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Comment Re:NHTSA pushed a 5 star rating (Score 1) 627

You would be wrong in expecting that, the Tesla uses its center as a crumple zone if the sides are too stiff in the NHTSA test the car will stop too fast leading to injuries in the crash test dummies and a poor rating. Because of this it is fair to assume that the sides are not as strong as another 5 star crash test recipient with a front combustion engine. If there is only a partial impact the combustion engine still has half its crumple zone while the Tesla will have 25%.

You are assuming that the Tesla and other cars both start with the same "amount" of crumple zone. But if the Tesla actually has twice the amount of crumple zone, then having 25% of it left would be exactly the same as 50% of the normal car's. Taking the engine out gives the Tesla extra margin, it doesn't just move the same amount of margin around.

Comment Re:Simple (Score 1) 1013

How about making it illegal (except law enforcement, no grandfathering) any firearm that can be fired within 1,000 feet of a school.

I'd you can ban magnetic balls then you can do this.

It's already illegal to kill kids, so how will making it double illegal help?

Comment Re:The only answer for the USA (Score 1) 625

The Transcontinental Railroad cost $1.2 billion in 2012 dollars. The Eisenhower Interstate System cost $425 billion of the same.

Are you sure you don't understand why a decentralized "pod" system wouldn't work?

How many miles was the Transcontinental Railroad, and how many miles is the Interstate System?

Comment Re:Sell to your customers (Score 1) 288

This article made me go and buy Aziz Ansari's special: http://azizansari.com/ I had always meant to, but it reminded me that a $5 directly to the artist does WAY more than spending $20 on a dvd to a large company. I had bought Louie CK's thing the day it came out, but waited on Aziz's.

I bought Aziz's and then went and bought Jim Gaffigan's also, even though I've never heard him perform before. It's totally worth $5 to encourage this kind of behavior by artists. http://www.jimgaffigan.com/

Comment Re:more laws (Score 1) 358

I dont think talking is going to distract me (but i am well above average in every aspect) . And if you cant talk and drive at the same time, then your license should be taken away. that should be part of all the new driving tests. you have to call and talk to a memeber of your family for 10min while navigating the streets of San Francisco.

Thanks. I came to this thread just to see how long it would take someone to make the claim that they were "special" and that these problems didn't apply to them. I'm glad your pretentious comment was able to satisfy my curiosity.

Shouldn't there be a Godwin's law equivalent for that sort of self-aggrandizing statement?

Comment Re:Nothing to prosecute here - Statute of Limitati (Score 1) 948



Could you at least have the fucking brains to DO THE RESEARCH YOURSELF before opening your mouth like a fucking parrot?

Why should I do the reasearch myself when the State Attorney General's office, whose job it is, has already done the research and determined that the statute of limitations has expired? After all, shouldn't they have a pretty good idea of what the law is - at least more so than some random Slashdot poster? You know, since that's their job.

Comment Re:On a related note (Score 1) 429

but this is a violation of due process if not, and as far as i'm concerned places Amazon out of what could be reasonably considered a common carrier on their EC2 platform

Doesn't due process only apply to governments? It's Amazon's service, and, generally speaking, management reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. Not to mention that hosting what are essentially stolen documents is probably against their TOS.

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