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Tesla Removes Mileage Limits On Drive Unit Warranty Program

kqc7011 Battery (174 comments)

If it included the battery then that might mean something. As it is now, there is just a low percentage of every needing the coverage. No real cost to Tesla, lots of good P.R. but not much else.

about a month ago

Big Bang Actors To Earn $1M Per Episode

kqc7011 Re:Over paid (442 comments)

Any idea of how much the actors will be paid for the syndicated shows? TBBT will be broadcast nearly 24/7 all over the world for the next few years. Just look at the shows that TV-Land is broadcasting, some of them are nearly as old as I am and I watched Captain Kangaroo.

about a month and a half ago

A Seriously High Speed Video Camera (Video)

kqc7011 He is not in sales (62 comments)

You can tell that he is not is sales as his finger covered the name on the camera. If he would have moved his fingers the name would have been visible to everyone viewing the video. Even the newest "booth babes" know how to present. Still a neat camera though.

about 2 months ago

Official MPG Figures Unrealistic, Says UK Auto Magazine

kqc7011 rules (238 comments)

The manufacturers are following the rules that the governments set. It is not the manufacturers fault if they get different results then what the customers get. If you ran your car on the same loop the same way that the manufacturers do you would get right around the milage that they do. Of course they are gaming the system, but they are taking advantage of every little thing that they can. Me, I get quite a bit more MPG than listed on my motorcycle and a little less in the car. But in the winter the cars milage drops way below what is listed especially around town.

about 4 months ago

Has the Ethanol Threat Manifested In the US?

kqc7011 motors (432 comments)

One of the bigger problems with ethanol is with smaller engines, basically any engine that is not moving people. Use ethanol free premium with a stabilizer in any engine you fill up out of a can. Most motorcycles too. My motorcycle is supposed to be able to take 10% ethanol, but I will only put that in if I cannot make it to a gas station that sells ethanol free premium.

about 4 months ago

The Brakes That Stop a 1,000 MPH Bloodhound SSC

kqc7011 heat (262 comments)

Braking is the generation and dissipation of heat. If the rotors are getting to hot, why not dump metered gas (nitrogen?) to maintain the proper temperature? This is not for repeated use, generally in a two way speed run system the brakes are used twice. Once in each direction. The dispensing system does not have to be that large or heavy. This system would activate when the parameters that the engineers set are met otherwise the brakes work without chilling.

about 4 months ago

Yahoo Stops Honoring 'Do-Not-Track' Settings

kqc7011 Question (300 comments)

Anyone working or have a easy to use program that writes a false browsing track? Let the trackers try to make sense out of compromised data. The "easy to use" is what I want.

about 4 months ago

Lessig Launches a Super PAC To End All Super PACs

kqc7011 What else (465 comments)

So he gets his candidates nominated, what are their positions on other issues? Many, many voters have a hot button that causes them to be single issue voters. Not to mention on what would happen if his candidate had a wrong initial in parenthesis behind his name?

about 4 months ago

Texas Family Awarded $2.9 Million In Fracking Lawsuit

kqc7011 Award (146 comments)

Any bets on what the award will be after the appeals are done with?

about 5 months ago

Google's Business Plan For Nest: Selling Your Data To Utility Companies

kqc7011 Programable thermostats (167 comments)

My low end programable does everything that I want it to do and it does not report on me. Paid for itself in the first two months that I had it too. ROI on a NEST would take years, not even sure if it ever would.

about 5 months ago

Facebook Data Miner Will Shock You

kqc7011 Something to do (164 comments)

I feed most / some my profiles with false information. The email address that I use for sign-ups gets most of my spam. The land line that I use for sign-ups goes to a two ring answering machine with a short message and minimum time to record the spiel. The intentional misspelling of my name shows up on my junk snail mail. The multitude of birthdays that I have show up regularly. I sign up for emailing lists that I have no interest in, then after awhile remove myself from said lists. Those are just some of the things done.

about 5 months ago

Skilled Manual Labor Critical To US STEM Dominance

kqc7011 Re:Military accepts any 4-year degree (367 comments)

The military does care what your degree is in and what kind of a degree. The Officer Recruiters do have quotas for fields, if you do not have a degree in what is wanted your chance of getting in are near nil. From experience, when the Recruiter saw that you were on track for a CS degree they more than likely had spots that were not going to be filled. If your degree was in Art History the situation more than likely would have been different. Sorta like recruiting fairs at schools, everyone has a chance. But some recruitees have more chips and chances than others.

about 5 months ago

Skilled Manual Labor Critical To US STEM Dominance

kqc7011 Re:Military accepts any 4-year degree (367 comments)

Not quite true. Go talk to a Officer Recruiter, not the Recruiter in the mall that is trying to find qualified bodies to enlist.

about 5 months ago

$250K Reward Offered In California Power Grid Attack

kqc7011 Re:cut power lines? wow (111 comments)

The recently laid off workers knew where to cut and what to shoot. At least, according to some of the more believable rumors.

about 5 months ago

It's Time To Bring Pseudoscience Into the Science Classroom

kqc7011 needs some (470 comments)

AGW? Had to do it, just to get things going.

about 5 months ago

Interview: Ask Bruce Perens What You Will

kqc7011 a bothersome thing (129 comments)

Is anyone working on a auto play blocker?

about 5 months ago

Wil Wheaton Announces New TV Show

kqc7011 another show (167 comments)


about 5 months ago

In the Unverified Digital World, Are Journalists and Bloggers Equal?

kqc7011 Believable? (156 comments)

Read (watch or listen) to about any article on a subject that you have a working understanding of, done by journalists. Then read a blog by a real "subject matter expert" and which one will be more informative? As the old saying goes, "if you know what they write is incorrect, why believe what they write on other subjects?"

about 6 months ago


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