Beta

Slashdot: News for Nerds

×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

UK Cabinet Office Adopts ODF As Exclusive Standard For Sharable Documents

Noah Haders Re:Why ODF? (113 comments)

At work I use the Closed Document Format, as in, I'm not going to open your doc because it is probably shit and I'm not gonna waste my time. DENIED!

7 hours ago
top

How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

Noah Haders Re:Yeah, students will use bandwidth (255 comments)

dude, your total bs. i learned in school that linux is for nerds and virgins. MS gave us all free copies of office to use from home.

2 days ago
top

Japan To Offer $20,000 Subsidy For Fuel-Cell Cars

Noah Haders Re:Why isn't the U.S. doing things like this? (155 comments)

My favorite quote from the reddit link you posted: "my tesla range dropped 1% in 10 months, assuming linear battery degradation I'll still be at 90% in ten years!" lol lol lol lol lol. I had a scrambled egg for breakfast 2 hrs ago, so by linear extension I'll eat 730 eggs this year!

also, there needs to be a new meme on slashdot, something similar to [citation needed], when somebody cites youtube and reddit in their post.

2 days ago
top

Japan To Offer $20,000 Subsidy For Fuel-Cell Cars

Noah Haders Re:Why isn't the U.S. doing things like this? (155 comments)

You want convenience? How about an MOT every 5 years instead of every year? EVs are incredibly simple, and have very few moving parts. They're as close to a solid state device as you're gonna get. Wouldn't surprise me to see the Teslas going for more than 50 years with very little servicing to speak of (apart from tyre changes, and window wipers).

I don't know what MOT means, but I do know that your $70k tesla will need $40k in new batteries in 5 years or else the range goes to shit. but yes, other than that, I imagine they could run for quite a long time.

2 days ago
top

Japan To Offer $20,000 Subsidy For Fuel-Cell Cars

Noah Haders Re:Why isn't the U.S. doing things like this? (155 comments)

Well, efficiency informs us on cost.

efficiency is connected with costs in a loose way. But if we're going to talk about costs then why don't we just talk about costs? I don't know too much about cars, but I know two recent bus projects, where the battery bus fuel cost is $0.30/mi and the fuel cell bus fuel cost is $1.20/mi.

there. was that so hard? facts. we have cut efficiency out because it is a canard.

2 days ago
top

Japan To Offer $20,000 Subsidy For Fuel-Cell Cars

Noah Haders Re:Why isn't the U.S. doing things like this? (155 comments)

*so* *what*. Efficiency is meaningless. What means something is cost per mile. The cost of electricity and cost of hydrogen are completely decoupled from how they are made, so this "efficiency" calc has nothing to do with anything. please stop talking about it.

2 days ago
top

CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don't Work

Noah Haders Re: Karma to burn so fuck you. (154 comments)

It's free as in beer to set up an eBay store, but then you pay pay pay in listing fees, placement fees, payment fees. Don't kid yourself bub.

2 days ago
top

CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don't Work

Noah Haders Re: Karma to burn so fuck you. (154 comments)

yes but it's not free as in beer, is it?

3 days ago
top

White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

Noah Haders Re:Lol (271 comments)

yes because I will be in the white house and it will be epic.

3 days ago
top

White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

Noah Haders Re:Lol (271 comments)

goodness I'm tired of this white house. the sooner the better.

3 days ago
top

CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don't Work

Noah Haders Re: Karma to burn so fuck you. (154 comments)

You misspelled "magneto". I don't think he uses open source.

3 days ago
top

Japan To Offer $20,000 Subsidy For Fuel-Cell Cars

Noah Haders Re:Why isn't the U.S. doing things like this? (155 comments)

to be fair, the primary source of electricity is also fossil fuel, either nat gas or coal. so your high horse isn't as high as you think it is. yes, h2 has higher ghgs than electricity, but there's no economic cost to that and it's still lower than gasoline.

in terms of range, 80 mi is fine for most of my driving, but occasionally I need a car that can do a day trip from LA to San Diego (200 mi round trip), 90% of which is high speed highway, and I'm not going to sweat any range issues.

