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Why Tesla Really Needs a Gigafactory

saleenS281 Re:resell value already bad (180 comments)

It's funny you think I didn't look at what the incentive was to skip the 0% interest and take the cash. You can keep talking until you're blue in the face, unless you've got shitty credit or are absolutely retarded investing your money you'll never come out ahead paying cash for a car. Keep trying though AC, keep trying.

11 hours ago
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Why Tesla Really Needs a Gigafactory

saleenS281 Re:resell value already bad (180 comments)

Really? The last car I purchased had an interest rate of 0%. It was pretty easy finding a risk free investment with a higher return. Unless of course you're factoring in "the entire collapse of the US financial sector" as a legitimate "risk". I can get a used car loan at any point in time for under 2% from my local credit union, and bonds return a higher yield that that around here all day long. So yes, ALWAYS.

yesterday
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Why Tesla Really Needs a Gigafactory

saleenS281 Re:resell value already bad (180 comments)

Says the guy whose advice is for everyone to buy cars in cash, posting as AC. It *ALWAYS* makes sense. RETURN ON INVESTMENT implicitly accounts for risk of the investment. Stick to reddit.

yesterday
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Why Tesla Really Needs a Gigafactory

saleenS281 Re:resell value already bad (180 comments)

It ALWAYS makes sense to take financing if the interest rate is lower than your return on investment putting the money elsewhere.

yesterday
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

saleenS281 Re:Fuck Obamacare (722 comments)

So people without insurance who currently pay nothing to go to the ER would instead go to an urgent care facility because it's less expensive? Outside of the fact that urgent care facilities already exist and have had exactly 0 impact on the ER problem, the basis of your logic is nonexistent. You can't make something cheaper than free - there's no incentive for someone to go to an urgent care facility in place of an ER.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

saleenS281 Re:Replace the backend first (451 comments)

What directory server on Linux will save an admin who only knows Windows a lot of time and effort over AD? Same on the mailserver front, and the integration of the two.

about two weeks ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

saleenS281 Re:Can the number of Christmas Gifts be Believed? (722 comments)

It's shocking really. This is the first time I've heard of someone in the 18-26 age group putting something off until the last possible moment.

about two weeks ago
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Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

saleenS281 Re:Fuck Obamacare (722 comments)

Well, there were really two options on the table:

1. We allow emergency rooms to refuse treatment to anyone who cannot provide proof of insurance. That would likely include anyone in a bad accident whose wallet/ID didn't remain on them. I'm sure we could start embedding RFID tags into the chest of every human being to carry their identity and insurance information, but short of that, I'm open to your suggestion on how else we determine who to treat and who to turn away.

2. We force everyone to carry insurance as a cost of living in this country, realizing that as a first world nation we aren't going to let people die in the streets, but letting them go to the emergency room every time they have a sniffle is unsustainable. Or worse yet, have people who do get into a bad accident just skip out on the bill and declare bankruptcy.

You can't have your cake and eat it too. There's literally no possible way that forcing everyone to buy insurance can cost us more than having people without insurance use the ER as their regular doctors visits short of a criminal act of swindling by the insurance companies and/or hospitals.

about two weeks ago
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How Riot's Social Scientists Fight League of Legends Trolling

saleenS281 gg (116 comments)

Seriously, he's determining the amount of trolling going on by the number of people saying GG at the end of games? The biggest trolls I've faced have said "gg", that's half the schtick. They say "gg" just to rub in the fact that they're assholes. How about you start by killing the taunt/laugh/talking shit after the first 30 seconds of the game? The trolls have simply evolved, they now know all they have to do is talk trash in the post-game lobby, and spam everyone with annoying taunting/laughing all game, and they'll never get in trouble, because Riot doesn't give you any option to report a player for any troll-ish action beyond all chat content. gg

about two weeks ago
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Gunshot Victims To Be Part of "Suspended Animation" Trials

saleenS281 Re: Space travel (357 comments)

You act as if we can't send documentation of all of our knowledge with them. A population of 1000 sufficiently intelligent people can cover everything required. Not to mention at that point we'll almost assuredly have fully functioning robots to help out.

about three weeks ago
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Routing and DNS Security Ignored By ISPs

saleenS281 Re:obvious reason (101 comments)

Centurylink doesn't offer FTTN in my area. Their total coverage area is a fraction of their user base.

about a month ago
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$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

saleenS281 Re:Did Fluke request this? (653 comments)

So hobbyists in the electronics business have never heard or seen fluke? Seriously, that's what you're going with? ANYONE that has spent 30 seconds looking for a multimeter has come across fluke, and every one of their multimeters are the same color. You'd struggle to make something look anymore similar to their multimeters short of putting the fluke name on the front.

