125 posts • joined 24 May 2012
Sensor Subsystems Autonomously Smart Enough to Not Join the IoT
Enough AI at home, in car, or in fieldwork to: 1) Recognise new and exceptional conditions 2) send an encrypted situation assessment to owner of subsystem that shuts out Google and less capable entities (like the Chinese Army) from your business.
Cities conceded that they could and should do a better job
Among the concessions offered by cities that agree to the Google Fiber Checklist: 1) accurately map where underground gas lines, etc. exist 2) let Google pull cable through city owned fiber conduit 3) make building permits fast and easy to get (and the opportunity for holdups or graft non existent) 4) get telephone poles on city easements to accept fiber lines from multiple companies.
Re: This was always kind of obvious, no? National Court Order Needed
CJEU without coordinating with 28 nations' court systems the threw a huge burden on those systems. Without understanding what it was doing, a court without law-clerks botched the word-smithing and chose to remain ignorant of technological constraints. Like an ignoramus playing with a guillotine the CJEU cut its hand off and put its own head in the guillotine. Still calling for Google's head the dolt in charge is about guillotine herself while shrieking 'off with their heads'.
Health Is a Journey, Not a State
175 people have volunteered to have many measurements of many of their bodily and cellular functions taken over time (a lifetime). Some of those measurements may be taken at the rate EKGs are currently recorded (many times a second). Some of the states along their paths through life may approach "health" and those path segments that approach "health" most closely will be "baselined". Along the way, new measurement devices and data recording and analysis systems will be proven useful for medical science.
Think of your health on your PC. As your eyes, ears and touch become weaker you need accessibiliy options provided by your computer. Hopefully as a result of this and following studies , you will get options for accessibility to "health". A server farm is just a bigger computer.
Re: I wonder.... Another Hammer Aimed a the Heads of EU Tax Loopholes
Banks, Oil Companies, Hedge Funds, and the European Tax Avoidance Industry are all in the crosshairs of the sniper scope attached to the shotgun politicians think is aimed at Google.
Two Problems with National Guidelines
1) Unless French is the national language, guidelines will have different connotations in every country
2) Settled law in every country will differ from settled law in France
Name a more transparent EU process
Three times Almunia "market tested" Google proposed code changes; each time Google improved the solution. Foundem proposes to destroy Google. That is transparent.
Re: Isn't that the reverse?
Almunia's problem is managing EU politics. Stooges of the French and German political left have hands on throttle of the EU train-wreck in the making. Either they get the rest of the EU aboard or the EU will dissolve in chaos.
Harassing Google is popular with Hollande's supporters and a German/French version of the Intra-EU net would suit them. Let them build it on their own. After Google encrypts everything, gives users the encryption keys to their data on an App by App basis, un-bundles Apps with APIs suitable for any App with suitable data security/privacy options, the French/German intranet consortium will float a $300B IPO for their taxpayers to pick up. In the mean time Internet 2.0, made in America will not accept Atari-internet Apps made by the Fair Play Consortium because of the Swiss Chesey data security.
Federal Emergency Manufacturing
Due to local level bungling of zoning, building codes and roads, national governments see the need to bail out the existing owners of property that is literally below water of foreseeable storms. Transfer payments from all of us to the fools owning unbuildable lots will be mismanaged with high national-government overhead. If possible national plutoliticians will use disaster photo ops to cry on TV while they MANAGE to put people back in harms way.
iPad's iFad niche has gone
Apple never knew how to do personal assistance and Now that Google's voice recognition, collaboration, security, productivity, Maps, Search, Browser, Social .... Apps are better, along comes Intel with efficient chips that don't burn your lap, don't make you plug in your laptop for a full day and don't make you attempt to type on a kluged up keyboard, Apple's laptops, Samsung's laptops, Google's Chromebooks, Lenovo's PC's, HP's PC's will all outsell iPads.
Once Intel started building chips that do not offend user sensibilities iPad's niche was gone. Moreover, iThings were crippled by their lack of personal context, AI/big-data context, and plays-well-with-others cloud-features. IBM can supply those features, so can MS, Google and other's who have building an open, thin-client heaven, while Apple's ecology has been taking Candy from babies.