. There is one retort to the range claim of FCVs- FCV may have more range than an EV, but the car is also much more expensive. If you took an EV and added a tow box with enough battery packs to make the vehicles have comparable price, then the range comparison would be much different.

3 days ago
top

Japan To Offer $20,000 Subsidy For Fuel-Cell Cars

Noah Haders Re:Why isn't the U.S. doing things like this? (155 comments)

h2 is stored at 350 bar or 700 bar. a bit higher than cng at 260 bar (3600psi), but you just spec the tanks appropriately and inspect/replace them appropriately. Any small slow leaks go harmlessly into the air, jut need to watch where you park them. it seems fine to me, you just need precautions. like how you're not supposed to smoke at gas stations.

3 days ago
top

Japan To Offer $20,000 Subsidy For Fuel-Cell Cars

Noah Haders Re:Why isn't the U.S. doing things like this? (155 comments)

ty. a very interesting point, something I hadn't known about. The law review article has a relevant example. It gave the scenario of "Tom", a self-employed realtor who was choosing between a $50k Mercedes sedan and $50k mercedes ultra-suv. The loophole provided a $13k incentive for him to choose the SUV. However, your original quote of $25k is misleading, because Tom would also get a tax deduction (albeit a smaller one) for the mercedes sedan.

3 days ago
top

Japan To Offer $20,000 Subsidy For Fuel-Cell Cars

Noah Haders Re:Why isn't the U.S. doing things like this? (155 comments)

Efficiency is the most important factor in determining cost per mile. A car that requires four times as much electricity will have approximately four times the cost per mile. It will also cause four times the green-house gas emissions, assuming that the source of the electricity is the same.

don't go full retard! what about the costs of the primary fuel, dumb ass??? if you're comparing electricity to other sources, then it matters. photovoltaics are pretty darn inefficient, but sunlight is free so it's a wash. get it?

3 days ago
top

Japan To Offer $20,000 Subsidy For Fuel-Cell Cars

Noah Haders Re:Why isn't the U.S. doing things like this? (155 comments)

are you five? Have you ever even driven a car or owned one? You seem hot have no clue about weighing pros and cons or understanding the challenges new tech must overcome.

who can I tell? You lead with the main argument - EV cars are more efficient in terms of total energy per mile. You know what? nobody gives a crap! the three important things for hydrogen stations are cost per mile, fuel source, and GHGs. nobody cares about mathematical efficiencies.

you know what people do care about? range and convenience time. you know what's not convenient? recharging for four hours every 20 mins!

3 days ago
top

Tesla Model S Hacking Prize Claimed

Noah Haders Re:Not how this is supposed to work... (59 comments)

people have been getting carjacked for some time, but it would suck if all tesla cars across the nation were carjacked at 70mPH on the freeway

3 days ago

Submissions

top

Google buying satellite constellation network; will watch your every movement

Noah Haders Noah Haders writes  |  about a month ago

Noah Haders (3621429) writes "The Wall Street Journal profiles one of Google's recent acquisitions which has implications on mapping, competitive intelligence and even privacy. Skybox Imaging is an intelligence company that by the year 2018 will be able to take satellite imaging to the next level:
By the time its entire fleet of 24 satellites has launched in 2018, Skybox will be imaging the entire Earth at a resolution sufficient to capture, for example, real-time video of cars driving down the highway. And it will be doing it three times a day.
The ability to take such frequent imaging will certainly aid Google's Maps product, but it also opens up a market for competitive intelligence. Skybox says they are already looking at Foxconn every week and are able to pinpoint the next iPhone release based on the density of trucks outside their manufacturing facilities.

Google plans on initially using the technology to improve their Maps product, potentially providing more up-to-date satellite images, but Skybox executives have long term plans for offering their data to outside developers for a fee."

Link to Original Source

Journals

Noah Haders has no journal entries.

Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...