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Fish Raised On Land Give Clues To How Early Animals Left the Seas

oic0 I fail to see the signifigance (62 comments)

I doubt they're viewing any on going development, likely the thing already had genes present to allow it to develop differently if given a season with less water available.


Robotic Suit Gives Shipyard Workers Super Strength

oic0 Re: Only geeks... (125 comments)

Average weight of a south Korean male is 70kg, so almost 43% of their body weight. I agree though, wimpy. I can't imagine bothering to put it on. Even if it's additive to your current strength, it would be a waste of time. If you are constantly moving stuff that heavy you could do it faster with a forklift. If you are constantly moving lighter stuff you can do it faster without the suit.

about three weeks ago

Amazon's eBook Math

oic0 They are neglecting over time proffit (306 comments)

Its likely best to start a book at 15 and slowly drop it down, just like like every other entertainment medium.... and like they already do by releasing hard backs first. The price thing is true though. I read a lot, I probably buy 2 or 3 books a week and when I am digging for books to buy I give a lot more consideration to cheap books. More expensive books are given much lower priority when I am considering what to buy. I wouldnt even consider a $15 book and a $10 is barely within consideration. $3 is more like it and $6 being a stretch.

about a month ago

TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

oic0 Lithium Ion (702 comments)

What about the fact that if it's all the way dead and you try to charge it on the plane, the battery can be a fire hazard.

about 2 months ago

New Class of Stars Are Totally Metal, Says Astrophysicist

oic0 Isnt Hydrogen a Metal? (119 comments)

Doesn't seem that far fetched when you consider hydrogen is a metal....

about 2 months ago

Toyota's Fuel Cell Car To Launch In Japan Next March

oic0 Re:Supersize Meal... and a Diet Coke. (216 comments)

That's because small cars are easier to drive and most drivers are pretty unskilled. Walk through a parking lot looking for poorly parked vehicles and most of them are going go be behemoths. The drivers have no concept of where the vehicle is in relation to the stuff around it. That doesn't help matters for the person in the small car, it just means the best case scenario is to be in a behemoth and know how to operate it.

about 2 months ago

Toyota's Fuel Cell Car To Launch In Japan Next March

oic0 Re:Supersize Meal... and a Diet Coke. (216 comments)

Because she probably has kids. Everyone wants their kids to be safe. If everyone else is in a 5000lb suv and you are in a mini, one good punt from an inattentive SUV and your kids are hospitalized or dead while the SUV lady's rug rats are fine. Someone puts their safety ahead of others, then it's a ridiculous arms race to keep up or be crushed. I'm not putting my hypothetical kids in a 1800lb car on an busy American interstate until everyone else is in them too.

about 2 months ago

Harley-Davidson Unveils Their First Electric Motorcycle

oic0 Re:Nice looking bike... (345 comments)

Just take off the pirate outfit and put on a full face helmet and proper motorcycle safety gear. It will look natural I promise. ;)

about 2 months ago

Group Demonstrates 3,000 Km Electric Car Battery

oic0 So 15000 km if you replaced a model s battery pack (363 comments)

Why use them as range extenders. Why not just pack enough in to do a year of driving the recycle the filling and put in new plates? If it costs less than about $1500 to do most people would be fine with it.

about 3 months ago

Cambridge Company Unveils 3D Printed "Fruit"

oic0 "printed" and "fruit" (59 comments)

This is no closer to 3d printed fruit than the jello fruit stuff that's been served since the invention of jello.

about 3 months ago

Has the Ethanol Threat Manifested In the US?

oic0 Re:They did have to change the way engines were ma (432 comments)

Works much better when you take advantage of its octane rating. High compression or turbo, but then you are stuck using ethanol or race gas.

about 3 months ago

Apple To Face Lawsuit For iMessage Glitch

oic0 Re:Never... (238 comments)

Unless money is involved.

about 3 months ago

OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD Hits 1.8GB/sec With Standard Toshiba MLC NAND

oic0 $529 for the smallest (113 comments)

Sounds awesome but its so expensive I would rather spend the money on other parts for a more tangible gain.

about 3 months ago

Nintendo Apologizes For Not Allowing Same-Sex Relationships In Life Sim Game

oic0 Re:I dont wanna be POLITICAL but *continues existi (384 comments)

Its creative fictional entertainment. Demanding to be added to someone elses fictional universe for fairness sake is absurd lol. "Dear author, I demand you add me to your book RIGHT NOW!!!"

about 4 months ago

BMW Unveils the Solar Charging Carport of the Future

oic0 carbon fiber? (165 comments)

All that expensive light weight carbon fiber is completely worth it because it will help my carp port accelerate faster when its picked up by a wind storm.

about 4 months ago

Head of MS Research On Special Projects, Google X and Win 9

oic0 Is this the team that... (71 comments)

Is this the same team that killed the start button and moves all the options and settings around in a seemingly random manner for every version change of everything? At work users ask me "whats different in office 2013 vs the 2010 I was using?". They moved crap around so you have to find it again and they made it look a little different.

about 4 months ago

Japanese and Swiss Watchmakers Scoff At Smartwatches

oic0 I agree (399 comments)

How much smart device redundancy do you need on your person at any given time? I think my phone is enough, especially given Its huge screen and larger battery. No reason to compromise my watch with a battery life hundreds of times shorter just to have it do crap my phone already does.

about 4 months ago

White House Worried About Discrimination Through Analytics

oic0 How about they look at themselves? (231 comments)

I worry about this every time I see any government form that asks for race. What can they possibly do with that information that wouldn't be discriminatory?

about 4 months ago

NASA Chief Tells the Critics of Exploration Plan: "Get Over It"

oic0 Re:Radiation... (216 comments)

If the magnet is super conducting, you can fire it up on earth and then just keep the cooling system going through the trip.

about 4 months ago


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