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Comment: Re: Or maybe it's because (Score 2) 133

by DigiShaman (#48920161) Attached to: Gamma-ray Bursts May Explain Fermi's Paradox

Interestingly, I oftened wondered if it was in the interests of intelligent life to focus their "expansion" inward to cyberspace vs. outerspace; transcending their evolution via forgoing the flesh bodies to machines of silicon based computers (or some such). Meaning, we're looking in the wrong places.

Comment: Re:Escaping only helps you until a war. (Score 1) 320

by DigiShaman (#48913067) Attached to: Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!

Doesn't matter. Look at Mexico (and rest of South America). Noticed how the rich live in gated communities with 24h guards? Real power is in wealth disparity, and fuck the entire population and its future to get to the top. It's a parasitic mindset from, well, a parasite. Why have two maids when four can be had for the same price? As for that "price"?? Just a number, and numbers are meaning less if you can jet half-way around the world to purchase your luxuries when in necessary; perceived or otherwise.

Comment: Re: I use Kaspersky (Score 1) 467

by DigiShaman (#48890179) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?

Kaspersky is good, but I'm not sure that I would trust them to be state sponsored free these days; if you know what mean.

Vipre Antivirus has been real good these last few years (will be using for personal use once my Kaspersky subscription runs out). Norton has also improved vastly too (lighter engine). Can't go wrong with either.

http://www.vipreantivirus.com/

Comment: Re:But then don't some have to go FASTER than ligh (Score 1) 139

by DigiShaman (#48888093) Attached to: Scientists Slow the Speed of Light

So um, is the speed of light 299,792,458 m / s - (minus) infinity? Meaning, at C, both the creation and discretion of the universe is instantaneous. C, being a reference for all things happening/happened simultaneously?. Thus, Time being an illusion in the disparity between the two??

Comment: Re:Noise (Score 1) 808

by DigiShaman (#48878463) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

The worst offenders are those that use blue headlight bulbs. It started out as a cheap imitation of incandescence bulbs to looks like HID lights, but then took on a culture of el-cheap-o to make them as Smurf blue as possible. And bright! All very fucking annoying.

I'll stick with my stock Sylvania bulbs. They last longer, and the human eye sees better in warmer lighting (yellows) conditions anyways; it's more safe for all drivers on the road.

Comment: Re:Those trucks are the best (Score 1) 808

by DigiShaman (#48878203) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

You won't find many old rice burners in Houston, TX. That's because in Harris (and surrounding) counties, cars that are 1995 and older (pre-OBD2) are subjected to the Accelerated Simulation Mode (ASM) test. Basically, the car is put under load via dynamometer to measure the exhaust as though it was driving under normal conditions on the road. This test has failed countless modded imports and domestics. The only time you see casual drag racing is with either an expensive sports car, or a teenager goofing off with a car that's pure stock. All other mods one older cars are just for show. The Type-R stockers alone provide more HP.

  Accelerated Simulation Mode

Comment: Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (Score 2) 808

by DigiShaman (#48877887) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

Yeah well, that's because a turbo dampens the sound as the turbine pulls energy form the exhaust pressure (by design). So these kids are opening up the backend to make it "fart" a lot louder.

From an exhaust note perspective, a NA engine sounds much better if it's tuned right. It's also important to take advantage of the scavenging effect for increase performance too.

Comment: Re:One has to wonder (Score 1, Troll) 253

by DigiShaman (#48874531) Attached to: IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

You mean the leadership that's been in the tank for the Democrat Party? The same leadership that will no doubt blame a lack of IT budget for failing hard drives; the special ones that contain the most important email??!

Fair Tax baby! The IRS needs a massive restructuring, if not completely eliminated and replaced with something else along with tax system.

Comment: Re:Hacking the insurance dongle (Score 1) 238

by DigiShaman (#48858727) Attached to: Google Thinks the Insurance Industry May Be Ripe For Disruption

What stupid fuck would use an OBD2 dongle?! Yeah, goes it something goes bad and shorts the ECU (cause the dongle is cheap Chinese crap), I'm on the hook, not the insurance. You could file a claim =) Ohhh, the irony.

Just a few weeks ago, my agent wanted to give me a paperless discount, and that I could keep my proof of insurance card on my phone. Yeah, like I want to hand THAT over to the police officer that pulls me over. I told her that, and she was like "you know, I didn't think of that". Well honey, I did! FUCK NO!

Long computations which yield zero are probably all for naught.

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