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Killerhurtz  ·  3189 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How much of your identity are you hiding? How much of it do you display?

99%. Mostly because I'm an empty husk of a person who most likely has been suffering from depression since as early as five years old.

But details.

Killerhurtz  ·  3189 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Non-American Users of Hubski, where are you from?

Thanks for tagging me - but if it's happening in Toronto, I can't attend. Sorry.

Killerhurtz  ·  3206 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Do you believe in free will?

Thank you for summing up exactly how I feel about this issue.

Killerhurtz  ·  3224 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Copyright law might make it harder to keep car companies honest

It won't. You know it won't. We're all hoping for it - because of all of the repercussions - but there's too much at stake, for the lobbyists, for the DMCA to be stricken down, even though it's an obsolete, atrocious piece of law.

That's a fair point - if they manage to make an energy-neutral or energy-cheap heating system, it may just take off (though I still feel like the temperature it operates at is insane - there will still need to be insulation for the user's sake).

Now we just have to see if it will deliver the promised performance.

Killerhurtz  ·  3226 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Yet another pre-installed spyware app discovered on Lenovo computers

Not pretentious. I'm not dissing Apple. That extra 20%, even if the components are identical, is the guarantee that your computer is going to just work. Also, I phrased it completely wrong - I meant it as "it's 120% of the price" - so what I should have said is, "it's 20% more expensive", and so for an equivalent Lenovo machine it would have been in the neighborhood of $1600. Absolutely sorry about that, I'll take the fall on that one.

But your cover of each hardware/OS combo is also pretty damn good.

Killerhurtz  ·  3226 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Yet another pre-installed spyware app discovered on Lenovo computers

Problem is, your Mac also was probably about 120% more expensive.

    operates at 178 degrees farenheit

    will need a heating system

...Is this a joke? Do they honestly expect good battery life when the battery needs to heat itself up?

That's without mentioning the extra weight of insulation to avoid the batteries turning the interior of a vehicle into a poaching pot... and the weight of the heating elements.

I don't see this going to many places. Space, maybe?

Killerhurtz  ·  3226 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: GNOME 3.18 Released

I'm not. Google likes to sponsor open-source software, IBM is interested in helping the development of what they see as reliable software (and most likely Gnome is a highly compatible interface with the version of Linux/Unix most of their servers run, or is what they recommend as a shell for the OS they offer with the servers they sell) and Intel, IIRC, wants to support Linux gaming (and since Ubuntu has gone corporate with Canonical, Gnome is a good project to back because of it's simplicity of use).

It makes sense, from a business point of view, for these three companies to support Gnome.

Killerhurtz  ·  3226 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Yet another pre-installed spyware app discovered on Lenovo computers

This sucks, because I heard that hardware-wise Lenovo laptops held up pretty damn well.

Killerhurtz  ·  3228 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The nonsense-on-stilts conclusion (rebuttal to the repugnant conclusion)

I agree with questioning why happiness is the ultimate moral good. Shouldn't it be minimizing pain? Because let's face it - humans are a fickle, fragile animal. Some of us have physical issues that would, generally, 'lower' the happiness of humanity. But by trying to reduce their pain, it may have an impact.

Isn't most unhappiness caused by either pain or illness anyway?

(Though I have to say - this is one of the reasons philosophy tends to rub me the wrong way - both excerpts tend to much simplify complex problems, and often purposefully turn a blind eye to some rather obvious issues, and some very real situations - like when the piece commented on Somalia)

I expected a "ads are good" bollocks thing.

I'm glad it was a lot more nuanced than that, and the maker of Peace has all of my respect - I can only hope that there's a good ad-blocker that, like he suggested, doesn't hit the ones who don't deserve the hit (like the smaller companies with ads, or the websites which relied on unobtrusive ad revenue to sustain itself).

I also like his commentary - the advertisement business is definitely a war. On one side, we've got advertising companies who try to breach the front to saturate us with product placement to make us buy. On the other, there's us who don't want for anything to become like the TV show in Idiocracy and are tired of ads. I'm hoping that some day there will be a change that will end this (though, to be honest? Old Spice is doing a good job on that, with their actually interesting ads - I'm subscribed to the channel JUST for the antics).

Hybrids are most likely going to be a big revolution - but honestly, unless there's MAJOR strides in the domain of electricity, a purely-electric large-scale trans-sonic plane like the 747 or 777 most likely could not happen. For that to be possible, one of two things would need to be accomplished: an electric jet engine (which would require an insane amount of electricity most likely) or trans/supersonic propeller propulsion (which I THINK has only ever gotten close to in WWII's fighters like the Mustang - and even then, it was still 200km/h slower than a 747. But maybe, just maybe with modern aerodynamics (and our understanding of aerodynamism/fluid dynamics at transsonic or supersonic velocities) it would be possible)

Killerhurtz  ·  3233 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Google Has Most of My Email Because It Has All of Yours

It's probably simpler to make sure that the giants can't do anything bad with that data than try to hide it, at this point.

Killerhurtz  ·  3234 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Porsche is throwing its hat into the electric car ring

Very fair points.

Killerhurtz  ·  3234 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Zipf Mystery - Vsauce

Yeah it was fun. Then I punched myself in the gut by actually watching all of the videos of "Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows".

If you liked this video, I highly recommend them.

Killerhurtz  ·  3234 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How much do you know about science topics?

