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Comment: Re:Not strong in Oakland (Score 2, Interesting) 135

Because you can feel the relative strength where you are. Also, you start to get a feel for how far away it is based on the motion. Close ones rock'n'roll at the same time, while further ones get a jolt or two followed by a rolling motion.

It's part of the SoCal culture/tradition, so Independence Day had it right.

Comment: Re:We can thank corporate America (Score 1) 282

by brainboyz (#47391965) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Often Should You Change Jobs?

Just a word of warning: My current coworkers have been on the job for 8, 12, 15, and 17 years respectively. Three of the four are idiots, resistant to change, and like doing things backward because it's comfortable (we're still using Classic ASP and VBScript for our webpages, exposed SQL server, build 70% of queries in code, filter data in code loops instead of bulk where clauses). Sometimes, they have no choice but stay because they're too incompetent to move on and the manager is too dumb or spineless to fire them.

Comment: Re:Ethanol IS a scam (Score 2) 432

by brainboyz (#47088551) Attached to: Has the Ethanol Threat Manifested In the US?

As someone with one of those trucks destroyed by ultra-low sulfur diesel, it's true. If I don't include additive with every tank, I'm risking a costly injection pump replacement. Older injection pumps relied on the fuel as a lubricant internally and the ultra-low sulfur diesel doesn't provide that. Older trucks are either using additive, or have had a $1500+ repair to upgrade/replace the injection pump. That's more than some of those trucks are worth.

Comment: Re:Yes! No more mandates! (Score 1) 584

You mean space shuttles and naval ships that have an army of support engineers constantly maintaining them at very high cost? Or vehicles where electronics failure generally isn't life threatening and failure modes are taken into account which lead to the electronics doing nothing?

And jamming the signal doesn't require a lot of time. There would be a limited number of chips driving the technology with a known frequency list. Easy enough to create a jammer.

Comment: Re:Let it die (Score 5, Interesting) 510

by brainboyz (#46709929) Attached to: How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

It's not the culture, it's the supportive society and power they're lamenting the loss of. The more deaf there are the more pressure they can exert politically for support, the more people the deaf have with which to share something in common, and the more they can feel special/different/unique/etc. It's 100% selfishness on the part of the deaf community; particularly for those which cannot utilize the implants for various reasons. They're attempting to use political correctness to equate handicap to beauty instead of individuality to beauty.

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