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Comment: Re:Gull Wing Doors? (Score 2) 245

by mobby_6kl (#47384965) Attached to: Tesla Aims For $30,000 Price, 2017 Launch For Model E

Why does everyone assume gull-wing doors are somehow particularly bad at this?

Here's a video of a guy opening one next to some truck or a wall. If it does require any more space than a regular door, it's not significantly so, but I doubt even that is the case. Remember that a door is maybe 10-15 cm thick, so that's the minimum you'll need to have for a single mm of clearance with a regular door, not to mention all the inches for your fat ass.


Krebs on Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails and Blaming Canada 130

Posted by samzenpus
from the who's-to-blame dept.
tsu doh nimh writes In a move that may wind up helping spammers, Microsoft is blaming a new Canadian anti-spam law for the company's recent decision to stop sending regular emails about security updates for its Windows operating system and other Microsoft software. Some anti-spam experts who worked very closely on Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL) say they are baffled by Microsoft's response to a law which has been almost a decade in the making. Indeed, an exception in the law says it does not apply to commercial electronic messages that solely provide "warranty information, product recall information or safety or security information about a product, goods or a service that the person to whom the message is sent uses, has used or has purchased." Several people have observed that Microsoft likely is using the law as a convenient excuse for dumping an expensive delivery channel.

Comment: Re:I dont get it (Score 1) 551

by mobby_6kl (#46566807) Attached to: Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

2) Russians can not rightfully claim anything if they are already inside Ukraine, threatening a base, and being fired upon within Ukraine. That is utter bullshit.

Well you see, those aren't Russian forces attacking the bases, they're Crimean Self Defense, and if Ukrainians start shooting, Russia would have to step in to protect the ethnically Russian population from the Nazi Ukrainian threat. This is more or less literally what I heard some Kremlin shill say in an interview yesterday.

Comment: Re:Sounds like a whiner. (Score 0) 381

by mobby_6kl (#46500411) Attached to: <em>Sons of Anarchy</em> Creator On Google Copyright Anarchy

>Kurt Sutter seems to be a whiner

You have no idea! He's a bitter asshole who's constantly butthurt over his shitty show losing out critically to Justified, as actors have input on the making of that show, unlike his baby which is a pure reflection of his stupid vision. He goes on asinine rants and recruits actors from other shows only to kill them off in humiliating ways.

Comment: Re:Isn't just the keyboards (Score 1) 459

by mobby_6kl (#46000917) Attached to: Stop Trying To 'Innovate' Keyboards, You're Just Making Them Worse

Lenovo really got on my shit list withe the two latest generations of ThinkPads, and this is one of the primary reasons.

The T520 that I had up until it got stolen last Christmas was pretty much perfect - a 15" laptop with a centered keyboard, whose only deviation were oversized escape and delete keys. Excluding that, it was almost exactly the same as on my T61 and X32, and apparently all the way back to the ancient 700 series.

Yet in two generations, they
- Moved to island-style buttons (ok, but why?)
- Dropped the 7th row, and consequently had to
-- Bunch up all the F-keys together, making them more difficult to touch-type
-- Re-shuffle the former occupants, sticking them in stupid places and losing some completely
- Dropped the trackpad buttons
- Dropped the trackpoint buttons, making the whole trackpad act as a loud and awkward button
- Lost the dedicated mute/volume buttons.
- Removed the ThinkLight
- Added a fucking numpad, thus moving the keyboard off-center
- Move speakers god knows where

All this bullshit makes me much sadder about the loss of my dear T520, which otherwise would've been a good excuse for an upgrade.

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