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Comment: Re:Militia, then vs now (Score 1) 1236

by camperdave (#46770261) Attached to: Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

To the contrary- it is very clear: "...the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."

If the amendment simply read "The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.", then we wouldn't be having this conversation. The fact that you have to take a phrase out of context to make your argument is an indication that the amendment is vague. The ambiguity lies in the "...".

Comment: Re:Um... (Score 4, Insightful) 80

by camperdave (#46731837) Attached to: Wi-Fi Problems Dog Apple-Samsung Trial

Courthouses are often large old buildings with a lot of marble pillars, marble floors, and immovable walls. This may be why they used Wifi... It's just not feasible to drill a hole through 3 feet of marble to run Cat5.

... and yet they have power. So how did they do that... extension cords running all around the joint?

Comment: Re:Cue the naysayers... (Score 1) 172

by camperdave (#46709333) Attached to: Land Rover Demos "Transparent Hood"

Recently both rear view cameras and sideview camera systems have been criticised as a bad idea by some here on Slashdot.

This Land Rover invisible hood system seems beyond criticism. But I'm sure slashdot naysayers will find an angle anyway. Go for it...

I think the biggest legitimate criticism that came out of the rear/side camera replacement of mirrors was that you had to refocus your eyes from infinity to dashboard to infinity each time you glanced at the video display. In this case you will already be tracking your bonnet so that the required change in eye focus will be minimal.

The biggest criticism with rear view cameras is that when you are reversing, you're looking out of the rear window so you can't even see the dashboard, let alone the display.

Comment: Re:All I have (Score 4, Insightful) 240

by camperdave (#46708881) Attached to: How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?

Is a cellphone. Cell. Phone. It makes phone calls...

Sucks to be you, then. My cell phone takes pictures; measures distances, angles, and levelness; points north; plays music and videos; reads barcodes; displays web pages; identifies stars and planets in the night sky; shows maps; quizzes me on CCNA; plays games; provides reading material; reminds me of appointments; sends and receives email; lights my path; calculates; and myriads of other things. Oh, and of course, it makes phone calls.

Comment: Re:Pretty close to zero (Score 2) 240

by camperdave (#46708299) Attached to: How much do you spend yearly on mobile apps?
The only app I've payed for is Tasker. It provides the phone with situational awareness. When I am at work or at home (technically, when I am within range of a set of cell towers that provide signal at those locations) the WiFi gets turned on. When I leave those towers, the WiFi gets turned off. When I am at church, the ringer gets turned off.

1 Billion dollars of budget deficit = 1 Gramm-Rudman