* Posts by SJA

22 posts • joined 26 Feb 2016

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


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.


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?


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 :)


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.


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


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


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



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


Re: Qi Charging


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 :)


Re: Qi Charging

Another benefit is: I don't have to fiddle with cables anymore and when I come home, I put it on my charger (same for work) and I just know where I have my phone...


Qi Charging

Ever since I had a Nexus with Qi Charging and a nice Tylt Qi charger I haven't considered a phone without Qi capabilities anymore. I do like the OnePlus phones - great hardware for good price - but without Qi it's no option for me.

'Disappearing' data under ZFS on Linux sparks small swift tweak


Some multi-billion dollar corporations.....

Some multi-billion dollar corporations can't even fixed severe security issues that puts millions of users at risk within 90 days....

5 reasons why America's Ctrl-Z on net neutrality rules is a GOOD thing


If we can't trust corporations....

If we can't trust corporations that they only act in our best interests, whom else could we trust?

OnePlus privacy shock: So, the cool Chinese smartphones slurp an alarming amount of data



And I thought the first thing people do is wipe the OPx and put LineageOS on it...

Last week: 'OpenVPN client is secure!'
This week: 'Unpatched bug in OpenVPN server'


OpenVPN AS != OpenVPN

OpenVPN AS is the commercial version of OpenVPN. OpenVPN by default does not have a wui and I tend to think most home users, sme businesses will not use the AS version.

Is Tesla telling us the truth over autopilot spat?


Re: What about Drive Pilot

Well, I was mentioning Drive Pilot because that's what Merc calls it's "Autopilot"...


What about Drive Pilot

Is that a better name?

An ethical Google won't break the internet, leaked EU report finds


Re: They have it the wrong way around....

The newspaper business is the business about selling ads..... "news" is just a by-product.


They have it the wrong way around....

.... Google is in the ads business. They make advertisement. That's a service copyright holders should pay for. However Google is so nice as provide it for free. If a copyright holder doesn't want to use that service, he can just create a little text file calls robots.txt and let Google know that they do not want that free promotion.

So, just walk to a newspaper, ask them to publish an ad for you - full-sized front page - and then demand to be paid for the privilege that they can run your ad. I'm pretty sure you get laughed at.

Instead that Google laughs at the copyright holder, they do what the newspaper would never do - run your ad for free.

Your wget is broken and should DIE, dev tells Microsoft


Misleading title

The title is misleading... it wasn't just any GitHubber that opened that PR. It was the main developer of cURL.

Physicists believe they may have found fifth force of nature


Chuck Norris

When I read the title I thought, that scientists have finally discovered Chuck Norris.

90% of SSL VPNs are ‘hopelessly insecure’, say researchers



After reading that article I wanted to test what it says about our OpenVPN. After all, it uses SSL/TSL after all.

However, it couldn't really conduct any test. It was just aborted silently.

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