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Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles

Admiral_Grinder Re: No device necessary (163 comments)

But keyboard and mouse is the one true way to play shooters.....

2 days ago
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Samsung Buys Kickstarter-Funded Internet of Things Startup For $200MM

Admiral_Grinder Re:I'm interested in this sort of thing for my hou (107 comments)

On the other hand, the house nearby mine was hit recently. They had a dog, the burgler had food it liked. While it is "reality tv" that show about breaking into houses and then fixing the security issues used the same trick for dogs.

about two weeks ago
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Solid State Drives Break the 50 Cents Per GiB Barrier, OCZ ARC 100 Launched

Admiral_Grinder Re:Yay! I can lose my data cheaply now! (183 comments)

I hear your song, but I heard it before by the HDD cover band before the SSD members were even born. All hardware is prone to not coming back up after the power was cut (or turned off in the case of a laptop I have), SSD is not special in this. It appears you have heard it, but if not, tune in to the greatest hits channel and you will hear the number 1 song for the past 30 years: "Always have working up to date backups". I'm glad your backups work.

about two weeks ago
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Radar Changing the Face of Cycling

Admiral_Grinder Re:Useless (235 comments)

Most the noise you hear from cars on the road is the sound of the tires on the road. How is that on your car? I ones that always manage to sneak up on me is the city busses. Probably be cause they have the low rolling resistance street only tires and lots of body structure in front of them.

about 2 months ago
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Half of Germany's Power Supplied By Solar, Briefly

Admiral_Grinder Re:Thanks for pointing out the "briefly" part. (461 comments)

I probably is a typo though given the proximity of "," and "." on the keyboard. It is rare for that notation to appear. Normally if the number is going to be abbreviated though it is 61.6k acres.

I'll give him bonus points if 61.6 acres is how much parking lot space required for number of cars needed.

about 2 months ago
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Computing a Cure For HIV

Admiral_Grinder Re:Bitcoin mining? (89 comments)

So do you have a control group to present to us that didn't buy into the HIV bullshit?

One of the earliest public cases of HIV was a elementary school kid in Indiana that got it through a blood transfusion. That helped push for higher standards in blood donations. It also pushed for higher standards in dealing with spilled bodily fluids. Before all this though the general public thought was only a STD that the gay community passed around.

Remember that real bullshit is pretty green grass before being consumed. Without the widespread focus on preventing these diseases it may have been twice as a bad as predicted. It only looks like bullshit today because of the hidden effort to reduce the damage doesn't get presented to (or ignored by) the public which only remembers the hysteria. Same goes for Y2K bug, global warming, and general pollution

about 2 months ago
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How Open Government Data Saved New Yorkers Thousands On Parking Tickets

Admiral_Grinder Re:Still wrong title (286 comments)

But the law called for a 15 ft distance from the hydrant. Bike lanes are usually not 15 ft across. A car is only 7 ft wide at most in most cases.

about 3 months ago
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How Open Government Data Saved New Yorkers Thousands On Parking Tickets

Admiral_Grinder Re:The real fix should be (286 comments)

That don't work either, you will have some guy park his bike there blocking the hydrant with both the fork lock and wheel locks.

about 3 months ago
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How Open Government Data Saved New Yorkers Thousands On Parking Tickets

Admiral_Grinder Re:The real fix should be (286 comments)

Sounds great, but you forget that the average driver should have been held back in kindergarten for not staying in the lines.

No really, there are other photos in that post that show proper markings for hydrants and a car that has the trunk hanging over the no parking section while the tires are in the legal box.

Watch where other people stop for red lights. Chances are, their own butt is sitting over the line telling them where to stop at with the nose in the crosswalk.

about 3 months ago
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Million Jars of Peanut Butter Dumped In New Mexico Landfill

Admiral_Grinder Re:New Mexico landfill, eh? (440 comments)

Nope, wrong landfill. However, this would have been useful as a tumbleweed sticky trap they needed 2 months ago.

about 4 months ago
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Tesla's Fight With Car Dealers Could Help Decide the Next Presidential Election

Admiral_Grinder Re:Gary Johnson! (282 comments)

From his droppings on Twitter, I would put him on the pro Tesla side. But he has a twitter and G+. He is a busy man, but I'm sure you can get a response.

