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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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 three weeks ago
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2D To 3D Object Manipulation Software Lends Depth to Photographs

spacepimp Re:A question on this (76 comments)

i'm downloading the open source software now to test it out. I assume it is very similar to content aware fill used in Photoshop.

about three weeks ago
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CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

spacepimp Re:Beware the monster you abide (266 comments)

The recent news in Massachusetts regarding their attempts to claim they were private, shows that this is a half truth.

about a month ago
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CIA Director Brennan Admits He Was Lying: CIA Really Did Spy On Congress

spacepimp Re:And no one will go to jail (266 comments)

Except there is a law on record for exactly this sort of behavior. The fact that it is not frequently/publicly followed up upon, is another matter (Clapper)

TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 47 > 1001

  1001. Statements or entries generally

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, whoever, in any matter within the jurisdiction of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully—

(1) falsifies, conceals, or covers up by any trick, scheme, or device a material fact;

(2) makes any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation; or

(3) makes or uses any false writing or document knowing the same to contain any materially false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or entry;

shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 5 years or, if the offense involves international or domestic terrorism (as defined in section 2331), imprisoned not more than 8 years, or both.

-snip-

(c) With respect to any matter within the jurisdiction of the legislative branch, subsection (a) shall apply only to—

(1) administrative matters, including a claim for payment, a matter related to the procurement of property or services, personnel or employment practices, or support services, or a document required by law, rule, or regulation to be submitted to the Congress or any office or officer within the legislative branch; or

(2) any investigation or review, conducted pursuant to the authority of any committee, subcommittee, commission or office of the Congress, consistent with applicable rules of the House or Senate.

about a month ago
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Free Copy of the Sims 2 Contains SecuROM

spacepimp Re:Just enjoy the game (234 comments)

different comments by different users. sometimes they putin FTFY to point out something was changed.

about a month ago
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Massive Job Cuts Are Reportedly Coming For Microsoft Employees

spacepimp Re:Overstating things.... (300 comments)

Eroding yes.

There was a point up until a few years ago, where everyone (95%) had a Windows computer and they would update it every few years. Now those people are being served by ChromesOS/OSX/Android/iOS. Android alone has 1 billion active users in the most important sector (Mobile first). Those devices/machines are just now getting MS Office. but it no longer matters. In a BYOD world there is plenty of incentive to make the apps work in the cloud or as a service and that means on any and all devices. Once the apps are on osx/chromesOS/Android/iOS then MS and their strangle hold of Office/Exchange/Active Directory doesn't matter nearly as much. It is getting easier to move away from MS when it used to be impossible.

about a month and a half ago
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Baton Bob Strikes Back Against Police That Coerced Facebook Post From Him

spacepimp Re:lol mimes (203 comments)

They are a public nuisance with the same rights we afford assholes like myself and yourself. No one, even a mime, can be coerced into a public statement like this...

This is a highly illegal method of reputation modelling by the Atlanta PD.

about 2 months ago
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Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

spacepimp Re:The Special Relationship (242 comments)

It's all good chum.. Besides GCHQ gives us all the information we need aboutyou and your family. But I am certain you spy on US citizens and feed us the info as to not violate those pesky rights.

about 2 months ago
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Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

spacepimp Re:Uh... Yeah? (242 comments)

We are spying on civilians irrespective of who they are, what they think and how they act. Indiscriminate spying on the citizens of another nation is not the sort of thing the US should be engaged in. It will only piss them off and turn them to hate us along with losing the favor of the rest of the national leaders of the world. We have become complete and utter assholes of a nation and people like you saying it is fine have no idea how rude and arrogant you are to the people of the world who have done nothing wrong.

about 2 months ago
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Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

spacepimp Re:Except, of course, they have to prove you can (560 comments)

Sure, but lying is perjury. He shouldn't be compelled to incriminate himself according to the fifth amendment.

about 2 months ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

spacepimp Re:Massive conspiracy (465 comments)

Beware of ignoring the fact that the IRS has already admitted to guilt in the targetting, and has those investigated pleading the fifth amendment.

about 2 months ago
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IRS Lost Emails of 6 More Employees Under Investigation

spacepimp Re:Huh? (465 comments)

I like the part where you deliberately Ignore the fact that the IRS has admitted their guilt in targeting Tea Party groups, and has fired people for their involvement in the actions and those implicated are pleading the fifth to protect themselves in front of courts. If they've done nothing wrong, then they have no need to plead the fifth as the truth would be revealed during the court cases. Ollie North may not have been guilty too, except that he was.

about 2 months ago

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