With all the science wonks and engineering geeks they had on this, how did they not put in a kinetic charging option. They have been using these for ages in other watches and I'm sure that the e-juice this uses is considerable but with the price and small kinetic generator could really eke out some extra battery time.… » 9/10/14 7:39pm 9/10/14 7:39pm

I think about how we demand full curtain airbags on our cars but still ride with helmets that are essentially the same as when they were first modified from the previous hard plastic shell eps motorcycle style helmets into what is essentially the current concept of thin plastic covering and foam.

Technology has given… » 9/10/14 7:29pm 9/10/14 7:29pm

The failed in america because you can get a car with similar gas mileage for the same price that seats four and doesn't raid the MB parts bin meaning maintenance and insurance costs are lower. If they had seen fit to bring the much more efficient diesel version, which is the one I have mostly seen abroad, with its… » 9/09/14 12:52pm 9/09/14 12:52pm

I'm going to argue that there is a difference between a continuation and a sequel. The continuation would be in the vein Lord of the Rings. We wouldn't have wanted to see them end after the first movie because it was just the first step in the serial telling of a long story. It couldn't stand on its own outright… » 9/08/14 6:51pm 9/08/14 6:51pm

I had a early 70's mini 1000 when I lived in canada. I paid a whopping sum of $850 for it in the early nineties, which for me at the time was a lot. I regularly drove 3 other friends around town, Scandinavian flicked it around any dirt corner I could, went on british jaunts with a MGB owning friend and pretty much… » 8/27/14 3:01pm 8/27/14 3:01pm

Same. I can't believe that a place that is well suited to the future includes a place that will definitely suffer from the warming trend we are seeing as part of the end of the mini-ice age/global warming. Nothing says sustainable and future ready than summers at +120°F. Not to mention the complete lack of water, the… » 8/27/14 12:54pm 8/27/14 12:54pm

I've actually decided that I much prefer Facebook as more of a familybook, friends I have actually spent time with in the last decade book, and very close friends from over the years. That random guy I used to work with? Gone. That person I went to grade school with? Gone. That guy who I met through an online forum… » 8/26/14 5:03pm 8/26/14 5:03pm

People can be vaccinated and then get something like cancer or some other immune suppressing issue and they are then very susceptible to the cold. Some people can't be immunized so there will never be a 100% vaccination rate and those are the people that are most at risk. Those and the undervaccinated like babies and… » 8/26/14 9:44am 8/26/14 9:44am

I think that this warning system is triggered when it measures an actual earthquake in action. While it certainly isn't beneficial to those at the epicenter it would be invaluable to those within seconds from the epicenter. You can see from the video above the actual shockwave it was warning about. » 8/25/14 10:28am 8/25/14 10:28am

Considering that Istanbul was Constantinople when the Hagia Sophia pictured above was built as a new Roman Church by Constantine with the intent of Constantinople becoming the head of the Roman empire the surrounding skyline mostly consisted of small mud brick homes and larger palazzos of the rich Romans.

When the… » 8/23/14 12:03am 8/23/14 12:03am