top Multiple Manufacturers Push Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars, But Can They Catch Tesla?
One nit: Tesla has not yet solved the recharge time problem. Sure, you can drive cross-country in a Tesla, but if you value your time, it's not nearly as convenient as doing so in a regular ICE car. But they're doing their darnedest to make it better.
(Disclaimer: I too own an all-electric vehicle)
top The Cult of Elon Musk Shines With Steve Jobs' Aura
Let me get this straight. You're giving more credit to a politician. A politician who didn't even write the law. A politician who did nothing but sign a piece of paper presented to him by 535 other policitians. He didn't invent anything. He didn't build anything.
And you're going to hold him up as having done *more* for the environment than an entrepreneur who spent - and risked - his entire fortune to make electric cars a mainstream reality.
about a month and a half ago
top Wheel Damage Adding Up Quickly For Mars Rover Curiosity
As explained in the article, the skin is useful for travelling over a sandy surface.
top Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets
Would it pull over if it sees the blinking lights / siren behind it?
Sure. Why wouldn't it? It can detect cars with radar, and see flashing lights with cameras.
I think the hard question is whether it should try to get out of the way, or pull into an intersection to clear a lane (ambulance, fire truck, police), or if it should actually pull the whole way over off of the road and stop (police).
Could you spoof it with a bunch of blinking xmas lights on the side of the road?
No. Putting blinking lights on a car might spoof it, but that will probably get you arrested for impersonating a police vehicle.
top Crowdsourcing Confirms: Websites Inaccessible on Comcast
This sounds like a very poorly-configured DNS server. There are other server issues as well. Some are slow. Others like to return their own special pages when you mistype a domain name. I've been using
DNS Benchmark to determine the best set of DNS servers to use for a home network. It's a neat tool that provides a lot of information succinctly - be sure to read the walkthrough to understand what it's showing you.
top Tesla Used A Third of All Electric-Car Batteries Last Year
No cooling water No brake fluid
Don't go crazy. There is still brake fluid in an electric car. And they still have radiators of various types for cooling purposes.
top Apple Fixes Dangerous SSL Authentication Flaw In iOS
I wouldn't blame the goto here.
The problem is single-line if bodies.
Or not using a tool that auto-indents the code.
top AT&T Introduces "Sponsored Data" Allowing Services to Bypass 4G Data Caps
I think the shift key on your mighty model M is only working sporadically.
top How One Man Fought His ISP's Bad Behavior and Won
DNS Benchmark to determine the best performing public DNS servers for my home network. Interestingly, it turned out to be neither my ISP's nor Google's public servers.
There appears to now be a similar, open-source DNS benchmarking program available:
namebench. I haven't tried it out, but it looks promising.
top PC Makers Plan Rebellion Against Microsoft At CES
Google's dirty tactics include using and selling personal information on end users.
While Google does collect and make use of the personal information of end users, the one thing that they have NEVER done is sell that information to any third parties.
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top Adults Make Riskier, More Inconsistent Decisions As They Get Older, Study Finds
For that matter, I think that once I reach age 65, I'll start to also become bored with life and start taking some chances here and there.
Call it "Walter White Syndrome". :-)
top Don't Fly During Ramadan
You are correct. The only difference is that the Westboro Baptist Church isn't governing an entire country, spending nine billion per year on a military force and attempting to develop nuclear weapons.
top NHTSA Gives the Model S Best Safety Rating of Any Car In History
Earlier this year, there was a bad accident where a Tesla Model S hit a 90 Honda Accord head-on:
Tesla vs Honda Head-on Collision. The two people in the Accord were killed immediately. The Accord was a crumpled mess, as you can see from the photo in the article. The Tesla driver had only minor injuries. He was able to simply open his door and exit the vehicle. The accident itself is a terrible tragedy, but seeing a real-world example helps you to see just how safe the vehicle is.
top Google Pressure Cookers and Backpacks: Get a Visit From the Feds
The police didn't intercept her Google searches.
She posted pictures of M-66 explosives publicly on her Facebook account.
Google Plus posting on the topic
The facebook photo in question
top Norwegian Town Using Sun-Tracking Mirrors To Light Up Dark Winter Days
Now we could hack into the controller and reprogram it to direct the sun to a single point and voila! Instant death ray. Might help with the tourist problem.
How would that help attract more touri...
top Competitors Complain To EC That Free Android Is a 'Trojan Horse'
Google is really good at coming into markets and offering a free product and in doing that sort of stymieing the development of alternatives.
Do you remember the cell phone market before Android? Phones were expensive. Phones were locked down. Not only did you have to pay for apps, you also had to pay for stupid things like ringtones. Android helped drive down the price of smartphones. Android helped sprout a ton of cheap phones & tablets that otherwise would not have a decent OS to run. about a year and a half ago
top SXSW: Elon Musk Talks Reusable Rockets, Tesla Controversy
Indeed. In the early 1900's, before there were three gas stations at every intersection, travelers would often have to stop at a farmhouse and ask to buy some gas from the farmer. No stealing necessary.
It's still early days for electric cars. Tesla is doing more than most to accelerate their development and adoption.
about a year and a half ago
top Google Will Cut 1,200 More Jobs At Motorola Mobility
This was upvoted?
You bought a cellphone manufacturer but then use other companies to make Nexus products
Dude, the deal with LG to make the Nexus 4 was in place before they bought Motorola. It takes a while to develop new hardware. Have patience.
about a year and a half ago
top Google Chrome Getting Audio Indicators To Show You Noisy Tabs
That would slightly interfere with using streaming music sites like Pandora. I open that up in a tab & move on to other things, leaving it play in the background.
top Pope To Resign Citing Advanced Age
"Why is this on slashdot?"
It's about a guy who can talk to the cloud without any computer.
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