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Under the Chassis: A Look At Tesla's Battery Shield

OverlordQ Re:Problems? (152 comments)

The sample size of total number of Tesla's is still considerably smaller then ICE vehicles.

about a week ago
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Algorithm Challenge: Burning Man Vehicle Exodus

OverlordQ Re:Not having been there (273 comments)

Sounds like you're part of those hippies if you think they leave no trace.

How about reading a real report about the impact.

I think you were saying something about "Know what you're talking about before posting"

about two weeks ago
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Algorithm Challenge: Burning Man Vehicle Exodus

OverlordQ Re:Not having been there (273 comments)

> meaning that letting people just drive off over the desert will tear up the earth (and damage the ecosystem there) and allow people to try to jump on to the road anywhere they please

As if Burning Man itself hasn't done enough of that already?

about two weeks ago
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If Ridesharing Is Banned, What About Ride-Trading?

OverlordQ Re:There is no "Sharing" going on (353 comments)

Uber doesn't bill itself as ridesharing, and Uber drivers are licensed car for hires.

about three weeks ago
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If Ridesharing Is Banned, What About Ride-Trading?

OverlordQ Re:Not playing nice. (353 comments)

> Sounds like, after doing a quick 15 minutes of research that Uber, Lyft and their kin don't really care to play by the established regulations for for-hire drivers.

False.

about three weeks ago
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If Ridesharing Is Banned, What About Ride-Trading?

OverlordQ Re:Free market (353 comments)

Aahahahahhaha. Come to Dallas and tell me regulation has fixed any of that. Yellow Cab is the monopoly here and they're utter shit and they have the city on their payroll to keep companies like Uber out.

about three weeks ago
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Tesla Model S Gets Titanium Underbody Shield, Aluminum Deflector Plates

OverlordQ Re:Titanium? (314 comments)

> In the event of a crash where there is grinding across the titanium shield, there would be a lot of sparks on the outside, but no damage to the batteries.

Thank god a Tesla could never crash into anything carrying gasoline.

about three weeks ago
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Speedy Attack Targets Web Servers With Outdated Linux Kernels

OverlordQ No Details (93 comments)

So the webserver was compromised and JavaScript was inserted and their first thought is it's the kernel?

about a month ago
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Bitcoin Inventor Satoshi Nakamoto Outed By Newsweek

OverlordQ Re:Why? (390 comments)

> Wrong, but it does match the public misconception. It's commonly believed that he's sitting on nearly half a billion dollars, and facts to the contrary won't even slow down those who will try to collect.

So where did those coins go then if you say he doesn't have them.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Modern Web Development Applied Science Associates Degree?

OverlordQ Associates (246 comments)

A Bachelors of Arts in anything scientific generally implies that you're not going to get enough exposure to anything you'll actually be doing, much less an associates. So sure, if you want to develop a program that teaches things they could pick up for $20 out of a book and make your college thousands, then 'Associates of Applied Science' sounds perfect.

about a month and a half ago
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A Dedicated Shell For Git Commands

OverlordQ Re:I don't see the point (96 comments)

They're a Ruby on Rails shop, what were you expecting?

about 2 months ago
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Kansas To Nix Expansion of Google Fiber and Municipal Broadband

OverlordQ Re:munis are broke (430 comments)

> How is this a bad deal for the city or it's constituents?

Because it teaches them how much the telcos screw them over.

about 3 months ago
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Romanian Bitcoin Entrepreneur Steps In To Pay OpenBSD Shortfall

OverlordQ Re:Perhaps... (209 comments)

Daily 12.000.000 usd worth of bitcoin is converted on biggest exchange

Converted maybe, withdrawn? Hell no. Withdrawing USD from any of the exchanges is next to impossible.

about 3 months ago
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A Rebuttal To Charles Stross About Bitcoin

OverlordQ Re:Bitcoin is vulernable to government manipulatio (396 comments)

> Bitcoins strength lies in its ability to be used as a payment processing network - and at a fraction of the cost of traditional payment networks (visa, mastercard, paypal, SWIFT, etc).

