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The FIBIAC — a 3D-Printed Electromechanical Computer

raptor_87 Self-replication (42 comments)

Is the computer sufficient to run a 3D printer?

more than 2 years ago

SignalGuru Helps Drivers Avoid Red Lights

raptor_87 Re:You can do that right now (436 comments)

Run it off the battery? My car (a 1999 Civic) can run the AC with the engine off...

more than 3 years ago

Worldwide Night Sky Stitched Together In 5 Gigapixel Image

raptor_87 Re:Milky Way (118 comments)

In an area with minimal/no light pollution, the Milky Way is about as hard to miss as the ground. It appears as a giant (10+ degree wide) ragged band with various dark spots and veins. At the right times of year/night, you can see it stretching from horizon to horizon.

But in most towns, it's just a faint bit of paleness near the zenith. And completely invisible in even a small city.

more than 3 years ago

New Gasoline Engine Prototype Claims 3X Current Engine Efficiency

raptor_87 The efficiency seems too high for a heat engine (377 comments)

Though an article with more technical details (I couldn't find anything going through the linked websites) might help.

more than 3 years ago

Denmark Now Supports EU Copyright Term Extension

raptor_87 Re:ratchet effect (145 comments)

People do care, but most of the response has been to release things with highly permissive licenses (GPL, CC, etc).

more than 3 years ago

Xerox Reveals Transient Documents

raptor_87 I'm worried (246 comments)

This seems like it can (and therefore will) be used to add "DRM" to paper.

more than 8 years ago


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