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Comment Re:EU Should Mind Their Own Business (Score 4, Interesting) 210

given the pre-judgment, the media coverage, the classified data involved and the associated "national security" options to block the use of that data as evidence for or against him, do you think there is even the slightest chance that Snowden could receive anything close to a "fair trial" in the US?! Nope, not possible....

Comment Not fantasy (Score 3, Informative) 363

I enjoy Star Trek more simply because they attempt to have a grounding in tech reality, actually at least trying to invent a real world technological basis for the things they do. Star Wars? Magic and more scifi than Lord of the Rings

Comment Re:Microsoft.. (Score 1) 123

You are correct with the updates from MS (via Insider or Dev Preview), but that's not the same as the carrier releasing a fully supported version to non-techie customers in bulk. Outside of DEV preview/insider, Windows phone gets stuck in much the same updating situation as many Android phones due to OEM or carrier blockages. Witness how many formerly "flagship" Windows 8 phones, like the HTC models, that won't be receiving Windows 10 The large corporate customer (of Verizon) I work for actually had to threaten legalities over Verizon's holding back the Win8.1 denim update for Lumia 928's. The legal angle was that there were security updates included in the OS update, floated ideas of "negligence" for not releasing the update (which they suddenly did with no pre-announcement near Christmas, finally).

Comment Weak, old hat stuff... (Score 2) 50

In the robotics lab at the university I work at they have functional insect robots, both flying and walking, remote controllable or semi-autonomous, remote video/audio, self charging by landing on light fixtures and such, actual insect sized (not a 10CM "cockroach" jeez) as office toys. They are WAY beyond the stuff noted here by the Russians. Scary way beyond...

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