Re: And the flip side?
Oh my god! It's full of ads.......
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Oh my god! It's full of ads.......
You can't compare it to Google Glass. Glass is just a tiny screen in the corner of one eye as where hololens overlays everything you see.
It's like comparing a LCD screen to data projector.
Neither is an assault rifle but that hasn't stopped Americans from using them for "home defence"......
"According to the quote from the article, the shot is taken from a "standard rifle." Where did the assumption a smoothbore will be required come from?"
Other previous articles stated the rifle was smoothbore as spinning the round made guidance impossible.
This isn't the first story about this
"True, but then again, if a novice can nail the target using this round, imagine what a trained Scout Sniper can do with such a round even under extreme range or wind conditions. The US has historically held value in the savings of one well-placed shot. When one is all you need, they may consider the cost worth it if it saves time, other ammo, and especially lives."
Actually the trained scout will do SFA for extreme range or wind. His training helps him compensate for it with unguided bullets but with a guided bullet, software takes over the moment it's fired. For starters the rifles are now smooth bore because you don't need it to fly true when it can change course.
His training will have more use in camouflage and positioning.
Right now trolls are out shopping for senators.
America, the best government and legal system money can buy......
"But only if they hand the keys over to the government...you know, "for safekeeping".
Seems like only a short time ago, they were whining that unbreakable encryption would create a playground for pedophiles and terrorists.
Geez! Make up your minds, already."
They have. They need the keys to hunt for pedos and terrorists (Not movie pirates and whistleblowers I swear). This is why they should be trusted with the master key........
"Outlook gets a pass because it actually works..."
Does it? My Outlook is pissing me off by copying emails into folders instead of moving them so I end up with duplicates. Nothing I've tried will stop it.
My first iwatch app will be a voice saying over and over "Look at me. I have an iWatch"
So I'd never sign up for a package where half the damn channels are sport.
Religion + Humour = Jihad
"Your algebra is flawed
No it's not. Religion + government is always a magnitude worse than either alone......
Religion = bad news.
Government = bad news.
Religion + government = bad news squared.
It could only go wrong if they didn't have a scapegoat already lined up......
Quite correct. Something like hololens will give you the big screen without the big screen and it's due out this year.
"Labor were better at the spin, but really they created the mess we are in by developing a dodgy financial model with data charges & speed tiers. As of February (see NBNCo Media Releases) , 38% on Fibre are connected at 12Mbps and a further 38% are connected at 25Mbps. 12Mbps connections are under what Labor predicted, but 25Mbps is well over."
Yes but the Libs are putting in a system that is out of date before they start, saving no money and will have to be ripped out and done again when 25Mbps isn't good enough anymore and for anyone more than 300M away from the node (AKA most of Australia) it's no better than what they have now.
How F#$king retarded is that?
He's in a party and the party said that FTTH was a Labor idea and therefore must be bad and they must oppose it at all cost......
Just like Big Brother and reality TV.........
Got rid off all the devil worshipping scientists in the place so what do you expect?
Seriously for schools, you can have a dumb terminal (chromebook) and use cloud based applications and cloud storage. The storage and applications could reside on the school server. Wireless on the school network would be perfectly fine
"Kids now use their smart phones to do research in class and sanity has prevailed"
I call BS.
Kids are using their smartphones to message their friends in class while claiming research perhaps.....
Windows 8 was a wasted opportunity. If done properly (AKA differently) it could have made a massive difference.
What they ended up with was a touch interface forced into a non touch environment and the start of a Apple style walled garden.
Maybe 10 and Hololens might turn everything around?
Head rolling? Eye rolling maybe.....
The fact that big companies can shift profits overseas to avoid paying tax is the fault of the government and to fail to take advantage of the government stupidity would not be working in the shareholders interests.
Problem is the government doesn't have the balls to solve the problem of tax minimization and will instead tax the workers more and sell off all our assets.
There is absolutely no point whining about it to the big companies. They need to fix the laws first.
Yeah I don't see this passing. Not in "tough on copyright crime" America.
What they need is a standardized method of access. Cost is irrevellent as it can be paid for by advertising or the consumer directly.
Partner with an advertising company like Google
Put all the content in one location
Load ads real time into the content based off location and view profiles.
Free to air TV dies
Pay TV dies
"This dooms the federal government's hope to use the Copyright Act to ban VPNs – even in the limited case that the “primary” purpose is infringement."
The whole point of using a VPN is so nobody knows what you are using it for, so how can they claim it's primary purpose is infringement? I might be using a VPN because maybe I don't like the idea of the idiots spying on me with the mandatory data retention scheme.
If they don't know what I'm doing then how can they claim why I'm doing it?
Clearly since I fear universal spying, I must be doing something wrong......
The problem with everything encrypted is that nothing can be cached which means far more data needs to be transmitted.
All the NSA has achieved is slowing down the internet. If the government had an ounce of common sense tougher rules for spying would actually make things easier for everyone, NSA included. If people didn't need to worry about universal spying, they wouldn't need to install encryption on everything. If everything wasn't encrypted, the internet would run faster and the NSA wouldn't have the problems (once they met the legal requirements).
The problem is that now that they overreached, it can never go back to the way it was.
