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Comment Re:biased algorith (Score 1) 177

how about make the algorithm.......use it in a predictive manner after making it....THEN REPORT IT.....

what they have done here is taken a data set and made algorithms until one of them matched well. If I have a model that predicts traffic patterns or weather patterns in the past, its only useful if it is then applied after the fact and is still comparably accurate to when it was developed.

Submission MIT researchers can listen to your conversation by watching your potato chip bag->

Dthief writes: The results are certainly impressive (and a little scary). In one example shown in a compilation video, a bag of chips is filmed from 15 feet away, through sound-proof glass. The reconstructed audio of someone reciting “Mary Had a Little Lamb” in the same room as the chips isn’t crystal clear. But the words being said are possible to decipher.

In most cases, a high-speed camera is necessary to accomplish the feat. Still, at 2,000 to 6,000 frames per second, the camera used by the researchers is nothing compared to the best available on the market, which can surpass 100,000 frames per second. And the researchers found that even cheaper cameras could be used.

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Comment Re:Some questions (Score 2) 491

i think they saved it BECAUSE the plane was lost, and probably they keep things for like 24 hrs in case there is some issue with the flight.

since its a method they dont normally use maybe they didnt think to use it until 2 weeks past? and also I saw some mention of them passing the info on March 12th, but maybe that was less exact.

Comment Not from the car? (Score 5, Insightful) 329

Why are they assuming it was started by the car?

"In fact, the Toronto fire department says the fire didn't originate in the battery, the charging system, the adapter or electrical receptacle since all of those components weren't touched by the fire"

maybe the fire was cause by something in the garage adjacent to the car?

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