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Fooling a Mercedes Into Autonomous Driving With a Soda Can

Andrio Re:Obvious (116 comments)

Adaptive cruise control + lane assist = poor man's self driving car :)

1 hour ago
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Nasty Business: How To Drain Competitors' Google AdWords Budgets

Andrio Re:Advertised on YouTube? (97 comments)

Advertised on YouTube? That's some Insanity Wolf shit right there.

5 days ago
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

Andrio Re:Could be a different route involved for the VPN (394 comments)

If only magical boxes existed that could intelligently and automatically find the fastest route for traffic.

But what would we call these magical routing boxes?

about a week ago
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Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities Increase 100%

Andrio Re:A rule of thumb.. (137 comments)

If someone mods you up, your post's karma will increase by 33%

about a week ago
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FCC Reminds ISPs That They Can Be Fined For Lacking Transparency

Andrio Re:About time (38 comments)

Damn, my formatting broke. Sorry about that!

Hey Slashdot, how about a useful feature in Beta? Like a 5 minute window to edit your post!

about a week ago
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FCC Reminds ISPs That They Can Be Fined For Lacking Transparency

Andrio Re:About time (38 comments)

In 2013... ...Verizon had 120.5 billion in revenue, 32 billion in operating income. ...Comcast had 64.7 billion in revenue, 16.6 billion in operating Income. ...AT&T had had 128.8 billion in revenue, 30.5 billion in operating income.

What does this tell me? That unless the fine is a percentage of their profit (which to my knowledge doesn't happen in the US), internet providers probably aren't too worried about it. In fact, if lack of transparency nets them more profit than they lose by paying the fine, it's only good business to continue breaking the rule.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

Andrio Re:Creativity is certainly future-proof (509 comments)

I absolutely think doctors (general practice ones anyway) are in danger. Generally, they do two things: diagnose and prescribe. Imagine a city with automated booths, all linked up to some massive medical database. You type in your symptoms, the booth does a few things like take your blood pressure, check your eyes, and maybe take a blood sample, things like that.

With its massive medical database, it can probably diagnose you with a very high degree of accuracy and prescribe the appropriate medicine. If it can't accurately assess what you have or if it's something that requires a human doctor, it'll direct you that way.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

Andrio Re:Plumber (509 comments)

Electrician. No matter where technology goes, we're going to need electricity for it.

about two weeks ago
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Google, Detroit Split On Autonomous Cars

Andrio Re:Google needs Detroit... (236 comments)

It's going to be fascinating to watch the decline of automakers. Most people don't need or technically want a car, they want need/want the ability to travel quickly from point A to point B. The rest of the time, the car is just sitting there doing nothing.

A fleet of automated cars will solve the automotive needs of the vast majority of people. Car sales will plummet, as well other associated industries: mechanics, automotive stores, oil change places, etc.

It's going to be crazy. The panic we saw from Microsoft when tablets arrived; the music industry when MP3s appeared on the internet; Apple's lawsuit war when Android started outselling it, auto dealers getting Tesla showrooms banned; etc etc. It's all going to be dwarfed by this. I expect to see automakers try everything: mass litigation, lobbying, even widespread propaganda. Anything they can to try and stop the automation of cars.

If they're smart they'll sign long-term agreements now while this tech is still "new." I expect Elon Musk will be be quite victorious in this, chances are it'll be his batteries that will be going into these cars.

about a month ago
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Comcast Converting 50,000 Houston Home Routers Into Public WiFi Hotspots

Andrio I'm not in Houston (474 comments)

But as a Comcast customer, I'm damn glad I don't lease my modem or router from them.

Maybe I should start selling a decent router and Comcast compatible modem on eBay as a pair, calling them something like "No Lease Comcast Hardware Kit - pays for itself in just 10 months!"

about 2 months ago
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America 'Has Become a War Zone'

Andrio Re:War of government against people? (875 comments)

"Further, the most dangerous cities to live in today, are precisely those cities with the strictest gun control."

Yes, but ask yourself this. Are they dangerous cities because they have strict gun control? Or do they have strict gun control because they're dangerous?

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Personally, I think crime is down because of the internet and technology in general.

about 2 months ago
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Cable Companies Use Astroturfing To Fight Net Neutrality

Andrio I knew it! (142 comments)

This explains the occasional anti-net neutrality post you see in these net neutrality discussions. No one—and I mean no one—other than someone with a financial interest would ever oppose net neutrality.

about 2 months ago
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Free Wi-Fi Coming To Atlanta's Airport

Andrio Re:Better use a VPN (135 comments)

I love my VPN service ("Private Internet Access" is the name). ~40 bucks a year and the service is good.

No, I'm not an advertisement bot, just a happy customer!

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ISPs hate her! See how local mom tripled her internet speed with this one weird trick!

Has science gone too far?

about 2 months ago
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Sony Winding Down the PSP

Andrio Re:Too much competition (85 comments)

I'm not a fan of mobile games. They typically have shallow gameplay, no story, no immersion, and 9/10 times they're based on the "freemium" model which sucks. They're designed to be time-wasters. So yeah, "real" handheld gaming systems blow them out of the water. But, sadly, for most people, these mobile games are good enough.

about 2 months ago
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Sony Winding Down the PSP

Andrio Too much competition (85 comments)

Not just from Nintendo, but from pretty much every smartphone and cheap tablet out there.

about 2 months ago
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Apple Says Many Users 'Bought an Android Phone By Mistake'

Andrio Re:White Moto X (711 comments)

Not being able to install whatever I want on an iOS device is the reason I'll never get one, no matter what.

I like my Android phone because it's a personal computer in my pocket. It really is! It has its own filesystem that I can navigate and move files around, I can download an apk from a trusted website and install it; I can do anything I want. Not so with an iPhone. It doesn't let you install anything you want, so it can never truly be personal computer for your pocket. It's just a smart dumbphone. The exact same thing as my old verizon flipphone that sold overpriced apps from the Verizon V-cast store. The only difference is that the iphone it's prettier and gives a far better UX, but fundamentally they are the same thing.

about 2 months ago
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Valve's Steam Machines Delayed, Won't Be Coming In 2014

Andrio Re:Thank God for Valve (134 comments)

I'm actually pretty terrified of Valve going public. A company like Valve can't be Valve with shareholders in control. Unless Gabe retains 51% of the stock... :)

about 2 months ago
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Comcast-Time Warner Deal May Hinge On Low-Cost Internet Plan

Andrio Re:I have a better idea: (114 comments)

Comcast would make a lot less money.

Granted, they would still be profitable, but they would make less money.

The speed for the plan isn't too terrible, either. 5 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up. That's usable for everything except HD video streaming.

about 2 months ago

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