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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

Rinikusu Re:And this is why there's traffic... (593 comments)

I'm having a hard time figuring out what's around UCLA in a 2 mile radius where this would be true, however. I've walked from UCLA to koreatown a few times, in about 2 hours, and that's much more than 2 miles. That part of town is full of students and Brentwood dicks, but there's sidewalks. That stretch down Wilshire that turns into a speedway would be irritating on a bike. The OP is right: nobody walks in LA and that's kind of stupid with our weather and traffic.

4 days ago
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

Rinikusu Re:Perhaps the need a bigger highway? (593 comments)

Those side streets are full of families and kids. Drive in Los Angeles for awhile and you'll understand why diverting a bunch of Type A asshole drivers through residential neighborhoods is asking for disaster.

4 days ago
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

Rinikusu Re:And this is why there's traffic... (593 comments)

150cc is the minimum on the freeway. I ride a 650cc bike and I've done both surface and streets for my commute. I average about 45 minutes either way. By street, it's 8ish miles, same time, but more fuel intensive from stop and go traffic. By freeway, it's 12 miles, but at a constant 30-35 with lane splitting (everyone else is crawling 15-20mph.. the guidelines are no more than 15mph differential and 35mph max, but that's just a guideline, not a law.. officer's discretion for reckless riding), and I get a good 25% fuel economy increase. I still end up using the same amount of fuel, same time, but I put more miles on the bike. However, I found once I got used to splitting on the freeway, my stress levels are much lower than on the street.

However, I also only take the bike to work. I do everything else via the bus and subway system, as well as walking (I walk around 5 miles/day).

If you don't need a car in LA, a motorcycle/scooter can be an amazing thing. I haven't owned a car since 2006 (short 3 or 4 months with a van, but it was more of a PITA than it was worth) and don't plan to own another unless I move out of socal.

4 days ago
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No More Foamy Beer, Thanks To Magnets

Rinikusu Didn't someone do this with gasoline? (130 comments)

I seem to recall someone using magnets in the carburetor in some sort of fuel economy scam, is this based on the same thing?

about a week ago
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"Fat-Burning Pill" Inches Closer To Reality

Rinikusu Re:Magic Pill - Self Discipline (153 comments)

Had one of those checkups at the doctor's office and we talked about the same thing. Given the option of working out and managing my diet or a pill? Pill. Every time. Doctor agreed. Bring the future.

Until then, excercise and diet it is.

about a week ago
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Report: Big Issues Remain Before Drones Can Safely Access National Airspace

Rinikusu Re:For safe integration with existing air traffic (129 comments)

/* What mechanism do you have in mind that will stop somebody from throwing together $200 worth of parts and flying a nice little camera-carrying quadcopter anyway? */

There isn't one. You seem to be under the impression that law is about prevention. Law merely provides a legal avenue to pursue *justice*. As many people point out: we have laws against murder and people still commit murder. You're right. The law gives us the framework to go after murderers and provide punishments that we, collectively, agree is appropriate (yes, there are plenty of times that incorrect sentencing and yes, there's the concept of unjust laws, etc). Those punishments and the justice system may serve as a deterrent, but that's not the primary basis for law.

about two weeks ago
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LA Mayor Proposes Earthquake Retrofits On Thousands of Buildings

Rinikusu Re:What's the mayors plan... (178 comments)

Don't you worry. They'll be sold at auction, gutted, retrofitted, and turned into 600sq ft condos starting at $675k with $500+/month HOA fees (to pay for the retrofitting).

about two weeks ago
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Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

Rinikusu Re:Greasing Palms. (280 comments)

You, sir*, are a fucking idiot.

*or madam.

about two weeks ago
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Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

Rinikusu Re:No (545 comments)

I'd say so. And you guys wonder why other people want a union. It has nothing to do with quality of work, but quality of life after work.

about two weeks ago
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In North Korea, Hackers Are a Handpicked, Pampered Elite

Rinikusu Do they get laid? (102 comments)

"North Korea reports increased imports of Fedoras as legions of self-styled hackers flood the state to compete for tech jobs."

about two weeks ago
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Researchers Design DNA With New Shapes and Structures

Rinikusu New shapes and structures? (47 comments)

I will not be satisfied until they spell out METALLICA in DNA. (pre-black album metallica, you know)

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Convincing My Company To Stop Using Passwords?

Rinikusu Re:It could be worse (247 comments)

That's the combination to my luggage!

about two weeks ago
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FBI: Wiper Malware Has Korean Language Packs, Hard Coded Targets

Rinikusu If this is about "The Interview" .. (81 comments)

I'm going to laugh my ass off and for SURE go see the movie. Maybe even twice. And buy the DVD.

about two weeks ago
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Taxi Medallion Prices Plummet Under Pressure From Uber

Rinikusu Re:Both cause and effect of Uber success (329 comments)

Some states already do. I had to get an F endorsement to deliver pizzas in Tennessee. It's amazing how quickly laws like that get passed once someone-in-the-legislature's kid gets killed by someone trying to be the Deliverator in the real world.

about three weeks ago
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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

Rinikusu Re:Sad... (390 comments)

(and didn't Luke fly his x-wing in Dagoba's atmosphere?)

about three weeks ago
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First Star War Episode 7 Trailer Released

Rinikusu Re:Sad... (390 comments)

Perhaps technological advances between the end of 6 and beginning of 7 have overcome these obstacles.

about three weeks ago
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How the World's First Computer Was Rescued From the Scrap Heap

Rinikusu Re:Essentially lost: only 8 out of 40 panels (126 comments)

I suppose someone could rig up a raspberry pi and add a bunch of sleep() counters to simulate the actual computing speed and give you the "simulation" of using the real deal, right?

about three weeks ago
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Sony Pictures Computer Sytems Shut Down After Ransomware Hack

Rinikusu What kind of IT department does Sony run? (155 comments)

No offense to the actual IT workers at Sony, as I'm sure their hands are as tied as management allows, but it does make me wonder how this kind of shit gets through IT and not only infects one office, but nationwide, without garnering any attention from the IT pros getting paid to stop things like this?

about three weeks ago
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The Nintendo DS Turns 10

Rinikusu Re:Funny Timing (61 comments)

Having owned a DS and a few other portable gaming systems.. I have to say my favorite handheld is my Gameboy Advance Micro. Battery life is excellent, portability factor is unmatched, and I much prefer carts over discs (PSP), and even over the DS cards.

about a month ago
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Blowing On Money To Tell If It Is Counterfeit

Rinikusu Hey there... (114 comments)

How fast can you blow a hundred bucks?

about a month ago

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