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Comment: Re:Shai is a modern hero (Score 2, Insightful) 369

by shlashdot (#27683325) Attached to: Developing Battery Replacement Infrastructure For Electric Cars
1) It will reduce my quality of life if I am forced to subsidize some stupid shared battery scheme. So that 10 years from now we can fret about our dependence on imported lithium or whatever. The scheme is unworkable on so many levels it's not even worth commenting on, but the main thing is that it would be a complete reworking of a system based on immature technology which will certainly go obsolete. EVs with onboard backup are a much better way to utilize alternative energy for transportation. 2) Eliminate? when? at what cost? 3) Dream on. This is just silly. A complete change to EVs will make the grid more reliable? ha ha ha ha. Yup you really really really really get it! I fact you GROK it my man! 4) whose money? 5) give me a break. sadly, you have been brainwashed. Now the idea might work great for a flat, warm, densely populated area where everyone drives a toyota, like Israel(?), but not where I live and not with my money.

Comment: Re:Good Game, "old media", it was mediocre... (Score 1) 193

by shlashdot (#27482467) Attached to: 97 of Top 100 Classified Sites Are Craigslist

I must be doing something wrong - when I try to search I can only search one city at a time. I live in a sparsely populated state with a half dozen regions, and I'd like to search them all when I'm looking for something. I can't see how to do that, short of elaborate google queries, which reduces craiglist to an idle-time waster vs. a real tool to find something, for me.


Interesting Uses For a USB LED Screen? 403

Posted by kdawson
from the your-messge-here dept.
Hogwash McFly writes "My boss gave me one of those USB-powered red LED scrolling displays as a Christmas gift, and while cycling the usual 'I read your emails' and 'ID10T Error' messages will be entertaining for a day or two, I was wondering if it could be put to more constructive uses. The configuration file is plaintext and supports different scroll speeds, flashing, bitmaps, and WAV sounds. The font is defined as 5x5 pixels per character, also stored in plaintext as 5 hex values, one for each vertical line of pixels. A dynamically generated message could prove useful in my day-to-day work on the helpdesk, but are there any interesting uses beyond network notifications and news feeds?"

Comment: Re:e-parliament (Score 1) 249

by shlashdot (#25781737) Attached to: How To Build a Web 2.0 Government?
Unfortunately face to face communication with government assures only those with nothing better to do and happening to live in a capital city actually communicate with government. The op's idea is valid and essential. It's not hubris to think that logical communication does not need to be face to face. In fact, just the opposite is true. It is hubris to think that good-looking socialites should rule us. Fuck you.

Comment: Re:How many watts does it produce? (Score 1) 262

by shlashdot (#25636239) Attached to: Portable Solar Power For Portable Hardware?
No offense, but if you understood things correctly, you would point out that rating a solar panel in amp hours is retarded. If I was politically correct, I wouldn't use the word retarded, but the fact remains that even the tiniest power source, given enough time, could produce any number of amp-hours. Perhaps they mean amp hours per day, who knows. Thus, a meaningful rating would be in amps or watts.

After any salary raise, you will have less money at the end of the month than you did before.