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Comment: Bad idea especially... (Score 1) 362

by MoFoQ (#47020881) Attached to: Should Tesla Make Batteries Instead of Electric Cars?


Especially since then Tesla would be putting all of it's eggs in one basket and in the investing world...that's a big no-no (I'm more amazed that this "bond manager" is even a manager...let alone a bond one).

Plus recent history with A123 Systems should also say "no" to the battery-only route.

Comment: depends (Score 1) 166

by MoFoQ (#46984485) Attached to: Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

I think it depends on a number of factors such as the one giving the lecture, the material covered by the lecture, the environment in which the lecture is given, and the one receiving the lecture.

I've had classes in the past that...well...the room was just not that comfortable to listen to a lecture (it was a 3hr class in a slightly overcrowded/warm room in the evening and it was a boring biology class; insta-sleep time).

I've also had classes where the lecturers (this particular class had 3 different professors; it was an American Studies/history class) all give lectures which were material to the class and were on the exams.
Oddly, I found the lectures interesting and was able to absorb the information better than my other classmates who took notes (I did not take notes and according to the professors, the first ever to do so and get a decent grade).

Then I've had classes where the hands-on part was more interesting such as physics with lasers (sadly, there were no sharks).

In essence, a YMMV situation.

Comment: crysis? (Score 0) 209

but will it play Crysis?

that said, what sort of memory (short-term storage) is used? Would that be the current bottleneck?
It would definitely be interesting to see how this continues to develop.
It might be too late for bitcoins but perhaps one of the altcoins can benefit.
Or for weather prediction/modeling.

Then again, the dark side comes to mind to (skynet, SID 6.7, etc.)

Comment: Re:From the actuall trademark document (Score 1) 653

by MoFoQ (#46527203) Attached to: $30K Worth of Multimeters Must Be Destroyed Because They're Yellow

this IS from one of the sub-departments of DHS; I'm not surprised that they didn't really bother to read the line that says "Color is not claimed as a feature of the mark."

Customs agents aren't lawyers, let alone trademark lawyers or even paralegals.

This just highlights the need for adding an appeals process to the whole thing.
(that and perhaps ICE needs some basic legalese comprehension requirements for their agents)

Comment: Re:Price !!! (Score 1) 810

by MoFoQ (#45498045) Attached to: Electric Cars: Drivers Love 'Em, So Why Are Sales Still Low?


if I could afford it, I'd get myself a Tesla Model S

Range is a concern too.

also, some of the other electric cars....are just ugly.
If Tesla can make an electric car that looks as nice and sexy as the Model S, why can't the other manufacturers?
Perhaps, they don't want to or think it won't sell.
Of course, if you make something that people want and at a reasonable price, it wouldn't be a problem.

Comment: Re:History rewritten (Score 2) 599

by MoFoQ (#45333331) Attached to: Withhold Passwords From Your Employer, Go To Jail?

Comment: Re:History rewritten (Score 4, Interesting) 599

by MoFoQ (#45333277) Attached to: Withhold Passwords From Your Employer, Go To Jail?

His lack of finesse and social skills coupled by the complete (technical) incompetence of those at city hall definitely contributed to his downfall.
If I recall, didn't Kamala Harris put the passwords into public record, thus forcing the city IT department to go around and changing passwords on all devices to prevent from someone from "f*cking sh*t up"?

The funny thing is that the statute (California Penal Code Sec. 502(c)(5)) mentions "disrupts or causes the disruption of computer services or denies or causes the denial of computer services" yet....during this whole fiasco, the network was rock-f-ing-solid (at least until the passwords were put into public record without seal).

Not sure why the attorney didn't bring this point up.
If I was Terry Childs, I'd fire the attorney and then sue the city for breach of contract (oddly, for at least the same amount).

"Falling in love makes smoking pot all day look like the ultimate in restraint." -- Dave Sim, author of Cerebrus.