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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 two weeks ago

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 two weeks ago

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.


about two weeks ago

Gunshot Victims To Be Part of "Suspended Animation" Trials

samwichse Sounds just like Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan (357 comments)

This tech sounds similar to what they do in the Vorkosigan series. Sick or severely injured people have all their blood dumped/flushed with a cryo fluid and then are held until they are operated on or cured in the future of whatever disease ailed them.

Or they were supposed to be. Cryoburn goes into the implications in some detail. The protagonist gets carted out in a cryo coffin several times (and lost once).

The author really nailed it with this article though.


about three weeks ago

Oppo's New Phone Hits 538 PPI

samwichse Re:Poor Engineering Trade-off (217 comments)

Pretty much any wifi-having unlocked smartphone from several years ago should have it.

I've got an old Samsung Nexus S with a big fat battery back on it (1400mah battery->3800mah). I can pop my SIM in it and use it as a USB or wifi modem that can also make phone calls forever.

The downside is... no LTE. But it's cheap.

about three weeks ago

St. Patrick's Day, March Madness, and Steve Jobs' Liver

samwichse Re:Had he not waited. . . (129 comments)

Someone should have given him some tea made from the bark of the Pacific yew tree daily for a while.


about a month ago

Elon Musk Addresses New Jersey's Tesla Store Ban

samwichse Re:It appears there's no additional sales tax. (229 comments)

Don't worry, they'll change that rule next when it becomes clear the magic of the internet makes those useless parasitic dealers even more useless and NJ starts seeing dollar signs flying out the window.


about 1 month ago

1GB of Google Drive Storage Now Costs Only $0.02 Per Month

samwichse Re:Fucking Beta! (335 comments)

It's not a bug, it's a feature!

about a month ago

Report: Space Elevators Are Feasible

samwichse Re:Why would it be infeasable? (374 comments)

I think it's because when you use it like "...a scissors to cut..." it is implied that you are saying "... a [pair of] scissors to cut..."

It'd be funny if people did this with pants though.

Hold on, let me go put on a pants!


about 1 month ago

Woman Attacked In San Francisco Bar For Wearing Google Glass

samwichse Re:The real "glass holes" (921 comments)

Ok ok, you can stop proving JavaBear's point already!

about 1 month ago

Consumer Reports Says Tesla Model S Is Best Overall Vehicle

samwichse Re:Best car overall?? (318 comments)

Now do that for a car that actually competes with the Model S.

The Audi A7 (base $64,500), the BMW 6 series (base $75,400), and the Mercedes-Benz CLS (base $72,100). Note base prices are pulled from Google's first result.

I would compare a Nissan Leaf to say... a Honda Fit or a Fiesta hatch likewise (or a Nissan Versa!).

Don't know why the GP decided comparing to a 30k car made any sense at all... he started a discussion that makes 0 sense.

about 2 months ago

Why Nissan Is Talking To Tesla Model S Owners

samwichse Re:Odd (335 comments)

You know there are physical controls for the radio right on the steering wheel, right?

And the climate control is full auto, you shouldn't even need to mess with anything on it, just the temperature setpoint (my car has a similar auto climate control, I leave the thermostat on 72 and haven't messed with anything else in a long time).

about 2 months ago

WhatsApp Founder Used Unchangable Airline Ticket To Pressure Facebook

samwichse Re:How cute (144 comments)

Interesting, but does it actually support the D2 comment system (heresy, I know)? I've tried setting it a couple times and it always returns to the classic system whenever I save. I do like to be able to uncollapse comments inline to see what context I missed from a high-rated reply.

about 2 months ago

Google's Project Tango Seeks To Map a 3D World

samwichse Re:Robotics (49 comments)

You can already get a SLAM enabled vacuum robot.

I've had a Neato for 3 years and it makes Roomba look like a toy.

about 2 months ago

Layoffs At Now-Private Dell May Hit Over 15,000 Staffers

samwichse Re:Wrong (287 comments)

Um it said in the title that Dell is now a privet company

And Michael Dell is... A SHRUBBERY!

about 2 months ago

Kentucky: Programming Language = Foreign Language

samwichse Re:Y'all Goto 10 (426 comments)

It's amazing just how different things are even 10 minutes across the Ohio River.

about 3 months ago


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