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NASA Developing Robotic Satellite Refueling System

SavSoul Conveniently Glazed Over Usability (30 comments)

It's fantastic that you can get that mileage in a car that is inconvenient, small, terrible range. BMW didn't win anything other than an aerodynamics and weight contest. I saw a Tesla Model S competing quite well on the 1/4 mile against Porche, Audi, and.. yeah It smoked a BMW M3 (I am assuming due to driver error). The key was it was quite a capable machine that after a full day of racing drove home and got 75 MPG on the freeway back to the drivers house.

about 6 months ago

The Web Won't Be Safe Or Secure Until We Break It

SavSoul Brilliant! (180 comments)

Did he just re-invent client-server desktop apps?

about 2 years ago

Joyent Drops Lifetime Account Holders

SavSoul This happened to me (443 comments)

I was involved in a similar situation where I had free rentals for life with a purchase of a VCR. They had a pitiful movie selection but it was still a good deal. Eventually, they decided to drop the rental portion of the business and effectively said too bad. A quick lawsuit later I had my full purchase price back in my hands. Not a lawyer but it was about 2 hour total to file in small claims and prove my membership and lifetime certificate.

more than 2 years ago

Want To Get Kids Interested In Programming? Teach Them Computer History

SavSoul Please no history lessons (200 comments)

This is what I was taught, I wanted to stab my teacher. I just wanted to make games. History of gaming, maybe, history of computing...zzzz

more than 2 years ago

Vision Problems For Some Returning Astronauts

SavSoul Artificial Gravity (203 comments)

Wouldn't this be solved by building a ring ship with artificial gravity?

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Exposes Locations of PCs and Phones

SavSoul Re:Device Control (96 comments)

I need to RTFA

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Exposes Locations of PCs and Phones

SavSoul Device Control (96 comments)

It would be nice if devices had the ability to limit the GPS accuracy for all applications. Something that would allow them to return circular (Spherical?) regions that are defined to fall on a LAT/LON boundry so it doesn't place you in the center of the circle. Have the lowest region be exact LAT/LON, then 100 meters, 1km, 10km, 100km and off. This would only be helpful if the device itself did it to prevent companies with no common sense from doing this.

more than 3 years ago

Google Cars Drive Themselves, In Traffic

SavSoul Re:awful, awful awful awful (293 comments)

The difference is a person can tell if they are feeling well and will not have a mass failure all at once (occasionally heart attacks or strokes cause driving issues but out of millions of drivers the numbers are low) The question is can the computer handle when it has a sudden reboot because of a overheating device or a short circuit across the main bus. Even if it can't you would have to weigh potential total failure of the computer system with how many drunks and poor drivers (those who cause unintended accidents due to incompetence.) there are on the road and find out which is the net positive. I am guessing the computer will do a better job even if the failure rate was fairly high. It is way to much to ask that everyone takes a precision driving course and actually pays attention and acts responsibly so your theory about the computer doing better sounds accurate.

more than 3 years ago

Drug Catapult Found At US-Mexico Border

SavSoul Weedapault (225 comments)

Tell me again why it was a bad idea to legalize weed?

more than 3 years ago

OS I'd Most Like To See Make a Comeback

SavSoul desqview (763 comments)

Desqview! I loved it because I could load up 20 different instances of dos for running my BBS.

more than 3 years ago

Proposed Law Would Require ID To Buy Prepaid Phones

SavSoul Stealing is better? (615 comments)

Ya, force them to go back to stealing phones. That is much more safe for the public. This is a pain in the ass for everyone involved, a huge waste of time and money and will just push the drug dealers to either clone phones or steal them at a higher rate. It will not and cannot help.

more than 4 years ago

Will VoIP Kill the PBX?

SavSoul Stability (225 comments)

Until my internet connection is stable enough to stay up for years at a time I will not trust my line to 911 and other services replaced. We had Vonage and its just fine, works like a charm, until as usual the internet connection goes down. This seems to happen about once ever month where im at. The phone since I was old enough to use it has never been off.


There is never a maintenance window with your phone even a planned one.

about 10 years ago


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