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    WTT: GTX 1660 Ti plus $$ for RX 5700 XT, 5700, or 5600 XT (sold)

    Sold! EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti SC Ultra GAMING, bought from EVGA B-stock earlier this year and ran at stock frequencies and voltage, no mining. Looking for a last-generation RX card. Will add cash depending on which card is being offered, up to $150 for 5700 XT. I have 2 confirmed trades on...
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    After Losing Half Its Value, NVIDIA Faces Reckoning

    Turns out price-gouging for useless features and strong-arming the gaming media isn't a good business strategy. Who knew?
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    Elon Musk Calls Transit Expert “An Idiot” and Says Public Transport “Sucks”

    The negative cost of cycling mostly has to do with reducing traffic congestion and healthier people who will not need as much health care. If someone rode for recreation on the weekends, they would be healthier but would not reduce congestion so they would have to ride a lot to offset weekday...
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    Elon Musk Calls Transit Expert “An Idiot” and Says Public Transport “Sucks”

    Sorry, I meant $1.20 was roughly the total cost to society, not a direct taxpayer subsidy. Should have written that sentence more carefully. I used the 2012 Seattle study's $1.82 / mile total cost of driving and backed out the IRS re-imbursement rate (rounded up to $0.62 to make the numbers...
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    Elon Musk Calls Transit Expert “An Idiot” and Says Public Transport “Sucks”

    Why stop there? Let's also use the catapult launchers to get cars around really fast! After all, it works on an aircraft carrier, right?
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    Elon Musk Calls Transit Expert “An Idiot” and Says Public Transport “Sucks”

    Don't get me wrong, I'm as green as Kermit the Frog and Jill Stein's secret love-child, I just realize that the environmentalist movement's 4 decade-long attempt at shaming people into action has been a miserable failure and touting a solution's green credentials doesn't sell. Musk proved that...
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    Elon Musk Calls Transit Expert “An Idiot” and Says Public Transport “Sucks”

    It's a bit complicated to assign blame in this case. When planners design routes that are indirect, a certain percentage of people will ignore them. You almost never see auto infrastructure designed for anything but the straightest, most direct route, yet planners will often design bicycle and...
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    Elon Musk Calls Transit Expert “An Idiot” and Says Public Transport “Sucks”

    The things you are claiming to be impossible are things that people do all the time. You also must not have read my link because the winter myth is your post almost verbatim. One of the most bike friendly cities in North America with a high percentage of cyclists is Minneapolis, and they...
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    Elon Musk Calls Transit Expert “An Idiot” and Says Public Transport “Sucks”

    These are 2 of the common reasons people always trot out that it's supposedly impossible to get around by bike. Winter cycling is very possible, but even if everyone used cars all winter cities and their citizens would save massive amounts of money if more trips were taken by bike in other...
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    Elon Musk Calls Transit Expert “An Idiot” and Says Public Transport “Sucks”

    Musk's traffic tunnel ideas are very much a pipe dream. An elevator would need to be extremely heavy-duty to lower and lift multi-ton objects quickly and would break down a lot. Getting cars into the tunnel would take too long and there would be massive bottlenecks at the entrances. A...
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    Elon Musk’s Tunnel Through L.A. Just Happens To Go From His House To His Office

    Musk is suffering from the same delusion that the whole country has been afflicted with since 1950. You can't have a city the size of LA and expect everyone to get around in a multi-ton metal box that occupies 50+ times as much space as other forms of transportation. It doesn't matter how many...
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    Bitcoin Price Soars above $5,000 to Record High

    I agree that there is probably more downside than upside right now, but if you are currently holding, how do you know when to buy back in? There is no way to evaluate what the price of BTC should be. As they say, trying to buy at the bottom is like trying to catch a falling knife, and the people...
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    The Hybrid Car Is Already Facing Obsolescence

    I do agree with the premise up to a certain point. Traditional ICE engines have become much more efficient over the last 10 years, especially on the highway. You can buy a non-hybrid and not feel like you've personally clubbed a baby seal to death using a smaller baby seal. If you want to be...
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    Hackers Are Targeting Nuclear Facilities

    Chernobyl was actually worse than the current worst case scenario because that type of reactor is no longer in use and all other reactors of that type were retrofitted so that an accident of that type cannot happen. Fukushima used a very early reactor type that was considered unsafe even in...
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    Hackers Are Targeting Nuclear Facilities

    Not really. The worst nuclear accident in history (Chernobyl) is responsible for an estimated 46 deaths from both short and long term effects. Fukushima's death toll was zero. Three Mile Island was zero. Fears of the effects of nuclear power is roughly a million times larger than its actual...
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