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Will the Nissan Leaf Take On the Tesla Model S At Half the Price?

Luyseyal Re:None on the Dealer Lots (398 comments)

It's weird that you say this. Town North Nissan had deals and a decent number of them in November 2013. Ended up getting a Prius C but it was an incredibly close choice.

-l

about 3 months ago
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Will the Nissan Leaf Take On the Tesla Model S At Half the Price?

Luyseyal Re:what happens when the batters wears out? (398 comments)

Have you ever seen a Nissan dealership actively offering a LEAF, or they just have them in case you already made up your mind ?

Yes. Town North Nissan in Austin, TX. November 2013.

-l

about 3 months ago
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Will the Nissan Leaf Take On the Tesla Model S At Half the Price?

Luyseyal Re:Oh noes, I can't drive X miles (398 comments)

Just get heartbeat extension out the door, OpenSSL consultant guy! We don't care about edge cases! It's just got to WORK.

-l

/exaggerating to make a point

about 3 months ago
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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

Luyseyal Re:Duh (818 comments)

I've always thought of Australia as the Texas of the South Pacific. I see that this continues to be true...

Cheers,

-l

about 3 months ago
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Civilization: Beyond Earth Announced

Luyseyal Re:With Linux Support! Multiplayer? (89 comments)

Man... Loki. I still crack up thinking about the bankruptcy hearings where Scott Draeker was all "as myself, I cannot confirm blah blah but as president of the company, I can tell you that ..."

-l

about 4 months ago
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Teaching Calculus To 5-Year-Olds

Luyseyal Re:Introducing "advanced" concepts made it easier (231 comments)

Re: Funny story.

Totally. It's like they make you do it the hard way a million times and only then do they show you the shortcut. But you are never told that that's how it works.

-l

about 5 months ago
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Who Makes the Best Hard Disk Drives?

Luyseyal Re:That's interesting (444 comments)

Now that's an antediluvian drive! (I.e., before the monsoon after which so many drives have sucked...)

-l

about 6 months ago
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U.S. Teenagers Are Driving Much Less: 4 Theories About Why

Luyseyal Re:Murica Fuck yea! (635 comments)

Most American cities were built after the invention of the railroad. (ca 1825)

I can't tell if you're agreeing with him or not or ... ?

Most cities were founded after the invention of the railroad. Most of the growth of cities was post-automobile era, however. Certainly after the early 20th century industrialization. It was easier and more compelling for a number of reasons to foster automobile growth rather than public transportation (like the reasons aforementioned in the thread).

Am I missing something about your post?

-l

about 6 months ago
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Researchers Claim Facebook Is 'Dead and Buried' To Many Young Users

Luyseyal Re:It's true! (457 comments)

My wife is totally hooked on Facebook, and I'm now I'm the one complaining about spending so much time on the computer!

My mom bought my wife a Kindle Fire and I would pray to any god that would get her off of Candy Crush and back onto books.

ARGH!

-l

about 7 months ago
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Interview: Ask Bruce Sterling What You Will

Luyseyal PC is dead. Michael Dell is back. What next? (60 comments)

The PC is dead, as you gloriously noted at SXSWi this year. Michael Dell is now officially back at the helm.

What is your advice to Michael Dell?

-l

about 7 months ago
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NSA Says It Foiled Plot To Destroy US Economy Through Malware

Luyseyal Re:Not buying this (698 comments)

The debt owned by the public equates to 12 trillion which is something I'd call huge.

Interestingly, U.S. household wealth topped $74.8 trillion this year, making you wonder if those debt hawks are squawking about a problem that's not as bad as it sounds out of context.

-l

about 7 months ago
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Surviving the Internet On Low Speed DSL

Luyseyal Re:I'm still at 2.0up/0.2down - AT&T (277 comments)

Not sure why you're not interested in Uverse if it's available. Are the Internet-only plans there unreasonably priced?

-l

about 7 months ago
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Why Reactive Programming For Databases Is Awesome

Luyseyal Re:Spreadsheets? (165 comments)

In general, it is bad form to peek under the sheets in the database. However, it could be extremely useful to tie a trigger to a primary key + address for these specific cases. The database should also not block on it if there is no DML or DDL going on -- just piping to a message queue or executing an external script or whatever.

Blue-skying. It's still early, here.

-l

about 8 months ago
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Physicist Peter Higgs: No University Would Employ Me Today

Luyseyal Re:But what system does he suggest instead? (308 comments)

1. These metrics always increase every year
2. They always seem to have a little energy of their own

Lambda-CDM of academic publishing? Eventually the most important results will be entirely out of reach of the academic horizon?

