Just implausible *under the conditions stated for the product* (size, materials,available technology)
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The concept is plausible. Just not under the conditions that they were supposedly going to operate under.
Rather than try to reinvent the wheel, I invite you to read this thorough explanation of why *the iFInd* won't work
You mention plywood on sawhorses....
Last job, my desk WAS a pair of sawhorses and a door.
Ok, so it was the IKEA equivalent, but still, I actually really liked it.
I have really long legs, and the lack of a back on my desk meant that I could stretch my legs out and be comfortable while I was within comfortable arms reach of my keyboard and mouse.
Oh look! You've discovered http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space-division_multiple_access
Remember, the key to a good perpetual motion machine is figuring out where/how to hide the batteries.
Polarized glasses? You're a moron. FILTER glasses!
The polarized glasses would only work if they could guarantee the pilots would not tilt their heads AND if they could guarantee the polarization of the lasers *AND*--this is the most important bit-- if they could somehow guarantee the orientation of the laser.
Back to remedial physics with you!
If you want to protect the pilots, instead give them glasses that filter out INFRARED, Green and Red lasers. And it has to be a relatively sufficient wideband filter because the lasers vary due to MFG tolerances. Infrared also because http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_pointer#Infrared_hazards_of_DPSS_laser_pointers
EXCEPT THEY CAN'T! Modern aircraft use LEDs for indicators and the colors would almost certainly be filtered out by the glasses.
The only hope is LCD shutter glasses triggered by a detector of some form.
The average faraday cage will not work on GSM signals.... As proof, I posted a message to my facebook from within a faraday cage!
(You know you've made a bad decision when it results in being sued by the US government! OK, well, *I* would know it--not so sure about the flaming fucktards running Sony right now...)
Nah, they wouldn't know a Bad Idea(TM) If it came up to them, married their only daughter and left a flaming pile of s**t on their desk.
Agreed. I'd much prefer my paycheck be denominated with oz, carets, grams/milligrams of gold.
also, the tv I do watch takes the form of hulu/megavideo.
If you are referring to OTA broadcasts then the last time I watched tv was over a month ago. If you are referring to tv programmes in general, then probably 2+ hours
I have no issue with copyrights and I agree that 12 to 24 years is probably a good range. I thought the original poster was attacking resale and my response was geared that way. Artists should get paid for each original copy they sell.
There's the kicker. I fully agree that artists, for whatever definition is popular today, should be compensated for their work, but only on the original copies. You or I could make the next "better mousetrap" and start selling them, but do you expect to get paid multiple times for each mousetrap you make? NO! SO why is it that these "artists" think they can?