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Comment Re:But climate change is a myth!!! YODA GREASE (Score 0) 206

In Norway, its reaching the 25% mark because unlike a lot of other countries, Electric Cars is exempted from quite a few regulations, which makes them significantly cheaper.
That still do not change that if the genie is in the bottle, its not out: Before Tesla, Leaf and a few other brands arrived to the marked, the electric segment where electric scooters converted to small city cars

Comment Re:It's because the game has no long term goals (Score 1) 194

>Unlike Ingress, where there is a continuing story line influenced by how well the two factions are doing,
Doesn't this just make it unlikely for people to want to play Ingress?
I get the point of Ingress, but it seems extremely pointless.

Go really doesn't have anything going for it either, but it has 1 core goal: To catch them all. Thats your long term goal. Everything else is a part of the fun journey.

Comment Re:Ignorant fools (Score 1) 190

The fuck is a plant? Cabbage? Cornflower? Apples? Grains? Weed roots?
I admit i skimmed the link, but it doesn't really say anything. "So humans don't get full benefit from eating cellulose, but they can still eat it", or at the least that is what it seems to be talking about.

I understand that we live in a era where the knowledge of what weeds is edible is resurrecting slowly, but one needs to be more specific.
I.E What ancestors of plants is eaten? What has been domesticated? What weeds did we eat back then, but didn't domesticate?
Its also worth noting that we eat meat differently today. Today we eat the prime meat, and who knows what happens to the blood or skin. Our ancestors would eat or preserve the whole animal, if possible. Eating the whole animal is a trend, that stopped close to modern times too.

Comment Re:Obvious? (Score 1) 108

I am not sure I agree the value is in the IP. You could argue SEGA, for a while, by copying the times trends during the age of the Megadrive and its succesors, had many strong IPs.
It turns out IPs are worth almost nothing by themselves. They need to be backed by released, commercials, and SOME SUCCESS. The latter is the hardest.

So what do I mean by this? Well, during the early 90s, Nintendo did license out some of their IPs over low threshold. The results is things like CD-i Zelda(3 shit games), Mario Teaches Typing(MS-Dos, developed by INTERPLAY !!!).
As we sorta can see, IP's are not worth shit by themselves. They need to be backed up by current or former media, to even exist.
And so far, even if Nintendo is a backwards company led by old Japanese men, with foreign sub branches filled with weird people, the fact is, they do own their IPs. But since the IPs are not worth anything by themselves, a Nintendo game tends to be a game that has some threshold of better production value.
It could be anything from smoothing over the mechanics, to removing tons of story elements to smooth up gameplay, or it could be raw quality.

I don't think Pokemon GO is a bad use of the IP.
Even if GO is in many ways a total converison of Ingress, the point still stands: GO has better goals than Ingress ever had. And GO's goal synergy enough with what Pokemon as a IP is, to allow GO to become the current hit.
I've seen installation projections for Android, that claims GO has a install base of over 5%, compared to 2-3% for other very popular apps(Twitter, Snapchat, etc). Go is insanely popular.

Comment Re: The Republicans want to make everyone work (Score 1) 1145

> In the meantime my parents are earning 5 figures.
This tells us something about the lie you are presenting us. The truth of the matter is that effort is hard, and there was effort.
But the "lie" is to use the word " refugees with almost nothing" which is demonstratedly false. Going by the wage figure, and the story, all they needed was the language. What they came with, seemed to be trade experience in a high value trade. The fact is that a high value trade would equal "refugees with extremely wage earning skills" not "nothing".

I get that the story is fancy, and that working towards a goal under your families support was "harsh". But the fact is, it wasn't.
There is a good chance the entire "high wage career" is fueled by very good proxy support, combined with good support mortals.

Submission + - ARM Holdings to be taken over by Japanese firm (bbc.co.uk)

Retron writes: One of the UK's leading tech companies, ARM Holdings, has been the subject of a hostile takeover bid from the Japanese firm Softbank. The bid values the shares at £17 each, a far higher price than the £11.88 they were worth at the close on Friday.

Chips using ARM technology are used in all sorts of gadgets and devices, from washing machines to iPads.

Comment Re:News at 5... (Score 1) 451

Brake failure?
Then you apply ALL the backup systems.
1. Engine braking,
2. regenerative braking,
3. air friction,
4. stop accelerating,
6. etc.

And this will be a important hall mark of safety: If a auto car is unmaintained, at which maintenance level will it brick itself to stop going on the road? The car will after all check its backup systems, maybe on each start up.

Comment Re:From a very far on looker (Score 1) 1592

>With one referendum, which is more fueled by temporary discontent than calm reasoning, they want to dismantle what took years and years to gradually build up.
Anon, this is a scary line of thought. Not because of what you say, but because of what is happening. UK is a country outside of EU in a lot of ways. They are even segregated from Europa itself via that seawater.
And it has shown up for every single war and conflict far into modern times. If it wasn't for the Naval warfare, Britain would have no real reason to fight in World War 1.In World War 2, Europa practically gets Blitzed, but not Britain, because Britain is not directly a part of Europa.

Another point is that EU is in many ways German lands and Franc lands. Germany and France is 2 countries But there is also Switzerland, Austria, Lichenstein, Belgia, Luxembourg, and surrounding countries where French or German is a auxiliary language.
Of the mentioned, only Switzerland stands completely outside of EU, as Lichenstein is a part of Schengen Area and European Economic Area.

So Britain leaving isn't worth anything as a note. Denmark, Sweden, any of the central members, Italia, etc. Those leaving would be a real sign of danger. That would spark the chain reacting you are speaking on about.
Inside Europa there is no care for warfare. Nations that sided with NATO occasionally go out and bomb things on NATO missions.
  Outside of Europa there is always the danger of Russia deciding it want to try landgrab, because Russia is Russia. Turkey seem to be of no danger, but it currently serves as a proxy state, a proxy state which wants into the EU free trade economy, possibly to allow for further outsourcing.

Comment Re:Arogance (Score 3, Insightful) 247

But that statement in itself isn't worth anything. You where teaching filtered Chinese Students in a elite topic, outside of China. Some part of a given is that they will be better than the locals, based on the fact they are export.
That said, the statement is worth something, as a cultural examination.

Comment Re:I would like a simpler electric car (Score 1) 243

From what I remember helping a mechanic on fixing a 2003ish Volkswagen, engine is a mess. From sight you can count 20-30 shell parts, things that contains things. I remember most shells we replaced parts in, those contained at the least 5 parts each.
Then you look at things like Windshield wipers, which is often 5-6 parts. And there will be 3 meters of cable to get the washer liquid to the back window.
The BMW valvetronics you talked about is also a good example. 8-9 parts.

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