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Government Recommends Cars With Smarter Brakes

kqc7011 Including (281 comments)

With "a third of 2013's police-reported car accidents were the rear-end crashes" how many of these occurred where there are red light cameras?


Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?

kqc7011 loud (790 comments)

The occasional sonic boom from fighters breaking the sound barrier, it has been years since I heard that while I was on land.

about two weeks ago

War Tech the US, Russia, China and India All Want: Hypersonic Weapons

kqc7011 Defense for hypersonic (290 comments)

The development of non-ballistic hypersonic weapons is one of the reasons that the U.S. is heavy into making the laser weapons functional, affordable and usable. Something like the one on the USS Ponce, maybe not that one but the next generation of the weapon. Now, defense against something like Pournelle and Nivien's project Thor is another story.

about three weeks ago

Comcast's Lobbyists Hand Out VIP Cards To Skip the Customer Service Wait

kqc7011 same card? (131 comments)

We need to see if there is any difference between the cards that are given to regular workers to hand out and the cards that the government-affairs team hands out. No difference, no problem. Difference, problem.

about a month ago

New Cargo Ship Is 488 Meters Long

kqc7011 another (116 comments)

If one reads Gcaptian, this and other maritime news is old hat. Here is a real ship (travels under it's own power) that is quite large. http://gcaptain.com/giant-piet...

about a month ago

Scientists Develop "Paint" To Help Cool the Planet

kqc7011 The other way (145 comments)

Since it is 1 degree (f) here this morning, I would like the paint / cover to warm my house. Although the snow on my roof does provide some insulation and would interfere with the collection of solar heat.

about 2 months ago

US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

kqc7011 option (698 comments)

In each classroom, installing a exit door to the outside instead of having door(s) that lead back into the school might be quite a bit less expensive and more effective at keeping the "bad person" away from potential victims.

about 2 months ago

Police Body Cam Privacy Exploitation

kqc7011 overload (301 comments)

Let them have the video, but with the condition that they live stream every hour of the video starting from the first minute to the last minute of the first video and then the first minute to the last minute of the second video and on and on. No editing allowed. If there is identifying information that would be shown, go to a black screen until the information is no longer on the video. If the officer working at a computer, black screen again. "Police Video Requests." should have to post a bond to be paid to paid to anyone who's information is shown on the video.

about 2 months ago

What Will It Take To Make Automated Vehicles Legal In the US?

kqc7011 identify (320 comments)

When the automated car can tell itself that those two shiny things on the side of the road are deer eyes, then maybe and only maybe.

about 3 months ago

An Air Traffic Control System For Drones

kqc7011 Name (77 comments)

Drone or RPV?

about 3 months ago

Marriott Fined $600,000 For Jamming Guest Hotspots

kqc7011 The money (278 comments)

Is the $600,000 going to the government or the people that were affected? Could Marriott be in the crosshairs for a class action also?

about 4 months ago

NY Magistrate: Legal Papers Can Be Served Via Facebook

kqc7011 In person (185 comments)

Could a person then show up in court via Facebook? If a judge actually thinks that the persons account is really that person and only that person that is reading and responding, a appeal to a higher court with some understanding / intelligence is needed.

about 4 months ago

Tesla Removes Mileage Limits On Drive Unit Warranty Program

kqc7011 Battery (174 comments)

If it included the battery then that might mean something. As it is now, there is just a low percentage of every needing the coverage. No real cost to Tesla, lots of good P.R. but not much else.

about 5 months ago

Big Bang Actors To Earn $1M Per Episode

kqc7011 Re:Over paid (442 comments)

Any idea of how much the actors will be paid for the syndicated shows? TBBT will be broadcast nearly 24/7 all over the world for the next few years. Just look at the shows that TV-Land is broadcasting, some of them are nearly as old as I am and I watched Captain Kangaroo.

about 6 months ago

A Seriously High Speed Video Camera (Video)

kqc7011 He is not in sales (62 comments)

You can tell that he is not is sales as his finger covered the name on the camera. If he would have moved his fingers the name would have been visible to everyone viewing the video. Even the newest "booth babes" know how to present. Still a neat camera though.

about 7 months ago

Official MPG Figures Unrealistic, Says UK Auto Magazine

kqc7011 rules (238 comments)

The manufacturers are following the rules that the governments set. It is not the manufacturers fault if they get different results then what the customers get. If you ran your car on the same loop the same way that the manufacturers do you would get right around the milage that they do. Of course they are gaming the system, but they are taking advantage of every little thing that they can. Me, I get quite a bit more MPG than listed on my motorcycle and a little less in the car. But in the winter the cars milage drops way below what is listed especially around town.

about 8 months ago

Has the Ethanol Threat Manifested In the US?

kqc7011 motors (432 comments)

One of the bigger problems with ethanol is with smaller engines, basically any engine that is not moving people. Use ethanol free premium with a stabilizer in any engine you fill up out of a can. Most motorcycles too. My motorcycle is supposed to be able to take 10% ethanol, but I will only put that in if I cannot make it to a gas station that sells ethanol free premium.

about 8 months ago

The Brakes That Stop a 1,000 MPH Bloodhound SSC

kqc7011 heat (262 comments)

Braking is the generation and dissipation of heat. If the rotors are getting to hot, why not dump metered gas (nitrogen?) to maintain the proper temperature? This is not for repeated use, generally in a two way speed run system the brakes are used twice. Once in each direction. The dispensing system does not have to be that large or heavy. This system would activate when the parameters that the engineers set are met otherwise the brakes work without chilling.

about 8 months ago


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