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Comment: Before jumping to conclusions.... (Score 5, Insightful) 218

by Chicken04GTO (#33626776) Attached to: Helicopter Crashes While Filming Autonomous Audi
Before jumping to conclusions....yeah I know this is the internet...
Flying @ 14,000' elevation aint easy for a helicopter, and it gets *windy* up there at the top of Pikes Peak. Until the NTSB completes the investigation, any comments about what happened and whose fault it is would be pointless.

Comment: Re:Adding to the Speculation (Score 1) 298

by Chicken04GTO (#32334954) Attached to: Mark Twain To Reveal All After 100 Year Wait
Bullshit. If you cant be a good husband or a good father, dont get married and dont have kids. Water Polo is not exactly the same as taking the responsibility of a family seriously. What a stupid analogy. BUT IM A WRITER IM ALLOWED TO TREAT PEOPLE LIKE SHIT BECAUSE IM SPECIAL. NO, youre not.

Comment: Read the article knuckleheads. (Score 2, Informative) 272

by Chicken04GTO (#31084710) Attached to: Microsoft Says Windows 7 Not Killing Batteries
All windows 7 is doing is reading battery controller provided information on itself. If the battery drops below 40% of capacity, windows reports it. The idea of Windows 7 damaging your batteries is absurd.

Since I know none of you will read the article, because it might get in the way of your circle jerk windows bashing:

"PC batteries expose information about battery capacity and health through the system firmware (or BIOS). There is a detailed specification for the firmware interface (ACPI), but at the most basic level, the hardware platform and firmware provide a number of read-only fields that describe the battery and its status. The firmware provides information on the battery including manufacturer, serial number, design capacity and last full charge capacity. The last two pieces of information--design capacity and last full charge capacity--are the information Windows 7 uses to determine how much the battery has naturally degraded. This information is read-only and there is no way for Windows 7 or any other OS to write, set or configure battery status information. In fact all of the battery actions of charging and discharging are completely controlled by the battery hardware. Windows only reports the battery information it reads from the system firmware. Some reports erroneously claimed Windows was modifying this information, which is definitely not possible."

What is worth doing is worth the trouble of asking somebody to do.