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Comment The tipping point is economy. (Score 1) 859 859

From what it seems, electricity costs less to travel, especially if you have cheap solar panels. However, you can get 100,000 miles of gasoline buying a 10,000$ car over a $20,000 electric plugin hybrid. $10,000 /(3$gallon)=3,333 gallons of gasoline * 32 miles to a gallon = 100,000 miles of travel. If an electric plugin hybrid car can get around $15,000 or less, then it will be a game changer for people who care about economy.

Comment Mangled IRC joke (Score 5, Funny) 682 682

Dude1:"HI GUYS! HOW IS EVERYONE?"

Dude2:"Hey. Doing okay. You?"

Dude1:"COULDN'T BE BETTER! ANYTHING GOING ON?"

Dude2:"There's a caps lock key on your keyboard, press it."

Dude1"OH! THANK YOU! IT'S SO MUCH EASIER TYPING NOW NOT HAVING TO HOLD SHIFT."

Comment Re:Pure undulterated bullshit (Score 1) 198 198

Hey, Snapchat makes no sense at all, since anyone can screenshot/hack their own device. Even though Snapchat doesn't do what it claims, its a phenomena which has made lots of money. I think Google just wants to jump on the money train of making impossible claims to technology.

Comment Re:People get GPL wrong (Score 1) 250 250

I would honestly like an answer from someone.

If I had a 100,000 line of code video game that took me years to make, and I want to use some 10x10 pixel piece of GPLed art that took someone a few minutes to make, does that mean I have to release my 100,000 lines of code open source? I think it does and people have suggested it to me in the past.

This is why I think artists get lulled into thinking they can license under GPL and people can use their art as long as they put their name in the credits, but that isn't the result at all. Artists who want their art to be used freely in video games probably want to use Creative Commons license, and not CC-BY.

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