It's only fractional the cost for people receiving money. It doesn't cost me anything to send people money using USD.

about 3 months ago
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US Federal Judge Rules Suspicionless Border Searches of Laptops Constitutional

OverlordQ TrueCrypt (462 comments)

~nt~

about 4 months ago
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Justine Sacco, Internet Justice, and the Dangers of a Righteous Mob

OverlordQ Re:Or maybe... (399 comments)

And never get another one again. Unless it's PR spokesperson for the KKK.

about 4 months ago

Submissions

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OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 7 years ago

OverlordQ (264228) writes "A new report on climate over the world's southernmost continent shows that temperatures during the late 20th century did not climb as had been predicted by many global climate models. This comes soon after the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that strongly supports the conclusion that the Earth's climate as a whole is warming, largely due to human activity. David Bromwich, professor of professor of atmospheric sciences in the Department of Geography, and researcher with the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University, reported on this work at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science at San Francisco."
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OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 7 years ago

OverlordQ (264228) writes "A new report on climate over the world's southernmost continent shows that temperatures during the late 20th century did not climb as had been predicted by many global climate models. This comes soon after the latest report by the that strongly supports the conclusion that the Earth's climate as a whole is warming, largely due to human activity. David Bromwich, professor of professor of atmospheric sciences in the Department of Geography, and researcher with the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University, reported on this work at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science at San Francisco."

Journals

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Slashdot blows goats

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  about 3 years ago

This redesign is seriously pissing me off, trying to click links in collapsed comments just expands that comment. Clicking again just expands the next higher level comment, and so on and so forth. Then once all the bullshit is done expanding clicking the link does nothing! How the hell does /. fail so hard.

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I think I died last night

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Logged in to see this:

15 moderator points expire 2011-02-11.

It only took a decade but I finally got mod points again.

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Wherefore thou art Mod Points?

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 4 years ago

So, saw a comment today regarding some people getting 10 mod points instead of the normal 5. Must be nice, I haven't seen any mod points in literally 6+ years. I can pretty much narrow down when they disappeared too, after posting in political articles from a conservative standpoint. Supposedly there's no 'blacklist' but I'm sure it's statistically very very unlikely to go without mod points for so long. Anybody else suffering from an suspiciously odd drought of mod points?

(And yes, I'm not using Wherefore thou art to mean why)

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Google Disables IMAP?

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 6 years ago

I don't know how many of you have checked your GMail this morning, but having pulled an all-nighter again, I got a rather strange notice in Thunderbird saying my account was not enabled for IMAP, or something to that nature. Upon logging into GMail's web-interface, I noticed in the Settings page "Forwarding and POP/IMAP" has reverted back to "Forwarding and POP" again. Is this permanent, or just a temporary change by Google?

Edit: Strangest one-off bug, signed out, then signed back in again, and the setting is back.

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Not So Global Warming

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 7 years ago

A new report on climate over the world's southernmost continent shows that temperatures during the late 20th century did not climb as had been predicted by many global climate models. This comes soon after the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that strongly supports the conclusion that the Earth's climate as a whole is warming, largely due to human activity. David Bromwich, professor of professor of atmospheric sciences in the Department of Geography, and researcher with the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University, reported on this work at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science at San Francisco.

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Ghetto

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Got my car broken into again, almost caught them in the act too. For those keeping score this is B&E #3, and broken window #2 with a bonus completely bent window frame. This time I had my factory radio in, and I guess they didnt want the tape deck since it's still in there. Overall I guess they didn't take anything so that's a plus. Another plus is I dont have a concealed carry license and I dont have a gun by my bed so I couldn't shoot at them as they drove off, because I would of been very so tempted, but then I'd prolly get in trouble for discharging a firearm. Oh well, it's 3:41am and I got classes at 9:30, but stuff like this pisses me off and I need to rant.

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Woot

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Happy Day,

On February 15th, the one and only Ann Coulter is going to be at my college to speak, and I gots me a ticket :)

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Mozilla isn't the 'Good Guy' anymore.

