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Former Truck Driver Reconstructs A-bomb

MentlFlos Re:It's a Little Boy gun-type bomb (332 comments)

Of course.

First ingredient is "all the gold jewelry in the house".

After that time consuming step it is simple!

more than 2 years ago

Judge Declares Mistrial Because of Wikipedia

MentlFlos Right thing to do. (558 comments)

I just finished jury duty so this is all fresh in my mind. The jurors job is to determine if the evidence presented shows that the defendant violated specific laws. The judge lets you know specifically what the laws are and explains what they mean if it is too cryptic for a non-lawyer to understand. In the case I was in it basically meant that all 6 of us were used as human lie detectors to see which witnesses were the most truthful. We were encouraged to ask questions if anything was unclear about the law, evidence or charges. Outside interpretations would have tainted the whole thing.

more than 4 years ago

My Automobile Gets __ MPG

MentlFlos Re:Diesel (1141 comments)

except the new Volkswagen TDI, which carries a $5,000 USD premium over its gasoline equivalent.

This isn't as easy to compare as you think. The TDI is pretty much the top level trim version of the gasser with the diesel engine. While it may be $5k over the price of the base level, once you knock the options up so you are comparing similar option packs that number drops to approx $2.5k more for the oil burner.

They are also a hoot to drive. I just got one in April

more than 4 years ago

Any Open Source Solutions For DIY Auto Diagnostics?

MentlFlos Re:1. Complete nonsense; 2. google ELM327 (270 comments)

You've apparently got no understanding of what the OBD II interface lets you do.

OBD II lets you read trouble codes and operational data (sensor values, fuel integrator, ignition timing, etc.), and lets you clear trouble codes.

That's it. There's no danger at all. You can't alter anything other than clearing trouble codes.

I do not think that means what you think that means...

I could very easily use open source software to write out new code to the ECU in my subaru. There was no way (to my knowledge) to have it effect safety systems but you could pop the engine if the wrong bits were flicked.

more than 4 years ago

Man-Made Atomic Clocks the Best In the Universe

MentlFlos Re:Hell yeah! (267 comments)

Man wins again! WHERE is your GOD now?

Good question... I bet his watch was off by a few milliseconds so he missed the appointment.

more than 4 years ago

Rugged Laptop/Tablet Suggestions, 2010 Version?

MentlFlos Re:iPad is still better. (249 comments)

Does AT&T have 3G coverage in the Arabian desert?

I can't even get coverage in Cambridge, MA so I'm going to go out on a limb and guess "no".

more than 4 years ago

Solar-Powered Augmented Reality Contact Lenses

MentlFlos Re:Looks Pretty Vapory (213 comments)

Would teleporting a single atom be beneficial?

It all depends on how long it takes and how fast you can do another one.

more than 4 years ago

Man Threatened Spam Attack In $200,000 Extortion Plot

MentlFlos Re:OMG! (77 comments)

The dude did manage to drag the company through slashdot - there is no water muddier.

I'm not sure what internet you are on. It sure isn't the same one that I'm on.

more than 4 years ago

US Gov't. Ending Its Hands-Off-the-Internet Stance

MentlFlos Re:So (452 comments)

How's that hope and change working out?

spectacular! I'm still hoping for change...

more than 4 years ago

Should I Take Toyota's Software Update?

MentlFlos Re:If it bricks, it's their fault. (750 comments)

First, this is about your safety.

I don't give a flying crap about HIS safety. I care about mine! I want you to be able to stop only so you don't hurt me. Go ahead and fly into a field all by yourself, just don't take me with you.

more than 4 years ago

Italian Court Rules ISPs Must Block Access To Pirate Bay

MentlFlos Re:Good luck! (208 comments)

I'm behind seven proxies!!!

Wow your e-penis is huge!

Or am I?

And mysterious?

more than 4 years ago

USPTO Won't Accept Upside Down Faxes

MentlFlos candy? (427 comments)

When they buy a bag of M&Ms do they throw away all the W, E and 3s too?

more than 4 years ago

Fusion-io IoXtreme's Consumer-Class PCIe SSD — Impressive Throughput

MentlFlos Re:For about $900 (110 comments)

Perhaps he wanted 320GB of space in one volume.

more than 5 years ago

Fujitsu's Latest Mobile Phone Splits In Two

MentlFlos 12 megapixel camera? (140 comments)

How useful is this when you are stuck with the little lens on the camera?

more than 5 years ago

Researchers Build a Browser-Based Darknet

MentlFlos Re:You mean? (163 comments)

Kinda like good old packet HAM radio used to.

mmmmmmmmmmmmmm, ham ::drool::

more than 5 years ago

Hacker Destroys Avsim.com, Along With Its Backups

MentlFlos Re:Lies, damn lies. (780 comments)

Your wife's vagina smells like the Pacific Ocean?

Wow, that is sooooo cool!

Are there any starfish?

The starfish smells very different...

more than 5 years ago

What To Do With Old USB Keys, Low-Capacity Hard Drives?

MentlFlos Re:Just recycle them (546 comments)

The nasty chemicals originally came from the ground.

You mean like oil, coal, and uranium? Yeah, things from the ground can't cause environmental damage.

I prefer natural plants myself. Handy for making rope and, uh, stuff.

more than 5 years ago

What To Do With Old USB Keys, Low-Capacity Hard Drives?

MentlFlos Re:Simple (546 comments)

Hitting a thumb drive with a hammer is not nearly as satisfying as elbow dropping a printer.

You aren't using a big enough hammer.

more than 5 years ago


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