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Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace

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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.

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Facebook splats in-app chat, whacks brats into crack yakety-yak app

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Rhyming headlines, Variety has an App for that

But they'd have to sue you if you used it in your rhyming

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Spy-happy Condoleezza Rice joins Dropbox board as privacy adviser

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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.

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Is Google really mulling building a US cellphone network? Allegedly, yes

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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.

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Google to Supremes: End this Street View fight once and for all

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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.

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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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Back off, Siri! Microsoft debuts Halo beauty Cortana

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Personal Assistance with My Stuff means AI support

Dumbo PR line of thought lead MS to Scroogle itself and disrespect its user needs. AI support to Excel Users means correlating individual's uses with big data records of all Excel instances. Walling off data from phishing etc.by encryption is part of the solution. and improving Excel by mining anonymous ranking statistics on the most frustrating user experiences can only help improve the Excel App.

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MS/Office broke Track on my Expertise

I need Cortana to refresh my memory about Excel and PowerPoint. Forcing me out of NT into Vista before wiping my ability to find stuff, even though I went back to W7/Office2007 was a dirty trick. Mandatory software amnesia is just as unethical as experimenting on prisoners.

Listen to me Cortana! Find the math functions and conditional formatting I used in my PowerPoint "Applied Math Withdrawal Symptoms" and let me modify the Excel workbooks containing the math.

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Google grabs Gmail-using HTTPS refuseniks and coats them with SSL

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HTTPS Everything Means You

No choice for you means more security for everyone. None of your contacts using Gmail will leak stuff you are expecting to be confidential by shoddy mail security. All 425M Gmail users will create a flood of unintelligible stuff that will be five times more difficult to save than if 80% opted for fast but insecure HTTP. HTTPS does not mean the same thing now. Years ago Google 128 bit HTTPS meant that someone in your coffee shop could not intercept your email, save it and rent enough computer time from Amazon to crack the code to your stuff. Today, 2048 bit HTTPS means that the Chinese Army and/or NSA (they might share interest in the same Google users) can't break the code.

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New WebCL toolkit hooks browser apps into GPUs – and that's not good news for Apple

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Who should suffer

a user waiting for the big pixels and buffering stops or an App maker selling obsolete technology. I choose to let the App maker learn the new open API at his own expense and stop yelping about competition.

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Facebook security chief: We're not encrypting everything between our data centers just yet

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Once Facebook Encrypts Everything

It will have to answer the same questions as g+ : 1) who at Facebook is accountable for each and every one of the data-logged usages of encryption keys 2) How will Facebook share control of encryption keys with users to protect user privacy.

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WOW! Google invents the DIGITAL WATCH: What a time to be alive

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Glass was just a behavior probe

launched by Google to study the environment on planet Human. With data in hand from Human behavior, Google engineers designed Now. Now that they have the Now approach to personal service, watch for all manner of Android connected things carrying Google services to the habitable universe and beyond..

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WebEx gets shiny Chromebook look

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Hide and go seek the API

is dead and buried. Mutual and open APIs hurt no user and help the exchange of knowledge. Look for Microsoft to reciprocate by opening APIs for Office soon.

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'Catastrophic' server disk-destroying glitch menaced Google cloud

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Sometimes when you autodelete a movie

you want delayed execution. Tough luck yesterday. Second chance tomorrow.

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Google's Drive SLASH, secret 'big upgrade': Coincidence? HARDLY

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Re: Google make there money...

And also Beware of the Jabberwock!

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Re: 1TB of digital parking space has one other problem

Google has 19 fibers at 10Tbit/sec each and multiple ways of connecting Google Server Farms all across the US. Moreover, Google is continually making its Farms more efficient. Googles reliability and speed are setting the pace for the entire net. This is not a price war. It's an engineering war with the declaration of war: "Get your engineering act together or perish."

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Microsoft joins the cloud-empire club with Japanese bit barns

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The sun has set on the fat client

Clients that have to store 100x the software that they use at any one time are zombies. Azure was designed to face that fact while bridge burning PR is still being used to cover the fact that the internet can no longer be slowed.

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Project Tango: Google's all-ringing, all-dancing 3D-sensing smartphone

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Go study Quaternions for a Few Years

Then tell me if the Google skunk works is not close to extending Android to the real world.

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Google promises 10Gps fiber network to blast 4K into living rooms

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Laugh no more telco

Google is out to take all the valued customers. For about the cost of buying a better thermostat maker, Next, Google could wire big city condos and suburban homes where professionals live. Cities full of less valuable business are free to ban better internet and protect ISP incumbents.

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Re: Carp

It's all about reliability. Ten times the speed means many more ways to repair a missing byte. No need to resort to buffering (hold all the pixels) or changing to big pixels.

During a video conference, even a few big pixels can disrupt the confidence in reading bluffs by salesmen, field reps, etc. When each frame is magazine quality, suspicious body language can be picked apart in slow motion. Practiced liars will complain that their right to lie has been taken from them. So What!