EU is getting worse than CA (except for lawyers)
EUJ has given crackpots with lawyers the right to sue 28 countries in order to be forgotten.
Laughably the EUJ thought it was giving people the right to harass Google. As Maxwell Smart would say, "Missed it by that much".
Try driving from LA to SF without a pit stop
Maybe there is a hi tech bedpan for the Tesla. If not adding charge every 150-200 miles would work just fine.
Baiting Google into comparing facial recognition technology?
There is a reluctance at Google to compare faces, or other body parts with Microsoft engineers. Glass is enough PR hot water for the moment. That said, Google can probably do in the lab, what MS is doing scarily well.
Re: and so, ad infinitum Did the Cretin who said All Cretins are liars" lie?
Undecidable propositions make bad law.
Yes! a national court must decide each and every case that is not taken down upon request of an unnamed 'unforgotten'. It turns out that that anyone wishing to pick an old wound can publicly embarrass whomever they are feuding with. Unintended consequences? Good thing the EU shifted the court costs to nations that need more Lawyer National Product.
Making it cost 1000 times more
For NSA to do what they were doing is not without effect. NSA does not have the resources to decrypt everything, provided Google, Microsoft, and their ilk encrypt everything.
Supremes to Google
Sit in the corner wearing a dunce cap until the Lower Court says it thinks you learned a lesson.
Re: When's the anti-trust inquiry due?
Google bought Quickoffice because it had broken the proprietary MS/Office code that kept me from updating my stuff (*docx,*.xlsx,*pptx) on my Google Drive. Adding the ability to edit my stuff on my drive breaks the MS/Office monopoly on my stuff.
About a year ago Google said 90% of users only want/need Apps that can edit MS proprietary formats; they don't need the integrated fru-fru sold as enterprise solutions.
Nice thought. There are no sales sticks to beat users with
There were the cudgel's leftover from MS's business machine monopoly. MS threatened business buyers with unemployment, while selling business machines to bosses. Old boy sales organization-men enjoyed the hijinks while disparaging competitors business machines, and laughing at Scroogled jokes.
Those days are gone: 5B users are now seen to be more important than 50M bosses.
Old non business users were forced to adapt to Windows, or die out of touch with their kids and grandkids, so they bought PCs and learned to Skype. All in all, users were not delighted by Windows/Office's the ease of use.
Take up the fight against Polaroid. It's greener than re-enacting Gettysburg
It's never too late to reenact the the last war. Fifteen years from now (like Star Trek lovers), bar owners and others will hold Glasshole reenactments in dark places: saving electricity and protecting their quaint point of view from public exposure.
By now, Moore's Law says the ugly and conspicous parts of Glass can shrink
by a factor of two in every dimension. I'd like to see a reporter ask. Why not make bars, and obnoxious people totally unaware of the enhanced peripheral awareness Glass provides. Why not clunk the mugger first when you see him coming up from the rear. Why not clock the jerk trying to blind side you. Why not have court ready chain of evidence assured files ready at the DA milliseconds before assault turns into assault and battery?
Tbit of free cloud storage. So what?
Google free users 1M-up,5M-down could use a Tbit of cloud storage. 1Mbps upload can fill a Tbit in 12 days and download a 3 day Tbit-binge of HDTV viewing by the end of a weekend.
Helping Fascists remain forgotten is not in Google's DNA
Do Not Ask your grandfather, What did you do in the Spanish Civil War? It's not polite; besides there is a right to be forgotten law, written by Fascists after Franco's death and adopted by the EU.
Re: did they need to?
Funny you mentioned shit. Ammonium Nitrate fertiliser smell like shit. When AN is mixed with Fuel Oil, it becomes the least explosive (ANFO) for blowing the tops off mountains (ask WV). I expect that many more tank trucks, loaded with ANFO (maybe 10M pounds of liquid) will make the run up the switch backs to the top, before they are done.
Note to legal staff. Don't send that knee jerk threat to the FCC
Past time for corporate shysters to get real about the fine print in their contracts with users.
