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Comment: Re:Vacuum tubes (Score 1) 154 154

Removing the CO2 is the main point; people won't be spending too much time in there, so there's plenty of oxygen, but the CO2 level would climb quickly. Chemical CO2 scrubber's have been costed at 1K$ per ton of CO2 removed. Since we exhale about 5% of CO2, at an average rate of 10 liters per minute and 1.96 g / liters of CO2, that means that on an hour trip (planned at 35 minutes), someone would exhale approximately 60g of CO2, or it would take 15K people to use up that cartridge. Thus, less than 7 cents per trip per passenger.

Comment: Re:Sure ... (Score 1) 154 154

How long does a plane take to travel between both places ?

There's barely 560 km between both locations. An hyperloop device accelerating at the same speed a Tesla P85D does (lets say 33 km / h / s) would reach 600 km/h in 18 seconds. And a Tesla does't tend to splatter it's occupant on acceleration. If the environment is stable and safe and the vacuum is tight and the suspension is magnetic, it's easy to think about 2 minutes of acceleration, cruise and rotate the seats, 2 minutes of deceleration (which would feel like 2 minutes of acceleration)

Back of the hand calculations yields a speed of 3960 km/h reached after 66km (2 minutes in), 6 minutes 30 of cruise, and 2 minutes of deceleration. for a total of 10:30 without dangerous forces being used( provided the path is straight... yeah)

Comment: Re:Never ? (Score 1) 152 152

Again, she doesn't need to have either abortions or use the pills not to have babies. Stopping a robot factory is the same as a woman deciding that she will no longer / never get pregnant because she's had enough / too many / never wanted one (or is simply not into man) and I have a hard time imagining that a woman deciding not to make her eggs viable would be considered a murderer anywhere in the world.

Thus, even if murderer can be applied to a larger subset of things if we remove the human requirements, it still would not apply to this case in my eyes.

Comment: Re:Never ? (Score 0) 152 152

1: Murder is commited by the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another. In no way could it be applied to any of my examples.

2: A woman doesn't need to have an abortion anytime in her life, and she doesn't even need any pills for that. I have 3 examples close to my family where they just decided they would never even occur the chance to become pregant. That works

Comment: Re:Fun hack of dubious value (Score 1) 105 105

If the alarm system is activated (no one at home) and the garage door open and the rfid of one of the cars aren't detected in a specific amount of time (detection confirmation by opening the lights for the next 5 minutes) the silent alarm is triggered. Why isn't that standard ?

Comment: Re:Not a very good job... (Score 1) 100 100

Either the lens or doubler or even the camera is doing a crappy job. Perhaps the robotic arm, but I would not bet on that one. Look at the text on the building being built. It had been years since I had seen crappy results like this from a camera and long lens (and I use a run of the mill 500mm f6.5). Oh well, they could have at least tested their equipment before going for it!

Comment: Re:Midrange? (Score 1) 114 114

2 of my friends bought 40" 4K samsung tvs (hu7000) on black friday for around $600. I find that the size is just perfect, coming from multiple 30" 2560x1600. The colors were a bit off, but it had not been calibrated. The intensity was adjustable to a working range, and playing Battlefield 4 on it was fast enough to finish 1st on a 64 people pistols only hardcore server :) Last I heard they haven't been able to get 4:4:4 working but it's supposed to get fixed by a firmware upgrade.

Comment: My best was 45 minutes (Score 1) 246 246

I made it close to two hours once, while working at the same time. I speak french and they don`t speak it very well thus it was perhaps easier than you to keep them hooked up. He was quite angry when he understood he had been played all along. I hoped that saved a few people from getting caught by that scheme!

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