The different names for the crime reflect differences in the state statutes that define the crime.

That's not what the courts say:

I'm waiting for a feature that will disable my fingerprint scanner when I've left a specific area, or if my location is a police station. Or Maybe even a bit of wizardry based on the accelerometer to determine if I pulled the phone out of my pocket or if some one else did and disable the fingerprint scanner if that's the case...

However, all the statutes have the common purpose of punishing drunk driving and driving under

The idea isn't new. Not at all!

Wiping a phone would probably get you charged with obstruction of justice, and be used as evidence of guilt in whatever underlying crime is being investigated. You have to either not put sensitive info on the phone in the first place, or hide it so there's no way to tell it has been wiped.

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Centers for Disease Control. “Vital Signs: Alcohol-Impaired Driving Among Adults — United States, 2010.” Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. October 4, 2011


Biometrics are NOT an authentication method!!!

Now many home projects are built around MicroChip products with higher end maker and ham radio using ARM, and the "Maker" market is becoming seen as a new market for micro format SBC products which the likes of the Raspberry Pi has made a name for it's self. Many of these SBCs have way more power than Pentium based PCs of a few years ago without quite a few of the "troublesome" hidden things like Intels managment engine etc that are,causing considerable concern in certain quarters.

I like the symbolism of the middle finger

The internal issue with the clock got fixed as did a number of other things (though other probs got in) in the main because the embedded market was changing. Originaly the Z80 was aimed at the new "peripheral" embeded market where power was not an issue, not the initially non computerized "industrial" controler market (still lader logic in 76). The arival of the 8bit micros kicked of a new embed market place in not just industrial control, but also in remote control where power was an issue. Thus halting the Z80 into a low power standy mode quickly became a critical feature to build share against the 1802 and other CMOS CPUs with lowpower modes. Within a couple of years the Z80 had moved into "office" and 6502 into "home". And as the 80's dawned the Z80 was driving hard into the home market as well. These days the Z80 in the guise of SoC systems is selling almost better in terms of numbers than it did last century, and it has improved in various ways. The 6502 however appeared to slide into the new communications market and until relatively recently could be found hiding in high end modem chips. As for Motorola, they made lots of MCUs as well as CPUs but never appeared to make it big though they will be found in many home and personal products (and yes I'm expecting the "waily waily crivens" comments from East Kilbride ;)

Sweet! Do the following next time you're under "duress"...

Ahhh and therby is the answer, Zilog did not make the first Z80 parts as they did not have their own fab with the required ion system to work correctly at 5volts (though it did not take them long).

Later on, in the police station...

maybe i was just lucky with mine, it was a 5Volt Zilog part, but unfortunately does not exist anymore ... i did BUSREQ / BUSACK, then clock stop ... could also be undocumented alike the DD/FD trick with HL registers