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NASA's Manned Rocket Contract: $4.2 Billion To Boeing, $2.6 Billion To SpaceX

oic0 Re:Grand delusion (186 comments)

How do you connect to it over light years of distance? ping time measured in years would suck.

3 days ago

Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

oic0 Re:Reminds me of cars until the 1950s (205 comments)

Or just have easily replaceable super hard glass over a more tough glass. Glass offers better optical transmission and a better surface. I've been using a tempered glass screen protectors for the last year and mucn prefer it. In reality phones are alreadtly built this way. The front face plate is very cheap. Its just hard to remove since its glued on.

5 days ago

CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

oic0 Re:Correction (462 comments)

Yep. There is no good outcome when you let them search your car. Best case scenario they waste your time and violate your space. Worst case scenario they find some way to screw you while they are in there.

about a week ago

CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

oic0 Welcome to America! (462 comments)

Even the police are capitalist. They fiercely serve and protect their budgets.

about a week ago

To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

oic0 sounds perfect (486 comments)

30 mile range is ideal for a vehicle that drives non stop all day.

about two weeks ago

AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

oic0 No longer able to advertise (528 comments)

Where this would hit then is in advertising and semantics. Their competitors would be able to advertise "we are the only broadband provider in your area! Call now". That would hurt them.

about two weeks ago

Some Core I7 5960X + X99 Motherboards Mysteriously Burning Up

oic0 Same thing happened to me with AM2 (102 comments)

I bought one of the first AM boards and they said it was rated for high watts. I made the power regulator shoot flames 10 minutes after I had it together. They lowered the rated power handling and refunded me but lame Newegg made me pay return shipping...

about two weeks ago

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.

about three weeks ago

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 a month and a half 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 1 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 months ago

Apple To Face Lawsuit For iMessage Glitch

oic0 Re:Never... (238 comments)

Unless money is involved.

about 4 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 4 months ago


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