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Comment: Re:kinda illegal already, by a rule referring to a (Score 1) 156

by rossdee (#48931473) Attached to: Drone Maker Enforces No-Fly Zone Over DC, Hijacking Malware Demonstrated

"the rules of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, the primary hobbyist association*. The AMA bars flight over populated areas, "

I'd bet that 99% of people who have bought a drone in the last 3 years never had any involvrmrent with R/C aircratf before, and never heard of that AMA

"encouraging people to find a cow pasture IR something."

A cow pasture infrared? WTF

I don't think the farmer wants you disturbing his cows

Comment: Re:We Really Don't (Score 1) 152

by rossdee (#48903985) Attached to: How Do We Know the Timeline of the Universe?

"Do you believe the periodic table of elements is local to the Earth, or is it the same elements all over the place?"

I'd say they woould have different names on other planets, and in some parts of the universe there may not be many of the heavy elements, which need a supernova to be made.

(even on this planets, there are some places where Element #13 is called Aluminum, (the proper spelling is Aluminium)

Comment: Endings (Score 1) 216

by rossdee (#48898465) Attached to: Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57

Well, that's what I want to talk to you all about; endings. Now, endings normally happen at the end. But as we all know, endings are just beginnings.
    You know, once these things really get started, it's jolly hard to stop them again. However, as we have all come this far, I think, under the circumstances the best solution is that we all just keep going. Let's keep this going in sight, never an ending. Let's remember that this world wants fresh beginnings.
    I feel here, in this country, and throughout the world, we are crying out for beginnings, beginnings. We never want to hear this word "endings".
    I know we all want to sit down. I know you want to take it easy. Of course we're looking for the good. Of course we're looking for the fresh start.

Comment: Re:Interstellar missions... (Score 0) 211

by rossdee (#48890763) Attached to: At Oxford, a Battery That's Lasted 175 Years -- So Far

"Deep space exploration could benefit from that kind of durability."

Deep space tends to be very cold, and chemical batteries don't do to well in those conditions.

" It's lasted longer than most governments..."

Windows XP has lasted longer than most governments, when you think about it.
Democracies tend to change after a few election cycles, and in the last couple of decades has seen the departure of a number of dictators

Comment: Re:Data about where and how people drive? (Score 1) 238

by rossdee (#48858923) Attached to: Google Thinks the Insurance Industry May Be Ripe For Disruption

If people drive with their cellphones off (or in their tinfoil purse) then Google won't know where they drive

OTOH they should give them a lower premium because they are not driving with their cellphones on, so won't be distracted by texting or answering the phone.

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