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North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

Frosty Piss Re:of course it wasn't NK (231 comments)

The Americans are not exactly known of their honesty either. Both are equally liable to be lying.

Apperently we Americans are better at it, as *everything* coming out of North Korea lands as bombastic humor.

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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

Frosty Piss Re:You seem to think .NET is a language (372 comments)

.NET is a runtime environment, not a language. You won't get worthwhile answers because your questions are broken.

The .NET "ecosystem" includes many components, including C#, which is a language.

The question is fine, but your response is pedantic.

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Ask Slashdot: Is an Open Source .NET Up To the Job?

Frosty Piss Re:Why bother? (372 comments)

If you're already using something that works (and who isn't), what's the motivation to change?

As much as the Slashdot Hardcore might hate it, .NET has a huge presence in "enterprise" software and IT. It behooves one to know something about it, it's a popular too that might get you a job... On the other hand, there are many still on the Java boat.

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Study: Red Light Cameras Don't Improve Safety

Frosty Piss Re:Study financed by (238 comments)

the institute of No Shiat Sherlock./quote?This is Slashdot, you can say "shit".

And if you are saying "shiat" necause you don't like profanity, your brain was still saying "shit" so you've still commited that sin...

yesterday
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North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

Frosty Piss Re:of course it wasn't NK (231 comments)

Really, it's Regal Cinemas that's spineless. Sony didn't have much choice once so many theaters pulled out

Sony has a lot of pull with theatre chains, who need Sony to push the "blockbusters" their direction first. If Sony had wanted this film in theatres, it would have been in theatres.

2 days ago
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North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

Frosty Piss Re:False Falg? (231 comments)

For example, why was the CIA meeting with Sony just a month prior to this happening? [link to Radaronline.com]

Ah, yes, Radaronline. An excellent journalistic news site right up there with the Washington Post and the New York Times, especially if you are interested in the latest buzz about Kim Kardashian's ass, and what Justin Bieber is up to. It's my "go-to" site for factual news about international politics!

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North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

Frosty Piss Re:of course it wasn't NK (231 comments)

They should have confessed because then they'd be off the hook.

It doesn't matter what they say, the evidence will speak for itself. The North Koreans are well known for outrageous bellicose pontification.

And now Sony is know for having no spine.

2 days ago
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North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

Frosty Piss Re:False Falg? (231 comments)

Also how could you or I know whether there have been other demands or not?

The North Koreans have publically made demands with respect to this movie both before and after the hack. It's been in the news for awhile.

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North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

Frosty Piss Re:of course it wasn't NK (231 comments)

I don't know why so much of Slashdot seems to be taking the obvious "it was NK omg" story at face value, even after NK explicitly denied it.

Ah yes, because the North Koreans have a history of being so honest and forthright?

2 days ago
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North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

Frosty Piss Re:False Falg? (231 comments)

The more this unravels the more I smell false flag.

Who had something to gain? Has there been an extortion of cash, a request for payments? No, simply a specific demand to shit-can a specific movie that a specific party has already made bellicose threats over.

Nobody else but the North Koreans have anything at all to gain, except maybe Seth Rogen, now that everyone wants to see his shitty movie that otherwise would have faded away within two weeks of the premier.

But again, who has already made threats over this film?

The more this unravels the more the conspiracy nuts will come out of the woodwork.

I predict that as the "security researchers" work their way through the evidence, the North Koreans will indeed be revealed to be the culprits who have effectively unleashed this unfunny worthless film on the public.

2 days ago
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North Korea Denies Responsibility for Sony Attack, Warns Against Retaliation

Frosty Piss Re:Incompetence vs Conspiracy (231 comments)

Do not attribute to a conspiracy that which can be adequately explained by incompetence -- especially if you won't show your evidence of said conspiracy. The company that thought a Root Kit was a good idea does seems to be lacking something in the competence department.

Which only means that it is possible that they made it easy for the North Koreans.

