the basic rules that, as driver, you'll always have to be in full control of the car and dedicate your full attention to the traffic situation.

Apple drops a bomb on long-life HTTPS certificates: Safari to snub new security certs valid for more than 13 months

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PITA?

How is automatic renewal a pain? I've been using LE since it was available for beta. Meanwhile I just use DNS-01 because that allows me to get wildcard certs and cerst also for (sub-)domains that aren't reachable from the internet.

And as LE recommends, they get renewed every 60 days, so there's a grace period of 30 days and LE also sends out friendly reminders if your certs are to expire soon and you haven't requested new ones yet.

Whoa, whoa... Tesla slams brakes on allegations of 'unintended acceleration' bug: 'Completely false and was brought by a short-seller'

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Toyota 2009

Sounds like a Toyota 2009 issue: The problem exists between steering wheel and chair.

https://www.manufacturing.net/automotive/blog/13110434/the-2009-toyota-accelerator-scandal-that-wasnt-what-it-seemed

"More often than not, drivers who reported that their accelerators were stuck were inadvertently flooring it and thinking they were pressing the brakes. Data from many of the “black boxes” from cars involved in incidents of unintended acceleration showed that in most cases, the brakes were never even touched."

Unlocking news: We decrypt those cryptic headlines about Scottish cops bypassing smartphone encryption

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Re: Extracting encrypted data?

Why should he be forced to hand over they password? That's a violation of right to fair process and the nemo tenetur principle.

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Re: Extracting encrypted data?

Not everyone lives in the UK ;) although I still think that RIPA is in conflict with the ECHR as it guarantees a fair trial which inclused right to remain silent and not to incriminate oneself. See https://www.echr.coe.int/Documents/Guide_Art_6_criminal_ENG.pdf , p. 35.

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Re: Extracting encrypted data?

But extracted doesn't mean being decrypted. E.g. making a copy of an encrypted HDD is simple: dd if=/dev/sda of=/mnt/sdb1/sda.img -- but I still can't break the encryption. So can the break the encryption?

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Extracting encrypted data?

My android phone is encrypted with a rather long password. When I boot into TWRP and don't supply the password, I see only garbled entries in the filesystem. So those tool can also get physical access and do bit-by-bit extraction. But the they will still be encrypted and hence useless. Or can they also break the encryption?

Tesla Autopilot crash driver may have been eating a bagel at the time, was lucky not to get schmeared on road

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The general public's perception of AP is that it does all the work between take-off and landing? Then surely the passengers of a plane wouldn't have problems with pilot and co-pilot leaving the cockpit and getting drunk partying with the flight attendants while the AP is doing it's thing....

Oh wait... I guess passengers wouldn't be amused by such behaviour.

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Re: Because most Tesla drivers are not pilots.

Then he would also think that an automobile does exactely what it says: Moving on its own. Bu tthat's not the case, is it.

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Why would he think that autopilot is named wronlgy? It comes from a plane. Planes had autopilots for decades. There are basic stupid autopilots that just maintain course, hight and speed. They don't take any evasive action etc. and they all require the pilot to be attentive. You wouldn't board a plane with autopilot and no pilot.

Tesla driver killed after smashing into truck had just enabled Autopilot – US crash watchdog

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Re: Autopilot and driver's attention

Common usage of the autopilot is in the plane. Ask the passenger if they think the pilot and co-pilot can get pissed and make party with the flight attendants while having auto-pilot enabled.

The passengers won't be amused by that.

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Re: Worst option

Yet, the name Autopilot is perfectly fitting. think of planes. You want the pilot and co-pilot to get drunk, make party with flight attendants while autopilot is engaged? Or do you want pilot and co-pilot to be attentive and see how the autopilot fares?

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Re: "Neither the human driver nor the AI-powered Autopilot were paying any attention."

Tyrion Lannister wouldn't have lost his head over such a triviality :)

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the driver DID NOT SEE IT

No matter what the autopilot should or should not do, no matter waht the truck was doing (e.g. merging, crossing the road, or anything else) there's no suggestion of any foul play on the part of the truck driver and yet - the driver DID NOT EVEN SEE IT --> despite the driver being legally obliged to put his full attention to the road and traffic.

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Autopilot and driver's attention

Autopilot is the correct name for the system. Where do we know that term from? -> from planes.

Just imagine you being a passenger in a plane. Would you want the pilot and co-pilot to leave the cockpit, drink lots of booze and have party with the flight attendants, all the while the "autopilot" does the rest? I'm sure you wouldn't want that.

Also, traffic law still dictate that a driver needs to focus his whole attention on the traffic. So the "Drivers are supposed to keep their hands on the wheel, and remain prepared to take control, at all times when Autopilot is engaged." in the article is misleading. Its your legal duty to keep your hands on the wheel and focus your attention to the traffic and surrounding.

Microsoft yanks the document-destroying Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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Why even touch user folders?

It's a Windows Update. Why do they even need to touch the user folder?

2-bit punks' weak 40-bit crypto didn't help Tesla keyless fobs one bit

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Even if your Tesla get stolen, it has a high probability to be returned to you. I read 113 out of 115 Teslas stolen in the US were returned.

In non-startling news, EFF says STARTTLS email crypto is mostly done wrong

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acme.sh

On my servers I use amce.sh as client for Let's Encrypt. It's a "simple" bash script with no real dependencies except openssl and curl/wget - so pretty much everywhere usable.... syntax is very simple and it also supports dns-01 (if you have a supported dns provider).

The certs issued I use for apache, postfix, dovecot, syncthing and other services. They work really fine.

OnePlus 6: Perfect porridge? One has to make a smartphone that's juuuust right

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Re: Qi Charging

@SamX

I hardly ever use quick charging. At home I have Qi charger, at work I have Qi charger.... when I arrive at work, I put it on my Tylt.. it gets charged the whole day while I'm at work... when I'm back home, I put it on my Tylt... it gets charged all night long.... there's hardly ever a need to use quick charging myself :)

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