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Is It Really GPS If It Doesn't Use Satellites?

Hemi Roid Re:Does it give you a position on the globe? (298 comments)

A map and please please give me a deck of cards.... If I can't find my location I will start a game of solitaire and wait till someone comes up to me and says play the black 3 on the red 4 and then I will ask them where the F*** I am.

about 4 months ago

Feds Issue Emergency Order On Crude Oil Trains

Hemi Roid Re:Environmentalists eat your heart out. (211 comments)

The real problem is inertia and stubbornness. You want to know why one of the reasons Tesla did a sports car? Because they wanted to show that electric cars can perform just as well as gas ones when you want to floor it and "have fun" (because well, back in the 60s and 70s, the electric cars were decidedly non-sporty, slow vehicles that couldn't keep up).....

That's only what they want you to believe the real reason was the extension cord was too fragile and if they went 0-60 in 10 seconds the cord would break....

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Hungry Students, How Common?

Hemi Roid Re:Definitely didn't starve during gradschool (390 comments)

IMHO you are NOT a "typical" college student.... hell I work 45-50 hours a week and wish I could have the 1200 sq ft. 2 bed/bath apartment you "slummed" in ... due to unfortunate ....oops baby on the way I had to put my career on hold... damn if it wasn't hard knowing you are under paid for what you do but having to put food and shelter on the table for a new life seems in itself a handicap but I look at it as a reward. Had I been selfish and tried to better myself I would be labeled as a "bad parent" I decided that sacrificing my future for the betterment of my child was the correct way to go. If that meant digging ditches (thanks dad.. I am not a ditch digger) so be it I did it... did I get paid 25K? HELL NO! I got paid less than 20K and I had to work my ass off for every dollar all the while worrying whether I had enough cash to grab more diapers, have enough for unexpected emergencies... (which in all the Doctor Phil episodes where I am a dead-beat parent because I didn't have enough money to handle such) I did the best I could... could I have made more money by sacrificing my family life... yes without a doubt.... but was that the "politically-correct" thing to do ... I still have reservations... I am nearing my seventh decade of life on this planet and wish I would have pressed the EASY button. Am I complaining Yes... but complaining that I didn't have the breaks someone else had... is sorry for bringing up Aesop but is just Sour grapes... I made my bed and I slept in it... and for all the other delusional people out there... my daughter will graduate HS next month the rewards I have received more than make up for the sacrifices I made. Now more to on topic... Rescind laws preventing the discharging of student loans let a person decide not the law!

about 4 months ago

Man In Tesla Model S Fire Explains What Happened

Hemi Roid Re:huh? (526 comments)

I have tried to report the problem by dialing 9-1-1
Where is the Emergency? 9-1-1 is SUPPOSED to be used for Emergency call
9-1-1 You Keep Using That Word, I Do Not Think It Means What You Think ..

about 10 months ago

Shots Fired At US Capitol

Hemi Roid Re:If I were a betting man... (608 comments)

it won't matter anyway who he sides with, since he's obvious nuts.

Nuts with a Voter ID card.

about a year ago

NHTSA Suggestion Would Cripple In-Car GPS Displays

Hemi Roid Re:This Is A Bad Idea (516 comments)

Screen not visible, which screen?
The "Screen" that contains your speed,engine indicators and a bunch of other stuff?
Duh where do they find these people?

more than 2 years ago

Coca-Cola and Pepsi Change Recipe To Avoid Cancer Warning

Hemi Roid Re:California (398 comments)

Careful, there. Being pedantic is known to the State of California to cause cancer.

