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Comment: Re:Age (Score 1) 217

by maroberts (#46550063) Attached to: Oppo's New Phone Hits 538 PPI

Both these guys saying stupid and crbbing about battery life must be 40 plus?

Your point is? As a 49 year old I love my all singing all dancing Samsung Note, I like tablets (my family has 3), I like laptops (2). But because of the crappy battery life of all of them I keep a very basic mobile switched off close to hand just in case of an emergency. All of the rest aren't happy unless their charging port has a USB cable/ charger in its ass.

Comment: Re:The numbers (Score 1) 139

by maroberts (#46114245) Attached to: Google's Motorola Adventure: Stinging Defeat, Or Semi-Victory?
You're not wrong, but what often happens is that new patents are acquired by the company as they research their golden goose further. The original patents may have expired, but Motorola almost certainly had a library of patents covering years of research and improvements in the field.

Comment: Re:Hmmm (Score 1) 323

by maroberts (#45910863) Attached to: Cartels Are Using Firetruck-Sized Drillers To Make Drug Pipelines
GPS is quite good nowadays so navigation shouldn't be a problem at any altitude. A large drone would not have a big radar cross section if made of the right materials, which don't have to be super advanced. I suspect making the body out of something like Kevlar and shrouding the engine would go a long way to making an effective drugs drone. The main problem would be landing it, probably best achieved by manual control at the far end.

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