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Comment Re: Nah (Score 1) 171

What part of the term "splitting hairs" do you not understand?
Christ, AC's, 2.5 seconds 0-60 in a street-legal sedan that seats five is fuck fucking fast. That's an acceleration of 24 mph per second or 1.09g's.
At a fraction of the cost of a Bugatti Veyron. Probably less for insurance, too. So what if some hand-made toy for sons of oil barons squeaks 0.1 second more? You have better odds of strapping a solid-rocket to your Chevy than driving, much less obtaining, one of these so-called supercars that look so pretty in the magazines.
So, give it up, a little. The Tesla, at least, is on the horizon of obtainable, if you sell your house, raid the retirement and the kid's college fund, or wholesale a couple of keys of... no, scratch that last one.

Comment Re:*The* Quickest, Not *Its* Quickest (Score 1) 171

True. From Digital Trends:

The automaker now bills the Model S as the quickest production car in the world, but there are a couples [sic] issues with that statement. Both the Ferrari LaFerrari and Porsche 918 Spyder are quicker off the line by one tenth of a second or so, which would make the Model S the third-fastest car in the world, not the first. Don’t worry though, Tesla has an explanation.

“Both the LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder were limited run, million-dollar vehicles and cannot be bought new,” the brand said. “While those cars are small two seaters with very little luggage space, the pure electric, all-wheel drive Model S P100D has four doors, seats up to 5 adults plus 2 children and has exceptional cargo capacity.”

Perhaps “quickest car in the world that can be purchased new in 2016” would be a better title, however that doesn’t exactly roll off the fingertips. At any rate, the Model S and Model X are now faster than almost anything on the road, and with its new power source, the Model S is the first production EV to cross the coveted 300-mile range mark.

Dubbed P100D, the electric powertrain [with the new, 100kWh battery pack] drops the Model S’ 0 to 60 time down to just 2.5 seconds, and total range has been increased from 294 miles to 315 miles. The Model X P100D sees similar improvements, as the heavier vehicle can now sprint to 60 mph in 2.9 ticks and drive for 289 miles without recharging.

Not bad. If you got the garage space and some change for a charging rig, they've got a superfast car you can use to take the kids to the pool... if you can stand telling them "no" a million times when they beg, beg, beg you to gun it in "ludicrous mode" off the traffic light (I said... DO NOT TOUCH!) and Tesla should definitely offer some super-secure teen-driver proofing so your kid with the freshly minted driver's license doesn't squish himself on a joy-ride whilst you and the missus are reconnecting on holiday.

Comment Re:Need Even more (Score 1) 111

So, make it all public. Then, the only people with a problem will be criminals. And people cheating on their spouses. And your boss might see you interviewing for a better job. And your GF may catch you sneaking into a movie you swore you hadn't seen, just as you watch your GF getting into a car with your best friend. And your boss spending a really long time at the massage parlor, your mom heading to the casino (that ain't no bingo parlor), the minister with the politician at the roach motel, and your kid sister going through the back door of a strip club. All lies exposed, a world gone insane. I can't wait.

Comment Re:Not a good idea (Score 2) 111

Scotland Yard, for one, has a bunch of specialists with a talent for grainy security footage. It's taken a while, but now that super-recognizers are actually looking through all that footage, it looks like the cameras in London are starting to put people in jail.

Where I live, it seems cameras have at least convinced crooks to put on ski-masks before they rob a bank teller or a convenience store. I've got mixed feelings about a world gone all Minority Report, but if you live in a neighborhood where this kind of shit-crime is common, you start to get frustrated at the grainy blob on the 11 o'clock news carjacking a lady at a gas station. It's these assholes who'll make it easy for toothy salesmen to sell politicians on armed security drones, DNA sniffers, cyborg security-dogs, and whatever else crazy shit the future has in store for us.

Comment Re:Kdenlive (Score 1) 508

AC inadvertently brings up an good point (get an account - expo... uh, express yourself). There are some good apps written under K's toolkit. But they don't require KDE (i.e., the desktop environment) to run... which is not necessarily a bad thing, but where does that leave KDE? What value does KDE add that you don't already have under the DE of your choice, including Mac OS and Windows thanks to porting?

The trouble with KDE, or any linux desktop for that matter, is that really useful apps written under GPL like Gimp or Krita will get ported to Windows and/or MacOS. Linux desktop, and KDE in particular, needs something really really great or users will continue to gradually bleed away. For a while, virtual desktops for example only existed on X (hacks existed for Mac and Windows, I know, but they weren't that good). Now even Windows supports virtual desktops natively. For KDE to be anything more than a demo platform for Qt and KDE Frameworks libraries, it needs to offer something really really really great, which might require more cooperation between kernel and KDE and distro packager to pull off.

Comment Re:It's not really dead (Score 1) 508

I'd heard that story, that Nimoy had to be enticed to agree to do the movie by way of the best death scene ever. But something doesn't jive. First, if he wanted to be done with it, then what convinced him to sign-on with that crappy follow-up? He could have said just said no (but I suppose there was a very big check). Second, the only reason Paramount did Kahn was because MP made money (in spite of its problems). So, a pattern had already been established that if Trek makes money Paramount's gonna make more of them. Thus, predictably, the only way Spock would stay dead is if Kahn was a box-office dud. It wasn't. Walking out of a packed theater, it was an easy (if somewhat cynical) bet for me and my friends that there'd be another, even if it meant literally bringing a character back from the dead (best death scene be damned). Nimoy surely knew that, too.

Comment Re:Did KDE survive KDE3-KDE4? (Score 4, Informative) 508

The KDE transition sure seemed to coincide with developers losing interest. Sure there's Krita, and Konqueror makes for a pretty good file explorer, but in the list of apps made for KDE, there's nothing that's, you know, killer. Instead, most K apps that don't look derelict look more like demos, half-baked to show off a feature of the toolkit-under-development rather than something you'd actually have confidence to rely on for the foreseeable future.

This is disappointing. I've used it for years in the 2.0-3.0 days and always felt that KDE had the edge over GNOME. But for one reason or another, the apps aren't there, so a K desktop is basically a K window manager + file explorer, on which you run GTK apps and LibreOffice (i.e., another GTK app), even though the K team posts one announcement after another how KDE's underpinnings are cutting-edge.

Comment ...and a Møøse bit my Sister once... (Score 1) 216

No realli! She was Karving her initials on the møøse with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian møvies: "The Høt Hands of an Oslo Dentist", "Fillings of Passion", "The Huge Mølars of Horst Nordfink"...

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Mynd you, møøse bites Kan be pretti nasti...

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Comment Re:Turning Green is the least of your worries (Score 1) 203

Do keep it up. Those Southerners need to learn how to better express themselves verbally (but learn to duck... some be packin' down there). Maybe someday, I'll hear a guy in a dusty dive with a cowboy hat and a whiskey in his hand croak out "It was fuckin' obvious that that cunt was gonnae fuck some cunt." Sweet music.

Comment Re:Turning Green is the least of your worries (Score 1) 203

Something I miss since I moved to Georgia, where everyone is a Nascar fan, yet wait several seconds before hitting the gas.

LOL, seriously. Do you shake your first and shout in your best Brooklyn "WHILE WE'RE YOUNG, YA IMMIGRANT!" No, in the Deep South, best probably to keep that to yourself.

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