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Comment: Consider the benefits... (Score 1) 314

by tx_derf (#30166308) Attached to: Intel Says Brain Implants Could Control Computers By 2020
I really don't want to have an implant in my head for people to "keylog" or pop up spam, et al. However, this could really benefit medical science by giving the physically disabled a means to work computers more easily. Not only that but this technology can be used in medical science. One could control a prosthesis or other equipment with much greater control. Accident victims and soldiers who have lost limbs may even be able to regain near 100% function, even with something as intricate as a working hand. People with debilitating diseases or conditions, Stephen Hawking comes to mind, would be able to enjoy much more independence with the right equipment being driven by their still very capable mind. While the potential for abuse exists and must be guarded against, I see the potential benefits making this technology worth pursuing.

Comment: Re:Only $1.25 Billion? (Score 1) 165

by tx_derf (#30075586) Attached to: Intel and AMD Settle Antitrust, Patent Lawsuits
At a time when cash flow is low, being able to walk away from the immediate cost of pursuing the lawsuits really helps AMD out. They no longer have to pay all the lawyers who were pursuing this case. They can use the difference to shore up profits or even invest in developing new product. I'm sure they could have gotten a lot more with a final settlement but at what cost? Now (most) everything is settled and they can shift their focus back to trying to catch up to Intel.

Comment: A source of CO2... (Score 1) 402

by tx_derf (#29131775) Attached to: US Navy Tries To Turn Seawater Into Jet Fuel

They say they want a better source for CO2 than the sea water...

If only there were some source for CO2 that was readily available. One which is rich in CO2, *breathe* or even had a surplus. *breathe* We could even help to reduce the quantity of CO2 in this source that might have too much due to pollution... *breathe*

Wouldn't it be cool if there was a source as plentiful as the air we breathe...

After Goliath's defeat, giants ceased to command respect. - Freeman Dyson