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Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State

nitehawk214 Re:Why can't anyone compete? (142 comments)

In addition... small or local car dealerships should not complain about Tesla for killing their business model. They should look to those car mega-dealers that completely shit on their customerbase in order to make a dollar. No wonder so many people despise all car dealerships.

yesterday
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Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State

nitehawk214 Why can't anyone compete? (142 comments)

If a car maker would sell regular cars the way Tesla does, why couldn't they compete in a major way and dominate the younger generation demographic?

I suppose the barrier here is all the big auto makers are so set in their ways with and entrenched in regulatory capture that there is no incentive for them to change to a new "model".

yesterday
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

nitehawk214 Re:It's not your phone (608 comments)

So that is where all that toilet paper comes from on Halloween! And here I thought kids were responsible.

4 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

nitehawk214 Re:It's not your phone (608 comments)

If, instead, I was given a free $10 gift card from Apple to anything in their catalog, I would be happy to make my own selections.

Yes, but that would not net Apple or Bono or the record company, or whoever else is making money from this reverse payola scheme, any extra cash.

4 days ago
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California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

nitehawk214 California Logic (288 comments)

Builds carpool lanes...
Declares carpooling illegal.

Actually I have never been to CA, so I have no idea if they have carpool lanes. I assume that at least one of those massive 10+ lane wide highways they have in LA contains at least one carpool lane.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

nitehawk214 Re:Or, Apple could be fearful of comoditization (405 comments)

I am sure people already do this, and in any event the employees of the store will steer the person to the thing that is the most profitable for them, even if the person really does want an iPad.

Best Buy's Samsung store within a store are really annoying at this. (Though oddly enough I liked the Samsung Tab much better than the Nexus 7 I originally intended to buy. But I only got the tab because I told the Samsung guys to leave me alone while I inspected both products and made my own decision.)

about a week ago
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Laid Off From Job, Man Builds Tweeting Toilet

nitehawk214 Obligatory? (114 comments)

Actually bad puns are never obligatory. I consider it a privilege.

about a week ago
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WD Announces 8TB, 10TB Helium Hard Drives

nitehawk214 Re:Helium? (296 comments)

Think about it. The volume of 12 hard drives would easily fit instead of a standard party balloon. Now consider that most of the drive is filled up with platters and electronics, and there might be 10 cents worth of helium inside of each hard drive. Lets say they use super pure helium... so 50 cents.

about a week ago
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WD Announces 8TB, 10TB Helium Hard Drives

nitehawk214 Re:Helium? (296 comments)

Considering a single balloon has more helium than $10,000 of these hard drives, I don't think this is going to be a serious issue anytime soon.

For party balloons, well, too bad.

about two weeks ago
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Device Boots Drones, Google Glass Off Wi-Fi

nitehawk214 Re:Their network, their rules. (184 comments)

I fail to see how this will prevent the device from recording.

about two weeks ago
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Silicon Valley Fights Order To Pay Bigger Settlement In Tech Talent Hiring Case

nitehawk214 Silicon Valley Fights what? (200 comments)

I read this as "Silicon Valley Fights In Order To Pay Bigger Settlement In Tech Talent Hiring Case"

Now that totally reversed what the title was saying!

about two weeks ago
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Buenos Aires Issues a 'Netflix Tax' For All Digital Entertainment

nitehawk214 Re:Oh, Argentina (165 comments)

Fine, make it "a court less corrupt than the Argentinean one".

about two weeks ago
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Buenos Aires Issues a 'Netflix Tax' For All Digital Entertainment

nitehawk214 Re:To the slashdotters of the world (165 comments)

How about Crown Royal spiked with Royal Crown? In fact, forget about the cola.

about two weeks ago
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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

nitehawk214 Re:If the Grand Ayatollah's against it.... (542 comments)

"isn't always right"

More like "is almost always wrong with few exceptions."

about three weeks ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

nitehawk214 Re:Apparently the trolls are out here, too (1262 comments)

Seriously, thats it? Someone insulted someone and now you want to ban anonymous posting, one of the hallmarks of slashdot for 15 years?

Fuck it, If people that have been around forever cant see it, then this place is hopeless.

about three weeks ago
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Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague

nitehawk214 Serously? (369 comments)

A jihadist downloads the musilm verison of anarchists cookbook and now its the end of the world?

about three weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: Cheap But Reasonable Telescopes for Kids?

nitehawk214 Re:Thrift Store (187 comments)

What he means is, that department store telescopes are shit; and department store telescopes given as gifts to people who do not care about astronomy will be shit treated in a shitty way. No better way to discourage someone from astronomy by giving them an entirely non-functional telescope.

Besides, there was no advice in your post about what kind of scope to get. Picking up any random thing is exactly what the poster was trying to avoid.

My suggestion, contact a local astronomy club to find out if they have any spare telescopes for sale. They usually have small ones that a member has fixed up and collimated. As an added benefit, they will be happy to teach you how to use it properly.

about a month ago
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NASA's Space Launch System Searches For a Mission

nitehawk214 Re:Wrong way to do it... (53 comments)

This is what doomed the Shuttle. It was designed for a totally different mission profile than it was used for. It had unused polar launch capability (from Vanderburg AFB) and large cross-range ability that was not necessary at all to reach the ISS. This caused the shuttle to be heavier, with less range and more expensive than it could have been for the missions it was used for.

I have no doubt that SLS will become the same disaster, as it is going to be designed to do "every mission" and end up doing them all for far more money than it could have.

about a month ago

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