The difference is that Google isn't going to black bag you at 3am for a waterboarding holiday in Gitmo based off what they see you doing.
Sony and HBO on the other hand..........
"Those looking for evolutionary success should get down the sperm bank, then, rather than wasting their time with crummy dating apps."
Forget the meek. Wankers will inherit the Earth.......
The problem is that Aereo wasn't really a competitor. They retransmitted via another medium which is reality only extended the audience of the original media companies.
To kill another company that was in a symbiotic position for no reason that to maintain ruthless control is so f#$king retarded it's not funny. Sure they made money retransmitting what you gave for free and didn't pay you for it but killing them off shrunk your audience and didn't earn you a single cent extra.
Wireless should have the same prices and downloads as the wired plans. The government didn't want to have a price discrepancy between the haves and have nots.
"Because I have the master list of which frames I have dropped for each recipient and can add back in any you have dropped which aren't on the list. Unless you magically coincide with the same frames by happy accident (and you have to win that lottery multiple times to really obscure the signature) then I can tell the difference between which frames you have dropped and which ones I have dropped."
And should I re-encode to a different frame rate, all is lost.
My point is that once someone knows how you encode something, they can mess it up. They key is to do a range of things and not tell people what you did. That way the only way they can tell is by comparing two leaked copies looking for differences. The odds of getting two leaked copies before the release would be almost impossible.
If done this way the leaker would be terrified that they missed a fingerprint which would incriminate them.
"And I can see which frames have been dropped and add them back in. Your solution doesn't work unless the hidden information is always in start and end of each scene."
How? If your method of identification is dropped frames and I drop more frames then you can only see the total dropped frames, not the number of frames I dropped thus you cannot work out the number you dropped to identify the leak.
It's pretty obvious
As a pirate I could defeat this in seconds flat. Just drop a random number of frames from the start and end of each scene. Suddenly the file doesn't match any of the records.
The only way for a system like this to work is to have people not know what you did. You could hue shift parts of the screen slightly, modify the audio or any of a number of tricks but the key is people can't know what you did. If they don't know then they have to compare multiple copies and with leaked copies, your not likely to find multiple copies.
As a simple solution, make the reward for the trolls a percentage of the damage the NPE has taken from the infringer.
Since NPE make nothing then the damage has to be nothing as they have lost no sales. NPE trolls would vanish overnight
"...but, but, but... you can still take 42 of them and make a medium sized Beowulf Cluster..."
Will that be able to calculate the answer to life, the universe and everything?
Chances are the cops that wanted this had no idea how to do it and asked the local 12 year old script kiddy to help them
I'd been tempted to set up a computer with false information so they could screw themselves
Whistle blowers are treated worse in Australia. The mandatory data retention scheme was introduced so reporters can be spied on to uncover their sources so they can be persecuted to the full extent of the law.
They even went so far as making this information available without a warrant. Any government employee can look up someone phone records, browsing history and email records just by asking the providers for them.
It's not like any government employee would ever abuse that. Just remember if you have nothing to hide then you have nothing to fear......
"Hmmm. I wonder if enough people ran a background process that randomly walked the web with their spare bandwidth, would that completely trash the value of all this metadata?
Would running such a process provide a plausably deniable mask for one's genuine activity?"
The answer is no. They will have the evidence and you will need prove your innocence.
The advantage of using Bruce is that after he saves the world from the space rock, you leave him there thus saving money and preventing another Die Hard movie.....
Military drones have a human operator as where Amazon drones are fully autonomous (or hope to be)
As I see it, you should have massive commercial solar plants producing the hydrogen in the deserts and pipe it back to the cities for use in cars or just general power generation.
Sure it's inefficient but there are a hell of a lot of deserts you can build them.
Fuel cells are not dumb to power cars. Batteries are dumb. A fuel cell car can drive into a service station and fill up in a couple of minutes and drive back out. Batteries on the other hand, you drive into a fast charge station and watch a movie.....
"And yet the Intergenerational Report calls for us to leave a better future for our kids"
Yet three pollies who benefited from a free education are busy bringing in $100,000 degrees. Talk about intergenerational theft......
"I assumed NBN had learnt this lesson and was future-proofing the FTTN to allow FTTH easier and cheaper in the future?"
Don't be stupid. The Lib's solution is the cheapest and nastiest they could find cause when it needs to be upgraded, that's someone else's problem. They'll get voted out before FTTN is even finished let alone upgraded.....
"My recommendation to young Americans is "don't study STEM if you plan to live in the USA. If you so study STEM, think about emigrating to Australia where you will be appreciated."
Who said we'd appreciate more Americans here?
"If the payback was a country safe from terrorists then maybe you could make an argument."
If the police hadn't already known of these extremists long before they killed anybody they might be able to make the argument but every last one of the lone wolf attackers was already known to police and yet they failed to do anything about them.
If they can't be bothered to stop the terrorists they know about, how is data retention making us safer?
Clearly it's not Joe Public that needs saving but fat cat pollies saved from whistle blowers and journalists...
Maybe if Minecraft had halal meals.......
"Rape Crisis centres are unislamic, hence the attack. Wonder if there are similar attacks in Rotherham et al."
What about the zoo? Did they have a pig there?