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US Army Wants Weapon To Destroy Drone Swarms

Joshua Fan Re:yeah... (207 comments)

Yup. We can simply reuse existing IED jammers. The only way to get past those would be to fly those drones by wire.

4 days ago

The Missing Piece of the Smart Home Revolution: The Operating System

Joshua Fan Re:I'm at a loss. And I RTFA (252 comments)

Upvote this guy so no one else does brain damage to themselves by RTFA.

about three weeks ago

iOS 8 Review

Joshua Fan Re:Nerd fight (216 comments)

My Nokia 2610 beats the tar out of every smartphone in the drop test arena AND I don't have to worry about whether I charged it today. Dumbphone > deadphone.

about 4 months ago

First Evidence That Google's Quantum Computer May Not Be Quantum After All

Joshua Fan You know what you have to do, Google... (224 comments)

No conventional computer can replicate a quantum computer's processes. The only way to check your quantum computer's results... is to buy another one.

about a year ago

Google Removes "Search Nearby" Function From Updated Google Maps

Joshua Fan Re:What's happened to google? (255 comments)

Seriously. This is the dark ages for Google. I smell the work of pointy-haired MBAs.

1 year,9 days

Smart Cars: Too Distracting?

Joshua Fan Re:User interface design (180 comments)

Prompting the user with wrong or irrelevant information also conditions to user to ignore the information, making the prompt useless for the times the information is actually relevant.

about a year ago

U.S. 5X Battery Research Sets Three Paths For Replacing Lithium

Joshua Fan Why are taxpayers funding this research? (172 comments)

Aren't the commercial implications of such an advancement enticing enough to make the private sector throw many more millions, if not billions, into this research, if they haven't done so already? Granted, they would only allow new batteries to come to market if they lasted for fewer charge cycles.

about a year ago

New Framework For Programming Unreliable Chips

Joshua Fan Re:Hmmm ... (128 comments)

All in preparation for next big thing after that... MORE accurate hardware! 6.24% more!

about a year ago

New High Tech $100 Bills Start To Circulate Today

Joshua Fan Re:It's not... green? (302 comments)

It's Matrix money. It could only harm you to analyze it too deeply.

about a year ago

Popular Science Is Getting Rid of Comments

Joshua Fan Re:Hurrah Slashdot! (473 comments)

I can't fathom why an institution grounded in the scientific method couldn't scientifically develop an effective participant-moderated comment system.

about a year ago

Why Is Microsoft Setting More Money On Fire With Surface 2?

Joshua Fan Re:It looks fantastic! (616 comments)

There's rumors an LTE version will be announced soon.

about a year ago

Physicists Discover Geometry Underlying Particle Physics

Joshua Fan Re:space & time as emergent properties (600 comments)

But over an average of many observations, the path of a particle is seen to be able to be obstructed and prevent the interaction from occuring where it would have had there not been an obstruction, i.e. shadows cast by objects blocking light sources.

Also, radiation is proven to take time to traverse space, i.e. when communicating with a satellite.

about a year ago

No Child Left Untableted

Joshua Fan Student remember best by writing notes (214 comments)

This is a well known fact. Personal electronic gadgets can only distract, or make the learning process more efficient, reducing mnemonics that help retention.

about a year ago

HDMI 2.0 Officially Announced

Joshua Fan Re:Physical cables the same? (293 comments)

Nice to see that they seem to have planned ahead in the original physical specs.

about a year ago

Microsoft Has 1 Million Servers. So What?

Joshua Fan Re:could be double speak (172 comments)

Hey now, 5 billion transistors!

about a year and a half ago

SpaceX Grasshopper Launch Filmed From Drone Helicopter

Joshua Fan How does it "navigate"? (71 comments)

I don't see any control surfaces or retrothrusters, and rocket engine only has a single nozzle. How does it steer? Maybe an internal gyro?

about a year and a half ago



The Bomb Buried In Obamacare Explodes Today

Joshua Fan Joshua Fan writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Joshua Fan (1733100) writes ""...[A] provision of the law, called the medical loss ratio, that requires health insurance companies to spend 80% of the consumers’ premium dollars they collect—85% for large group insurers—on actual medical care rather than overhead, marketing expenses and profit. Failure on the part of insurers to meet this requirement will result in the insurers having to send their customers a rebate check representing the amount in which they underspend on actual medical care."

"So, can private health insurance companies manage to make a profit when they actually have to spend premium receipts taking care of their customers’ health needs as promised?

Not a chance-and they know it. Indeed, we are already seeing the parent companies who own these insurance operations fleeing into other types of investments. They know what we should all know – we are now on an inescapable path to a single-payer system for most Americans and thank goodness for it.""

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