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

clay_shooter 2 miles. Motorcycle :-) Lets ride... (368 comments)

I'd ride a motorcycle. Its just far enough that I'd save a bunch of time not walking. Of course I'm always looking for an excuse to ride...

yesterday
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

clay_shooter Re:It sad really (1116 comments)

I'm married but I agree with your post. Never mod points around when you need them (sigh)

about two weeks ago
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Stanford Researchers Spot Medical Conditions, Guns, and More In Phone Metadata

clay_shooter Re:Outed? (193 comments)

How did this get mod'd up. Its less coherent and more of a rant than the parent.

Right, because who needs to pass a law requiring a gun registry when we can just ask the NSA for a list on demand?

Oh, wait, maybe this is a BAD thing.

You gun nutjobs would probably be a lot more successful at making your case if you could string together at least 140 characters that make sense. Right now, people like you are actively keeping the phrase "gun nutjob" alive, and you're turning off people like me who actually support your position. I know it's asking a lot of someone with a room temperature IQ, but could you at least try to think before you click "post"?

about a month ago
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Stanford Researchers Spot Medical Conditions, Guns, and More In Phone Metadata

clay_shooter Re:Outed? (193 comments)

Ugh, I hit submit while playing with the line breaks. I meant to say.

"outed" does have a negative connotation as if someone was hiding something.

From the Urban Dictionary: To reveal some previously secret part of someone's life.

Of course the original article doesn't say anything like that. It is the original poster's bias that added that phrase

about a month ago
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Stanford Researchers Spot Medical Conditions, Guns, and More In Phone Metadata

clay_shooter Re:Outed? (193 comments)

"outed" does have a negative connotation as if someone was hiding something.

From the Urban Dictionary: To reveal some previously secret part of someone's life.

about a month ago
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E-Sports Gender Gap: 90+% Male

clay_shooter Author shows their own bias :-( (320 comments)

Black and Middle Eastern esports fans are conspicuously missing.

Hispanics make up 17% of the US population and aren't mentioned at all. What's up with that?

Those of Middle Eastern ancestry make up .42% of the US population. That would be 4 people at a 1000 person convention. The small percentage makes it very easy to skew the over/under representation.

about 2 months ago
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Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 Pass 10% Market Share, Windows XP Falls Below 30%

clay_shooter Windows 8 task bars on every monitor (470 comments)

The best (?) thing about Windows 8 is that you get a task bar on every monitor. Great if you have a couple big screens. The magic corners with no visual hints has to be one of the worst ideas they've come up with. Killing metro apps is fun too. There probably is some more intuitive way but here's what I do :-( go to the upper left corner wait for the screen image of the desktop to appear flip back to desktop mode by clicking on the image go to the upper left corner wait for the images of all the metro apps to appear right mouse on the metro app you want to kill and select close.

about 4 months ago
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Illinois Law Grounds PETA Drones Meant To Harass Hunters

clay_shooter Lookup the definition of "sport". (370 comments)

"sport" has multiple definitions. The modern, urban, head-to-head competition is only one. Hunting, fishing and other behaviors are included in some of the definitions of "sport".

about 4 months ago
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Illinois Law Grounds PETA Drones Meant To Harass Hunters

clay_shooter Ethnic profile much? (370 comments)

There are plenty of ethnic and economic groups that hunt. Some people think you should understand the whole end-to-end process involved in getting and preparing food. Others like understanding the true meaning of "the food change". We kill to survive or improve our lifestyle. Some are more honest about it that others.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Books Everyone Should Read?

clay_shooter Guns, Germs and Steel (796 comments)

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond,

about 4 months ago
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Tesla Updates Model S Software As a Precaution Against Unsafe Charging

clay_shooter Lets beat on companies that improve their products (148 comments)

You're comments are a reason that companies drag their feet on enhancing safety. They could do the right thing to add more safeguards. Then some will take that to mean they were defective in the past, and sue. We're actually creating disincentives for companies to improve. The auto insurance IIS safety standards are one of the few places where we provide incentives for companies to improve. I'm kind of surprised it hasn't caused lawsuits "you sold me an x that wasn't as safe as y". Hmm, maybe CYA causes the car companies to have crash testing as early as possible the product cycle to avoid that.

about 4 months ago
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RSA Flatly Denies That It Weakened Crypto For NSA Money

clay_shooter RSA may be telling the truth to the limits of... (291 comments)

The government was trying to move to more COTS products instead of home grown so that they could push crypto across the government. USG goes to RSA and says "we'll use your product as a standard as long as you use this algorithm because it meets the minimum standard. We'll pay you to integrate it". RSA would analyze the algorithm and put it in based on assurances and the level of analysis they were capable of. They take the money and release the new product. There were a bunch of crypto export restrictions at the time. The government lessens export crypto restrictions because every country already has the main algorithms and their mathematicians and they want to know what algorithms people are using.

about 4 months ago
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How To Avoid a Scramble For the Moon and Its Resources

clay_shooter Re:Destabalized orbit? (365 comments)

I'm no scientist here, but the moon's mass I believe would be critical to it's stability in orbit.

Ugh. Note: The moon is under continuous bombardment form interplanetary dust and rocks. Note the giant craters on the moon. I really don't think a mining operation is going to change the orbit of a planetoid any time soon.

about 4 months ago
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Tesla Says Garage Fire Not Charger's Fault; Firemen Less Sure

clay_shooter Correction (253 comments)

Ugh. People did die in the house fires. Sorry for the error.

about 4 months ago
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Tesla Says Garage Fire Not Charger's Fault; Firemen Less Sure

clay_shooter cruise control element fires in garages (253 comments)

Pickup trucks did catch fire in the garages. The cruise control stayed live when the car was off. Some rubber part could get a hole in it. Gas would leak through onto the live circuit causing a fire. There were sever pretty burned out garage pictures during that time. It didn't make a big splash because no one got hurt.

about 4 months ago
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Why Engineers Must Consider the Ethical Implications of Their Work

clay_shooter Radar (406 comments)

Engineers created RADAR to make it easier to find and kill people. That work wouldn't have been done under the ethical guidelines outlined by some. I on the other hand am fine with something that makes it easier for the other guy to get killed before I do. I'm also fine with using that technology to get from place to place in peace time.

about 5 months ago
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Google Launches Voice Search Hotword Extension For Chrome

clay_shooter "OK Google" for iphone with google app (54 comments)

You can also do this with the "google" application for iphone. They added in one of the last updates.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Laptops For Fans Of Pre-Retina MacBook Pro?

clay_shooter 2011 MBP 15" matte 1680x1050 (477 comments)

I really like my macbook matte 15" with the "betweener" 1680x1050 display. Microcenter has late 2011 apple refurbs for $1399. I have one now and thought about getting another one. They are upgradable with better than normal resolution and the anti-glare screen. It would be a "two year old design" - new machine without USB3.0. GOM18LL/A

about 5 months ago
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State Technology Taxes Face Stiff Resistance

clay_shooter Re:In Canada, which is not the USA (167 comments)

Maryland has a new "rain tax". Well only certain parts of MD have the rain tax. The state levied the tax but has never determined how the money will be spent or what can be done to lessen the impact of runoff on the bay. It was supposed to help with runoff remediation but now its just a tax.

about 6 months ago

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