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Comment Re:When will their price be on par with ICE cars? (Score 1) 107 107

Agreed. Right now you can buy a brand new Prius for $21k and get 49.7 MPG in real world driving. I love the idea of an e-vehicle and will buy one as soon as the numbers work but we just aren't there yet.

Comment Re:Gamechanger (Score 1) 514 514

That is a crazy high number. I just installed a 6.7 kw PV system for $15,000. It is cash flow positive from day one. Over the 20 year life of the system, using very conservative escalation and discount rates, I will save over $80k with a NPV of $28k. PDF of the economics here:

Comment Re:Recycle and bioplastics (Score 1) 98 98

This seems willfully obtuse. If you live anywhere near a city there is a recycling center near you that will accept these. Even if you live 60 miles from a city you still make several trips a year into that city for other reasons. Not taking those old bulbs with you for the 10 minute detour to drop them off is being purposely stubborn.

Comment Re:Who decides what's appropriate? (Score 1) 81 81

The app is clearly for little kids under 5-6. The "security" lock to keep kids out of the settings is a simple 4 digit pin that is shown on screen but only in words. It literally says "Enter three, five, eight, four". If your kids can read then this isn't the app for them.

Comment Re:Lasers are easy to stop (Score 1) 517 517

It is rare to see this kind of willful stupidity and stubbornness on Slashdot. Perhaps you should go back to reddit or fark or wherever ignorant opinions count. You have been repeatedly told exactly why you are wrong. Facts matter here. Please leave.

Comment Re:That's interesting data but.... (Score 1) 165 165

I used to think this way too. I would tell all my friends that if a boat were sinking with my wife and small children in it, I would save my wife first as we can always make more children. This is logical and makes sense to me. Then I had kids. It turns out that many of us are "genetically programed" (or however you want to phrase it) to save the kids first. Our minds don't always seem to work the way we want them to. I can still clearly see the logic of saving my wife first and would agree that this is the proper course of action but my brain simply won't allow me to do that. I am 100% sure I would save the kids first and let her & myself die. Wierd huh?

Of course I still believe strongly that if you are going to have a kid then you should also have redundant back-ups (more kids).

Comment Re:Wrong Title (Score 1, Informative) 499 499

No, the form specifically asks in question 29.7: "Have you EVER associated with anyone involved in activities to further terrorism?"

She did not inform them of her continued relationship with two convicted members of a terrorist organization, including visiting one in prison. I'm not seeing a lot of gray here. She clearly should have answered yes to this question and explained her tenuous connection to these people. That she lied NOW is the problem, not that she was a minor activist in the 80's.

Comment Re: Apply liberal amounts of gloss. (Score 1) 219 219

The M4 is fully capable of hitting man-size targets out to 500M with close to the same accuracy as an M16. The barrel is only a little shorter. Additionally, I don't understand your point? Both rifles are designed for a range of engagement distances.

Comment Re:No point; BMorg doesn't want to solve the probl (Score 2) 273 273

Your Disney point is spot on. I attended a talk by thier head of parking a couple of years ago and he indicated that Disney is legally allowed to "only" park 3,600 cars per hour on the property but when things get busy they can park over 5,000 cars per hour. That is amazing. More than a car per second with usually no wait at all. That is impressive! Not only that but the cast members that work in parking are always extremely helpful, polite and happy.

Comment Re:Makes perfect sense (Score 1) 142 142

The dirty little not-so-secret-anymore is that the IRS simply does not do anything with about 90% of returns other than cash your check or send you a refund for whatever you ask for. They simply are forced to trust that the numbers are right. This is now out in the open and has resulted in a new type of scam where criminals simply fill out bogus returns for hundreds of SSN's claiming refunds. The IRS then happily sends them the money, to the tune of $millions of dollars to single addresses. The US Post office sometimes has to rent bigger trucks just to deliver the thousands of checks.



Comment Re:LOLWUT? (Score 2) 133 133

There is nothing to subpoena. This particular device does not store MAC addresses at all. When a Bluetooth device is detected, the first thing that is done is to pass the MAC through a one-way hash. The actual MAC address is immediately discarded and only the hashed value is stored.

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