* Posts by redav

4 posts • joined 7 May 2015

Google, Honeywell put away Nest patent knives


Re: opentrv

FYI, the EU version of Nest 3 does support hot water control.

Coming to the big screen: Sci-fi epic Dune – no wait, wait, wait, this one might be good


Re: Make something new

Funny you should mention Iain Banks. His book "Transition" has a paragraph about precisely this.

"And don't forget Goldman's Law: nobody knows anything. Nobody knows what will work. That's why they make so many remakes and Part Twos; what looks like lack of imagination is really down to too much, as paranoid execs visualise all the things that could go wrong with a brand new, untested idea. Going with something containing elements that definitely worked in the past removes some of the terrifying uncertainty."

Private moonshot gets the green light from US authorities


Re: Is it just me?

The Outer Space Treaty says "the activities of non-governmental entities in outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, shall require authorization and continuing supervision by the appropriate State Party to the Treaty". Moon Express is a US based company - so I guess the US thinks they're the appropriate State Party.

Tesla's battery put in the shade by current and cheaper kit


There are two versions. One is described as offering a daily-load cycle. The other is described as being for a weekly load cycle. It's scarcely cutting edge journalism to suddenly discover that the weekly load cycle one only supports about 50 load cycles a year, is it?

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