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## Comment: Re:brighter? (Score 2)376

by semi-extrinsic (#46232813) Attached to: Laser Headlights Promise More Intense, Controllable Beams

The control system in my car reacts to bumps in the road, and turns the beams in the direction the car is turning.

This is what car manufacturers claim, but it's nowhere near true. The typical slewing time for the optics looks to be about 0.5 seconds from "standard" to "dipped", and that's way too slow for reacting to bumps/potholes when you're going faster than 30. I regularly get blinded by Audis, BMWs and Volvos with factory HIDs, but Mitsubishi seems to be worst. It could perhaps be that they are just worst at controlling chromatic abberations (since blue light blinds you more).

## Comment: Re:brighter? (Score 1)376

by semi-extrinsic (#46232749) Attached to: Laser Headlights Promise More Intense, Controllable Beams
I sincerely doubt that is true. In Norway (which is not in the EU but strives to comply with EU regulations as far as cars are concerned) the limit has been in lumens for almost ten years. It's commonly called "E-marking" which is lumens and directionality combined and dumbed down for the regular person. Ordinary (non-HID) high beams are typically 12.5 points each, good external pencil beams are 40 points each, and you're at most allowed to have 100 points active simultaneously.

## Comment: Re:..you'll be able to scream, 'fire the lasers!'" (Score 1)376

by semi-extrinsic (#46232701) Attached to: Laser Headlights Promise More Intense, Controllable Beams

## Comment: Re:Oh yes (Score 1)459

by semi-extrinsic (#46000341) Attached to: Stop Trying To 'Innovate' Keyboards, You're Just Making Them Worse
On my work keyboard, I've swapped CapsLock and Backspace. I occasionally get frustrated by it, but that's mainly when I ssh into that machine from a laptop at home. I think there's some mental association between "being on the work machine" and "having Backspace on the left hand".

## Comment: Re:Hard to see this flourishing in USA (Score 1)61

by semi-extrinsic (#45980045) Attached to: Paging Dr. MacGyver: Maker Movement Comes To Medical Gear

I doubt that Pierre and Marie Curie would have discovered so much about radioactivity if they had to go through all of your red tape.

Probably not. But their original papers are still too radioactive to touch without wearing protective equipment.

## Comment: Re:It's a hoax (Score 1)375

You could do the same already using scuba tanks made from carbon-fibre-titanium-nanotechnology (yeah I'm just adding buzzwords here). Those would be able to hold much more than 300 bars of pressure. You now why no-one's done that? Because during a normal plain-air dive with a 10 L 300 bar, you're not limited by the tank capacity. You're limited by how long you can stay submerged before you need to do decompression stops.

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