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Comment Re: you forgot that x / y * y = x (Score 1) 581

Luckily, I work remotely, thus I'm not driving much. Mostly to go to the grocery, and the kids to their activities. An electric car does the job perfectly, electricity produced 100% by renewable methods. Pricing has about 50% covering the production cost, remaining is used to invest in technology & other developments. It's actually not that bad.

Comment Re:More likely to be used by drones than post offi (Score 1) 393

I have the perfect location for the drone dropping at cuties.exciting.layover ! I'll fetch the package (and the drone) from the trees once it's here :)

There's one thing which I don't like; it's not open source // using a generic & simple algorithm and they want to charge for lookups. That kills it for me, no matter what kind of discount based on country they are using. It is very simple (and not the fist time) such algorithm are used. I favor precision-adaptives one like which isn't wasting address space but anyway...

Comment Re:Talk about drawing a fine line... (Score 1) 110

Well, looking at the ads I've had for this year incoming black friday, I could only spot a few 1080p tvs through the tons of lowly priced 4K tvs. Also, the 2560x1440 monitor you are referring to is a 13 inches monitor .. who wants to play on such a small screen ? Most of my friends have left their 24" 1080p monitors and went the 40"+ TV route as their new monitors. Here's a list of great monitors if you don't want a tv or want something smaller:

And they are all priced lower than a 19" crt used to cost in '98 or so, if you take into account the inflation, they are sold for about half of what we paid in that time!

Comment Re:Talk about drawing a fine line... (Score 2) 110

Yeah, for 50$ more which is usually much less than 5% of your computer price (I include peripherals like monitors when I evaluate the effectiveness of an upgrade) you are getting 25%+ better performance with the GTX970... (shadow of mordor, low resolution of 2560x1440) Why would you want that card exactly?

Even if you would only take that video card value in mind while evaluating, 300/250 still equals only 20% more.. Price point should have been less than 200$ to be in a different range alltogether for it to be somewhat interesting. Oh well, maybe someday AMD will bring something interesting again :)

Comment Re:Cultural? (Score 2) 479


    About 275M cars in north america. I was calculating based on the report that the average affected VW was polluting over 40 times more than the maximum allowed for a car to be allowed in Canada I have seen reported in the news (and allegedly the US regulations are more stringent). Thus, those 11M VW in the world are emitting the equivalent of 440M of cars that would be at the limit. Notice I only reflected on the cars of NA, not trucks or other sources.

Comment Re:Cultural? (Score 1) 479

Considering I would expect a lot of people to do that and that only those cars are polluting more than the total of the other cars in circulation in north america, if I was working at any related government agency I would not renew the road worthiness of the cars and requires them to be certified repaired/upgraded before allowing them to be driven again.

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