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Comment: Re:nissan or mazda? (Score 3, Insightful) 137

by milkmage (#47245701) Attached to: BMW, Mazda Keen To Meet With Tesla About Charging Technology

charge time might be the same, but Tesla owns RANGE.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official range for the Model S Performance model equipped with an 85 kWh battery pack is 265 miles (426 km)
The US Environmental Protection Agency official range for the 2013 model year Leaf is 121 km (75 mi) and rated the Leaf's combined fuel economy at 115 miles per US gallon gasoline equivalent (2.0 L/100 km).

yeah, a Tesla also costs 4x more than the Leaf, but if others get onboard and develop a standard... guess what - that cost goes down

Musk is a smart guy

Comment: Re:Practice. (Score 3, Interesting) 55

try this

I think it's still free. no bullshit, I tried it for literally 10 minutes and was touch typing w/o looking at the keyboard.

I think it registers your taps in relative position to each other and has predictive correction/selection

This will probably be my third party keyboard of choice once iOS8 comes out.

Comment: Re:ANOTHER DEAD BODY! SWEET JUSTICE! (Score 4, Informative) 450

by milkmage (#47027297) Attached to: Robbery Suspect Tracked By GPS and Killed

traffic = other people = witnesses

"The police official said the GPS device helped lead the police to the man, who was confronted as his 2007 Jeep was stuck in traffic on a service road beneath the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive at East 96th Street. "

"He served about 16 years in prison during two stints between 1990 and 2008 for sexual abuse and robbery convictions, according to state records."

Comment: Re:Oh... (Score 5, Informative) 144

by milkmage (#46531483) Attached to: Research Suggests Pulling All-Nighters Can Cause Permanent Damage

did you actually RTFA?

LONG TERM sleep deprivation. As in your lifestyle - swing shifters, etc. Not the occasional amphetamine binge, or caffeine fueled cram/D&D/gaming session.

never mind the actual experiment they conducted where they found neurons destroyed in the brains of mice that were kept on a wonky sleep schedule.

our bodies are TUNED to be active during the day, sleep at night.

probably contributes to jetlag.. see "Although circadian rhythms are endogenous ("built-in", self-sustained), they are adjusted (entrained) to the local environment by external cues called zeitgebers, commonly the most important of which is daylight."

Comment: Re:This guy personifies when NASA had creativity.. (Score 1) 34

by milkmage (#46503107) Attached to: Jack A. Kinzler, Savior of the Skylab Mission, Dies At 94

"locked themselves in a room with only the materials known to be on the mission and not only came up with the solution, but instructed some nervous, heat-stroked astronauts to build it."

not really, SkyLab was uninhabited until they got the fix up there.

The finished parasol, built from telescoping aluminum tubes and silver-and-orange fabric of nylon, Mylar and aluminum, was stowed aboard the crew’s Apollo spacecraft. At 9 a.m. on May 25, the crew — Commander Conrad, Joseph P. Kerwin and Paul J. Weitz — took off from the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

but you're still right
the CO2 scrubber solution for Apollo 13 was built in pretty much the way you described.

Using only the type of equipment and tools the crew had on board –including plastic Moon rock bags, cardboard, suit hoses, and duct tape — Smylie and his team conceived a configuration that just might work.

Comment: Re:Is Kim Dotcom a Convicted Felon? (Score 2) 381

by milkmage (#46500101) Attached to: <em>Sons of Anarchy</em> Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

He rose to fame in Germany in the 1990s as an alleged hacker and internet entrepreneur. He was convicted of several crimes, and received a suspended prison sentence in 1994 for computer fraud and data espionage, and another suspended prison sentence in 2003 for insider trading and embezzlement.[12]

he's kind of a slug, dude. he is not your anti-DMCA champion, he's a common fucking thief.

"Where and when was he convicted of a felony regarding content, copyright or intellectual property? ...hasn't been, but he committed Securities fraud - insider trading is a crime way beyond any kind of IP violation.

Comment: yeah but (Score 1) 260

by milkmage (#46496855) Attached to: The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly

"The idea of everybody going to one site is just weird. Give me one other part of history where everybody shows up to the same social space." still only "hang out" with the people you like (and not FB "like"), right? Cast aside the marketing ("liking" product X") and if you're using it to keep in touch with folks, then [PRESUMABLY] you care what they have to say.

FB and other social networks are just generic spaces you turn into whatever you want...

disclaimer - the only FB acct I have is fake, I use it for o-auth. Nothing on that profile has anything to do with me - I don't even use the same gender. I have no idea how FB actually works.

"Just the facts, Ma'am" -- Joe Friday