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Comment Re:Cool but silly idea (Score 1) 177

If they could deliver to the balcony of an apartment/condo it would make online shopping way better. Currently unless you are home and the driver is willing to buzz, take the elevator etc. you will not get any package and have to go to the pickup location. With drones you would get 100% deliveries on time.

Comment Re:Wildly expensive (Score 2) 104

It is exactly broken down in the link in the comment you replied to. Fees and rewards are ~35% or $700K. Fixed costs for production startup including build sets, costumes, etc. is $550K. This leaves $750K for 3 episodes. For the stretch goals they raise $1.1M per 3 episode target but after fees and rewards they have $750K/3 episodes as well.

Comment Re:huge waste of resources (Score 1) 252

My preference would be to stay always on daylight savings time and never go to standard time. However switching between the two is very useful in Canada where even in Vancouver the length of day doubles over the course of the year. 8 hours of sunlight in December and 16 hours in June. It is really nice in the summer for it to not be bright at 4am and have a long evening with lots of light. Going to standard time allows it to be light at 8am which I guess is good for some people commuting and walking to school but I'd still rather have that light for the evening.

Comment Re:Yes meanwhile.. (Score 2) 167

Android 5.0.2 seems to only be released to fix bugs on tablets. It doesn't seem to be released for any phones. Google did release 5.0.1 for Nexus 5 quickly but Google only updates devices slowly over a number of weeks. If you are unlucky you might get the update 2 or 3 weeks after others. Google should really allow people who want the update to install it without having to download the factory image and install manually.

Comment Re:How does mesh network works? (Score 1) 85

I think some of the peer-to-peer software development might have solved this problem. the first generation peer to peer software all nodes were created equally creating massive traffic overheads. The second generation used the "super peer" model where high bandwidth nodes were connected to each other and most nodes connected with a super peer. With people moving around physically the mesh network becomes more complicated but when density is high like at a protest or sporting event a super peer network model would work really well and scale much better.

Comment Re:Not just iPhone (Score 1) 421

The guy who made the video above did a followup with the Note 3. He uses more force and the phone gets almost no permanent damage. The iphone 6 and 6+ are having serious bending problems worse than other phones. In the original iphone6+ bending test video above he noticed his iphone was already slightly bent before doing the bend test and only owning for a few days.

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