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Laser Powers Lockheed Martin's Stalker Drone For 48 Hours

Kugala Re:Power it from above (129 comments)

Thankfully this is a problem solved by MORE POWER. The most revered of all engineering solutions.

more than 2 years ago

Ron Paul Suggests Axing 5 U.S. Federal Departments (and Budgets)

Kugala Re:Ron Paul... (2247 comments)

How could he be out in the hurricane if we don't know it's coming?

more than 2 years ago

Gaming Mouse Changes Shape For a Custom Fit

Kugala Re:That does look cool (156 comments)

RAT7 has a cord, RAT9 is wireless.

The only thing I miss on it is the Logitec N7's freewheeling mode on the scroll wheel to get through large docs (Or more typically deal with incredibly insensitive camera zooming in games).

That, and that silver wheel just above the thumb? That's a control, it rotates left/right. I have NO idea what to do with it.

more than 3 years ago

VLC 1.1 Forced To Drop Shoutcast Due To AOL Anti-OSS Provision

Kugala Re:AOL makes software? (315 comments)

He should still have enough left.

more than 4 years ago

Can You Trust Chinese Computer Equipment?

Kugala Re:Another reason (460 comments)

They already do; counterfeit parts are a massive issue.

more than 4 years ago

Sharp Rise In Jailing of Online Journalists; Iran May Just Kill Them

Kugala Re:Here's a thought (233 comments)

But what better cover for a spy than a profession that cannot be used as cover for spies?

more than 4 years ago

ASUS Designs Monster Dual-GTX285 4GB Graphics Card

Kugala Re:Dual GPU card (212 comments)

The circuit breaker trips.

more than 5 years ago

Australia, UK To Test Vehicle Speed-Limiting Devices

Kugala Re:But we are all good drivers (859 comments)

No, noone can foresee all possible events. When I refer to planning ahead, I don't really mean that deer that jumps in front of you (Though if you're in a heavily wooded area and near dawn/dusk, slow down a bit and keep an eye out.); I'm referring to what lane you're in, that your turn is coming up, or that the guy in that drive up ahead isn't slowing down enough and maybe you should.

I'm fairly good at getting in the correct lane ahead of time; but just last week I saw an accident from a guy that waited until the last second to cut across 3 lanes into the left turn and clipped a guys bumper. I know enough to nose out carefully into the parking lot drive from an aisle, and to watch for people in those aisles that just pull out. I rode a motorcycle for several years, and learned to carefully pay attention to others, because a motorcycle will always lose.

There's a highway not far from me with a 35 mph limit. It's about a 4 mile stretch with no entrances, and mostly low cut fields on either side with large visibility. There's a cop that sits on that road, every morning and evening, that tags people. The road could easily handle 55-65 mph, and I've yet to see an accident there. More accidents happen on the same road in town because people can't be bothered to check lanes or back off the guy in front of them.

Yeah, there's some more danger at 60 than at 30, that's why you don't use the exact same driving method at higher speeds. But some people will leave a 1' gap at 60; these are the same people that swerve across 3 lanes at 15, and pull out in front of you in parking lots.

more than 5 years ago

Australia, UK To Test Vehicle Speed-Limiting Devices

Kugala Re:That's strange.. (859 comments)

Speed doesn't kill, stupid driving kills. A good driver should be able to determine the appropriate speed for the road, traffic, and conditions. A bad driver will get into accidents anywhere, because they don't pay attention or plan ahead.

more than 5 years ago

Louisiana Rep. Preps State Bill Banning Human-Animal Hybrids

Kugala Re:Fucking Stupid (422 comments)

That was from the ingestion of infected tissues, not splicing in genes.

more than 5 years ago

Tesla CEO Says Gov't Loan Is 99% Sure and Deserved

Kugala Re:1 step forward, 2 steps back (652 comments)

It doesn't matter how often you drive over 200 miles, so long as you do it once. Unless you have another car it's a massive hassle to drive home for the holidays, or whatever reason you have. The main hinderance for alternative fuels in cars has been, is, and will continue to be the range and the refueling time.

more than 5 years ago

Could Fake Phishing Emails Help Fight Spam?

Kugala Re:Seriously? (296 comments)

They probably have, but why kill off an income source for no particular reason?

more than 4 years ago

Mars Desert Research Station Simulates Mars Base

Kugala Re:how about a submarine then? (122 comments)

Weight. One of the largest issues getting anything into even orbit, much less Mars, is weight.

A Delta IV Heavy rocket could get about 14 tons to high orbit. A Virginia class submarine weighs about 8,000 tons. This would take around 570 launches to lift.

Even considering you don't need half the features, there's probably more you do need, so the final product might wind up weighing more.

more than 5 years ago

IRS Eyeballing Virtual World Tax Policies

Kugala Re:feh (226 comments)

Inflation decreases the value of savings more than it decreases the value of income. But if you're living from paycheck to paycheck, any decrease is difficult to handle, regardless if that other guy is getting it worse.

more than 5 years ago

Apple Disables Egyptian iPhones' GPS

Kugala Re:Swell plan (278 comments)

By UAV I'm not referring to the remote controlled toys you buy for a hobby.

In order to execute somthing like this, you're looking at a 50lb or greater lift capability, 200+ km range, a radar or other rangefinding capability, several cameras, inertial nav systems, an uplink capable of handling all this data and punching through urban clutter, limited self-guidance capabilities, stealth materials, and a pretty decent manuevering capability. Essentially, it's a medium range guided missile.

Or, like stated earlier, there's thousands of morons willing to drive a car full of explosives anywhere. If you place no value on human life this is the way to go.

more than 5 years ago

Apple Disables Egyptian iPhones' GPS

Kugala Re:Swell plan (278 comments)

This is why in the past decade we've seen such a massive influx of GPS guided terrorist UAVs?

Developing this sort of technology is not easy, nor foolproof. And UAVs aren't exactly something I can wander down the street and buy. They prefer to use the age old technology of brainwashed morons, that can find their way to targets on their own. They're cheap, effective, and available in large quantities.

Stop being paranoid.

more than 5 years ago

'Greasemonkey' Malware Targets Firefox

Kugala Re:only firefox? (370 comments)

Interestingly, Opera does give the option to disable all scripts on a page whenever one pops a dialog box.

Now if only they could find a way to skip the damned adds that places put now between 2 pages. Even when you block them, you still have a page that says "Click to continue"

more than 5 years ago


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