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Tesla About To Start Battery-Swap Pilot Program

NEDHead Announcing a Kickstarter Project (115 comments)

Be the first to contribute to the latest Tesla accessory project - The Tag-a-Long battery trailer/camper. It extends your mileage 4 fold, while providing a comfortable living environment when stranded alongside the road.

yesterday
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Tesla About To Start Battery-Swap Pilot Program

NEDHead I see a problem here (115 comments)

What happens when one of the little cells gets put in with the pointy part the wrong way? I mean, like, there must be a zillion in each car! Chances are good someone will goof it up, especially in the dark at night. And are all the AAA guys going to keep a bunch next to their gas can?

yesterday
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A New Law For Superconductors

NEDHead In Other News (53 comments)

A researcher has identified a new social law that describes exactly the probability of getting lucky, which only relies on 17 variables, each of which needs only be adjusted for each pairing of two individuals.

3 days ago
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James Watson's Nobel Prize Goes On Auction This Week

NEDHead I smell a Kickstarter (355 comments)

To buy the medal and give it to Rosalind's heirs

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

NEDHead I hope (720 comments)

you have a good prenup

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Objective C Vs. Swift For a New iOS Developer?

NEDHead Re:You're Never an Idiot (211 comments)

Homeopathy is not something, it is nothing.

about three weeks ago
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What Will It Take To Make Automated Vehicles Legal In the US?

NEDHead Re:2013 or so? Because we are already in 2014? (320 comments)

Free Will may or may not be a myth, but in either case you really didn't 'have' to type something there.

about 2 months ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

NEDHead Re:Let me get this right (839 comments)

You give everyone a 'get out of tax free' debit card. Reloads every year with $x value, so for the first $x you pay no tax. You can even set tiers so after $x, then the next $y is at a reduced tax rate, etc. Each card fully resets each year, and is non transferable (photo ID or some such)

about 2 months ago
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Bill Gates: Piketty's Attack on Income Inequality Is Right

NEDHead Re:Let me get this right (839 comments)

If you had read the summary at a minimum, you would have noted that Gates was advocating 1) moving away from a 'labor' tax to a 2) Progressive 'consumption' tax.

It is ok to disagree, but at least disagree with what he actually said.

about 2 months ago
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Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

NEDHead It's about time (395 comments)

It has been days since my last battery breakthrough fix. When is the next solar panel announcement?

about 2 months ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

NEDHead Re: And? (367 comments)

Hey! Camels gotta earn a living too. Think of their families!

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: VPN Setup To Improve Latency Over Multiple Connections?

NEDHead Re:What makes you think (174 comments)

well, I recently installed about 10,000 square feet of sod and it cost me about $3500 just for the sod, so...

about 2 months ago
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Is It Time To Throw Out the College Application System?

NEDHead One improvment suggestion (389 comments)

Limit each applicant to three colleges, instead of the insane blanketing of the choices that goes on today.

Makes the student more responsible for refining the selections and quality of presentation, and not relying on the crap-shoot approach.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 10

NEDHead At This Rate (644 comments)

How long before I can reinstall Windows 95 and be up to date?

about 3 months ago
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NASA Expands Commercial Space Program

NEDHead Re:Turf building (24 comments)

I personally have reservations regarding the Indians

about 3 months ago
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Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

NEDHead Re:Black holes can exist without a singularity (356 comments)

I agree that I exaggerated regarding the "whole future of the universe". However my point was that sufficient of the future would be 'seen' that the effect I postulated would be true.

Hey, I wasn't expecting a trip to Oslo.

Can you describe a scenario where I am incorrect on the time dilation issue? Not to be argumentative, but just for my enlightenment.

about 3 months ago
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Physicist Claims Black Holes Mathematically Don't Exist

NEDHead Re:Black holes can exist without a singularity (356 comments)

'Lead to' implies something that occurs after passage of (local) time.

Sure, and in classical GR you end up dividing by zero. The point I was making was that 'finite time' is not zero time, and the disparity in the rate of time inside the event horizon vs far away allows plenty of time for quantum effects in the form of Hawking radiation to intervene and dissipate the black hole before the posited singularity come into existence. Since the events transpire over finite time, no infinite force is required.

about 3 months ago

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