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Comment Re:Hey let's keep going... (Score 1) 83

Peruvians are food champions, to each its own. And, were they considering the Andes as part of their coverage report? Possibly not, it would be ridiculous to compare basically a flat land (UK) against the massive challenge the Andes are. Say, who is looking for 4G coverage when they are in the himalayas? Also, Peru has dense rainforests with no roads and inaccessible places everywhere. Cell phone population does not justify investments in cell towers in the Andes or the amazon area. Enjoy the (radio) Silence.

Comment Star Trek is the present and the future (Score 1) 359

I do not care too much about star wars, but Star Strek touches me, as so did the matrix movie, some of you will understand. Star Trek brings the message that humanity has made contact and taken its place in the concert of planets as an advanced civilisation. Not only that, but it will help other planets to evolve. I am not sure where Gene Roddenberry was taking all these ideas from but my guess is that quite a few concepts presented there (replicators, beams, energy, healing, wealth, lack of money, multiple races, etc, etc) aren`t just imagination of the writers. The metaphysical messages are there as parables for those who are able to understand (I recall the episode Janeway vs. the Archons Listen folks: We are heading for a Star Trek future and there is nothing that will stop it from happening.

Comment Re:This program won't be very successful (Score 1) 155

Not really only for the well to do! A few years ago, if you were going to get a Nissan Leaf under one of their programs, you could lease the car for only €199/month. At this moment, I have many friends seriously pondering about becoming electric car drivers themselves and they are not thinking Tesla S necessarily, because there are other options. Some of them do not even need a 2000€ power socket installed which is not really necessary if you are going to charge overnight. Notice that for businesses, the government has being already helping for some time. The issue is that Germany is a country full of (car) companies which are very slow to move to new areas, but now they are feeling the heat and are getting more in the game and even talking about "überholen" (overtake) in the electric car arena. Funny how a few years ago, I went shopping for electric cars and the dealers tried to persuade me by all means to get something else. Now, it will be my turn to give them the cheeky smile >:), and if I buy a Tesla, I may never see them again. So, I welcome subsidies for electric cars, it is our taxpaying money anyway.

Comment Re:Combustion Engines Are Inefficient (Score 1) 150

Interesting, but still, if you numbers are correct, this only applies to a Prius, which is a hybrid (half electric) which represents a very small percentage of all cars on the road, and there are not that many cars with such efficiency either. You are also not considering the PRODUCTION and TRANSPORTATION of fuels, which also amount for a large % in reduction of energy. As awareness for health and the environment grows, and given that all ICEs produce fumes toxic for humans, I can predict there will be a law in the future PROHIBITING them all. All cars needs electricity to run, but with modern technology just electricity. The rest is optional. Greetz angel'o'sphere.

Comment One thing missing (Score 1) 228

One thing missing from the new and fan made star trek movies is the fascination, and the mysticism which Gene Roddenberry used to give. Nowadays is all about "lets kill the ugly aliens that are trying to destroy us" rather than, lets see what is out there, and all the great examples of technologies that we have been able to make reality today (like audio-video conferencing) and others we are working on like the replicators (getting close with 3D printers). “For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain. If people need religion, ignore them and maybe they will ignore you, and you can go on with your life. It wasn't until I was beginning to do Star Trek that the subject of religion arose. What brought it up was that people were saying that I would have a chaplain on board the Enterprise. I replied, "No, we don't.” Gene Roddenberry

Comment Condolences (Score 1) 411

Kudos for a great, generations-inspiring life, he will be welcomed by a cheering crowd out there. Condolences to all family, friends and fans. In the meantime I could not but look into the way the universe is opening to us and exclaim "fascinating."

Comment Re:Electric. (Score 1) 659

My first laptop was a noisy brick with a 486 chip, 8 MB ram, 800x600 px res., 1 hour battery life max., cant remember hard drive size, DOS/win3.1 :). I am writing this on a silent laptop, 16GB Ram, 2880x1800 px res. with 8 hours of battery life, and SSD storage. OSX 10.9.3. We as collective did this. We learn the laws of nature. If it does not exist, we invent it. If it does work, we improve it. I am enthusiastic!. Development is accelerating, cars drive themselves now. Using mainly dino-corpse to power our hi-tech gadgets is antagonistic to the direction we are taking. Solar and wind work but they are toys, we need more terawatts, we are working on it. I won`t bet on when or who is going to do this, but it is coming, as I see over-unity devices popping up everywhere. It reminds me of the computer fairs of old.

Comment Re:Electric. (Score 2) 659

Electric! Electric! I have one electric car and I like it like no other car I have had. The problem is that all those mechanical engineers do not do volts and amps so they are struggling to give us something they can do, but it is just a matter of time before there is a breakthrough in battery or power supply technology, like this for ex (300 miles of power) which was just announced:

Comment An idea (Score 1) 176

Here is my idea: Automatic vacuum cleaners search for their charging spot before running out of power. Do apply this "search for power" to a car, something like this: You park your car on top of a simple robotic charger (it can even take control of the car when in very close proximity), the charger looks for your cars contacts, negotiates a secret token, the car opens its contacts, and the charger plugs to it with proper hi-power copper plugs. No noisy, cancer producing, water boiling wireless charging, and full efficiency. Once charge is done, it disconnect and everything goes to sleep. Want to have better climate inside your car before you go? Push the button on your mobile, and the robot (re)connects and supplies the power for the air conditioning. Want to leave before charging is done? No problem, push the power button long enough and the charger unplugs, returns vehicle control to the driver and "off" you go! :D

Comment Re:Never (Score 1) 606

The only possibility to avoiding crashing in the air with other "car" would be to give the control to a super cyber, and the machine itself as a backup. I estimate that if we actually wake up as as society, it would not take us more than 20 years to accomplish this. Check out how there are already BMWs driving around race tracks maximum speed without driver intervention, check out how they are equipped with radars so they do not collision against other object, and also check out how they can help the driver already in a dangerous situation. Who wouldn`t like to arrive faster to a destination by downloading from a central computer the optimum route (anonymously for those who care about privacy)?. We are sitting on a whole lot of techno that needs to be put to good use, independent of the decisions of for-profit corps.

Comment Re:The anthropic cop-out (Score 2) 344

The unusual circumstance is that we are indeed in a time-bubble. We live in an alternate time, and it is coming to an end (Jesus explained it as the end of TIMES, he new there was more than one time).
Think about this situation as an spiral moving upward (the real time) and another one, which finally blends in (the alternate time), and I guess you know when that date is. It pleases me how science confirms this information, and others, time after time.

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