RonaldP

RonaldP

  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    Do panels really need cleaning in most environments? Google did a study (I'm assuming in Silicon Valley, a semi arid environment (30cm/12" average annual rain fall, give or take), and found that if you tilt the panels a bit, you...
  • Commented on Server upgrade coming
    I believe you are wrong. Chrome has for quite some time included a list of real google certs, and it's been in the news about nations that try to snoop with bogus certs getting caught that way. But since everyone...
  • Commented on Test Case
    Taking over can take as much as 15 seconds, for car, just stopping is probably best, and then let the monkey take over....
  • Commented on Test Case
    The driver will not help Uber, or any other company. In the USA, you have what is called deeper pockets liability, where even if you are only found 1% at fault, if the other defendants cannot pay their share, you...
  • Commented on Test Case
    If you want some very good thinking about autonomous cars, I highly recommend this blog, here's the post about the death in Arizon: http://ideas.4brad.com/new-facts-and-questions-uber-robocar-fatality Turns out it's a 45mph zone, and it seem like the car should have seen her...
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    Well, is the F-35 like the F-4, or the F-111? I'm thinking more like the F-111, crippled by having too many masters to satisfy. https://medium.com/war-is-boring/is-the-f-35-joint-strike-fighter-the-new-f-4-75aee4a354bc...
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    Does the F-35 have any non simulated capabilities beyond flight at present? I believe the answer is no. When the F-35 has shown a reasonable capability to replace the A-10, it might be time to retire the A-10. But, given...
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    So, there are two kinds of environments, there is the lowish threat one the A-10 is in now, and that it's great for, though a flying crop duster might have a better ROI (but, loose a few aircraft and pilots...
  • Commented on New publication dates (and audiobook news)
    Regarding womens menstual cycles syncing up, if they do, it's not simple and straightforward https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-women-who-live-together-menstruate-together/...
  • Commented on New publication dates (and audiobook news)
    There is always "Extreme Dentistry" https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1928011012/ only $2.99 on kindle, it was a fun read....
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    But you get something for all that weight, for example, a Smart Car will demolish a Volvo 240 in a offset frontal collision (and the 240 makes your Moris look like the deathtrap it was), and is a much nicer...
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    And given HVDC charging, why would you bother switching out batteries? A company tried that, and failed. Tesla was designed to make that easy, but there just isn't a point when 12 minutes gets you an 80% charge, and a...
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    A note for people about electric cars: They all have high voltage DC charging capacity, which typically will get you 80% in 12 minutes, and 100% in less than 30, so, a bathroom and snack break. There are 3 standards,...
  • Commented on The crazy years
    Not sure how hard the skill is to pick up, but you can build a rifle that can do it for around $1000. Now a range to practice at is harder, in the San Francisco Bay area, for example, most...
  • Commented on What can possibly go wrong?
    Well, undoctored, raw images as a thing? Bonded cameras and chains of custody? It's going to get scary weird....
  • Commented on What can possibly go wrong?
    So, any way out? Because this makes me fear that we will end up looking back fondly on the Trump administration. And the current levels of marketing. We'll leave the planet to people who don't use the internet, at all....
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    That would be https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AEREON_26 and covered in John McPhee's The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed....
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    Yeah, I saw a 20 year old pickup with 330,000 miles on it on Craig's list for $10k. Serious diesel towing setup, expected to last a million miles, and in very nice shape. So, the right one can, in the...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    I believe it was 42 volts, but they couldn't make switches that were reliable enough, arcing is a big issue with DC switching, and it died....
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    I'm not sure why you think finding a charger is so difficult. Tesla seems to have plenty, at least from a distance perspective. https://www.tesla.com/en_GB/findus#/bounds/65,55,34,-11,d?search=supercharger&name=Europe...
  • Commented on Catching Up
    Yeah, what passes for fire safety is rather shocking, You cannot do that sort of cladding in the USA or Germany, for example, and I'd expect sprinklers are a requirement on something like that here, and dedicated fire stairs (well,...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    An unexpected outcome that was not universally viewed as good by traders, markets always drop. For some reason, the US stock market thought Trump would be good, they are coming to realize that isn't true....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    I'm thinking the 25, one way or another, is what happens to Trump (barring quitting on his own, or dropping dead). If the Republican impeach, they will take a lot of heat, but if they say that he's lost his...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    I'm wondering if the DUP is so nuts that a coalition with them causes defections to Lib Dem or something, knocking the Tories out of having the 322 (or what ever) needed for a government? What can Labor get today...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    On the other hand, from what I've read, the intake spikes were fully extended somewhere just past mach 3 (certainly by the mach 3.45 max cited speed) and your efficency is going to fall off as you get past that...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    This sounds like the best explanation of how many pieces America really is, 11 regional cultures http://www.colinwoodard.com/americannations...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    Lockheed did some research on hydrogen powered passenger jets in the 1970s, it was a reasonable choice then, though you wind up with huge (H2 is 1/7 the density of water, so your tanks are BIG) tanks in the fuselage....
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    Yes, that would be a good thing, I rent a room from my ex wife and her husband, we all chase her four kids (3 mine, one her new husbands), I take her and my youngest to the park almost...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    It takes 12 minutes to charge a Tesla to 80%, and 30 minutes total to get it to 100%, why bother swapping them? The battery is the chassis structural member, unlikely that you can keep that and swap it in...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    Solar electric zeppelins could totally be a thing! Take the Hindenburg as an example, and the Solar Impulse II https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Impulse , the Hindenburg has a cross section equal to about 44 of the aircraft, which have a weight of about...
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