Of course the North Koreans deny it, why wouldn't they?

In the weeks to come, the evidence will come to light, but the smoking gun is already coming from that direction.

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Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony

Frosty Piss Re:Supreme Leader (167 comments)

Why would North Korea reveal its capabilities and tactics in such dramatic fashion to achieve nothing of any value.

Because they are obsessed with the "respect" to their Dear Leader. It is a cult obcession with these people, don't try to read logic into it. Think "Scientologists".

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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

Frosty Piss Re:I wonder if... (425 comments)

Obama may have just improved the voter turnout of straight Republic ticket voting Cuban exiles by a good chunk.

The Miami Cubans are dead agaist this, but most Cuban Americans are very much for "normalization". This can only help Obama (and Hillery) ...

2 days ago
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Investigation: Apple Failing To Protect Chinese Factory Workers

Frosty Piss Re:Other Chinese Companies are Worse (193 comments)

Apple didn't promise to make those industries behave.

And, your precious Android phone as well as most of your other electronics come from places the same or even much worse.

This is a serious subject, but the "story" such that it is, is clearly just anti-Apple fan-boi blather, and thus virtually meaningless.

3 days ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

Frosty Piss Re:I wonder if... (425 comments)

ummm, Russia (or Soviet Russia) don't have the resources to place missiles in Cuba like they used to have.

Sure... Of course not ... Ukraine *cough, choke" Iran *cough, choke" many other shit-holes. Russia can place missle wherever politics allow.

3 days ago
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Top Five Theaters Won't Show "The Interview" Sony Cancels Release

Frosty Piss Outstanding! (580 comments)

This is actually the best marketing this stupid loser of a movie could ever get, since without this too-doo, it would have opened and closed within two weeks.

4 days ago
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In Breakthrough, US and Cuba To Resume Diplomatic Relations

Frosty Piss Re:I wonder if... (425 comments)

Cuban exiles are a big voting block in a big battleground state, , but obviously somebody decided to risk kicking this hornets' nest ...

The Cuban Exiles have never voted Democrat / Liberal, and have always been rabid right-wingers politically. I lived in Miami for a few years and learned that although certainly not a majority on the area, they are very vocal locally.

These people would never vote Democrat anyway, so they are not Obama's audience.

4 days ago
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A Domain Registrar Is Starting a Fiber ISP To Compete With Comcast

Frosty Piss Yeah, sure, any day now... (65 comments)

Comcast is a behemoth that Google can barely take on. Tucows will not succeed in doing much, but over time, the efforts of Google and others like Tucows might compel Comcast to yup their game. At least in my dream. Certainly Verizon and their fios didn't have the balls...

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Should a Liberal Arts Major Get Into STEM?

Frosty Piss Hmmmmm. Interesting decision history... (279 comments)

I graduated with a degree in the liberal arts (English) in 2010 after having transferred from a Microbiology program (not for lack of ability ) ...

Wow. Just wow.

Well, *in my opinion* unless you go back for another degree (and even then), you will need at least something to show some level of skill.

Perhaps work on an Open Source project?

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Virtual Reality Experiment Wants To Put White People In Black Bodies

Frosty Piss Re:Only for white people ? (447 comments)

Seems rather biased to think that only white people can have racial biases.

Time for you to report to the reeducation camp.

5 days ago

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Get me off your f**king mailing list

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about a month ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "'Get Me Off Your F**king Mailing List' is an actual science paper accepted by the journal International Journal of Advanced Computer Technology. As reported at Vox and other web sites, the journal, despite its distinguished name, is a predatory open-access journal. These sorts of low-quality journals spam thousands of scientists, offering to publish their work for a fee. In 2005, computer scientists David Mazières and Eddie Kohler created this highly profane ten-page paper as a joke, to send in replying to unwanted conference invitations. It literally just contains that seven-word phrase over and over, along with a nice flow chart and scatter-plot graph. More recently, computer scientist Peter Vamplew sent it to the IJACT in response to spam from the journal, and the paper was automatically accepted with an anonymous reviewer rating it as 'excellent', and requested a fee of $150. Over the years, the number of these predatory journals has exploded. Jeffrey Beall, a librarian at the University of Colorado, keeps an up-to-date list of them to help researchers avoid being taken in; it currently has 550 publishers and journals on it."
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Experimental hypersonic missile explods four seconds after takeoff

