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Comment Re:We invented the flying car decades ago. (Score 1) 317

The flying part is not really a problem. Most people can fly small aircraft after and with mass production techniques, they can be cheap.
The problem is making small aircraft as convenient as cars. It means being able to reach most places without needing an additional mean of transportation and travel in most whether conditions.
Also, talking about flying cars usually implies that a significant part of the population have one. It implies very crowded airspaces that current rules and training can't accommodate. Wake turbulence may become a problem too.

Comment Re:Let me know how that works out for you .... (Score 1) 673

He is talking about upgrading, nor repairing.
And usually, upgrading a CPU is not a good idea. It is often closely tied to the RAM and Motherboard and even if you find a compatible CPU, if will probably not perform to its full potential, being limited by the chipset and RAM. Also, your old CPU will certainly become useless, whereas the combo CPU+RAM+Motherboard is easier to reuse.

Comment Do you want thrill or confort ? (Score 1) 382

If you miss the high class, comfortable way of flying, just go first class. It won't change the fact that flying is now mainstream but at least the on-board service won't be that of a "flying bus".
If you miss the thrill of early flying try to make a trip in a small aircraft like a cessna. Not very comfortable but it is certainly a thrill. No airport security, no luggage check, it's just you and the pilot.

Comment Re:Let the lawsuits begin.. (Score 1) 303

- Because it is too big.
- Because it is more expensive
- Magnets are not without problems. I often carry my phone next to my credit card and the magnets in the mag-safe port are strong enough to erase the magnetic strip.
- A phone (or ipod nano !) is much lighter than a laptop. The benefit of having a connector that snaps off when pulled accidentally is greatly reduced. Either the connector will be too weak to hold well in normal situations or it wont prevent the device from falling.

They just need to support the connector properly and it won't break. Because it contains no moving parts, the micro-usb connector can be made pretty sturdy.

Comment Re:LOL (Score 1) 266

There is certainly a higher risk than usual but these monitors are nearly half price.
So even if you break one monitor and have to buy another one, it is just like paying full price.

If you don't want to take risks (even if the expected value is positive) you can probably buy extra insurance.

Comment Re:So, always on DRM? (Score 4, Insightful) 184

The key here is "all the paid content". And I believe it actually means "all the paid content purchased on the official Ouya store". If the device is rootable, nothing prevent developers from making an alternate store that doesn't require authentication.

I think they will use the same strategy as the android market. There is a licensing API but it is up to the developer to chose how to use it : it can be never, once, or every time the app is started, it also support a (configurable) grace period in case you are not always online.

Comment Re:Liability (Score 1) 625

Because there is no air there is no reason for a storm to happen if some material is removed.
A projectile will just be like a bullet fired at a static target. Damage will be done but unless some vital component is affected the train will continue to run. Of course because of the speed, even a small particle will have a lot of kinetic energy but that's all.
As for your millimeter high bump, if there is sufficient shielding it will probably just do some minor damage before being leveled by the passing train.

Comment Re:really?? (Score 1) 1134

In fact the CLI is easier to understand than GUIs for all tasks that are not graphical in nature.
If you think of it, it is just like chatting with you computer : you ask for something, your computer answers. There is a single point of input and a single point of output : no need to look for menus, icons, etc...
It may not be the most efficient way to deal with common actions, especially on mobile apps, and is isn't very sexy but it is easy.

I think that the reason why people think that the CLI is complicated is that most of the time it is used to do complicated things. If such things were integrated into a GUI, it would likely require some even more intricate path of action.

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