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Comment: It would never make any sense (Score 2) 243

by Bruha (#49729161) Attached to: Why Apple Ditched Its Plan To Build a Television

For many the TV you buy is a complicated matter, and for many others there's going to be price issues. An Apple built TV would just be super expensive and Apple would have to quit making the AppleTV so people would be forced to buy their Apple built TV.

That would never make any sense. The AppleTV is a gateway to iTunes movies and rentals, and all those people who purchased content on them would go ballistic if they were suddenly told they have to buy a Apple built TV if they wanted to continue to watch their purchased content on a TV.

Apple can make a difference in DVR's and a over the top tv service, and that should be their focus in this space.

Comment: Re: Markets, not people (Score 1) 615

by Bruha (#49708771) Attached to: The Economic Consequences of Self-Driving Trucks

Standard oil also bought up every trolley system in the U.S. and had them burned and put out of business. Also when methanol became a popular fuel over gas SO got the government to ban it via prohibition. It was never the church that banned alcohol, it was a monopolist.

We have two paths before us. We can use robots to turn the earth into a cruise ship or we can let capitalists use robots to keep us in concentration camps once were no longer needed.

Comment: Laws of Physics were written before dark matter (Score 1) 416

by Bruha (#49616313) Attached to: No, NASA Did Not Accidentally Invent Warp Drive

Problem we have here is that we do not understand how dark matter interacts with the universe as a whole. It could be possible we have found a device that can propel itself via an interaction however weakly with dark matter.

Still fast travel means you have to develop deflectors or some way to know what's in front of you in time to maneuver away from it.

Also, at light speeds passing a massive object might liquidate organic beings. Need to be able to negate gravity.

 

Comment: Re: Thanks fracking (Score 1) 334

by Bruha (#48341969) Attached to: Americans Rejoice At Lower Gas Prices

Our biology demands certain himidity levels for our sweat to cool our bodies. The higher temperatures in high humidity locations will eventually become's early. So we can spend millions on adapting or spend much less on adapting our economy to work to help the environment. It's not rocket science we fix the problem and move along out we fail to adapt and die.

Comment: Prices are because OPEC (Score 1) 334

by Bruha (#48340195) Attached to: Americans Rejoice At Lower Gas Prices

What the article fails to address is that the Saudis have flooded the market with cheap oil that they can make money on at 30 dollars a barrel while tar sands require about 93 dollars a barrel and fraccing requires about 83 dollars a barrel to remain viable. These groups have already cut back and started layoffs.

Comment: Congress is the issue (Score 1, Funny) 425

by Bruha (#48078553) Attached to: Former Department of Defense Chief Expects "30 Year War"

Congress or the Republican Teapublicans specifically have made our entire government look weak. Our enemies see that we can not get anything accomplished and that this congress will oppose anything the president wants to do as proof that they can act with impunity in other areas of the world. It's not just bad policy decisions by the executive branch. Also for the record Iraq would not agree to a SOF agreement which means our troops would be subject to Iraqi justice not the UCMJ and I doubt there's any president that would agree to leave our troops there with that kind of agreement hanging over their heads.

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