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Comment: Re:Nice but his arguments make not much sense (Score 1, Insightful) 212 212

by Overzeetop (#50012731) Attached to: Bill Gates Investing $2 Billion In Renewables

Storage is not a myth. Talking about putting power into and pulling out of a "Grid" means nothing. When your production drops below your demand, you need storage. And your threshold for deciding what is "enough" should not be based on an average, or even on a 1% event. Having rolling worldwide blackouts 3x a year is not what I consider stable.

Comment: Re:Why did they get rid of Media Center in Win 10? (Score 2) 218 218

Wow, did you even wipe off that statistic after you pulled it out? I might buy that 10% of users *tried* WMC at some point during their ownership since it's release. Heck, I even tried it until I found out that it was essentially useless, with poor content, poor support, and outrageously expensive extension devices.

I'd guess the current usage would be 1% or less, but I've not seen any statistics.

Comment: Maybe Moller has come of age (Score 1) 117 117

by Overzeetop (#50001613) Attached to: World's First Commercial Jetpack Arrives Next Year

If $150k is the target, and they miss by a factor of two, they could still scale to 4x the thrust and put an enclosed 2/4 seater with a 1000# payload for under a million.

Stability, flight dynamics, and structures have come a long way since Moller bilked investors for millions. Possibly to the point where it's actually feasible to build the aircar he couldn't.

Comment: Thank you Mr. Heston (Score 2) 264 264

by Overzeetop (#50001507) Attached to: Drone Diverts Firefighting Planes, Incurring $10,000 Cost

Amazingly, guns are not the solution to every problem, despite what the NRA has told you.

RF jamming and/or GPS spoofing would be a better/easier way to down these craft, and a drop from 500 feet into a forest fire would have the same deleterious effect on the airframe that bullets would.

Comment: Re:Huh? This doesn't make sense (Score 2) 167 167

by Overzeetop (#49994533) Attached to: Students Win Prize For Color-Changing Condoms That Detect STDs

"1) as most people familiar with condoms would recognize, when a condom's in full use it's quite frequently dark and/or not exactly exposed to where you can see it."

BOOM - my invention is to make the colors glow in the dark. Hold on while I call my patent lawyer...

Comment: And a steam release, pressure gauge, and governor (Score 1) 210 210

by Overzeetop (#49994511) Attached to: Lenovo Could Remake the ThinkPad X300 With Current Technologies

I mean, if you're going to go old school, you need to go old school.

FWIW, I thought the colored stuff on the old thinkpads was pretty awful anyway. Kind of how we knew parachute pants and double shoulder pads were a bad idea. Fun to look back and laugh at, but not something we really need to bring back.

Comment: What they didn't say... (Score 1) 207 207

They're developing their own version with a switch that indicates full power, children present, and pregnant woman mode along with a power level LED. It will be wired completely independently of all wifi circuitry, thereby allowing you to reduce the power level LED without affecting the range or speed of the router.

"It is better for civilization to be going down the drain than to be coming up it." -- Henry Allen