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Comment Re:Title is bogus (Score 1) 395

correct! title should say old car...

especially when the french car industry is most advanced in the area of diesel engines - renault nissan decided several years ago concentrate the design of diesel engines within renault and gasoline engines with nissan.... peugeot is even selling complete engines to bmw. some minis and bmw series 1 use peugeot engines.

i doubt very much that the french goverment would give such important area of the french industry

Comment why not (Score 4, Funny) 164

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Comment Nokia Phones by MS = New Blackberry? (Score 1) 535

With the strong influence Microsoft has on big corporation's IT (Exchange/Office/Outlook) it would not surprise me that within one or two we would see strongly integrated phones for those corporations. If they make some attractive, usefull and secure phones (Nokia WP are hardware wise very attractive...), Microsoft could wipe out Blackberry.


Scientists Create World's First 3D-Printed 3D Printer 71

MikeChino writes "Researchers at Germany's Doppelbock University just opened the door to the future of rapid prototyping technology by developing the world's first 3D-printed 3D printer. Dubbed the Ecophage, the duplicitous device is capable of using readily available materials to create copies of itself – albeit at a slightly smaller scale. Best of all, it's outfitted with a built-in material re-processor that can convert virtually any carbon-based substance into filament for 3d-printing."

Comment Re:TSA only = US focused (Score 1) 199

In today's times where you need a Visa to enter the US, a lot of people bypass it. In the past it was difficult to fly from let's say South America to the Far East, because everybody had to fly via the US. This is a thing of the past. You can now fly via Dubai or South Africa. You can even do a round the world tour without stepping on US territory a single time, but went through all continents.
With the Visa requirement, the US tracks foreigners. With TSA, the US tracks it's own citizen...

Comment Video and Voice... (Score 1) 175

A chat and email solution is one aspect.

But we humans can convey more information via spoken language and mimics. An audio and video connection for interacting with the team member across the globe is important.

Use IM with integrated Audio and Video, and which enables desktop sharing for collaborative working.

To stitch further the sense of a team despite of the distance, you can extend the office with the view of the other offices' common room filmed from a camera onto a video wall. Of course there is a privacy issue, and not everybody is comfortable with it. It is worth a try

When do we get the connected rooms across several rooms from Dan Simmons' Hyperion???

Comment Issue of storing electricity (Score 1) 450

An issue that needs to be solved is the storage of electricity, as sunlight is available only during the day. Although it is not addressed in the article, the issue stays. One proven technology is hydroelectric storage using dams in the Atlas or in continental Europe. But the capacity is not high enough. But in any way, the Desertec is definitely a alternative to fossil fuels.

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