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DARPA Contract Hints At Real-Time Video Spying

feijai Grant, not Contract (73 comments)

And that makes all the difference in the world.

The term I picked up on was "universities". Universities do not get involved in contracts. They live in the world of DAPRA grants, typically at level 6.1 and rarely 6.2 (old terms for "basic research" and "transition technology"). DARPA's grants are often blue-sky stuff: "Imagine that we had sharks with laser beams on their heads. How could we use them?" DARPA is encouraged to think forward even when the technology support doesn't exist. That's what the first "A" in DARPA stands for. So just because this is a system for doing real-time video surveillance (which is fairly common topicwise), and the blue-sky example is a keyhole satellite, doesn't at all mean that there's a keyhole satellite which enables real-time video surveillance. It just means the project manager is being encouraged to dream big.

more than 6 years ago

Thomson Reuters Sues Over Open-Source Endnote-Alike Zotero

feijai Re:"But it's just my opinion, I could be wrong" (181 comments)

First off EULA's are not enforceable.

They are in Virginia, one of two states to enact UCITA.

Guess which state George Mason University is a state school of.

more than 6 years ago

Claimed Proof of Riemann Hypothesis

feijai So what? (345 comments)

arXiv has become the repository for junk that couldn't pass peer review. Wake me up when we see a published journal article.

more than 6 years ago


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