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Chevy Volt Fire Prompts Safety Investigation For EV Batteries

Guysmiley777 Testing with live batteries? (225 comments)

Do they test gasoline powered vehicles with tanks full of gasoline? If not, why are they testing EVs with live battery packs?

more than 3 years ago
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YouTube Legally Considered a TV Station In Italy

Guysmiley777 Re:Pretty much completely infeasible. (254 comments)

"Questo video non è disponibile nel tuo paese grazie al corrotto sistema politico e giuridico. Se questo ti turba, forse si dovrebbe fare qualcosa al riguardo."

more than 3 years ago
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US Army Unveils 'Revolutionary' $35,000 Rifle

Guysmiley777 Re:hard to see how this works (782 comments)

Ack, 250 feet per second, not m/s for the shoulder fired grenades.

about 4 years ago
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US Army Unveils 'Revolutionary' $35,000 Rifle

Guysmiley777 Re:hard to see how this works (782 comments)

40mm grenade launchers fire at much lower velocities than this 25mm round, simply put because force equals mass times acceleration. The 25mm grenades weigh a tiny fraction of a 40mm round.

Also, the Mk19 uses "high velocity" grenades, whereas the shoulder fired grenades travel at around 250 m/s and have a maximum range of around 400 meters. The big boy grenades have a maximum range of 2,000 meters.

If you could fit a high velocity grenade in an M203/M79 (which you can't because they're longer), the recoil from the Mk19 grenades would put a hard charging Marine right on his ass and probably break his shoulder.

about 4 years ago
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Auto Industry's Fastest Processor Is 128Mhz

Guysmiley777 Re:Ahh... automotive, that brings back memories (397 comments)

That GM 3.8L V6 was an awesome engine, cheap to work on, reliable, loved it. Now you can only get it in something like a Buick land yacht though.

more than 4 years ago
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Court Returns Stolen Stargate MMO To Founder

Guysmiley777 Re:I hate Journalists (128 comments)

Clusterfuck is a very good term for it. I knew some people who worked there and it was just insane. Towards the end employees went months without getting paid, some left for greener pastures which was complicated by the economic meltdown occurring at the time. Others kept grinding away on a project they had already put so many hours into, supported by savings or spouses employed elsewhere.

Once again the Stargate IP continues to prove it's cursed.

more than 4 years ago
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Electric Car Goes 375 Miles On One 6-Minute Charge

Guysmiley777 Re:Power required to charge? (603 comments)

Helps explain why it's hard to wean us off liquid hydrocarbon fuels. Although a significant chunk of the difference is that gasoline requires oxygen whereas TNT contains all the oxidizer it needs. I think gasoline plus the oxygen needed is "only" around 3 times the energy density of TNT.

more than 4 years ago
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The Rise and Fall of America's Jet-Powered Car

Guysmiley777 Re:Turbine (338 comments)

I like the concept of a pure electric drive system with a lightweight turbine generator onboard. One problem there is that turbine bearings suffer exponentially greater damage from startups and shutdowns than from nominal operating speeds. Foil bearings do not like slow speed operation.

more than 4 years ago
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Lost Online Games From the Pre-Web Era

Guysmiley777 TW2002 (186 comments)

The game that gave me the 10-key skills I have to this day.

more than 4 years ago
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Flight Data Recorders, Decades Out of Date

Guysmiley777 Re:"Advances of cloud computing" are being held ba (266 comments)

The FAA needs to mandate the integration of peer-to-peer ecologies utilizing embedded synergies that create semantic communities and syndicate social mashups as well as capture rich-client dynamic APIs with aggregated long-tail feeds.

Web 2.0 bullshit generators are fun!

more than 4 years ago
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Calling Shenanigans On Super SATA's Claimed Audio Qualities

Guysmiley777 Re:A fool and his money... (827 comments)

It was Denon selling the $800 1.5m 10BaseT cable.

more than 4 years ago
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Russian Scholar Warns Of US Climate Change Weapon

Guysmiley777 samzenpus (415 comments)

Go fuck yourself. Seriously.

more than 4 years ago
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Is StarCraft II Killing Graphics Cards?

Guysmiley777 Software killing video hardware? Uh, no. (422 comments)

Game programmers are not responsible for coddling poorly cooled video card hardware, game programmers are supposed to flog video card hardware within an inch of its life. Video cards that melt while operating under a well defined API (Direct3D or OpenGL for example) are defective.

more than 4 years ago
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The Physics of a Rolling Rubber Band

Guysmiley777 Re:Brakes, please. Please? (226 comments)

How about "begs the question" used as "raises the question"? I know it's a lost cause but it still causes my eye to twitch.

more than 4 years ago
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Louisiana, Intelligent Design, and Science Classes

Guysmiley777 Teach it in a theology or philosophy class (989 comments)

But keep it the hell out of science classes because intelligent design is just re-worded creationism and is NOT SCIENCE.

more than 4 years ago
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Cell Phone Group Sues San Francisco Over Radiation Law

Guysmiley777 Oh noes! Radiation! (242 comments)

I was at the Home Depot today and saw you can buy a device which emits TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY WATTS of ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION! Oooga boooga! The radiation is gonna git ya!

Link to the monstrosity in question: Home Depot Death Ray

more than 4 years ago
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Crytek Dev On Fun vs. Realism In Game Guns

Guysmiley777 Re:More of this kind of complaint please. (324 comments)

To "fix" that they would need to do something like model the inertia of the weapon, that is your crosshairs would not be locked to the center of your screen. If you use crazy high mouse sensitivity to whip 180 degrees in a tenth of a second the crosshairs should lag way behind that and then continue moving past center after you stop. It's the difference in pointing a 2 ounce laser pointer versus a 15 pound rifle.

more than 4 years ago
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Nvidia's $200 GTX 460 Ups Bargain Performance

Guysmiley777 Re:$200 is "mid" range? (197 comments)

I took prices right off Newegg, imaginary magical sales were not taken into account.

more than 4 years ago
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Nvidia's $200 GTX 460 Ups Bargain Performance

Guysmiley777 Re:$200 is "mid" range? (197 comments)

$200 is a bargain for a midrange gaming video card. Computer part price vs performance is a hockey stick, it always has been. You pay 80% of the price for the last 20% of performance. But for some people that last 20% is worth paying for.

Right now you can get a GeForce 240 512MB card for $98.00 with a 3DMark Vantage score of 6130 or a Radeon 5670 that scores 6223 for $99.99. This GTX 460 gets a 3DMark Vantage score of 14700. So on a price per performance measure, yes, it is a bargain.

more than 4 years ago
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Blizzard To Require Real First and Last Names For Official Forums

Guysmiley777 Re:Reduced server useage (833 comments)

Legitimate? Intelligent? USEFUL? Blizzard forums? That's a good one!

more than 4 years ago

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$499 Ethernet Cable

Guysmiley777 Guysmiley777 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Guysmiley777 (880063) writes "Denon's $499 Ethernet cable "brings out all the nuances in digital audio reproduction." Sure, that seems plausible. After all, nuances in digital signals are so subtle. Oh and: "signal directional markings are provided for optimum signal transfer.""

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