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Comment: Re:Larger landing area (Score 1) 342

Isn't this what one of the Mars Rovers did? They "flew" it to a landing area by just tilting and then controlling the tilt IIRC. Oh and I completely agree with Sardaukar86, whenever I start thinking I'm hot shit I go watch some SpaceX videos and I'm back to my humble self.

Comment: Re:It's FUCKING EXPENSIVE and the theatre is ANNOY (Score 1) 400

by trybywrench (#48717165) Attached to: Box Office 2014: Moviegoing Hits Two-Decade Low
"That's not entirely fair, they were chasing the Nirvana money - Nevermind had just come out and I am sure everyone saw dollar signs."

I can see that and besides Master of Puppets and And Justice for All were the very peak of the genre. How can you out heavy metal either of those 2 albums? There was no where else to go except a different direction and the tides were turning with grunge anyway.

Comment: fuel weight (Score 3, Insightful) 81

by trybywrench (#48616357) Attached to: SpaceX To Attempt Falcon 9 Landing On Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship
I thought the main limiting factor of lifting mass to space was also having to carry the fuel with you? SpaceX hauls its fuel to get to space and even extra fuel to land. How are they able to afford to lift the extra mass? Are their engines that much more efficient? I'll stop with the questions marks ;)
Biotech

Material Possiblities: A Flying Drone Built From Fungus 52

Posted by timothy
from the mushroom-treatment dept.
Nerval's Lobster writes What if you could construct an unmanned aerial vehicle out of biological material, specifically a lightweight-but-strong one known as mycelium? The vegetative part of a fungus, mycelium is already under consideration as a building material; other materials would include cellulose sheets, layered together into "leather," as well as starches worked into a "bioplastic." While a mushroom-made drone is probably years away from takeoff, a proposal for the device caught some attention at this year's International Genetically Engineered Machine competition. Designed by a team of students from Brown, Spelman, and Stanford Universities in conjunction with researchers from NASA, such a drone would (theoretically) offer a cheap and lightweight way to get a camera and other tools airborne. 'If we want to fly it over wildfires to see where it's spreading, or if there's a nuclear meltdown and we want to fly in to see what's going on with the radioactivity, we can send in the drone and it can send back data without returning,' Ian Hull, a Stanford sophomore involved in the project, told Fast Company.

Comment: Similar project for emulators on iOS (Score 1) 94

by MoronGames (#48310531) Attached to: Internet Archive Launches Arcade of Classic Games In the Browser
I've been working on getting a bunch of emulators (NES, SNES, GB, GBA, Master System, and GameGear) online as well, and set up to use on iPhones on my own website: https://pocketga.me/ I'm also doing online per-account game storage and state saving (not for all systems right now) which makes it pretty convenient to play around with on the go reply

Comment: Glass-pirated movies (Score 1) 357

by MoronGames (#48279577) Attached to: MPAA Bans Google Glass In Theaters
Is there even a market for movies pirated using a Google glass? Seems like it would be one of the most shaky, poor quality videos in existence. I've seen some actual "cam" movies before and even those were very difficult to watch. I'm thinking the only loss in profits they're going to be seeing from Google glass users is that a lot of them will no longer come to see movies in theaters

Comment: Re:I love them (Score 1) 277

by trybywrench (#47974053) Attached to: Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6
"I carry it in my front pants pocket. It snags not more than any other rectangular deice (because it's always the corner that gets snagged by a fold) and I can actually use it to browse the web without unusable mobile versions of websites and without pinchzooming like a deranged person."

Exactly. I use chrome, youtube, maps, and text messaging at least 5x more than I use the actual phone app. My note2 is a little awkward to hold to me ear but, like I said, I'm rarely using the phone. These days, the phone feature is just an app that comes in handy sometimes vs the primary mode of operation.

Comment: more excited about V2V (Score 3, Informative) 185

by trybywrench (#47851725) Attached to: GM To Introduce Hands-Free Driving In Cadillac Model
I hope a V2V API is released, I would love to create an app that hops ahead from car to car and reports back the average speed and brake usage of 10 cars 3 miles ahead of me. Real time traffic congestion avoidance would actually be possible. It would also be cool to know that a car 3 ahead of me has just slammed on their breaks (animal/obstacle in the road etc). All kinds of things come to mind.

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