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TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

oic0 Lithium Ion (702 comments)

What about the fact that if it's all the way dead and you try to charge it on the plane, the battery can be a fire hazard.

about two weeks ago
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New Class of Stars Are Totally Metal, Says Astrophysicist

oic0 Isnt Hydrogen a Metal? (119 comments)

Doesn't seem that far fetched when you consider hydrogen is a metal....

about three weeks ago
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Toyota's Fuel Cell Car To Launch In Japan Next March

oic0 Re:Supersize Meal... and a Diet Coke. (216 comments)

That's because small cars are easier to drive and most drivers are pretty unskilled. Walk through a parking lot looking for poorly parked vehicles and most of them are going go be behemoths. The drivers have no concept of where the vehicle is in relation to the stuff around it. That doesn't help matters for the person in the small car, it just means the best case scenario is to be in a behemoth and know how to operate it.

about a month ago
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Toyota's Fuel Cell Car To Launch In Japan Next March

oic0 Re:Supersize Meal... and a Diet Coke. (216 comments)

Because she probably has kids. Everyone wants their kids to be safe. If everyone else is in a 5000lb suv and you are in a mini, one good punt from an inattentive SUV and your kids are hospitalized or dead while the SUV lady's rug rats are fine. Someone puts their safety ahead of others, then it's a ridiculous arms race to keep up or be crushed. I'm not putting my hypothetical kids in a 1800lb car on an busy American interstate until everyone else is in them too.

about a month ago
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Harley-Davidson Unveils Their First Electric Motorcycle

oic0 Re:Nice looking bike... (345 comments)

Just take off the pirate outfit and put on a full face helmet and proper motorcycle safety gear. It will look natural I promise. ;)

about a month ago
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Group Demonstrates 3,000 Km Electric Car Battery

oic0 So 15000 km if you replaced a model s battery pack (363 comments)

Why use them as range extenders. Why not just pack enough in to do a year of driving the recycle the filling and put in new plates? If it costs less than about $1500 to do most people would be fine with it.

about a month and a half ago
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Cambridge Company Unveils 3D Printed "Fruit"

oic0 "printed" and "fruit" (59 comments)

This is no closer to 3d printed fruit than the jello fruit stuff that's been served since the invention of jello.

about 2 months ago
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Has the Ethanol Threat Manifested In the US?

oic0 Re:They did have to change the way engines were ma (432 comments)

Works much better when you take advantage of its octane rating. High compression or turbo, but then you are stuck using ethanol or race gas.

about a month ago
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Apple To Face Lawsuit For iMessage Glitch

oic0 Re:Never... (238 comments)

Unless money is involved.

about 2 months ago
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OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD Hits 1.8GB/sec With Standard Toshiba MLC NAND

oic0 $529 for the smallest (113 comments)

Sounds awesome but its so expensive I would rather spend the money on other parts for a more tangible gain.

about 2 months ago
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Nintendo Apologizes For Not Allowing Same-Sex Relationships In Life Sim Game

oic0 Re:I dont wanna be POLITICAL but *continues existi (384 comments)

Its creative fictional entertainment. Demanding to be added to someone elses fictional universe for fairness sake is absurd lol. "Dear author, I demand you add me to your book RIGHT NOW!!!"

about 2 months ago
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BMW Unveils the Solar Charging Carport of the Future

oic0 carbon fiber? (165 comments)

All that expensive light weight carbon fiber is completely worth it because it will help my carp port accelerate faster when its picked up by a wind storm.

about 2 months ago
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Head of MS Research On Special Projects, Google X and Win 9

oic0 Is this the team that... (71 comments)

Is this the same team that killed the start button and moves all the options and settings around in a seemingly random manner for every version change of everything? At work users ask me "whats different in office 2013 vs the 2010 I was using?". They moved crap around so you have to find it again and they made it look a little different.

about 3 months ago
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Japanese and Swiss Watchmakers Scoff At Smartwatches

oic0 I agree (399 comments)

How much smart device redundancy do you need on your person at any given time? I think my phone is enough, especially given Its huge screen and larger battery. No reason to compromise my watch with a battery life hundreds of times shorter just to have it do crap my phone already does.

about 3 months ago
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White House Worried About Discrimination Through Analytics

oic0 How about they look at themselves? (231 comments)

I worry about this every time I see any government form that asks for race. What can they possibly do with that information that wouldn't be discriminatory?

about 3 months ago
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NASA Chief Tells the Critics of Exploration Plan: "Get Over It"

oic0 Re:Radiation... (216 comments)

If the magnet is super conducting, you can fire it up on earth and then just keep the cooling system going through the trip.

about 3 months ago
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$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

oic0 Re:Obamacare exists because... (288 comments)

Visit and one X-ray. When I tell you it was 200 at the door I'm not joking. I called around later and found one that was only $150 at the door for a follow up visit, but they just billed me more latter so it came out about the same. The doctor kept wanting to do various tests and I kept saying nope to expensive (I knew it was pneumonia. Give me antibiotics and send me home!).

about 3 months ago
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$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand

oic0 Re:Obamacare exists because... (288 comments)

$90? lol. That IS what your insurance company pays them. A person paying cash however pays 200-300 at the door and is billed for the rest. Usually another 200-300. Last time I visited the doctor without insurance it cost me $500. Most people would only need major medical if doctors weren't a bunch of greedy pricks who charge insurance companies a fair rate and rape anyone who tries to pay in cash. If a doctor were on fire I would ask for his wallet before pissing on him.

about 3 months ago
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California Fights Drought With Data and Psychology, Yielding 5% Usage Reduction

oic0 I have a better idea (362 comments)

Stop trying to farm and build huge cities in the desert. When you fuss about not being able to find enough water in the desert I just want to sit in my muddy, humid, rainy state... and watch you die of thirst.

about 5 months ago

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