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Comment: Re:Alternate use for this technology (Score 1) 127

by Trepidity (#47434271) Attached to: DARPA Successfully Demonstrates Self-Guiding Bullets

That would require some target-identification, while this is just target-tracking. You point at a target and shoot, and the system makes sure the target is hit. Now it could avoid any target you try to shoot at, but that would be a bit silly: a good way to make sure all your bullets miss is to just not fire them!

Comment: better map link (Score 4, Informative) 79

by Trepidity (#47428477) Attached to: SpaceX Wins FAA Permission To Build a Spaceport In Texas

If you can't read the scaled-down map reproduced from the report in the linked blog post, you can either look on p. 54 of the PDF, or else here's the site on OpenStreetMap. It appears it's not just that they're being given permission for the launches, but also that they're being given use of the land: the approved launch site is Texas state-owned land in Boca Chica State Park, which they'll be allowed to construct a facility on, and use for a certain number of days/year.

Comment: Re:Speaking of Tesla (Score 0, Flamebait) 74

by geekoid (#47428137) Attached to: The Oatmeal Convinces Elon Musk To Donate $1 Million To Tesla Museum

"that the huge explosion in Tunguska back in 1908 was caused by Tesla trying to build a time machine.
you're an idiot. In fact, that so idiotic I think it rippled back in time and cause bigfoot's head to explode and THAT'S what caused Tunguska. That is just a plausible as your statement.

Comment: Re: 2 months, but they all quit! (Score 1) 205

by geekoid (#47427671) Attached to: My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

Great, you list the types of places they almost always have bad power.
Unless you 200 suite apartment has a high quality power system., you neighbors blender use could impact you power quality.

I pay less the 5 dollar for all my CFLs, and 5.26 for dim-able Phillips 60 watt bulb. I bought it last weekend.
I bought it to replace a CFL in my sons room that had been there for 4 years, and it's on for over 10 hours a day.

Comment: Re: 2 months, but they all quit! (Score 3, Informative) 205

by geekoid (#47427635) Attached to: My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

It's not irrational to suspect power. BTW: many thing will work fine with dirty power, so keep that in mind.

"When the power is good enough for more than a dozen computers, two laptops, a 60" TV, a LCD projector, an oscope, about $20k worth of stereo equipment, nearly $10k worth of HAM radio equipment, and tons of other electronic equipment, then it must be power that is the problem. If there was a problem, something else would have quit."
You are either a liar or the most ignorant ham operator I have every met when it come to electricity.

"When the power is good enough for more than a dozen computers,"
with a power supply that helps clean the power during conversion from AC to DC.

" an oscope"
really, you have an Oscope, but don't understand how the power coming into it works?

I was going to take the rest part, but instead I'm just going to say, Lights are plug into the AC. There is no converter or batter. Incandescent bulbs can take freq drift, center line drift, bot reduction, and numerous other problems from bad wiring. In fact of you don't have any filters between those device and the wall, THEY could be the cause of dirty power.

FUCK! I jst saw you are AC. I"m not going to cancel because someone might actual need to know this and I've written it already.

You lying prick.

For every bloke who makes his mark, there's half a dozen waiting to rub it out. -- Andy Capp