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Comment: Re:Sounds cool (Score 3, Interesting) 74

Careless manufacturing and reckless use of nano particle anything could be trouble in the future. But don't worry nothing will happen for 10 or more years

All ready being noted. Not 10 years down the track. Sunscreens as a Source of Hydrogen Peroxide Production in Coastal Waters

Conservative estimates for a Mediterranean beach reveal that tourism activities during a summer day may release on the order of 4 kg of TiO2 nanoparticles to the water and produce an increment in the concentration of H2O2 of 270 nM/day. Our results, together with the data provided by tourism records in the Mediterranean, point to TiO2 nanoparticles as the major oxidizing agent entering coastal waters, with direct ecological consequences on the ecosystem.

Comment: Re:Custom ... nipples? Actual custom nipples? (Score 5, Insightful) 60

by OzPeter (#49188049) Attached to: Inside the Weird World of 3D Printed Body Parts

TeVido, which aims to 3D print custom nipples

Hmmm ... apparently I am unversed in the realm of custom nipples, as I've never conceived of it before. Is this a thing I've been missing?

Why don't you find a breast cancer survivor who has had a mastectomy and ask her about the subject?

Comment: Re: the problem with nuclear power (Score 1) 379

by OzPeter (#49187847) Attached to: French Nuclear Industry In Turmoil As Manufacturer Buckles

What do you want to power stuff with at night? There's a need for multiple sources of power.

Pumped water storage has been around for a long time. Just look at the Bath County Pumped Storage Station in Virginia which has a 3GW capacity.

It is a perfect match for renewable energy sources.

Comment: Re:If "yes," then it's not self-driving (Score 5, Interesting) 350

by OzPeter (#49185873) Attached to: Would You Need a License To Drive a Self-Driving Car?

Therefore, you either keep the abstraction simplified and require the pilot to do a bit more work, or re-instate the flight engineer.

Last year I worked on a Stacker/Reclaimer (EG the big wheely bucket loaders that either scoop up huge piles of coal, or stack coal into piles), and has an operator out in a cabin doing the driving. The same system was being sold to two different customers. The first customer wanted an automatic mode that would guide the machine around the piles of coal and scoop/deliver in order to get an optimal materiel field while the operator sat back and basically watched.

The second customer basically said "I don't want no damn stinkin' automatic mode, because if I'm payin' for an operator to sit out there, he better be working"

Comment: Re:Xbox styling (Score 1) 116

by OzPeter (#49180925) Attached to: NVIDIA Announces SHIELD Game Console

In their defense - I thought 'video card box' because this matches a lot of colors/designs Nvidia uses.

Not knowing NVidia I now see that entry into gaming console market has created a rather unfortunate combination of styles. But you'd think that their marketing team would know what anXBox was and looked like.

He's like a function -- he returns a value, in the form of his opinion. It's up to you to cast it into a void or not. -- Phil Lapsley