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Comment Re:...actually that's kinda cool. (Score 1) 89

Now... if the charger also somehow wirelessly allowed your phone to interface to the screen... you'd have something, but we won't see bluetooth-like connectivity to displays for a probably five or six years down the road, at least.

Ohh you mean like this,3622.htmlgaming keyboard does since 2013?

Comment Re:...actually that's kinda cool. (Score 1) 89

You know they have qi chargers and stands that are like 15-50$ that do the same thing. It's nothing new. It's not as if these were similar things that needed to be combined.
Might as well put a mountain dew dispenser on a monitor and call it a revolution.

Comment Re:Feminist vs egalitarian (Score 1) 557

she says she's not an egalitarian because she's only interesting in advocating rights for females.
Why? Because they start out with less rights than men (in her view).
Personally i believe she just doesn't like the word egalitarian and wants to identify as a feminist without realizing it's the same thing logically.

Comment Re:Are drones really THAT dangerous? (Score -1, Troll) 368

I really hate these what if scenarios. Has anything like that ever happened? And if not, what are the reasonable expectations that it could happen in the future?
All of this drone nonsense is just hyperbole to the extreme. I have never heard of a drone colliding with a helicopter. Also because airspace below a certain altitude is public space where one can fly such a drone legally, it's kind of a grey area as when not to fly drones in that space.
Emergency services are all fine and dandy, but i have seen video of firefighters purposely trying to knock down a drone that's flying a good 100+ft away from them with a pressurized hose for no good reason.
Either you make it illegal and propose fines for people flying drones in restricted airspace (and you better damn well have a way of communicating when and where a restricted airspace is) or you suck it up and figure out a way to keep your personnel safe.
You do not allow people to arbitrarily destroy private property.

Comment Re:Your post doesn't conform to their prejudice (Score 1) 674

... well if you didn't want to redesign everything, you could you know, have a custom outlet and a custom extension/converter back to the normal plug you're used to. That way you don't need specialized equipment manufactured to use it.
Or you could put it under lock and key.
Or you could put a switch which energizes the outlet.
Or put the outlet on a timer in which it's only energized when the cleaning crew is scheduled to use it.
There are literally hundreds of easy to do schemes which don't rely on the kindness of people to function correctly.
I am not a lawyer, but it kind of sounds like the law he was charged with (or accused of) was really meant to stop people from stealing service for their entire household by installing a faulty meter or some sort of meter bypass device. It wasn't meant to stop people from using cents of electricity. Unless of course up to 5 years sounds like a reasonable punishment for that kind of crime.

Comment why is this even a thing? (Score 2) 141

Seriously, who cares? Poor starving artists don't get paid? Then they should sign for better royalty rates. Spotify/apple/pandora does not set the rates which artists get paid. That's all up to the record labels and the artists who have contracts. There's the whole other mess associated with the government approved collection agencies which only gives money to member artists. If you create something and it's played seldomly and it's not part of any big label, then fat chance you'll see even a penny.
The idea isn't to give starving artists any extra money, it's to give the copyright holders even more cash through streaming.

Comment what tech would i want in my house? (Score 1) 557

cat 7a in every room
faraday cage in every room.
biometric door locks in every room
Solar panels with hydrogen energy storage (split water during the way, combine at night for energy).
Underground storage for cars
Intruder detection system
Unlocked honeypot rear entrance for intruders
Intruder elimination system (gun turrets, tasers and gas)
building super structure to withstand bombs
Underground base via elevator
Secure wet lab
Manufacturing setup via 3d printers
Underground secret submarine bay
Backup fusion reactor for power

The goal of science is to build better mousetraps. The goal of nature is to build better mice.