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Comment: Ink Dye like the banks (Score 1) 664

by cgfsd (#46918513) Attached to: Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps
Wouldn't be awesome if you could activate an ink dye that exploded all over the person who stole your phone?
Recovering a stolen phone is pretty much hopeless, but at least you would have the satisfaction that the perp looked like a smurf.
Of course the downside, hackers would think it would be funny as hell to set off the dye on people they didn't like.

Comment: Re:being against subsidies.... (Score 2) 769

by cgfsd (#46858161) Attached to: The Koch Brothers Attack On Solar Energy
The problem with AZ is that the power company was paying 4 times the going rate to buy power from solar panel users.
In essence making the rest of the consumers pay for people's solar panels.
If it were the going rate, I would have no issue with solar panels, but why should I pay more so someone else can have solar panels?

Comment: Buy a decent camera (Score 3, Insightful) 104

by cgfsd (#46724345) Attached to: NYC Considers Google Glass For Restaurant Inspections
Instead of spending $1500, why don't they buy a decent camera with a flash for 1/10 of the cost.
Maybe throw in a tablet for $300 to help documentation.

The Glass sucks at low light conditions and high contrast conditions found in coolers and kitchens.
Using Glass sounds good, but common sense sounds even better.

Comment: Its all about the Tax (Score 1) 66

by cgfsd (#46639647) Attached to: How Airports Became Ground Zero In the Battle For Peer-to-Peer Car Rentals
It all boils down to companies paying tax to someone one, be it the government or airports in this case.
As long as everyone pays the taxes, no issues. Try to bypass the taxes and lawyers shall descend upon thee.

SFO is cheap compared to other airports for taxes, in Vegas it works out to be about 50% tax on top of the rental bill.

Comment: Re:Yea, because glassholes will have learned (Score 1) 363

by cgfsd (#46563137) Attached to: Google Tries To Defuse Glass "Myths"
I have a Glass, it is pretty useless actually. It can take pictures but you either need to wink or touch the Glass to do it.
The video is pretty much worthless, it takes a few seconds worth of video and if you want to continue you have to tap the Glass.

You can see where someone points a camera, you can see where the Glass is pointed as well.

Trust me, the Glass is less useful that a tablet that is 1/10th the cost.

Real programmers don't write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in BASIC after reaching puberty.