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Should Tesla Make Batteries Instead of Electric Cars?

illestov Dumbest advice ever (362 comments)

Elon , let me tell you how to be successful, you see these batteries, they are like in everything, forget your hopeless idea with electric cars and spaceships and solar panels, join the crowd and make batteries! sigh what a fool

about 4 months ago

BMW Created the Most Efficient Electric Car In the US

illestov apples to apples (258 comments)

Lets wait until a 3rd party company measures its efficiency in similar conditions as Tesla S instead of taking the number off of a BMW dealership sticker. also the i3 comes with a internal combustion engine range extender, wonder what the efficiency drops to when that kicks in..

about 5 months ago

Spectacular New Martian Impact Crater Spotted From Orbit

illestov Re:new Impact crater in Beta (99 comments)

I respectfully disagree, nothing is worse than Beta :) olives and feta

about 7 months ago

Spectacular New Martian Impact Crater Spotted From Orbit

illestov new Impact crater in Beta (99 comments)

Please post this to new articles if it hasn't been posted yet. (Copy-paste the html from here so links don't get mangled!)

On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design. Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.

If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this in a new tab. After seeing that, click here to return to classic Slashdot.

We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.
We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott

Moderators - only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
Commentors - only discuss Beta - Vote up the Fuck Beta stories

Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.

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Alternative Slashdot: (thanks Okian Warrior (537106))

about 7 months ago

Do Hypersonic Missiles Make Defense Systems Obsolete?

illestov Re:Bee Keepers and the Audience (365 comments)

The Bee's will join another colony or make their own and the beekeeprs can go fuck themselves

about 7 months ago

Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

illestov Re:Just be honest - it's not for *US* (2219 comments)

i would have to agree, the new redesign smells of the corporate push to increase ad revenue - hence all the white space created to be later filled with ads. I think this debate should not be about which version is better and why, but be turned into a protest against selling slashdot out, as futile as that might be..

about 7 months ago

New Zealand Spy Agency Deleted Evidence About Its Illegal Spying On Kim Dotcom

illestov "good" Beta design (222 comments)

The new BETA design is GREAT in the eyes of the business people behind revenue generation at slashdot, All the white space they created is just a place holder for all the advertising spam thats going to fill it gradually. I highly doubt the designers of BETA were thinking how can we make the users happy by making it more readable. Unfortunately for them and for us, increasing their revenues at the expense of user's happiness is a mistake that will only hurt them long term. Plenty of other good news sources to choose from.

about 7 months ago

NSA Collects 200 Million Text Messages Per Day

illestov Re:Fix: Use iMessage. (287 comments)

The Guardian and other places are releasing it slowly so they can keep their 15 minutes of fame going as long as possible.

In reality, just use iMessage, and this isn't an issue.

did you hear that at an Apple Store ?

about 8 months ago

Fusion "Breakthrough" At National Ignition Facility? Not So Fast

illestov Re:Blowing out of proportion (118 comments)

stupid question, but isn't the energy released from a fusion reaction ALWAYS larger than the energy absorbed? I thought that was in the definition somewhere

about a year ago

If a Network Is Broken, Break It More

illestov It seems that (124 comments)

my company's IT department has figured this out a long time ago

about a year ago

Rough Roving: Curiosity's Wheels Show Damage

illestov Re:Rough Landing (78 comments)

i was there and saw it happen

about a year ago

Rough Roving: Curiosity's Wheels Show Damage

illestov Rough Landing (78 comments)

false freak out alert. I fail to see similar level of damage anywhere else on the wheels so maybe its just one area on the wheel that got dented during the landing.

about a year ago

Hackers Swipe Unreleased Game From Ubisoft

illestov Re:"oops" (99 comments)

or perhaps, Ubisoft archestrated the whole thing for promotional reasons.. ? (exercising my conspiracy theory skills)

about a year and a half ago

Engineers Build "Self-Healing" Chips Capable of Repairing Themselves

illestov Re:That BS again.... (68 comments)

haha ok you win. you sure know how to take excitement out of progress ;-)

about a year and a half ago

Facebook Knows If You're Gay, Use Drugs, Or Are a Republican

illestov FAIL (473 comments)

I ran this article through my data analysis software , turns out the people behind this research have a 95% chance of being gay republicans drug users.


"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so." - Douglas Adams

about a year and a half ago

Engineers Build "Self-Healing" Chips Capable of Repairing Themselves

illestov Re:That BS again.... (68 comments)

I would have to disagree with your definition..

heal (hl)

v. healed, healing, heals 1. To restore to health or soundness; cure. 2. To set right; repair: healed the rift between us. 3. To restore (a person) to spiritual wholeness.

there is nothing in the definition that implies the process by which it heals. I think you are missing a much more interesting implication of that article which is that an IC that can diagnose itself and then switch to an appropriate "spare" or re-route itself is pretty amazing and can lead to a whole new family of micro electronics that is extremely reliable and perhaps eventually to .. Borg. ;-)

about a year and a half ago

Sheryl Sandberg and Technology's Female Leaders

illestov female slashdotters? (181 comments)

perhaps we could see what the females on slashdot think? *crickets*

about a year and a half ago

Engineers Build "Self-Healing" Chips Capable of Repairing Themselves

illestov Re:That BS again.... (68 comments)

I personally don't see a problem with calling a chip "self healing" if its capable of regaining its functionality through some sort of automated process. If you guys are going to be picky, then even in nature nothing is REALLY self healing. When a cell in your body gets damaged, it is not "repaired" but is replaced by another cell that performs the same function. When you cut your skin, you replace damaged cells with new ones and form a scar.

about a year and a half ago



Simulated brain scores top test marks

illestov illestov writes  |  about 2 years ago

illestov writes "Spaun sees a series of digits: 1 2 3; 5 6 7; 3 4 ?. Its neurons fire, and it calculates the next logical number in the sequence. It scrawls out a 5, in legible if messy writing. It contains 2.5 million virtual neurons — many fewer than the 86 billion in the average human head, but enough to recognize lists of numbers, do simple arithmetic and solve reasoning problems.
    "Until now, the race was who could get a human-sized brain simulation running, regardless of what behaviours and functions such simulation exhibits, from now on, the race is more about who can get the most biological functions and animal-like behaviours. So far, Spaun is the winner"

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