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The Quiet Revolution of Formula E Electric Car Racing

errxn Re:Actually... (116 comments)

Yes, hence my choice of '*rough* equivalent'. You obviously know WAY more about this than I do, but that was about the best thing I could come up with on the fly.

about three weeks ago
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The Quiet Revolution of Formula E Electric Car Racing

errxn Re:Actually... (116 comments)

This is true, but I see the reasoning behind it. It's a rough equivalent to the salary cap in team sports. If you don't do this, it's highly likely that most of the time, the championships start just rotating between two or three most well-funded teams. And this makes it boring for everyone.

about three weeks ago
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The Quiet Revolution of Formula E Electric Car Racing

errxn Re:Actually... (116 comments)

Thanks for the tip, and it actually reinforces my larger point: that it's going to be the racing side of the automotive industry that drives the kind of innovation in electric cars that will eventually make them more attractive to the average buyer.

about three weeks ago
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The Quiet Revolution of Formula E Electric Car Racing

errxn Re: Put me squarely in (116 comments)

Oh yeah, I've been to MotoGP as well. I still prefer the sound of the F1 cars, but yeah, the bikes are pretty amazing, too.

about three weeks ago
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The Quiet Revolution of Formula E Electric Car Racing

errxn Re:Actually... (116 comments)

I'd love to check out a Formula E race if I have a chance, and I hope the series does well. I think there's the potential for an all-electric racing series to contribute toward the technological development of powertrains in electric road-going cars, just as traditional gas-powered auto racing has with ICE road cars.

Concur. There's no amount of pedantic eco-shaming that's gonna convince me to buy and drive an utterly boring crapbox, which is the only affordable option these days. If anyone can figure out how to up the performance without sacrificing too much efficiency, it's F1. I'm excited to see them getting into this.

about three weeks ago
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The Quiet Revolution of Formula E Electric Car Racing

errxn Put me squarely in (116 comments)

...The "opera" category. I'd never been to any sort of motorsports event until I experienced F1 at the Circuit of the Americas. There is nothing like hearing that banshee wail coming at you from all directions. Amazing.

That being said, hearing little but tire noise during a race would be pretty damn interesting, too. I'll definitely check it out if it comes to COTA.

about three weeks ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

errxn Re:IANA Physicist, So... (630 comments)

OK, hot, yes, but wouldn't they need something combustible to actually erupt into flame? Or what am I missing?

about 5 months ago
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Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

errxn IANA Physicist, So... (630 comments)

...Can someone who is explain where the big fiery explosion out of the railgun is coming from, if this thing is electromagnetically driven?

about 5 months ago
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Confirmed: F-1 Rocket Engine Salvaged By Amazon's Bezos Is From Apollo 11

errxn Important Question (100 comments)

Does it qualify for Super Saver Shipping?

about a year ago
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Describe Any Location On Earth In 3 Words

errxn Sounds like (478 comments)

solution.needing.problem

about a year ago
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Iceman Had Bad Teeth

errxn Iceman Had Bad Teeth (130 comments)

From the No-Shit-Sherlock dept.

about a year and a half ago
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Apple Now Shipping Lightning To 30-Pin Adapters

errxn Re:Lockin (173 comments)

I'm $ure there'$ a perfectly good rea$on for them not to u$e a $tandard U$B connector format, but I can't for the life of me figure out what it i$. Anybody?

about 2 years ago
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AT&T Threatens To Shut Off Service of Customer Who Won Throttling Case

errxn Re:Oops. (327 comments)

Yes, bits are bits from a technical perspective, and it shouldn't really matter what device in the chain is doing the requesting of said bits. Unfortunately, he put his signature to a contract that (I'm guessing) defines it otherwise. Right or wrong, technically correct or not, he will have agreed to it, and (again, guessing) that's going to carry a lot more legal weight than any technical argument.

more than 2 years ago
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AT&T Threatens To Shut Off Service of Customer Who Won Throttling Case

errxn Re:I bought an iPad! (327 comments)

Welcome to SXSW. Hope you enjoy your stay.

more than 2 years ago
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AT&T Threatens To Shut Off Service of Customer Who Won Throttling Case

errxn Oops. (327 comments)

Spaccarelli has admitted that he has used his iPhone to provide Internet access for other devices, a practice known as tethering, which violates AT&T's contract terms. AT&T says that means it has the right to turn off his service.

Game, set, match. I have NO love for AT&T, but if this guy admits to violating their ToS, he doesn't have much of a leg to stand on.

more than 2 years ago
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The Wi-Fi Hacking Neighbor From Hell

errxn Re:Would MAC address filtering counter this proble (584 comments)

You catch someone doing something like this, and you put them under arrest yourself and then hope they resist, at which point you may use necessary force to subdue them. In California, anyway. Bring a witness with a camera.

Almost. You beat his ass first and then figure out how to blame it on him. In Texas, anyway. Bring a shotgun.

more than 3 years ago
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German Police Train Vultures To Find Bodies

errxn In a related story... (54 comments)

German police train flies to find shit. Film at 11.

more than 3 years ago
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CIA Declassifies Pages From Their Cookbook

errxn Re:CIA Cookbook? (119 comments)

Ehh, that recipe blows.

more than 3 years ago
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CIA Declassifies Pages From Their Cookbook

errxn Re:CIA Cookbook? (119 comments)

Actually, you're right. Adding a couple of teaspoons of shit to this makes it taste better.

more than 3 years ago

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Just For the Hell of it

errxn errxn writes  |  more than 11 years ago

Well, I guess I just felt the need to put something here. I have to be careful, because apparently, this will go down on my permanent record.

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