Computer Program Allows the Blind To "See" With Sound
I think wearing laser range finders around, and having pressure around your body depending on how close it is to objects could be more information too. I could be wrong, but I would like some feedback on this reddit post I made a day or two ago. Can't hurt to discuss this stuff.
Comcast Turning Chicago Homes Into Xfinity Hotspots
Was the threat of lawsuits from what people did on your connection enough to abandon the thought of everyone being cool to each other?
Low-Protein Diet May Extend Lifespan
I know you joke, but that is actually something to explain when you evangelize. Getting to Heaven faster is not the plan. Maximizing your time on Earth of loving people and serving the poor is more important. Sure getting to Heaven is good for oneself, but helping others out more is better for their well being. Paul talks about this in his letters.
Second Federal 'Kill-switch' Bill Introduced Targeting Smartphone Theft
There are many aps that show where your phone is located. Cops could go retrieve your phone for you. I bet they even find more criminal activities nearby. Win win.
Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?
Scite is my favorite now.
U.S. Students/Grads Carrying Over $1 Trillion In Debt
1) Go to college because your parents tell you its the only way to succeed.
2) Bust your tail and do well in college.
3) Be unable to find any job coming out of college.
4) Be unable to work a minimum wage job because it won't even pay off interest on your loans.
5) Now what?
Open Source Initiative, Free Software Foundation Unite Against Software Patents
You either have the company who has no product, but a couple patents suing to make any money at all.
You have a software giant with thousands of software patents who sues any little guy they perceive as a threat.
The notion of protecting the little guy with an idea from the ravages of cloning competition is a joke. There is a very real negative force applied to anyone who tries to make something new in the software world.
GCHQ Intercepted Webcam Images of Millions of Yahoo Users
I vaguely remember a highschool principal who used web cams on laptops he gave out to students. Whatever happened to him anyway?
Naming All Lifeforms On Earth With Hash Functions
(With no mention of how "good" the alignment has to be...
Chaotic good suffices.
How much time do you spend gaming compared to 10 years ago?
I'm so addicted to video games that I make my own now. I play less video games than I did 10 years ago because 10 years ago, I paid rent playing Asheron's Call and selling stuff on ebay. But now I'm a full time game programmer/designer. My next game comes out in 2-4 months: www.ThroneAndCrown.com
Is Google Making the Digital Divide Worse?
Beware of Google, they may help people's lives, so only people in Comcast or Verizon zones are the underclass. There is definitely a shill here at play.
In all seriousness, I can't wait til Google rolls out more fiber! I want 1-10 gb/s speeds to challenge the jerks trying to get us to pay more and more for less and less.
Google's Project Tango Seeks To Map a 3D World
Yup, what AI needs most right now is a way to digitize its environment to 3d imagination space like you see in video games. Hey even if you made the technology and no robots, you could map out the world, and have video games that you play across the whole Earth :) Cannon ball run USA anyone? I have an AI blog, says the same thing, we need 3d digitization
Ask Slashdot: Should I Get Google Glass?
If you're a creepy guy who wants to record every stranger you pass on the street, then Google Glass is for you!
Sony's Favorite Gadget Is Kinect
I don't like a single Kinect game. The controls are wacky, and the games have a wide open win condition because of this. That said, the next gen Kinect(3.0, 4.0?) might be able to capture punches/kicks in real time. Then you'll have the fighting game with real punch+kick action. Maybe have a 360 room display, so you can look around and see critters come up to you. Sure this would only work in mini-arcades. Or maybe use Occulus. Walking could be determined if you're standing off center from the middle of the room, your speed determined by how far off center you are. The key is that the room needs to be completely empty of everything, which probably just invites lawsuits. News Headline: Another man punches his best friend in the face because of Occulus Rift + Mortal Kombat.
Amazon Coins and How the Definition of 'Crypto-Currency' Is Getting Too Loose
What people accept for currency online doesn't need to have everything just right. It just needs to be in demand to a degree.
If you can buy stuff with it, people will want it.
Google Fiber Pondering 9 New Metro Areas
I can't wait for them to keep rolling out everywhere! I want competition with the telecommunication oligopolies who keep playing games with the bill to squeek out more money. If they're not silently raising rates, they start billing you more often than once a month. I can't wait for Google Fiber. I'm excited.
Oops: Security Holes In Belkin Home Automation Gear
Apparently to fix your Linksys, I hear all you need to do is disable: Remote Administration
Krugman: Say No To Comcast Acquisition of Time Warner
It isn't like there is a choice in cable company subscriptions to begin with. This is just moving from oligopoly to monopoly. It is bad, but it already is bad, and there's nothing people can do about it when the politicians who are supposed to regulate it are bought and paid for by corporations.
South Carolina Woman Jailed After Failing To Return Movie Rented Nine Years Ago
I returned a tape, that old bowling movie KingPins to a local place through the drop box. But they mailed me ordering me to pay for it. Needless to say I didn't pay it. Imagine if someone got you arrested for failure to do inventory on their part.
Also makes me wonder about those people who check out a library book and don't return it for like 50 years. What kind of late fees would they be looking at :P
Comcast To Buy Time Warner Cable In $44.2 Billion All-Stock Deal
Comcast will just bribe the FCC again
America was fun while it lasts, but if people can keep being bribed to do favors, corruption can inevitably kill a country. We have laws that you can't buy a vote. That seems noble. But the fact is that politicians can accept campaign contributions which is just a fancy word for a bribe. Who needs to buy votes when you can buy a politician?
Again, I love America, but corruption unchecked can destroy any nation no matter how strong. And with campaign contributions running rampant, the game is rigged in favor of the corrupt.
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