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Comment: Re:Far too expensive for a used car (Score 1, Insightful) 65

by wisnoskij (#49606813) Attached to: Tesla Adds Used Models To Its Inventory, For Online Purchase
Theoretically, I would like to see in a few decades if a Tesla engine lasts any significant amount longer than a standard well made combustion. And batteries really take the place of the engine for a combustion car (they are really the heart and soul of the electric car, on which everything else depends). They are super expensive, and I have yet to see any battery tech that lasts over 4 years, and normally it is performing far worse than optimal at a fraction of that time. I think Tesla claims that theirs are suppose to last well, but still not anywhere near where a few years of wear is not a significant chunk out of their value.

Comment: Re:More religious whackjobs (Score 1) 279

That's the bad part of the slew of modern colonial land grabs. They took the land and moved in but failed to exterminate the natives. Now Israel is in a constant state of war that is unlikely to end for centuries at least, and there are probably half a dozen if not a lot more native communities in a constant state of being continually victimized by their colonial overlords while also leaching resources off this majority and far more harmful fragmenting people. The Native continuities in Canada are neither good for the natives nor the settlers who moved in.

Comment: Re:Perspective (Score 1) 174

I do not think that all or even most experimental psychology studies use brain scans to gather the results. Instead they ask the participant what they think. A physicist does not ask a rock if it thinks it fell quicker with weights attached to it, he simply measures the fall. Furthermore, not only do we not understand the brain enough to really know exactly what we are looking at when we take a scan of the brain, but the brain is such a mutable object that you cannot really compare one to another the same way that you can with other organs. You can cut away as much as 50% of a live working brain and still have a live working brain, which have switched functions that used to be done in the gone part into entirely different parts of the brain; That is akin to cutting out someones liver and having the heart take over the duties of blood cleaning.

Comment: Perspective (Score 4, Interesting) 174

You need to put this in perspective. Sure, psychology is wishywashy field filled with pseudo science. But apparently their studies are about as reproducible as a bunch of the hard sciences fields. If there is anything that reproduciblility studies have taught us is that if there is around a 50% chance your result is correct than you are around the norm, in a great many fields. This 39% would make them about on par with what I remember from medical/cancer reproduciblility studies.

Comment: Re:Wait... (Score 1) 210

by wisnoskij (#49589101) Attached to: Yes, You Can Blame Your Pointy-Haired Boss On the Peter Principle
People expect continual pay raises in the west. Unless you are constantly getting fired or are incompetent you expect a few raises a decade. Eventually they have to promote you to a higher paying job or fire you because your salary would just be too big for the work you do. People expect a progression. And there is definatly a non -insignificant percentage that get it.

Comment: Re:5 Minutes (Score 1) 218

by wisnoskij (#49570509) Attached to: JavaScript Devs: Is It Still Worth Learning jQuery?
Well if you do not want/need to access the DOM than there is little to no reason to use a JS library designed to access and modify the DOM. Sure there are still things that it makes easier, like it has built in fancy HTML gui creation, but an HTML5 library would be better if you were designing from scratch and did not care about legacy browser users.

Comment: Re:Rent seeking all the way down. (Score 1) 239

by wisnoskij (#49568703) Attached to: Valve Pulls the Plug On Paid Mods For Skyrim
Many game making engines charge money for you to make a commercial game in them. Skyrim is a highly focuses game engine that make making a "game" very very easy, with all its art assets, gameplay, physics, and story offered up for use. Windows has notepad I guess, which you could write code in; And I am assuming it has some sort of built in compiler for some language but I could not hazard a guess on which one. I guess you could at least write html games and play them on IE.

If I have not seen so far it is because I stood in giant's footsteps.