That would be really cool, even cooler if the case looked like this and paired with either one of those
*I'ts not like you could hang the LED off of the sensor's power line.*
You could if the silicon was designed to allow it (ie: like in old webcams)
ASUSupdate is able to flash the BIOS without giving it admin rights, so It could be used silently I guess (on Windows XP at least last time I did it).
For other systems (*NIX including Mac OS), just make it part of a system update.
If it doesn't involve Duck tape and tie-wraps, it's not geeky enough (trying to integrate popsicle sticks in it would be really cool
Like they had on the original iSight? or on my 13 year old Logitech?
What's mind boggling though is it would probably *less* expensive to just hardwire the LED with the camera itself. If it's being used, light the LED.
I was allergic to cats. I got one. It's much better now. Simple logic. When I was a kid, we traded drinks between 5-6 of us, played in the dirt, went for a whole afternoon without washing our hands. People didn't use hand sanitizers. We weren't always sick either.
POTS or Coax will not kill anyone. A live power cable will.
Now can we get the same in North America ?
I did pretty amazing burnouts with a '79 Celica GT (and it was only a 96HP 4-banger), but it had a limited slip diff and none of that safety stuff (TCS,ABS,Airbags and such). People needed to know how to drive in those years...
We elected Harper, so I don't think so....
* 'There's not that much known about Canadian intelligence.'*
As A Canadian, I kinda resent that
I've been using my SSD (yes, an OCZ Agility 2) since March 2011 (almost 3 years now), at least half of that under XP (no TRIM support), and according to what's been written on the drive, It won't matter for another 4-5 years even if sometimes I'm pounding the hell out of it. (it's 25nm if I'm not mistaking). most conventionnal drives will give me bad sectors way before that.
I can assure you in Canada your extremities would go well below that in winter.
Just not in the Simpsons anymore
*If the mats cost a fortune to install or require significant upgrades to a home's existing infrastructure (a la a 220V system) they'll be less likely to be deployed.*
Not really different than having another panel installed for a central A/C IMO. But the biggest point is the efficiency of wireless charging.