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Comment Re:Dear Mr Musk... (Score 3, Interesting) 397

On a side note, as a european, I can add that electric bikes have been making a silent killing in the last one or two years, mostly for city use, but also for farther commuting (some cities have bike path that never cross a road) and even mountain bike use (for older people). The bike shops that used to sell road bikes and mountain bikes now mostly sell those same bikes, but electric. And it's slowly changing the cities (more bike paths, you can take trains/buses with bikes, etc).

Comment Re:Been saying this for years (Score 1) 684

I'm becoming convinced that space exploration will only start when either of those happens, and it will skip local planets and go to the stars directly: - artificial wombs and robot teaching so that the crew can be grown before landing. - brain to silicon transfer is commonplace and a tiny probe carrying plenty of 'human brains' is sent to explore the stars. But by then simulated worlds will be a lot more interesting than dull planets, hell, they already are !

Comment Re:So glad I don't watch TV (Score 1) 307

And so what ? I also sometimes mention that I quit TV 30 years ago as it was quite literally sucking all my time (and brain cells). I mention it because, as stupid as it seems, many people have no idea that it's possible to live without a TV. I'm not exaggerating. It's a bit similar to some discussion with religious people where they go: "It's impossible to live without believing in some kind of god..."

Comment Re:Kitty loves Robot (Score 2) 146

One thing that would be really great is a laptop with an eInk screen, so that you'd be able to use it in full sun. Even the best laptops are difficult to read under the shade of a tree (and at max screen power the battery doesn't last long). But as far as I know color eInks have been in the development stages for forever, and B&W ones have not made it out of eReader displays.

I'd love to have a laptop with a changeable screen (press the button and pop it out): normal and eInk. Or even: eInk, Glossy, Matte, very high-res, etc... It could also be a fun DIY project to take an eReader and add a video input, put the tablet in front of your screen and connect it to the DVI or whatever video port of your laptop.

Comment Re:A simple test is in order (Score 2) 456

Exact same story here. We installed a wifi repeater in the lobby at work. The hostess started complaining about the 'microwaves hurting her'. But it wasn't even turned on yet (we were still building the rest of the system), only the LED on its power. When we finally turned it on we put a piece of black tape over the LED and told her that we'd turned it off. Everything was fine after that. Some people deserve to be slapped.

Understanding is always the understanding of a smaller problem in relation to a bigger problem. -- P.D. Ouspensky