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Mercedes Pooh-Poohs Tesla, Says It Has "Limited Potential"

ericloewe Wait a second... (219 comments)

Didn't they invest in Tesla a while back, including a joint venture for the electric B-class?

11 hours ago
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Climate Scientist: Climate Engineering Might Be the Answer To Warming

ericloewe Re:I told you so (340 comments)

I'd mod you up, but the ifs are out of place.

There's no "if", it's happening right now.

3 days ago
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UN: Renewables, Nuclear Must Triple To Save Climate

ericloewe Re:Nuclear is obvious, an energy surplus is desire (428 comments)

Nuclear is cleaner than any fossil fuel, properly managed. Overall, despite the accidents, nuclear's impact has been a lot smaller than that of fossil fuels.

Unfortunately, accidents aren't seen as an opportunity to learn and eliminate old flaws, but to halfheartedly dump the whole thing, leaving behind ancient designs with known flaws instead of new, safer designs.

4 days ago
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Apple's Spotty Record of Giving Back To the Tech Industry

ericloewe Re:Cherries (266 comments)

If you have an example that proves otherwise, feel free to share and enlighten those of us who naïvely expected some informative/insightful comments.

4 days ago
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IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions For Patches

ericloewe Re:Fixing defects in sloppy coding is NOT "support (322 comments)

They sold their product under a contract that clearly specified the support period, which was then repeatedly extended at no cost to anyone who bought XP.

Windows XP is archaic by modern standards. Yes, some people have to use it or buy new scientific/industrial/medical equipment, but that can hardly be blamed on Microsoft.

When you last bought any piece of electronics or machinery, did it come with implied free support for all eternity? No, you got a well defined warranty period and beyond that you are expected to pay up. Same here.

4 days ago
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IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions For Patches

ericloewe Re:Taxpayers pay, but not allowed to have updates. (322 comments)

Supporting XP this long is anything but abuse. They were under no obligation to support it by the time 7 came out (two years past the next release, which is longer than 5 years).

5 days ago
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Racing To Contain Ebola

ericloewe Re:Damn English (112 comments)

I wouldn't put it past him.

5 days ago
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Intel and SGI Test Full-Immersion Cooling For Servers

ericloewe Re:I doubt it (101 comments)

Bullshit fantasy, most likely.

about a week ago
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Intel and SGI Test Full-Immersion Cooling For Servers

ericloewe Re:I doubt it (101 comments)

That effect is minimal and would never account for such a large difference.

about a week ago
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Australia Declares Homeopathy Nonsense, Urges Doctors to Inform Patients

ericloewe Re:Not going to work... (408 comments)

Homeopathy is pure bullshit beyond any redemption. It's physically impossible.

Homeopathy != nonindustrial medicine

about a week ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

ericloewe Re:MS still doesn't get it (294 comments)

Many will consider this a major bugfix.

Think of it like someone accidentally wiped a decent portion of Desktop code from Windows 8's source and now they've had to slowly add stuff back without breaking anything, taking the opportunity to rewrite decades-old code along the way.

It even sounds plausible as an alternative to "Everyone at Microsoft went insane at once and the result was Windows 8."

about two weeks ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

ericloewe Re:Fascinating release date timing (294 comments)

It's a coincidence. Today is patch tuesday, XP's last (thus the official end of support), which is when this kind of stuff is typically distributed.

about two weeks ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

ericloewe Re:It's a start (294 comments)

The ribbon hate is really getting old. What is it that makes it so awful in your eyes?

about two weeks ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

ericloewe Re:It's a start (294 comments)

Well, you will be getting a proper start menu again, at an uncertain future point in time. I'll venture a guess that it's not too far away.

It's Windows 7 Start Menu on the left and miniature version of the Windows 8 Start Screen on the right, in a format slightly larger than Windows 7's Menu.

about two weeks ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

ericloewe Re:It's a start (294 comments)

They had some freakish security flaw and were recently disabled, supposedly. I never bothered to check, they were never compelling enough.

about two weeks ago
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Why Are We Made of Matter?

ericloewe Re:Actually... (392 comments)

If you're not careful with those eggs, you'll quickly feel like only 65% water.

about two weeks ago
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Linux Developers Consider On-Screen QR Codes For Kernel Panics

ericloewe Re:Good idea (175 comments)

In case of a panic, you don't really want to be messing around with disks, in case you break something.

about two weeks ago
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Scientist Quits Effort To Live-Blog Stem Cell Generation

ericloewe Re:Give the man a medal (17 comments)

What he means is that "some guy on the internet" is not a valid source.

about two weeks ago
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60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

ericloewe Re:Top Gear was worse. (544 comments)

Isn't it? What keeps it from being one?

about two weeks ago

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