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Comment: Re:More Tesla lies..... (Score 1) 133

by ericloewe (#48638319) Attached to: Tesla About To Start Battery-Swap Pilot Program

A thousand miles on a tank of gas... Maybe a Sherman full of gas, most certainly not an 80 liter tank (very high estimate).

The best you'll get from an Audi will be around 6 liters/100km (again, very high estimate). That means you'd get roughly 1300km from said tank. So you're some 300km short of those imaginary 1000 miles.

Show me a car that gets 6l/100km *and* has an 80l gas tank and I'll sell you a bridge.

Comment: Re:Terminal Windows Complexity? (Score 2) 230

by ericloewe (#48595681) Attached to: Forbes Blasts Latests Windows 7 Patch as Malware

Any modern OS is too complex for a single person to understand.

Windows is especially bad, given that the de facto goal is to maintain as much compatibility as humanly possible - including the antiquated Win32 API.

Starting with Windows 8.1, the tendency is more towards the Unix method of providing several versions of the same thing (much like what was done with the Visual Studio runtimes), presenting applications only the one they claim to target (or the default, which is Windows 7, IIRC). This should allow the API to be "broken" in newer releases, which should allow for better manageability.

There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. -- Publius Terentius Afer (Terence)