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by Pixel
Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A good first look at the forthcoming GM Volt electric car
Replies: 35
Views: 2508

Re: A good first look at the forthcoming GM Volt electric car

Good thing I didn't say that the Volt was a piece of crap. What I did say was that the technology does exist already. You implied it pretty strongly. Saying the technology existed to get the Volt 40 miles on a charge because the Tesla can do 220 on a charge is false logic. The Volt is a bigger heav...
by Pixel
Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A good first look at the forthcoming GM Volt electric car
Replies: 35
Views: 2508

Re: A good first look at the forthcoming GM Volt electric car

Tesla, who has already invented the battery, with a 220 mile range in an all electric performance car. Thank you so much for bringing this up. Reading the part of the article where they talk about not having the battery technology to go 40 miles on a single charge... ugh! The Tesla is a 2-seater ca...
by Pixel
Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A good first look at the forthcoming GM Volt electric car
Replies: 35
Views: 2508

Re: A good first look at the forthcoming GM Volt electric car

Plus, when you're like me and your car is parked outside 24/7 that's a decent amount of time for that solar panel to be helping to charge my battery. It's not so much about it helping me when I'm driving, but when I'm not driving. From my apartment to school round trip is about 20 miles. For the dr...
by Pixel
Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A good first look at the forthcoming GM Volt electric car
Replies: 35
Views: 2508

Re: A good first look at the forthcoming GM Volt electric car

That's exactly the risk, if this turns out to be infeasible it could break them. *shrug* I don't see putting their eggs in one basket to be particularly impressive. The "hail mary car" has been a halmark of american car manufacturers for decades. Each time they come out with something &qu...
by Pixel
Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A good first look at the forthcoming GM Volt electric car
Replies: 35
Views: 2508

Re: A good first look at the forthcoming GM Volt electric car

Wow, that was intense. Seriously i'd watch a movie based on that article, it was that dramatic. Dramatic? Yes. Lacking in accurate portrayal of GM & their actions and attitudes? Sadly also yes. GM has ignored or paid lip service to building truly innovative vehicles for the last, oh, 50+ years....
by Pixel
Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: (xkcd at) 3Pi-Con; August 22-24, 2008
Replies: 24
Views: 4639

Re: (xkcd at) 3Pi-Con; August 22-24, 2008

I'm going to be there, but I have no idea where as I tend to wander a lot at cons. Look for the guy with a buzzcut & 2' long braid down his back.
by Pixel
Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: A good first look at the forthcoming GM Volt electric car
Replies: 35
Views: 2508

Re: A good first look at the forthcoming GM Volt electric car

(note, I did not read the entire article, I read the first few sections and skimmed the rest) I've been following the Volt thing since it was unveiled. This is going to be a halo car for GM, their going to use it to show how "advanced" and "eco-friendly" they are so people think ...
by Pixel
Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Connecticut meetup?
Replies: 88
Views: 74192

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Car Chase Movie Night tomorrow (Wed), We have both The Great Race and the last two episodes of this season's Top Gear.

Saturday is the Mad Scientists Union.
by Pixel
Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Joss Whedon tells us not to go to the moon
Replies: 10
Views: 1752

Re: Joss Whedon tells us not to go to the moon

Belial wrote:In his honor, I may need to buy this hat:


I have a rabbit-fur Russian hat. It is awesome. The fact it keeps my head toasty warm is just a side benefit to the awesomeness of the hat.
by Pixel
Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Connecticut meetup?
Replies: 88
Views: 74192

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Tomorrow, because I am an idiot.
by Pixel
Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:58 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Connecticut meetup?
Replies: 88
Views: 74192

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Car Chase Movie Night. Tonight is Mother, Juggs & Speed, and possibly some new Top Gears.
by Pixel
Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your arsenal
Replies: 141
Views: 22872

Re: Post your arsenal

My matched Nerf Guns:
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This one is actually Leaf's, but I modified and painted it for her:
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by Pixel
Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Paint My Truck!
Replies: 26
Views: 2458

Re: Paint My Truck!

Proffesional grade color-shifting paint is stupid expensive. Last time I saw a price it was around $1,000/gallon and it takes a few gallons to paint the car. If that $18K figure included bodywork, priming, blocking, and painting with a color-shift paint & clearcoating it is an entirely feasible ...
by Pixel
Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Paint My Truck!
Replies: 26
Views: 2458

Re: Paint My Truck!

