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Comment: Re:Unintended consequences ... (Score 1) 233

by LynnwoodRooster (#47756847) Attached to: California Passes Law Mandating Smartphone Kill Switch
Exchanges/telcos are regulated and controlled at the State and Federal level, levels well above local police. Your local police officer can get a part-time magistrate in traffic court to approve bricking your cellphone. To do that with an exchange would take a State or Federal circuit court judge (something well above the reach of your average police chief).

Comment: Re:This helmet scares me. (Score 2) 126

by LynnwoodRooster (#47666371) Attached to: Android Motorcycle Helmet/HUD Gains Funding

You really should learn a bit about polycarbonate - better known as Lexan (that's the Sabic trademark for PC). It's extremely durable, very shatter resistant, highly UV resistant, and generally THE choice for fighter aircraft canopies (which have just a little bit of UV exposure). Snell itself says there are many polycarbonate, Snell-rated helmets on the market.

Additionally, all Shoei shields (as well as pretty much everyone else's shields) are polycarbonate. In testing, polycarbonate helmets tend to transmit less energy into the brain, because it flexes better than fiberglass/carbon fiber. It's a great material, great for impact resistance, stable, and fairly lightweight.

Comment: Re:Oh good lord. (Score 1) 225

by LynnwoodRooster (#47645025) Attached to: Do Dark Matter and Dark Energy Cast Doubt On the Big Bang?
How much mass would a Dyson sphere require? My guess is a few orders of magnitude beyond that of a star. Consider the volume occupied by a sphere at 1 AU from its star. That would be a rather large amount of mass on its own. And that would reduce the number of Dyson spheres required to exist to account for the dark matter.

Comment: Re: The Republicans that rule this state... (Score 4, Informative) 101

by LynnwoodRooster (#47591547) Attached to: Fixing a 7,000-Ton Drill
Likewise yourself. A mostly lifelong (until the last 3 years) resident, born and raised in Ballard. And I can tell you unequivocally that Seattle is extremely Democrat biased, and the city leans heavily to the left - exceedingly so. Puget Sound as a whole closely mirrors Seattle, and that makes the entire State lean so far Democrat that it exceeds the national margin of GOP/DEM voting results by several points. Washington is one of the most solidly Democrat states there are. Outside the rural districts in Eastern Washington (with extremely limited population), Washington is a guaranteed Democrat win - every election.

Comment: Re:Bad seals on the bearings and master bearing (Score 1) 101

by LynnwoodRooster (#47591523) Attached to: Fixing a 7,000-Ton Drill
Just an additional $250 per man, woman, and child in Seattle. You know, the people who get to pay for it... At least the minimum wage will bump to $15 per hour so those low-income families will get to see a good chunk of their supposed raise going to solve a problem that could have been avoided from day one...

Comment: A better question (Score 1) 180

Why do we have a federal Department of Education? Is there a set of common guidelines that apply uniformly for all school districts across These United States? A set of rules, goals, and guidelines that apply to inner-city Harlem, NY as well as ultra-rural American Falls, ID? Eliminate this Department, give the money back to the States, and be done with it.

How many hardware guys does it take to change a light bulb? "Well the diagnostics say it's fine buddy, so it's a software problem."

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