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Android Kinect Projector Interface

itchythebear Whiteboard everywhere (45 comments)

This might be great for some type of whiteboard app.

If I need a whiteboard at work, I just plug in my phone to a projector and scribble w/e I want down. If I have a meeting later in the day I can just plug my phone into the projector in the conference room and can have my co workers instantly collaborate on my earlier notes. If I get home and feel like looking over or adding to my work notes, I can easily do so.

Of course the downfall to this whole idea is the fact that each location would need an available kinect and projector. I wonder how long until we can cram similar technologies into a phone though.

more than 2 years ago
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MPAA-Dodd Investigation Petition Reaches Goal

itchythebear Re:Wow ... (270 comments)

It's a meme

That's not to say that the way the AC used it was applicable, or that he isn't doing Whippets...

more than 2 years ago
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What Happens To Your Files When a Cloud Service Shuts Down?

itchythebear Re:Question (592 comments)

The former.

I was hoping for, and got, some pretty good answers with this comment, and this comment.

more than 2 years ago
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What Happens To Your Files When a Cloud Service Shuts Down?

itchythebear Re:Question (592 comments)

That you are asking, without even expecting this to be the case, either means you are ignorant or deeply cynical.

Actually, both. I didn't know, that's why I asked.

I understand that the owners of the site can be arrested before being found guilty, but should the site also be shutdown before a verdict has been reached?

more than 2 years ago
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What Happens To Your Files When a Cloud Service Shuts Down?

itchythebear Question (592 comments)

Has Megaupload been found guilty of anything? If not, why has their site been shut down? If copyright laws apply to the internet, then why doesn't due process?

more than 2 years ago
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NYPD Developing Portable Body Scanner For Detecting Guns

itchythebear Re:This device empowers criminals. (575 comments)

Seriously? Over 8 million people and you expect no violent crime?

And you see no legitimate reason to carry a firearm in NYC? You contradict yourself.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Can You Do About SOPA and PIPA?

itchythebear Re:If rule by corporations bothers you (1002 comments)

It is nice that dailypaul.com has participated in the blackout, but Ron Paul doesn't actually run that site.

From the sites footer:

Not paid for by, nor officially affiliated in any way with Ron Paul.

It's worth pointing out though that he does oppose SOPA, which is a good thing.

more than 2 years ago
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Three Tiny Exoplanets Suggest Solar System Not So Special

itchythebear Re:A flicker of light. (83 comments)

Yes, that star's habitable zone is probably closer than our Sun's, but the planets are still way to close to be considered in that star's habitable zone.

FTFA:

At the AAS meeting, the discovery team announced that all three planets orbiting KOI-961 whip around the star in less than two days. The outermost body is the tiniest, with a diameter half that of Earth, or about the same as Mars, and a temperature of about 400 degrees Celsius. The inner two planets are larger, with diameters about three-fourths that of Earth. But that is still smaller than Venus. Because the planets are all small and close to their star, much of the atmosphere they may once have had would have evaporated, leaving behind bare rock, Marcy says.

more than 2 years ago
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Reddit Turning SOPA "Blackout" Into a "Learn-In"

itchythebear Re:What we are trying to do here (241 comments)

It seems like a blackout of many sites would be more effective if all the sites were blacked out at the same time. If multiple sites people regularly visit are down simultaneously, then you are more likely to get an "OMG, the internet is broken" reaction than if sites were down at different times (which will give more of a "Dang, wikipedia is doing that same thing reddit did last week, weird" reaction).

It would probably be like herding cats to try and get a large number of sites to all shutdown at the exact same time on a given day, so it might make more sense to do small 1-2 hour blackouts every week (or something like that). This will allow other websites to schedule their blackouts at the same time as yours which would have the desired effect of having many sites down at the same time.

more than 2 years ago
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Filesharing Now an Official Religion In Sweden

itchythebear Re:Site is down right now. (358 comments)

came here to see the violence inherent in the system
left satisfied.

more than 2 years ago
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Wikipedia To Dump GoDaddy Over SOPA

itchythebear In response... (197 comments)

In response, GoDaddy will now have various pictures of Danica Patrick at the top of all of their site's pages, urgently pleading people to register domains with them.

The caption would be:

If everyone reading this registered 5 domains with us, we could end the internet today. Please read a personal appeal. Please help.

more than 2 years ago
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Rackspace: SOPA "Is a Deeply Flawed Piece of Legislation"

itchythebear Re:What Would Happen... (213 comments)

they don't actually care what happens to the internet

clarification: they == politicians

more than 2 years ago
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Rackspace: SOPA "Is a Deeply Flawed Piece of Legislation"

itchythebear Re:What Would Happen... (213 comments)

Interesting thought, but as has been pointed out before, they don't actually care what happens to the internet. The Govt will fund a Govt only network (if they need it) and big media will finally not have to worry about people illegally downloading their "product" and can go back to charging 20 bucks for a CD and forcing television down everyone's throats.

Yet more proof of how little our representatives care about us eh?

more than 2 years ago
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The Future of Protest In Panopticon Nation

itchythebear Re:Father Shot History That Looks More Than Curren (566 comments)

Worse, because each of us have conformation bias, we'll tend to throw out the ten thousand images that don't confirm our bias, while clinging onto the one image that does as the grain of truth in the flood of lies.

With that statement in mind, how do you feel about about the pepper spraying incident at UC Davis?

about 3 years ago
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The Future of Protest In Panopticon Nation

itchythebear Re:Video bites are no better than sound bites (566 comments)

Everything in the statement you make smells like absolute B.S.

They arrested the students immediately after they pepper sprayed them, so obviously it was their intent to use "physical interference". Further more, I'm not sure why you think it is acceptable to use pepper spray to disperse a peaceful crowd in the first place. If someone is breaking the law, you arrest them. If someone resists arrest, THEN physical force would be appropriate.

about 3 years ago
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The Future of Protest In Panopticon Nation

itchythebear Re:Video bites are no better than sound bites (566 comments)

You make a very important point about how video bites don't always show exactly what happend, and can often appear to support the party who was actually in the wrong. However, this does not apply to this specific case.

Many videos that show the event start well before the actual pepper spraying occurs and continue well afterwards. Additionally, the students who were sprayed were simply sitting down, not resisting arrest. The students should have just been arrested, pepper spraying was totally unneeded.

about 3 years ago
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Bradley Manning's Court Date Finally Set

itchythebear Re:spin. (523 comments)

Against all enemies, foreign and domestic

I bolded a different part for you. It isn't about who Bradley Manning thinks is an enemy, it's about who the U.S. government thinks is an enemy.

more than 2 years ago
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SCADA Hacker: Water District Used 3-Character Password

itchythebear Predicting Government Response (213 comments)

A child who knows how the HMI that comes with Simatic works could have accomplished this...

The obvious course of action to prevent future attacks against SCADA systems is to ban all children. Problem sovled.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Music Goes Live With Google+ Integration

itchythebear Re:Good grief (240 comments)

Does that make Steve Ballmer "Master Hand"?

more than 3 years ago

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