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Comment: Re:PHEVs will be better til at least 2030 (Score 1) 377

by WorBlux (#47938097) Attached to: Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?
Most families have more than one car, and most people drives less than 50 miles per day. A pure EV can be cheaper then a PHEV, Plus the PHEV has the maintainace requirement of a conventional car. If my family had the typical two conventional vehicles and were looking to buy a new vehicle I'd look at a EV before a PHEV. You're thinkin about it with one person as one car, but for many the family rather than the individual is the basic economic unit.

Comment: Re:Maybe 40k (Score 1) 377

by WorBlux (#47938015) Attached to: Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?
Light passenger vehicles contribute very little to road wear. A wheel tax or congestion-based toll plus impact fees are simple enought to recover congestion alleviation costs. If a per mile-tax comes along it should be heavily biased against large freight vehicles which do 90% of damage to roads not related to weathering.

Comment: Re:Maybe 40k (Score 1) 377

by WorBlux (#47937929) Attached to: Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?
And if you can get high-temp nuclear it gets even better. As the high temp can directly drive a gas turbine, with effecient-on demand access capacity from natural gas. (baseload of 30MW up to 60MW with stociometic mix of natural gas. And if production from renewables low-temp nuclear is enough to make the spot price of nuclear dip below a certain price, then you can use the heat on the high-temp nuclear to make ammonia, small hydrocarbons (for fertilizer or carbon-nuetral motor fuels (You'll not be powering semi's on electic, by you can convert them to run on dimethyl ether.)

You could probably get rid of coal entirely, which by the way releases more radioactive isotopes per GW than nuclear does.

Comment: Re:Great one more fail (Score 1) 587

by WorBlux (#47905815) Attached to: High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint
"Or do you accept that a certain minimal number of children accidentally killing each other and dudes shooting themselves in the dick is the price we pay for freedom that is arbitrarily unregulated." Your question is flawed. Nothing in the world can be arbitrarily unregulated as no regulation is the original or natural state of things. And yes the most practical way to assure freedom is to have clearly defined and respected (arbitrary) lines that regulation shall not cross. "Why not use technology to help with that?" Which tech. There a few situations where a fingerprint reader on the gun offeres much more safety than a good safe with a fingerprint reader, and introduces many more failure situations. (can it read fingerprints through mud, grease, blood, or papercuts?) Maybe good for a range or hunting gun, but as a self-defense standpoint there are reasons not to use that technology. Adding tech into a system is not always a pure improvement, often tradeoffs have to be made and costs paid.

Comment: Re:May not be what it seems. (Score 1) 354

by WorBlux (#47877811) Attached to: DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins
The application of a mathematical process to a copyrighted work, thus a modified version of that same said work. Th And see the liberty or death clause in the GPL. If some legal reason prevents distribution it may not be distributed. If general copyright law prevents distribution under the GPL, then the claimants work as licences under the GPL may not be distruted in an illegal manner. There is at least a question in issue here.

Comment: Re:We've been down this road before... (Score 1) 354

by WorBlux (#47841991) Attached to: DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins
1.The only part of a DMCA that is made under penalty of perjury is that you are indeed the copyright holder of the claimed infriged work. Wesely certainly is the copyright holder in this case.

2.Just because Wesely own copyright on that code does not mean he is entitled to the requested relief.

3. Maybe it can be said that the license was a nullity from the start because if never could have affected to sorts of rights it claims to give, even more so in light of the liberty or death claused withing the GPL. Anyways, indeed, what a mess.

Comment: May not be what it seems. (Score 2) 354

by WorBlux (#47841949) Attached to: DMCA Claim Over GPL Non-Compliance Shuts Off Minecraft Plug-Ins
Mojang doesn't really gain by having the popular mod system removed. The decompiled server code is in legal limbo. Really if Mojang wanted to assert a claim against it they could probably prevail at this moment. It may be an attempt to get Majang to say "No, I don't really have any rights or interest in that decompiledsever code", but instead he just said "I'm not reposible for distributing that code", leaving on the table the issue that was attempting to be forced. (The copyright bomb in the decompiled sever code)

Comment: Re:The article is bad - mfg technology dominates (Score 1) 161

by WorBlux (#47776085) Attached to: Research Shows RISC vs. CISC Doesn't Matter
Yes, the Ingenic MIPS are a good example of modern MIPS design, with quad core at 1GHZ comeing in at a one watt TDP. The loonbson 3B probably could have beat the i7 on some workloads if it had come out on schedual and a modern process. Now that intel has openCL support it's less likely as half the cores in the loongson 3 series are/were supposed to bed dedicated vector processing units. Another interesting comparison would be the MIPS Tilera design vs. Intel's x86 Knights/table Many Integrated Cores (x86-MIC) design. I would think it's easier to fits lots of MIPS cores on a chip, but then again the x86-MIC leaves a lot of the fancier parts out of the cores.

Comment: Small Claims Court (Score 1) 355

by WorBlux (#47771379) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?
Keep track of the overages and when they add up to enough to make it worthwhile file a claim into small claims court. Send a letter to legal now explaining your issue and warn them you will file if the meter is not accurate into the future. The advantage over not paying that bill is that you can show your actions were taken in good faith, and even if you lose there aren't going to be debt collectors callling you or bad reports on your credit score. Other option is to start your own ISP.

Comment: Re:Like buying from a car thief (Score 1) 92

by WorBlux (#47766263) Attached to: Early Bitcoin User Interviewed By Federal Officers
The U.S. imprisons more people per capita than any other nation. Police and prosecutors careers are positively correlated with convictions. So yes there are cops out there who will smash thier boot into your face in an instant if they think it will help them get that next promotion.

"Who cares if it doesn't do anything? It was made with our new Triple-Iso-Bifurcated-Krypton-Gate-MOS process ..."