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Ben Harris Shows off the Electric Vehicle Challenge Simulator (Video)

GlennC Re:Converts gas cars to electric? (37 comments)

From looking at the pictures on the site, one of the cars appears to be an early 1990 vintage Ford Mustang, and another older small pickup is shown. Therefore, I'd say if your "rust bucket on wheels" isn't too large, it may work.

There's another company near me that is working on making electric and hybrid delivery trucks. They also convert Mercedes ML series SUV's to electric, and have a program to retrofit diesel trucks and vans.

http://ampelectricvehicles.com/
http://ampelectricvehicles.com/repower-program

about three weeks ago
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In this year's US mid-term elections ...

GlennC Re:Not Eligible -- Yes, I am a US Citizen (551 comments)

From the post:

A hotel is not a residence according to the state I work in; as such, I am not a resident of the state I am in.

Therefore, the OP cannot get the legally required ID in order to vote.

Also, the OP cannot register to vote, therefore the OP CANNOT VOTE.

From the standpoint of wanting to vote, how is this different from living on the street or a homeless shelter?

about a month and a half ago
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How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

GlennC I don't know about millions of people (415 comments)

I, for one, am not interested in having to ensure my watch is plugged in nightly. I may not be Apple's target demographic, though.

about 1 month ago
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Technology Heats Up the Adultery Arms Race

GlennC In my case (304 comments)

If my wife were to have sex with someone else behind my back, I'd be disappointed.

She knows I like to at least watch!

about 2 months ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

GlennC PETA (367 comments)

The headline could have stopped after the first four words.

about 2 months ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

GlennC Re:I call BS on this one.... (575 comments)

What is the difference between Democrat and Republican again?

One is "Team Red" and the other is "Team Blue"...duh!

about 3 months ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

GlennC Re:Aggression in practice, right? (478 comments)

So when are you heading over to defend the honor of the Yazidis?, since they apparently can't do it themselves?

about 3 months ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

GlennC Re:Aggression in practice, right? (478 comments)

The answer you're looking for is best stated as an old signature line.

"Bombing for Peace is like Fucking for Virginity."

about 3 months ago
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Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

GlennC Re:An Insightful Quote (165 comments)

The point is that if disaffected Islamic youth in Australia are buying the "war on Islam" propaganda, what chance does the U.S. and their allies have in Iraq and Syria?

Anything they do there will only amplify the view that they are modern day Crusaders.

The additional context only bolsters that opinion.

about 3 months ago
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Australian Police Arrest 15, Charge 2, For Alleged Islamic State Beheading Plot

GlennC An Insightful Quote (165 comments)

From the Sydney Morning Herald article:

"I dunno, I got a lot of anger," he said. "It's a war on Islam just because we grow our beards. They want to label us as a terrorist, or supporters of IS, whatever, that's up to you."

As long as the more stable regional powers refuse to directly confront the extremists, it becomes very easy for this view to continue.

about 3 months ago
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New Global Plan Would Crack Down On Corporate Tax Avoidance

GlennC Re:relevant article (324 comments)

Of what use is a paywalled article?

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

GlennC Re:Yes it is a lot of money (405 comments)

The instant review stations are in view during some of the most tense situations of a game, with a lot of attention.

I don't know what channels you're watching the game on, but where I watch, the review station gets a couple of seconds of camera time at best. It's actually rather rare to see the booth at all.

Most of the on-air view is the replays themselves, with the announcers giving their interpretation.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

GlennC The Real Killer App... (471 comments)

Perhaps an app that puts the current time on the face of the watch?

about 3 months ago
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Dell Demos 5K Display

GlennC Holding out for 640k (204 comments)

Because that ought to be enough for anybody! :D

about 3 months ago
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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

GlennC Re:Here's an idea (448 comments)

If you're that concerned, you are cordially invited to get your buddies and some guns and head over there yourself.

I'm sure you'll be able to distinguish between the ISIS fighters and our allies.

Show everyone how a "Real 'Murrican" takes care of business.

about 4 months ago
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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

GlennC No (448 comments)

Next question.

about 4 months ago
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Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany

GlennC Software Analogies (312 comments)

I wonder how many of those who are up in arms about letting services like Uber and Lyft market their services would allow commercial hardware and software companies to make changes to GPL licensed software without attribution or sharing their modified source code?

Or should Apple support my home built PC if I put OS X on it? If I paid for the OS, the vendor should support that, right? Why should I pay extra for their hardware...it's no different, right?

To me, it's simple - if you want to market your services, follow the established rules.

about 4 months ago
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Researchers Find Security Flaws In Backscatter X-ray Scanners

GlennC Re:This is ridiculous. (146 comments)

Let's look it up....http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights_transcript.html

        "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

Since there is no "Right to Travel" listed earlier in the Constitution, it is not explicitly denied here.

Unlike most codes of law in the United States, the Constitution does not generally apply to individual citizens. Rather, the Constitution defines and codifies the Federal government, and is generally accepted to be the limit of Federal and State powers and responsibilities.

Finally, I remember that when I was younger (mind you, this was back in the 1970's), having to provide identification and being subjected to searches before being able to travel was the scope of godless Communists and tinpot dictators.

That we have come to this point is a sad commentary on the United States. That many others not only accept this but actively defend it is even more disappointing.

about 4 months ago
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The Fiercest Rivalry In Tech: Uber vs. Lyft

GlennC Re:Makes both look bad (125 comments)

I'm just giving my opinion, and I've been in plenty of taxis in Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta and elsewhere.

If you don't agree with my opinion, I have no problem with that.

Since the Uber premium services rely on existing limo services, why wouldn't I just go directly to those service providers? Although if I were in a position where I couldn't find one, Uber could potentially be useful in that situation.

Also, it's nice that Uber provides additional insurance, but the point is that in most locations, Uber, Lyft and the rest are still in a legal grey area in which I'd personally rather not find myself.

Again, if you want to avail yourself of the service, feel free.

We may not agree, but I see no reason for the angry invective.

about 4 months ago

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