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Comment: How do the "poorest residents" own homes (Score 4, Insightful) 272 272

You need a roof on a home to mount solar panels. Not an apartment, a home.

Have you seen housing prices in California? My house cost $389,000 in 2002 and it's only 750 square feet.

So, how do the "poorest residents" own a home?

Comment: Re:Sooooo...... (Score 5, Informative) 776 776

Very little CGI was used in Mad Max.

"Over 80% of the effects seen in the film are real practical effects, stunts, make-up and sets. CGI was used sparingly mainly to enhance the Namibian landscape, remove stunt rigging and for Charlize Theron's left hand which in the film is a prosthetic arm." http://www.imdb.com/title/tt13...

Comment: Old guy here - pixel art reminds me of bad games (Score 5, Interesting) 175 175

I'm 45. I played Space Invaders in my local bowling alley when it came out - with my limited allowance. I was 10 (it took a while to get the midwest USA).

I hate pixel art. It reminds me of bad games. Why limit yourself to an outdated method?

Gameplay is king, but appearance is important.

Pixel art holds zero nostalgia for me. Give me something that looks good, and plays great, and I will buy it. Pixelated graphics do NOT look good.

Comment: It does get more drivers on the road (Score 2) 96 96

If drivers come to expect surge pricing to be in effect on a given night, "It usually surges on Saturday night," then they will hit the road on that night.

Drivers are not dumb, they can predict when they will make more money, and will work more when there's more profit to be made.

Comment: Re:A proper use for the technology... (Score 1) 36 36

The article mentions using facial recognition, so I assumed they had something working.

As for IDs, I just mean spotting fakes by checking the tell-tales. These days, when a bouncer gets an ID he's not familiar with, he has to pull out a book and look it up.

Most public domain software is free, at least at first glance.

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