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Comment: Re: Maybe (Score 1) 260

by O('_')O_Bush (#47872887) Attached to: Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use
Well, the downside being (for felons on parole), not all guns generate significant recoil. .22 LR handguns are perfectly lethal and generate almost no recoil at all.

And you'd be experiencing about the same amount of recoil as a 44 Magnum chambered gun about any time you catch a baseball. As you said, lots of false positives, but I expect lots of false negatives as well.

I mean, the most common guns used in crimes (mid-framed 9's) could probably not be detected with the user wearing a pair of weightlifting gloves and having a firm grip.

Comment: Re: Contacting BBC, via VPN (Score 1) 362

by O('_')O_Bush (#47860779) Attached to: BBC: ISPs Should Assume VPN Users Are Pirates
I don't think he meant a mouthpiece for whichever political party of the moment is, but if you have ever seen how the BBC whips up moral panics and that followed by knee-jerk, ludicrous legislation, you can understand why some have the perspective of it being a mouthpiece.

  But really it is a causality argument. Is it the government pushing the BBC to propagandize some flavors of legislation, or is it the BBC driving the sheep into pressuring the government to adopt those flavors of legislation? I think the latter is more likely.

Comment: Re: Too late (Score 1) 107

by O('_')O_Bush (#47805661) Attached to: Hackers Behind Biggest-Ever Password Theft Begin Attacks
Really? You are going with the "blaming the victim" route?

How about this one. There are probably over 100 websites that have store my credit card information in their own proprietary system because every company seems to have "not developed here" syndrome, and making each uname/password combo is very difficult without some easy to guess alto, or even remembering where accounts might have been created already. And on top of that, nobody has any clue who was affected or how they were affected because the only group claiming to have any idea what happened has refused to divulge that information, giving the hackers free reign to continue to exploit vulnerabilities no matter how users respond.

So any attempt at blaming users seems awfully idiotic in the face of everything else.

Comment: Re: Good news everybody (Score 4, Insightful) 91

"Bad ones"

That isn't how evolution works. What you meant was genetically less fit to resist predation by lions and tigers before having a chance to breed if and only if lions and tigers are a significant cause of that species not being able to breed in comparison to other factors.

I, for one, don't give a shit about genetic fitness against Ebola. Thinking that somehow these people (or animals) "deserve" to be weeded out because they are "bad" in the sense there is something wrong with them is completely unfounded, and is nothing more than blaming the victim.

Or trolling.

Comment: Re: Nice! (Score 1) 76

by O('_')O_Bush (#47784929) Attached to: For $1.5M, DeepFlight Dragon Is an "Aircraft for the Water"
SONAR is not typically used for navigation by things trying to be stealthy, because, as you can imagine, pinging requires making a loud noise that can be detected and fixed on.

Rather, position and movement can be accurately tracked with small inertial guidance systems (RLGs) and time.

Then you just have to know where you want to go (map, waypoints, whatever)

Comment: Re: Unity is 64 bit now (Score 2) 127

by O('_')O_Bush (#47683339) Attached to: Switching Game Engines Halfway Through Development
Why is that amusing? It was true for last gen as well. And the one before that. Simply, a $300-400 computer designed for low power(low temps), small formfactor just won't compete with a $750-$1500 computer without those requirements.

That is just a fact of life, no matter how it upsets fanbois.

What amuses me is the angst over "why does Skyrim run at only 30FPS and make me motion sick?" and "why aren't there 64 player maps like on PC?" Well duh.

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