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Comment President-Asterisk Trump (Score 1) 114

Unless that tweet turns into a punitive regulatory action, then you've just lost a chunk of your savings.

This is a good point. We've gotten used to the Prince Jeoffrey phase of this drama, but winter is coming. The King Jeoffrey phase will be much different.

In less than 24 hours he goes from being President-Elect Trump to President* Trump, and those tweets might come with executive orders attached. (Twitter is gonna support that, they don't know it yet, but they'll do it soon, believe me.)


Comment Re:What an idiot (Score 1) 253

Uh, no.. it would never have occurred to me to do that.. mostly because my department would not be so callous (that would be the HR people or corporate) and they were my friends. I wouldn't do that to them, and I would lose respect as well. So if you do this, you are definitely not someone I want to hire.

Comment Re:Wow (Score 2) 40

Not only do things like this take batteries, but the human body is a surprisingly well evolved "machine". If you got one of these merely as a preventative measure the odds are likely great that the device would break before the heart it was supposed to assist did.

Granted, for people already having trouble I'm sure it'll be great, but I don't see it as being some routine precautionary thing.

Comment Re:wake me up when elon musk announces this (Score 1) 140

Here is a guardian article.. basically, they don't want green energy. I have no idea why they give a shit. This is capitalism at work. Of course, energy sector is old energy, and they got plenty of lobbyists who know how to grease politician hands, maybe green energy hasn't figured how to do that?

Comment pooh. (Score 1) 280

Assuming you believe lie detector results, it sounds like they were just measuring how honest the participants were about how many naughty words they new. And from that perspective it goes without saying that there would be a correlation between being honest and reporting more words.

Also, as regards holding back on the actual use of naughty words (which, BTW, they didn't measure), they need to consider the difference between "dishonesty" and "manners".

Comment Re:It's about landmass (Score 1) 466

The main problem is scalability... Taking 30 minutes a charge is fine, as long as people know the etiquette. e.g. don't leave your vehicle after it is charged, as others need to use it too.. and if you're on a waiting list, then that is going to suck because at most you have to wait 30 minutes, and then another 30 minutes, and so you are now into an hour to charge. It might be better to start moving to autonomous electric cars at that point..

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