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Tesla About To Start Battery-Swap Pilot Program

electrosoccertux who's car fills up in under 3 minutes? (123 comments)

the opportunity cost is that you're taking 90 seconds to fill up with gas anyway, so you're just waiting another 90 seconds.

this is what journalism has come to: Tesla has everything else worked out with such finesse and perfection that this is the only thing the writer can come up with to complain about.

And it's the only thing that can generate slashdot comments.

6 hours ago
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Birds Fled Area Before Tornadoes Appeared

electrosoccertux Re:So the question is... (69 comments)

...what ruffled THEIR feathers?

According to TFA, they sensed low level harmonics in the atmosphere long before the storms arrived...

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The most likely tip-off was the deep rumble that tornadoes produce, well below what humans can hear.

Noise in this "infrasound" range travels thousands of kilometres, and may serve as something of an early warning system for animals that can pick it up.

so why don't we start listening for it with our warning systems?

6 hours ago
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Apple and Samsung Already Working On A9 Processor

electrosoccertux Re:Apple Pushing All Mobile CPU Vendors (114 comments)

The long term plan is obviously to be able to DOMINATE through superiority.

I had to think about this and then realized you were not saying something obvious.

5 days ago
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Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates

electrosoccertux Re:modded up without sources? (525 comments)

I needed an objective metric to track to determine when it was enriching the AFR

about two weeks ago
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Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates

electrosoccertux modded up without sources? (525 comments)

To the third power actually.

Someone didn't take thermodynamics.

I've been tracking the data myself with torque. Fuel consumption per unit time increases with the square of speed because after 65mph drag does.
But since you get there faster it's just linear increase in consumption per unit distance.

Personally, I discovered my AFR drops from 14.1 to as low as 11.5 any time the engine produces over 400 grams CO2/mile for more than about 3 seconds. On a completely flat road this works out to about 85mph or so, I can do slight inclines at 80, and if I don't ever want to have to touch the cruise control, 75-76mph.

at 55mph I get 34mpg, at 70 I get 32, at 75 I get 29.5 and at 80 I get about 27.

If I want to get there I go 75.
If I kinda want to get there I go 65.
If I don't really care or I'm feeling cheap I go 55.

about three weeks ago
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Toyota Names Upcoming Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

electrosoccertux Re:A modest hydroxymoron (194 comments)

haha

you had two jokes in one there.

about a month ago
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Apple Disables Trim Support On 3rd Party SSDs In OS X

electrosoccertux Re:This isn't new (327 comments)

my panties were all in a bunch and you had to come be reasonable do laundry for me and ruin the article.

You're right. SSD controllers are extraordinarily complex. Buggy implementations leading to issues makes perfect sense.

about a month ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

electrosoccertux Re:feminism (642 comments)

it's time we tell them to man up and stop complaining about perceived sexism.

Irony? :-D

no, that was the entire point.

about a month ago
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Sweden Considers Adding "Sexism" Ratings To Video Games

electrosoccertux feminism (642 comments)

it's time we tell them to man up and stop complaining about perceived sexism. That's life, and sometimes life is unfair. Men don't talk and bitch about it, they DO something productive about it.

about a month ago
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Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dead At 77

electrosoccertux Re:Sci Fi Really Ages Quickly (186 comments)

Londo Mollari's hair vehemently denies its own appeal.

about a month ago
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Researchers Forecast the Spread of Diseases Using Wikipedia

electrosoccertux but can they forecast (61 comments)

the spread of Frosty Piss?
What about firsty ps0ts?

about a month ago
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Elon Musk's Next Mission: Internet Satellites

electrosoccertux enslavement of the poor (74 comments)

well, we live in a ridiculous time in history where some people can actually make money shooting things into space, or providing internet to people groups that any other sane superpower would have handily enslaved for their laborious productivity (IMF is close but not nearly physically painful enough).

If anyone can do it, it'll be Musk. He does what he Musk, because, he can...for the good of all of us.

Except the ones who are dead.
But there's no sense crying over every mistake.
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.
And the Science gets done.
And you make a neat gun.
For the people who are still alive.
I'm not even angry.
I'm being so sincere right now.
Even though you broke my heart.
And killed me.
And tore me to pieces.
And threw every piece into a fire.
As they burned it hurt because I was so happy for you!
Now these points of data make a beautiful line.
And we're out of beta.
We're releasing on time.
So I'm GLaD. I got burned.
Think of all the things we learned
for the people who are still alive.
Go ahead and leave me.
I think I prefer to stay inside.
Maybe you'll find someone else to help you.
Maybe Black Mesa
THAT WAS A JOKE.
HAHA. FAT CHANCE.
Anyway, this cake is great.
It's so delicious and moist.
Look at me still talking
when there's Science to do.
When I look out there, it makes me GLaD I'm not you.
I've experiments to run.
There is research to be done.
On the people who are still alive.
And believe me I am still alive.
I'm doing Science and I'm still alive.
I feel FANTASTIC and I'm still alive.
While you're dying I'll be still alive.
And when you're dead I will be still alive.
STILL ALIVE

what?
oh, that must have been the beer...

about a month and a half ago
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Researchers At Brown University Shattered a Quantum Wave Function

electrosoccertux Re:umm.. what? (150 comments)

Still can't figure out if the cat is alive or dead since's it's both.*

*maybe

about 1 month ago
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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

electrosoccertux Re:that's misleading (571 comments)

considering what it would do to the existing waste reprocessing industry, yup definitely.

because the NRC has shown themselves to be completely unbiased in the past...

about 2 months ago
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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

electrosoccertux Re:that's misleading (571 comments)

what financial interests does the IAEA have that might color their analysis?

about 2 months ago
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6,000 Year Old Temple Unearthed In Ukraine

electrosoccertux Re:Why no direct link ? (109 comments)

meh, they have pretty solid reporting

about 2 months ago
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Favorite clickbait hook?

electrosoccertux haha! (238 comments)

I swear, most of the funniest laughs I've had on /. came from those with 6 digit UIDs and lower, particularly under 500k. It's like your generation was simply more well rounded and clever.

about 2 months ago

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