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Evaluating the Capabilities of Chip-Sized Spacecraft

wmain Re:How big of a rocket? (96 comments)

To load ballast, just open a vent and let air rush into the balloon.

more than 3 years ago

Evaluating the Capabilities of Chip-Sized Spacecraft

wmain Re:Chip? (96 comments)

We can call them layships ( as in Lay's potato chips, could be a Canadian only thing...)

more than 3 years ago

Are YOU at the IETF 81 Meeting? Why not?

wmain Monetary reasons (2 comments)

I'd love to spend all of my time attending user group meetings all over the world. Unfortunately I have to work for a living and have $0 discretionary funds available for such things.

more than 3 years ago

Poll: Would you receive a cyborg implant?

wmain Poll: Would you receive a cyborg implant? (1 comments)

a) I'd sign up as one of the earliest testers We already use devices in our everyday life to supplement our senses. For example glasses for correcting eye sight, hearing aids for correcting hearing loss. You could even argue that the automobile is an augmentation that we wear to provide a more efficient method of transporting ourselves. Have these augments internalized is the next natural step in my opinion. Just because something is not biological does not make it wrong to have inside the body if it provides a definite advantage which out ways any detractors.

more than 4 years ago

Brain-Control Gaming Headset Launching Dec. 21

wmain Re:Could be a half-decent toy, if priced well (112 comments)

To quote their PDF "There is also the issue that brain research has advanced but we are not too concerned with the dissection of the signals into specific origins of neuronal / muscular groups, rather, as mentioned above, it is the synergism of all physiological activities that is the critical signal we are trying to read and understand to the point where we can use it." also "The new headbands we are using embrace sensors based on carbon nanofibers that are about 100 times more sensitive than older technology. This allows for a much wider dynamic range and also to pick up signals that were completely masked in previous approaches and that makes the use much more intuitive and easier."

more than 4 years ago

10,000 Cameras Ineffective At Deterring Crime

wmain it's the deterrent factor not for solving crimes (414 comments)

The cameras are in place as a deterrent to criminals. They are not primarily in place to affect the solving of crimes. If someone is determined to perform a criminal act then no deterrent will work. This is evident just by examining the ratio of crime verses penalties throughout history.

more than 6 years ago



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