The chalkboard car thing is pretty easy to do. I have seen at least two cars done that way before and both held up pretty well. One was in Texas and exposed to a lot of heat, and the other was in New England and exposed to snowy winters. So there is good odds it'll work for you. I think both just us...
by Pixel
Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tesla Commits to Cheaper Car
Replies: 19
Views: 2353

Re: Tesla Commits to Cheaper Car

EsotericWombat wrote:
Pixel wrote:Um, did you intentionally reverse Edison & Tesla's positions as compared to the history of AC vs DC current? I honestly can't tell if that was part of the joke or if you got it wrong.


The former.


Ah. That's why I asked rather than assuming and correcting you. Thanks.
by Pixel
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Boingboing and disappearing blog posts
Replies: 25
Views: 2241

Re: Boingboing and disappearing blog posts

They link to the archive of their front page. How the fuck am I supposed to find the deleted articles given that, if I didn't already have the link? Go to the internet archive and search for "boingboing" and "Violet blue"? do a google search and see if there are cached pages? It...
by Pixel
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Connecticut meetup?
Replies: 88
Views: 74192

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Car Chase Movie Night tonight, we're watching the first two episodes of the new season of Top Gear. We'll probably be watching a lot of top gear for the next two months, possibly interspersed with Car Chase Movies if we want to mix things up. Saturday the 12th is this month's Meeting of the Mad Scie...
by Pixel
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Boingboing and disappearing blog posts
Replies: 25
Views: 2241

Re: Boingboing and disappearing blog posts

Also claims of "censorship" get a bit weak when in the boingboing post I linked to above they specifically mention where the articles are still accessible. I fail to see how "We don't want to host these articles anymore, but here is where you can view them if you want" amounts to...
by Pixel
Wed Jul 02, 2008 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Tesla Commits to Cheaper Car
Replies: 19
Views: 2353

Re: Tesla Commits to Cheaper Car

Maybe another company called Edison is going to sprout up with a better method, which Tesla motors is going to smear as unsafe... Um, did you intentionally reverse Edison & Tesla's positions as compared to the history of AC vs DC current? I honestly can't tell if that was part of the joke or if...
by Pixel
Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "idiot test" aka "read everything before doing anything"
Replies: 88
Views: 70449

Re: "idiot test" aka "read everything before doing anything"

Whoops, yes I did. Fixed.
by Pixel
Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Boingboing and disappearing blog posts
Replies: 25
Views: 2241

Re: Boingboing and disappearing blog posts

http://www.boingboing.net/2008/07/01/that-violet-blue-thi.html From BoingBoing's post on the subject: Boing Boing has been caught in the middle of a real internet shitstorm and pile-on over the last few days. A blogger named Violet Blue noticed that we unpublished some posts related to her. Some peo...
by Pixel
Tue Jul 01, 2008 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: "idiot test" aka "read everything before doing anything"
Replies: 88
Views: 70449

Re: "idiot test" aka "read everything before doing anything"

The Auto Shop teacher at my high school gave a variant on this test to his students every year. It made a lot of sense there, since not reading all the instructions and/or not thinking a job through completely while working on a car can have some dire consequences[1]. The best part was he wrote the ...
by Pixel
Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0426: "Geohashing"
Replies: 224
Views: 40154

Re: "Geohashing" discussion

Success! I hit all four geohashes I planned too, and ended up meeting up with Randall and several other XKCDers and had lunch with them near the last point.

2 states, 400+miles of driving and 13 hours.
by Pixel
Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 616694

Re: Cambervillain Perpetual Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Sprocket wrote:
Bakemaster wrote:There's got to be an achievement for hitting the hash in 4 graticules in one day.

And if there isn't, make one.
They're called graticules?


Yep.
by Pixel
Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 616694

Re: Cambervillain Perpetual Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

I'm skipping that one, my xB isn't amphibious. :)

I'm hitting the Danbury CT, Hartford CT, Springfield MA & Boston MA granticules. I was tempted by the Albany NY one but that would have added about another 3-4 hours of driving.
by Pixel
Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 616694

Re: Cambervillain Perpetual Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Yes, it is a little far for public transportation, but it isn't too bad a drive. I am T-accessible and happy to provide rides. I don't know what other people's plans are since there's nothing on the day's wiki page yet, but I wasn't sure if everyone here checks the geohashing wiki anyway, so I thou...
by Pixel
Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0426: "Geohashing"
Replies: 224
Views: 40154

Re: "Geohashing" discussion

Is there a record for the most points hit in a day? I am thinking about attempting to hit four points in one day (would be 5 but the RI one requires a boat), tomorrow. The plan is this , then this , then this and finally ending at the Boston meetup co-ordinates . This is still in the very early plan...
by Pixel
Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay marriage protests in California
Replies: 35
Views: 4073

Re: Gay marriage protests in California

while the tax revenue from married couples is less, that gives them more disposable income, which lets them buy more stuff, in which whatever they buy from will be earning more income to report on their taxes. dont worry, it gets to the government one way or another. in addition: http://www.cbsnews...
by Pixel
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Highschool Pregnancy Pact?
Replies: 89
Views: 8128

Re: Highschool Pregnancy Pact?