-l

about 8 months ago
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Is GWU Econ Prof. Nick Szabo Satoshi Nakamoto?

Luyseyal Re:sAtoSHi (120 comments)

Seemed relevant to your interests:

silly image here

-l

about 8 months ago
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Elon Musk Talks About the Importance of Physics, Criticizes the MBA

Luyseyal Re:Physics versus MBA (343 comments)

Great, I clicked on your Homepage and what do I get? Topless photos. GEEZ

All joking aside, I appreciated your perspective, though I do wonder if all MBAs are that involved...

-l

about 8 months ago
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Mathematicians Team Up To Close the Prime Gap

Luyseyal Re:Problem solving abilities (194 comments)

Archaic? I ran into that bug^H^H^Hnotation in JavaScript, of all things. Must be NEWWWWWWWW.

-l

/man that was an annoying bug to fix

about 8 months ago
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Linux Kernel Running In JavaScript Emulator With Graphics and Network Support

Luyseyal Re:So...? (177 comments)

This is a cool project. Thank you for working on it.

-l

about 9 months ago
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Linux Kernel Running In JavaScript Emulator With Graphics and Network Support

Luyseyal Re:So...? (177 comments)

Hahaha that's awesome. Genuine LOL here.

Thanks,
-l

about 9 months ago

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Google Fiber Dials it Back on Network Neutrality

Luyseyal Luyseyal writes  |  1 year,9 hours

Luyseyal (3154) writes "Now that the shoe is on the other foot, Google has decided that Network Neutrality only applies corporation-to-corporation. Too bad for you if you want to run a Minecraft server on Google Fiber without violating the Terms of Service. Of course, ISPs regularly overlook all but the most heavily trafficked residential servers. Given that, one wonders whether this provision is even enforceable."
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Your e-personality vs your real one: who wins?

Luyseyal Luyseyal writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Luyseyal (3154) writes "John Moe of Marketplace Tech Report interviews (listen to the audio) Dr. Elias Aboujaoude regarding his book, Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality. "[He] says we all carve out what he calls "e-personalities" and they're a lot more likely to be jerks than our personalities who live in the real world.

That, he says, can cause a lot of problems. He sees the e-personality escaping from its cage and creeping into more parts of day-to-day society. He sees the behavior that happened at health care debates last year as being very much informed by the inflammatory rhetoric associated with online forums. And while he won't say that online culture led to the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona, he thinks that the climate in which the shooting took place could be an indirect effect of the Internet. "It was a YouTube video played out in real life.""

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Low Level Format using USB Flash Drive?

Luyseyal Luyseyal writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Luyseyal writes "Hey Slashdot. I unwittingly bought one of these terrible flash cards at Fry's and have managed to nuke two of them, successively. I have a USB flash card reader that will read/write the current one at USB 1.0 speed, but it locks up every Ubuntu and XP machine I've come across in high speed access mode. I have read that if I low-level format it that it could be fixed, though my current one doesn't support it. My Google-fu must be weak because I cannot seem to find a USB flash reader that specifies that it will do low-level formatting. Help me Natalie Portman's grits — you are my only hope!"
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The Estonian Internet War

Luyseyal Luyseyal writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Luyseyal writes "Gadi Evron, a computer security expert at Afilias Global Registry Services, wrote to the Bugtraq mailing list today, "About a year ago after coming back from Estonia I promised I'd send in an account of the Estonian 'war'" [PDF]. His account details the background, circumstances, and general methods used by Russian attackers, as well as the political fall-out and recommendations for Internet security."
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FBI Raids Liberty Dollar Offices-Linden Labs Next?

Luyseyal Luyseyal writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Luyseyal writes "On November 14, 2007, FBI agents raided the offices of the Liberty Dollar, an alternative gold-backed currency, which has taken great pains to stay within the bounds of US law. One wonders if Linden Labs got in the business of printing Linden Dollars if they would get the same treatment. With the dollar falling, metal-backed, online-usable currencies may see more demand. PayPal Goldstandard[tm] anyone?"
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Recycle Waste CPU Wafers into Solar Panels

Luyseyal Luyseyal writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Luyseyal writes "IBM has developed a process for scrubbing the data clean from waste silicon wafers, allowing the otherwise highly secret waste to be sold. The silicon quality usually necessary for solar production is very high and the cost of solar panels reflects it. Recycling this waste should help bring down the cost in the long run and add a new profit vector for chip manufacturers."
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Luyseyal Luyseyal writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Luyseyal writes "I tried to submit some items to craigslist but was blocked. I emailed customer service and got this wonderful response: "Yep '.info'. We had to block that due to the large volume of spam eminating [sic] from that extention [sic]. You'll need to use a different email." Harsh."

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