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Tesla Model S Gets Titanium Underbody Shield, Aluminum Deflector Plates

InsaneMosquito Re:Very amusing but... (314 comments)

From the article:

The protective qualities of the underbody shields are substantial, but their effect on the overall structure of the vehicle is minimal. In total, the shields only have a 0.1 percent impact on range and donâ(TM)t affect ride or handling. Wind tunnel testing shows no discernible change in drag or lift on the car.

about 6 months ago

Would-Be Tesla Owners Jump Through Hoops To Skirt Wacky Texas Rules

InsaneMosquito Legislature (470 comments)

"The Texas legislature adjourned in June, and it will not reconvene until 2015." Buwah?!

about a year ago

Could Google Fiber Save Network Neutrality?

InsaneMosquito Re:Fast Networks (230 comments)

How does one go about convincing a municipality to do this though? We've seen stories here about some high speed networks being built, but what is that first step that convinces a city council to say "Yup, we need that"?

more than 2 years ago

Hackers Steal Keyless BMW In Under 3 Minutes

InsaneMosquito "Blind spot"? (486 comments)

I'm not an engineer, nor do I play one on TV, so I'm curious - how does an ultra sonic senor have a blind spot?

more than 2 years ago

Google Releases Android 4.1 Source Code

InsaneMosquito Re:Number one thing i want from Cyanogen (211 comments)

That's a good question. I upgraded by Galaxy Nexus to one of the CM9 nightlies. The video recorder uses a different codec than what it had used. Of course, you don't realize this until you send your mother a video of the baby doing something cute and she suddenly can't play it in Windows Media Player.

more than 2 years ago

Flame Malware Authors Hit Self-Destruct

InsaneMosquito Re:In that order (260 comments)

Maybe it was unintentional? Stuxnet wasn't supposed to be released, maybe a code change was made and deployed in Israel and it escaped at that point.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Option For Printing Digital Photos?

InsaneMosquito Re:Snapfish (350 comments)

I disagree. Snapfish has a horrible track record for me. Most recently, my wife recently had 150 pictures printed via Snapfish. When we received them, 47 of the pictures had visible blockiness and pixelization that are not present in the digital files. Sending the same pictures to WalMart for printing got us nice crisp images.

more than 2 years ago

British Ban Spikes Pirate Bay Traffic

InsaneMosquito Re:hmm... (168 comments)

Really? What if my representatives are behaving exactly like I want them to behave? That gets me 3 out of 535 votes in the House and Senate. Why am I responsible for the other 532 representatives that I can't influence one way or the other with my single vote?

more than 2 years ago

Android Dev Demonstrates CarrierIQ Phone Logging Software On Video

InsaneMosquito Re:Can't someone sue the carriers? (322 comments)

What happens when you aren't under a service contract any more? I never turn my old phone over to the carrier when I upgrade. The previous one makes a good toy for the little kids in the family. It has no cell service. I do still connect it to the family wireless.

more than 2 years ago

Minecraft Is Finished

InsaneMosquito Re:Great (272 comments)

Perhaps you should move from the 'early years' of Steam and actually try it again then. Hmm?

more than 2 years ago

Google Should Be Logging In To Facebook

InsaneMosquito Give GOOG an account everywhere... (95 comments)

Using this logic, Google should be given an account to every forum, every blog, every tube site, every system with a login so that users can see if they are talked about some where on the internet. Sounds like a stupid idea. Why should they be able to log into Facebook when they can't log into that small little web forum?

more than 3 years ago

Hackers Steal Kroger's Customer List

InsaneMosquito Re:Tortious? (185 comments)

I feel even more vindicated. Every time I forget my card, they ask for the phone number I used to get it. After trying the two numbers I've had for years and neither works the cashier gets frustrated and asks the next customer in line if I can borrow their card.

more than 3 years ago

FTC To Examine Microtransactions In Free-To-Play Games and Apps

InsaneMosquito Re:Price (125 comments)

It had been 24 hours. They dropped it to 15 minutes.

more than 3 years ago

Kids Who Skip School Get Tracked By GPS

InsaneMosquito Re:Parents (515 comments)

Sadly, your last statement is true. :(

more than 2 years ago

Watson Wins Jeopardy Contest

InsaneMosquito Re:Buzzer speed. (674 comments)

That is incorrect: And of course, the best Jeopardy players sometimes ring in before they may have come up with the answer, if they have, dare I say it, a gut feeling or sense of intuition that theyâ(TM)ll be able to answer correctly, right? Watson canâ(TM)t do that, can it? Brown: The IBM Research team made a decision that we were not going to ring in unless Watson had already computed an answer with high-enough confidence. There are human players who may have an intuition that they know the answer but donâ(TM)t quite have it on the tip of their tongue, and are willing to ring in because they are confident enough that they will come up with the correct answer in the few seconds they have to actually answer after theyâ(TM)ve won the buzz. That was an implementation decision for Watson that it had to have an answer with a high-enough confidence before it would attempt to ring in.

more than 3 years ago


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