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Comment: I'd love to have one. But on my terms (Score 2) 39

by Opportunist (#47422217) Attached to: The Future of Wearables: Standalone, Unobtrusive, and Everywhere

What I want is a wearable computer that belongs to me. Not a device that I basically rent and that works for its maker more than me.

In other words, it's not bloody likely that I'll ever get one. Unless parts get cheap enough that building your own becomes an option.

Comment: Re:Already happened? (Score 2) 125

by geekoid (#47421679) Attached to: The Lovelace Test Is Better Than the Turing Test At Detecting AI

It's actual happened a lot, it's called 'emergent behavior'. The paper is old, poorly thought out, and written by people who want other people to think that are smart, but aren't actually smart enough to do science, you know: philosophers.

remember kids: philosophers are to science what homeopaths are to medicine.

Comment: Without a phone? (Score 1) 39

by antdude (#47421413) Attached to: The Future of Wearables: Standalone, Unobtrusive, and Everywhere

"Wearables won't break through until they can work without a phone, partnership chief Glenn Lurie said" -- Yes, I want to replace my old school Casio Data Bank 150 calculator watch ASAP! I do not want to use a mobile phone with the watch. I still want basic features like long battery life, scheduler, phone directory, calculator, alarms, etc.

Comment: Re:Ridiculous recommendations (Score 1) 301

by geekoid (#47420213) Attached to: Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

" The USA research team, for example, recommends something like a 50% reduction in per capita energy intensity by 2050. That is flat out incompatible with human nature in a healthy economy and society. "
we can, and it's not.
Are you confused on energy intensity?

The energy intensity of GDP (Energy/GDP) can be reduced through energy efficiency and conservation
measures in energy end-use sectors (passenger and goods transportation, residential and commercial
buildings, and industry). We refer to “energy efficiency” measures as the technical improvements of
products and processes; we use the term “energy conservation” to describe a broader set of measures,
including structural and behavioral changes, that lead to lower levels of energy consumed per unit of
GDP. Examples of energy efficiency and conservation measures include: improved vehicle
technologies, smart urban design, and optimized value chains (for passenger and goods
transportation); improved end-use equipment, architectural design, building practices, and construction
materials (in residential and commercial buildings); improved equipment, production processes,
material efficiency, and re-use of waste heat (in industry).

Yes, we can cut it in half by 2050. note, the formula context is CO2 reduction so call all currently uses of petroleum energy in half. it's from 3.1* 'The Drivers of CO2 emissions.'

CO2 emissions = Population x (GDP/Population) x (Energy/GDP) x (CO2/Energy)

*3.11 coming soon for improved networking! *rimshot*

Comment: Re:Why aren't electric utitlies pushing electrics? (Score 1) 301

by geekoid (#47420121) Attached to: Blueprints For Taming the Climate Crisis

We can build a large enough solar panel array to power every daytime use of our power, every day.
So that alone would eliminate all daylight non clean power.

That's not even getting into industrial thermal, and using dams as storage to make it 24 hour power.

There is no engineering issues with this.
Sure, it would cost 40 billion. so what? hell; 100 billion? long term its a hell of a deal.

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