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Comment Cost is only 16% more than regular road (Score 1) 277

In the US, it costs $1 billion for a 17 mile road project where they are completely redoing the highway and adding a lane each way. (http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2016/08/15/i-75-rebuild-starts-monday/88638126/). With the added lane, that makes for 4 lanes each way for 17 miles. This makes 138 miles of one lane. 1 billion / 138 = $7.25 million per mile of regular road per lane. For this solar project, it is 5 million Euro for 1 km. The picture only showed this as one lane on one side of the road. 5 million Euro equals $5.22 million USD per mile. To go from km to miles, we get $8.4 million USD per mile of solar road per lane. Further breaking this down, it is about 16% more expensive to construct a mile of solar road than it is for regular road. Not bad.

Comment Less people will die of liver failure (Score 2) 294

This is not as "genuinely frightening" as the number of people that die of liver failure due to overdose or overuse of acetaminophen. The only difference between this "new" drug and the ones currently on the market is that this one does not contain acetaminophen. Old drug = hydrocodone + acetaminophen. This drug = hydrocodone only.

Comment Re:Do it yourself (Score 1) 553

I am the "IT person" at my job. During the past year, I have told everybody asking advice for a new phone to purchase to get an Android based 4G device as all Apple products are still stuck on 3G. I have found that Apple's marketing department has done a good job as many people think that iPhone 4G is a 4G device, even though it is not. When Apple releases a true 4G device, Samsung is going to sue the shit out of them.

Submission + - BYOD: Corporate policy on email sent to smartphones and tablets

damonlab writes: I am running Exchange 2010 at my place of employment. Exchange activesync allows the wiping of smartphones (iPhone and Android) in case they are lost or stolen. For Blackberries, you can use a BES server to do remote wipes.

Remote wipes do not cover the question of security from other apps. My question is how well do these various platforms prevent apps from snooping corporate Exchange email? More to the point, are Apple and Google snooping corporate email? What about e-readers such as Kindle?

Comment slippery slope (Score 5, Insightful) 162

I remember when ISPs provided free unlimited newsgroup access. Then they offered free newsgroup access through a third party with a data usage cap. Then they cut off free newsgroups altogether. Now there is something completely out of their control on the general Internet that they are trying to block access to. So much for the old wild west freedom of the Internet. Business and government interests are all so ready to curtail total freedom of information. I see a dark future full of censorship and paywalls.

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