about 5 months ago
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How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370

Admiral_Grinder Re:How can they be certain no one survived? (491 comments)

Would't there be a beacon of some sort from the plane or the escape equipment? A controlled landing in the ocean could possibly reduce the amount of debris, but the plane will sink at some point. Either way you are going to have a debris field of some size be it plane parts or people with life vests.

about 5 months ago
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Goodyear's New State-of-the-Art Airship Makes Its First Flight

Admiral_Grinder Re:Enjoy it while it floats (66 comments)

Oddly enough, we have one from when my daughter was born 2 years ago that hasn't lost any at all. Now, this is attached to a stick and hangs out in a vase so it may not have helium in it.

about 5 months ago
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Is Traffic Congestion Growing Three Times As Fast As Economy?

Admiral_Grinder Re:Obama (187 comments)

You win the removal of the Clover leaf (if the work is done right). One of the worst concepts to infest the highway system in this country. The only reason they are present is because 1: its cheap and 2: it was designed when 5 cars on the freeway was a high usage day. Many hours a day are spent with people trying to do the weave and then the slow speeds to go around it. Lets not forget the accidents that happen and clog the thing up in all directions.

about 6 months ago
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Invention Makes Citibikes Electric

Admiral_Grinder Re:Doesn't fix the problem (166 comments)

The problem with 2 wheeled transportation alternatives is the clothing

There, fixed.

"There is no such thing as inappropriate weather, only inappropriate clothing". Really, the weather is not offten the most limiting factor. It is the gear selection.

Bikes are unusable on ice or snow.covered roads

Skinny tires sink through the snow. Knobbies grip on top of the snow. Studded tires work great on ice, and have knobs for snow. Studded are the most expensive at $50 a tire, but only needed in winter and last for years.

You'd freeze when theres a wind chill of 20 below 0

Clothes, wear them please. Yes 20 below is a really cold windchill. It does stop me, but that is because I don't have wind blocking gear. You can find plenty of blogs of bike commuters that do it daily though.

You'd get soaked in the rain

What, you don't take a shower? Once again, there is gear to address that. I'm a lucky person with showers at work, but I don't cycle in my work cloths. Even for short errands, I may drop a clean shirt in my bag for a quick change when I get to where I'm going.

Too hot in the summer

Meh, I'll give you that, but that depends on your conditioning. Heat indexes over 105F can be dangerous but that only happens for at most 1 week a year for myself. So I take the motorcycle, which isn't far from being a electric bike.

about 6 months ago
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Invention Makes Citibikes Electric

Admiral_Grinder Re:Electric Bikes are Illegal in NYC. Kickstopped. (166 comments)

Are you sure about this? Sometimes laws are written such that the exception is made in a different section. I check the section that refers to bicycles as well to see if it is there.

about 6 months ago
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Portal 2 Beta Released For Linux

Admiral_Grinder Re:It was not already? (99 comments)

Serious Sam 3 debut with Linux support.

about 6 months ago
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Ohio Attempting To Stop Tesla From Selling Cars, Again

Admiral_Grinder Re:Buying online gets around all of that (387 comments)

Please tell me that you attached them all to the same email. That would have been great watching them stumble over themselves.

about 7 months ago
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Ohio Attempting To Stop Tesla From Selling Cars, Again

Admiral_Grinder Re:Dealers are (mostly) rip off artists (387 comments)

Agreed, car sales people are the worst which is why I'm going no haggle in the future (if possible). The last car I bought was new, but I went to a no haggle shop which was a great experience. I was extended test driving a car from a bigger guy that gave me the run around "take it or leave it" price when all I wanted to know what the employee price was (since my father in law is a GM retire) when I went to to the no haggle place. I asked the sales person why the cars where as cheap and she gave me the 3 discounts why right off the bat. I told her what I was looking for and in 15 minutes she located the exact car we wanted 300 miles away, and they arranged a trade. The perks where great too, tires for life vs "personal assistant" (riiiiiight). The other place called me and asked what I thought about the test drive, then they parked a car with some of the features and wrong color at the door I would use to try to get me to buy it. I handed them the keys and told them no thanks, wrong color.

It was a sad day when that bigger guy bought out our dealership....service prices doubled and no more tires perk.

about 7 months ago

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