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FAA Pressures Coldwell, Other Realtors To Stop Using Drone Footage

phrostie Re:Dear Fed (199 comments)

i mixed opinions on this.

does the same rule apply to SpaceX when they film one of their tests?

about two weeks ago
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Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

phrostie Re:Sounds about right... (441 comments)

a little rivalry is a good thing.

I'm a fan of both and still believe that putting all your eggs in one basket will just lead to other problems.

about a month ago
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In 2012, Facebook Altered Content To Tweak Readers' Emotions

phrostie Re:consent (130 comments)

Just think of it as the new Facebook beta.

about a month ago
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Google Building a Domain Registration Service

phrostie Re:Getting popcorn (69 comments)

more of a disillusioned former Google supporter. many feel burned and bitter by their big brother crap.

it's not spin, just preparing for the worst, because that is the trend they've been showing us.
absolute control/power corrupts absolutely.

Google grabbing more power?
not surprised. surprised would be if they "did no evil".

about a month ago
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Facebook Lets Users Opt Out of Targeted Ads

phrostie Re:Will they hide the "X" icons again? (97 comments)

to opt out at facebook add the following line to your hosts file:

127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com

about a month and a half ago
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New Permission System Could Make Android Much Less Secure

phrostie Re:How is this a good idea? (249 comments)

does anyone know what CyangenMod will be doing?

about a month and a half ago
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Pixar To Give Away 3D RenderMan Software

phrostie Re:there is some evil in this (147 comments)

look up the history of BMRT

I'd be happy if they gave that back.

about 2 months ago
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Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

phrostie Re:Deja vu (311 comments)

I was a bit skeptical when I'd first heard about this.

What I hope happens is that they start off focusing on commercial applications like parking lots and drive ways.
That will give the technology time mature and the price to come down.

otherwise yeah, I suspect we'll be rebuilding a lot of roads as they work the real world bugs out.

about 2 months ago
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Google Using YouTube Threat As Leverage For Cheaper Streaming Rights

phrostie Re:worked in the old days (197 comments)

I was an early supporter of Google but it just keeps getting worse and worse.

Google has become the Karma Sutra of the internet.
you are going to get screwed, just choose a position or they will chose it for you.

about 2 months ago
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NASA, France Skeptical of SpaceX Reusable Rocket Project

phrostie Re:Just because... (333 comments)

In the case of NASA/ESA they have human rated systems and cargo/satellite rated systems.

it would not surprise me if there are 50+ cargo/satellite launches for every human rated launch.

so first use, send it up as a human(yes, I know they aren't there yet) rated and after that down grade it to cargo/satellite.

after a few hundred of these launches you can start to analyze your flight data and success rates and say, "ok now we'll keep this system human rated for 3 launches".

about 3 months ago
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Programming Education Making A Comeback In Primary Schools

phrostie Punch Cards! (138 comments)

Woooooooooooooo Hoooooooooooooo!

about 3 months ago
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Administration Ordered To Divulge Legal Basis For Killing Americans With Drones

phrostie Re:SCOTUS (310 comments)

Those aren't the Drones you're looking for.

someone had to say it

about 3 months ago
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Declassified Papers Hint US Uranium May Have Ended Up In Israeli Arms

phrostie Re:Were they insured? (165 comments)

+1
if only I had mod points.

about 3 months ago
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Linux 3.14 Kernel Released

phrostie Re:PI KERNEL (132 comments)

and well rounded

about 4 months ago
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Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

phrostie Re:Unsurprising ... (300 comments)

Zuck is going to create the google-glass of the gaming world.

about 4 months ago
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Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

phrostie Re:Outrageous. (300 comments)

Notch sells a product.

Facebook sells you.

about 4 months ago
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Google Tries To Defuse Glass "Myths"

phrostie Re:A lense cover (363 comments)

The biggest Google myth of all times?

"do no evil"

it's been debunked.

about 4 months ago

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CosmoQuest is having a Google+ Telethon for STEM education

phrostie phrostie writes  |  about a year ago

phrostie (121428) writes "Shamelessly stolen from Universe Today "On June 15-16, Pamela Gay and Nicole Gugliucci are hosting a 32-hour Google Hangout on Air – a Hangout-a-thon – to raise money to support public engagement in science. It starts at Noon EDT, 16:00 UTC on June 15, 2013 and will feature guests like Phil Plait (the Bad Astronomer), NASA scientists and educators, the cast of Beyond the Wall, Mat Kaplan from Planetary Radio, and our very own Fraser Cain. Yours truly might make an appearance as well, beaming in from the middle of nowhere in Minnesota. A complete schedule of guests and events can be found here. Facebook Event Page""
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Earthquake Swarm Off Oregon Coast

phrostie phrostie writes  |  more than 6 years ago

phrostie (121428) writes "Scientists at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center have recorded more than 600 earthquakes in the last 10 days off the central Oregon coast in an area not typically known for a high degree of seismic activity.

This earthquake "swarm" is unique, according to OSU marine geologist Robert Dziak, because it is occurring within the middle of the Juan de Fuca plate — away from the major, regional tectonic boundaries. "In the 17 years we've been monitoring the ocean through hydrophone recordings, we've never seen a swarm of earthquakes in an area such as this," Dziak said. "We're not certain what it means. But we hope to have a ship divert to the site and take some water samples that may help us learn more." The water samples may indicate whether the process causing the earthquakes is tectonic or hydrothermal, he added."

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