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Comment: Re: next gen batteries (Score 1) 280

Don't know where you got your stats. Never have I heard of a Tesla battery being fully charged (from near-empty) in anything under 90 minutes. And that's on their superchargers.

If you want fast battery exchanges for a Tesla, I hear they got that to around 90 seconds, though. ;)

Comment: Re:Let's do the math (Score 1) 295

by MMC Monster (#48453423) Attached to: Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

Maybe not FTL, but what about worm holes or other forms that can cause information to travel without going between two points.

Quantum teleportation and subsequent "real" teleportation. Transporters that use entangled particles to create a new body for us at the destination. Rips in the universe.

All science fiction, true. But can we say with 100% certainty that none of them will ever be possible?

Comment: Re:SSL? (Score 1) 88

by Dr. Evil (#48453183) Attached to: Book Review: Bulletproof SSL and TLS

That's an excellent article, thanks.

The fix would require specific changes to the implementation and "...there's a high risk that this would also cause compatibility problems." IMHO, it would be highly misleading to call it an implementation problem that an unforseen encryption weakness could be mitigated with changes to the implementation.

I offer the above to be XKCD1318 compliant.

Comment: Re:SSL? (Score 1) 88

by Dr. Evil (#48452387) Attached to: Book Review: Bulletproof SSL and TLS

POODLE is not an implementation problem. It's a protocol problem.

"There is currently no fix for the vulnerability SSL 3.0 itself, as the issue is fundamental to the protocol"

It's an implementation problem if you're speaking abstractly about the application of crypto. But we're talking about "SSL", a protocol.

Comment: Re:What's it good for? (Score 1) 235

by MMC Monster (#48433717) Attached to: Russia May Be Planning National Space Station To Replace ISS

If you need an environment free of vibrations and atmosphere, can't you just park it a foot from the space station? And once the experiment is done, retrieve it?

The added bonus is that if the experiment needs modifications, you have the possibility of doing it in almost real time and send it out again.

Comment: Re:Bullshit Stats. (Score 1) 495

by Dr. Evil (#48429481) Attached to: As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

Went to a Python developers meetup. There were 2 women in a room of 100 people.

Went to an infosec meetup. There were 5% women in a room of 200 people.

Went to a Wordpress developers conference, there were 50% women in attendance of hundreds of people.

They're all tech jobs. Why are women choosing paths that earn less?

Comment: Re:Here we go again (Score 4, Insightful) 495

by Dr. Evil (#48427233) Attached to: As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

"I wonder what the conclusion of such an article would be?"

That this isn't a site for sociologists or experts in race or gender studies.

If we talked to sociolgists, race or gender study experts, they'd probably have a non-sensationalist, well researched and well reasoned approach to discussing sensitive issues. And they probably wouldn't be happy if people jumped on their communtiy forums and started talking about SATA drivers.

Comment: Re:ShirtStorm (Score 1) 337

by Dr. Evil (#48391959) Attached to: Philae's Batteries Have Drained; Comet Lander Sleeps

Those who think that images of women in lingerie are degrading need to visit a therapist. Female sexuality is not degrading.

The shirt is unprofessional. Sexuality is an awkward subject, and bringing it up in the workplace is delicate. Not a subject for t-shirts.

But holy crap I love the response shirt:

Many people are unenthusiastic about their work.