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    cars that dont crash


    According to this article B.G. is teaming up with Ford to make a car that won't let itself crash.

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/200...oft_automotive

    Gives a whole new meaning to BSOD.
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    It will be a very cold day before I climb into a car completely controlled by microsoft!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tp671
    It will be a very cold day before I climb into a car completely controlled by microsoft!!
    Yeah I'm sure it wouldn't be hard for somebody to introduce a virus that would make the car crash automatically seing how Microsoft is the maker of the technology.

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    Software that will help cars fix themselves and prevent them from crashing? Who's going to develop it? Microsoft?

    I suppose it would have to have a sat link to allow it to load the daily security patches....

    Please download and install this critical upgrade which will prevent reported unintended acceleration and concurrent brake system failure caused by buffer overflow. While this patch is applied, we will check the status of your federally mandated emission equipment for you as well as collecting information on your recent driving bahavior, in order to help us serve you better. Have a Wonderful Day!

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    cars crash them selves not do to the car but to the idiot behind the wheel! and secondly imagine the GD EULA you would have to sign at time of purchase. how many people will hack it and shut cars down from the internet. and thirdly how long before people put linux on them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlosponti
    how long before people put linux on them.
    as soon as gentoo makes a port
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    Quote Originally Posted by tp671
    It will be a very cold day before I climb into a car completely controlled by microsoft!!
    what cars controlled by microsoft that don't crash?
    What an Oxymoron
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    they should sort their O/S's out first methinks......
    You know, aliens are going to come to earth in 50 years and kill the hell out of us for DDoSing their networks with this SETI crap
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    Quote Originally Posted by tp671
    It will be a very cold day before I climb into a car completely controlled by microsoft!!
    You'd climb into a car controlled by M$?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharkyro
    Quote Originally Posted by tp671
    It will be a very cold day before I climb into a car completely controlled by microsoft!!
    You'd climb into a car controlled by M$?
    Yeah, right after a format c:
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