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New Computer Model Predicts Impact of Yellowstone Volcano Eruption

Noah Haders Re:Do they know more than they let on? (34 comments)

isnt this what happened in pompeii? everybody got buried. that was what, 2000 years ago? what would be especially bad is if tehre were a big volcanic eruption and an emp blast at the same time, so all our electronic resources went down when we needed them most!

1 hour ago
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Radioactive Wild Boars Still Roaming the Forests of Germany

Noah Haders government coddling (114 comments)

I scanned all of the comments and nobody had grabbed onto a fundamental problem in the summary. Why is the government of Germany reimbursing hunters for radioactive meat, when the chernobyl happened 30 years ago in another country? How does this make Germany cut checks? Do they also cut a check if a boar is dieseased or otherwise doesn't meet health codes?

my motto: if a food doesn't meet health standards, then you can't sell it. I'm not going to wipe your bottom for you and buy your contaminated boars.

1 hour ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

Noah Haders Re:Where are these photos? (212 comments)

well, i don't really know the behavior of iphoto because i dont use it because its so unwieldly. my motto is, if the icon has to bounce more than once then the program is too bloated.

2 hours ago
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Reported iCloud Hack Leaks Hundreds of Private Celebrity Photos

Noah Haders Re:Where are these photos? (212 comments)

the pics can only end up in photostream if you download them into iphoto. even then, i'm not sure the settings about which photos go into the stream. i haven't used iphoto in years, it's a horrible bloated program. I'm excited they're jettisoning it for photos on the mac.

5 hours ago
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Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

Noah Haders Re:Wait.... what? (213 comments)

It's like St. Paul/Minnesota or New York City/Connecticut

5 hours ago
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Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

Noah Haders Re:Rules of war (213 comments)

all the interwebz says there are russian troops and weapons fighting in ukraine.

yesterday
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Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

Noah Haders Re:Wait.... what? (213 comments)

Lviv is the Ukranian spelling for Kiev. it's the same city.

yesterday
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Microsoft Shutting Down MSN Messenger After 15 Years of Service

Noah Haders Re:Uh (125 comments)

+1 nostalgia

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

Noah Haders Re:maybe (353 comments)

I want a burger for lunch

yesterday
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Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

Noah Haders Re:can it get me home from the bar? (267 comments)

YOU miss the point. pedestrians are soft and squishy and wont injure the occupants.

2 days ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

Noah Haders Re:can it get me home from the bar? (267 comments)

I don't understand how people on Slashdot can have such a hard on for google cars but be so hateful towards uber. it's basically two implementations of the same idea, except uber is on the road today.

2 days ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

Noah Haders Re:can it get me home from the bar? (267 comments)

who's at fault if the google car crashes into something? who has liability in the case of an accident? the vehicle occupant? the driver owner, whoever it may be? google, for making the software?

2 days ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

Noah Haders Re:can it get me home from the bar? (267 comments)

But the worst is the "Indian Driver" mindset, especially if driving a taxi, in which there are no other things on the road whatsoever.

keep it classy, Slashdot. Also, if I were in UK I would just take uber everywhere.

2 days ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

Noah Haders Re:columns of pixels? wrong. (267 comments)

umm then how do you explain satellites? also from what I've read iron dome actually doesn't work that well.

2 days ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

Noah Haders Re:can it get me home from the bar? (267 comments)

If an autonomous car close-passes me I swear I will hunt it down and smash the fucking shit out of it, that is a promise.

ok deal I can accept that. tentative acceptance of autonomous vehicles + excessive retribution for any infraction.

I'm sure the car would have a flat tire algorithm, but I wonder what it would do with four flat tires. similarly, if someone bashes out its headlights and taillights, how will it know it's not driving safely.

2 days ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

Noah Haders Re:can it get me home from the bar? (267 comments)

You must be a real car hater. Do you think you should be able to just order cars around when you are walking?

legally, yes.

2 days ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

Noah Haders Re:columns of pixels? wrong. (267 comments)

that's a telegraphed arm signal that nobody does. it can't tell biker intentions. you don't get it because you just sit in your single occupancy car and assume everyone else does. nobody gets it.

2 days ago
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Reformatting a Machine 125 Million Miles Away

Noah Haders Re:ECC? (149 comments)

They clearly overspecced it. Maybe if had been designed more reasonably they could have sent more.

2 days ago

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Google buying satellite constellation network; will watch your every movement

Noah Haders Noah Haders writes  |  about 3 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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