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Porsche Unveils 911 Hybrid With Flywheel Booster 197

Posted by timothy
from the yeah-well-I-get-better-mileage dept.
MikeChino writes "Porsche has just unveiled its 911 GT3 R Hybrid, a 480 horsepower track vehicle ready to rock the 24-hour Nurburgring race this May. Porsche's latest supercar will use the same 911 production platform available to consumers today, with a few race-ready features including front-wheel hybrid drive and an innovative flywheel system that stores kinetic energy from braking and then uses it to provide a 160 horsepower burst of speed. The setup is sure to offer an advantage when powering out of turns and passing by other racers."

Comment: Re:You Got Your Blinders On (Score 1) 576

by Szentigrade (#27116367) Attached to: Why TV Lost

I'm sorry, but what does Jesus have to do with anything? Are you really trying to say that the only people who still watch TV are those that believe in a god, and that we, as the "technical elete" are smarter? Unnecessary...

Thanks, you made my point: Obviously you don't watch a lot of Sunday morning television or the Trinity Broadcasting Network, on your TV with rabbit ears.

I'm sorry, but what does Jesus have to do with anything? Are you really trying to say that the only people who still watch TV are those that believe in a god, and that we, as the "technical elete" are smarter? Unnecessary...

Thanks, you made my point: Obviously you don't watch a lot of Sunday morning television or the Trinity Broadcasting Network, on your TV with rabbit ears.

You're right, I don't and you obviously don't make ignorant, broad generalizations about groups of people whose intelligence you like to think you surpass. Nor are you quick to judge someone as a religious zealot when they don't share your opinions .

I actually agree with you about the blinders. I just simply didn't see the need to call out one group of people and than generalize them while subtlety calling them stupid. I didn't respond with a lecture about insulting christians or even anything at all to do with religion. In my response I even included myself in the technical elite!

I would have had the same reaction regardless of the group you called out, whether it be African Americans, fat people or whatever. I take issue with your argument, not its subject matter.

My point is that our continued use of the television is not the fault of any one group of people, religious, stupid or otherwise. I apologize if you missed that while making yourself feel superior to my alleged religious views.

Comment: Re:You Got Your Blinders On (Score 1) 576

by Szentigrade (#27109319) Attached to: Why TV Lost

The problem here is that we are the technical elete, and many of us have blinders on that prevent us from seeing the significant number of people who do not have these types of computer based solutions, nor want them. As long as they exist and keep sending money to Jesus and buying things as seen on TV, TV the way we know it now will continue to exist. Too much money in it.

I'm sorry, but what does Jesus have to do with anything? Are you really trying to say that the only people who still watch TV are those that believe in a god, and that we, as the "technical elete" are smarter?

Unnecessary...

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Science Unlocks The Mystery Of Belly Button Lint 161

Posted by samzenpus
from the extreme-navel-gazing dept.
After three years of research, including examining 503 pieces of fluff from his own belly button, Georg Steinhauser has discovered a type of body hair that traps stray pieces of lint and draws them into the navel. Dr Steinhauser's observations showed that "small pieces of fluff first form in the hair and then end up in the navel at the end of the day." Chemical analysis revealed the pieces of fluff were not just made up of cotton from clothing. Wrapped up in the lint were also flecks of dead skin, fat, sweat and dust. Unfortunately, further study has failed to yield a hair or fiber that would give Dr. Steinhauser the last three years of his life back.

Comment: Science includes BOTH strengths and weaknesses (Score 5, Insightful) 344

by Szentigrade (#26587025) Attached to: Texas Board of Education Supports Evolution
I'm all for teaching evolution but would someone please explain to me what the issue was with teaching the strengths and weaknesses? If science teaches us anything it is that we should always continue to question and refine our studies, not idly stand by and accept them as fact. No one is saying we have to introduce creationism or try to make evolution appear only as a theory (which some might argue it still is), but there is no reason we need to teach our students to blindly accept it as fact, without doubt or admission of weakness. This is not the spirit of science and frankly not in the best interest for those who probably already don't care that much about it. Whats gives?

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