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New EU Rules Will Limit Vacuum Cleaners To 1600W

samwichse Re:The future uses less (334 comments)

My Neato uses ~330 watts for its vacuum, but does only one pass over most areas in the room.

Seems to pick up a lot more dirt. Still way less than 1600w though.

11 hours ago
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Elementary OS "Freya" Beta Released

samwichse Re:Website Design (209 comments)

OMFG I wish I had mod points!

Maybe a long string of obscenity will do in the mean time?

about two weeks ago
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Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink

samwichse Re:So this is a... (171 comments)

If you really want a good laugh, look at the benchmark score/price graph on the page you linked.

Wow Intel overcharges.

about three weeks ago
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Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

samwichse Re:Australia rocks (291 comments)

Australians are plants!

about a month 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 a month and a half 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 months ago
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Reinventing the Axe

samwichse Re:weird axe (217 comments)

Quercus stellata

about 4 months ago

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