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Best current live-action TV show based on comics?

F34nor Re:Don't Watch TV (148 comments)

The dirtiest web site I have ever seen was "we hurt the ones we love" Real Doll repair.

about two weeks ago
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Best current live-action TV show based on comics?

F34nor Re:Don't Watch broadcast TV (148 comments)

Comcast survivor or recovering from Time Warner?

about two weeks ago
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Tesla To Produce 'a Few Million' Electric Cars a Year By 2025

F34nor Re:Not if gas stays under $2/gallon (181 comments)

Burning oil in a high efficiency turbine and sending it over wire is more efficient (50-60%) that putting it in a car (15%).

about two weeks ago
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Tesla To Produce 'a Few Million' Electric Cars a Year By 2025

F34nor Re:More EVs = More Infrastructure = More Sales (181 comments)

The sunk cost fallacy. So what if they spent money on it if it sucks now? You can never recover sunk costs you can only invest current capital in the best market. Move on.

Ironically GM came up with the Tesla style design after the EV1 and wanted it to have modular bodies so you could switch from coupe to van on the same frame/battery/engine platform. Unfortunately they stuck their head up their ass instead,

about two weeks ago
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Tesla To Produce 'a Few Million' Electric Cars a Year By 2025

F34nor Re:More EVs = More Infrastructure = More Sales (181 comments)

I think his point is that the Tesla got the highest score ever by consumer reports. They said it is the best cat they have ever driven bar none. So if you are considering a M5 or a S4 why would you by something the has a higher cost and less performance?

about two weeks ago
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Tesla To Produce 'a Few Million' Electric Cars a Year By 2025

F34nor Re:Tell me it ain't so, Elon! (181 comments)

They resold the good ones of CL for $20.

about two weeks ago
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Tesla About To Start Battery-Swap Pilot Program

F34nor Re:How can it not be realistic? (133 comments)

That will never happen in the US. You know it and I know it. When battery swapping has been discussed before by Detroit the consensus was "go fuck yourselves, you can't tell us what to do." I am paraphrasing. Also 50% for believes that the government is incapable of building the federal highway system, putting men on the moon, or anything without fucking it up. It has to be private in the US due to our self reinforcing bullshit machine. Anyway it doesn't matter because this would work just on pure price cost accounting.

about a month ago
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Tesla About To Start Battery-Swap Pilot Program

F34nor Re: How can it not be realistic? (133 comments)

You are not buying the battery at all. You are renting the battery and buying the stored energy. Same way you rent a 500 gallon propane tank so they can sell you the propane.

about a month ago
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Tesla About To Start Battery-Swap Pilot Program

F34nor How can it not be realistic? (133 comments)

This is the only realistic approach to over coming the issues of charging speed, temperature, and time. You can also then have economy, regular ,and premium grades of batteries based on formulation or size. It also removes any concerns about battery longevity as once premium packs and be moved into economy as they age. This allows the batteries to be pampered when charging as well. Once you know the optimum rate of charge for longevity you now longer have to force feed the battery because of humans needs or time scales, just have a large enough buffer of batteries in the system.

about a month ago
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You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

F34nor Re:soo.... (327 comments)

How int he fuck did this get modded to 0? What possible part of this is wrong? The GAO estimated that space based solar paid for by the tax payers would in crease mean income to something like 130K? As to putting solar panels in places with less cloud cover wtf?

about a month and a half ago
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You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

F34nor Re:obviously they should track the sun (327 comments)

I don't think he would include Hitler he was a totalitarian not fascist.

about a month and a half ago
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You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

F34nor Re:obviously they should track the sun (327 comments)

That was his definition and goal the practical application in Italy is not important to the point, that the GOP is the heir to Mussolini's fascism.

As to left right that has nothing to do with my point. Furthermore it is such a fine point that it would be lost on 99% of the people on the planet. I see what you're talking about but for all intents and purposes when you get that far out of the end of the insanity bell curve you wrap back around to the other side; crazy is crazy.

about a month and a half ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

F34nor Re:Justice (772 comments)

I read the reason Cheney went crazy was he was reading the unfiltered intelligence reports, so any homeless guy who walked in off the street in Kabul and told the Americans he had a nuclear bomb got logged and sent up the chain, Usually it is discounted but Cheney wanted the raw shit.

about a month and a half ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

F34nor Re:Justice (772 comments)

Allen Dulles was their lawyer when they were charged with trading with the enemy. John Foster Dulles ( a man my grandfather described as the most stupid and evil man in America after having the displeasure of working with him ) created the school of thought that created both the neocons, the Iran crisis, and a great deal of the things that Al Qaeda sited as justification to go to war with us.

about a month and a half ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

F34nor Re:Justice (772 comments)

No it should be billed to everyone who gave more than $250 to Bush in the second election. You broke it you bought it. Divide the cost of the war across all the property value of the donors and have a one time property tax.

about a month and a half ago
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You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

F34nor Re:obviously they should track the sun (327 comments)

No that Gerrymandering, racism, and fascism. Mussolini defined fascism as the combination of state and corporation with religious conservatism for indoctrination. That's why they call Obama the Imperial president they attack their own weakness, un encumbered by the realization that the thing they hate the most they are most guilty of themselves.

about 2 months ago

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GE invents piezoelectric bellows for cooling components.

F34nor F34nor writes  |  more than 2 years ago

F34nor (321515) writes "Similar to heat pipes, peltiers, and sterling cycle engines this technology allows for cooling electronics. This device expands and contracts to respirate cool air in and hot air out of a bellows mounted to the electronics. Looks hot!"
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What do you do with spent nuclear fuel?

F34nor F34nor writes  |  more than 2 years ago

F34nor writes "I first learned about ADS in Wired magazine a number of years ago and have been waiting patiently for news ever since. Accelerator-driven system also know as an 'energy amplifier' by Wikipedia is basically a way to speed up the half-life of nuclear waste while generating energy as a byproduct. Now it seems Belgian Nuclear Research Centre has put it to the test and gotten some interesting results. Don't think this means a nuclear golden age in the U.S. even if it works your neighbors will never allow the stuff to be trucked to the machine from your local plant."
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Excel 2007 thinks FFFF = 100000 not 65,535

F34nor F34nor writes  |  more than 7 years ago

F34nor (321515) writes "It seems that Excel 2007 has thrown a rod and can no longer correctly multiply when the answer is the last 16 bit integer. I just tired it out and sure enough "=850*77.1" displays the result 100000. App scout as 850*77.1 nice little article as well as pcmag."
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F34nor F34nor writes  |  more than 7 years ago

F34nor writes "I for one was very impressed when Coleman introduced a Peltier Thermoelectric Device based cooler back in the 90's. I was deeply conflicted if I should make my beer frosty or tear the thing apart to make a CPU cooler. Now Coleman once again is making the jump from "kind of wacky" science project to tasty beverage in a way that makes me think someone at Coleman listens to just the right amount of Art Bell. The guts are made by a company called Global Cooling based out of the Netherlands. Todd Troutman covered it here, unfortunately the Costco link says no love yet and the manual says it pulls 48w not 24w."

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