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NIF Compresses Diamonds With 50 Million Atmospheres of Pressure

adric22 There is only one "Solar system" (81 comments)

I see that mistake so often. It should be "star system" because only our star system is called "Solar system" because our star is called Sol.

about 2 months ago

Toyota's Fuel Cell Car To Launch In Japan Next March

adric22 Re:FOOL Cells is what they are (216 comments)

First off, a fuel cell vehicle IS IN FACT an electric car.. just instead of a big battery it uses a fuel cell. So, the Tesla is a very valid comparison being it is the same price and still an electric car.

about 3 months ago

Toyota's Fuel Cell Car To Launch In Japan Next March

adric22 FOOL Cells is what they are (216 comments)

So for $70,000 why would I want to buy this car versus a Tesla Model S? Or two Chevy Volts?

about 3 months ago

Tesla Releases Electric Car Patents To the Public

adric22 This really does work to their advantage (211 comments)

Right now they have virtually zero real competition. On the other side, many people are still afraid of electric cars for one reason or another. And by helping the market expand, it will help their own brand succeed too.

about 3 months ago

Gun Rights Groups Say They Don't Oppose Smart Guns, Just Mandates

adric22 I'm very, VERY pro-gun (584 comments)

And I have no problem with these smart guns for anyone who wants to buy one. In fact, I could see advantages for these guns under certain circumstances if I was in situations where there was a risk my gun would be taken away from me in a struggle. However, personally I would not want one of these. The main reason being that it is another point of possible failure or breakdown that could keep my gun from firing in the event I need to use it. When people need to use a gun in self-defense they usually have less than a second to make that decision and pull the trigger. THere is no time to be fiddling with some gizmo or something that might prevent the gun from firing.

about 4 months ago

Will the Nissan Leaf Take On the Tesla Model S At Half the Price?

adric22 Re:what happens when the batters wears out? (398 comments)

While it is true, if you keep the car long enough you'll eventually need a new battery. The battery warranty is for 8 years, or 10 years in some states. Nissan hasn't released a price for a replacement pack. Most experts believe the battery costs around $5,000 currently. But it will probably be half that price by the time you need to replace it. On the flip side, the electric car requires almost no regular maintenance like your CR-V does. And when you do replace the battery, the car should be good to go for another 10 years because the rest of the car should last much longer than a gasoline car.

about 5 months ago

Why Darmok Is a Good Star Trek: TNG Episode

adric22 Re:Bullshit Made Up Language (512 comments)

As somebody who studies language - I agree. You can't make analogies in the first place without a functional language. And if you have a functional language, why make up analogies? And seriously, how can the communicate complex ideas? Can you imagine them trying to write a book explaining microprocessor design?

about 6 months ago

Back To the Moon — In Four Years

adric22 Lets divert some military funds (292 comments)

You know just 1% of our military budget diverted to NASA could do amazing things.. imagine if we diverted half of that budget!

about 6 months ago

Majority of Young American Adults Think Astrology Is a Science

adric22 They're probably mixing up Astronomy and Astrology (625 comments)

I hear people constantly get those two words mixed up. Obviously they sound similar, but have quite different meanings. I'd be surprised if that many people really believed astrology was a science.

about 7 months ago

IBM's PC Junior Turns 30, Too

adric22 Re:Not as bad as the reviews made it seem (178 comments)

I too do not understand why the PC Jr did not sell better. It had graphics and sound that were way better than everything else in the PC-compatible industry at the time and the Tandy 1000 carried on the video and sound systems for several years and were still better. I've recently been playing with DOSBox and set the system type to "tandy" and have played some of my old favorite games and I've been pleasantly surprised how good they look and sound compared to a similar system of the time with CGA or even EGA.

about 8 months ago

3-D Printed Gun Ban Fails In Senate

adric22 Bullets are still made of metal (414 comments)

So what if your gun is undetectable. Bullets are still made of metal and will show up on Xray and metal detectors. But even these 3D printed guns have small bits of metal in them for the firing pin.

about 9 months ago

Physicists Plan to Build a Bigger LHC

adric22 I'd rather the money go for a Mars mission. (263 comments)

I mean particle physics is cool, but it doesn't do anything for the human spirit of exploration like a mission to Mars would.

about 10 months ago

Without Plutonium, Deep-Space Probe Missions May Sputter Out

adric22 Just watch the movie UHF (268 comments)

Apparently Philo gives the secret of how to make plutonium from common household objects.

about a year ago

Sony & Panasonic Plan Next-Gen 300 GB Optical Discs By the End of 2015

adric22 Re:It has to be more reliable than DVDs (289 comments)

I'm in the same camp. Especially when doing a monthly backup, I don't really care how long it takes to write. I just want to make sure when it comes time to read it that it works. The only success I ever had was with DVD-RAM, especially the ones in the caddy cartridges. Of course, 4GB just won't cut it today. Off the shelf DVD-R was a joke. Sometimes the discs would work for a few weeks before developing errors, even if stored in a jewel case in a dark, cool room, with no humidity.

about a year ago

Sony & Panasonic Plan Next-Gen 300 GB Optical Discs By the End of 2015

adric22 But, How Reliable are They? (289 comments)

One of the MAIN reasons I gave up optical discs is because they were not reliable. Sure, the factory pressed discs were okay. But anything burned at home seemed to have a lifespan of 2 years tops before it started to degrade. At one point I was buying expensive DVD-RAM for backups because it was actually business-grade and would last for a long time. But the capacity soon became too low to use anymore, especially considering the cost of the discs. I have heard about the "archive quality" discs but have never put any to the test.

about a year ago

FTC Wins Huge $7.5 Million Penalty Against "Do Not Call" List Violator

adric22 What about those home security systems? (136 comments)

I get a call EVERY DAY from some automated message telling me "The FBI reports there is a break in every 15 minutes" I have tried asking them nicely to stop calling me, tried cursing at them, tried screaming at them, tried threatening them with bodily harm. They still call me EVERY DAY from a different phone number. I asked them yesterday "You have called me over 100 times and I have not been interested. Did you think maybe if you just called me one....more...time.... that I'd change my mind?" If I knew where these people operated out of, I'd burn their building down.

about a year ago

ReactOS 0.3.15 Released

adric22 I used to be really excited about this.... not now (252 comments)

Back in the 1990's I was really excited about this project. I really hated how Microsoft had a strangle hold on the entire industry and there was no sign that it was going to change anytime soon. This project was promising in that it really offered a possible solution. But they're about 13 years too late. Far too little progress has been made. Microsoft has already been knocked off of its pedestal and now there are viable alternatives that consumers are embracing. Specifically, MacOS, IOS, and Android devices. Linux is still a niche for desktops. And the browser is really the thing that killed Microsoft more than anything else.

about a year ago


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