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Scammers Lower Comcast Bills, Get Jail Time

abednegoyulo How was it done? (103 comments)

1. Removed BS items from customers' bill?
2. Removed legitimate items from the customers' bill?
3. Price of certain items were modified?

TFA only says "accounts were changed". IMHO comcast has some explaining to do to its customers if it were case 1.

about 3 months ago
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Google's Project Tango Headed To International Space Station

abednegoyulo Re:My curiosity (22 comments)

Sorry for the vague construction of my sentence/thoughts in my head. The accelerometer that I am referring to is the one that is being used in phones. The ones that tell up from down. Yeah I was scratching my head when I first found out that that piece of hardware in smartphones is not called (I assumed) gyroscope. The velocity and current position problem is for the GPS satellites and given that it senses it surroundings. If this device is measuring the surrounding environment, detects that it is 1 meter from a wall/hull, reading velocity of 7.71km/s, and still same distance from the things around it with respect to x,y, and z axis, that really is interesting for me. I'm thinking of a problem similar to the experience of sitting in a bus and the bus next to it leaves. You might sense that the bus you are on is moving but what actually is happening is the other bus is the one that is moving. If you close you eyes you can easily tell that your bus is not moving but the addition of visual information fools the human mind. I'm curious if the addition of the information about its surrounding may have effect in some of its computation resulting to a wrong reading.

about 4 months ago
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Google's Project Tango Headed To International Space Station

abednegoyulo Re:My curiosity (22 comments)

At first I was thinking the same about the GPS but then I searched for their height. The ISS is orbiting at 370km while GPS satellites are at 20,000km.

about 4 months ago
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Google's Project Tango Headed To International Space Station

abednegoyulo My curiosity (22 comments)

What will be the effect on the accelerometer (0 gravity) and GPS. I assume that it also senses its current velocity and current position. Having data of 0 velocity but changing position (I assume that the ISS' velocity is not the same with the GPS satellites) would definitely f*ck-up the computation.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Dumping License Fees For Windows Phone?

abednegoyulo Does this mean (125 comments)

from MS' perspective, you are the product?

about 5 months ago
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Nanomaterial May Be Future of Hard Drives

abednegoyulo I don't think so. (82 comments)

What would be the edge over our current SSD?

From what I have understood from the summary (I didn't RTFA) the only application that I can think of is a thinner thermal fuse. One layer of this sandwiched between two permanent magnets. When this material detects heat, magnetic orientation switches which will repel both sides opening the circuit. When it goes back, it will attract both sides thus closing the circuit. Advantage is there are no mechanical springs.

about 5 months ago
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How Tutankhamun's DNA Became a Battleground

abednegoyulo Re:interesting story, shit website (89 comments)

was Nefertiti, who's bust is one of the most iconic symbols of Egypt

I guess they don't call her Nefertiti for nothing.

about 5 months ago
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US Intelligence Officials To Monitor Federal Employees With Security Clearances

abednegoyulo Re:1984 Cascade (186 comments)

Monitors all the way down

about 5 months ago
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Google Won't Enable Chrome Video Acceleration Because of Linux GPU Bugs

abednegoyulo Mine is working just fine. (295 comments)

Using intel i3 graphics with default driver that comes with RHEL6/CentOS6. I startup chromium with --ignore-gpu-blacklist. It has been more than a year now and so far so good.

about 5 months ago
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Fujitsu Labs Develops Prototype Haptic Sensory Tablet

abednegoyulo Three applications (24 comments)

1) Porn
2) Pr0n
3) PORN!

about 5 months ago
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Why We Need To Teach Hacking In High School

abednegoyulo Re:hacker vs hacker (124 comments)

You mean biscuit vs cracker

about 5 months ago
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S. Korea's Cyberwar Against N. Korea's Nukes

abednegoyulo These type of information (57 comments)

are often hidden from the public. You don't tell what you are going to do. Did the US bragged about Stuxnet before using it? The worse thing that could happen is North will sabotage some "projects" that they have and blame it to the South.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

abednegoyulo For simplicity's sake (478 comments)

Put the limo out of the picture. Let's say you can have an infinite space to implement this. Is there such technology that will render all cameras useless except for the one(s) you have? One can suggest to have total darkness inside and have an IR camera for you to use but does your guest/client want to party inside in total darkness? What if someone brought an IR camera too? What if someone used the built-in flash on their cellphones?

Honestly I would like to mod the article as troll...

about 5 months ago
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What Are the Weirdest Places You've Spotted Linux?

abednegoyulo In a Prominent Company (322 comments)

Based in Redmond

about 6 months ago
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Windows Phone Actually Gaining Market Share In Some Countries

abednegoyulo 2013 (114 comments)

Year of the Windows Phone!

about a year ago
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Digital Pen Vibrates To Indicate Bad Spelling, Grammar and Penmanship

abednegoyulo Internet Rule (144 comments)

#34

about a year and a half ago

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Leap Motion, the 3D gesture control that's like Kinect on steroids

abednegoyulo abednegoyulo writes  |  about 2 years ago

abednegoyulo (1797602) writes "Leap Motion's not the household name Kinect is, but it should be — the company's motion-tracking system is more powerful, more accurate, smaller, cheaper, and just more impressive. Leap CTO David Holz came by the Verge's New York offices to give us a demo of the company's upcoming product (called The Leap), and suffice to say we're only begrudgingly returning to our mice and keyboards."
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Vintage Soviet Space Capsule Sold for Record $2.9M

abednegoyulo abednegoyulo writes  |  more than 3 years ago

abednegoyulo (1797602) writes ""It surpasses Sotheby's own sale in 1996 of a more modern Russian Soyuz capsule for $1.6 million," Pearlman added. "That spacecraft, purchased by Ross Perot's foundation, is now on loan and displayed at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.""
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