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Posted Dec 7, 2012 3:03 UTC (Fri) by dskoll (subscriber, #1630)
Don't make light of serious stuff. This thread will lose its direction and veer off-course. Worst-case, the computer will crash---your mileage may vary.
Posted Dec 7, 2012 6:17 UTC (Fri) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
Posted Dec 7, 2012 9:09 UTC (Fri) by Im26 (subscriber, #48749)
3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.
Posted Dec 7, 2012 17:06 UTC (Fri) by mattdm (guest, #18)
This is, in fact, the behavior of many older MBTA busses in Boston. Just sayin'.
Posted Dec 7, 2012 18:41 UTC (Fri) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
I actually had this very problem with a Ford rental car. It had "Microsoft Sync" for its infotaiment system and it suddenly started to output very loud white noise over the audio system while I was on a freeway. And it wasn't responding to volume controls.
However, simply stopping the car and turning it off didn't help. I had to go online, find the location of fusebox, and pull the fuse to hard-reset the infotaiment system.
Posted Dec 7, 2012 18:58 UTC (Fri) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
Did you try turning the car off while it wasn't stopped? The GP's instructions stated that you had to "pull over to the side of the road". There's no mention that the car should be at rest. I'm sure it's a common oversight.
Posted Dec 7, 2012 11:13 UTC (Fri) by k3ninho (subscriber, #50375)
...and a Handbreak Committee.
Posted Dec 7, 2012 19:12 UTC (Fri) by gvy (guest, #11981)
Hope that Volodya Rubanov will fix that mess eventually (or the legacy guys like this one will draw conclusions from the "go on by any lies" part of ROSA history), time will tell. In the mean time, I wouldn't trust them any more than e.g. MSFT: the business owner hasn't changed, after all.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 9:05 UTC (Tue) by vrubanov (guest, #88253)
I recommend just to stop doing this and rather spend the time to do some technical work for the benefit of the open source world. Believe it or not, we (ROSA) do such technical work and will do without regard to your posts.
Posted Dec 23, 2012 14:03 UTC (Sun) by gvy (guest, #11981)
It's only slowly cured by real job done but *not* by announcements which are going to continue being accompanied by reminders like this -- even if you choose to misclassify disclosure as trolling.
I know you personally are not evil and hope it will be so in the future. But you chose to go with the wrong people in the first place, I doubt you will be able to fix this bug.
Good luck, and may the next year see more free software and less spam originating from the company you came to lead.
Posted Dec 23, 2012 14:06 UTC (Sun) by gvy (guest, #11981)
Posted Mar 8, 2013 8:25 UTC (Fri) by vrubanov (guest, #88253)
Anyway, your behaviour harms open source. Just see what we [ROSA] do in the technical field. I don't claim everything is ideal but don't you see how much we contribute to the FOSS world? Isn't it what matters instead of your insinuations?
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