top Tesla's Having Issues Charging In the Cold
There's a difference between needing a set of jumper cables to get going again, and the Tesla's inability to move itself with a cold (dead) battery though. I keep jumper cables in my car because my battery is weak to begin with.
top US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate
No, if car insurance worked like health insurance, it would cover mechanical problems, like engine blow ups, tire failures, transmission slippage, suspension wear. In that case it makes sense for the insurer to pay for oil changes, new tires, etc as it is less expensive than paying for a new engine, accident caused by blow-out, and the like. Car insurance as we know it is more similar to Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage. If you die or lose limbs, like in an accident, they pay. Much cheaper, not even close to health insurance.
top You Are What Your Dad Ate
...what your mom didn't!
top Ask Slashdot: What Magazines Do You Still Read?
I still subscribe to
Save The Forests and give subs as gifts to close friends as well. ~
I do still receive and read usually cover to cover Cycle World, Motor Cyclist, and Sport Rider.
about a year and a half ago
top Rusty Foster Isn't Dead
He may not be, but his website is certainly on its way.
top A Subscription-Based Movie Theater
Our local theater just upgraded to digital, new sound system too. They pump up the volume so loud now that I can't bear to watch anything there anymore. But, they DO have real butter and salt, so we just grab the popcorn and take it home. Cheaper that way too.
top Slashdot Asks: SATA DVD Drives That Don't Suck for CD Ripping?
Just use this:
MP3 to FLAC Converter. :)
top Caltech and UVic Set 339Gbps Internet Speed Record
I switched a guy over from copper DSL max 3mb/sec to our new fiber network, max
top US Particle Colliders In Need of Funding
... the answer is privatization. The private sector can always do a better job than government, and is much more efficient! Republicans NEED to win this fall so that they can cut funding completely, cut harmful regulations on nuclear research, and get this country back to science's true mission, making money!
top $50 Sound Cards Impress Versus Integrated Audio
Is this DiY guide still available? I've looked for cm102 parts, it looks like Newegg only has cm106 based devices, are these the same? Thanks for your help.
top Rural Broadband to Replace POTS As Beneficiary of US Gov't Subsidies
All the local phone companies where I live (Northern ND) have some sort of FTTH plan. I work for a contractor doing the work in people's homes after the fiber is buried, and the larger 'cities' (50 to 3000 people) all have fiber, now we're working on the tiny towns, then the farms, etc. Whatever stimulus money they're getting to do all this sure is working. I hope it works for you all in the future too (especially the gentleman in TN.)
top District Attorney Critiques Gizmodo Emails In iPhone 4 Prototype Case
I doubt he'll feel so smug when he's hit with a federal civil rights lawsuit and is disbarred. Hey a guy can dream can't he?
top Firefox 5 Details: Sharing, Home Tab, PDF Viewer
Has anyone else noticed that the abbreviation FF5 looks an awful lot like FFS?
top Virgin Mobile To Start Throttling Broadband2Go
To be fair, their website does say this,
Great Reasons to Choose Us
The Only Internet You'll Ever Need Unlimited Internet, No Contract
top 'No Refusal' DUI Checkpoints Coming To Florida?
hah, I first read that as CPB (Corporation for Public Broadcasting)...
top Recording the Police
But, but... According to Jim Pasco, executive director of the national Fraternal Order of Police, police misconduct is
"so rare it might as well not exist."
top Why Anonymous Can't Take Down Amazon.com
The only way to take down Amazon would be to announce super-special, super-limited deals, like an XBox or TV for 90% off, at a certain time of day. Or host a woot-off and bring up a bag of crap.
top Michael Moore Posts Julian Assange's Bail
Or that he's actually the same person as Rush Limbaugh, but really both are played by the greatest actor in the world, FRED SAVAGE!
top Goodbye, VGA
Where I work, we have boxes and boxes of left over DVI cables. All our monitors came with them, yet we use maybe 1 out of 100. I'm sure there are plenty of other places like us, willing to unload them cheap, if you look around. And these are not used, still sealed in the OEM packaging.
top Do Firefox Users Pay More For Car Loans?
Similar case when I signed up for Netflix. In Firefox I was offered a 2-week free trial, while IE was 1 month.
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