Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Comment Re:Still can't admit it was a design flaw (Score 1) 70

0.1mm clearance to the surrounding metal plate with edges that dug into the battery if it expanded more than 0.1mm was enough? Did you even look at the outside analysis. 0.1mm isn't enough for normal non-battery thermal expansion. Lithium batteries swell when charging and discharging, as much as 5% and 0.1mm wasn't even close to enough.

Normal charge/discharge at thermally controlled rates would have exceeded 0.1mm. After a few cycles the metal plate's ridges would have poked holes in the battery and started bridging anode/cathode causing a runaway discharge along with a runaway thermal event. We call those runaway thermal events fires. Every competent designer familiar with Lith-ion expansion characteristics said the 0.1mm was way too small for a device that's going to be charging and discharging so frequently and so often.

Comment Re: News for Nazis (Score 1) 778

There is a reason America has opposed anything but a two-state solution. If Israel truly embarks on this path and is supported by America they will create a true apartheid state. People without citizenship in the nation they live in, separate and unequal systems of government and police action.

If Trump allows Israel to annex the west bank without making every Palestinian Israeli citizens he'll be responsible for the creation of a new apartheid state. The world would react very badly to this turn of events and it would likely spiral into war.

Comment Re:News for Nazis (Score 4, Insightful) 778

I seem to remember shortly after Obama was inaugurated that Republican members of congress made it their goal to make him a failed president, opposed him in every action, voted against anything he supported and basically did everything in their power to oppose anything and everything he tried to do. It's interesting that those same republicans and their supporters now get their panties in a wad when the shoe is on the other foot.

It's all fine and dandy to want cooperation and working together but that requires that both sides do it. The republican's made it clear that this divided government thing is the way things will run in the future. It's up to them to fix that by going across the aisle and working with democrats not steam rolling them.

Comment Re:He's certainly *different* in many ways (Score 5, Interesting) 778

Good includes the fact that he's not dependent on campaign contributors like almost all major politicians are.

Yea he said that, you believed him apparently but he still raised funds, he still holds the $500 a plate "dinners" and cavorts with all the same people. Your belief in his outsiderness is misplaced.

Comment Re: Not a single time traveler? (Score 5, Interesting) 778

Yea right. And Timothy McVeigh wasn't a right wing Militia member that blew up a building and killed an entire daycare's worth of kids.

There's plenty of nutjobs on both sides, what you are doing is attempting to make yourself feel better about your political choices by demonizing the other side. This dehumanizes them and allows you to make ridiculous statements like the above post. The people in charge like it when you do this because it divides people and allows the people in charge to pit the people against each other to their own benefit.

Comment Re:News for Nazis (Score 1) 778

First of all, there's no indication that President Trump is interested in an expansionist policy. In fact, the evidence suggests the opposite, that America will be entering a period of increasing isolationism and self-sufficiency.

Until he determines that he needs to protect ethnic Americans in the Sudetenland.

Slashdot Top Deals

A rock store eventually closed down; they were taking too much for granite.