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Comment Re:4 legs look not very stable. Why not 6 - 8 legs (Score 1) 118

more legs = more weight and more motors and things to go wrong.

Jet aircraft only have 3 legs even though if any one of them fails to open, it's in serious trouble. Why not 8 legs? Weight, man.

Aircraft builders have solved this problem by making the 3 legs very reliable. They very rarely fail to open. SpaceX just needs better legs.

Comment Re:He's right (Score 0) 154

Feel free to send him to Sweden as a ruling dictator for some time.

Just what we need.

Just curious, are you the only person in Sweden who supports Trump? Or are there others?

I ask because 1. judging by your past posts it does look like you're a person living in Sweden, and I don't know anyone else who lives there, and 2. I've heard that Sweden is the most liberal place on the entire planet, bar none. So it seems odd that the one Swedish person I happen to come across is a Donald Trump supporter.

Comment Will it really work on non-RC drones? (Score 1) 168

a jammer interrupts the link between drone and pilot and/or its navigation

For an autonomous drone that relies on GPS... what happens if Airbus jams the GPS naviation? Wouldn't the drone just hover in the same spot while trying to re-establish signal? Or maybe go into an emergency landing mode where it just lands wherever it is.

Ok so the 2nd outcome would be what the jammer wants, but the 1st outcome isn't entirely desirable.

Comment Re:Eh, its not that much (Score 1) 278

$800 for a monitor? What was it, a 32 inch 4k curved OLED panel?

The monitor inside the Oculus is like 5 inches. Not an expensive component at all. Yes it has other stuff too but just on the strength of its individual components, it doesn't justify a $600 price.

Of course iPhone components don't justify a $650 price either, yet Apple sells gazillions of those... so I'm not saying it's overpriced or not worth buying. There's clearly added value there from all the VR research and integration they've done.

Comment What is up with this Internet surgery fascination? (Score 2) 103

When I'm getting a surgery, I don't want it interrupted because a Comcast router craps out or a neighbor starts torrenting 4k videos.

I mean, I can understand the need if there were only a few surgeons in the world, but I live in a city and I look around and there's lots of surgeons. Also, in small number of cases where a rare specialty surgeon is needed, airplane tickets are cheaper than telerobotic equipment.

Comment Avast does that also (Score 2) 170

No idea if the Avast plugin is crappy or well-written or what, but it also tried to install itself on my Chrome and Firefox.

Fortunately Firefox had the good sense to ask me,

"An external program has tried to install something (lists the program). Do you really want to install this plugin?"

I said No.

Chrome didn't say anything, and I assume it was installed. Don't really care since I only use Chrome about once a month for sites that crap out in Firefox.

Comment I switched FROM verizon to Sprint (Score 1) 83

That was 4 months ago, while Sprint was running their promotion. Here is my breakdown of what things cost:

Verizon bill: I was paying $170 per month for my family plan. 2 GB total data between 3 phones (yes we have very strict wifi discipline)

I switched to Sprint, they paid for my Verizon early termination fees.

New Sprint bill: $111 per month for my family plan, 4 GB. I don't know if that 4GB data is standard. The guy at the Sprint store looked at my bill, said oh you're getting 2GB... we'll double that to 4 GB free. I'm like, sure.

So I'm saving almost $60 a month with Sprint as opposed to Verizon. Now, with this new Verizon promotion, they will pay you $350 (plus the early termination fee). But with Verizon's ripoff monthly rates, it wouldn't take long for Sprint's lower rate to overtake the $350.

Comment Re: Cold fusion is psuedo-science (Score 1) 344

How, pray tell, would you do so? You "cash in" by selling working units, which, by definition is not secret.

Well you can also sell electricity while keeping the inner workings of your box secret.

If you invented working cold fusion, you're gonna become very rich regardless. But if your goal is to become the richest man in the world, it might be better to keep it a secret.

A practical fusion generator is such an important device that a lot of countries -- probably the majority -- are going to simply nationalize it claiming "national security". China already steals IP rampantly on silly unimportant patents of minor economic benefit; do you really think they will honor your cold fusion patents when UNLIMITED FREE AND CLEAN ENERGY is at stake?

Yes you can get rich by selling units in US and EU countries. But you can get even richer by selling electricity worldwide at half the current rates.

Comment Re:Programming is for Cows (Score 5, Insightful) 349

No, Sexconker, it's the H1-B workers who are cash cows for asshole U.S. corporations who keep firing U.S. workers and hiring them, so they can make more money off of destroying the middle class in this country.

This is why you must vote for Bernie (if you're a liberal) or Trump (if you're a conservative). Clinton, Bush and Rubio want exactly the same thing which is to make their corporate masters richer while gutting the middle class. When Disney was laying off their entire IT department and forcing them to train their H1B replacement workers, whose campaign do you think Disney was funding? Hillary and Jeb's. Not Bernie or Trump: Disney hates these guys.

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