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Comment: Re:Excuse me? (Score 2) 344

by Howard Roark (#38307782) Attached to: GM, NHTSA Delayed Volt Warnings To Prop Up Sales

Dude, you obviously haven't studied crash safety.

Let's look look at a famous crash test from the 1970's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgOxWPGsJNY&feature=endscreen&NR=1

I don't mean to single out the Pinto. It was, in fact , typical of many 1970's cars which had fuel tanks mounted behind the rear axle. Cars today are much safer.

Comment: Excuse me? (Score 1) 344

by Howard Roark (#38307302) Attached to: GM, NHTSA Delayed Volt Warnings To Prop Up Sales

Just where does it say "a minor impact?" For the battery to start a fire, it has to be punctured, and that is no "minor impact." In addition, the fires that occured in the NHTSA test happened days and in one case weeks after the crash test.

Compare this to the infernal fireball that you get seconds after you puncture a gas tank.

The only place a Volt will catch fire is in the scrap yard after it has been totaled provided that some moron didn't discharge the battery before throwing it on the scrap heap.

Comment: Bullshit (Score 4, Informative) 136

by Howard Roark (#36756492) Attached to: Samsung Chromebook Series 5 Review

I've had my Samsung Chromebook for about a week now and I absolutely love it. It brings an immediacy to the 'net that I have never experienced with any other computer. True, it's not good at the "heavy lifting" you often need to perform with a "real" computer, but compared to the utterly pitiful web experience you get with an iPad, it can't be beat.

Old programmers never die, they just branch to a new address.