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Tesla Releases Electric Car Patents To the Public

Nygmus Re:what about the battery patents or chargers? (211 comments)

What's more likely is, they're wanting to expand the number of EVs on the road, because with the new "gigafactory' they're building they're poised to be one of the world's biggest suppliers of EV-grade lithium batteries. If Tesla never makes another car but every car on the road uses Tesla batteries for power storage, they still come out ahead.

about 8 months ago

'The Door Problem' of Game Design

Nygmus Re:Will the door have windows? (305 comments)

I believe that one of the higher-ups at Nintendo (possibly Miyamoto?) was quoted as hating load times, and was fairly influential in keeping the N64 as a cartridge-based system. This is also why they've worked to optimize them when possible. Metroid Prime was actually an interesting example, because those games got sneaky and hid the load times by preloading the next room when possible. Doors would pause after being shot before opening if the next room wasn't quite loaded yet, so instead of going to a loading screen and freezing, the game just has a sticky door. God of War did this too, with certain segments of areas that were basically long foot paths between chunks that needed to be loaded. If you replay GoW or GoW2 and encounter a long (10-15s, probably scenic) path without any obstacles to navigate or enemies to murder, that was almost certainly a load buffering section.

about 9 months ago

Assange's Lawyers: Follow Swedish Law, Interrogate Him In the UK

Nygmus Re: Extradition from Sweden is easier (377 comments)

For citizens. Which JA is not. The dogs would tear him to bits behind closed doors in a no-press show trial.

about a year ago

South Carolina Education Committee Removes Evolution From Standards

Nygmus Re: SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (665 comments)

That is actually the bit that boggled me. My world seemed to shrink a bit when I realized that so much of that drivel that is our government feeds back, not to Christianity, but to the bullshit cult sect of Protestantism.

about a year ago

Death By Metadata: The NSA's Secret Role In the US Drone Strike Program

Nygmus Re: Missing the point (202 comments)

Jimmy Carter didn't have the Koch Brothers/Faux News/GodJesusGuns media machine baying for his blood, either.

about a year ago


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