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 4 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "For reasons yet to be determined, a missile carrying the Pentagon's Advanced Hypersonic Weapon exploded four seconds after it took off from the Kodiak Launch Complex. Ground controllers blew it up remotely. Much of the launch pad and nearby facilities were damaged. This launch is the second test flight for the program, the first, in November 2011, successfully launched the hypersonic 'glide vehicle' about 2,500 miles from Hawaii to a test site in the Marshall Islands. The glider and rocket system were developed by Sandia National Laboratories, which is overseen by the Energy Department and managed by Lockheed Martin."
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Deputy who fatally struck cyclist while answering email will face no charges

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 4 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "The LA County District Attorney’s Office declined to press charges against a sheriff’s deputy who was apparently distracted by his mobile digital computer when he fatally struck cyclist and former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. in Calabasas last December. The deputy was responding to routine work email when he drifted into the bike lane and struck and killed Mr. Olin. As with a lot of Law Enforcement behavior, let's see a "regular" citizen get away with that."
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Amazon stirs up culture clash over France's bookstores

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 4 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Amazon’s rise has provoked fear and suspicion from the French government that its tactics may be undermining a treasured part of French culture, its bookstores. The French government recently passed legislation with the goal than to thwart what Culture Minister Aurélie Filippetti called Amazon's dumping of low-cost books in France, in order to protect independent bookstores. It prohibits online retailers from discounting books or offering free shipping. Amazon's expansion in Europe has run into roadblocks, as everything from legal constraints in France to union battles in Germany to public shaming over tax avoidance in the United Kingdom threaten to slow its growth. The battle in Europe is as much cultural as it is financial. Read more from the Seattle Times."
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Monkey "selfies" spark copyright dispute with Wikipedia

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 4 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "A series of self-portraits taken by Indonesian monkeys has sparked a copyright dispute between Wikipedia and a British wildlife photographer, says Wikipedia is using his copyrighted images without permission. Photographer David Slater complained that Wikipedia rejected his requests for the images to be removed from the website. Although the monkeys pressed the button, Slater set up the self-portraits by framing them and setting the camera on a tripod. The Wikimedia Foundation claims that no one owns the copyright to the images, because under U.S. law, 'copyright cannot vest in non-human authors', the monkeys in this case."
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NFL to use RFID chips on players

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 5 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "The NFL announced this week that it will be using RFID tracking chips on players during select games in the 2014 season to generate precise positioning data on each player on every play. The data is instantly analyzed by the NFL’s MotionWorks graphics system, which then generates statistics for every play. The data can also be instantly incorporated into the visual elements of the TV broadcast within the broadcast’s standard two-second delay."
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Artist Develops Program to Block Glassholes

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 6 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Berlin artist Julian Oliver has written a simple program called Glasshole.sh that detects any Glass device attempting to connect to a Wi-Fi network based on a unique character string that he says he’s found in the MAC addresses of Google’s augmented reality headsets. Installed on a Raspberry Pi or Beaglebone mini-computer and pluged into a USB network antenna, this system can detect Glass and use the program Aircrack-NG to impersonate the network and send a “deauthorization” command, cutting the headset’s Wi-Fi connection."
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CIA rendition jet was waiting in Europe to kidnap Snowden

