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Comment Re:Which one is sub-$10? (Score 1) 100

I'm going to check on Monday what the Chip really costs to get one, but I don't believe that it will really be under $10. Rather, I expect the same sleazy BS that the worst of the late night sellers use, "plus extra shipping and processing". If I can get one for under $10 I will, but I'm expecting to not get one.

Comment Why is this a problem? (Score 3, Interesting) 241

So some people signed up to use the paper's website but gave their real names even though they posted under a pseudonym. Didn't the people who gave their real names create the problem in the first place? Sure, the paper is wrong in doing this, and some crackpots who took offense ar something said are likely to kill some people. But in the end this will serve as a good lesson to the survivors to not give your real name on-line when there is no good reason to do so.

Comment Shameless Self Promoter (Score 0) 345

tyson is just a shameless self promoter who likes to say outrageous things just to get attention. Look at his destruction of the planet Pluto. He isn't even an astronomer (he's claims to be an astro-physicist, which should have nothing to do with discovering or undiscovering planets), yet he took it on himself to destroy our ninth planet, and managed to convince some other scientists to go along with him.

Comment buy our dying batteries (Score 3, Informative) 73

....but the company said it does expect those batteries to be cost competitive with the ones Tesla announced earlier this year.

Translation: The company [Daimler AG] said that they hope to charge about as much for their old used nearing end-of-life batteries as Tesla is charging for brand new batteries and that customers will not be smart enough to understand the difference.

Comment Re:RFID (Score 1) 149

If you don't keep track of who you lend things to and are too embarrassed or "polite" to ask for them back then RFID is not going to do any good at all and likely the person who borrowed the book will either not know it is there, not have any way to read it, or just not care. The OP didn't seem to be asking for a good way to track things he has lent out, he seems to want some sort of ID on the item so his supposed friends will return them. RFID is not that.

Comment Re:Really? (Score 0) 125

Yea, those Republicans were just awful in pointing out that America's first Muslim President was making a bad deal with a country that couldn't be trusted and who's "religious" leaders were even saying that they would not honor the deal they were making. How dare they stand in the way of Obama destroying this country?

And before you say it, I know that he claims to not be Muslim any more, even though he certainly was in the past. After all, he even belonged to that Christian church in Chicago. The one where the pastor preached hatred towards whites, and more recently has come out calling for Muslim ideals in this country.

Comment Re:Organized religion (Score 1) 145

ABC did extensive reporting on much of it, including the Jews watching the attack and cheering, and their connection to Mossad and their subsequent deportation, and that was reported in a prime time special just in the month after the event. Your ignorance does not change that. Do your homework next time.

Comment You're so negative (Score -1, Flamebait) 145

This might mean that our Jewish overlords are going to give back a few million of the billions that we give them, in return for letting them tell us what to do and what not to do in space. Of course, it is more likely that we'll end up giving our "partners" more money to play with so they can be active in space too

It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.