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Comment Re:Yes (Score 1) 178

The movie "Trucks" - the BAD version of "Maximum Overdrive".

Can't believe they made this story into a movie, much less TWO movies.

FYI, Books != Movies (except maybe for Harry Potter, which probably explains why I couldn't stand the books)

I did mean the short story, because I have not watched either movie. Its a classic King short story: spine-shivering, imagination-firing and not necessarily ending well for the protagonists.

Reading is fun! You should try it some day! ;-D

Comment Re:Two issues that need to be addressed (Score 2) 230

Electric powered toys will be a huge winner if you can have half decent capacity and a high discharge. Common racing style quad copters will happily draw 130amp and could easily draw more. The limiting factor is definitely the batteries. You draw 100amp from a 1300mah battery and the batteries don't last long.....

Current battery tech for quadcopters gives you batteries that are large and heavy for any given capacity. That is the only way to be able to draw the current.

Yep. Approximately 47 seconds, to be precise. 36 seconds at 130A.

That can't be the steady-state draw, or those quadcoptors would barely be able to take off...and what the heck gauge wiring are these things using, if they're seeing that even as a peak? I sure hope it's #2 or better, or battery capacity could be the least of your worries...

Comment Re: So, how often does it explode? (Score 1) 230

Explosive? Not necessarily. It is a capacitor, not a battery. So no energy-rich chemicals. Short a capacitor, and it may deliver enough energy to melt whatever you short it with. Or melt the wiring. No need for the cap itself to explode though.

Really? That was one of the primary amusements in our freshman labs, listening for the first 'pop' of a capacitor wired backwards, and they certainly weren't packed with C4...

Comment Re:Censorship is out, but what about this? (Score 1) 499

It's not just the newer models. There are a lot of older Trump voters forwarding around the same garbage. I'd love to see some sort of "that's bullshit" flagging, but no one would ever trust it from a single source. You'd need at least several competing sites. Maybe facebook could just add those flags w links to external sites about the "fact". Then there's at least a slim chance of impartial flagging?

Maybe all FB has to do is implement a general knowledge trivia question that a person has to answer before they're allowed to 'like' or re-post an article containing a link to an external source? Same for 'dislikes' (idk, does FB have that now? I heard they had added more than just 'like', but not being a user...).

I have a feeling that even a relatively simple mathematical or vocabulary question would stymie the people who tend to produce the most 'like' and re-posting spam on FB...of course they could always google the answer, but at least it's an extra step.

Comment Re:How long will he last? (Score 1) 2837

Not knowing him personally and only seeing him never being able to complete a fucking sentence I'd be even more gravely concerned that the hard work hasn't even started yet and all of the fun stuff like making up bullshit and retracting it for no good reason is over. Dump is the next president of the united states. NOW WHAT?!?!?!

Proudly brought to you by the self same people who voted in W...not once, but twice. Saddened I am, but surprised I am not.

I tell you, though, I hope we do start building a nice thick wall...right along the 49th parallel. Y'all made your bed, now you go lie in it.

Comment Re:Depends who is using it (Score 2) 114

The CBC wants to make sure someone isn't reselling their freely available content (either through purchasing an app or through in-app ad revenue) without a license.

It's CBC content, they can set of terms for using it... without knowing what the app developer was trying to do, it's hard for me to fault CBC.

If I put a poster up on the community bulletin board, do I also get to say who gets to read it and under what conditions? It may be my content, but even if someone sticks tacky little ads all around my beautiful, pristine, artistic poster so as to monetize the shit out of it, I'm pretty sure I don't have any recourse other than taking it down. Then nobody gets the benefit of worshiping my sublime poster-making skills...and therein lies the real tragedy.

Hey CBC: suck it up, buttercup.

Comment Re:Perhaps (Score 1) 598

probably no one here knows how many cups are in a gallon without looking it up

What is the "here" you're referring to? A school for the retarded?

2 Cups = 1 Pint
2 Pints = 1 Quart
4 Quarts = 1 Gallon

Bonus Tip: 1 Pint weighs 1 Pound since 1 (fluid) Ounce of water weighs 1 Ounce.

I'm sorry, would you mind clarifying that? Was that the imperial or US gallon? Or perhaps the lesser-known US dry gallon?

Comment Re:Renewables will never work (Score 1) 340

Solar panels don't care if there's a coolant leak, or that a turbine has failed, or that coal isn't available.

Funny, you know all the disadvantages and caveats of solar, but seem completely clueless on the problems of coal.

Ah, but you see, even without the boilers or any supporting equipment, that coal will still burn. Those dark, beautiful nuggets will continue to oxidize at a rapid enough pace to induce a useful exothermic reaction, whether or not there is anything nearby to actually make use of it.

Burn baby burn...

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