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Obama Proposes High-Speed Rail System For the US

CommandoCody Re:Germany's cities are much closer together. (1385 comments)

While air travel is technically much faster than rail, once you add in the overhead of scheduled flights, delayed flights, arriving 3 hours early at the airport, waiting for your connections, etc. it often seems that driving would be faster.

On the other hand, rail travel could be just as vulnerable to some of these delays.

more than 5 years ago

Review of 'MacHeads' Documentary

CommandoCody "Trekkies" with a different context (277 comments)

More likely, "MacHeads is another cheap 'find a subculture and mock it' film that will pander to Apple haters, and bore or irritate Apple fans. It will broaden the minds of neither, and pass unnoticed by everyone else."

more than 5 years ago

New Photos of SpaceX's Falcon 9 Assembly

CommandoCody Re:The Power of Capitalism (122 comments)

Of course, the 50 years of accumulated NASA research and experience has been completely useless to SpaceX, an organization that has accomplished everything so far by starting from Newtonian first principles.

I mean, think about it. "Delete it entirely and create a new space agency" - so, where shall we get experienced scientists and engineers to man this agency? And, where shall we find contractors to build everything this agency designs? Hey, this is all looking kinda familiar...

more than 5 years ago

Wireless Invention Jams Teen Drivers' Cell Calls

CommandoCody Unsinkable (232 comments)

Good thing no teenager is tech-savvy enough to bypass this. I hear they're working on a porn filter next.

more than 5 years ago

Which OS Performs Best With SSDs?

CommandoCody Re:Nevers run anything in the background? You what (255 comments)

Okay, I'll buy that, but unless power outages (undefended by UPS) are a constant worry, it doesn't seem like it would be a real issue.

It's like not using the radio in your car because you're concerned it might affect the life of your car battery. You're probably not wrong, but it's a rare person who cares.

more than 5 years ago

Which OS Performs Best With SSDs?

CommandoCody Re:Article is bullshit (255 comments)

Funny, Googling "disable spotlight indexing" for Mac OS X turns up plenty of hits. Oh, wait, you can even do it right from the Spotlight Preference Pane. Look at that!

more than 5 years ago

Indiana Bans Driver's License Smiles, For Security

CommandoCody The 2008 Luthor Act (459 comments)

Also on the list of taboos are hats, eyeglasses...

Local reaction: Newspaper reporter Clark Kent was quoted as protesting this in the strongest possible terms, while wealthy socialite Bruce Wayne said he didn't really see this as a problem.

more than 5 years ago

Richard Garriott Quits NCSoft

CommandoCody Centuries ago, Internet time (149 comments)

The "recently troubled" link leads to a blog posting from February 2008. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that Tabula Rasa's still having trouble, but that's an interesting definition of "recent".

about 6 years ago


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