Fine print that enables 10x under delivery on services promised to consumers in the LARGE PRINT.
Public consensus is needed for public roads
It's about public infrastructure not cars: 1) fast charging stations work 2) in the time it takes to relieve yourself, and buy a cup of coffee your cars is recharged 3) only camels can go more than 3 hours without bed pans in the car 4) ATV users and real SUV users are free to experience the thrills of driving off the beaten path with internal combustion engines.
Making containers work 99.999999 of the time is the trick
More servers, more places they can be, always moving, surrounded by security, these could be a logistical nightmare if Google had not thought them through while operating its one trick pony.
Re: Noboby uses Bing for a good reason
Knowledge graphs, conversational voice search are basic technologies that Google and MS share. Now that the PR genius behind Scroogled is no longer in control, MS is free to provide personal assistance based on (horror of horrors) private personal info. MS, Google and Apple all know that Notes during the user's day are the key to scoring sales credit.
Personal Entertainment Takes Tbytes of Storage
To defend the next evolution of smart iPods Apple had to move to the cloud. AI smarts on the cloud is the only way for dummy pocket supercomputers to appear comparatively smart.
Re: Use case Google will reform local traffic:
1) It will find a local government, say Kansas City to work through a Traffic Checklist of the big data needed by a government to characterise its streets to the nearest centimeter
2) Then it will optimise local regulations to enable optimal local street use: reducing congestion and street crime
Maybe KC won't be first. San Francisco Bus Operations could be improved.
Funny View of CA Traffic
Having watched a car full of teenagers do a flip with a triple twist before sliding (luckily) out of our path on the Bay Bridge, I can tell you that help from Google's recently acquired Advanced Dynamics would be welcome for track and prediction f the next bounce by bad drivers.
As to insurance companies/personal injury trial lawyers. Their industry's act (good cop/bad cop) won't work against a firm with deeper pockets and better lawyers.
Air Hockey for the Home
I foresee three or four Hockey Puck sized drone mounted controllers flying around the home while battling each other for control of the home. Who needs an online gaming system when they they can watch the Battle of the Ecosystems.
Ask about our low cost contingency fee deals
Looks to me that a contingency fee firm is rolling the dice on getting paid by Apple. Double or nothing.
Content providers have a conflict of interest if they are also ISPs
YouTube is not the only Google service that provides content. Families that Hangout are uploading content from every family member. Google wants reciprocity from Comcast and more respect from the lobbyists that are telling Congress that family members are data hogs when all they want is accurate/unbuffered facial expressions.
Google will use Optimization by Vector Space Methods
To tune up your appliances like an orchestra. In itself, that will save you money every day as it adjusts to the weather and time varying electric prices. If you have active solar electric/heat energy storage Google energy Apps will buy/sell your peaking power into the local electric market. At the same time acoustic and or vibration sensors will detect appliances nearing failure, or operating inefficiently. In such cases you will get a Note suggesting repair or replacement before you experience food spoilage, personal discomfort etc. Smart Ads are needed for your home based on maximizing your comfort while minimizing cost. As always Google will help users and suppliers bid in a market optimized around your needs.
First Build an Openable Internet.
Images, videos, conferences among 100 participants, each with scientific sensor evidence to share, are not compatible with a less than Gbit/sec internet at the homes/offices of those participating. Small pipes with huge bureaucratic obstacles for opening them are the problem. Two tin cans connected by a string cannot be open to images; neither can 5/1 Mbits/sec down/up even if those rates were guaranteed full time to every user.
Congress should run a Google Checklist on their own Openness before throwing more stumbling blocks in the path of those user/service combinations that will incentivise investment. Net Neutrality is a propaganda slogan to be used on Useful Idiots. Gbits/sec first; then prevent abuse.
From the company that taught mobile computers which way is up
and N, S, E, W comes a way to tell mobile devices which way to look-up Wifi. Obviously prior art see Garmin, Google et al.
