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How We'll Get To 54.5 Mpg By 2025

Chruisan Bicycles (717 comments)

Just have the automakers buy a controlling interest in the bicycle manufacturers. Enough to include one bicycle in their numbers. The undefined miles per gallon of gasoline will throw the whole system into disarray. This was tried by including electric cars in the equation, but those figures can still be traced back to a gallon on gasoline, no matter how small the fraction of each burned gallon of gas used to generate electricity would be. Of course this is also ruined if the cyclist is huffing gasoline fumes.

about 2 years ago

Does Higher Health Care Spending Lead To Better Patient Outcomes?

Chruisan Re:Offtopic (504 comments)

Agreed...why is this on slashdot?

more than 2 years ago

Object Lesson in Non-Transparency At

Chruisan Re:Perhaps a less sensitive subject? (111 comments)

I would be interested to see your facts that back this up (spent naval nuclear fuel reprocessed and reused in domestic, commercial nuclear power plants).

more than 2 years ago

Notch Asks For Trial By Combat

Chruisan Custom Avatars... (205 comments)

They should pick custom avatars with Majong as James T. Kirk and Bethusda as the Green Lizard Man...

more than 3 years ago

Reaction To Diablo 3's Always-Online Requirement

Chruisan Re:It seems good (591 comments)

You would not buy an operation system that would not let you use your computer when not online

I don't know much about it, but isn't that the basis of Google's Chrome OS?

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Suggests Heating Homes With "Data Furnaces"

Chruisan Re:Original Pentium (209 comments)

When I was a Facilities Engineer I had a lot of problems with people placing their desktops/laptops with the exhaust facing the zone thermostat. I would get calls that they were freezing cold and alarms that zone temperature was too high because the thermostat was reading the exhaust tempreature.

more than 3 years ago

Can a Playground Be Too Safe?

Chruisan Re:Learning (493 comments)

I would say it has less to do with the daughter's 'perceived fragility' than the fathers knowing what is ( or is not) going on in other boys heads at that age.

more than 3 years ago

Neuromancer Movie Deal Moving Forward

Chruisan Re:Cool (334 comments)

Probably could also try Earth by David Brin and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein. I'm reading Zero History by William Gibson.

more than 3 years ago

NSA Advises Upgrade To Windows 7

Chruisan Re:I don't wear a tinfoil hat, but.. (377 comments)

My in-laws, who are in their late seventies and have never owned or used a computer, learned Vista on a laptop. Probably far worse than giving them a machine with ubuntu loaded on it. I think I would probably have had fewer 'service calls' on an ubuntu machine.

more than 3 years ago

NASA's Orion Moon Craft Unveiled

Chruisan Re:Baby puke green? (179 comments)

Green Zinc of my favorite colors when making model aircraft as a kid.

more than 3 years ago

Happy Pi Day

Chruisan Re:Tacoooo (341 comments)

If it was rhubarb it would be 2*Pi*r...

more than 3 years ago

EADS Bicycle Made of Steel-Strength Nylon

Chruisan Re:Bamboo bicycles are just as strong (95 comments)

Calfee Design has traditionally been known for it's custom carbon fiber frames (I own one), but the founder, Craig Calfee, has done a lot of work teaching citizens of less-priviledged countries how to manufacture bamboo bicycles.

more than 3 years ago

Split Screen Co-op Is Dying

Chruisan Re:Grown Ups. (362 comments)

I agree with this and add the fact that some of us with young children don't really want them to see some of the violence in the games we like to play. I don't really want my young children to go to bed while visions of splicers dance in their heads.

more than 3 years ago

Typewriter Hacked To Play Zork

Chruisan Steampunk... (77 comments)

With a little bit of accessorizing, this would make a cool steampunk gadget.

more than 3 years ago

Huge Shocker — 3D TVs Not Selling

Chruisan Re:Price and glasses, most likely (535 comments)

I don't think they were. I purchased a Samsung ATSC tuner equiped HD CRT when my 14 year old Mitsubishi CRT finally died. Resolution goes up to 1080i (not that that makes a big difference relative to the size of the TV). I think it was one of the last ones in the store still in the box. It's a great TV, with HDMI, Composite, and Standard AV connections. It's still tough to beat the color and B/W contrast from a CRT.

more than 3 years ago

Turning Your Home Wiring Into a Giant Antenna

Chruisan Re:Easier ways (135 comments)

Did you mean "Your Best Friend and Big Sister?"

about 4 years ago

Fun To Be Had With a 10-Foot Satellite Dish?

Chruisan Slide? (386 comments)

When I was a kid, we used our neighbor's dish as a really cool slide. It was propped up against a tree, and we would try to climb up to the top to slide down. I'm sure I ripped up a couple of pairs of corduroys on it. Might not be as fun as an adult now, but still cool.

about 4 years ago

Lost Ends

Chruisan Re:Was Not Impressed at All (955 comments)

Excellent post. Too bad I don't have any mod points. This is what I took away from the finale, and I think I will have to reference it after my wife watches the rest of it.

more than 4 years ago

Cellulosic Biofuel Finally Ready For the Road

Chruisan Re:First (cheap gas?) (355 comments)

In addition, not everyone works during daylight hours. Try working second or third shift and hoofing it or utilizing public transportation. The schedules are reduced, the weather is awful, you'll get mugged, or any number of not so pleasant consequences.

more than 4 years ago


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