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How Ford's Virtual Reality Lab Helps Engineers

jeti Re:Frame rate (49 comments)

But a low framerate contributes to simulator sickness. It's no wonder the engineers in the video are careful to move their heads slowly.

about two weeks ago

YouTube Ordered To Remove "Illegal" Copyright Blocking Notices

jeti Re:Royalty collection? (427 comments)

Not quite. The GEMA only collects fees for its members. The problem is the GEMA assumption. If you play a song, you either have to pay the GEMA or document that the relevant artists do not have GEMA contracts (which is either a pain or plain impossible).

about 1 month ago

YouTube Ordered To Remove "Illegal" Copyright Blocking Notices

jeti Re:Bullshit (427 comments)

Do you have a source for this? To my knowledge, the GEMA demands 0.375 Euro cents [PDF] per view.

about 1 month ago

Insight On FBI Hacking Ops

jeti Re:Axis of evil, again (137 comments)

Is this a joke? This sounds exactly like what Borne Again Christians, including George W. Bush believe in.

about 4 months ago

NSA Tracking Cellphone Locations Worldwide

jeti Re:Metadata (256 comments)

Metadata is just data about data. This can be almost anything. For voice recordings, you could reasonably claim the following information to be metadata:
- Existence of keywords or keyphrases
- Voice signatures, identifying the speakers
- Stress levels of the voices

If you look at how US agencies are gaming the legal system, they will probably claim that transcripts of conversations are not the conversations themselves and therefore metadata.

about 4 months ago

Healthcare.gov and the Gulf Between Planning and Reality

jeti The Vasa effect (494 comments)

Can we call this the Vasa effect? Named after the pride of the Swedish marine that sank minutes into its maiden voyage, killing dozens of the crew.

about 5 months ago

Singapore & South Korea Help NSA Tap Undersea Cables

jeti Re:Why are they doing this? (137 comments)

The US doesn't really need oil from the middle east. Europe and Asia do.

about 5 months ago

NSA Internet Spying Sparks Race To Create Offshore Havens For Data Privacy

jeti Re:Spot on (166 comments)

Eduard Snowden wasn't employed by the NSA, but by Booz Allen Hamilton, which belongs to the Carlyle Group. Think about the opportunities insider information offers to these kinds of investors.

about 7 months ago

Google Speeding Up New Encryption Project After Latest Snowden Leaks

jeti Re:US Trust is gone (248 comments)

US companies won't regain any trust until the US government lifts all gag orders that came attached to NSLs.

about 7 months ago

John Gilmore Analyzes NSA Obstruction of Crypto In IPSEC

jeti Re:I don't feel insane anymore (362 comments)

Just that they're out to get you doesn't mean your not paranoid.

about 7 months ago

Survey: Most IT Staff Don't Communicate Security Risks

jeti Re:"6% of $1M loss = $60K, can be avoid for $4K" (227 comments)

But how can we assess the probability of a successful attack? Since most companies choose not to disclose breaches, we don't have meaningful statistics to base our estimates on.

about 7 months ago

Apple Receives Patent For Accessing Sets of Apps With Different Passcodes

jeti Re:P.A.T.E.N.T (156 comments)

Prevent Any Truly Empowering New Technologies

about 7 months ago

Google To Encrypt Cloud Storage Data By Default

jeti Re:What does this mean exactly? (217 comments)

It means that they don't provide the encryption keys. And the unencrypted data is provided to government agencies in accordance with the law. Since there are secret laws, we don't know under what conditions the data is provided.

about 8 months ago

John Carmack Joins Oculus VR As CTO

jeti Re:I will agree that VR is cool (125 comments)

VR for personal use so far has failed because the hardware was crap or unaffordable. I will buy an Oculus Rift and I don't care how it looks. I won't use it for an audience.

about 8 months ago

Microsoft's Cooperation With NSA Either Voluntary, Or Reveals New Legal Tactic

jeti Frequency hopping rates (193 comments)

Wasn't the frequency hopping rate in cell phone standards lowered to make surveillance more easy? AFAIK this happened far more than a decade ago.

about 9 months ago

Sexism Still a Problem At E3

jeti Dolce and Gabbanna (737 comments)

I think it was a Dolce and Gabbanna store that had young men posing half-naked in Baywatch costumes. There was a long queue in front of the store. While I personally don't understand why these people were willing to wait half an hour to buy some shirts, I utterly fail to feel offended by such promo tactics. Seriously - relax.

about 10 months ago


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