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Comment: Re:thoughts (Score 1) 10

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#49180875) Attached to: I owe Bill Dog continuation, Prius Hack ideas

Yes. Of course, I bought mine second hand- I let the first owner pay for their "clever programming".

I do note that many of my wished for hacks *did* eventually appear, in the 2012 model year, with a variety of body types.

And that we're now down to about $3000 for the plug in and additional battery capacity modification. Parts anyway, labor extra.

Comment: Re:thoughts (Score 1) 10

by Marxist Hacker 42 (#49176603) Attached to: I owe Bill Dog continuation, Prius Hack ideas

1) That might be part of my problem- I have had trouble to adjusting to the "light touch" needed for proper prius hypermiling video game playing. I have always been a bit of a leadfoot, and so I do have a problem with rabbit starts.

3) Yeah, that's probably the reasoning. I use it in 25 to 35 zones all the time though, and it really increases my mileage numbers, but that's related to my comment 1 above.....

7) that would take a heck of a jumper cable to deliver the 273 volts and who knows how many amps to spin M1.

And thanks to looking that up, I found this Emergency Response guide which does not say what to do if you run out of gas in a prius.

Here's a bit on what a hassle bricking a prius by running out of fuel + electricity is- nobody in America has done it yet, but I could easily see somebody accidentally leaving the car turned on when parking it (I've done it myself) in which I give it about a week before it's dead.

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Bill's last set of answers, and my answers to his answers

>>1. The only reason to run the gas engine under 25 miles an hour [â Typical residential speed limit] should be for recharging and generating, period. EV mode only at low speed.

>And Toyota may have started out planning on along those lines, but may have gotten focus group research that indicated people preferred a little more acceleration.

Comment: Re:Subscription to what? (Score 1) 210

by Stargoat (#49150355) Attached to: Lenovo Saying Goodbye To Bloatware

To having Communists read your stuff.

Seriously, I was buying Lenovo before now. I did not get burned on Superfish. But I'm done with Lenovo. If this is what they try get away with without effort at hiding, then what they are they spending effort on hiding? I don't need the PRC in my network also, I have the NSA for that.

Comment: Re:disclosure (Score 1) 448

No, it's the supporters who are claiming that the moon is made of green cheese, that human beings are powerful enough to affect climate significantly.

There is a scientific consensus for that. But a mere consensus does not make it true, and it is, after all, a very fantastic and fantasy filled claim that has not been borne out by correct models.

Comment: Re:First Fascist! (Score 1) 39

by mcgrew (#49118761) Attached to: Welcome back, SlashPot (thank you failure machine samzenpus)

Coincidentally, I saw this JE this morning right after seeing a report on CBS's morning news program that said that marijuana is by far the least dangerous of all recreational drugs. They found the most dangerous was alcohol, followed by heroin, followed by cocaine. I did a quick search, it doesn't look like they've posted it to their web site.

I've found an incredible amount of misinformation about marijuana. This article says "Those who might remember pot from the 70s - the marijuana grown and sold in Colorado today is up to 10 times stronger."

The difference isn't strength of the pot, it's how its potency is measured and how pot is and was sold. They take the pot, grind up the entire bag and test it.

Today, pot is grown indoors so it has no seeds, and only the buds are sold. In the seventies, they put the whole plant; stems, seeds, leaves and all. Leaves are far less potent than buds, stems have very little THC and seeds have none at all, and the seeds are heavy. I saw pot in the '70s that the seeds were more than half the weight of the bag. So grinding up the whole bag would indicate that it's 10 times stronger, when stoners always threw the stems and seeds away and usually saved the bud for the weekend.

The best pot I ever smoked was in Thailand in 1973-4.

Now, even if pot wasn't the safest of all recreational drugs, even if it were the deadliest, how does your neighbor getting stoned affect you or society at large?

There's a chapter in a book that was required reading in a college history class in the late '70s that shows how incredibly moronic prohibition is. Alcohol and Al Capone

Look at Mexico and Columbia. Prohibition is purely stupidly evil.

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