This will continue to happen, at least with the Model S. The Prius' battery pack is tiny in comparison, and far better protected. Gas tanks can of course catch fire and explode, but they too are much smaller and better protected. The Model S battery pack contains over 7000 lithium-ion cells, any one of which can catch fire if damaged as in this case. The Model S batteries are located underneath the floor of the car, occupying almost the entire exposed underside. This location is desirable for the car's low center of gravity and potentially for replacing the battery pack, but is also the most likely to suffer damage from road debris.
Thanks to Mr. Coward, I have seen the light. It is clear to me now that Canonical is essentially an open source Machiavelli, manipulating other players such as Redhat and Intel with ease. The Wayland devs, shamed into action, are now producing the next generation display server which Canonical will then use instead of their Trojan Horse display server.
This is a great leap forward for desktop Linux and we must remember the open source luminaries that have made this advance possible, starting with Mr. Mark Shuttleworth. Mark committed to making significant contributions to Wayland back in 2010, and generously offered to support KDE and Gnome in the transition. Wait, what? They never contributed a single line of code? They were secretly working on another project and are now in a pissing match with Intel??
No mention of Canonical anywhere in the report. Why am I not surprised?
Every time an effort is made to ease traffic congestion, such as adding lanes, it works temporarily until people take advantage of it, and then traffic resumes its previous speed. While adding lanes would have been a permanent solution for the existing amount of traffic, now you simply have more people commuting from farther distances, creating more pollution etc. Self driving cars will temporarily improve travel times until sufficient numbers of people use them, then the roads will again be clogged. The only real solution is population control.
Never attribute to an availability heuristic that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
Nice to see that 13.04 also includes a free 30 day trial of Facebook File Manager.
Mining of Big Data is problem solve in 2013 with zgrep.
"Hard part of startup is make money from wheel after reinvent it." -Devops_Borat
I tried running the exploit but activerecord chewed up all the system memory and the oomkiller took the server down. Luckily my server restart cron script runs every minute so my social media aggregator startup, disruptr.com, is back online.
Likewise, tattoo removal is a booming business.
When I think Windows, I just think "awesome."
Don't give Texas away. Sell it to Mexico.
Why is this being developed? If saving lives were the issue, we could start on that with simple driver training. Germany requires a week of driver ed. in order to get a license, and although they have many roadways without a speed limit, they have half the rate of fatalities that the US does.
Microsoft. We're the box you can think in.