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Technological Solution For Texting While Driving Struggles For Traction

dunkelfalke Re:10 and 2 is for older cars (326 comments)

Different countries use differet airbag designs.
US standards are calculated for unbuckled imbeciles, European standards are calculated for buckled people, so EU airbags are way softer.

about a week ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

dunkelfalke Re:Not just Reno (444 comments)

Stop spreading lies.

http://www.energycomment.de/wp...

These "record amounts" of yours amount to half of what was burned in 1990 and in fact the amount of brown coal burned has been basically more or less the same since 1996.

As one can clearly see from the graph, nuclear power has been displaced by renewables and only by them. Fossil fuels use either remains stable or goes down in the case of oil.

about two weeks ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

dunkelfalke Re:RT.com? (536 comments)

It probably very much depends on where one used to live. I can imagine that, for example, Romania was such a shithole back then. USSR in the 80ies was not so bad, assuming one lived in one of the bigger cities.

about two weeks ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

dunkelfalke Re:RT.com? (536 comments)

Your second sentence already shows that you don't know what you are talking about. Socialism is when the workers own the means of production. The rest of your rant just makes it even more clear.

about two weeks ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

dunkelfalke Re:$1.1 Trillion over 54 years... (536 comments)

or do you think it would've been dragged back towards Russia

Unlikely. The quarrel between Russia and Poland goes back to the 16th century.

about two weeks ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

dunkelfalke Re:WTF? (486 comments)

Thanks for correcting me

about two weeks ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

dunkelfalke Re:Trolleybus (486 comments)

Normally trolleys can be - withhin the city speed limits of course - just as fast as diesel buses, but with much better acceleration so they are less of a nuisance when coming from a stop or after a red light.

I grew up in a city that has used trolleybuses (good old Skoda 9Tr hehe) along with bus and tram. Trolleys were the best.

about two weeks ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

dunkelfalke Re:WTF? (486 comments)

Yes, but in a bus you can read a book. You better won't when driving a car.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Robotics or Electronic Kits For Wounded Veterans?

dunkelfalke Re:Solution looking for a problem (115 comments)

As long as they weren't drafted they were merely glorified mercenaries who were injured trying to further some business/political interests that has nothing to do whatsoever with any rights.

about two weeks ago
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New US Airstrikes In Iraq Intended to Protect Important Dam

dunkelfalke Re:Eurasia vs. oceania (215 comments)

Terrorism is using violence to frighten the civilians (that is what the "terror" part of the word is about) to achieve political goals. Bombing a city is terrorism. Whether this is also a conventional military operation is utterly irrelevant. US military has been making terrorist strikes several times in Serbia and in Iraq. I know that you are flag-waving way too hard to accept it but this is the truth.

about two weeks ago
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New US Airstrikes In Iraq Intended to Protect Important Dam

dunkelfalke Re:Terrorists, not Fighters (215 comments)

That even worked for enough titanium to built all the SR-71 airplanes. Bought with the help of several shell companies straight from USSR.

about two weeks ago
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New US Airstrikes In Iraq Intended to Protect Important Dam

dunkelfalke Re:Terrorists, not Fighters (215 comments)

That ones were spent in the Iran-Iraq war.

about two weeks ago
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New US Airstrikes In Iraq Intended to Protect Important Dam

dunkelfalke Re:Terrorists, not Fighters (215 comments)

Maybe he can't, but I can.

USA has received a shitload of Soviet designed weapons - and I don't mean just small arms, I mean tanks, helicopters, airplanes - starting 1989. From Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Hungary.

about two weeks ago
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New US Airstrikes In Iraq Intended to Protect Important Dam

dunkelfalke Re:Eurasia vs. oceania (215 comments)

"shock and awe" campaigns make one a terrorist by the very definition of that word.

about two weeks ago
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Invasion of Ukraine Continues As Russia Begins Nuclear Weapons Sabre Rattling

dunkelfalke Re:Actual full quote (789 comments)

These pictures have been thoroughly debunked.

And as for Russian ultranationalists in the Donbass conflict - I am very much fine with it. Neo-nazis killing each other makes me really happy as long as they leave civilians out of it.

about three weeks ago
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Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany

dunkelfalke Re:Good. How is uber any different... (312 comments)

There is nothing about insurance for German uber. Looks like they rely on the standard car insurance, but that is the point - it only covers non-commercial use and uber drivers may lose their insurance coverage due to breech of contract - and without insurance they aren't allowed on public roads.

about three weeks ago

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