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Tesla Model S Can Hit (At Least) 132 MPH On the Autobahn

cvtan Re:That's pretty crappy. (410 comments)

Have to agree. My old M5 with 311hp could do 155mph and was artificially limited to that speed. I wonder if the Tesla drive circuitry cannot keep up the 400+hp output without having "issues".

about 10 months ago

Ohio Judge Rules Speed Cameras Are a Scam

cvtan Re:Not true. (984 comments)

This is so in New York State as well. If you hit someone from behind, it is your fault no matter what. I was rear-ended while I was stopped and pushed into the car ahead of me. It was considered my fault for hitting the car in front of me!

about a year and a half ago

Ohio Judge Rules Speed Cameras Are a Scam

cvtan Re:Not true. (984 comments)

There is not even a rule to make the yellow interval the same for each light in a given area. Differing speed limits would make this difficult anyway. So each light is a roulette game. Randomizing the yellow intervals would certainly increase revenue!

about a year and a half ago

'This Is Your Second and Final Notice' Robocallers Revealed

cvtan My solution (235 comments)

Where are the predator drones when you need them?

about a year and a half ago

Why Microsoft Office For iOS Will Likely Never See the Light of Day

cvtan What iPhone user knows how to use Office? (270 comments)

Maybe there's an Excel port of Farmville 2... or maybe Angry Words or Temple Run Powerpoint.

about a year and a half ago

Fight You Own Muscles To Create Force-Feedback On Smartphones

cvtan Re:Fight you muscles? (72 comments)

Don't you mean YORE own muscles?

about a year and a half ago

Accessorize Your Phone With Another Phone

cvtan I guess size does matter (171 comments)

So bigger is better AND smaller is better.

about a year and a half ago

Facebook Testing $100 Fee To Mail Mark Zuckerberg

cvtan Re:Beautiful (228 comments)

I think you meant embiggening instead of boldering.

about a year and a half ago

Firefox 18 Launches With Faster IonMonkey-Enabled JavaScript, Built-In PDF Viewer

cvtan Just switched to v18 (220 comments)

Now it runs but will not show any web pages. I just get spinning circular arrows. All pages are blank. :( I want v17 back!

about a year and a half ago

Can Fotobar Make Polaroid Relevant Again?

cvtan No future for this (149 comments)

If my experience with my 19-year-old granddaughter is any indication, nobody prints photos from cell phones. They get sent to friends or posted to Facebook and that's the end of the line.

about a year and a half ago

New Documents Detail FBI, Bank Crack Down On Occupy Wall Street

cvtan Re:"Stifle descent?" (584 comments)

I thought "stifle" was not that obscure, but I didn't get the reference to Descent when Descent 2 has been out for quite some time.

about a year ago

Judge Grants Defendant's Motion To Explore Alleged Fraud By Prenda Law

cvtan Oblig (81 comments)

"Mr. Steele? He doesn't exist. I invented him. Follow. I always loved excitement, so I studied, and apprenticed, and put my name on an office. But absolutely nobody knocked down my door. A female private investigator seemed so... feminine. So I invented a superior. A decidedly MASCULINE superior. Suddenly there were cases around the block. It was working like a charm... until the day HE walked in, with his blue eyes and mysterious past. And before I knew it, he assumed Mr. Steele's identity. Now I do the work, and he takes the bows. It's a dangerous way to live, but as long as people buy it, I can get the job done. We never mix business with pleasure. Well, almost never. I don't even know his real name! "

about a year and a half ago

Pirate Radio Station In Florida Jams Automotive Electronics

cvtan Re:towed to the dealer? (315 comments)

Keyless entry fob for my Prius has a physical key built into it. They can't be the only manufacturer that does this.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Do You Test Your New Hard Drives?

cvtan Lifetime of bathtubs (348 comments)

Old bathtubs lasted longer than old hard drives. Now it's the other way around.

about a year and a half ago

Has Lego Sold Out?

cvtan Stepping on things in the dark of night (425 comments)

While my daughter was growing up, I had a random choice of what to step on if I went walking barefoot around the apartment in the middle of the night. I could step on a Lego, which is quite painful, or step on one of her goldfish that had jumped out of the tank. If you can see in the dark, pick the Lego. They won't die if you squash them and you don't have to explain to a little girl how you killed her pet fish. She is 40 years old now and still reminds me of this. You would think people would move on... Personally, I think the fish was depressed.

about a year and a half ago

Who Should Manage the Nuclear Weapons Complex, Civilians Or Military?

cvtan Make it like Stargate Universe (183 comments)

Military handles security and civilian technical community handles operations. Each one thinks they are in charge.

about a year and a half ago

Vivos Founder Builds an Underground City Where You Can Ride Out the Apocalypse

cvtan So this is the new Moore's Law (150 comments)

Moore's Law for morons: Morons increase at the rate of 1000% per year.

about a year and a half ago



Why Amazon Can't Make A Kindle In the USA

cvtan cvtan writes  |  about 3 years ago

cvtan (752695) writes "Supposedly only 2.7% of the consumer goods purchased in the US have a "Made in China" label. You may find that tidbit hard to believe given all the moaning about how "Everything is made in China!", but this article points out important technologies and whole industries that have vanished from the US in its manufacturing decline. So should we all take up farming and New Age arts and crafts to survive? The Kindle is used as an example of a product that can no longer be manufactured in the US."
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