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Google Testing Drone Delivery System: 'Project Wing'

ArcadeMan Re: Say what you will but this is cool (52 comments)

Collide with helicopters and planes? Trains and automobiles? Drones aren't high-altitude flyers nor near-ground flyers either. That's like being afraid that our moon's orbit is going to collide with Mars.

4 hours ago
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Google Testing Drone Delivery System: 'Project Wing'

ArcadeMan Re:Google X? Project Wing? (52 comments)

I guess the people at Google think they can force their way into the delivery market.

10 hours ago
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How the World's Fastest Electric Car Is Pushing Wireless Charging Tech

ArcadeMan Re:Not worth it. (45 comments)

Followed that in those region, the water saving was so efficient, that the consumption dropped below critical threshold for the infrastructure. To maintain it, it now needs to be flushed out on regular basis, which in turn lead to a higher overall water need as before the initiatives.

People need to have access to that kind of information so that they can react accordingly, individually. And not buried in twelve sub-levels of the municipal website either. Something easy to access that loads instantly, such as a 100KB website. All you need is the municipality logo (small PNG), maybe a low-details map of the area using the ressources and an easy-to-read status of the system (let's say red, yellow, green, like traffic lights) with a one-sentence description about what each color means.

You could do that for water, electricity, etc.

10 hours ago
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How the World's Fastest Electric Car Is Pushing Wireless Charging Tech

ArcadeMan Re:Quite warm beneath the car, right? (45 comments)

Everyone is talking about climate change, energy efficiency, etc. And the future is supposed to be 30% energy losses everywhere just because people are too lazy to connect fucking cables?

This race is doomed.

10 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

ArcadeMan Re:maybe (349 comments)

À cause que je parle français je suis supposé être anti-anglais?

yesterday
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Fish Raised On Land Give Clues To How Early Animals Left the Seas

ArcadeMan Re:control versus experiment? (62 comments)

And why 111 vs 38 instead of 75 vs 74?

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

ArcadeMan Re:maybe (349 comments)

Only the zealots do that.

2 days ago
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U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

ArcadeMan Re:I like... (601 comments)

Just because it won't solve 100% of the problems doesn't mean it shouldn't be applied as one of multiple solutions.

As for your "recorded half-way through" comment, it would be clear that the video didn't start at the beginning and that the cops arrived late at the scene. If a jury can't understand that, you're fucked anyway.

2 days ago
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Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory

ArcadeMan Re:Hokum (244 comments)

To see the possible alternative outcomes. Just because they're advanced posthumans who survived doesn't mean they took the best path to get there.

2 days ago
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Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory

ArcadeMan I'm ashamed of you guys (244 comments)

145 posts and no one has made the single-word "Whoa" post in reference to Neo from The Matrix.

2 days ago
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UK Prisons Ministry Fined For Lack of Encryption At Prisons

ArcadeMan Walked away? (74 comments)

To make matters worse, one of the unencrypted backup hard drives walked away.

Of course it walked away. Thanks to Hitachi, they can even dance.

2 days ago
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Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

ArcadeMan Re:Progress (314 comments)

I archive all my stuff directly at Netflix.

2 days ago
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Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

ArcadeMan Re:Can we get a tape drive to back this up? (314 comments)

That was true about a decade ago. Since then, the companies have been able to come up with a much better glue to hold the bits to the tape.

2 days ago
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MediaGoblin 0.7.0 "Time Traveler's Delight" Released

ArcadeMan Re:What's MediaGoblin? Do we care? (69 comments)

This is one thing that annoys me with a lot of projects. You may have been working on it for weeks, months or even years, but always assume it's completely unknown to new visitors. The very first thing you need to do is describe on the front page of your Website what your project is.

3 days ago
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MediaGoblin 0.7.0 "Time Traveler's Delight" Released

ArcadeMan Re:Because the summary won't tell you (69 comments)

Hosting doesn't have to be on the Internet. With all the projects out there and after reading the summary, I was wondering why anyone would need a media hosting platform in their house (think local iTunes server for your own files). Turns out it's a Web-based hosting platform like YouTube, etc.

3 days ago

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