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Comment Re:Shut up and take my money (Score 1) 151

If they follow their general model we'll probably be looking at ...

If they follow their general model we'll probably be looking at Google tracking anything and everything your phone sends and receives, and then they'll send you ads. So, in the middle of texting back and forth to pick a time and place for dinner you'll get a Google sponsored text message telling you about a great restaurant in your area and they happen to take Google Wallet as a payment method.

i would love that level of tight intergration, i like how it even is now, any computer or smartphone i use knows who i am and what i want to search for. apparently most here are too young to know what the internet was like before google came in and changed ads.

Comment Re:dude you're getting an old dell (Score 0) 423

I'm not so sure I like the idea of a 7 year old opening a desktop machine with mains voltages available.

Unless it's a dedicated battery system (say a Raspberry Pi) I would not allow a 7 year old unfettered access to any hardware. Too dangerous.

If the goal is to teach a kid about basic electronics / logic or similar, the Lego Mindstorm sounds like a much better idea.

fuck all you bastards, i started with a 286 at 4 years old, every year after i did my own upgrades. all the way till it was an athalon thunderbird.

Comment Re:If I recall..... (Score 0) 333

You can't "send states" either. You measure on your own photon (or electron, or whatever) and if you find a value. The other guy measure his own photon (or whatever) and find a value. The two values, once you communicate with each other (slower than light) will always match (be the same, or be opposite, depending of the way you entangled them). But you don't send the value of your measurement, and you don't even send the fact you did a measurement.

It has uses, for example in cryptography. Or if you want to run a solar system wide lottery and have the people on Mars and Earth follow, exactly at the same time (warning: that's layman speach, it doesn't have any real meaning in GR), the outcome of the lottery, and no one having the result before the other. But not for communication.

so we could use it for tv?

Comment Re:Universal service. (Score 0) 601

From my reading of the FCC's Internet Access Report, that analysis came from people with >200 kbps connections. Basically, for ISPS advertising broadband service, how many are meeting the new requirements. That figure does not indicate how many people only have the option of dial-up.

well they found their way out of the two provider rule already, they act like satellite and 4g are "broadband" when its dialup on crack.

Comment Re:Universal service. (Score 0) 601

well when we have two elections "fixed" back to back...... kinda hard to blame us. we tried voting bush out and ending a useless war, but the illiterate bastard found a way to stay. now if you wanna make fun of the half of the country that elected bush then by all means, go ahead...

Comment Re:"Walled garden"? (Score 0) 116

It took 5 years for the first malicious app to slip past Apple, and even then, the nature of how it all works meant Apple could remove it from everyone's iPhone with a single update. Android can't boast the same, either on the prevention or the remediation side.

android does boast the same, they have had control over market apps from the start. methinks you are biased. also can you list the "scores of apps" that you so casually refer to....?

Comment Re:certainly much simpler than (Score 0) 161

Lastpass is an RFID issued for toll road payments along the U.S. east coast. Makes it so they can just deduct your toll from an account instead of having to stop at a boothe.

Updating the summary: "This system will be mandatory for all vehicles (cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc) and should cost vehicle owners approximately R$5 (less than US$3) and their privacy."

hey buddy how did your post completly replace mine? i call bs. slashdot is molding comments around

Comment Re:certainly much simpler than (Score 0) 161

Actually, I haven't. Tried to google it but it seems you are referring to a password manager while replying to a comment abount license plate detection. Care to elaborate or provide a link? Not sure where you live ..

hes referring to the cards in peoples windows called E-Zpass it allows you to pay a toll without stopping fully, we also have things on our trucks (lorries where you are) that allow some to pass through weigh stations and it has sensors on the trailer wheels to tell the weight.

Comment Re:Torrents should be used for software updates (Score 0) 180

Some companies already do this - Blizzard distributes World of Warcraft and its patches through torrents. The download tool is just a pretty and dumbed down torrent client, with the .torrent file embedded in the downloader's executable. It can actually be extracted and opened with a different client, like uTorrent. Pretty neat system.

yea my old roomate found that out when the apartment shut off his internet for using bittorrent...

Like punning, programming is a play on words.

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