piratecheese13 t1_jdwaulo wrote

Step 1: plant clover

Step 2: clear leaves and branches mid May

Step 3: nothing. Clover doesn’t grow high enough to mow, promotes pollination with low height flowers, drinks less water and is perfect for all sports but golf short game


piratecheese13 t1_jd9etsb wrote

Yet, they still build a highway there, that highway is maintained and it’s still easily accessible

Seriously, I work for a construction company and we often drive all the way from Portland to Sunday river for projects. We need to go to that neighborhood at least 20 times a year. Bangor to Holton is 118 miles. If you hire one maintenance worker in Holden, and one maintenance worker in Bangor, you don’t even need to put a guy in Millinocket.

Not an issue


piratecheese13 t1_jd98qlg wrote

Step 1: during the time that we really did need gasoline, gas companies spent a lot of money, knowingly lying.

Step 2: when you cultivate a group of people who believe lies, they become galvanized against the truth

Step 3: the people who are most easily convinced of these lies are the also the kind of people who believe the world should never change. These are the people who believe you can get back to five cents a gallon. These the people it’s hardest to convince that solar panels are no longer full of super Duper unrecyclable poison.


piratecheese13 t1_jd988pm wrote

I wouldn’t exactly say it’s the middle of nowhere. Yeah it’s a lot less dense but there’s literally a highway there, it’s not like we’re sticking this in the middle of the woods through a dirt road on top of a mountain.

If it really was the middle of nowhere, they wouldn’t of built the highway


piratecheese13 t1_jd97dxq wrote

Reply to comment by TheRogIsHere in Maine's Energy future by mainething

Solar panels with motors on them to be pointing whatever direction they need whatever time of day they need and whatever season they need to get optimal sun

Oh and if you pump energy back into a solar cell, it generates heat. Diodes be cool like that.


piratecheese13 t1_j9ai2ji wrote

I often think about what products on the market today will end up being highly valuable collectors items.

I had an Optimus prime transformer from the early 2000s that goes for hundreds on Craigslist now. A build your own lightsaber kit also with hundreds. Full Gen 1 Bionicle collection. Lego island, one promotional Brickster keychain.


piratecheese13 t1_j4vkuf5 wrote

Because they were the first big usable AR platform, it serves as a reference point for all AR to compete against.

The biggest consumer feedback was that the limited FOV results in use cases limited to professional use rather than leisure. This article is about how Apple AR is going from glasses to headsets, for multiple reasons including a more immersive experience.

Headsets have mostly gotten to a place where pixel density is no longer an issue, especially with today’s pancake lenses. Tracking has also become a trivial issue as standalone headsets can track themselves with a simple set of cameras.

This leaves immersion to be determined by the weight/comfort and FOV. Going from glasses to a headset is going to require more weight. This sacrifice is likely to accommodate for better FOV, as the biggest current challenge with glasses is finding a place to mount a screen while remaining balanced.

There’s also battery life,but the headset is planned to have an external battery, the same type of banks I use to power my dinosaur Vive Pro+Wireless. The same way I would have solved the issue for glasses.

Apple is being tight lipped, so I’m speculating about as much as the article. But saying HoloLense isn’t a reference one should consider when comparing AR is like saying the Ford Pinto wasn’t a factor in the design of the Fiat 126, the Honda Civic, or the Renault 5. Even the failures have lessons to learn