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Comment Re:Regardless go 16:10 (Score 1) 375

I'm 37 and starting to develop presbyopia, and love high-dpi displays... using a 13" Retina Macbook Pro right now. While one way to use a high-dpi screen is to make everything smaller so you can fit more stuff on the screen, another way to use it is to keep everything the same size, but use more pixels to render it, which makes everything look sharper. I do the latter.

Comment Re:His story is verified (Score 1) 841

but the 12V battery that powers the accessories and gets its juice from the high voltage battery shut down when Broder pulled into the service station.

What kind of crappy design is that? The high voltage battery should charge the 12V battery, but the 12V battery shouldn't arbitrarily "shut down". Especially when the HV battery still has juice in it (which it did, according to the logs). Also, not sure why an e-brake needs to be battery-powered in the first place.

Comment Logs say: range estimate not that accurate (Score 1) 841

The plot of estimated range vs. miles traveled is particularly interesting... if the range estimation was accurate, the slope while driving should be -1. However, it's pretty consistently around -1.3, with the exception of the section between about 400 and 475 miles (note that the x and y axis scales aren't the same, so you can't just eyeball the line or measure the pixels). I.e., an estimate of 130 miles only gets you about 100 miles of actual driving. Which Broder also noted in his original article: "At 68 miles since recharging, the range had dropped by 85 miles." Why doesn't the estimate adapt to driving conditions and style? In my gas-powered car, the estimated range remaining does seem to take into account the current running average mpg.

In any case, I'm not really interested in what happens after the Milford supercharge (at ~320 miles): he should've charged to completion there, or charged longer at Norwich. The Delaware to Milford supercharge is the portion that's interesting to me. Musk claims that Broder drove the car hard during that section, but I'm not seeing it in the logs. He was going about 60mph during most of that (Musk quibbles that Broder said he set the cruise at 54mph--whatever; neither 54 or 60 are driving the car hard). The slope of the estimated range vs. actual mileage for that section is about -1.25. The distance between the Delaware and Milford stations is 200 (or 202) miles. The estimated range after a 90% charge at Delaware is 242 miles. So factoring in the inaccuracy, an estimated 242 miles translates to an actual 193 miles--not quite enough to reach the destination. And that's while driving below the speed limit.

Comment Re:Musk to NYT (Score 1) 700

And in the actual rebuttal, the reporter mentioned that:
  1. The car displayed "Charging Complete", and its reported range estimate was sufficient to reach his destination
  2. The detour in question was only two miles long
  3. He may have gone above the speed limit for a mile or two, but that was probably before he stopped to charge at Newark. His problems came after that. And surely driving below the speed limit for 100 miles mitigates the excess energy usage caused by going above the speed limit for one mile.

Comment Re:CEO Switchout (Score 4, Insightful) 700

The car was not fully-charged

The car may not have been fully charged, but it was charged to the point where it displayed "Charging Complete" (which is apparently about 90% charge), at which point the estimated range displayed by the car should have covered the distance to his destination with no problems.

and the journalist took a detour from the given route.

A two-mile detour into Manhattan. Which he was thinking might actually increase the range, seeing that air resistance is lower at slower speeds, and regenerative braking can help recoup much of the energy lost by a gasoline-powered car during stop-and-go driving. Have you noticed how hybrids have a higher MPG for city driving vs. highway, whereas gas-powered cars have a higher MPG for highway vs. city? It turns out that he was wrong--driving at a slower speed is what saves energy, not the stop-and-go driving of going through a city, but a two mile detour is hardly the make or break thing that Musk is making it out to be.

Comment Re:Can you really not figure out what comes next? (Score 1) 297

One of the reviews of Three Felonies a Day says, "I watched a Stossel episode and this author stated that the average person commits (unknowingly) three felonies a day. I was skeptical. I was right! I can not find anywhere in this book anything about 3 a day. I might have missed that section. It is not in the table of C. I skim read the whole book. If its in here it's a very small part of the book. If I am wrong will someone PLEASE let me know. TYVM Love JR."

I agree with #42542107--most people don't commit 3 felonies a day. Perhaps 3 misdemeanors, but not felonies. Perhaps you could give an example of one felony that many people commit?

Comment Re:Good Advice (Score 1) 316

and only a slight risk using Tamiflu (since it is still a live culture in that vaccine, but it is very weak.)

Tamiflu is an antiviral drug, not a vaccine, and is not made from the flu virus. For some reason, Wikipedia lists six different ways to synthesize Tamiflu, and as you can see, it's just regular organic chem stuff.

Comment Re:Here it comes... (Score 1) 540

I did not have any mod points but +1 to the parent. The standard prayer "Our father" (or whatever it is called in English) was specifically designed to "trademark" christianity. Certain elements in that prayer were put there to define some beliefs as non christian, for example the "...tortured by Pontius Pilatus.." part.

Hmm, if by "Our father", you're referring to the Lord's Prayer, it doesn't mention Pontius Pilate.

Comment Re:Google Apps (Score 2) 243

...is a corporate domain-based user management system that's web based, with particular attention made in integrating it with GMail.

Is it? I haven't actually used it, but Google's page about it makes it sound like it's a cloud-based office suite: "Google Apps is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps you and your team connect and get work done from anywhere on any device." that includes GMail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

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