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Comment: Re:Am I getting old? (Score 1) 90

I already had most of the components laying around, but I did buy power supplies for the Pi's. I also have one in the attic running dump1090 and the upload client for flightradar24 - it has no case either, and I'm using a <$15 RTL tuner from nooelec.com.

Flash Card: $6
Case: None - taped naked to the back of the TV
Power: About $7
HDMI Cable: $3
Ethernet cable: already had tons laying around, or could make one for $1

Grand total: $17

Comment: Re:Daimler? (Score 1) 151

by Muad'Dave (#46703251) Attached to: Tesla: A Carmaker Or Grid-Storage Company?

No, not an appeal to authority. I simply pointed you to an article showing that at least one engine manufacturer doesn't see the point of investing BILLIONS in F1 if the engines they're required to develop are based on normally-aspirated, relatively large V8s that are no longer in line with the direction of the auto industry. They want to be developing engine technology that has a return on investment and that is applicable to their core business - you know, road cars?

Comment: Re:Answer is totally obvious - content providers (Score 1) 490

by Muad'Dave (#46586959) Attached to: Are DVDs Inconvenient On Purpose?

Note that you do NOT purchase the movie on the disk, you purchase the physical media and a license to view the disk in any manner the studio decides as terms of the license.

http://www.avvo.com/legal-answ...

The first few support my stance, and the last two do not seem to, however I think they're wrong in that renting out a movie does not constitute 'disposal' of the DVD. BTW IANAL, YMMV.

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