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Comment: Delorean Similarities (Score 1) 520

by LightningTH (#32378710) Attached to: When the US Government Built Ultra-Safe Cars

Gullwing doors are great. I own a delorean and here are a few things I've noticed.
One, I don't have to worry about how close someone parks, I only need 11 inches to open the door.
Two, if it is raining, the door tends to keep my seat more dry and myself as there is less movement out of the way of the door to get around and in as you would do with a normal door.

With the engine being mounted in the mid to rear end, you have a firewall that would get pushed into the flat of your back if you are against it assuming hit from behind. Having a head on collision the delorean's front will crumple as it is just empty storage space. Current cars the engine get's shoved into the firewall which then has a chance to crumple the footwell area that your feet are in.

It is sad that two cars, both with designs to benefit people, have either been destroyed or had their reputation destroyed so no-one would contemplate building anything that even looks like it or has safety features.

I'm sure others can point out even more similarities and benefits.


+ - Australia bans small breasts-> 6

Submitted by mariushm
mariushm (1022195) writes "The Australian Sex Party (ASP) said Wednesday that the Australian Classification Board (ACB) is now banning depictions of small-breasted women in adult publications and films. It comes just a week after it was found that material with depictions of females ejaculating during orgasm are now Refused Classification and Australian Customs directed to confiscate it.

The National Classification Code dictates that anything that describes or depicts a person who is, or appears to be, a child under 18 (whether the person is engaged in sexual activity or not) in a way that is likely to cause offense to a reasonable adult is Refused Classification."

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Comment: I call foul (Score 2, Interesting) 106

by LightningTH (#26432255) Attached to: <em>Guitar Hero III</em> the First Game to $1 Billion In Sales

Someone correct my numbers if I'm wrong but Wii Fit has roughly 13.9m sales total at a cost of about $90 per game plus balance board so $1.2b. I'll ignore Wii Sports as it comes with every Wii. If Guitar Hero is being measured to include the hardware addons, I'm only seeing roughly 4.2m across the Wii, 360, and PS3 total. That means $238 per sale of Guitar Hero. These numbers are based off of vgchartz's website for total sales (seen on the expanded weekly chart).

If they want to include hardware with a game then maybe all Wii purchases were actually to purchase Wii Sports to a tune of 40.9m sales at $250 a sale so $10.2b.

Comment: Working in the medical field (Score 1) 418

by LightningTH (#21353081) Attached to: How Fast is Your Turnaround Time?
The company I work for deals with getting medications to patients in nursing homes. If there is a bug it means I stay up and work until the bug is solved. It does not matter if it is 1am that I get a call about a software flaw. I'm up and awake until the bug is resolved so that we do not kill a patient by giving them the wrong drug.

If I'd known computer science was going to be like this, I'd never have given up being a rock 'n' roll star. -- G. Hirst