Well, this is awesome. I've gotten 12/12. IVY LEAGUE HERE I COME

(Seriously though - if these are scientific questions people struggle with, I seriously worry about the general scientific knowledge of people. These were very basic questions...)

EDIT: Just looked at the numbers. This makes me so sad, the picture it paints.

Killerhurtz  ·  3234 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Potato Gratin

Come on. A post made by an user with an username that's exactly the name of the website, to a recipe no one can make because it's written in greek. Marked as spam.

Killerhurtz  ·  3234 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Nine of the World’s Biggest Banks Form Blockchain Partnership

I don't like this - to me, it sounds like the biggest banks are just grouping up together to create their own currency to fuck everyone over. I mean - they can't stop making money if they control the creation and distribution of it right?

But I might be paranoid.

Killerhurtz  ·  3234 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Zipf Mystery - Vsauce

"And as always, thanks for wa-aaait a minute"

Seriously - it was a glorious crescendo through the whole thing. I loved it.

Killerhurtz  ·  3234 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Porsche is throwing its hat into the electric car ring

I fully understand - the place I work has a large amount of large people (which vary from the overweight to the Vikings, like your partner) and I hear all about how they like small cars. It's a shame they don't make them more adjustable (but then again, I'm pretty sure that insurance has some stupid policy which makes it hard to implement without the intended customer base being buttfucked by skyrocketing rates).

But yeah - if you ask me, maybe you should wait and save a little to build up a slightly bigger budget, because most cars that sound like would be ideal for you are out of your current one. Unless it can't wait because it's essential work transportation? If it is - you might want to look into older/used models (though it's almost guaranteed they'll have a worse fuel efficiency - the last few years were very productive in that regards)

Killerhurtz  ·  3234 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Porsche is throwing its hat into the electric car ring

Problem is that sedans, because of their larger size, often have lower fuel efficiency - which HeathenFairy pointed out is a valuable trait for a car to have. And sedans, because they're larger, also are more expensive - the top 10 of your link, for instance, has a MRSP of between $25k and $30k - which seems like just above what HeathenFairy seems to have a budget for.

Killerhurtz  ·  3234 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Porsche is throwing its hat into the electric car ring

Hybrids are always going to have a higher MRSP because of the extra tech in it.

For cars that might be in your price range while still boasting a decent MPG (can't say much about the engine because I don't know), the Honda CRZ has a pretty decent MPG (about the same as the Mazda 3) and AFAIK is reliable, but might still be small for your partner considering it seems about the same size as a Mazda 3.

Then there's always the Honda Civic 2015 - it's a spacious sedan, and it gets an average of 33MPG as well (30 city, 39 highway), and from what I heard is rather reliable. There's a reason why it's considered a classic in Canada. That's for automatic BTW - manual is rated at about 2 lower MPG.

And for larger, there's the Honda Fit which gets even better MPG (average 35, 41 on highway), at a similar MRSP. Haven't heard much of it though - but it may be a tiny bit too compact as I'm not sure of the dimensions.

Dodge has the Dart Aero to offer - which gets an average of 32 MPG (40 highway) with very little difference between the manual and automatic options - and it's a full-sized sedan. MRSP is still similar to the above models - but quick warning, the manufacturer instructs to use premium gasoline in this model.

Kia has the Forte - with an average of 30-31 MPG. May be a little too compact for your needs - but as far as I'm aware it's a reliable car at an affordable price.

A little bit more expensive (especially with options), there's the Mini family which has gotten roomier in the last few years. MRSP starts at 20k though, so maybe it's a bit steep.

On the OTHER side of the price curve, there's the Mitsubishi Mirage which is widely reported to have a MPG between 35-40 (and it's not a hybrid). I don't know about the reliability - but, while it's hard to tell from the pictures I've seen, the high MPG may be helped by a more compact size.

That's all I could find in the 20k-30k$ MRSP range with a MPG close or higher than 30. HOWEVER I'm no car expert, have no driving license and only have actually rode two of these cars (the Civic and the Forte) so only use this as a guide to start looking or getting more info. And this list is also most likely not comprehensive.

But hey, it's a start.

Killerhurtz  ·  3234 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How do you cope with work, time?

First question: not really, not always, and never all of them. Second question: No. I'm already lucky enough to have found this job (which as far as job goes it could be MUCH worse) - but I only have high school education, formally, and further education is out of the question (and not even guaranteed to land me a job that would use enough of my skills to satisfy me - I live in a large city with a last reported unemployment rate of 8%, and most jobs that I would very much enjoy would require college or university studies because of the vast amounts of education facilities here). And all skills are very hard to get for me because of my situation - I have pretty much nil spare time or money.

Call me whatever you want, but until I actually see it in action, I'll be triply doubtful - one because it's Chinese (and to me China doesn't have such a good track record of new tech in the industrial era), two because it's Tencent (which I know about - and unless it saved them massive amounts of money, they wouldn't have paid for the R&D) and three because of how simply... a stretch it is. Medium-sized "perfect" news story generated in 60 seconds? IF they did do that, just how much processing power did they put behind it?

Killerhurtz  ·  3235 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How "normal" people use the internet, and how can we fix that behavior?

...How in the world did you come to that conclusion?

I never said SABOTAGE them. I said let them learn naturally.

Also it wouldn't work because if you did and you don't fix it, they'll just ask someone else to fix it.

Killerhurtz  ·  3235 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Unified Weapons Master, New Full Contact Technologically Advanced Sport

It's all fine and dandy until something goes wrong.

And this feels like the sort of thing that will go very very wrong very fast.