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 6 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "As Edward Snowden made his dramatic escape to Russia a year ago, a secret US government jet previously employed in CIA 'rendition' flights on which terror suspects disappeared into 'black' imprisonment flew into Europe in a bid to spirit him back to the United States. On the evening of 24 June 2013, an unmarked Gulfstream V business jet took off from a quiet commercial airport 30 miles from a Washington DC. regional airport discreetly offers its clients 'the personal accommodations and amenities you can't find at commercial airports'. On its best-known mission, the jet flew a U.S. marshals into the UK on to collect radical cleric Abu Hamza after the United States won an extradition order against him. Only Vladimir Putin's intransigence saved Snowden from a similar travel package. The jet's activities can be followed on many flight tracking websites such as FlightAware"
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Russia plans to leave International Space Station by 2020

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 7 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Russia said it does not plan to use the International Space Station beyond 2020, casting a shadow on U.S. plans to continue cooperation with the country and extend the life of the orbiting laboratory until at least 2024. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told reporters Tuesday that Russia is looking to redirect its attention to other projects after 2020. Ever since NASA retired its aging shuttle fleet in 2011, the only way for astronauts to reach the space station is aboard a Russian Soyuz craft, though NASA has awarded cargo resupply contracts to the California-based SpaceX and the Virginia-based Orbital Sciences Corporation."
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Major Study Finds The United States Is An Oligarchy

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 8 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "A new study from Princeton and Northwestern universities has concluded that the U.S. government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country's citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful. According to Business Insider, the peer-reviewed study, researchers concluded that U.S. government policies rarely align with the preferences of the majority of Americans, but do favour special interests and lobbying organizations. The theory of 'biased pluralism' that the Princeton and Northwestern researchers believe the U.S. system fits holds that policy outcomes 'tend to tilt towards the wishes of corporations and business and professional associations.'"
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Snowden's purloined documents are now available online

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 8 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "The ACLU and others have long suspected that the National Security Agency has gone far beyond its mandate of gathering information for counter-terrorism and foreign intelligence purposes. Many Those suspicions were confirmed when, on June 5, 2013, The Guardian released the first in a series of documents provided by Edward Snowden detailing the NSA's unlawful spying activities. All of the documents released since that day, both by the media and the government, are housed in a database maintained by the ACLU and accessible by the public on-line."
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Pentagon bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about 8 months ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Since the 2008 economic crash, security agencies have increased domestic spying on behalf of corporate interests. This activity is linked to the last decade of US defence planning, which has been increasingly concerned by the risk of civil unrest at home triggered by catastrophic events linked to climate change, energy shocks or economic crisis. Just last month, unilateral changes to US military laws formally granted the Pentagon extraordinary powers to intervene in a domestic emergency or civil disturbance — 'Federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances.' The public is being increasingly viewed by the Pentagon as potential enemies that must be policed by the state."
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Alan Turing May Not Have Committed Suicied

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about a year ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Alan Turing may not have committed suicide, as is widely believed. Turing expert Prof Jack Copeland has questioned the evidence that was presented at the 1954 inquest, believing that the evidence would not today be accepted as sufficient to establish a suicide verdict. In 1952, after he had reported a petty burglary, Turing found himself being investigated for "acts of gross indecency" after he revealed he had had a male lover in his house. Prof Copeland argues that on the contrary, Turing's career was at an intellectual high, and that he had borne his treatment "with good humour". Prof Copeland suggests that Turing's death was an accident."
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Ex-Napster COO Fatally Struck by Sheriff's Patrol Car While Biking

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  1 year,12 days

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Milton Everett Olin Jr. of Woodland Hills, was struck and killed by a sheriff's patrol car just after 1 p.m. Sunday while riding a bike in the bike lane of Mulholland Highway in Calabasas, he was 65. In addition to serving as a top executive for the file-sharing website Napster Inc., Olin was a prominent entertainment attorney for Altschul & Olin LLP, which he co-founded, and had been practicing law since 1975, according to court documents and the State Bar of California."
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Only Nuclear Power Can Save Humanity Say Global Warming High Priests