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It's not the hardware cost

Broadband needs to be revised. Planning, changing out a bunch of boxes and confirming that they all work costs maybe 10x more than the difference between a 10G-box and a 1G-box. If Google can make any home-office into a real office,why wouldn't it. If ISPs, telcos and cablecos want to provide more value at the same price, why wouldn't they?

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NYPD dons Google tech specs: Part man. Part machine. All Glasshole

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Read out the IR portion of the spectrum

Compare to IR portion of mugshots. Masks don't hide much when cool and are uncomfortable when on fire.

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The Glass you see will not be the Glass Policemen will Wear

Moore-ons, those who don't understand Moore's Law, also don't understand that 4x more sensors will soon be hanging from the headbands of those willing to pay more to have 'eyes in the back of their heads' so to speak. Moore-over, ubiquetous 802.11ac in public spaces will put a trial ready chain of evidence in the Prosecutor's Office within a millisecond. Further-Moore, headmounted nano chemistry labs are nearing feasibility.

Nature eliminated most of the progeny of animals that mounted their peripheral awareness capabilities away from their heads. Evolution takes several generations so watch for the word Glasshole and its user to die out gradually. Ngram it if you can.

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Democrats introduce net neutrality legislation in Senate and House

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Gumbit or Gambit Markey's Opening Gambit Will Work as Intended

Preserving net neutrality for up to two years. If it passes both House and Senate it works and in the mean time, ISPs can do no harm. If they, do the storm of voter protests will mobilize a challenge to their reelection. Even gerrymanderred districts can tell if they are being ilserved by their current office holder.

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A real life Romulan-Klingon alliance: Google, Samsung sign global patent pact

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False Analogy

Fishing anology is better. Recently, the preferred venue for trolling is EastTX, which is at the center of Bass fishing tournaments. Like fishing guides, IP aggregators have been trolling flimsy but shiny spinning lures past judges that bite. Now that Google and Samsung have hardened their mouthpieces with common patents, they are more like Tarpon.

Trolls now have three options: find another lake, bait their hooks with lumps of cornmeal and fish for bottom feeders, or give up their formerly lucrative hobby and get a day job.

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Google's Nest gobble: Soon ALL your HOME are BELONG to US

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Accurate statistics on environment are the basis for design

Dumbo design, that fails to cope with the noise, stresses, and human factors that users experience cause product failures that could be uncovered by beta testing in accurate simulations of the users world. Smart-use of annonomous statistical data about the environment on the road, in the store and at home are at the heart of successfully Google services. Lazy lab rats should get out of their labs to make sure that their field tests represent the users' world. Search Plus Users World is about personal service. Nest is an opportunity to encrypt home data everywhere it persists and use it only consistent with user service.

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Google gearing up for 4K video frenzy at CES

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Perspective from Target Shooting

Google was sighting in its rifle with VP8. After observing the pattern of holes, Google adjusted its sights for VP9 and squeezed off a much tighter pattern.

Pre Prototypes and paper targets are cheap. Particularly if you use reloaded ammunition.

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4x is coming this year to a screen you can afford

Twenty one inch desktop monitors, 13" laptop monitors and many other touch and touch less screens will support 4x this year. Whether devices have the hardware to decode it twice as fast as the existing standards is up to them. From my perspective, I'd rather stream 4x to a laptop I share with my girl than to a 55" TV.

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Re: Photography is often better in black and white

Suggest you consult John Ford or Ansel Adams

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Google may drop Intel for own-recipe ARM: Bloomberg

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Google wants Intel to compete with ARM for its foundry work

Google has tradeoff studies in hand that show what optimized chips mean for its servers. Google suspects that a chip with one general purpose CPU and about sixteen vector processing GPUs and about a billion bytes of flash memory/GPU is near optimum for heavy graphics an AI computations. Details of how ARM or Intel chip foundries function will influence the as/built chips, but make no mistake, Google will get the chip performance desires one way or another.

Expect 2.5 times more giant warehouses with each doing 6 times more computing within five years. Five years means 8x more stuff on a chip; now that Intel cares about power, maybe half the power per chip. Intel need not become uncompetitive for server business. Its up to Intel.

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Google's new cloud CRUSHES Amazon in RAM battle

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Even UC Berkeley and LBL will be using Google Compute

Advantage of big computers on campus is over. Researchers proposing projects to the US government can cost in Google Compute. Ripon or Middlebury could become tech hubs if they have tech innovators on their faculty.

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Google SO CAN scan ALL BOOKS onto its sites - judge

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The Opinion is Easy Reading

It describes what Google does and does not do. Many of the above comments spread lies. That is what they are. Rumor mongers can inform them selves, cease lieing or be accurately described as liars. No insult intended.

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30M Down, 100M to Go

Try Ngram..ming IP,Fair Use,fair use, from 1998 to 2008 in English fiction.

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Schiller: 'Almost everyone' at Apple works on iPhones - not Macs or anything

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Re: Hello, is this Bullshit?

Shiller said something like there was discussion related to 'Bet your company product' he intended to create a false impression, but probably had lawyer approval. If he created the impression that Jobs or higher management was in that frame of mind so much the better. Creating partial truths that lie is the part of Public Relations that can never be caught in an outright lie because it never crosses the boundary of defamation vs denigration.

