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Comment: Re:Electric not the answer (Score 1) 212

by Ost99 (#49101185) Attached to: The Best, and Worst, Places To Drive Your Electric Car

New cars registered last year: 144 202
Zero emission cars: 18 094, of which 4 were hydrogen and 18 090 were EV.

100 * 18090/144202 = 12.54%
Source: (in Norwegian)

There's also a Wikipedia page in English with statistics for parts of 2014:

During the first quarter of 2014 all-electric car sales reached a record 14.5% market share of new car sales, and for the first eight months of 2014 the all-electric segment market share was 13.0%, and climbs to 14.2% when plug-in hybrids are accounted for.


EV sales the last quarter of 2014 dropped a bit, probably in part because almost everyone with a Tesla-order with delivery in that quarter changed their order to the 4WD 85D with delivery in 2015.

Comment: Just make sure it makes less noise than her PC (Score 1) 720

by Ost99 (#48492877) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

Just make sure your gaming rig is less noisy than her gaming rig. And don't put either of them in the living room.

My system is practically noiseless. Silent water cooling and 140mm fans. No HDDs, just a stack of SSDs.

My wife's gaming rig is noisy as hell. Old i7 920 ("frying pan" early stepping) with a HD6970 and 24GB 1.65V ram, a couple of 2nd generation SSDs and a stack of HDDs. Doubles as space heater during the winter.

Comment: Re:Cue slippery slope arguments now... (Score 1) 366

by Ost99 (#48159151) Attached to: Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

15 points is a huge difference. A person with an IQ of 85 will be severely disadvantaged and would have problems completing any higher education.
Past a certain point higher IQ does not directly translate to higher success rate (social, economical, health etc), but in the interval 70-130 it does.

Comment: Re:Awesome (Score 1) 283

by Ost99 (#48111067) Attached to: Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

Where I live the rule of thumb is that you spend between 1/2 year and 1 year household income (before tax) on car(s) every 5-6 years.
Average household income for dual income households ( most are) is slightly above $160 000, which puts the Tesla D within the car spending budget of almost half the households over here.

I'm just pissed I didn't hold out another 2 months before ordering mine early in September.

Comment: Re:When will it work in Seamonkey and Firefox (Score 1) 178

by Ost99 (#47949429) Attached to: Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

I don't know of any way to get it to work on a Rpi at the moment.

If you have a x86/x64 server somewhere in the house you could try to stream the output from the browser running on the server - or something like that. But I'm guessing the DRM will get in your way. does something like this from a Windows PC to XBMC - but at $70 I would look elsewhere.

Single tasking: Just Say No.