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Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

LDAPMAN Re:Mercedes shouldn't talk. (219 comments)

I never said it was a bargain but it's incredibly safe, comfortable, and enjoyable to drive. All that makes it worth the money to me. The cost is well within my budget and is likely a lower percentage of my income than most folks spend on their car. At a certain point you actually get to spend money on what you want, not just on what is sensible.

7 hours ago
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Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

LDAPMAN Re:Mercedes shouldn't talk. (219 comments)

The speed rated performance tires are $400 a piece and only last about 35K miles if you don't abuse them. If you drive hard you can really go through the tires.

8 hours ago
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Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

LDAPMAN Re:Switching from Mercedes to Tesla after $12K bil (219 comments)

The standard warranty was 100K miles but I drive about 30K miles a year so I needed more to last me the 3-5 years I expect to keep the car.

8 hours ago
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Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

LDAPMAN Re:Switching from Mercedes to Tesla after $12K bil (219 comments)

Thats why all my services are pre-paid and I have an extended warranty. Paying for the service visits in advance saved me about 40%.

9 hours ago
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Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

LDAPMAN Re:Where is your model S competitor... (219 comments)

If you want style you buy the S class. The B class is supposed to be an affordable econobox.

9 hours ago
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Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

LDAPMAN Re:Mercedes shouldn't talk. (219 comments)

What Mercedes did you but for $35K? In the US there are only a couple of models that start that low. I spend about $5K a year on service and tires. Anything other than routine service is under warranty. It's actually pretty reasonable for an $85K car.

10 hours ago
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Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk

LDAPMAN Re:$559 chair? (267 comments)

$559 is actually on the low side for ergonomic office chairs. Ever priced an Aeron? A low end model is $899 on Amazon right now. I've been in many companies where these are standard equipment.

http://www.amazon.com/Aeron-Ch...

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

LDAPMAN Re:McGuffey's 4th New Eclectic Reader:"The Colonis (728 comments)

Arid area farmers would have difficulty but 3000 acres is no problem. It would just take 80 men instead of 4. It would take a few years to build the populations of draft horses needed to do it well.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

LDAPMAN Re:McGuffey's 4th New Eclectic Reader:"The Colonis (728 comments)

The chemicals and equipment make it more economical and profitable but you are greatly underestimating the knowledge and abilities of farmers. Most of them would have little difficulty getting successful crops using old fashioned methods. They know very well how to do it with readily available fertilizers and labor.

5 days ago
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Russian Officials Dump iPads For Samsung Tablets Over Spy Fears

LDAPMAN Re:Zero info in article (198 comments)

A $100 developer license is "impenetrable"? I can run anything I like on my iPad and I can deploy anything I like to the devices in my company.

about three weeks ago
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More On the Disposable Tech Worker

LDAPMAN Re:Question (323 comments)

Any consulting company worth working for will be paying substantially more than the same job would get as an in-house resource. They may try to offer you less but what they will really pay should be more. Try negotiating.

about a month ago
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GNU C Library Alternative Musl Libc Hits 1.0 Milestone

LDAPMAN Re:Reinventing GPL wheels (134 comments)

That Devs are "falling all over it to provide code" is the point. Permissive licenses are desirable to a lot of people.

about a month ago
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Gates Warns of Software Replacing People; Greenspan Says H-1Bs Fix Inequity

LDAPMAN Re: Greenspan's right (516 comments)

So exactly what did Rand say about imported labor?.......nothing.

about 1 month ago
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Recent news events re: Bitcoin ...

LDAPMAN Re: US dollar (192 comments)

By that logic diamonds would have had little to no value before the 20th century. That is patently false and can be shown to be so by the historical record. Bernays may have had some influence on the current cultural position of diamonds but they have been valuable throughout history.

about a month ago
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Engine Data Reveals That Flight 370 Flew On For Hours After It "Disappeared"

LDAPMAN Re:What about radar? (382 comments)

ATC radars are very short range. Once the plane was 50 miles form the airport it would not be seen.

about a month ago
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Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

LDAPMAN Re:Tired... (860 comments)

Your comment might be valid if the dumb prole couldn't join the inner party by simply choosing to by spending $100.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

LDAPMAN Re:Tired... (860 comments)

The walled garden is the best thing to ever happen to consumer operating systems. It protects those who can't protect themselves. On the other hand, myself and anyone who has $100 and can manage Xcode can install anything they want on an iOS device. I think it's a great solution. you can complain about the $100 but to say that CAN'T run whatever you want is just wrong.

about a month and a half ago

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New Android Vulnerability

LDAPMAN LDAPMAN writes  |  more than 2 years ago

LDAPMAN (930041) writes "Researchers at North Carolina State University have uncovered a variety of vulnerabilities in the standard configurations of popular Android smartphones from Motorola, HTC, and Samsung, finding that they don't properly protect privileged permissions from untrusted applications."
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LDAPMAN LDAPMAN writes  |  more than 7 years ago

LDAPMAN (930041) writes "Apparently MS is distributing those SuSe subscriptions. Deutche Bank, Credit Suisse, and AIG apparently like the MS-Novell deal.

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT= 104&STORY=/www/story/12-20-2006/0004494691&EDATE=

December 20, 2006 10:00 AM ET Three Large Firms Will Run Their Mixed-Source Environments With a Combination of Microsoft and Novell Software REDMOND, Wash. and WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Deutsche Bank AG, Credit Suisse and AIG Technologies today became some of the first customers to tap the benefits of the recently announced collaboration between Microsoft Corp. MSFT and Novell Inc. NOVL on interoperability between Microsoft(R) Windows(R) and Linux.* Under three separate customer agreements, Microsoft will deliver to each company SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise subscription certificates, allowing these customers to take advantage of the Microsoft and Novell agreement. Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and AIG Technologies, which is a member company of American International Group Inc., highlighted the benefits of interoperability, the patent cooperation agreement and the road map for bidirectional virtualization solutions as the deciding factors in their choice."

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