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Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 51

The more connected we feel, the more we like them. But, the "OMG, look at what [Trump|Hillary] did today" that is all "social" media contains, we don't build connections. We build walls.

So the "obvious" isn't counter-intuitive, but it assumes some level of communication. What someone shares isn't "communication".

That's the inherent flaw in the premise and logic that follows.

Comment Re: Release it with source code unde GPL (Score 4, Insightful) 237

The GPL's negative effect on freedom

Nope. The government stepping in and putting you in jail for lynching undesireables is a "negative effect on freedom" but is still a net gain in freedom. "Forcing" freedom is still more freedom than anarchy. In practice, anarchy quickly becomes a warlord system. So GPL, forcing those who use it to remain open isn't a negative effect on freedom.

Unless you think that putting a mass murderer in prison is a negative effect on freedom.

Comment Re:Wind resistance doesn't care (Score 1) 271

Most don't have them. A water-cooled air-to-water heat exchanger is a "radiator". The EVs with air-only systems would never have a radiator, though air-cooled is less common, as the batteries change. And in EVs, 5% or so becomes heat, while in an IC gasoline engine, it's closer to 70%. So the radiator in an IC car has to be about 14 times the size of the EV, for the same performance. But, when you need so little cooling, you are back to where radiator-less systems may be better.

And the size of the car in a semi is huge. The cab would have space for more than enough batteries. Weight and weight distribution would be more an issue.

Comment Re:Driverless (Score 1) 271

O2 sensors are exhaust sensors working in a very dirty environment. The backup sensors around for 10+ years now fail at a near-zero rate. The facts show that your worry isn't based in fact. But I don't think that'll stop you from repeating it until you lose your job replacing sensors, at which time you'll be complaining about them being too good.

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