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Comment: Re:More importantly (Score 1) 389

by Cabriel (#47930471) Attached to: Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

And neither does an internal combustion engine, either. Your point?

Wait. If an IC Engine stops working, and it costs $15k-$45k to replace, don't people normally scrap their car and get a new one? Isn't that what's being suggested for the electric cars (in essence) when a battery fails, if it costs about the same as an IC Engine?

Comment: Re:Maybe 40k (Score 1) 389

by Cabriel (#47930401) Attached to: Is the Tesla Model 3 Actually Going To Cost $50,000?

What are the two biggest price-determining factors in a market economy? Supply and Demand.

With Tesla's Giga-factory, Supply should be adequately covered.
With a $35 000 price point, I'm pretty sure Demand will be more than adequately covered.

I doubt drop in the cost of the batteries will remain constant/linear once the Tesla battery factory(ies) start production.

Comment: Re:Not about ease, about authority (Score 1) 230

by Cabriel (#47903209) Attached to: School Installs Biometric Fingerprint System For Cafeteria

So if a new child comes in and isn't in a class photo, then what? Bring the professional photographer back in at more expense to the school and inconvenience to the class? or worse: What if the cafeteria worker is having a bad day and decides to point at the wrong kid, draining money from the wrong account to punish the bad kid's parents?

Fingerprint readers aren't any more invasive than School IDs but they do reduce liability and responsibility of the staff.

Comment: Great idea! Let's alienate Science even more! (Score 5, Insightful) 912

by Cabriel (#47898849) Attached to: Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

Science is agnostic. It makes no statements about God, gods or Non-gods. Science doesn't need to place value on anything. Atheists don't own science and science is not a religion. By trying to make it the Atheists' religious thing, Science becomes weakened and non-credible.

I'm *not* saying Atheism is weak and non-credible. However, trying to make Science into a religious icon will certain cause all of humanity to suffer.

+ - Stealing ATM PINs with a cheap infrared camera-> 1

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cccc828 (740705) writes "German tech news website reports about a video by Mark Rober. It shows how to use a $300 infrared camera for the iPhone to read the residual heat signatures of an ATM. The residual heat signatures allow an attacker to reconstruct the PIN around 80% of the time. While this attack vector is not new, IR cameras used to be both rare and expensive. The best defense against the attack is to simply touch all the keypads keys after making a payment."
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+ - NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy->

Submitted by littlesparkvt
littlesparkvt (2707383) writes "Astronomers have uncovered for the first time the earliest stages of a massive galaxy forming in the young Universe. The discovery was made possible through combining observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, NASA‘s Spitzer Space Telescope, ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory, and the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii. The growing galaxy core is blazing with the light of millions of newborn stars that are forming at a ferocious rate. The paper appears in the journal Nature on 27 August."
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+ - Fish raised on land give clues to how early animals left the seas->

Submitted by sciencehabit
sciencehabit (1205606) writes "When raised on land, a primitive, air-breathing fish walks much better than its water-raised comrades, according to a new study. The landlubbers even undergo skeletal changes that improve their locomotion. The work may provide clues to how the first swimmers adapted to terrestrial life. The study suggests that the ability of a developing organism to adjust to new conditions—its so-called developmental plasticity—may have played a role in the transition from sea to land."
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