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Comment Re:My brain hurts (Score 1) 183

A Leaf will not hit 100 easily, short of freefall.

It's speed limited to IIRC 93mph, which is simple factor of the electric motor's top limited RPM and the size of the tires. [I actually believe it's actually 90, with the typical speedo adjustment for liability purposes.] Math says 90ish. Nissan says 90's. One guy on a Dyno said 97. Reverse is electronically limited to 25 :)

Here's the details:

On level ground, about 94mph indicated.

The motor is turning about 10,300 RPM divided by a 7.8 reduction gear box is 1320 RPM of the wheels, which are about 23 inches in diameter.

23 * pi = 72.25 inches multiplied by 1320 = 95,378 inches per minute multiplied by 60 minutes equals 5,722,720 inches per mile divided by 12 equals 476,893 feet per hour divided by 5280 equals 90.3 miles per hour ground speed, which is about 92-93 indicated speed.

Too much rounding. The gear ratio is actual above 7.8, but I don't remember off the top of my head and the tire may be slightly larger. Motor speed is slightly above 10,300 RPM also.

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 983

Being a police officer is a fairly safe profession. Most of their 13 deaths per 100,000 are traffic related, and only because they drive a lot.

Commercial fisherman wins every time at 200 per 100,000 (one in 500!), but much more mundane things like roofer 34/100,000 and sanitation worker 25/100,000 are loads higher than police officer. Truck drivers die on the job about 50% more than police do, but that's because (again) driving is dangerous. Heck, even LANDSCAPERS! have a higher rate of death on the job at 15 per.

Remember to thank your garbage man for his service.

Comment Re:So..are blatent Slashvertisements a thing now? (Score 1) 67

While this may fit the slashvertisement template, Plex (as nearly anyone who has used it will tell you) is pretty slick software and well supported by a TON of devices. This is a fucking cool device.

Nerds can go build their own media server for cheap, and I'll keep running my Plex server on a QNAP (a device true nerds can complain I should have just built in freeNAS), but for some guy who wants to serve media to his new TV, this device is a winner.

Comment Re:what is a Gamertag? (Score 2) 22

Because your gamertag is how you appear in most online cooperative/competitive games, and how you communicate with others on the platform.

Some of us prefer a nice, clean tag, and don't want to be XxlDankM33ms42069lxX.

Obviously the "good" gamertags went early, and a lot of them have been sitting stale for a while.

Comment Re:Prase this, McParseface (Score 4, Interesting) 56

...and while McParseface is at it, he can chew on:

"Wouldn't the sentence 'I want to put a hyphen between the words Fish and And and And and Chips in my Fish-And-Chips sign' have been clearer if quotation marks had been placed before Fish, and between Fish and and, and and and And, and And and and, and and and And, and And and and, and and and Chips, as well as after Chips?"

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