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How Would Driver-less Cars Change Motoring?

Kaki Nix Sain Night trips (648 comments)

Forget working or web surfing while the car drives you somewhere... why even be conscious and have to remember the time it takes to get somewhere?

I want self-driving sleeper cars.

Everywhere within 8 hours drive would be just a night's sleep away. Get off work on Friday, sleep, wake up in some mid-point town with a dozen friends from different cities, party for the weekend, as I sleep Sunday night the car gets me back to where I work.

Numerous social and economic knock-on effects follow from self-driving sleeper cars.

more than 2 years ago
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Voyager 1 Beyond Solar Wind

Kaki Nix Sain Re:17.5 billion kilometers (245 comments)

An interesting conjecture, but wouldn't anything using reaction drives light itself up quite nicely when it moved around? That is one of the conclusions over at Atomic Rockets.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Blindsides More AppStore Developers

Kaki Nix Sain Re:Android... (716 comments)

Try AppBrain. It gives you online searching, an install queue, and user defined lists (which I find quite useful for managing possibilities/recommendations I might want to try later).

more than 4 years ago
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Why Apple Is So Sticky

Kaki Nix Sain Re:Because of the kind of people who buy Apple (595 comments)

Largest app store by an order of magnitude (i seldom pay for anything, tons of free stuff available that do what I want)

Just to be a bit pedantic, "order of magnitude" is false. Android's Market has about 66000 applications, Apple's App Store has something just over 200000. So about three times larger. Three times is not an order of magnitude.

more than 4 years ago
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Opera Mini For iPhone Reviewed

Kaki Nix Sain Re:Not very good? (240 comments)

Hey, how is Jolicloud? I tried to run it on in virtual machine to try it out and something in the install hung up past my desire that day to look into it. What's your first hand review?

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Approves Opera Mini For iPhone

Kaki Nix Sain Re:Kudos to Opera (284 comments)

Extreme love of Jailbreakers?

more than 4 years ago
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Flash Comes To the iPad Via RipCode

Kaki Nix Sain Re:Look Ma, another layer of indirection (117 comments)

It's a pity the advertisers won (at least they seem to have done so at the moment) the race against micropayments for how to fund "progress" on the web. Great swaths of the web falling into TV2 type drivel seems almost inevitable now. [This comment brought to you by Folgers.]

more than 4 years ago
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Dwarf Planets Accumulate In Outer Solar System

Kaki Nix Sain Re:Better name (93 comments)

"Potanets"

more than 4 years ago
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Berkeley Gets Willow Garage Robot To Fold Towels

Kaki Nix Sain Foresight on the towel choice (99 comments)

Wouldn't it make the problem easier if the towels had some corner highlighting and a pattern to show the orientation? Then the company that sells you the towel folding robot can be sure to have a towel customer for a while.

more than 4 years ago
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The Economist On Television Over Broadband

Kaki Nix Sain Re:I did it. (220 comments)

Very good. Thank you. Can hardly wait till all the Frontlines ever are there.

more than 5 years ago
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"Dark Flow" Outside Observable Universe

Kaki Nix Sain Re:William James Sidis (583 comments)

Can you imagine the scale of the machinery this battery is supposed to be powering?

Something like this?

more than 5 years ago

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