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Is the World Ready For Facial Recognition On Google Glass?

Wingman 5 Re:No opt-out (469 comments)

So you're saying that Google could have made Glass completely indistinguishable from normal glasses? Where would they have put the screen?

Most likely it would be a small mirror that projected in to a VRD and not use a screen at all.

about 9 months ago

Bitcoin Token Maker Suspends Operation After Hearing From Federal Gov't

Wingman 5 Re: Far from harmless fun... but (258 comments)

That's the thing. the article never says if the tokens where empty or not. If he charged $50 and put $40 on the token (or whatever he wanted to charge as a handling fee) then he most certainly would be transferring money. But if they where empty I see your argument.

about 9 months ago

Bitcoin Perfectly Anonymous — Until You Spend It

Wingman 5 Re:Very Old News and Acknowledged by Bitcoin Devs (147 comments)

One of the ways that you can increase anonymity with Bitcoin purchases is by issuing a different hash key for each different kind of transaction

Unless you are part of the mining pool that mined the coin you spent yourself you still can be "tracked" by getting the information from whomever you got your initial coins from (be it thru subpena or coercion).

1 year,20 days

EFF Slams Google Fiber For Banning Servers On Its Network

Wingman 5 Re:Pros/Cons (301 comments)

Microsoft is fine with it, they even bundle the software in to windows server to do it yourself!

about a year ago

Fuel3D Start-Up Promises Affordable Point-and-Shoot 3D Scanner

Wingman 5 Re:Yes, better than a Kinect (38 comments)

There is a good image example on their page comparing the two. The left image is their scanner, the right is the kinnect.

about a year ago

Matt Smith Leaves "Doctor Who"

Wingman 5 Re:No way (375 comments)

It was never explained why timeloads only get 12 regens. It may have been a law, not a fact of their physiology. Like a very, very, very, long Logan's Run.

about a year ago

The Coming War Against Personal Photography and Video

Wingman 5 Re:or, you can do what I do (221 comments)

But then I would be living in Jersey... I think I rather stick with the totalitarian dystopia.

about a year ago

DRONENET: An Internet of Drones

Wingman 5 Re:Open IPv6 Mesh With Distributed Atomic Actions (108 comments)

1. The same way they tax cars, require them to be registered with a yearly registration fee.

2. Don't let anything fly anywhere, set up traffic corridors that are not near trees, power lines, and give enough space for a drone to correct itself after it gets hit by a strong wind gust.

3. Again the same way you do it with cars. You make rules and laws and if people break them there is a penalty.

4. The similar people who don't care if they live near a busy noisy street. And these will be electric, the nosiest part of any moving device is the engine, being electric instead of gas, there will be minimal noise. For one crashing in to your house, yes it could happen, but the safety level would need to get pretty high if people started to use these for widespread use. No one would ship with them if there was a 1 in 10 chance you would loose what you where delivering. For the ones that do crash the government can require liability insurance to be on them, just like cars.

about a year and a half ago

DRONENET: An Internet of Drones

Wingman 5 Re:not feasible (108 comments)

Everything does not need to be a Heli- variant. If standards are in place you could go with a much more efficient normal flight and solve the landing via ILS or a VTOL system on the drones.

about a year and a half ago

Gmail Drops Support for Connecting To Pop3 Servers With Self -Signed Certs

Wingman 5 Re:Please Explain (299 comments)

This is if you want GMail to query another POP3 server and pull it in to GMail, this allows you to do things like use the GMail Web UI for servers that only support POP3.

about 2 years ago

Nintendo Puts a Bedtime On Wii U Content In Europe

Wingman 5 Re:Editors... (190 comments)

Yes, that's the point! During the daytime you can not download games rated PEGI 18+

about 2 years ago

Windows 8 PCs Still Throttled By Crapware

Wingman 5 Re:Get a signature PC (657 comments)

How about AutoCAD too? Heck almost all products from Autodesk, there is a FOSS equivalent but it is severely lacking. You can't get a support contract for 99% of the FOSS equivalents so when you do have a issue with the software you can't get it resolved nearly as fast.

about 2 years ago

Kaspersky's Exploit-Proof OS Leaves Security Experts Skeptical

Wingman 5 Re:Even more interesting... (196 comments)

Is how McAfee SiteAdvisor flags your site as exhibiting "Risky Behaviour", warning me before even visiting ...

Damn websites with their skydiving and their investments of money in fly by night businesses!

about 2 years ago

Aircraft Carriers In Space

Wingman 5 Re:Nerds Ruining Entertainment (409 comments)

Also the version on Audible is very good too, each book has a forward recorded by the author himself. Audible has the entire "Lost Fleet" series and it's sequel series "Beyond The Frontier". The book released this year, a new sequel series, is not out on audiobook yet.

about 2 years ago

High Security Handcuffs Opened With 3D-Printed and Laser-Cut Keys

Wingman 5 Re:Clever but stupid? (202 comments)

I would not be surprised if a counterfeit key would fall under the category of "lockpick" which is illegal to posses in some jurisdictions.

more than 2 years ago

Netflix and Google Make Land Grab On Edge of Internet

Wingman 5 Quote from the article (85 comments)

This could help companies like Netflix get high definition video to consumers, and it could possibly bring down subscription rates for high speed internet, subsidized by the content providers.


Thanks for that, I needed a good laugh.

more than 2 years ago

Expect Mandatory 'Big Brother' Black Boxes In All New Cars From 2015

Wingman 5 Re:Big Brother? (628 comments)

The use of a motor vehicle is a privilege, not a right, and it can be rescinded at any time by the state you live in

Almost. The use of a motor vehicle on a public road is a privilege, not a right. Driving around your own property (or other private property, assuming permission of the owner) is your own damn business.

Maybe you should read the rest of the paragraph before trying to tell the GP he is wrong

The use of a motor vehicle is a privilege, not a right, and it can be rescinded at any time by the state you live in. Because of so-called motor-vehicle compact laws, you will probably not get another license in any other state. Anything that happens on public roads is their business. If you have a problem with that, you can pay to build private roads and pay for the maintenance of those roads with tolls.

more than 2 years ago



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