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Comment: Re:Club Bing (Score 1) 514

by EchaniDrgn (#30145386) Attached to: Bing Gains 10% Marketshare
Combine simple users like your Mother in law with some of the power users I've heard of and you'd have a pretty good bump indeed. There are bots out there to play those games for you. Assuming a search on each word entered * 35 words per puzzle * 50 puzzles a day you're looking at 1750 searches per account per day. Some people run multiple accounts on there so lets say 10 accounts * 1750 searches and you've got a computer making 17,500 searches a day.

Some of this might slow down since they're requiring tax information for anyone receiving more than $600 in prizes per year, but most people I know of on that site are just hoarding tickets 'till the new calendar year.

Comment: Re:Auto Pilot (Score 2, Informative) 203

by EchaniDrgn (#29046309) Attached to: Can Unmanned Aircraft Mix With Commercial Planes?
Auto landing has been around since the 70s. I remember a full page newspaper ad announcing that "Auto-landing is here." IIRC, in order to be able to prove their Auto-pilot is capable of auto-landing the airlines are required to have periodic auto-landings done.

"What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite." -- Bertrand Russell, _Sceptical_Essays_, 1928