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Comment: Re:perspective.... (Score 1) 848

by andot (#47782127) Attached to: Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine
There is one grave mistake. If one side is lying much more than other side. Then "in somewhere in the middle" is actually very far from truth. Western people usually doesn't comprehend how big russian lie could be. Putin and Lavrov are like Goebbels: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

Comment: Re:I wanted to post this (Score 1) 359

by andot (#40684651) Attached to: Another Elon Musk Bet: Half of All Cars Built In 2032 Will Be Electric
As you are using miles, then i can assume you are from US. You generally don't understand what cold weather means there. It means 5-10 F for months. Things go very ugly for lithium batteries when temperature drops below 15F. And referenced webpage doesn't mention any temperature. There is noted cold being below freezing point.

Comment: Re:I wanted to post this (Score 1) 359

by andot (#40683795) Attached to: Another Elon Musk Bet: Half of All Cars Built In 2032 Will Be Electric
It's not the problem with engine being cold. The real problem is caused by battery not generating enough power when temperature is low. And modern electric cars do loose half of the battery capacity in cold climate. And you need to keep your car passenger compartment heated too, which means less energy for driving.

Astronaut Sues Dido For Album Cover 264

Posted by samzenpus
from the get-me-off-that-thing dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Astronaut Bruce McCandless is suing Dido for her album cover that uses a famous NASA photograph of a tiny, tiny, tiny McCandless floating in space. McCandless doesn't own the copyright on the photo, so he's claiming it's a violation of his publicity rights ... except that he's so tiny in the photo, it's not like anyone's going to recognize him."
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Video Game Legends To Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame 94

Posted by Soulskill
from the fierce-competition-between-tetrominoes dept.
killdashnine writes "Last year we discussed the creation of the International Video Game Hall of Fame and Museum in Ottumwa, Iowa, and a first event in 2009 which brought 3,500 people to witness it. Since then, there's been much progress toward creation of the museum, including the upcoming 'Big Bang 2010' exhibition. Their first event kicks off with formal induction ceremonies, tournaments, record-setting attempts, and an array of concerts from 8-bit music to modern rock. This serves as the first official fundraiser for this new non-profit. Iowa is positioning itself as the Video Game Capital of the World. While some sneer and scoff at this, pointing to LA or Seattle as gaming giants and rightful heirs to the title, the real goal is not to glorify software developers but rather to memorialize the 'heroes of video games,' from the iconic Pac Man to pioneers such as Ralph Baer." Here's a list of this year's inductees. Who gets your vote for next year?

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