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State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives

Newander Re:Rent a Tesla for $1 (324 comments)

And the electoral college was created so that the average person wouldn't have too much say in who the president should be.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Choosing a Web Language That's Long-Lived, and Not Too Buzzy?

Newander Re:Perl (536 comments)

So your beef is with Regular Expressions?

about 3 months ago
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Red Dwarfs Could Sterilize Alien Worlds of Life

Newander Re:This is bad news (76 comments)

Yes, any humanoid species that evolved under a red sun would be regarded by us as some sort of "super man" he would likely be faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.

about 4 months ago
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Future of Cars: Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Or Electric?

Newander Re:Not edge case (659 comments)

If you want torque then electric is the obvious choice.

about 4 months ago
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'Thermoelectrics' Could One Day Power Cars

Newander Re:power cars? technically no (174 comments)

Sure, but we can sum the very little power from many sources.

about 5 months ago
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'Thermoelectrics' Could One Day Power Cars

Newander Re:power cars? technically no (174 comments)

If the car is electric it could be powered by waste heat from industrial processes and primary power generation.

about 5 months ago
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Introducing a Calendar System For the Information Age

Newander Re:Um no (224 comments)

Planck length is the only rational measure of distance.

about 6 months ago
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Measles Outbreak In NYC

Newander Re: Obvious Answer (747 comments)

The problem is that the antivaxers have had their shots. It's their kids that are being put at risk. There is also the problem that they reduce herd immunity and put at risk individuals who are legitimately unable to have vaccinations such as very young babies and those with certain autoimmune diseases.

about 6 months ago
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Seafloor Carpet Mimics Muddy Seabed To Harness Wave Power

Newander Re:Forstering habitat. (20 comments)

I've always thought that cork flooring was well suited to wet environments.

about 7 months ago
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Exxon Mobile CEO Sues To Stop Fracking Near His Texas Ranch

Newander Re:Rich, white hypocrites? Say it aint so!!! (317 comments)

I wouldn't have had to make my bed if only we had the gold standard! Fiat currency causes dirty dishes.

about 7 months ago
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Nintendo Could Base Comeback On Improving Peoples' Health

Newander Re:Great plan Nintendo (129 comments)

Because the earlier argument was that Nintendo was a bunch of bandwagon jumpers that are just getting into fitness.

about 7 months ago
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Nintendo Could Base Comeback On Improving Peoples' Health

Newander Re:Great plan Nintendo (129 comments)

So is it a bandwagon or a past fad?

about 7 months ago
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Man Shot To Death For Texting During Movie

Newander Re:Double bind (1431 comments)

Its primary purpose is to inform the citizen of their intended place in the scheme of checks and balances. The right to keep and bear arms is primarily meant as a counterweight to the ability of the government to use arms on the citizen, in instances where the other existing checks and balances have failed. It is both a deterrent to government corruption and a last resort for a population which finds themselves oppressed.

This is simply not true. If we look at either of the two texts of the second amendment:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

As passed by congress

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

As ratified by the states

and take into account the role that militias played at that point in history. We can see that the primary focus of the second amendment is for the government to be able to quickly raise an army to defend against external aggression. The obsession with the possibility that we'll need to rise up against the government in a violent coup is a relatively new invention likely originating in southern angst over the failed revolution.

about 8 months ago
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'Darkness Ray' Beams Invisibility From a Distance

Newander Re:No more need for /. (86 comments)

But then you'd be missing out on our witty repartee.

about 10 months ago
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Interview: Ben Heck Answers Your Questions

Newander PCB Printer (44 comments)

Ben,

There are desktop printers for circuit boards. They can be a bit pricey, but they are available.

LPKF ProtoMat S43

about 10 months ago
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Interview: Ben Heck Answers Your Questions

Newander Re:Mouse + Keyboard on Consoles? (44 comments)

Don't forget that the Dreamcast had a mouse and keyboard to play Quake 3

about 10 months ago

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