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State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives

kermyt Re:Yeah, Right. (335 comments)

It's a safety thing. Tesla has more tests it needs to compete to say it's as safe as existing brands or close enough to be allowed on public roads. Sometimes the government has to say "We know you want it... but nobody knows what you're getting!"

Can I be the first to call Bullshit? Tesla has met and surpassed DOT standards. what safety issues need to be addressed before the Tesla can be sold? Even the fires that Tesla has experienced are at a much lower percentage than the fires that are fairly commonplace in gasoline cars. So please enlighten us on the "Safety Issues" that need to be addressed before the Tesla can be sold in Iowa.

about three weeks ago
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Netflix Could Be Classified As a 'Cybersecurity Threat' Under New CISPA Rules

kermyt politician + technician == ?? (125 comments)

Politechnician? Re-Engineering the internet for political reasons.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Communication With Locked-in Syndrome Patient?

kermyt Re:As painful as it is... (552 comments)

I don't normally reply to trolls but I must point out that you omitted the part where I also said "If there were absolutely no further room for recovery". I don't know anyone that wants to live as a complete lockin and I never suggested anyone be euthanized against their will so stop reading crap that isn't there into it.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Communication With Locked-in Syndrome Patient?

kermyt Re:As painful as it is... (552 comments)

Uhm no I am not advocating pulling the plug I was warning against it. why don't you learn to read.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Communication With Locked-in Syndrome Patient?

kermyt Re:As painful as it is... (552 comments)

Consider unplugging the machines. That's no way to live. Not for her, not for anybody around her. I know it's a terrible prospect, but euthanasia is often the dignified way out.

While I would agree with you in the long term if there were absolutely no further room for recovery. However It is very likely that she will still gain back some of the motor controls she has lost. (though likely not all of it.) Brains have an amazing capacity for rewiring around damage, but it takes time and enormous effort on the part of the patient.

about 5 months ago
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Texas Drivers Stopped At Roadblock, Asked For Saliva, Blood

kermyt Re:Sure (783 comments)

no that's new mexico.

about a year ago
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Woman Facing $3,500 Fine For Posting Online Review

kermyt Re:Hello Streisand Effect (519 comments)

And now they have disallowed all commants on their FB page.

about a year ago
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How Big Pharma Hooked America On Legal Heroin

kermyt Re:Well you know... (499 comments)

Rush was hooked on Oxycontin not heroin.

OxyContin is time release Heroin. Next time read the article before trying to defend that fatass lying piece of shit.

more than 2 years ago
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US Particle Colliders In Need of Funding

kermyt Re:Research is no dick-contest (133 comments)

Wrong! If you cannot duplicate the results of an science experiment independently, then it didn't happen. This is science not religion. Science works off of provability and reproducibility. Just because "I said so" doesn't make it so.

more than 2 years ago
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Minefold Launches Minecraft Game Hosting Service

kermyt Re:NOT ASTROTURF (67 comments)

I think it's interesting that all you people complaining about astroturfing are posting as AC.

more than 2 years ago
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Minefold Launches Minecraft Game Hosting Service

kermyt Re:NOT ASTROTURF (67 comments)

I still don't see the point.

That's nice. but it has nothing to do with my comment.

more than 2 years ago
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Minefold Launches Minecraft Game Hosting Service

kermyt NOT ASTROTURF (67 comments)

A new payment model is most certainly news I am interested in hearing about. I am that guy that draws the short straw and ends up running the servers. This Is an innovative payment structure... now lets just see if it catches on.

more than 2 years ago
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Avoiding Red Lights By Booking Ahead

kermyt Re:What happens when people change their minds.. (299 comments)

sure during peak hours this in not great for urban traffic but off peak times it would still be very feasible. It's about time Traffic and traffic control started communicating in a smart way. This sort of tech is all precursor to auto drive cars.

more than 2 years ago
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Don't Worry About Global Warming, Say 16 Scientists in the WSJ

kermyt Re:Oh no, not again. (1367 comments)

RTFA this article is trying to suggest that there has not been the well documented +2c rise in global temps in the last decade. From the Article: "Perhaps the most inconvenient fact is the lack of global warming for well over 10 years now. This is known to the warming establishment, as one can see from the 2009 "Climategate" email of climate scientist Kevin Trenberth: "The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can't." But the warming is only missing if one believes computer models where so-called feedbacks involving water vapor and clouds greatly amplify the small effect of CO2."

more than 2 years ago
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In the EU, Water Doesn't (Officially) Prevent Dehydration

kermyt But why... (815 comments)

Do water vendors feel the need to state the obvious... like water cures thirst?

more than 2 years ago
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Tough Tests Flunk Good Programming Job Candidates

kermyt Pit of Death? (743 comments)

Has anyone considered pitting them against each other in mortal human combat? That would surely make the cream rise to the top!

more than 2 years ago
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Vim Turns 20

kermyt I use both Emacs and Vim. (271 comments)

I use Emacs as an IRC client, an RPN calculator, a mini text browser, for browsing usenet, and I even play a couple of games in it... but when I edit text I use vim.

more than 2 years ago
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US Troops To Leave Iraq By End of Year

kermyt Re:US. vs China (386 comments)

No oil under Afghanistan that I know of, but the Russians tried taking it over so they could build a pipeline from the Siberian oil fields to the Indian Ocean, chopping off a couple thousand miles of pipeline needed if they were going to rout it to Archangel. And on top of it, they'd get to load their tankers in calmer waters than the subArtic Pacific...

Exploitable wealth is not always oil. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/14/world/asia/14minerals.html?pagewanted=all

about 3 years ago
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Why Star Wars Should be Left o the Fans

kermyt Re:I have seen the Blu-ray releases (425 comments)

Yeah I am fully aware that this information is nothing more than estimates. I am aware that photographic grains do not line themselves up in perfect X,Y grid coordinates. However kens site is the only place I have seen a written honest attempt to estimate the actual resolution of film. Now for years I have heard digital camera salesmen try to tell me that this high MP camera or that high MP camera will somehow equate to a 35MM camera. However I have had some experience in scanning very old prints. These prints I am scanning are not 35mm by any means, but instead they are very old plate style photographic prints that overall carry more resolution than a 35mm image, however a modern 35mm image will carry far more detail per square mm than one of these prints I am scanning. That being said. with a scanner I am able to pull details out of these pictures that would be hard to see with a proper jewelers loop.
My point being that there is no digital camera alive today that can actually come close to the resolution of proper photographic film of any format.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Star Wars Should be Left o the Fans

kermyt Re:I have seen the Blu-ray releases (425 comments)

really? on blu ray? without digitally enhancing them?

My cellphone produces better quality video than the cameras they used in the 70's to film the original movies. If they were to keep the original image quality I wouldn't be surprised if they fit the entire first trilogy on a single dvd

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/film-resolution.htm So you are saying your cell phones camera is 175 megapixles at 24 frames a second or better? I would be very interested as to what brand of phone you own.

more than 3 years ago

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