I'll give you a hint - the guy who works for sparkfun in the comments section of his own blog post said:

Yea, it’s hard to say whether Fluke has done such an amazing job at branding that we all think Fluke yellow is the color of DMMs or if they are simply capitalizing on a color arrangement we all generically know as ‘multimeter’.

They knew EXACTLY what they were doing.

about a month ago
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Routing and DNS Security Ignored By ISPs

saleenS281 Re:obvious reason (101 comments)

That's patently false. Their 1080p "SuperHD" streams will run up to 12mbps if you have that much available.

about a month ago
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$30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

saleenS281 Re:Did Fluke request this? (653 comments)

Not to mention I find it nearly IMPOSSIBLE a company that's getting into the multimeter business had no idea that they were making a product that looks identical to one of, if not THE biggest player in the market segment. You know these things were destined for ebay "multimeter, just like fluke only cheaper!"

about a month ago
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Routing and DNS Security Ignored By ISPs

saleenS281 Re:obvious reason (101 comments)

Or I live in a large city whith the options of Comcast or Centurylink. Centurlyink doesn't provide anything faster than 7mbps (advertised) - which actually works out to about 5mbps by the time it hits your door step and struggles to stream anything in high def without buffering indefinitely. So I have one option of Comcast if I want a connection that's faster than what was offered a DECADE ago. Which is about the exact situation 90% of the US broadband market currently faces.

about a month ago
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Routing and DNS Security Ignored By ISPs

saleenS281 Re:obvious reason (101 comments)

Where is this fabled competition you speak of? You must not live in the US.

about a month ago
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Ex-Head of Troubled Health Insurance Site May Sue, Citing 'Cover-Up'

saleenS281 Re:Inadequate experience? (162 comments)

Right, except for the part where when the state brought in outside consultants to try to determine WHY things were so off-tilt, the consulting firms (yes, more than one) told them they didn't have the staff in house to properly scope the project. When Lawson was made aware of this, she simply gave more money to Oracle to provide contractors who could scope it for them. NOW she's claiming it's the state's fault for not scoping... MY HEAD HURTS.

Read a great article on it a couple months ago and am struggling to find it :/

about a month ago
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Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

saleenS281 Re:Kim Dotcom (381 comments)

And your job pays you over and over again for the work you did your first day on the job? Or do they expect you to keep producing additional work to get paid?

This isn't a salary cut, it's the reality for everyone with a job. You don't get paid indefinitely for something you did 50 years ago. There's no reason that copyright should be any different.

about a month ago
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Sons of Anarchy Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

saleenS281 Kim Dotcom (381 comments)

Was accused, not convicted, but why let the details get in the way. Copyright has become bastardized to the point of exhaustion. Copyright's original intent was to allow the creator to make money off their works for a set period of time at which point the works would become public domain. As with everything else in this country, the right and powerful decided that we really shouldn't actually have public domain, and convinced congress to just keep extending copyright's time limit to the point where it's basically non-existent. By the time something hit public domain these days, it's so irrelevant so as to be basically worthless in almost all cases.

Copyright never should've been allowed to last longer than the creator's lifetime (and quite frankly I think the original 14 years plus another 14 was more than enough). Anything more is simply a bastardization of the original intent. You *MIGHT* be able to convince me that it should be extended to cover their spouse's lifetime for the rare circumstance in which an artist dies prematurely, but outside of that... it's all a corporate money grab.

about a month ago
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Crowded US Airwaves Desperately In Search of Spectrum Breathing Room

saleenS281 Re:Why? (105 comments)

Your point being what? The wireless carriers today manage to provide service with the bands chunked up. Allowing more bands from a single tower simply means all those devices are consolidated onto less physical infrastructure, saving everybody money in the process.

about 2 months ago

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