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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

impala Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (820 comments)

Unless you're blind, or happen to be looking the other way when the drunk in a prius bears down on you. Which is why some sort of fake engine noise will eventually be mandated (if it hasn't been already).

Once a car is going more than 10 to 15 the tyre / road noise is way louder than the engine unless the car is a "sports" car. So adding noises to Prius / Tesla doesn't make much sense.

about a week ago

Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

impala Prison is more than punishment (914 comments)

Imprisoning criminals is trying to do a few things:
* punishment for the criminal
* deterrent for would-be criminals
* protecting the public from re-offence
* rehabilitation of prisoners
Drugs could be used in all these areas?

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Allow Test Takers Internet Access, But Minimize Cheating?

impala Re:Sometime the old ways (330 comments)

Force them through a logged proxy, and tell them if they cheat they'll get zero.

more than 2 years ago

Schizophrenia Experiences and Suggestions?

impala Re:Do you post linux questions on WebMD? (1128 comments)

> The average /. reader is an idiot.

This is possible, most are yanks, I guess :-)

> Half of /. readers are below average.

This does not follow, try this sample of IQs
80 105,105,105,106,107,108,109,110,110,110
Average is 104.5, only 10% of the sample is
below average.

You are below average :-)

The term you are looking for is median, I think.

I have also heard that 80% of guys think they are above average at sport, which is also possible.

> Are you scared yet?


more than 10 years ago



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