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Humans Are Taking Jobs From Robots In Japan

Githaron Re:Breaking News (79 comments)

Because there is no guarantee that it will always work?

yesterday
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Australia May 'Pause' Trades To Tackle High-Frequency Trading

Githaron Re:How does this simply not move the goalposts? (342 comments)

They could also use cooldowns rather than a delays. HFTs will then put themselves at a disadvantage if they are constantly making trades because they will have to wait the whole cooldown before they can react. Meanwhile, everyone else will have no delay since their last trade was long before (at scale).

about two weeks ago
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GNU C Library Alternative Musl Libc Hits 1.0 Milestone

Githaron Re:Is it all about the license? (134 comments)

GPL requires you make your chances available under the GPL license while MIT makes almost no requirements.

about a month ago
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Stanford Researchers Spot Medical Conditions, Guns, and More In Phone Metadata

Githaron Re:Outed? (193 comments)

You can easily put the gun somewhere safe. The lock does not need to be on the gun itself. Requiring fingerprint locks on all guns would increase the costs of guns for everyone when I would guess that most gun owners wouldn't want the feature (unlike airbags). Also, if you have children in the house, they should be taught gun safety and that if they even touch any gun without your permission, there will be hell to pay. Hell, they should probably be taught the same even if you don't keep a gun in the house. In any case, if I was going to use an electronic lock, I would much rather use a RFID lock over a fingerprint lock. There would be a much smaller chance for error.

about a month ago
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Google Sued Over Children's In-App Android Purchases

Githaron Re:Please.... (321 comments)

I just realize the timeout isn't configurable. Didn't it used to be? I could have sworn that you used to be able to require a password everytime or just once every X minutes.

about a month ago
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Stanford Researchers Spot Medical Conditions, Guns, and More In Phone Metadata

Githaron Re:Outed? (193 comments)

electronic fingerprint safeties on all new firearms

No. Just no. Put yourself in imminent position on needing a gun for self-defense. Do you really want a gun that might not fire not because it can't read your fingerprints accurately enough?

about a month ago
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Popularity On Facebook Makes People Think You're Attractive

Githaron Re:So sad and pathetic (116 comments)

Wouldn't that depend on how they use Facebook?

about a month and a half ago
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Woman Attacked In San Francisco Bar For Wearing Google Glass

Githaron Re:Take pictures, press charges. (921 comments)

Of course a single letter typo gets five replies.

about a month and a half ago
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Woman Attacked In San Francisco Bar For Wearing Google Glass

Githaron Re:Take pictures, press charges. (921 comments)

Pray you will have internet and get an steaming upload app?

about 1 month ago
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Whatever Happened To the IPv4 Address Crisis?

Githaron Re:Chicken little (574 comments)

The machines wouldn't be fully exposed. They should have their own firewalls. There just wouldn't be a need for port forwarding and NAT traversals.

about 2 months ago
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Killing Net Neutrality Could Be Good For You

Githaron Danger! (361 comments)

Danger Will Robinson! Danger!

about 2 months ago
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Killing Net Neutrality Could Be Good For You

Githaron Re:Common Carrier issue (361 comments)

I would mod you up if I could. I always thought the same thing. A requirement for common carrier protections should be neutrality.

about 2 months ago
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Whatever Happened To the IPv4 Address Crisis?

Githaron Re:Chicken little (574 comments)

There is not reason you can't have a ipv6 gateways/routers that filter incoming traffic. It would defeat a significant benefit of IPv6 but you can do it.

about 2 months ago
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Star Trek Economics

Githaron Re:Wow (888 comments)

True. But the first encourages the second.

about 2 months ago
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Star Trek Economics

Githaron Re:Wow (888 comments)

If the government wanted to control over-population, they would consider programs that reward those the have no or less than two biological children. Right now, we do the opposite. We give tax breaks to those that have children. A more politcal suicide approach would to also require those that are on any form of government aid to engage in some form of birth control. Instead of the government forcing everyone one to do something, they are making a trade: resources for your ability to reproduce.

about 2 months ago
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Financing College With a Tax On All Graduates

Githaron Re:brilliant! (597 comments)

He was talking about the fact that only the unveristy educated pay the tax. Those able will simply avoid traditional universities for another form of education that is not taxed.

about 2 months ago
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Financing College With a Tax On All Graduates

Githaron Re:Some issues I see (597 comments)

3. Dwindling population, in general, or just of graduates, will destroy the system.

This was the first thing I thought. It would be exactly like social security. It works when the population is stable or increases but breaks down the population decreases. Actually, it would be even worse than social security seeing how the more educated tend to have less kids.

Another problem that is shared with the current easy student loan access is that universities would probably try to overcharge since they known the people using their services are not going to discriminate on price.

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Unveil High-Speed Laser Communications Device For Space

Githaron Hard To Aim (40 comments)

According to the article, they use positioning information to generate additional bits of information. My question is how do they determine position at large distances when both bodies are obviously not standing still. The only thing I can think of is having one constant laser being used as a position reference for all communication lasers. Of course, they still have to be able to hold the laser on the detector array.

about 2 months ago

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Verizon Share Everything

Githaron Githaron writes  |  about 2 years ago

Githaron (2462596) writes "Verizon's new pricing model is coming June 28th. The new plans will include unlimited talk and text with a limited shared data pool. Up to 10 devices can be added to the plan.

The base cost per device varies with the most expensive being $40 for smartphones and the cheapest being $10 for tablets. In addition to the base cost per device, the plan requires the unlimited talk, unlimited text, and shared data pool to be purchased at $50 for 1GB, $60 for 2GB, and $10 per 2GB at each level thereafter up to 10GB. Overages will cost a hefty $15 per 1GB. With Verizon's still ridiculously high prices, one upside is that tethering is now included in the cost.

For those of you grandfathered into unlimited data plans, you can keep your plan as long as you do not purchase any more subsidized phones."

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