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Before Using StingRays, Police Must Sign NDA With FBI

spacepimp Re:More common, and possibly unconstitutional... (116 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.

yesterday
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Intel Putting 3D Scanners In Consumer Tablets Next Year, Phones To Follow

spacepimp Re:copyright&co will make this 'fun' (74 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.

4 days 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? (74 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/

4 days 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.

4 days 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 week 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 week 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 week 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 two weeks ago
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European Commission Reopens Google Antitrust Investigation

spacepimp Re:Because it sucks when you can't compete..... (96 comments)

Because it doesn't affect the person searching if Google's results don't show correctly the most popular results, it affects the company being pushed down the rankings - and the person searching is the person with decision-making power.

Of course it affects Google and the person searching if their results aren't the most useful results. People use and used Google because it gives the most relevant results for searches in the most easily usable manner thus far. If Google put shit results in the search page, then people would immediately go elsewhere as the friction/effort has increased to get the correct results. Google's entire business model is predicated on search relevance. That is why they beat the paid model that Yahoo and everyone else were using.
Also there is no such thing as the most popular result. There never has been. The results were always from day one decided on by a Google algorithm based off ranking metrics that they defined. The same is true for Bing or any other search engine,. The results are all interpretive. That is the only way a search engine can exist. Google does not always promote their own services first. Search app store and the iOS app store is the first organic result. Bing could buy and ad and show up near the top as well, and so can Google or Verizon or Amazon...

about two weeks ago
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European Commission Reopens Google Antitrust Investigation

spacepimp Re:Because it sucks when you can't compete..... (96 comments)

It is a paid advertisement, followed by another paid ad for Verizonwireless app store. Organically I get the Apple iOS App store, and the next link is the OSX App store for Mavericks. SO If Google gave themselves an organic first result they'd be "Evil", and if they buy an ad to promote their own service, then they are Evil. The only way for Google to not be Evil is to completely ignore the end user and their own platform in the search.

Note when I do the same search for app store via Android, the same results are there. Considering the app store search from an Android device is significantly less likely to be concerned with the Apple App store, then you'd expect the results to promote the Play store, and they still don't./ What does Google need to do for horse shit commentators like you to be considered fair? From what I've seen they are damned for anything they do...

about two weeks ago
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Is It Time To Split Linux Distros In Two?

spacepimp Re:Excellent Idea (282 comments)

You forgot:

Linux w/ Bing
Linux K (no media player)
Linux Ultimate
Linux embedded

about two weeks ago
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First US Appeals Court Hears Arguments To Shut Down NSA Database

spacepimp Re:It's amazing (199 comments)

In no way is secret ruling, by a secret court, about secret interpretations of temporary Acts an amendment to the Constitution.

about three weeks ago
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A Thousand Kilobots Self-Assemble Into Complex Shapes

spacepimp Re:Killbots (56 comments)

You aren't alone. It reads like the beginning of a sci-fi novel.

about a month ago
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Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot

spacepimp Re:Malicious network traffic repulser .. (194 comments)

"Will this "MonsterMind" work on non Microsoft Windows network traffic?"

Of course it will. The NSA requested the protocol code so they could engineer it to run natively on all windows based network traffic. In fact it likely runs by default, with no way to turn it off in Win 8.

about a month ago
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Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot

spacepimp Re:Snowden's comments at odds with his actions (194 comments)

He gave the data to journalists to reveal. They have the freedom of the press and the legal and moral grounds to decide what is right to release. If you haven't figured out that much of this, i would suggest walking away from the conversation.

about a month ago
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Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot

spacepimp Re:On come on now Edward (194 comments)

The NSA has blanket authority to do what they want

Please tell me who authorized the do anything you want authority? That is not how this country works. Sorry if you were fooled into believing that.

about a month ago
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Snowden: NSA Working On Autonomous Cyberwarfare Bot

spacepimp Re:not hero not villain end discussion (194 comments)

"we know the whole universe of factors that could be combined to make an opinion on Snowden...we know all the possiblities..."

Whatever it is you think you know, it better be pretty damn incontrovertible and actionable you'd have to be a fool to make the comment above otherwise. You know a limited part of a picture that was redacted and edited and restated and misunderstood then half lied by NSA/FBI/IRS etc to lack accountability in their responses. Besides the only way this resoves itself is if there are severe punishments to those in the postition to be intentionally misleading the public, and those violating the constitution, or a revolution. The FISA was/is the oversite. It didn't work then, and only served to make secret court ruling justifiable.

about a month ago
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Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office

spacepimp Hopefully they can be replaced by pattern matching (327 comments)

I can only hope that these experts rushing to get their reviews done quickly at the end of the quarter can be replaced by pattern matching AI. Their results if rushed have huge implication in the million s and billions for certain industries. Also, is there any tracking of who has which patents to review? Is the person filing the patent ever allowed to have communication with the reviewer? I would imagine there is plenty of room for bribery or pay off to let a certain patent review through.

about a month and a half ago
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2D To 3D Object Manipulation Software Lends Depth to Photographs

spacepimp Re:One trick used to make this seem more impressiv (76 comments)

Why couldn't the algorithm be content aware? similar to content aware fill in photoshop? that is much more likely given the scope of the software.

about a month and a half ago

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