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Comment Why not require a minimum % residency to be legal? (Score 1) 211

If the lawmakers are really just concerned about companies doing lots of short-term rentals of otherwise unoccupied spaces, then why not target the bill at them specifically (by including a residency requirement) instead of just outlawing all short-term rentals?

Comment Re:TFA devoid of detail (Score 1) 25

The security advisory says that the update filters out QWERTY packets received from the mouse. My take is that it just prevents keystrokes from being input through the mouse interface.

It still doesn't mean that the interface is secure; it just has one fewer holes than it had before. If you want security, don't use wireless devices.

Comment Requirement should be Logic / Algorithms, not CS (Score 1) 209

What is important in CS is the unchanging core: logic & algorithms. Kids need to understand logical thinking and step-by-step problem solving.
Oh, and one more thing: documentation. Kids need to be able to explain to others what they've done.

Get that right; all the rest is window dressing.

Comment Re:Improve them (Score 1) 403

This, among others. If you're going to do videos, do them well. If you can't do them well, don't bother.

Have decent quality sound, properly leveled.

Don't just have wandering discourse: edit it down to the meat of the matter. (Don't waste our time.)

Never auto-play anything.

The list goes on...

Comment Re:therefore the roads should be redesigned (Score 1) 582

Many people say that the problem is the speed limit. It may be better to look at this from the other side: If, for proper safety of the neighborhood, the cars should only be going 25 mph, then the roads should be redesigned such that cars can only go 25 mph.

This can be done several ways:
- speed bumps
- adding islands to intersections that must be driven around
- extending curbs into the street to make straight streets curvy
- blocking off some streets (or making some parts one-way)
- etc.

Comment POE + USB Lipo adapter (Score 2) 81

It seems like you just need to combine your POE adapter with a USB "lipo" adapter.
The latter are meant to attach to a lipo battery (7.4V - 22.2V) and provide 5V for USB charging.
(Of course, you can use any DC power source as input, not just lipo batteries.)
You can search Ebay for "usb lipo mobile charger" to find them, starting at $5 for basic ones.

Comment "Big Nose" problem. (Score 1) 79

The displays on this headset are angled apart, which means that both eyes cannot see both edges of both displays. If the left eye can't see much over to the right (and correspondingly, the right eye can't see much over to the left), then this display will suffer from the "big nose" problem. It's like when you place your flattened hand perpendicular to your face between your eyes.

The number I'd like to see is what the 100% overlap FOV is. That is, what's the FOV where both eyes can see the same imagery?

Comment Re:Link to the drones (Score 1) 98

You should check out HobbyKing.com to see what kind of stuff is available (under "multirotors"). You can buy the parts at lots of places. I frequent Ebay to find deals, but there are many specialty online stores that sell this stuff.

You should also visit rcgroups.com and read up (again under "multirotors") to see what the community is doing and find reviews and answers to questions.

You can buy prebuilt, or you can buy parts and assemble. Figuring out what works with what can be a bit of a pain, since descriptions can be sparse. But most questions can be answered by searching rcgroups.com.

If you really shop for bargains, you could put together an entire 250 FPV setup for about $250. That's for the craft, r/c transmitter, camera with transmitter, video receiver with display, and battery with charger. But $300 might be a more realistic starting budget.

Comment Re:Prop shrouds (Score 2) 98

First off, these races should be held on closed courses with spectators kept well out of the crafts' potential paths.

Second, these are usually 250mm/10" class drones that are fairly small. Plastic props are usually required (no carbon fiber). Sure, they'd hurt if they hit you, but should do little damage (usually).

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