Re: Problem exists between steering wheel and ...
Sorry, didn't realise I had to be any more plausible than the venerable Dabbs.
14 posts • joined 9 Aug 2017
Stay calm, citizen! Once the government-mandated backdoors have been installed, these tools will no longer be needed. And there is, of course, absolutely no chance that a target will be able to discover how the backdoors work when they are used against them.
True. TPTB want you to forget that the time period in which it's been possible for them to monitor your private communications is incredibly short in historic terms; an abberation due in large part to the primitive nature and "wild west" development of telecommunications from the telegraph down (a century or so). Mass surveillance even shorter (a decade or two). It's not and should not be the norm.
Considering the actual risk from terrorists, vs. all the other crimes that are committed, you know the proponent is being disingenious when they use the "need this law/power/technology to stop terrorists" argument. At least use a real problem like domestic violence or something.
This is getting way off-topic, but since you keep referring to Vicroads, here it is, straight from the horse's mouth (https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/driver-safety/mobile-phones-and-driving):
"Fully licensed car drivers"
"Using a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, *except* to make or receive a phone call, to use its audio/music functions or *perform a navigational (GPS)* or intelligent highway vehicle system (in vehicle warning system) function:
* is *secured in a commercially designed holder* fixed to the vehicle, or
* can be operated by the driver without touching any part of the phone, and the phone is not resting on any part of the driver's body." (Emphasis added).
This is all consistent with ARR I quoted (it's rule 300), and the subject of your first post. The Uber app is not GPS related, and is banned.
There are plenty of GPS units with no other function. I have a friend on her P's who's using one no problems. She resented having to buy a separate device, though, when her smartphone would work fine. This rule seems arbitary, but there is always the enforceability criteria; if a road-side cop pulls you over, it's hard to prove what you were using your device for, so a GPS only device rule is the way to be sure for P-platers.
So much inaccuracy here. It is not illegal to touch a smartphone if it's held securely in a proper holder (by proper, I mean not some homemade bodge). Fully licenced drivers can use mounted smartphones as "navigation aids" e.g. GPS, while driving, including touching it. Probabationary drivers (i.e. for the first 3 years of independent driving), cannot use a smartphone at all, (mounted or in hand), including as a GPS. But they can use dedicated GPS units.
"For those of you reading this after a boozy night on the town be warned – putting your goldfish in the freezer and then sucking it isn't going to get you more drunk, so don’t try it."
But it won't remember, if you do try?
Oh that's right, I forgot goldfish do have more than a 3 second memory. I have the memory of a goldfish. What was the question? Where's my coat?
I'd argue you're not missing much, but it sounds like a software issue. Colour me extremely surprised that your screen reader doesn't substitute the unicode symbol name followed or preceeded by "emoji", such as for U+1F573, "Hole Emoji". Then again, not sure how other punctuation is handled.
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