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Comment: Re:My story with those assholes... (Score 1) 112

by Motard (#47496835) Attached to: Domain Registry of America Suspended By ICANN

Avoid using whois on registrar sites to check availability. It's trivial for them to hijack that info and then allow someone else to see what domains people have been checking, so they can pre-emptively register them.

Seems like a pretty good argument to do *a lot* of bogus inquiries. Let them pre-emptively register to their heart's content.

Comment: Re:Black box data streaming (Score 1) 503

by Motard (#47485111) Attached to: Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

I don't think the trajectory can tell us anything. These missiles turn and chase their targets. The point of impact will say nothing about from where the missile was launched.

The good data will likely come from radar signals. The U.S. has already indicate that they know the missile was launched from a rebel controlled area.

Comment: Re:Black box data streaming (Score 1) 503

by Motard (#47482109) Attached to: Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

Transponders and other things already send a bunch of data (in the case of MH370, all of these thing had been turned off).

In terms of the black boxes, there's also another consideration; privacy. Remember that all of the cockpit conversations are recorded and are generally only listened to if the plane crashes. I doubt if pilots would put up with a system that broadcast all of their conversations all over the world.

In this case though, I don't think the black boxes are going to be of much value. They'll show that the flight systems went haywire for some reason, and we already know the cause of that. The pilots may or may not have been aware of impending doom, but I don't see how that information would be useful in any event.

Comment: Re:Government control of our lives... (Score 1) 155

by Motard (#47432331) Attached to: Amazon Seeks US Exemption To Test Delivery Drones

Ah, but here you are mistaking the difference between a corporate entity and a person.

Unless you believe Citizens United the rights of a corporation are different than those of a person.

There really is no difference within this context. If I have a lemonade stand and would like to deliver lemonade by drone I would be subject to the same regulations as Amazon. Just as I'd be subject to health department regulations like Applebee's is.

+ - Common Fuel Cell Myths Debunked->

Submitted by thejman78
thejman78 (1330135) writes "Most fuel cell vehicle myths and misconceptions stem from a single seven year old article in The New Atlantis magazine. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and DOE, fuel cells will cost $30-$50 per kw-hr of output by 2017, depending on production volume. To put this number in perspective, Tesla battery packs are estimated to cost over $200 per kw-hr of output today and may fall to $140-175 per kw-hr by 2017. In all likelihood, fuel cell vehicles will cost less than battery electric vehicles by the end of the decade (barring some major decrease in battery costs, of course)."
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Comment: Re:What's the point (Score 1) 353

by Motard (#47408843) Attached to: Here Comes the Panopticon: Insurance Companies

In the long run "subsidizing the people who don't take care of themselves" will save money for everyone. Even you. A rising tide lifts all ships and all that stuff.

Really, the best thing we can do now is to make sure everyone is healthy and educated and happy. You just never know where the next Einstein will come from.

Or Hawking. I wonder what his FitBit readings would look like.

Comment: Re:FOOL Cells is what they are (Score 1) 216

by Motard (#47321457) Attached to: Toyota's Fuel Cell Car To Launch In Japan Next March

So for $70,000 why would I want to buy this car versus a Tesla Model S? Or two Chevy Volts?

Thanks you for weighing in, Elon. I think I can give you some answers....

1) The Toyota is cheaper.

2) It can be refilled quickly.

3) GM, Ford, Honda, Toyota, (and even Hyundai, for fuck's sake) don't agree with you.

Comment: Re:Nice to see. (Score 1) 216

by Motard (#47321189) Attached to: Toyota's Fuel Cell Car To Launch In Japan Next March

If there was a high school science fair project that demonstrated some sort of free energy, I would definitely sit up and take notice. If only to debunk it.

But who said anything about Free energy? It could be anything generated by a Bunsen burner or pond pump. In the real world, it could be anything from Germany's solar plants, or Iceland's abundant hydroelectric or geothermal power.

I don't see where you get "Free energy" from that.

We don't ever need to get beyond 'cost effective' - that would be fine. If we could get to 'ubiquitous', it could be a world saver.

"Hey Ivan, check your six." -- Sidewinder missile jacket patch, showing a Sidewinder driving up the tail of a Russian Su-27