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Comment Re:Designed by people who have ... (Score 1) 138

I think this is just an exercise for publicity, but the connection issues to the pods are not that difficult with current technology. If the pods must remain powered up and connected, then a flexible cable race can be built into the channel the pod rides on. If not, then it's even easier. The connections are just a scaled-up version of the mechanisms used for robotic disk and tape systems in play already.

Comment How do they fare in colder climates? (Score 4, Interesting) 904

How reliable are they in winter driving conditions? How is the battery efficiency affected by temperature? What about cabin heating? I'm having a hard time seeing any of the current crop being adopted for year-round use in areas that get more than a smattering of snow, or a few days below freezing per year.

Comment Re:STEM is the new liberal arts degree (Score 1) 174

Liberal Arts education long ago stopped being about becoming a well-rounded, intelligent individual and became an indoctrination in fitting in to the social machine. STEM degrees are going the same way, churning out cogs for the machine, willing to take whatever they can get to pay off the indentured bond.

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