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Comment: Re:Not this one (Score 1) 503

by sci-ku (#38462018) Attached to: Tesla Motors Announces Prices For Their Upcoming Models
Sort of.
They've modified that plan slightly, and the 3rd iteration is already underway as more of a licensing type relationship with Mercedes for Smart and Toyota for Rav4.

The Roadster is due to return in I think 7 years. Don't know if it will be priced like an M3 or like an Eclipse, though.

Comment: Re:Neal Stephenson (Score 2) 647

by sci-ku (#38443920) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Do You Like To Read?
Agree. Cryptonomicon is my favorite novel. I recently finished The Baroque Cycle, which is more than this trip might allow for, but Stephenson is always gold.

Non-nerd favorite is Shogun. Amazing.

And, I highly recommend the Kindle. More/longer books makes no impact and the battery lasts literally for weeks.

Happy travels.

Comment: Re:Categories & Pages? (Score 3, Informative) 92

by sci-ku (#38351232) Attached to: Isaac Newton's Notes Digitized
Unless you're like me and got through The System of the World. I wonder how many other slashdotters can attribute 90% of what they know about Newton to Neal Stephenson?

I thought I had a vague idea of Newton's clinical shyness, but Stephenson's picture is vastly more informative and interesting. No idea how truly accurate it is, but I'd guess quite a bit.

Highly recommend reading if you haven't: The Baroque Cycle

Comment: sounds inside (Score 5, Funny) 61

by sci-ku (#38310838) Attached to: Geodesic Gingerbread House Template For the Holidays
I have a good friend who's parents live in a geodesic dome. It's an interesting living space, but the one thing to be wary of is that sounds follow the walls in sometimes unexpected ways. You can be whispering near the wall in one spot, and be heard perfectly well in an opposite part of the house or even on another floor.

So, word of warning. Use this template and you may be accidentally hear what the gumdrops say about you behind your back.

Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?