Are you sure? I heard from a reliable source that the California labels cause cancer.

more than 2 years ago

US Wants Natural Gas As Major Auto Fuel Option

Hemi Roid Re:Oh Frack! (377 comments)

You can ALREADY put a pump into your garage that will fill your CNG vehicle (depending on where you live, this cost would be as little as $0.75/gallon equiv)

$0.75 a gallon ? Bullocks..... the road/fuel/usage tax is probably gonna be higher than that. People forget that alternative fuels sound cheaper than gasoline.... but that is because they are not figuring the tax. Get caught not paying that can be expensive.... Why do you think they dye off road diesel?

more than 2 years ago

US Appeals Court Upholds Suspect's Right To Refuse Decryption

Hemi Roid Re:Bomb password? (358 comments)

First, you can't do it, because standard procedure in cases like this is to duplicate the drive contents and do all analysis on the duplicate. If your system destroyed the data when a "duress" password is entered, it would only be destroying a copy.

Yes but then they are in violation of Copyright...

more than 2 years ago

300k Organic Farmers To Sue Monsanto For Seed Patent Claims

Hemi Roid Re:Bullshit asshole (617 comments)

Anyone who works or worked for Monsanto, needs to be killed across the board.

Hmm be careful you or your 401K may own shares of Monsanto then you will be forced to kill yourself.

more than 2 years ago

Pasadena Police Encrypt, Deny Access To Police Radio

Hemi Roid Re:So? (487 comments)

Let me guess, it's your fucking constitutional right to evade the law now?

Why yes.... the constitution doesn't prohibit the people from anything ... only the Government.

more than 2 years ago

FCC Approves Changes To Cable Box Rules

Hemi Roid Re:I already have this. (439 comments)

What is illegal about an internet connection? What is illegal about bittorrent? What is illegal about a PS3? Come to think about it... What is illegal about a window? What is illegal about a brick? What is illegal about me throwing that brick through the window? Careful here..... It is my window.... and my brick....

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Suspends Gamer For Being From Fort Gay

Hemi Roid Re:Summary... (490 comments)

God forbid anyone have a name like Dick or Peter are they suspending anyone with a surname of Dick or Peters? Political Correctness has gone the way of Zero Tolerance..... you can't even use humor/sarcasm/irony as that "MIGHT" offend someone. Ok how bout this... The truth.... Oh wait we can't use that either it "MIGHT" offend someone. Where do we draw the line? Not a troll I really want to hear the rational arguments that will be posted.

about 4 years ago

Where Have You Gone, Bell Labs?

Hemi Roid Re:It's not the business model that is broken. (552 comments)

I'm not understanding your point in singling that out, as each of those other things in his list are also specific taxes that the government collects to fund those systems. When calculating the government's budget, the add all those sources together for a single statistic, even if the funds are separately collected, accounted and dispensed.

I do not think so.... Unemployment taxes get pooled into a separate pool and are divided up your $ that you paid into Unemployment does not go to pay for the welfare queen's food stamps.

If this were no so then we would have no problems with the Unemployment fund running out of funds we could just tap into another pool of money that might have just a little surplus.

Thinking about calling this a tax on employers? Do Self Employed workers pay Unemployment Insurance? I know they pay SS Insurance.

about 5 years ago

Where Have You Gone, Bell Labs?

Hemi Roid Re:It's not the business model that is broken. (552 comments)

Actually if you add SS, Medicare, Medicaid, Unemployment and Welfare, Housing and Urban Development, and Health and Human Services

Uhhm No Unemployment is paid through unemployment insurance that employers pay to the government.

The higher your rate of claims against you the higher your rates will be.

about 5 years ago

Where Have You Gone, Bell Labs?

Hemi Roid Re:It's not the business model that is broken. (552 comments)

Actually, Social Security is the biggest chunk of the national budget at 21.05%. The Department of Defense is 16.85%. Actually if you add SS, Medicare, Medicaid, Unemployment and Welfare, Housing and Urban Development, and Health and Human Services

about 5 years ago

Alaskan Blob Is an Algae Bloom

Hemi Roid Re:In the initial report.. (130 comments)

Excuse me for being ignorant but I was taught that birds were not mammals they were more akin to dinosaurs than to mammals. Guess I need to go back to school and get a refresher course or have they changed the laws of physics so would I have to retake that also and does 1+1=3 now because of inflation. Next thing you know they are going to tell me that Columbus didn't discover the North American continent and the world is still flat.

more than 5 years ago


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