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You've spent $1,500 on Glass. Now Google wants you to sell more specs

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Gossip Girls Still Don't Like Glass

What about exploratory development don't you get? Google just put four updated Glass devices into the hands of groups that only had one at the reduced price of $1175/set. Now four surgeons, students, professors, first responders ... can collaborate on their use-case for the price of three. Of course fashionistas are still calling people Glassholes for wearing Glass but you can't satisfy any of those 'Gossip Girls' any of the time.

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Curmudgeon Futurist

As you are well aware your title is otter snot. The author is well aware that social collaboration among mobile users, immersed in a local environment is at the heart of Glass development. What better way to emphasize collaboration, than to get 4 updated Glass(s) into the hands of Explorer(s) and or exploring organizations for the price of three?

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Bill Gates's barbed comments pop Google's broadband balloons

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Neither Gates Nor Putin Can Afford to Pop Low Signature Ballons

With transponders turned off and accompanied by lots of no-payload decoys, Putin would run out of cold war surplus rockets before Google ran out of balloons. As to Gates, he has better things to spend money on.

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Microsoft Surface sales numbers revealed as SHOCKINGLY HIDEOUS

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Only one thing to do

Promote the head of PR

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Google accounts for quarter of US internet traffic – report

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Big Pipes Are Economical for the Long Run

Google does not invest to minimize capital cost. Just look at those colorful pipes in its giant computer. Those pipes are twice the diameter that minimizing capital cost would dictate. Instead heat removal takes 10x less power. Many other optimization problems have been solved by Google engineers who have been encouraged to expect 4x growth every 3 years. Trading capital cost now for energy costs later will be a huge winner in three years.

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Android MasterKey found buried in kiddie cake game on Google Play - report

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Telcos and OEM, Amazon and other Android Skinners are Liable

If they don't want to pay for protecting their customers in real time then some class action lawyer will skin their shareholders or cut up their corporate carcasses after putting them in bankruptcy court.

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#Facebook: Now all your hashtags ARE BELONG TO US, Twitter

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What if you consciously could legally designate a Remembrance Agent

Would it be Facebook, Twitter, Google or none of the above?

Pretty soon there will be dozens of Google Now knockoffs. Will you want them to collaborate in helping you or stove pipe everything they know about you and fail to share it with you or your designated agent?

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Al Gore: Stop using the atmosphere as 'AN OPEN SEWER'

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Stop

Eliminate Kerosene Burning, Not Diesel Backup

Large Diesel Engines on Ships, Trains, Heavy Trucks put toxic particles in lungs of living people. Burning LNG in Diesel engines eliminates particulates and the toxic petroleum byproducts from the lungs of people living near ports, rail hubs, rail lines, heavy truck routes. Save the people now, not in 500 years.

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Forget tax bills, here's how Google is really taking us all for a ride

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Anybody else heard of internal cost accounting

Shame on McKinsey for pretending that you wouldn't get the same accounting run around once the corporate tax rate was 15% everywhere. Generally acceptable accounting practices and double entry bookkeeping (with a single set of books) prevent embezzling not tax minimizing.

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Google cyber-knight lances Microsoft for bug-hunter 'hostilities'

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When Sales PR Competes on Security

This kind of stuff will continue to happen. You can't bluff your way to security, like you can with a sale.

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Open wide, Google: Here comes an advertising antitrust probe

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Re: Close your mouth Google.

What is the harm in the FTC practicing Proctology without a license. A snip here, a snip there, before you know it Google will be clear for another five years. On the other hand, stonewalling your internist is hazardous to you large intestine. Ask MS what happens when you don't have your s### together at the FTC.

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Googorola loses bid to ban US Xbox sales after ITC slapdown

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And... all the Android OEMs paying for Microsoft patents won the right to arbitratrate down their payments. Microsoft's contingency fee lawyers should factor the net gain into their fee.

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Google's $1 fiber deal will cost Provo, Utah $1.7m

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Linux

Buy a Pig in a Poke for One Dollar

Not Google.

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Microsoft backs law banning Google Apps from schools

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Attacks Backfire on the Internet Age

On schedule MS attack dogs were let out. While running about in MA politics, neighbors noticed the red mouthed hounds were killing sheep. Someone should tell Carlo Basile the Old Boys are killing his support for reelection.

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Google given more time to prove to Brussels it's NOT 'abusive' in search

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Easy out/back reciprocity too/from Apps like Bing and Google

Due to the privacy implications, secure/private APIs to/from Google must not let Google back door Safari or Facebook and vice versa to scavenge contact lists or any other private data. Letting privacy design alternatives compete for six months is a good idea.

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EU and Google continue co-developing technically enforceable solutions

Unlike MS, Google has been presenting technically enforceable solutions (not just words) for EU regulators to share with their technical experts. We could do it this way or we could do it that way has been discussed. If it takes until September so be it. In the meantime MS should be more concerned with who's bonus will be docked $7B for violating a legal agreement with the EU.

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