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Comment Re: Or... just hear me out here... (Score 1) 1170 1170

modern drones don't use a memory card, they stream via an ad hoc connection or as a wifi host to your cellphone. But every once in a while...the drone is actually a dildo...

of course, it's Hillview PD Policy to never imply ownership of said drone...

which is why you basically have to shoot it down if you want something done.

Comment Re:Right to Privacy in One's Backyard? (Score 1) 1170 1170

aggressive

yes, much better to be passive-aggressive. If they wanted to see the 16 year old girl at the swimming pool, perhaps they should have just gone up and talked to her? 16 year olds are generally friendly to new faces when you say hi. That would have been aggressive though, much better to use a drone to do the sneaking so you can see her without having to say hi in person.

Comment Re:Companies Selling Actually Free Software? (Score 4, Interesting) 345 345

a little related, but GE doesn't even bother selling the nuclear power plant plans to the Chinese, because to the Chinese, they don't give a shit about your design or intellectual property, they'll just steal it, because to them, if they can copy it, they shouldn't have to pay for it.

So instead, GE basically gives them the design for free, and then charges them out the ass for 'support'. Which in this case, is the management and oversight necessary for the meticulous implementation that's not going to blow up in their face. They pay for it, because we have the expertise, and it's something they simply can't copy....for now.

So anyways, RedHat and Linux are like that. The logo of the Fedora you see on their software? That's actually a travelling-wave nuclear reactor. When you install Fedora, you're harnessing the POWER OF NUCLEAR REACTIONS inside your VERY COMPUTER. This is what makes Linux, truly so incredible. Microsoft really has nothing on them. Windows 10? More like Windows EXPLOSIEN! Because Microsoft is like the Chinese and Japanese, they simply don't know how to make a nuclear reactor that doesn't EXPLODE. Linux is like the AMERICANS. beecause the MERICANS know how to HARNESS the power of nukulear fission using LINUX.

Just think! 2015! the year of nuclear reactors on your desktop.

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ok, so I got carried away, but that's actually how GE is monetizing it.

Comment Re:as always.... (Score 1) 204 204

"NASA is thinking about making these companies take out insurance policies"

Who do you think can make a better actuarial judgment of the risk, NASA or an insurance company? The government is certainly large enough to be self insured, which is in the long run cheaper than paying an insurance company which intends to make a profit to assume the risk.

And, forcing the private launch service companies to take out insurance adds even more cost, by adding another level of administration to pass the money through.

but that's the whole point!!! pushing money through the stratosphere, not just into it. money is often refered to as liquidity because you can practically burn it like rocket fuel when

eh, ideas stopped there

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