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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

Jamie Ian Macgregor Re: Just shit in the camera users mouths (478 comments)

got mine sorted, click the submit button a second or third time and it will register your account. they know of the bug and I had a response from one of the staff which gave the instruction I've just provided here.

about 9 months ago
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Google Tells Glass Users Not To Be 'Creepy Or Rude'

Jamie Ian Macgregor Re:Degausse (341 comments)

Probably talking about a directional EMP weapon, they're pretty similar, induce enough voltage inside those chips with nm sized tracks and you'll easily fry the device. 30v is probably plenty at the glasshole end of the equation. user wouldn't feel a thing but all of a sudden they're wearing inert glasses and have an inert cellphone watch and credit cards.

about 9 months ago
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Tesla Model S Caught Fire While Parked and Unplugged

Jamie Ian Macgregor Re:Tesla not involved [Re:Not from the car?] (329 comments)

Thank you, feels good to learn something from a slashdot post... not enough of that happening recently :) and yes, I used to 4wd a lot and always wondered about the lurching on hard surfaces, the ol' hilux tended to sink in the sand with standard tires and a bit of steering lock. 35" mudders fixed the sand sinking on my second hilux.

about 9 months ago
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French, German Leaders: Keep European Email Off US Servers

Jamie Ian Macgregor Re:Huh? (115 comments)

probably but none of us will ever get to see them.

about 9 months ago
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1870s Horse Flu Epidemic Brought US Economy To Its Knees

Jamie Ian Macgregor Re:./ sinks to a new low (118 comments)

Yeah, I too picked this as the most 'behind the times' that slashdot has ever been, usually it's only a couple of weeks.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

Jamie Ian Macgregor Re:Bachelor parties (478 comments)

is a 'small bus' the same as a 'short bus' because I wouldn't want to see pictures from a stripper short bus.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

Jamie Ian Macgregor Re:Makes no sense. (478 comments)

it sounds like they want to make a bangbus style porno and invite people for the ride, so they can film it but the guests cannot.

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

Jamie Ian Macgregor Re: Just shit in the camera users mouths (478 comments)

Same thing for me, I registered on the forums, but cant log in or re-register on the site. pipedot.org worked fine though, pity there's not much news there yet.

about 9 months ago
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Tesla Model S Caught Fire While Parked and Unplugged

Jamie Ian Macgregor Re:Tesla not involved [Re:Not from the car?] (329 comments)

I wouldn't expect the same level of heat from a hub motor than from a brake calliper and disk, but I do see your point. I do forget about brake fade, I'm a serial engine braker, only use my actual brakes when I absolutely have to. even got pulled over once and accused of having failed brake lights, that was an interesting discussion... no officer, I just wasn't using my brakes.

about 9 months ago
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Tesla Model S Caught Fire While Parked and Unplugged

Jamie Ian Macgregor Re:Not from the car? (329 comments)

after market laser headlights left on and shining on the wall?

about 9 months ago
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Tesla Model S Caught Fire While Parked and Unplugged

Jamie Ian Macgregor Re:Not from the car? (329 comments)

radios typically have a battery backup wire which is always live to keep presets and stations stored in memory. well older ones anyway, I haven't dealt with any new stuff for some time.

about 9 months ago
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Tesla Model S Caught Fire While Parked and Unplugged

Jamie Ian Macgregor Re:Tesla not involved [Re:Not from the car?] (329 comments)

I know a guy who used to run a secondary battery inside the cab of his truck with jumperleads running out the door, I'm surprised that never caught fire what with the leads being pinched between door and frame. funny how something as small as a screw head can cause a fire and blatant cable insulation crushing on high current source was fine for years.

about 9 months ago
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Tesla Model S Caught Fire While Parked and Unplugged

Jamie Ian Macgregor Re:Tesla not involved [Re:Not from the car?] (329 comments)

You need to remember that you're also removing CV joints and axles with hub motors so the unsprung weight effect is lessened if not nulled depending on the weight of your hub motors. that and lighter wheels.

about 9 months ago
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Tesla Model S Caught Fire While Parked and Unplugged

Jamie Ian Macgregor Re:Tesla not involved [Re:Not from the car?] (329 comments)

Doesn't CV stand for Constant Velocity? I was under the impression only universal joints had a problem where up and down movement of the rear diff would surge or relax the amount of power being transferred?

about 9 months ago
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Tesla Model S Caught Fire While Parked and Unplugged

Jamie Ian Macgregor Re:Tesla not involved [Re:Not from the car?] (329 comments)

I suspect it's mostly synchronization issues. Trying to get two independent motors turning at exactly the same speed is likely a major challenge, and if the speeds are even slightly different then the car will pull toward the slower one. A differential meanwhile is a relatively simple and well-understood piece of technology that does the same job (uniform wheel power with slippage compensation) more simply.

Plus the cooling system is no doubt much simpler with only a single motor that's not surrounded by a big spinning wheel.

3 phase brushless DC motors are likely what is in use, they have very precise speed control as the rotor location is known at all times unlike a brushed DC motor, your problem would be apparent if different sized tires were used. I doubt there is any problem cooling hub motors as brakes have been air cooled for ever and sit inside your 'big spinning wheel'

about 9 months ago
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Online Database Allows Scientists To Recreate Early Telescopes

Jamie Ian Macgregor Re:Last Post (52 comments)

Goat cheese for a dollar? count me in.

about 9 months ago
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Under Armour/Lockheed Suit Blamed For US Skating Performance

Jamie Ian Macgregor Re:Its too bad.. (357 comments)

We totally need a 'Drug Olympics' where athletes are free to juice themselves stupid and destroy their bodies for our entertainment.

about 9 months ago
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Plan 9 From Bell Labs Operating System Now Available Under GPLv2

Jamie Ian Macgregor Re:God's endorsement (223 comments)

that is the most hideous thing I've seen in a long time... and I've seen beta.

about 9 months ago
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Plan 9 From Bell Labs Operating System Now Available Under GPLv2

Jamie Ian Macgregor Re:God's endorsement (223 comments)

I just don't 'get' most of the spam on here. you would think it would at least be relevant with a link or something but this is just weird, same with the links to goatse... really? is anyone here stupid enough to fall for that? well maybe the new users beta is attracting I guess. what does anyone gain by posting this? I'm assuming it takes human effort somewhere along the line.

about 9 months ago

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