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Comment Re:Meanwhile, you can buy a Chevy Bolt today... (Score 1) 112

It doesn't look like it has anything like Super Charger capability. That, IMHO, is what makes the Tesla technology a real breakout--the ability to charge while you have lunch on a road trip. Less likely to affect most people's decision is the fact that you're giving money to the company that took back the EV-1s and crushed them. All else equal, people who know about things like that may feel better giving money to Tesla.

Comment Where's my dollar-sized receipt? (Score 1) 159

I don't want to see any "innovative" paper products until my grocery receipt is dollar-sized and printed on paper with out Bisphenol or some other such toxic nonsense on it. How many times have you bought just a couple things, and they hand you your receipt with the cash and the receipt is 3 times longer than a dollar and a lot wider too? What's up with that?

Comment Re:Doing it wrong? (Score 1) 600

It depends on the language. In Lisp dialects, it's practically required and IIRC compliant Scheme requires tail-call optimization so that it doesn't cause performance issues. My experience in C is that people prefer iteration. One time I did it in assembly and the professor marked me down, but I think it had to do more with combining self-modifying code *and* recursion. Dang, it was compact code though. You might even say it was elegant; but I get the lesson he was teaching and I would never do that now.

Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 2) 244

While basic essentials like food, water, etc. don't need to be advertised, other things do. How did I find out about the C-64? A commercial. Was it a need? At the time we didn't think so; but looking back, it was. I don't know where I'd be if we didn't have one. Dead? No; but with much fewer interesting things in life. Now in the modern era, kids are playing with things like Rasberry Pi boards and stuff. How do they find out about it? Sites like this? And when some start-up pitches a product like that on this site, what do people say? "Slashvertisement". A product placement or startup interview isn't an "ad" in the traditional sense; but it serves the same purpose.

As much as we might hate to admit it, some level of advertisement is necessary.

Comment Re:Not impulsive at all (Score 3, Insightful) 1560

They're not stupid. They're just smug. Liberals in general got full of smug somehow. Gone are the days of men from working class backgrounds rising to power. Smug weenies rule the left in the USA. Their strategy in the face of the current distress seems to be, "We weren't smug enough. We need to pile on more smug".

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