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Secret Policy Allows GCHQ Bulk Access To NSA Data

spacepimp Re:Five Eyes (77 comments)

The key word being SOME. If it is only a small insignificant portion, why not make that data... you know the personal and identifying data inaccessible. No one here is claiming it is all personal data, you are making it a false argument, that it is either irrelevant due to its small amount of the total being shared, or that it can't be uncoupled easily and respectfully from the rest.

2 hours ago
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Drones Could 3D-Map Scores of Hectares of Land In Just a Few Hours

spacepimp Re:Not clear this is actually a 3D map (91 comments)

I think it is attempting to remove the light as a source of distance measuring and using the point cloud to assist in making the models more accurate, but more so applying logic to the point clouds for actual surface generation vs doing it manually based off of a point cloud. This should make photogrammetry the preferrable method.

yesterday
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Drones Could 3D-Map Scores of Hectares of Land In Just a Few Hours

spacepimp Re:Not clear this is actually a 3D map (91 comments)

I use a FARO scanner at times, and it attempts to do something similar. However they don't remotely attempt to make a solid out of the images. So it is either point cloud or not on the export. Within the Apps you can use both views and measure etc, but not being exportable to a true polygon isn't an option at the moment so people tend to take it to solid works or Rhino and make it manually.

You can get decent 3D modelling off of ortho with consistent overlap etc. But it isn't great yet. I assume this is going to be more powerful. The new invention of LIDAR-Lite (Google it) for a 90 dollar sensor that has about 130 feet of accuracy will allow for the careful measuring to be applied to the photographs to help make them more accurate. So the ability to pre program an ortho mapping with better results might make these more powerful for smaller verticals.

yesterday
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Drones Could 3D-Map Scores of Hectares of Land In Just a Few Hours

spacepimp Re:Not clear this is actually a 3D map (91 comments)

I might be wrong but I believe they are concurrently using lidar, and the lidar point cloud is used to help facilitate the actual photogrammetry process. Where differing points in the point cloud are interpreted to help make a geometric vs a point cloud model based off of the images. This could goa very long way in helping convert a point cloud of accurate measurments into actual useable and reasonably accurate 3d models for BIM/Farming/Mapping etc. The map produced is very much a 3d model generated from the combo of 2d images with known points of measurement and the corresponding point cloud. If they have solved this big time consuming mess of a problem the mapping /GIS/BIM world will be altered significantly.

yesterday
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2600 Profiled: "A Print Magazine For Hackers"

spacepimp Re:A good mag. (71 comments)

When I was there two years ago, Eric was the man in the van. I tried to explain to my 12 year old nephew who it was that had just given him a 2600 tshirt for free, and who Kevin Mitnick was.

2 days ago
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NPR: '80s Ads Are Responsible For the Lack of Women Coders

spacepimp When did we lose personal responsibility (780 comments)

and self reliance and self definition? It is always the larger world that wronged someone, or coerced them to act in ways they never would have on their own? Maybe just maybe we need men and women looking at themselves and deciding for themselves what and who they want to be without societal influences bending our wills one way or another. If it is societies fault/influence does it matter if a man or women isn't coding or breast feeding? They've lost the only battle that matters which is free thought.

 

about a week ago
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After Negative User Response, ChromeOS To Re-Introduce Support For Ext{2,3,4}

spacepimp Re:re ext support (183 comments)

Google it yourself. If you have something to bring to the table and offer, then please do, and perhaps I'll consider helping you. I'm not baited or interested in your simplistic and lazy two word and canned response. Tell me I'm wrong.

about two weeks ago
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After Negative User Response, ChromeOS To Re-Introduce Support For Ext{2,3,4}

spacepimp Re:Imagine (183 comments)

" Now if only Google would put some time into improving Gmail because their web based product sucks ass."

Hmm... Who makes a superior web based email/calendar system? What secret sauce would you bring in that solves your problems with the gmail service, which doesn't add complexity or confusion to the rest of the planet?

about two weeks ago
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After Negative User Response, ChromeOS To Re-Introduce Support For Ext{2,3,4}

spacepimp Re:re ext support (183 comments)

Fact: MS has been fined for selling (illegally) personal and identifying information of users to political parties in the US.
Fact: Win 8.1 is a giant step in tying a cloud service/tracking account for all that you now do in their OS, and to boot, the backdoors built in for the NSA are also usable by the black hats of the world.
Fact: Google doesn't sell your data, they serve ads. Your data is never known to an advertiser, ever, by anything supplied to them via Google.

