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Comment: Re:Well out running the police ... (Score 1) 427

by Dins (#47433717) Attached to: The First Person Ever To Die In a Tesla Is a Guy Who Stole One

Is a win for the Tesla, but it sounds likes it pretty spectacularly failed when he hit something.

...while it was going 100 mph. I'm all for safety but I don't expect ANY car company to design a car that will keep occupants safe in a crash with enough kinetic energy to embed half the car in a fucking building...

Comment: Re:Idiotic (Score 4, Insightful) 200

by Dins (#47390581) Attached to: The View From Inside A Fireworks Show
How is this idiotic? Unless you're talking about the potential idiocy of wasting all that money on a drone and a Gopro camera potentially blown up by fireworks. This was filmed over water. Nobody was in danger except the drone owner's bank account. (And maybe the one in a million chance of the drone falling on the odd boater...)

Comment: Re:Hello Americans (Score 1) 340

by Dins (#47387499) Attached to: On 4th of July:

I used to live in Midland, Michigan, and I was using the weather site I used to use there for times, specifically this one. (left column near the bottom under "Astronomy".

Granted today is 1 day later, but today it's listing sunset at 21:21 EDT (eastern daylight time), nautical twilight at 22:42, and astronomical twilight at 23:39. Ok, now I've beaten the horse to death... :)

Comment: Re:Hello Americans (Score 2) 340

by Dins (#47379027) Attached to: On 4th of July:
No, it just wasn't dark yet. Yeah, light pollution sucks, but you could tell it wasn't truly dark by the fact that it was noticeably darker after the fireworks were over than when they began. Just looked it up and "nautical twilight" began around 10:40, and "astronomical twilight" at 11:40 pm. But nobody wants to wait that long, so they settled for "kinda dark".

Gosh that takes me back... or is it forward? That's the trouble with time travel, you never can tell." -- Doctor Who, "Androids of Tara"

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