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Comment Re:Not seeing a car, here (Score 1) 175

100% right. If this is a car then a Cessna 172 is also a car.

Just because it has wheels and can taxi around doesn't make it a car. They'll need something to remove or stowe the wings before it can be used on public roads. That will make it a lot heavier, eating into any useful load the aircraft may have. It's a long way from prototype to product.

Instead of having hip music in the demo movie, I'd like to hear what noise level this contraption produces.

Comment Re:Video Genie EG-3003 (Score 1) 857

This was a TRS-80 clone. Came with 16K, a built-in cassette deck and power supply, and it was 99% compatible with the TRS-80 Model-1

I got mine from a friend who had his computer destroyed by a nearby lightning strike. We spent weeks trying to figure out the problem(s).
When he bought a new one, he gave the old one to me. Without further debugging I removed all TTL chips (couldn't afford replacing the CPU or memory), and much to my surprise the system sprung back to life!

Since then I've had a Grundy 8002 CP/M system (8" floppy, 4MB harddisk(!)) and built my own CP/M system on breadboard, based on a Hitachi HD64180. Can't imagine how I ever found the time back tehen.

Comment Stop these bullshit lists (Score 1) 124

I call bullshit. Sending email shouldn't be free. It should cost money. It's a service and there is no such thing as a free lunch. We should kill email as we know it and introduce a system that costs money. Even a single penny for each email would be enough to stop spammers. Their business model would no longer work.

Comment Re:SCSI Voodoo (Score 1) 615

Obviously, given my nick, I can't resist to respond to this one ;-) SCSI and termination was a black art at the days, especially when mixing narrow and wide SCSI. Don't mix LVD and HVD or the magic smoke may escape!

Incidentally I still have a parallel SCSI adapter in my Windows 10 PC. Took a bit of work (Convince a Win2k8 LSI server driver that it should install), but I now have access to my Exabyte VXA-2 tape drive.

Comment Re:Frank Yu doesn't know what he's talking about. (Score 0, Troll) 278

The sheets of silicon need to be produced and replaced regularly with huge environmental impact. Those 'elegant' windmills ruin the sight, are very noisy, very expensive to operate and maintain, and generate flicker vertigo. Here's a small exampe of what thos 'elegant' windmills look like, from a pro-wind site: http://www.milieubewust.net/du...

You really call this elegant? And remember that the country must be plastered with these things to get even close to the energy output of a single modern nuclear plant.

Comment Re:DAB is awesome (Score 1) 303

I have both DAB+ and FM in my car (Swedish Volvo), and I live in the Netherlands, a small, totally flat country. These circumstances should be perfect for DAB+. Even so, it drops out at random places where FM works just fine.

Looking at Norway, unless they plaster the country with transmitters, there's no way they can arrange proper coverage for DAB+.

Comment Re: No, that's not it (Score 1) 333

The real problem isn't Facebook, Twitter, the Russians, Chinese or whatever.

The real problem is who gets to decide what news is real or fake.

This is no more or less than an attempt to set up a 'Ministry of Truth'. People are very easy to manipulate, and having a system to gauge 'news' gives anyone immense power over those people.

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