You might want to ask yourself why even in the Enterprise, MS tries to foist upon you personally identifying information. so they can track app uses/web c alls made by applications, and send them all to MS for collection.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

spacepimp GMAIL SPAM is fairly accurate (265 comments)

I think more likely what occurs is that they need to be extremely careful about false positives. So they push everything into a SPAM folder. But if you miss a critical email because Google accidentally thought something was spam when it wasn't, then Hello lawsuits. From a legal perspective, blocking anything going into their inboxen is a risk.

about two weeks ago
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Chrome 38 Released: New APIs and 159 Security Fixes

spacepimp Re:And it still can't render CSS gradients properl (55 comments)

We were discussing a single portion of css 3 in this matter it was gradients. You can use chromium and not suffer the privacy concerns. Somehow I think you bringing that up though hints more to the reason that you find IE anf FF to be the only good browsers. If you think IE doesn't spy on you and that it is secure then keep on telling yourself that.

about three weeks ago
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Chrome 38 Released: New APIs and 159 Security Fixes

spacepimp Re:And it still can't render CSS gradients properl (55 comments)

How many years did Microsoft drag its feet on supporting .png and transparency? How long before it truly supported CSS? yeah IE and Firefox are still the only good browsers out there. Especially if you don't care about security.

about three weeks ago
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Before Using StingRays, Police Must Sign NDA With FBI

spacepimp Re:More common, and possibly unconstitutional... (124 comments)

These are on the streets and being used to illegally search innocent civilians, but hey it is all fine and good if they catch the "bad guys"... Maybe you don't pay attention but American citizens have rapidly become the bad guys in the eyes of our government.

about a month ago
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Intel Putting 3D Scanners In Consumer Tablets Next Year, Phones To Follow

spacepimp Re:copyright&co will make this 'fun' (75 comments)

Why would this cause problems? the number of uses here are incredible in business fields such as Construction/Engineering/BIM/Architecture/mapping/3d Modelling and gaming.

Does your son get sued for taking a photograph of his toys? Would he get sued for taking several photographs of his toys?
Would he get sued for taking a video of his toys?

That damn video might show the dimensions of the objects.

about a month ago
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Intel Putting 3D Scanners In Consumer Tablets Next Year, Phones To Follow

spacepimp Re:How will this help me play angry birds? (75 comments)

Why does it need to be an everyday thing? Most smart phone users don't take photographs every day, but they put the camera on there nonetheless.
Most people don't use Bluetooth every day, but they put it on the device anyway.

The uses here are for generating 3d objects for games, video, or just for shits n' giggles. From the perspective of engineering this is an incredibly useful feature when doing a primary walk through pre bid on a project.

At some point the idea of a flat 2D photo will give way to 3d photogrpahy/photogrammetry/

about a month ago
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Putin To Discuss Plans For Disconnecting Russia From the Internet

spacepimp Re:bitcoin (241 comments)

That or they take the USB key carrying their wallet with them to a visit outside the country.

about a month ago
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New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails

spacepimp Re:Snowden is a communist spy and no whistleblower (200 comments)

We see this differently I suppose. I'll trust the interpretation of Ellesberg over your Telecom insight. If you think lying to Congress, and propaganda campaigns to ensure enough fear/support of this surveillance. You might be alright with the lying and the slight of hand three card monty word games they play, but I personally am not. If you've been aware of all of this for 15 years and the best you can say about it, is that it embarrassed the US government, then you have apparently decided that it is all OK, and in the best interests of civilians to trade peace for the lie of security. That is your path, not mine. There is nothing good in a surveillance state for the citizens being controlled... The second you suggest that exposing this to the public is a bad thing then you are actually part of the problem. You are they.

about a month and a half ago
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New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails

spacepimp Re:Again? (200 comments)

Snowden seems organized, thoughtful and intelligent. He did openly state that he challenged anyone in the NSA to deny he tried to use the internal systems first to seek resolution. He can likely reveal his efforts rather easily and publicly. However propaganda doesn't require honesty on behalf of the NSA to be successful.

about a month and a half ago
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New Details About NSA's Exhaustive Search of Edward Snowden's Emails

spacepimp Re:Snowden is a communist spy and no whistleblower (200 comments)

Perhaps actually reading into the subject at hand, and thinking about what you say might help with you getting a clearer picture. One mans weasel traitor is another mans whistleblower. Name a whistleblower the intelligence apparatus in the US hasn't condemned?

about a month and a half ago
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Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls

spacepimp Re:magicJack alternative? (162 comments)

If anything I see it getting integrated into more places for enterprise use. Google Apps with Google Voice for employees and using a closed Google+ for an intranet would be very appealing along with video conferencing etc.

about a month and a half ago

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