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Sorry to say it, but it's not. Given the recent posts on slashdot from devs/ex-devs and considering their 'old boy' attitude on this bug (can't link from slashdot). Add in that whole MNG fiasco, it looks less and less that the Mozilla devs care about what their users want and more of what they want.

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Calling All Pilots

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Well not all pilots, military pilots. I'm trying to verify some info I was told a *long* time ago about a certain button on the KC-135 (Can't remember which Bloc/Revision/etc but I'm guessing a 135R) that sits between the APU starts. Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

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OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 9 years ago Since I'm too lazy to retype out the story I'll just copy paste how I told it on IRC:

<@OvrLrd-Q> i about died driving home from school lol
<@MrPilot> damn straight.
<@MrPilot> ack
<@MrPilot> what did you do this time
<@OvrLrd-Q> lol wasn't me
<@OvrLrd-Q> ok
<@OvrLrd-Q> there was this trailer, wide load
<@OvrLrd-Q> hauling this big boiler thing
<@OvrLrd-Q> van behind it
<@OvrLrd-Q> then me
<@OvrLrd-Q> driving down I-35
<@OvrLrd-Q> it (the wide load truck) slammed on its brakes or something
<@OvrLrd-Q> cuz it started slowing down real fast
<@OvrLrd-Q> so I change into the right lane to go around since i'm like wtfmblts
<@OvrLrd-Q> anyways I switch over
<@OvrLrd-Q> look in the lane, look back at the wide load trailer, look at the lane again
<@OvrLrd-Q> and think
<@OvrLrd-Q> "Oh so that's why it's slowing down"
<@OvrLrd-Q> and I put on my brakes to avoid the tire that's rolling down the highway
<@MrPilot> rofl
<@OvrLrd-Q> i dont mean tire I mean rim and all
<@OvrLrd-Q> bounced down the road a bit, hit the guardrail and bounced over

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Getting the DDoS

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Nothing like a nice DDoS to clean out the connection in the morning. Evidently I pissed somebody off lol, had a good 800+ kb/s incoming UDP flood coming from spoofed IP's and before that a ICMP flood. WHeeee!

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Mod Points

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Wow, looking back, I have had mod points in quite a while. Wheras I used to get em at least once a week if not more, I haven't had any in the past 3-4 months. Is there some moderating blacklist or something? I think I'll investigate :)

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Slashdot Code Bugs

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  about 10 years ago

Hi there,

Do you mind telling us how you purchased fractional quantities of a
Slashdot subscription yesterday? We're trying to figure out how to
fix this apparent bug, and it would be nice to know how you did it.
Thanks.
-- Jamie McCarthy
jamie@slashdot.org

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Worse then the /. Effect

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 10 years ago

There is a thing worse then the /. effect . . . I deem it the . . . DRUDGE EFFECT (Drudge Report)

VISITS TO DRUDGE
10/30/03
  007,528,755 IN PAST 24 HOURS
  182,871,824 IN PAST 31 DAYS
1,806,293,267 IN PAST YEAR

Considering /. only does 3M+ hits a day (according to Taco's Journal), dont get linked from Drudge Report :) considering it has over twice as many hits a day as slashdot.

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Moderation Borked

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Is there some Moderation Boycott I didn't hear about? I used to browse at +2 but found that way to cluttered so I changed that to +3 . . now I rarely if ever see more then 10 posts modded more then +3 per story. . . is the Moderation System borked or are people just not using their mod points or what?

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Internal Messenging

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 10 years ago

What I think would be an interesting, albeit probably a bad idea in the long run (spam), is an Internal Messenging system for slashdot. Users can send private messages to each other, instead of having to post it in their Journals. This way, I could find out why the hell some people put me as a friend, for instance ;)

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Karma Bonus Borked?

OverlordQ OverlordQ writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Just looking back through my recent comments, I haven't been getting the automagick +2 for having excellent karma? Does that not apply anymore? all my comments ahve started out at +1 :/ Strange. . . . Any Ideas?

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