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Comment: Hmmâ¦a mirror is too simple? Radar is th (Score 1) 496

by cayenne8 (#46649179) Attached to: Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?
I mean, it is cheap, it works and doesn't often have to be replaced.

My biggest gripe is the use nowadays of the fucking backup radar systems that never seem to turn off.

THey keep setting off false signals on my radar detector while trying to find cops in speed traps. It seems the Audi's are the worst offenders.

Wasn't there laws and regs against having radar in a car? Does it have to be always on, how about only when they are backing upâ¦.not needed when driving forward.

Comment: Re:Meh... (Score 1) 144

by cayenne8 (#46519281) Attached to: Lit Motors, Danny Kim, and Changing How Americans Drive

You've been saying that for ages but you still haven't bought anything in spite of the fact that there's lots of those cars around for not that much money. I'm starting to suspect you're just trolling.

You're right, I've not bought one yet.

But in past couple of years, just when ready to get one, something came up.

I really am hoping later this year, I can pull the trigger and get one.

I constantly am still researching them, what to look for when buying, what I can get for my money, especially looking for a more or less already fully restored one, in the $18K range.

I've been wanting one of these since I was a kid, so, it isn't unreasonable to still be wanting one while saving the funds up.

But I don't know how to work on cars, I'd like to learn on this one since it would be such a simplistic car, no computer, basically and engine with carbs and drive train. But, I need to get one in as good of condition as I can to start with.

And, there aren't that many of them in my immediate area of New Orleans. I see many more offered in TX, and it does take a bit of time/money/effort to buy an antique car that long of a distance.

If ya'll know of a good deal on a '73-'76 Trans Am with a 455 4-speed, drop some links for me. Even if I can't get one this minute, it helps my research.

Comment: Re:Not that much more dystopian... (Score 1) 133

by cayenne8 (#46518489) Attached to: New Facial Recognition Software May Detect Looming Road Rage

However this doesn't actually look for people acting out, it looks at facial expressions to determine if a person is mad. This may be interesting itself but, I would submit the population of people who get mad while driving is so much larger than those who actually act out their aggression that this is unlikely to be the least bit useful.

They could save a LOT of money on this, no need for fancy eye tracking, etc.

Just have some simple sound recongnition, and list for how many times I yell MotherFucker per minute, and that would be an easy gauge on my mood and opinion of the pinheads driving around me.

Comment: Re:Fortunately for Jobs (Score 2) 129

by cayenne8 (#46517143) Attached to: St. Patrick's Day, March Madness, and Steve Jobs' Liver

Well, in this case, it's livers. And livers have a very stunning capacity of self-replication. It's quite fortunate that such a vital organ to life is so robust - it has extensive self-repair capabilities, it can regenerate missing parts, etc. That capability is often used to turn one liver into multiple (if the patients don't need full functionality immediately), or to remove cirrhosis in its early stages. (Heck, it takes a LOT to get liver cirrhosis)

In that case, I almost think I'd like Keith Richard's liver...I mean, if it is STILL working to this day, it has to be superhuman.

God I hope he donates his body to science when he does someday, finally go. Whatever genes he has for survival need to be studied and learned from.

Lord, if we started a stem cell line from him now, we could likely have almost immortality for most of the earth!!

Comment: Re:Linus Pauling (Score 1) 529

by cayenne8 (#46508347) Attached to: The Poor Neglected Gifted Child

The kids that can advance faster should be allowed to advance faster.

But, but....won't doing that hurt little Johnny/Suzie's self esteem if they see little Nyguen getting promoted ahead of them based on nothing more than sheer ability?!??

[rolls eyes]

It makes sense, but in the US for years now, we seem to be more interested in catering to the lowest common denominator, than trying to promote true talent.

I think for those on the lower end, we should make vocational education something easier for those kids with that type of proficiency to find their way into...

Comment: Re:454 / 16 (Score 1) 116

by cayenne8 (#46485051) Attached to: Conservation Communities Takes Root Across US

It requires a quite a bit of time in the spring, while preparing the ground and planting, but not much during the rest of the year. But all this work does not have to be your labor. There is an exemption to the 13th Amendment, which outlawed slavery and indentured servitude: You can still coerce unpaid labor from other people, provided they are your direct descendents, and under the age of 18. You can even use extremely cruel and unusual methods to extract this labor, including turning off the TV, and even unplugging the router, until the tomatoes are picked, sliced, and in the mason jars.

LOL, thank you!!

That, I think, is the best post on Slashdot for the year, the rest of us all might as well pack it up till next year, this one wins hands down!!

:)

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