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Comment: Re:Slow (Score 3, Insightful) 106

by almitydave (#49394403) Attached to: World's First 1 Megawatt All-Electric Race Car

So? It's not an oval racer. It's built to a performance envelope defined by a specific event. The factors that are important here are acceleration, downforce, and mechanical grip; not top speed. Looking at the sketch in TFA, it's clear by the presence of the front wing that they're targeting massive downforce, which eats into top speed by creating drag.

Comment: Re:3 Minutes (Score 4, Insightful) 106

by almitydave (#49394207) Attached to: World's First 1 Megawatt All-Electric Race Car

with 1MW power, the 50KWh battery would be dead in 3 minutes at full throttle.. jeez.
Roughly equivalent to a gasoline car with a 2-gallon tank... lol. (1 gal=33KWh)

Do all these people posting 50kWh/1020kW 180s comments not understand racing? Or hybrid drive systems? Or Mountain roads? As TFA mentions, the Pikes Peak course contains over 150 turns, so you'll be off throttle or at partial throttle most of the time, especially with that much torque available, and regenerative braking will give some of it back.

Or perhaps the race car engineers that are building the race car don't know anything about the race they're building it for. That seems likely. /sarcasm

Comment: Re:Why is bitcoin popular again? (Score 1) 254

by almitydave (#49286435) Attached to: Evolution Market's Admins Are Gone, Along With $12M In Bitcoin

This is not entirely true, in the United States banks under the FDIC coverage only insure you to a max of $250.000 regardless of how much money you have in your bank account, while C
oinbase for example gives you insurance for the full amount of your bitcoins

Which is why everyone who wants to keep more than that in the bank divides it into multiple accounts, since each account is insured to $250k, not each person.

Comment: Re:Hmm (Score 1) 55

by almitydave (#49189487) Attached to: Ubisoft Has New Video Game Designed To Treat Lazy Eye

Yes. It will also require installation of Starforce, Uplay malware and require a constant internet connection. Oh and it won't be at all usable until the fifth post-release patch. Ubisoft will also whine that every user is a dirty pirate haxor who is stealing money from them.

I used to have lazy eye, but after having to deal with Ubisoft DRM it now twitches uncontrollably.

Comment: Re:Uh ...wat? (Score 1) 467

If someone came onto your lawn and started yelling about how they were going to rape your daughter, they're not going to get a little slap on the wrist. They'd get arrested, thrown in jail, and possibly be put on a sex offender list.


The fact that you can type anything you like into that inanimate magic light box sitting in front of you that uncritically accepts whatever you say makes it easier than ever for people to be dicks on a massive scale. You've highlighted the lesson every kid needs to be taught before they touch an internet-connected device:

If you threaten to rape someone on the internet, you threaten to rape them in real life.
Because if you say it on the internet, you're saying it in real life.
Because the internet is real life.

It's not this semi-non-existent alternative reality that "doesn't count."

Shortest distance between two jokes = A straight line