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Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost

427_ci_505 Re:Pffft (723 comments)

Tyres are the most important part of a car, since they're the bit that actually interfaces between the mechanism and the medium.

Normal tyres aren't as grippy in the cold since they harden up. This might be fine 99% of the time since you'll be more careful in these temperatures anyways. The last 1% of the time, the grip you get could help avoid an accident.

It's cheap enough as a form of insurance; $100/corner if you don't have a monster of a car. And they last for several years.

about a year ago

Life Could Have Evolved 15 Million Years After the Big Bang, Says Cosmologist

427_ci_505 A Long Time Ago (312 comments)

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away...

1 year,12 days

School Shooting Prompts Legislation To Study Violent Video Games

427_ci_505 Re:Starcraft. (1168 comments)

Of course! Think about it. A swarming, bloodthirsty race spreads from its blazingly hot, otherwise-lifeless homeland across the sector, devouring or perverting everything in its path. After they destroy a civilized human base, do you know what they do with the remnant? They infest it. They implant their essence into the base's very core, and turn it into a breeding factory - for suicide bombers! Poor, twisted versions of what was once human, with no free will, their only actions for the glory of Mohamm - I mean, the Overmind.

Starcraft is obviously an Islamic plot to destroy the US and Western Civilization.

So...Heart of the Shawarma?

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Dangerous Lines of Scientific Inquiry?

427_ci_505 UI Design (456 comments)

Aka figuring out the best text editor, whether it be vim, or notepad.exe.

more than 2 years ago

Expect Mandatory 'Big Brother' Black Boxes In All New Cars From 2015

427_ci_505 Re:Just a recorder... (628 comments)

[quote]If you think they're too slow, perhaps try riding a bicycle or a donkey or even walking to give yourself a bit of perspective and be grateful that you have mechanised transport.[/quote]

The advice is appreciated, but most people will just go as fast as they want.

With that send, most people have enough self interest and dislike of life ending events that the speed they converge on...is quite reasonable for the road and the conditions. Most people I've seen on the road go pretty fast when it's bone dry and nice and slow down in a hurry when it's raining and shitty.

TLDR: People are intelligent enough to not completely fuck themselves over, most of the time.

more than 2 years ago

The Ugly Underbelly of Coder Culture

427_ci_505 Re:Where? (715 comments)

Uh huh. So these women, you claim, are turned off by operating outside their comfort zone, and that makes the programmers the socially awkward ones?

more than 2 years ago

The Future of Hi-Tech Auto Theft

427_ci_505 Re:Wrong demographic (272 comments)

Even non luxury cars come with things like bluetooth nowadays. The attack vectors are present.

more than 2 years ago

The Future of Hi-Tech Auto Theft

427_ci_505 Re:why is the CD player on the same network? (272 comments)

Depends on the car. The Corvette, for example, has three variants on the engine, each variant costing a different amount of money.

more than 2 years ago

USPS Ending Overnight First-Class Letter Service

427_ci_505 Re:What? (713 comments)

Technically there's nothing preventing me from slitting an envelope and reading it, no?

about 3 years ago

Boston Dynamics Unveils AlphaDog Quadruped Robot

427_ci_505 Re:why not a mule (140 comments)

Not with that attitude, anyways.

more than 3 years ago

Chrome Set To Take No. 2 Spot From Firefox

427_ci_505 Re:Sometimes (585 comments)

I read through this link. It looks like the author's main complaint is that a freely available open source fork of chromium isn't changing enough stuff?

And that makes them a scammer?
I'm a bit lost. Maybe I'm misreading something?

more than 3 years ago

Sprint Customers Face 5GB Hotspot Data Cap, As of Oct. 2

427_ci_505 Re:Zero bps. (222 comments)

Android 2.2 onwards has hot spot and usb tethering built in, no?

Seems to work on my device.

more than 2 years ago

Russian Resupply Crash Could Mean Leaving ISS Empty

427_ci_505 Re:Is that bad? (291 comments)

You have to start somewhere.

more than 3 years ago

LHC Data Continues To Disagree With Supersymmetry

427_ci_505 Wait (196 comments)

Has Netcraft confirmed that the model is dead?

more than 3 years ago

Dashboard Avatar To Replace Car Owner's Manuals

427_ci_505 Re:The real question is... (236 comments)

How many miles per gallon does your phone get?

more than 3 years ago


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