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Comment Re:Not enough publicity (Score 1) 348

I agree, but have you tried to use any of the free #D systems after knowing something like solidworks or inventor? The free ones are clunky hard to use and in the way, where as a $10,000 license of inventor just gets out of your way and lets you get on with making things. It also comes with an extensive standrad parts library, for things like bolts, washers, structural steel tubing, etc.

I keep trying out the free CAD software and at the end of the day I keep wishing it was my work copy of autocad/inventor.

Comment Re:Dream on. (Score 1) 292

nope, those are fine, then all I see are blotches of color in the background. During the 3D movie, my brain thinks it should be able to focus further back, and refuses to accept that i can't. I know it's used for effect, and that fan in a 2D movie where the real focal plane and the apparent plane line up, but in a 3D one it's hell.

Comment Re:Dream on. (Score 4, Interesting) 292

I've seen one 3D movie (The hobbit in HFR), and I had to actively work to keep motion sickness and headaches at bay. I like looking at all the detail in the background, and that simply was not do-able in 3D. Also the scene where the fall down the mine-shaft i basically shut my eyes during since I couldn't keep up with the changing focal point.

Comment Re:Um... (Score 1) 612

Gas (petrol) is ~$3.60/gal right now near me. Diesel is ~$4.00. That makes the cost of driving a wash if i could get a ~12% improvement in MPG. Since I'm /only/ getting 30MPG in my 1999 Saturn SW2, all I would need is a diesel with a combined real world MPG of around 35 to make it cheaper to drive. Looking at most of the diesels are doing much better than that.

Comment Re:Um... (Score 1) 612

where is it that these cars are hard to start? I'm in Minnesota (Minneapolis), park outdoors at my apartment, and there is some grumbling on days below -20F, but my car always starts just fine. I see lots of VW TDI around here as well. I assume that they also start without issues given how many I see, but i could be wrong. There are none avaialbe on the used market either.

I used to live in Marquette Michigan, same thing there, no issues with starting in the winter.

Comment Re: Car analogy (Score 1) 392

Drive a VW DSG sometime if you like the feel of a manual. I drove my bosses GTI and despite haven drive automatics for the last few years found myself reaching for a clutch and shiftier. On lift off of the throttle the car slows down just like you'd expect in a manual. I had to try very hard to not press the "clutch" as the brake was one of those "automatic double wide" brakes and when you press a brake peddle like you would a clutch it gets fun in a hurry.

Comment Re:Oh, Linus; so adorable when you are angry. (Score 1) 208

I know your are an AC, but I am tasking you on behalf of the entire linux community to write and maintain the documentation for your grandma for every single UEFI bios/computer/variant out there on how to create and add a key.

Right, that is a huge task because every vendor is going to do it differently.

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