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Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

samwichse Re:Australia rocks (291 comments)

Australians are plants!

about two weeks ago
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ESA Shows Off Quadcopter Landing Concept For Mars Rovers

samwichse Re:This is not going to work. (104 comments)

Edgar Rice Burroughs FTW

Came here to see this comment, wasn't disappointed.

about three weeks ago
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Wikipedia Editors Hit With $10 Million Defamation Suit

samwichse Re:Well, this won't backfire! (268 comments)

What? How did this earn a mod-down? That's what's at the bottom of Barry's Wikipedia page right now and is pretty much the definition of a backfire.

Sam

about a month ago
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Wikipedia Editors Hit With $10 Million Defamation Suit

samwichse Re:Well, this won't backfire! (268 comments)

"In 2014, Barry sued four Wikipedia editors for defamation for their edits to this page."

ROFL

about a month ago
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FAA Bans Delivering Packages With Drones

samwichse Re:Groupon got it right (199 comments)

Let me know when I can get my package from the local UP/Ex launcher.

about a month ago
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Are US Hybrid Sales Peaking Already?

samwichse Re:I can't buy one (377 comments)

Yes, for plugins and electrics. Hybrids haven't had any for several years.

about a month ago
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Are US Hybrid Sales Peaking Already?

samwichse Re:Is there an economical car yet? (377 comments)

The Honda Insight was this car.

It's being discontinued because it was so unpopular.

about a month ago
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Are US Hybrid Sales Peaking Already?

samwichse Re:I can't buy one (377 comments)

A Highlander base is 0-60 in 9.7s.

A Prius is 9.8s.

about a month ago
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Are US Hybrid Sales Peaking Already?

samwichse Re:I can't buy one (377 comments)

This is dumb. You don't get subsidies for standard hybrids anymore. Only plugins and electrics.

about a month ago
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How To Make Espresso In Space

samwichse Re:Short black with one (192 comments)

Um, I just checked, and the ingredients on my American milk container says (hilariously enough):

Ingredients: milk

It's just pasteurized or ultra-pasteurized, which makes it last longer than a couple days.

about a month and a half ago
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Belief In Evolution Doesn't Measure Science Literacy

samwichse Re:Wait a sec (772 comments)

Um, mix one part each heritability and fecundity equations into a population model, stir on high and in what way can evolution not be stated by equations?

about 2 months ago
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Cable TV Prices Rising At Four Times the Inflation Rate

samwichse Re:A great (and true) saying: (286 comments)

"90% of Everything is Crap".

This applies to everything, including cable TV.

The remaining 10%? Well, 90% of that is crap too.

It's crap all the way down!

about 2 months ago
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Why Cheap Smartphones Are Going To Upset the Industry

samwichse Re:not bad news, but a rip-off (234 comments)

Did you read the summary? They're talking about the price of smartphones pushing to $200 with no contract.

about 2 months ago
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Will the Nissan Leaf Take On the Tesla Model S At Half the Price?

samwichse Re:Nissan only listening to some responses (398 comments)

Drive a Honda Fit or Ford Fiesta then go drive a Versa/Leaf. Small cars CAN be fun to drive, the Leaf is decidedly not.

about 3 months ago
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Blood of World's Oldest Woman Hints At Limits of Life

samwichse Re:Not quite right. (333 comments)

Right, but your stem cells must divide additional times to replace the lost blood. Hence, it may be possibly blood donation is shortening our lives.

about 3 months ago
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Reinventing the Axe

samwichse Re:weird axe (217 comments)

Quercus stellata

about 3 months ago
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Apple Patent Could Herald Interchangeable iPhone Camera Lenses

samwichse Re:how cool/innovative is that (160 comments)

So no one under the age of 85 is allowed in this conversation?

*Bows out*

about 4 months ago
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Your Car Will Tell You How To Hit the Next Green Light

samwichse Re:The problem (364 comments)

I'll leave it at as an exercise of your imagination whether 20 cars going 30mph instead 35 can get through a light faster than 20 cars accelerating from a dead stop.

Because that's what would happen, the first car would run right up to the light and have to stop, and all the other cars would have to brake to a stop behind (or begin to) when the light turned red, they would still have to deal with the standing wave of stopped cars at the light.

about 4 months ago
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Tesla Model S Gets Titanium Underbody Shield, Aluminum Deflector Plates

samwichse Re:Please Please get off his nutsack. (314 comments)

Right from the linked article (I know, you would have had to RTFA):

Tesla service will also retrofit the shields, free of charge, to existing cars upon request or as part of a normally scheduled service.

Sam

about 4 months ago

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