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Comment: Re:problem (Score 1) 225 225

We already have that, it's called the Intermodal Container. A tram way could haul carriages that would just clip onto the top of the containers like those cranes that unload them from ships. You could design a station where trucks line up and drive under the cables, the carriage lowers and plucks the container off the truck, all with out stopping.

Comment: State vs. Fed (Score 1, Offtopic) 329 329

So a state law seems to override a federal law. I wonder what may have changed the courts mind after they decided that the feds can ignore California's medical marijuana laws. I suppose I don't need to ask that question if any of these sound recording belong to RIAA members.

Comment: Re:Honestly (Score 1) 157 157

Split-flap displays make a little click when they change characters. Given some of the known words sequences that will be displayed, variations in the sound of each click, and variations in the timing due to the addressing of the characters, I'm sure complete displays could be reconstructed.

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