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Comment: Awesome Concept (Score 1, Insightful) 63

by l0ungeb0y (#48014695) Attached to: Nixie Wearable Drone Camera Flies Off Your Wrist
This is a freaking fantastic piece of tech -- but it really needs to be given a much larger budget and a better design team to make this something the masses would wear. But for a prototype, it's just fine. Hopefully someone with the design sense of Apple will buy them and take this to the next level. Other applications like a Personal Assistant or Scout would be great add-ons for usage as well.

Comment: Not Humanly Possible != Impracticle (Score 2) 442

by l0ungeb0y (#48014423) Attached to: The Physics of Space Battles
I remember seeing something a few years back that made the case that Ship to Ship space battles would be fought by AI Drones. Due to the extreme 3D maneuverability of small craft with thrusters , humans wouldn't stand a chance against machines capable of making advanced tactical calculations in milliseconds. Whether or not projectiles would trump high powered energy weapons would depend on the sorts of shielding and materials in use to create spacecraft with. However, a rapid fire rail gun does seem like it would be ideal for close quarters combat and require less energy to penetrate shielding and armor. But perhaps more exotic ammo than slugs would be more useful, imagine a round that on impact would release rapidly replicating nano-bots that eat through the ship's hull until there was no ship or deliver an EMP to disable the systems.

Comment: They Hadn't Already? (Score 4, Insightful) 115

by l0ungeb0y (#48011693) Attached to: Yahoo Shuttering Its Web Directory
Last time I saw the Yahoo Web Directory was circa 1999 -- and it was an outmoded next to useless service back then compared to Yahoo search (which was top dog at the time) I had just assumed they'd shuttered it, what with Google kicking their ass so hard that they all but left the Search market to focus on acquiring trendy startups in other areas so they could run them into the same sort of irrelevancy they did with Search.

Comment: Re:Federal Overreach (Score 4, Insightful) 156

by l0ungeb0y (#47941545) Attached to: Dealership Commentator: Tesla's Going To Win In Every State
Yeah, except that a single company shouldn't have to spend a bajillion dollars in order to be able to sell cars without having to kowtow down to dealer cartels. That's why the Federal Government needs to get involved -- no one should have to sell their product through a middleman.

Comment: Multi-Use Emergency Go Bags (Score 3, Informative) 191

by l0ungeb0y (#47744121) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: How Prepared Are You For an Earthquake?
I have 3 identical Backpacks that contain the following 1 Pump Action Shot Gun 1 .45 handgun 10 boxes of ammo for each gun 1 machete 1 Spyder hunting/Utility knife Magnesium Firestarter LED Flashlight Compass a couple dozen dehydrated meals Sumo mini cooker 4 propane cans for teh Sumo 2 gallons of Water A couple pouches of Beef Jerky Bivy Sack Tarp 2 20" lengths of nylon rope 1 travel sized 1st Aid kit I keep one in my Car, one at home in the Hall Closet and one as a GeoStash out in an outlaying sparsely populated area I can get to by foot if needed. The contents of these bags are very versatile and will cover me in the case of Zombie Apocalypse, Governmental Collapse/Tyranny, Alien Invasion and oh yes... Earth Quakes

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