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http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/a...SS01/612300331

Its not gonna run the car, it will run the computers in the car for checking emails, etc. One thing though.

WHY CHECK EMAIL IN THE CAR? WE HAVE CRASHES FROM CELL PHONES ALREADY!

Its also on slashdot.
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Idiotic. I saw a bumper sticker the other day that said "I'M ON MY CELL PHONE SO BACK OFF" I laughed at this, it's basically saying I cant drive with any sense so excuse me while I swerve into your lane, I'm on my cell phone. I hate sunday drivers and cell phoners..

PS, UH oh, 666 posts... EEK!
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Hurry POST ONE MORE!!

And I don't think email in the car is good for the DRIVER... but is pretty good idea if the passengers can read/check their e-mail... I don't get much so no use to me.
    
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If its going to run the car, someone is going to make crazy viruses...

Wait, did Microsoft buy Ford? I've been hearing Ford was selling out...
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Anyone remember the Firestone recall... I can see it now:

Ford Vehicles Recalled, Windows OS Flips Vehicles.
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Anyone remember the Firestone recall... I can see it now:

Ford Vehicles Recalled, Windows OS Flips Vehicles.
lol

New Windows OS that is now on Ford cars goes on strike. The OS believe that they will be the next target of virii/hackers. They have already had one cousin explode due to the extreme heat inside the car.

Just thought of this, is the comp inside the car? If so, then what will become of it if it is in 100+ degree weather outside...

Fried ftw!
    
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Well, there is an open source car..But its open source in that the way its made is open source. Its called OSCar. Geddit?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OScar_%..._source_car%29
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Heh. I wonder if Ford will leapfrog to the top of the "Freak Car Accidents" list. And as soon as Ford installs a webcam, hackers will use it to steer the car!
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Oyea, I was talking to my cousin just now about how there will be so many hackers and homebrew for this. I wonder how microsft will get through things like that.
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post #10 of 27
or better yet they will write a virus that drives your car to a chop shop while your sleeping
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