Recent content by dreadcthulhu

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    Apple 32" 6k monitor

    To be fair, it is a really Grand Stand.
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    Toyota and Suzuki Announce Electric Car Partnership

    In my first post I mentioned Hydrogen fuel cell cars costing as much to fuel as a regular gas car. That turns out to be wrong; FCV turn out to be much more expensive to fuel than gasoline cars. For some bizarre reason's price estimate for how much FCV cost to operate is based...
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    Texas expected to ban red light cameras

    The worst thing about red light cameras is that they incentivize towns into shortening yellow light times, which is just bad for safety. If an intersection has a problem with people running red lights, the yellow light length should be slightly lengthend, for safety's sake.
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    The Endgame is Near for Phones

    Well, the replacement rate for phones is still going to be a lot more frequent than that of fridges or washing machines, or desktop computers for that matter, for the the simple reason that phones are a lot easier to break & steal. Other than that though, it is amazing how little going from a...
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    Facebook Bans White Nationalism and White Separatism

    Well, one could easily argue that Facebook is being racist here. They specifically mentioned that they will not be banning black separatist groups, or Basque separatist groups. Only white groups are being targeted by this change. Saying some groups are allowed to espouse certain policies that...
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    Toyota and Suzuki Announce Electric Car Partnership

    I have to disagree with that assessment, Nutzo; sales of EVs have gone from nothing to hundreds of thousands in less than a decade. And production of them is ramping up; Tesla by itself should basically double its sales numbers next year now that it has its Model 3 production line sorted out...
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    Toyota and Suzuki Announce Electric Car Partnership

    I am guessing that Toyota was fully convinced that hydrogen fuel cells were the future, and that EVs were just going to be a side show. Of course, with Tesla selling more EV's every week than Toyota has sold fuel cell vehicles since they released the Mirai in late 2015, that looks really silly...
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    Florida Introduces "Stop Social Media Censorship Act"

    Actually, there has been a Supreme Court case that ruled the First Amendment applied to can be applied to private venues. In the case of Marsh vs Alabama(1946) a woman was distributing religious pamphlets in a company town, where the Gulf Shipbuilding owned everything, including the sidewalks...
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    Tesla Unveils Model Y Electric SUV with 300-Mile Range and Seven Seats

    The Jaguar I-Pace does indeed look better than the Tesla, and I prefer its more conventional interior layout to the extremely minimalist design Tesla went with in the Model 3 & Y, but the Telsa does have some key advantages over the I-Pace. For one price; the entry level I-Pace starts at $69k...
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    Tesla Unveils Model Y Electric SUV with 300-Mile Range and Seven Seats

    Looks pretty much how you would expected a slightly lifted & stretched Model 3 to look. Nice that Tesla managed to squeeze a third row in there; handy if you have kids & their friends to haul around. Tesla should have no trouble selling every one of these they can make; the smaller CUV market...
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    Microsoft Announces DX12 Support for Windows 7

    If Microsoft released a patch that did that, all that would happen is that people would do clean installs of Windows 7, and not allow it to do any updates, thus resulting in a huge number of machines with no security patches on them. And the idea that a software company should be able to put a...
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    Quadriga Cryptocurrency Wallets are Empty

    So, what's the nicest country that doesn't have an extradition treaty with Canada? That would be a good place to start looking.
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    Anthem Is a Buggy Mess

    You are forgetting that EA makes a bunch of sportsball games, like FIFA, Madden, and NBA Live, that sell a ton of copies every year. They are particularly profitable since so many people are willing to buy each years version to get roster updates, while EA only has to do a revamp of the...
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    Tim Cook: Apple Is Working on Future Products That Will "Blow You Away"

    No, not an iShotgun, but instead an iR-15. With a courageous top-loading fixed magazine so they can sell it in California, and of course special Beats-Bullets (by Dr Dre) to load it with.
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    Volvo Reveals the New Polestar 2 Electric Performance Vehicle

    Somethings to consider with electric motors - unlike with ICE vehicles, going with smaller, less powerful motors won't get you much efficiency improvements; so the range will end up being basically the same. The second is that going with more powerful motors only adds very marginal price +...