Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed


Forgot your password?

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).


Comment: Re:Sad to see the Republicans always... (Score 1, Interesting) 85

by kimgkimg (#49287423) Attached to: New Jersey Removes Legal Impediment To Direct Tesla Sales

Also, with the Tesla model dealerships don't really work. Every car Tesla sells is made to order. There is no inventory sitting around at dealerships. The customer orders exactly what they want and it's made to order. This is very different than a traditional dealership where the dealer buys an inventory of cars then turns around to sell it to the customer.

Yeah it seems the only reason you'd want to go to the dealership would be to look at the car and maybe get a test drive. Tesla should crowdsource this to their user base. Maybe they could receive a spiff off of their yearly maintenance fee for demoing the car for prospects. What Tesla driver isn't going to want to show off their car? Everything else from optioning to ordering could be handled online.

Comment: I prefer different formats for different things (Score 2) 261

by kimgkimg (#49123547) Attached to: The Case Against E-readers -- Why Digital Natives Prefer Reading On Paper
I prefer eBooks for pleasure reading because of the convenience of packaging mostly. I like the fact that I can take a whole library of books with me and choose which ones I read on a whim. Reading for pleasure is also a serial activity where you read through the book from start to finish with very little back flipping. For studying however, I prefer the physical books as you can dog-ear, color-code post-it, highlight sections for quick reference. Yes eReaders have search and bookmarking capabilities, but I just don't find it as convenient as going back to my yellow post-it half way in the last chapter which I've scribbled with a keyword.

Comment: Make you sure you can read and write every bit (Score 5, Informative) 178

by kimgkimg (#48388765) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is Non-USB Flash Direct From China Safe?
You'll want to check to make sure you are actually getting a 128GB card. I've gotten a couple of fake flash drives and cards over the years which report the proper capacity and will even format, but when you try to write actual data to the device you end up with corrupt files. If the price is too good to be true, it generally is, so I don't buy cards or sticks from vendors that I can't return anymore. Use H2TESTW to test the speed and capacity of your flash card/device:

At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.