My favorite part (and by "favorite" I mean "makes me want to stab somebody with a fork") is this: In Gloucester, the 1,200-student school administered 150 pregnancy tests to students in the past academic year. The school forbids the distribution of condoms and other contraception...
by Pixel
Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Terrifying Tales of Retail: BUY SELL BUY SELL BEEP BOOP
Replies: 344
Views: 47417

Re: Terrifying Tales of Retail: The Soul-Draining Job of Today!

I have little to contribute to this thread as my last retail job was five years ago *choir of angels*, but for those working retail I suggest you read The Acts of Gord for an example of *awesome* tales of retail (that it is a video game shop is just that much more awesome).
by Pixel
Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay marriage protests in California
Replies: 35
Views: 4073

Re: Gay marriage protests in California

By that logic the government, employers, and universities would all simply stop offering benefits to married couples at all. Then they'd save themselves shit-tons of money. Except for the complaints, protests and lawsuits from people newly deprived of something they have the "right" to by...
by Pixel
Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Rhode Island
Replies: 45
Views: 9326

Re: Rhode Island

I'm busy this weekend, but keep us updated on future RI plans. Least I can do is visit you guys for a change.
by Pixel
Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Gay marriage protests in California
Replies: 35
Views: 4073

Re: Gay marriage protests in California

Money. Duh. Don't forget that two people who are "single" in the eyes of the government pay more in taxes than a married couple would. And if one of a married couple dies the other inherits with little/no inheritance tax. But if one "single" person wills their estate to another ...
by Pixel
Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SCCA autox and getting into grassroots racing
Replies: 57
Views: 7435

Re: SCCA autox and getting into grassroots racing

RX-7, CRX, MR2 are at the top of the list. Probably a mid-late '80s version. Or an AZ-1. My completely biased vote is for a CRX, you can still get them for stupid cheap, and mods/parts are pretty cheap as well. I was looking at them during the car shopping that ended up netting me the xB. Only reas...
by Pixel
Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Connecticut meetup?
Replies: 88
Views: 74192

Re: Connecticut meetup?

Meeting of the Mad Scientists Union this Saturday in West Hartford.
by Pixel
Wed Jun 11, 2008 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SCCA autox and getting into grassroots racing
Replies: 57
Views: 7435

Re: SCCA autox and getting into grassroots racing

Any thoughts on what you're looking for?
by Pixel
Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:31 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SCCA autox and getting into grassroots racing
Replies: 57
Views: 7435

Re: SCCA autox and getting into grassroots racing

Zero: I just noticed your car number, well done!
by Pixel
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kucinich reads Articles of Impeachment against Bush
Replies: 70
Views: 5825

Kucinich reads Articles of Impeachment against Bush

Tonight Kucinich is/has read out articles of impeachment against G.W. Bush on the floor of Congress. It appears it is primarily about the leadup to the Iraq war, and about the warrantless wiretapping. Some quick links, it is only 2 hours old right now so there are nothing but short blurbs at the mom...
by Pixel
Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: SCCA autox and getting into grassroots racing
Replies: 57
Views: 7435

Re: SCCA autox and getting into grassroots racing

I would hope that they had a reason to not let you use the xB. It's possible that they've had problems with people putting them on their roofs in other regions and the SCCA nixed them. This wasn't the SCCA, it was a local CART group, so the SCCA may have different rules. Just found the 2008 SCCA St...
by Pixel
Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:03 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Connecticut meetup?
Replies: 88
Views: 74192

Re: Connecticut meetup?

ZeroSum wrote:Sunday, June 15th: Autocross in Stratford, CT hosted by the Fairfield County Sports Car Club. Details at fcscc.com.


Meh. looks like SCCA doesn't allow xBs in their stock class, and the Comet is whoa broken and likely to stay that way for a while until I get replacement hubs machined.

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