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Comment Re:Black-and-white? (Score 1) 34

Because ground cameras aren't designed to travel 1.2 billion km through space. But really I think it's more that the scientists are wanting to record science related data rather than human eye pleasing data and every gram of weight on the probe is precious. So they capture images that are "black and white" and instead use fancy combining techniques on the ground to create a few wowzer color images here and there to please the non-scientist public.

Comment Re:But that's not the real problem. (Score 1) 1651

Same here. I was an 80's kid and biking was life. We not only biked but our lives revolved around bikes. Diamond back bikes, state of the art pedals, mag wheels, special handlebar joints, etc. Biking was how you got from point A to point B as a kid and it was common to roam everywhere.

No helmets, cops left you alone and your parents never worried about you riding out 10 miles and back.

Comment Re:Cool (Score 1) 92

I think the games could come for this unlike other consoles simply because it's an Android device. So any Android game dev could basically mod their game to work with a controller and release for this platform.

And it goes the other way. Release for the console, mod the game to work without a console and you can release to the normal Android game store.

But even so this will be a killer XMBC box. Just plug in a large USB drive and go to town. I wonder if we'll see SABnzbd ported to Android for this.

Comment Re:Why even bother... (Score 1) 164

Consider that any mission has a set amount of time it can function in. That time has a huge amount of cost associated with it. So if you can save 15 minutes of time for a person to don a spacesuit on a spaceflight you're likely saving a huge amount of money. The same if the suit's newer mobility allows for in space work to be done 10% faster.

Comment Re:Cannot Understand his Customers (Score 1) 208

> I cannot understand why anyone would see an add for drugs online and actually go ahead and purchase that online without doing to your doctor/pharmacist, talking to them about the drug and then getting it through official channels.

Well, I think it's stupid for anyone to take any med without talking about it with their doctor. That said, meds in the US are marked up to an absurd level. It's often much cheaper to talk with your doctor, get a prescription, toss that in the waste basket and just order the med from India.

Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable. Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable. -- Gilb