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Comment: Re:Projectors? (Score 1) 347

You'll just have to wait until a content protection officer arrives in your house and measures the distance. It doesn't take long, and after you've signed the projector viewing form you can start watching whatever you wanted while the officer makes sure that you dont move the projector.

Comment: Re:But why do we need the internet of things (Score 1) 163

by Hentes (#46648083) Attached to: Vint Cerf: CS Programs Must Change To Adapt To Internet of Things

True, all of the Internet of Things functionality could be replaced by machines having an open interface and open specifications, controlled by a central computer which may or may not be connected to the internet. But the great thing about doing it distributed is that now manufacturers can charge extra for each "smart" device. That's what's driving the Internet of Things.

Comment: Re:Realistically (Score 1) 402

by Hentes (#46648009) Attached to: NASA Can't Ethically Send Astronauts On One-Way Missions To Deep Space

Even simpler, we don't yet have the capability to send nearly as much payload to Mars as would be needed for a manned mission. We're at least two orders of magnitude shy of even a one-way mission. Once we figure out how to get that much mass to Mars, we can start worrying about the health effects.

"To take a significant step forward, you must make a series of finite improvements." -- Donald J. Atwood, General Motors