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Comment: Re: Only geeks... (Score 1) 125

by oic0 (#47602767) Attached to: Robotic Suit Gives Shipyard Workers Super Strength
Average weight of a south Korean male is 70kg, so almost 43% of their body weight. I agree though, wimpy. I can't imagine bothering to put it on. Even if it's additive to your current strength, it would be a waste of time. If you are constantly moving stuff that heavy you could do it faster with a forklift. If you are constantly moving lighter stuff you can do it faster without the suit.

Comment: They are neglecting over time proffit (Score 2) 306

by oic0 (#47570709) Attached to: Amazon's eBook Math
Its likely best to start a book at 15 and slowly drop it down, just like like every other entertainment medium.... and like they already do by releasing hard backs first. The price thing is true though. I read a lot, I probably buy 2 or 3 books a week and when I am digging for books to buy I give a lot more consideration to cheap books. More expensive books are given much lower priority when I am considering what to buy. I wouldnt even consider a $15 book and a $10 is barely within consideration. $3 is more like it and $6 being a stretch.

Comment: Re:Supersize Meal... and a Diet Coke. (Score 1) 216

by oic0 (#47332137) Attached to: Toyota's Fuel Cell Car To Launch In Japan Next March
That's because small cars are easier to drive and most drivers are pretty unskilled. Walk through a parking lot looking for poorly parked vehicles and most of them are going go be behemoths. The drivers have no concept of where the vehicle is in relation to the stuff around it. That doesn't help matters for the person in the small car, it just means the best case scenario is to be in a behemoth and know how to operate it.

Comment: Re:Supersize Meal... and a Diet Coke. (Score 2) 216

by oic0 (#47318819) Attached to: Toyota's Fuel Cell Car To Launch In Japan Next March
Because she probably has kids. Everyone wants their kids to be safe. If everyone else is in a 5000lb suv and you are in a mini, one good punt from an inattentive SUV and your kids are hospitalized or dead while the SUV lady's rug rats are fine. Someone puts their safety ahead of others, then it's a ridiculous arms race to keep up or be crushed. I'm not putting my hypothetical kids in a 1800lb car on an busy American interstate until everyone else is in them too.

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