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Comment: Re:I can't buy one (Score 1) 377

by Chandon Seldon (#47250265) Attached to: Are US Hybrid Sales Peaking Already?

Manual doesn't bother me in the same way. If I'm shifting gears, that's fine - the car does exactly what I expect it to do.

The thing that annoys me is shift pauses in automatic. The only thing I told it to do was go faster, and it takes a break do do something else. On some cars, this can be like a 1.5 second pause.

Comment: Re:Why would I buy a Prius (Score 3, Informative) 377

by Chandon Seldon (#47249815) Attached to: Are US Hybrid Sales Peaking Already?

The Matrix is discontinued.

A 4-door Yaris will probably come in at $16.5k new. It'll give you 15.6 cu ft of cargo space and burn a gallon of gas to go 30/36 miles.

A Prius will come in around $25.8 new. It'll give you 21.6 cu ft of cargo space and burn a gallon of gas to go 51/48 miles, while having a much more comfortable interior.

A better comparison would be the Prius C, which will cost about $20.1k new. With that you've got 17.1 cu ft of cargo space and go 53/46 on a gallon of gas.

Toyota doesn't actually sell a car cheaper than the Prius C with more cargo space.

Comment: Re:I can't buy one (Score 2) 377

by Chandon Seldon (#47249689) Attached to: Are US Hybrid Sales Peaking Already?

I've got a 2002 Prius which still runs great. It's still using the factory battery pack, which isn't showing any signs of needing replacement.

Admittedly, they're expensive. I recently got a 2013 Prius C as a second car, and the reasonable alternative would have been a Honda Fit for about two thirds of the price. But after driving a car with a no-shift transmission there's no way I'm going back to the stuttery shifts of an automatic. When I hit the gas, I want the car to go - not start going and then pause to think about what gear it should be in.

Comment: Re:I'm afraid you're wrong. (Score 2) 166

The biggest change happened in late 1800's / early 1900's when refined sugar and bleached flour became widely available. There are a bunch of interesting studies when native groups who ate traditional diets transitioned to high refined carb diets. http://ajcn.nutrition.org/cont...

Comment: Re:It's the contents of the files... (Score 0) 396

by Chandon Seldon (#47236053) Attached to: One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+
It turns out that you can have this problem even with a RAID. I'm running RAID-1 with 3 disks for my long term storage, and I need to move it from ext4 to btrfs at some point to avoid the failure case where it selects a bitrotted copy to read from. It would be nice if the RAID layer were smart enough to use the matching two of three, but that would make reads slower...

Comment: Re:Annoying. (Score 1) 347

Why even have "providers"?

Just give me an IPv4 address and a /64 of IPv6 addresses and charge me a reasonable price for the link and bandwidth. Maybe have an upcharge for 5 static IPv4's and a /48 of IPv6's. Charge local providers for datacenter space and advertising space in the "how do I get email, streaming television, and VoIP phone service" brochure.

Role Playing (Games)

+ - Shadowrun Online Kickstarter trending on 10% short with 24 hours to go.->

Submitted by Chandon Seldon
Chandon Seldon (43083) writes "Shadowrun Online is an online multiplayer tactical RPG set in the world of the venerable Shadowrun tabletop RPG. Their kickstarter is asking for $500k, and with 24 hours to go it's looking like it'll come up just short of that goal. They have an awesome concept: A turn-based tactical RPG based around four-player online co-op missions with persistent characters. They're planning to support Linux and that ridiculous Ouya console. They're trying to use Kickstarter to bring an amazing setting to life without publisher interference. Your pledge could make this happen."
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Comment: Re:Locked Bootloaders (Score 1) 282

by Chandon Seldon (#37169212) Attached to: FSF Uses Android FUD To Push GPLv3
> While not impossible to get into the radio, the FCC (I could be talking out of my arse here, so someone with more knowledge can confirm or deny this general memory of mine) doesn't want the entire population walking around with fully open phones, even if the companies would supply them. They would fail to get licensing. If you're not sure what you're talking about, why are you making claims that defend bullshit policies? Factually, there are several software controlled radio products that run fully free software and don't have significant problems from the FCC.

Comment: Re:Fully Automatic Weapon (Score 1) 463

by Chandon Seldon (#32574090) Attached to: Set Free Your Inner Jedi (Or Pyro)

or someone WILL get hurt.

That sucks.

But banning dangerous equipment just because people frequently and predictably get hurt is absurd. Anyone who wants to can go down to any hardware store and every aisle has five things that they could seriously injure you with. Mostly they don't, and if they did you'd file charges.

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