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Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

del_diablo Re:Not a fan (300 comments)

Why are not specifying year of said models? Sciorro is either ancient, or 2008.
Rabbit is a long lasting series. 1990 != 2000 != 2001, especially in how the features work. All depending on when the parts evolved.
And again: Mazda 2 is not a year model.
We can not google each cars safety feature evolution, drive system, and then start arguing for each span of those.

2 days ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

del_diablo Re:Quiet cars and proportion of accidents (799 comments)

Shouldn't we just accept that? The driver won't sneak up on anybody, assuming they are not endangering everyone.
There is already laws, that indirectly force people to wear visible clothing as fall comes along with the extreme darkness. To be aware of your surrounding, I.E: Not throwing yourself in front of cars/wagons/trains.

4 days ago
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The Fixes Sony's DualShock 4 Controller Still Needs

del_diablo Re:brief moments of lag (59 comments)

You have enough interference to knock blue tooth into choke mode. Doesn't that worry you?

about a week ago
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Nintendo Puts Business In Brazil On Hiatus

del_diablo Re:Brazil has long had a very protectionist (111 comments)

I read parts of the article. And it doesn't make any sense.
Why would cutting tariffs do anything? Thats only going to make the out sourcing of products worse, and the best part is that tariffs forces company to do weird things. Which may end up with supply chains and local jobs, for no other reason that profit.
On the top of that, 17% sales tax is fucking nothing.

"High ITC prices leads to reduced consumption" and why is this bad again? Even the next segment talking about establishments going digital or replacing their tools, and talking about startups: It never talks or justifies the fact that this is somehow bad, that it damages the economy, or anything.
It just states "this is bad, and we can't argue why". The final segment isn't even advice its just "i think so, without any form of evidence".

about two weeks ago
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Vinyl's Revival Is Now a Phenomenon On Both Sides of the Atlantic

del_diablo Re:Can't DRM or Root Kit Vinyl (278 comments)

"make unauthorized copies" Is pretty undefined.

about three weeks ago
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Want To Influence the World? Map Reveals the Best Languages To Speak

del_diablo Re:Let me be the first to say... (150 comments)

Many people forget that Spanish and Portuguese are brother languages. So thats Brazil and Portugal on the top of the Spanish speaking world.
Sure, they might hate each other for the slightly different base accent, but the Mexicans do hate the Madridians for their stiff el macho accent.

about a month ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

del_diablo Re:Maybe they should focus on... (415 comments)

100MB for CBS seems exessive for what seems to be 24 to 48 hours of logging. I don't even know what CBS even is.

Everything else seems to be at the level it should be at.

about a month and a half ago
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Finland Dumps Handwriting In Favor of Typing

del_diablo Re:quick notes? (523 comments)

Most people are taught to write cursive, not to write it well enough to read it.

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Forecast the Spread of Diseases Using Wikipedia

del_diablo Re:How? (61 comments)

Which raises the question: If you search for the symptom keywords(Rash, Boils, Bleeding, coughing), can Wikipedia actually list diseases with those keywords?

From experience I do know that a lot of food can be typed in a native language, and it will still go to the correct page on English Wikipedia, roughly.
But if I start search for terms and keywords, Wikipedia tend to be worse than google.

about 2 months ago
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Elon Musk's Next Mission: Internet Satellites

del_diablo Re:A global network of high-latency torrent server (74 comments)

Yeah, ping is a issue. A very large one. And if this goes on ahead, its going to be the nr 1 issue. Now, it would not surprise me that the bandwidth could be good, but even then, ping is a big issue.

about 3 months ago
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China To Merge High-Speed Train Makers To Cut Competition

del_diablo Re:Never heard of it (88 comments)

Wikipedia claims "Minimum 200km/h as normal speed, for European Union Directive 96/48/EC, Annex 1".
So that is what the term means. As a Norwegian, I do know that we would not be familiar with the term either, since most Norwegian trains operate with a speed limit of 80-90km/h due track speed limit.

about 3 months ago
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A Smart Electric Bike: Taking the Copenhagen Wheel Out For a Spin

del_diablo Re:Doesn't solve the problem (136 comments)

Even in Russia, all you need is to change the type of tires to use a bike on the winter.

about 3 months ago
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A Smart Electric Bike: Taking the Copenhagen Wheel Out For a Spin

del_diablo Article comments (136 comments)

I am not sure who in their sane mind, writes such a poorly paced 2 page article.
I am sure its up to journalistic standards, but please, learn how to cut it down. Its far too long for something thats essentially "This is a thing, this is the company, and this is how it works, and this was my experience with this thing". Especially when you forget to talk about the third and fourth point.

about 3 months ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

del_diablo Re:Maybe I imagined it... (387 comments)

"No" is a quite rude word. And you can still weasel ways to say "No" to not directly mean No. And then you have a problem. Its also over email, at which the point comes: Email is not verbal communication. It has a large set of features real speech has not, and a large list of features real speech has that email does not. And being sublte or conveying something, without directly stating it, can not be done on email.

about 3 months ago
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Do Specs Matter Anymore For the Average Smartphone User?

del_diablo Long/Short comment (253 comments)

Yes. Specs do matter. If the hardware is bottlenecked in anything the OS really needs: Anybody remember those CD drives that locks the system IO while attempting to read? Or what it felt like going from a HDD to a SSD?
There is also a few slashdot articles about significant app launch gain by using a faster SD card over the internal storage, due shitty design

And yet, the answer should be:
No: We should already be past the issue. And software should have solved the issue long time ago. Browsers should almost expect to be used on some of the early Android devices, and then take advantage of any speedup. And more.

about 4 months ago
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Predictive Modeling To Increase Responsivity of Streamed Games

del_diablo Re:Just like QuakeWorld in 1996? (120 comments)

You have problems with consistent client behavior over 140 ping. This research document supposedly went up to either 200 or 400, depending on what RTT means.
Here is the real problem: What happens if you introduce random packet drop to the system? Over mobile broadband, shitty long line connections, Australias landline, and more, you get packet loss. A small amount with a random amount added.
Does this research paper even touch on the subject?

about 5 months ago

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