A Tax Scam by States
is more like it. How many high margin (ripoffs) can a state fence off for the benefit of government and the harm to its consumers. Sure the dealers share some of their monopoly profits with the states, they can pass the cost on to their customers. I'm sure that most dealers don't see themselves as tax collectors for the state, but that's what they are. Like ConEd in NY, the monopoly is run for the benefit of the state; not consumers.
MS will lose another $300M on Surface
Keeping Microsoft services alive until it transitions to the cloud, accepts the thin client (now equivalent to a 1990's super-computer in a pocket); prepares Office Apps that play well on the web and accepts that even in the US grannies with laptops only use them to "see" their families. A large majority of grannies hate Excel if they use it at all.
Reasonable Costs Can Be Objectively Constructed by FCC Staff
Google wants ATT business and can give FTC staff a bill of materials and how they would do it. ATT wants Verizon business and can say what non-abusive margins for reaching users should be. Comcast is sitting on a content monopoly and a last mile monopoly. Comcast's dual monopolies can be picked apart in short order. With help from Google, Verizon, and ATT, Should-Cost estimates will keep alternate ways to connect users who generate info-content in touch at reasonable rates.
High Speed Where It's Unwanted by Users Does Nothing
Users should get the content they want to upload/download past the last-mile monopoly at reasonable rates. User generated content for family skyping or 24/7 business purposes must be uploadable for those who create it, just as downloads from family and business associates must not be stopped by monopolists. Do-Badders, pretending to be neutrality advocates, are harming people in need with hypothetical claims of harm to competitors or people who have no current interest in the information available only through the internet.
No need for speed Verizon will choke on its own PR
Both ATT and Google are racing to sign contracts with entire high rises. Once those 24/7 homeowners are signed up, ATT and Google will take their business-business as well. ATT costed the effect of the Google Checklist; cost of fielding fiber to homes decreases 60%, making it highly profitable and highly probable both will take advantage of Verizon's little nappy-time.
ATT has got the message: Go to the Boston to Washington Corridor
Steal all Verizons most valuable customers while Verizon chokes on its own PR. ATT costed out the effect of Google's Checklist upon the cost of fielding fiber to homes that want it. Costs decrease by 60%. Both Google and ATT are now racing to fiber high rises in Manhattan and condo associations, homeowner associations and other fiberhoods where 100% participation is guaranteed by the 24/7 lifestyles of homeowners. Those homeowners are strongly influential in the decisions of their businesses. Hence Verizon stands to lose both home and business contracts if it continues to act upon the otter-snot it is putting out about no-need-for-speed.
Re: Not quite right
Downsize the 'Big Dog' to 'Little Rodent' with robotic incisors for tunneling into buildings and running around, through and between floors. Then you'd be able to rat-out any secret.
Rhyming headlines, Variety has an App for that
But they'd have to sue you if you used it in your rhyming
Conservatives Are Not Stupid
Moreover, many libertarian leaning conservatives are supporters of free speech, free press, freedom from warrantless search, etc. Knee Jerks insist on attempting to stampede the ignorati with words when technically enforceable design features for web securitity are at hand. Condi Rice has an expert grasp of what technology can do. Mastery of technology, not bloviating brought down the Soviet Union.
Google knows digital info is too important to waste bandwidth
Maybe just maybe, Google will attach a voice message in your dialect, to a Now Card sent to you JIT to assist with a decision "Where to next",for example could be only a few kilobits or even 1000 kbits download. Where you are, could be a tiny upload. All of Google personal assistance could take 1/1000th of a sec, every ten seconds. Google knows how not to waste your time, telcos know how to keep you desperate for personalized info.
Re: Odd line of argument
Without a red-team trying to defeat proposed security measures you get "its secure when i say its secure" bunglers in charge. A best effort to defeat security should be applied by the company for the benefit of the company.
Public Broadcasts are Public
Trying to identify intent from radio waves can only be done after the fact. By clever design, streaming signals can be automatically sorted to separate WiFi ID#s from the rest and dump before recording.
Like holding ones hand in the air to avoid interference calls, sending non pertinent info to bit heaven can only rate style points for artistic merit and should not affect the judge. Google did not initially get style points for what StreetView did. No harm in that.
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