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Comment Re:Good (Score 1) 311

It also does nothing to stop the clerk or anyone from writing down your number, exp, and cvv2 and going on to amazon. I don't know how to fix that without requiring computers have chip readers too, which honestly would be a good move and open people up for chip based authentication/login... Or otherwise coming up with another way with an authentication token and an api provided by the card companies or something, in conjunction with a TOTP or HOTP physical device.

Comment And for euthanasia (Score 1) 126

"The concept design of the layout begins with a steep-angled lift to the 510-metre (1,670 ft) (0.317 mile) top, which would take two minutes for the 24-passenger train to reach.[1] From there, a 500-metre (1,600 ft) drop would take the train to 360 kilometres per hour (220 mph), close to its terminal velocity, before flattening out and speeding into the first of its seven slightly clothoid inversions.[3] Each inversion would have a smaller diameter than the one before in order to maintain the lethal 10 g to passengers while the train loses speed. After a sharp right-hand turn the train would enter a straight, where unloading of corpses and loading of new passengers could take place.[3]"

Comment Potentially dumb question? (Score 1) 474

Why not install a 4th rail at the correct gauge opposite the 3rd rail side and once all the tracks are upgraded, plunk new trains on it? I guess it wouldn't work everywhere like where there is a change in which side is electrified, but would it not be a solid start that would cover most of the track?

Comment Re: Still only 16 GB of RAM! (Score 1) 75

It looks like you can opt for a PCIe SSD instead and keep the 6-cell. Still it has the worst battery life amongst its competitors. You sacrifice a lot to fit under 4lbs.

The Lenovo P70 is a much more worthy competitor if you can handle the double sized weight. Plus it has the 5000M with up to 8gb memory instead of the 1000M and up to 64GB memory.

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