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Montana Lawmakers Propose 85 Mph Speed Limit On Interstates

prefect42 Re:Tailgating (525 comments)

I'd read that the roads really aren't what they used to be. Germany has been great at limiting spending and running a surplus, but it's really starting to bite now, with German infrastructure looking frankly British ;)

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpb...

about three weeks ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

prefect42 Re: Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (398 comments)

There's one junction I know of, where you can't see the exit is clear if you turn left at a crossroad because of buildings and the white line being a long way back. As a result you honestly can't know for sure the exit is clear when you go. At least with the daily mail example, you have the option of not doing it, although depending on the cycle of the lights you may never progress...

about 2 months ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

prefect42 Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (398 comments)

There are traffic lights on dual-carriageways in the UK, so a 70mph limit. Rarely on the motorways, although technically there are traffic lights used on some entry slip roads at rush hour, although you'd be lucky to be doing 70 on them then...

about 2 months ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

prefect42 Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (398 comments)

There's one intersection in my city where I enter it on a green, and it turns red before I'm on the other side. People have learned to wait 20 seconds after their light turns green to let traffic in the other direction finish.

I don't know what it's like in your country, but in the UK, the light you pass when you enter is the relevant one. The other is just there to make it easier to see. There's always a white line to denote the real stop line.

about 2 months ago
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Australian Consumer Watchdog Takes Valve To Court

prefect42 Re:Bad business practice (139 comments)

Only you normally don't need to be online, as Steam has an offline mode?

about 4 months ago
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Fake NVIDIA Graphics Cards Show Up In Germany

prefect42 Re:Ahh...so this strikes again huh? (76 comments)

You were unlucky. I ran a P2-300 at 450 for years with no bother. It was a sweet spot of Intel producing much better chips than they needed, so you could easily overclock them without any special tricks. I had no trouble with MMX or anything else, stable as a rock.

about 4 months ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

prefect42 Re: Here we go... (454 comments)

No, I think it's rather different, but yes, I do think a semi-nomadic people like the bedouins have a rather different view. Given the land rights they had dated back to the Ottoman era, and were widely ignored, they're probably right not to believe in land ownership.

about 5 months ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

prefect42 Re:Here we go... (454 comments)

Peaceful coexistence on Israel's terms. That's an interesting interpretation of peaceful coexistence.

about 5 months ago
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MIT's Ted Postol Presents More Evidence On Iron Dome Failures

prefect42 Re:Here we go... (454 comments)

Much like in the US though, my understanding was that the residents didn't really have a concept of land ownership, so I'm not sure it was an entirely valid transaction.

about 5 months ago
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60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

prefect42 Re:This is one thing I love about it (544 comments)

There's no reason they couldn't offer a cosmetic stick as an add-on, with a soundtrack to match. It's not like petrol driven cars are above piping sound in via the speakers to improve the experience.

about 9 months ago
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60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

prefect42 Re:Lies (544 comments)

Quite, so film in front of a live audience. Red Dwarf is a good example where they switched away from a live audience, and you really notice the damage.

about 9 months ago
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New Mozilla Encoder Improves JPEG Compression

prefect42 Re:Why aren't we using PNG? (155 comments)

If you're talking about simple web graphics, then yes, PNG is often a good choice. Lossy compression simply makes more sense for photos, as the compression ratio is that much better. Always using PNG is idiotic, as is always using JPEG. JPEG2000 is not our saviour.

about 9 months ago
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Google Formally Puts Palestine On Virtual Map

prefect42 Re: So they're more religious... (338 comments)

Oh don't get me wrong, I'm no different. But looking at religious behaviours in contended and violent regions is, in my own opinion, quite difficult to analyse. It might make you think that religious fanatics went to war in WW1 for example.

about a year and a half ago
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UK Benefits Claimants Must Use Windows XP, IE6

prefect42 Re: Hardly anyone affected by this (230 comments)

Also note that if you're blind, you may be applying for DLA via a website that, yes you guessed it, isn't accessible...

about a year and a half ago
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Wrong Fuel Chokes Presidential Limo

prefect42 Re:So, uh... (612 comments)

I thought petrol in a diesel caused excessive wear of some components that expected lubrication from the diesel that they don't get from petrol. If you look into average repair bills for misfuelling, it's considerable.

http://www.mis-fuelling.co.uk/misfuelling-faqs.php

about 2 years ago
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The End Is Near for GameStop

prefect42 Re:lolwut (393 comments)

You've seen Cooking Mama right? ;)

about 2 years ago

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