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Comment: Fugly (Score 1) 196

by Per Wigren (#45119285) Attached to: Cadillac Unveils Pricier Alternative To Tesla Model S
This is one of the ugliest cars I've seen in a while. It looks like they took a nice car and pumped it up like a balloon. It looks short and obese and no rear doors makes it impractical for day-to-day use. The interior looks great though but Tesla Model S has a much much nicer exterior! The car I'm looking forward to is the Fisker Atlantic.

Comment: Re:Um... (Score 3, Interesting) 612

by Per Wigren (#43236661) Attached to: Wrong Fuel Chokes Presidential Limo
What markus said. My car (European 2012 Honda Civic, not to be mixed up with the quite different American 2012 Honda Civic) has a 150hp/350nm diesel engine and does 0-60 MPH in 8.3 seconds (with about 50 MPG on the highway and 40 MPG in town). It's not sports car performance of course but the oomph is very much comparable to non-sports car gasoline engines. Also, the turbo is almost completely seamless.

Comment: Re:Sensational Submission Title is Sensational (Score 1) 145

This app didn't have anything to do with pirated ebooks. The whole fuzz is about a feature that let users add custom ebook sources instead of restricting it to one or a few pre-approved sources. Then someone found out that some users added pirate sites as sources so they could download pirated ebooks inside the reader app instead of just using the web browser. Then they blame the ebook reader app...

Comment: Re:Compressed air. (Score 1) 204

by Per Wigren (#42700991) Attached to: Peugeot Citroen To Introduce Compressed Air Hybrid By 2016
It doesn't matter how insignificant the modifications are. As long as there are any at all, most stations won't lift a finger until there is an actual (as in not hypothetical) consumer demand for it. Which creates a chicken-and-egg problem because not many people will buy the car (pay the extra price for the new engine vs a proven old petrol/diesel engine) until the filling station coverage is at least 90%. Of course, with political pressure things could happen faster but the core business of car makers like Citroën/Peugeot is to sell cars to people. They do that by designing cars according to the wishes of the majority of those wealthy enough to buy brand new cars.

Comment: Let's hope it's better than the MacOS X client. (Score 3, Interesting) 353

by Per Wigren (#42346041) Attached to: Steam For Linux Is Now an Open Beta
I've tried it on OSX a few times but I'm always put off that it's so totally Windows centric. Search for something and most of the results will be Windows-only. It's full of "OMG try this new cool game!!" recommendations and when you click them you find out that it's only available for Windows. I'M RUNNING THE OSX CLIENT SO FUCKING STOP SHOWING ME WINDOWS-ONLY GAMES ALL THE TIME! FUCKING TEASERS! Until the implement a "only show me stuff I can actually use" configuration option I'm not going to bother more with it.

Comment: Re:Hopefully another 25 years or more (Score 1) 455

by Per Wigren (#41740029) Attached to: Wayland 1.0 Released, Not Yet Ready To Replace X11

PulseAudio seems to be stable now

What that really means is "The ALSA drivers and distributions' default configurations seem to be stable now", much thanks to the hard work of the PulseAudio developers. With good drivers and properly configured, PulseAudio has been stable for a long time.

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