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Selectable Ethics For Robotic Cars and the Possibility of a Robot Car Bomb

funwithBSD Re:Automation, remote controls already exist (239 comments)

And it exploding from above, aka "air-burst" and will do far more damage pound for pound

Although, at this time the lift capacity of even a small fleet of quad rotors would not be more than you could stuff in an SUV or box van.

4 days ago
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Selectable Ethics For Robotic Cars and the Possibility of a Robot Car Bomb

funwithBSD Re:Been discussed before (239 comments)

Too complicated.

The more the car costs, the more evil it can do... after all, you can afford it.

4 days ago
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Telegram Not Dead STOP Alive, Evolving In Japan STOP

funwithBSD Re:why STOP in telegrams? (144 comments)

Telegraphs were sent by Morse code. It is a period, but it is a said and printed STOP

Morse is not used anymore, last commercial use was at KPH, in Point Reyes California.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K...

Worth a trip to see the site, selected by Marconi himself.

about a week ago
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Android Motorcycle Helmet/HUD Gains Funding

funwithBSD Re:As the man says... (126 comments)

Snell updated the testing some time ago, the AC above is correct and 2009 a piece was run in the NY Times, written by a Motorcyclist editor:
http://jalopnik.com/5582380/ho...

The fundamental flaw was that the Snell testing did not account for the weight of a S-M-L head and the fact that foam density needed to change with head size as head weight changed.

Revised in 2010, and later standards, they did correct the issue. To be fair, Snell was already going to update the standards, they do so every 5 years since 1970.

I don't own a Snell rated helmet because only 2 Modular helmets pass the Snell 2010 tests and neither is the right shape for my head.

I wear a Shoei Multitech, which is ECE and DOT approved.

about a week ago
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Android Motorcycle Helmet/HUD Gains Funding

funwithBSD Re:As the man says... (126 comments)

Not exactly true.

One of the benefits of a Snell rating, which is rare to find in anything but a $300 list price helmet (you can find deals of course) is the testing is done in Snell's labs, not the manufacturer's lab like DOT. (Hence part of the price difference)

Snell requires testing against significantly higher energy impacts as well.

 

about two weeks ago
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Android Motorcycle Helmet/HUD Gains Funding

funwithBSD Re:Would it be weird? (126 comments)

I did. Dammit!

They told me the Vespa was cool, man!

about two weeks ago
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Android Motorcycle Helmet/HUD Gains Funding

funwithBSD Re:High Pricepoint (126 comments)

This would go perfect with my $600 75 Honda CB550 and my $300 72 XS650, not to mention the $500 78 Vespa P200!

about two weeks ago
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Android Motorcycle Helmet/HUD Gains Funding

funwithBSD Re:Would it be weird? (126 comments)

I think I am doing it wrong.

about two weeks ago
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Android Motorcycle Helmet/HUD Gains Funding

funwithBSD Re:As the man says... (126 comments)

Except a standard $100 helmet vrs a standard $500 helmet is a huge improvement in safety and feature set.

The question is: is this a $100 helmet with $1299 of gadgets, or a $500 helmet with $799 of gadgets.

Maybe there will be a niche for this product, but I don't know of but a handful of motorcyclists interested in the helmet.

about two weeks ago
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Robotic Suit Gives Shipyard Workers Super Strength

funwithBSD Only geeks... (125 comments)

would consider lifting 30Kg to be superhuman.

about three weeks ago
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Tesla's Already Shopping For More Office Space

funwithBSD Look to the future (100 comments)

The Gigafactory should be located in Low Earth Orbit with a polar orbit path. Limitless power from the sun andraw material provided by captured asteroid.
Delivery will be by Virgin Galactic.

about three weeks ago
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HP Gives OpenVMS New Life and Path To X86 Port

funwithBSD Re:Excellent! (136 comments)

Mr. Howard would like a word with you...

about three weeks ago
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Oracle Offers Custom Intel Chips and Unanticipated Costs

funwithBSD Re:Only 23,000? (97 comments)

I was really surprised that Oracle did not build database optimization right into the M series SPARC chipset like SUN did for the T series and Java.

DB/2 on IBM hardware definitely gets a boost from software/hardware integration.

about three weeks ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

funwithBSD Re:300 on board, 23 US citizens (752 comments)

Are you saying ordering a cheeseburger and going to fund raisers is appropriate reaction to a tragedy?

about a month ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

funwithBSD Re:Ridiculous! (590 comments)

I can see it now...

"You Have MAAAAIL!"

about a month ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

funwithBSD Re:Ridiculous! (590 comments)

I dunno.

Think a "Wonderman" would have any attraction?

I don't.

about a month ago

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Whedon on the Election, SPAM, Zombies, Ayn Rand and so much more.

funwithBSD funwithBSD writes  |  about 2 years ago

funwithBSD (245349) writes "In a stunning Trifecta of Geekdom, Joss Whedon expounds on the outcome of the election and how it will bring about the Zombie Apocolypse, why to avoid fans of Ayn Rand, and how to allocate your shelves in the canned goods cabinet.

So far, this is the most coherent argument I have heard so far from either campaign."
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Climate Scientist Refutes AGW

funwithBSD funwithBSD writes  |  more than 3 years ago

funwithBSD (245349) writes "Scientist David Evans exposes the false assumption in the current models. Current model assumes increases in CO2 will increase the depth of the "moist air" layer.

Weather balloon evidence available since the mid 1990's has show that the increase never happened and yet the assumption remains in the models."

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