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Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard?

Loconut1389 Re:Firmware (394 comments)

FWIW I have a 2013 Dodge Avenger with a V6- by no means luxury. no hill hold and I'm on a hill every day that requires gas and brake at the same time- otherwise it rolls back even in drive.

about 6 months ago
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Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard?

Loconut1389 Re:Firmware (394 comments)

Even automatics can roll back on enough of a hill.

about 6 months ago
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Is the Tesla Model S Pedal Placement A Safety Hazard?

Loconut1389 Firmware (394 comments)

Can't make it so that double pedaling is automatically assumed brake-only since that would make hill starts impossible, but I don't see why it couldn't be programmed (since its throttle by wire anyway) to only allow double pedaling at a complete stop.

about 6 months ago
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FBI Has Tor Mail's Entire Email Database

Loconut1389 Re:Wait, WTF? (195 comments)

Assume you have a PRNG or RNG. It outputs a stream of bytes. Then also assume that you can produce a bitmap image from a stream of bytes- it doesn't have to look like anything, but you can directly render a stream of bytes as an image. Ergo, run any RNG long enough and eventually (ok a long eventually) a picture of obama (or you, or anyone specific) having sex with an infant will materialize.

about 8 months ago
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Blowing Up a Pointless Job Interview

Loconut1389 Re:Here's the sad part (692 comments)

dont tell that to my new employer. I was asked to join after working as a contractor from my old employer. I've been working since 1994.

about 8 months ago
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DOJ: We Can Force You To Decrypt That Laptop

Loconut1389 Re:Interpretation (887 comments)

I am disheartened to say that I have little doubt than in 10 years time someone will be getting charged with this and the supreme court will upload it.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Trapped In MySQL a 'Fate Worse Than Death'

Loconut1389 Re:You know For Mysql That is great (509 comments)

Exactly- the fact that pretty much one of the largest sites in the world is running mysql should tell you something good about mysql.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Trapped In MySQL a 'Fate Worse Than Death'

Loconut1389 Re:Commercial databases (509 comments)

I've done a number of Zend Framework projects, and while I've been pretty careful to use quoteInto and quoteIdentifier and try to use the zend db select objects and whatnot, there are some queries with joins and things that just can't be abstracted (yet, with ZF at least), so if I were to switch databases there's still a lot of things I'd have to rewrite on the larger projects.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Trapped In MySQL a 'Fate Worse Than Death'

Loconut1389 Re:Commercial databases (509 comments)

if more hosts would offer PGsql, I would use it, but my clients options get limited otherwise.

more than 3 years ago
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Nexus S To Serve As Brain For 3 Robots Aboard the ISS

Loconut1389 SGU Kenos (82 comments)

Sounds quite a bit like a Keno from SGU.

more than 3 years ago
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GoDaddy Sells To Investor Group

Loconut1389 Re:I have a domain at GoDaddy (96 comments)

What a rip off. They change way more for the exact same thing last I checked.

more than 2 years ago
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GoDaddy Sells To Investor Group

Loconut1389 Re:Silver Lake? (96 comments)

Why don't people like them? I own about 40 domains and have nothing but good service. I don't use their shared hosting though- it was too gloppy/bursty.

more than 2 years ago
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Airplanes Cause Accidental Cloud Seeding

Loconut1389 Re:nope (151 comments)

and turboprops are both a jet and a propeller

more than 3 years ago
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Baby's First TSA Patdown

Loconut1389 Re:2 questions for the TSA (570 comments)

My backpack has two large removable aluminum rods that run down the back. They look like they're part of the structure, but they're fully removable and actually quite effective weapons. While they have no cutting power, they're long enough and hard enough and have enough mass to be very painful when swung.

more than 3 years ago
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No Pirate Bay for Comcast Customers

Loconut1389 Re:More than Comcast (230 comments)

Works on Mediacom cable in the midwest.

more than 3 years ago
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Writing on the wall for Cent OS

Loconut1389 Definitely (1 comments)

This thread says a lot more.

more than 3 years ago
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Why the Arduino Won and Why It's Here To Stay

Loconut1389 Re:Agree, mostly. (224 comments)

So someone should rephrase "I hate drugs" as "I don't want to do drugs again, since I had a bad experience last time" to be meaningful?

Just saying...

more than 3 years ago
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MPAA Threatens To Disconnect Google From Internet

Loconut1389 Wouldn't that be.. (468 comments)

Asking them to disconnect themselves? Doesn't google own a significant part of the internet backbone including lit and dark fiber?

more than 3 years ago

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With PS3 Out, what to use for Open Source Cell dev

Loconut1389 Loconut1389 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Loconut1389 (455297) writes "With the PS3 no longer a viable option for toying with cell processing, who is still making a cell based computer a consumer can buy? Ideally this would not be a $5,000 workstation, and would be something under $1,000, but preferably around the price of the PS3. Does such a thing exist?"
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WGA Strike Likely Over

Loconut1389 Loconut1389 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Loconut1389 (455297) writes "According to CNBC, the strike may well be over. While light on details, the article states:

"A deal has been struck between the major media companies and the Writers Guild of America to end the writers' strike, former Walt Disney chief executive Michael Eisner revealed on CNBC", but adds "I know a deal's been made. I know it's over.", leaving me with the impression things aren't as concrete as he says."
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The death of the trackball?

Loconut1389 Loconut1389 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Loconut1389 (455297) writes "I've been an avid mouse user for years, but lately all of the wrist movements have added up and combined with a desire for some added precision when not using my tablet in photoshop, I decided to purchase a large trackball. Logitech makes a few with a small, thumb controlled ball, but it looked like you'd get a tired thumb and have no added precision. After searching around, it seems that the only large one really available is a Kensington for about $90. Only CompUSA seemed to even carry the kensington in-store (and had none in stock).

After ordering one online and using it for a few days now, I don't know how I ever lived with a mouse. The trackball has better precision, less wrist movement, and even gaming is pretty cool/easy with it (can spin it to whip around real quick, etc). All that said, it seems like trackballs have all but vanished except in medical fields (sonograms, etc) and perhaps graphic arts. I'm left insanely curious why trackballs haven't resurfaced now that optical technologies have fixed the main problems of old trackballs (and mice). Do you use a trackball? If so, are you in graphic design?"
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Loconut1389 Loconut1389 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Loconut1389 writes "A few days ago, I deposited $400 cash in an atm. Long ago, I remember my mother saying not to put cash in an ATM, but have been doing so ever since I 'grew up' without problem- until now. This morning I looked at my online banking to see if a check had gone through only to see that they 'corrected' my deposit to $40 instead of $400. I have to wait until things open to speak with a human and work towards fixing this, but even if they immediately take me at my word and correct the 'correction'- the larger question remains: is it safe to deposit cash? I've been a customer at this particular bank for 6 years with no incidents like this- which should be in my favor, but I ask Slashdot, do you deposit cash? Have you had a problem like this? What problems did you have getting the bank to trust you?"
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Loconut1389 Loconut1389 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Loconut1389 writes "In 1994, Wildfire Communications released a telephone based voice recognition agent that kept track of contacts and given a schedule or a list of numbers where to reach you, will try and contact you at places you might be when someone calls in. Wildfire was in service through a number of companies until 2005 when Orange pulled the plug. I had the pleasure of being frustrated with misunderstandings, but thoroughly enjoyed the concept and it was a worthwhile product. Just before they closed up the Wildfire shop, they had a version that didn't require training. In any case, I was wondering if Asterisk with some extension modules had come far enough to replace the functionality of the Wildfire service? Has anyone had experience with the original Wildfire product that could recommend a modern equivalent, even if commercial?"

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