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Comment: Re:Yeah, Right. (Score 1) 335

by kermyt (#48010781) Attached to: State of Iowa Tells Tesla To Cancel Its Scheduled Test Drives

It's a safety thing. Tesla has more tests it needs to compete to say it's as safe as existing brands or close enough to be allowed on public roads. Sometimes the government has to say "We know you want it... but nobody knows what you're getting!"

Can I be the first to call Bullshit? Tesla has met and surpassed DOT standards. what safety issues need to be addressed before the Tesla can be sold? Even the fires that Tesla has experienced are at a much lower percentage than the fires that are fairly commonplace in gasoline cars. So please enlighten us on the "Safety Issues" that need to be addressed before the Tesla can be sold in Iowa.

Comment: Re:As painful as it is... (Score 2) 552

by kermyt (#47077097) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Communication With Locked-in Syndrome Patient?
I don't normally reply to trolls but I must point out that you omitted the part where I also said "If there were absolutely no further room for recovery". I don't know anyone that wants to live as a complete lockin and I never suggested anyone be euthanized against their will so stop reading crap that isn't there into it.

Comment: Re:As painful as it is... (Score 4, Insightful) 552

by kermyt (#47074731) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Communication With Locked-in Syndrome Patient?

Consider unplugging the machines. That's no way to live. Not for her, not for anybody around her. I know it's a terrible prospect, but euthanasia is often the dignified way out.

While I would agree with you in the long term if there were absolutely no further room for recovery. However It is very likely that she will still gain back some of the motor controls she has lost. (though likely not all of it.) Brains have an amazing capacity for rewiring around damage, but it takes time and enormous effort on the part of the patient.

Comment: Re:Oh no, not again. (Score 4, Informative) 1367

by kermyt (#38852191) Attached to: Don't Worry About Global Warming, Say 16 Scientists in the WSJ
RTFA this article is trying to suggest that there has not been the well documented +2c rise in global temps in the last decade. From the Article: "Perhaps the most inconvenient fact is the lack of global warming for well over 10 years now. This is known to the warming establishment, as one can see from the 2009 "Climategate" email of climate scientist Kevin Trenberth: "The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can't." But the warming is only missing if one believes computer models where so-called feedbacks involving water vapor and clouds greatly amplify the small effect of CO2."

You scratch my tape, and I'll scratch yours.