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Comment: PVC Based Robotics? (Score 1) 87

by LifesABeach (#48178117) Attached to: Researchers Scrambling To Build Ebola-Fighting Robots
A cute idea, that will take longer to create that the problem will exist. But lets look at some the requirements. With a 3 hour charge on some battery pack; change every 2 hours. The humanoid torque engineering is fairly stright forward. Self balancing. Record all movements, audio, and visual; straight forward. Be repairable, or parts replaceable. Use them initially as a type of drone.

Comment: Re:I don't buy it (Score 2) 264

by LifesABeach (#48143747) Attached to: Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism
"...the trust is left to the open source community, and is that really so different than leaving it to a corporation with closed source?"

Closed source works? They're the ones the bad guys make mega-bank on. Get real. So the holes are there, they get filled up in the FOSS world a lot faster than some other a== clown closed system, even factoring in that the close source community cares.

Comment: Re:Outsourced then automated example (Score 1) 236

by LifesABeach (#48102495) Attached to: Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated
Friends I have on my phone list with their names associated to their phone numbers. Other types of callers I place in my phone list with an appropriate name like, "Anne As'Clown" and a photo of a horse passing gas; I googled it. It actually becomes a pleasure to see who's calling me.

What this country needs is a good five dollar plasma weapon.