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Man In Tesla Model S Fire Explains What Happened

meekg Re:Good Engineering Tesla (526 comments)

You mean put it in the back, where if you get rear-ended, it's in the line of fire?

At least at the bottom there's less risk of a massive impact, and it lowers the car's center of gravity.

"RELEARN a BUNCH of shit that GM, Ford, Nissan, Mazda, Toyota and all the rest learned a long time ago" - no thanks. Good opportunity to get around legacy hardware designed under circumstances that are often no longer relevant.

about a year ago

Peter Capaldi Unveiled As the New Star of Doctor Who

meekg Re:Coincidence? (242 comments)

Also, he played the same role in World War Z. Yeeesh.

about a year and a half ago

Peter Capaldi Unveiled As the New Star of Doctor Who

meekg Coincidence? (242 comments)

IMDB says that in War World Z, he played the character of a Dr. from the W.H.O.

about a year and a half ago

News Worth Buying On Paper

meekg So you paid for it anyway (106 comments)

How much did you pay for the paper?
How many physical ads in the paper were you "forced" to glance over?

On the bright side, at least your viewing habits were not tracked. (Probably!)

about a year and a half ago

The Price of Amazon

meekg one word ... (298 comments)

... Selection.

Amazon beats any bookstore at finding older books.
Brick and mortar stores are all about displaying 20 copies of the latest shit best-seller, sitting side by side, on the front shelves. No thanks.

about a year and a half ago

Not Quite a T-1000, But On the Right Track

meekg Why this is bad (159 comments)

Wars don't end because either (or both) of the sides are tired of committing atrocities.
Wars end because either (or both) of the sides can't sustain its own casualties.
See Iraq. See Vietnam.

Robot soldiers mean that atrocities can take place with no human toll, no witnesses.
No battle fatigue.

Robots will do to war what Facebook did to idle chat...
(How about that?)

about 2 years ago

OpenOffice: Worth $21 Million Per Day, If It Were Microsoft Office

meekg Are you kidding? (361 comments)

If was to cost even $10, what would the download rate be?

Try anything that's currently free on the internet, add a small charge, and watch the DL rate plummet.

OO is only acceptable since it is free. If someone was making money off of it, then they'd be expectations for things a bug fixes and support and in no time it will cost $150, and get a bad rap in comparison with some other free product.

about 2 years ago

Anonymous Warhead Targets US Sentencing Commission

meekg Re:Let's kowtow! (252 comments)

Plus, nobody knows why he killed himself. He didn't leave any note behind.

He was offered a 6 month plea deal, which hardly seems like the end of the world.

But we do know he had issues with depression. It could have been a family matter for all that we know.

Nobody killed him but himself.

about 2 years ago

Pirate Radio Station In Florida Jams Automotive Electronics

meekg Re:I'm confused (315 comments)

low-quality transmitters emit more on side-bands, IIUC

more than 2 years ago

North Korea Claims Archaeologists Have Found 'Unicorn Lair' In Pyongyang

meekg You think that's bad? (182 comments)

I heard some lawmakers in the United States are actively claiming that the world was created 6000 years ago by an old man with a beard, who later went on to bed a Jewish girl and spawn an offspring which ended up being nailed to a tree. Also, talking snakes, burning bushes, and splitting seas. no kidding!

more than 2 years ago

Mt. Fuji May Be Close To Erupting

meekg Re:In Olde English units (269 comments)

Pressure vessels get increasingly difficult to build as their size grows.

When a 150 PSI compressor tank goes (and they do, even though they are made out of steel, a lot thicker than a soda pop can) they take away the room with them.

This pressure vessel is probably miles on a side, and the walls don't have good tensile strength - it's just gravity that's holding it down.

In short converting it to Olde English units doesn't help.

more than 2 years ago

Breakthrough In Drawing Complex Venn Diagrams: Goes to 11

meekg 3D (83 comments)

Can you make one for 4 colors out of 4 spheres?
Certainly not a prime number

more than 2 years ago

NASA Morpheus Lander Test Ends In Explosion

meekg Re:Who knew... (237 comments)

Well part of it might be that by the time the Tampa Bay Fire Department finally got there, the metal was so hot that it was not enough to put out the fire, they also needed to cool the metal to below the ignition point of the fuel.

I can't believe there are so many rockets flying around simultaneously in KSC that they couldn't have a fire crew on site.

more than 2 years ago

Berkeley Lab Develops Technology To Make Photovoltaics Out of Any Semiconductor

meekg Re:Acronym abuse (55 comments)

Sharp as a laser beam, powerful as the diode bank that's driving it. Analogies are not my thing.
The second line should be enshrined and worshipped. Neither are accolades.
So yeah, Booyah!

more than 2 years ago

LHC Discovers New Particle That Looks Like the Higgs Boson

meekg Re:No, not really (396 comments)

No, that's what we take from the Bison.
What the Bison gives us is shit - just like said politicians.

more than 2 years ago

CERN Announcing New LHC Results July 4th

meekg Re:when these genius people are 100% (226 comments)

Heh, that's because the Math type have never ever proved (or even claimed) anything that is related to the real world.... In this respect, they are like fiction writers, 100% sure about what's happening in their world :)

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Blocks FSF Donation Website As a 'Gambling Site'

meekg Stay grounded (301 comments)

Hysterics and hyperbole do not serve us well.
IF MS ignores the correction, sure. But that hasn't happened, has it?

more than 2 years ago

The Real-Life Doogie Howser

meekg Obligatory (303 comments)

What a snob!

more than 2 years ago


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