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Comment: Re:Done in movies... (Score 1) 191

Pretty much every cop show/movie will pull this at some point.
Whether it's the Loose Cannon being tough on crime to get results, or the 100% By The Book Boyscout (who doesn't even jay walk when chasing a fleeing suspect) doing it after the badguys do something so evil it's the only alternative (or they made him snap and he goes into Badass Loose Cannon mode for the rest of the film).

Comment: Re:clickbait headline.... (Score 2) 31

by Adriax (#49548335) Attached to: Patents Show Google Fi Was Envisioned Before the iPhone Was Released

Voip modified to support stream handoff.
If a handset gets a new network signal (wifi or just a better 3g/4g connection) with a higher priority, it could sign into the voip servers over the new connection without killing the other session and schedule a stream handoff from the lower priority connection to the new one.
Basically what a cell signal already does when a user moves between towers, but Over The Internet. So probably already patented by 30 different companies.

This is why I would love to see a cheap data only service. There is no reason for smartphones to have dedicated voice/text service when it could all be taken care of by a data connection and a VoIP provider.

Comment: Re:Progressive Fix 101 (Score 1) 614

by Adriax (#49532195) Attached to: Cheap Gas Fuels Switch From Electric Cars To SUVs

Battery waste has to be properly recycled/disposed of so it doesn't harm the environment or human health. This is seen as a fair cost that's just for using the product.

Gas waste (chemical/particulate/sound) is free to dispose of after minimal to no processing by blowing it out a tube into the open air. Usually within feet of other people and therefor directly into their air supply, causing all sorts of long term issues.
But anyone daring to suggest the stuff be taxed to recoup what it costs to repair/mitigate the issues it causes and the cries of fascism and liberal nannystate dictatorships ring clear from the top of every mountain and soapbox for miles around.

Gas prices need to go up, and not in a way that enriches the guys who sell the stuff. At the very least tax it based on how much it costs to scrub a gallon's worth of exhaust soot off the side of a building. Or how much it costs to build/maintain a sound wall between a road and a residential area.

Comment: Re:Progressive Fix 101 (Score 1) 614

by Adriax (#49528825) Attached to: Cheap Gas Fuels Switch From Electric Cars To SUVs

They do buy us a step in the right direction.

"I know it needs to be done, but it's no use doing anything until we have a 100% perfect solution." is what opponents put out to keep any progress from happening. Make sure the chicken/egg debate never gets settled by telling both sides the other has to go first.

Comment: Re:Landed OK but tipped over (Score 1) 117

by Adriax (#49474315) Attached to: SpaceX Dragon Launches Successfully, But No Rocket Recovery

I would assume they can fix the lateral velocity.
If it can land but fall over then it's going quite slowly laterally. Any real residual motion and it would have been reported bouncing/somersaulting off.

I'm sure worst case scenario is they invent the batarrang and launch 3-4 stabilizing tie down cables when it lands.

Comment: Re:GOP Flash Cards (Score 3, Insightful) 294

Unfortunately, even if the gropers were french muslim abortion doctors with middle eastern ties and we spin it as a full infiltration, they wouldn't dare shut down their security theater. Just replace the actors from the middle down and parade it as a victory against terrorism.

Unix is the worst operating system; except for all others. -- Berry Kercheval