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  1 year,14 days

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Four of the best-known scientists espousing the belief that human generated carbon emissions are an immediate and deadly threat have issued a statement begging their fellow scientists to support nuclear power. James Hansen, Ken Caldeira, Kerry Emanuel and Tom Wigley co-signed an open letter over the weekend in which they address "those influencing environmental policy, but opposed to nuclear power". The four scientists write that "continued opposition to nuclear power threatens humanity's ability to avoid dangerous climate change ... there is no credible path to climate stabilization that does not include a substantial role for nuclear power". A frustrated Hansen described this standard hard-green ideology as "a religion of sorts" to CNN over the weekend, acknowledging that he and his fellow pro-nuclear environmentalists have a hard road ahead of them."
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Patent Troll Intellectual Ventures Goes After The Deep Pockets

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  1 year,14 days

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "After numerous high-profile lawsuits against tech companies, a Washington State based patent troll Intellectual Ventures is now setting its sights on the financial industry. However, the company has run into some interesting legal arguments as of late. On top of more traditional arguments, two targets of the shakedown operation, Symantec and Trend Micro, are asking a federal judge to bar Intellectual Ventures from seeking massive licensing fees on the grounds that a patent acquired for a fraction of what the company is seeking couldn't possibly be worth so much. Intellectual Ventures bought the patents in question about 7 years ago for a mere $750,000. It is seeking a combined $310 million from the two targets."
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Man buys $100,000 Tesla with Bitcoins

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  1 year,14 days

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "A Florida man bought a Tesla Model S from a Lamborghini dealership with BitCoin. It was the first time the dealer had accepted Bitcoin. The buyer, who wishes to remain anonymous, bought the top-of-the-line Tesla (TSLA) for $103,000, which was equivalent to 91.4 Bitcoins on Tuesday, the day of the sale, said Cedric Davy, marketing director at the dealership. After checking into any legal issues and other research, the dealership worked with Bitcoin payment processor BitPay to handle the transaction. Timing was on the buyer's side. The digital currency, known for its wide price swings, dropped sharply in value on Friday, just days after the purchase. But the dealer didn't need to worry about the risks associated with the volatile currency. BitPay locked in Tuesday's Bitcoin price for both the buyer and the dealership, Davy said. "We're not in the business of speculating so at the end of the day we want to sell the car as priced," he said."
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Only Nuclear can Save Humanity, say Global Warming high priests

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about a year ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Four of the best-known scientists espousing the belief that human generated carbon emissions are an immediate and deadly threat have issued a statement begging their fellow scientists to support nuclear power. James Hansen, Ken Caldeira, Kerry Emanuel and Tom Wigley co-signed an open letter over the weekend in which they address "those influencing environmental policy, but opposed to nuclear power". The four scientists write that "continued opposition to nuclear power threatens humanity's ability to avoid dangerous climate change ... there is no credible path to climate stabilization that does not include a substantial role for nuclear power". A frustrated Hansen described this standard hard-green ideology as "a religion of sorts" to CNN over the weekend, acknowledging that he and his fellow pro-nuclear environmentalists have a hard road ahead of them."
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Fuel cells are 'so bullshit'

Frosty Piss Frosty Piss writes  |  about a year ago

Frosty Piss (770223) writes "Elon Musk is unafraid to speak his mind. Whether he's talking about other players in the electric vehicle space or sub-par reporting from The New York Times, this is a man with few filters. Musk ays that fuel cells are not part of the solution that electric vehicles offer for giving up the hydrocarbon addiction. After commenting that the only reason some automakers are pursuing hydrogen technology is for marketing purposes, that lithium batteries are superior mass and volume-wise for a given range, and that fuel cells are too expensive, Musk capped it all off with the safety issue. "Oh god, a fuel cell is so bullshit", Musk said. "Hydrogen is quite a dangerous gas. you know, it's suitable for the upper stage of rockets, but not for cars," he said."
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