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Judge Says EA Battlefield 4 Execs Engaged In "Puffery," Not Fraud

Noah Haders Re:PUFFERY? (84 comments)

puffery has been around for a century. pt barnum, sucker born every minute, and such.

8 hours ago
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Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?

Noah Haders Re:Government doesn't have records (198 comments)

Power is the reason why govts exist. Their. Continuing mission is to consolidate more power.

12 hours ago
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6,000 Year Old Temple Unearthed In Ukraine

Noah Haders Re:I call shanananagan's (96 comments)

just cuz you can build something in a day doesn't mean you could build it in a day, then bury it for a thousand years!

13 hours ago
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BitTorrent Performance Test: Sync Is Faster Than Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox

Noah Haders Re:Now release the source! (105 comments)

I don't understand why everybody is like, "err, btsync sucks until you show us the source!" The statements about closed source are true, but all the other major options are closed source as well so it's not a good thing to criticize btsync on!

I tried it out, and I liked it very much. I hit two problems, one of which is easier to solve:
1) no versioning implemented. The client could get really smart about versioning in a later update. This is primarily why I use dropbox, even on a machine where the files stay local.
2) my work blocks torrent traffic.

yesterday
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Judge Says EA Battlefield 4 Execs Engaged In "Puffery," Not Fraud

Noah Haders Re:Link... (84 comments)

they don't even have to check the story, they can just check the title of the story embedded in the URL.

yesterday
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Internet Broadband Through High-altitude Drones

Noah Haders Re:Too high - need groundpowered drone - possible (96 comments)

what if ur in a city and the to of the buildings are already several hundred meters high? then if a thing is tethered to the ground it might bump into buildings.

yesterday
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Internet Broadband Through High-altitude Drones

Noah Haders Re:So... (96 comments)

I thought it was the rams?

yesterday
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Internet Broadband Through High-altitude Drones

Noah Haders Re:Wired Access Will Still Be Standard (96 comments)

in the US wireless is metered while wired connections are not metered (although they are often capped).

yesterday
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Internet Broadband Through High-altitude Drones

Noah Haders Re:I'm betting on balloons (96 comments)

yeah but the surveillance blimps / black helicopters are already up there. NSA is not worried about opening up a parallel revenue stream.

yesterday
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Internet Broadband Through High-altitude Drones

Noah Haders Re:I'm betting on balloons (96 comments)

a zeppelin has an internal rigid structure. A balloon or blimp does not. 'nuff said.

yesterday
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Shooting At Canadian Parliament

Noah Haders Re:Dear Canada.... (478 comments)

If rob ford were the PM there would be swift response.

yesterday
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Software Glitch Caused 911 Outage For 11 Million People

Noah Haders Re:backup for 911 (111 comments)

whats a landline. also, you can just google the numbers or ask siri.

yesterday
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32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

Noah Haders and the cities are... (173 comments)

for those who are curious, the cities are:

Ammon, ID
Auburn, IN
Austin, TX
Boston, MA
Centennial, CO
Champaign, IL
Chattanooga, TN
Clarksville, TN
Jackson, TN
Kansas City, KS
Kansas City, MO
Lafayette, LA
Leverett, MA
Louisville, KY
Montrose, CO
Morristown, TN
Mount Vernon, WA
Palo Alto, CA
Ponca City, OK
Portland, OR
Raleigh, NC
Rockport, ME
San Antonio, TX
Sandy, OR
Santa Cruz County, CA
Santa Monica, CA
South Portland, ME
Urbana, IL
Westminster, MD
Wilson, NC
Winthrop, MN

2 days ago
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NASA Cancels "Sunjammer" Solar Sail Demonstration Mission

Noah Haders Re: Units hurt the brain (74 comments)

true, nor do Europeans measure speed in miles per hour. the equivalence would be relating one Newton to the thrust imparted on you when you kick a football away from you at XX km/hr. presumably it's a balance-of-kinetic-energy equation. I challenge Slashdot to solve this eqn!

3 days ago
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If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

Noah Haders Re:no, its not good thou (312 comments)

if you ask siri where to bury the body, she needs to go back to the apple servers to get the info.

3 days ago
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If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

Noah Haders Re:Comparing Preview/Test to Release... (312 comments)

is it a hypocrite to take private nudes of yourself but not want to be naked in front of america on the movie screen? it sounds like both are defensible.

3 days ago
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If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

Noah Haders Re:If you want results from the web (312 comments)

a reasonable explanation was posted elsewhere - apple maintains configuration profiles for certain web addresses, and perhaps it's uploading the account address to see if they have a configuration profile for it.

3 days ago
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If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

Noah Haders Re:Yay :D (312 comments)

the suggestions. the spotlight suggestions that you see in the spotlight window and also in the safari url bar.

3 days ago

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Google buying satellite constellation network; will watch your every movement

Noah Haders Noah Haders writes  |  about 4 months ago

Noah Haders (3621429) writes "The Wall Street Journal profiles one of Google's recent acquisitions which has implications on mapping, competitive intelligence and even privacy. Skybox Imaging is an intelligence company that by the year 2018 will be able to take satellite imaging to the next level:
By the time its entire fleet of 24 satellites has launched in 2018, Skybox will be imaging the entire Earth at a resolution sufficient to capture, for example, real-time video of cars driving down the highway. And it will be doing it three times a day.
The ability to take such frequent imaging will certainly aid Google's Maps product, but it also opens up a market for competitive intelligence. Skybox says they are already looking at Foxconn every week and are able to pinpoint the next iPhone release based on the density of trucks outside their manufacturing facilities.

Google plans on initially using the technology to improve their Maps product, potentially providing more up-to-date satellite images, but Skybox executives have long term plans for offering their data to outside developers for a fee."

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