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Comment Re:Toyota engine, Subaru body. Subaru in airplanes (Score 1) 250

Bolt patterns worked out that way do to 'distributed design'?

And you can 'probably' walk away from the first flight. I don't think you're making the point you intend. There is thought required for all the mods you list, particularly for the first to do them.

Comment Re:Toyota engine, Subaru body. Subaru in airplanes (Score 4, Insightful) 250

Just focusing on two parts: You think you can just thoughtlessly bolt any engine to any propeller?

Not unless you want to die. The FAA certifies them as sets. The certification process is long and involved.

And idiots still take saws-alls to propeller tips. Thinking they need 20 cm more clearance and never thinking a prop has a resonance frequency.

Comment Re:Nokia 635 (Score 4, Funny) 177

If you want a cheap Windows phone? BLU makes several models and you can get the quad WinPhone with a GB of RAM for just $91 and those displays are quite nice.

I personally prefer Android myself so i picked up the BLU Studio Mini LTE with the same display and I have to say I'm VERY happy. Good screen, not a single crap app installed, KitKat was ready to download on first boot,good battery life, MicroSD slot for keeping my media, I really have zero complaints with this phone.

So I'd say the rise of the "cheap" smartphones is easy to explain...many of us don't give a shit about using phone brands as status symbols and the new so called "cheapies" do everything we want our phones to do so why would I spend 3-5 times the cost to have a big name label?

Comment Re:1 million processing operations = 1.2 inches (Score 1) 52

A ball bouncing into the road is often followed by a child. On urban/suburban streets a bouncing ball is cause for hard braking.

This is the kind of problem that will require strong AI to resolve. Until then we will have to make do with highway driver assists.

For those who say: 'Simple, the class of toys is finite. Just build an expert system to recognize bouncing balls etc.' Consider how much fun it would be to throw a bouncy ball from an overpass into highway traffic. Your expert system also has to deal with that.

To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. - C. K. Chesterton