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Comment You have to contract / set up a firm (Score 5, Insightful) 472

Set up a firm, start networking. If you deliver projects on time and budget then you will soon have more business than you know what to do with. Ultimately this strategy will work out better for you in the long run, but is more challenging to get going.

Generally speaking, if you have real talent, you are a sucker to work for someone else.

Comment Crypto? (Score 2, Interesting) 93

One of the big problems with these devices is no encryption. I don't want to be compelled to bury myself depending on what legal situation one may become involved with.

I've been looking at homebrewing my own solution for awhile but haven't gotten around to it yet.

Has anyone solved this problem ?

Comment Missing the obvious solution.. (Score 2) 558

Fingerprint approaches just are not going to work, because the environment is insufficiently controlled.

Why not either design the assault rifle to use a small implantable RFID key device, that is coded to you and works every time? If it's implantable, it's always there..

That strikes me as a simple and elegant solution. You're always going to need a battery, but the power level might be low enough to measure the lifetime in years.


Another approach would be to code the ammunition not the rifle, and electrically detonate it. That way you could have a fresh "battery" every time. Likely cost prohibitive, however.

There's a few hundred million weapons in the US now anyway, millions more sold every year. I think the horse left the barn some time ago.. making this kind of moot.

If I ran the kingdom in light of the above, I'd have mandatory practical firearms training for every high school student. That'd make too much sense, though..

Comment Re:Not good for long haul use (Score 1) 104

They're not proposing using this for longhaul - although, there are lots of longhaul microwave links. You design for the fade margin and availability you need taking into consideration the rain fade. No big deal. These issues are common to all microwave links.

The point of TFA, and the exciting thing about this technology is it provides a way to do last mile distribution potentially to homes, in a multi-gigbit class. If the manufacturing cost goes down, this does provide a interesting solution to the distribution problem for low-density areas.

Running fiber along main trunks isn't that expensive. Getting it off the main trunks to people's houses in the country makes it cost-prohibitive.

Submission + - Cold fusion, I mean, LENR paper released 1

scorp1us writes: On May 16th a Arxiv paper was released which describes the testing of a power source orders of magnitude above chemical energies and densities, without any nuclear hazard.

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