* Posts by Seriouscyrus

10 posts • joined 15 Mar 2016

It'll soon be even more illegal to fly drones near UK airports

Seriouscyrus

Re: Drones with a mass of 249g, thousands of 'em

Parrot have the anafi, competitor to drones like the mavic air, while it doesn’t have obstacle avoidance, it is built to be light so you can get around these restrictions. Unlike a cheap drone from china, it has a 4k good quality camera and around a 25min flight time and a decent range, it is also significantly quieter than pretty much any drone on the market. While many dismiss it over DJI drones, it is a really nice drone with many advantages, one of my absolute favourites.

I really doubt it poses a significant risk to aircraft,and by saying that i’m in no way endorsing it to fly in stupid situations, or for any nefarious reasons, it’s a solid drone to use where restrictions apply (and where no restrictions apply)

No, the FCC can't shut down TV stations just because Donald Trump is mad at the news

Seriouscyrus

Re: Hyperbole

Draining the swamp? He filled it, although I'll give him that he put a stop to politicians having to pretend to serve the eloctorate while just doing what lobbyists tell them too.

He just cut out the middle man, and installed the lobbyists into office.

Seriouscyrus

Re: Hyperbole

Oh Poe's Law, I haven't seen a post like that in ages.

Ex-sperm-inate! Sam the sex-droid 'heavily soiled' in randy nerd rampage

Seriouscyrus

What if it’s porn that ends up driving the robotic industry forward? It’s not like it hasn’t had an influence in technology in the past.

Daddy, what's 'P2P file sharing'?

Seriouscyrus

I think youtube does take certain steps to stop the ripping, there aren't as many of the ripper sites as there used to be.

Certainly their api practically makes it impossible officially, all playback is restricted to a web based player, with no access to the actual video files or streams to build your own player. Vimeo is the same (except if logged in as pro user, when you can download your own videos via the api). I see the point as in my case i wanted to load video textures into opengl, but if i can do that, i can also rip the video easily by resaving my textures as a movie file.

I think rippers work by decoding a secret link to the streams, which could then either download the original files, or be fed into any number of frameworks that can save the video from a stream. Secret link is probably generated each time.

Google to block web views from using its OAuth

Seriouscyrus

How annoying, i just implemented a uiwebview for this so users don't have to leave my app.

Microsoft's paid $60 per LinkedIn user – and it's a bargain, because we're mugs

Seriouscyrus

While it averages out at 60 a user, i imagine the vast majority are worth a lot less, with some very big whales, networks of very high earners and board members and such.

Your WordPress and Drupal installs are probably obsolete

Seriouscyrus

Re: Challenge to keep up to date

I've found the wp updates to be pretty reliable too.

I really wanted facilities to comment on mine, but i sure as hell don't want to look after random signups and user accounts, so i plugged in disqus which seems to work well and takes away much of the responsibility.

Want to kick butts? Go cold turkey

Seriouscyrus

Quit six months ago after a ten to twenty a day habit for twenty ears, cold turkey. The first week was tough, but then got easier. I still get cravings and occasionally sneak a couple on friday and saturday after i've had a few beers, it doesn't help that nearly everyone i know smokes and i live in a country where you can still smoke in some bars and clubs.

I always told myself i'd give up if i ever had kids, but that's not happened, however i did get a cat and it was following me into the kitchen whenever i had a smoke, making me feel really guilty, you know how cats look at you...

Brits shun nightclubs and CD-ROMs for lemons, coffee and woman’s leggings

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Oh no no no, that only affects young people, that wouldn't say anything about how pub lunches and nights out are reducing and instead people are staying in with cheap booze and computer games coz noone can effing afford to go out anymore. Your money can still buy stuff, it's just you have tp pay it all on housing.

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