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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?

Russian Officials To Investigate Regional President's Alien Abduction Claims 184

Posted by samzenpus
from the mars-wants-to-play-chess dept.
wdef writes "The BBC reports that a Russian MP has asked President Dmitry Medvedev to investigate claims by a regional president that he has met aliens on board a spaceship. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the leader of the southern region of Kalymkia, made his claim in a television interview. Mr Ilyumzhinov said in an interview on primetime television that he had been taken on board an alien spaceship which had come to planet Earth to take samples — and claims to have several witnesses. He has been president of Kalmykia, a small Buddhist region of Russia which lies on the shores of the Caspian Sea, for 17 years. As president of the World Chess Federation, he has spent tens of millions of dollars turning the impoverished republic into a mecca for chess players — building an entire village to host international tournaments. MP Andre Lebedev is not just asking whether Mr Ilyumzhinov is fit to govern. He is also concerned that, if he was abducted, he may have revealed details about his job and state secrets."

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