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Comment: Oblig Dr Strangelove (Score 5, Funny) 475

by seven of five (#48035105) Attached to: Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity
Turgidson: Doctor, you mentioned the ratio of ten women to each man. Now, wouldn't that necessitate the abandonment of the so-called monogamous sexual relationship, I mean, as far as men were concerned?
Strangelove: Regrettably, yes. But it is, you know, a sacrifice required for the future of the human race. I hasten to add that since each man will be required to do prodigious...service along these lines, the women will have to be selected for their sexual characteristics which will have to be of a highly stimulating nature.
Russian Ambassador: I must confess, you have an astonishingly good idea there, Doctor.

Comment: Re:No credit, no NEW car. (Score 1) 904

by seven of five (#47994819) Attached to: Miss a Payment? Your Car Stops Running
Here's the thing though. It may be profitable for the bank to do the loan; they get some of the money, then they get the car back, then they sell the car to someone else. The "Rent-to-Own" outfits count on repos for this reason. The automatic vehicle shutoff is just a new way to enforce the repo part.

+ - Japanese firm showcases 'touchable' 3-D technology->

Submitted by skade88
skade88 (1750548) writes "Unveiling technology that generates touchable 3-D imagery, developers said Monday objects that only exist in the virtual world could be manipulated as if they were real.

Officials of Miraisens, a high-tech firm based outside Tokyo, said the technology, which can be used to improve the gaming experience or allow someone to physically shape objects that exist only on a computer, will soon be available for purchase.

“Touching is an important part of human communication, but until now virtual reality has lacked it,” Chief Executive Natsuo Koda said.

“This technology will give you a sense that you can touch objects in the 3-D world,” said Koda, a former virtual reality researcher for Sony Corp.

It works by fooling the brain, blending what the eye sees with different patterns of vibration created by a small fingertip device, said Norio Nakamura, the inventor of so-called 3D-Haptics Technology and chief technical officer at the firm.

In one demonstration of a prototype head-mounted display, the company showed how the wearer can feel resistance by pushing virtual buttons."

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