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Comment: Re:Custom ... nipples? Actual custom nipples? (Score 5, Insightful) 60

by OzPeter (#49188049) Attached to: Inside the Weird World of 3D Printed Body Parts

TeVido, which aims to 3D print custom nipples

Hmmm ... apparently I am unversed in the realm of custom nipples, as I've never conceived of it before. Is this a thing I've been missing?

Why don't you find a breast cancer survivor who has had a mastectomy and ask her about the subject?

Comment: Re: the problem with nuclear power (Score 1) 358

by OzPeter (#49187847) Attached to: French Nuclear Industry In Turmoil As Manufacturer Buckles

What do you want to power stuff with at night? There's a need for multiple sources of power.

Pumped water storage has been around for a long time. Just look at the Bath County Pumped Storage Station in Virginia which has a 3GW capacity.

It is a perfect match for renewable energy sources.

Comment: Re:If "yes," then it's not self-driving (Score 5, Interesting) 343

by OzPeter (#49185873) Attached to: Would You Need a License To Drive a Self-Driving Car?

Therefore, you either keep the abstraction simplified and require the pilot to do a bit more work, or re-instate the flight engineer.

Last year I worked on a Stacker/Reclaimer (EG the big wheely bucket loaders that either scoop up huge piles of coal, or stack coal into piles), and has an operator out in a cabin doing the driving. The same system was being sold to two different customers. The first customer wanted an automatic mode that would guide the machine around the piles of coal and scoop/deliver in order to get an optimal materiel field while the operator sat back and basically watched.

The second customer basically said "I don't want no damn stinkin' automatic mode, because if I'm payin' for an operator to sit out there, he better be working"

Comment: Re:Xbox styling (Score 1) 116

by OzPeter (#49180925) Attached to: NVIDIA Announces SHIELD Game Console

In their defense - I thought 'video card box' because this matches a lot of colors/designs Nvidia uses.

Not knowing NVidia I now see that entry into gaming console market has created a rather unfortunate combination of styles. But you'd think that their marketing team would know what anXBox was and looked like.

Comment: Opposite of loser edit (Score 3, Interesting) 144

by OzPeter (#49179757) Attached to: Technology's Legacy: the 'Loser Edit' Awaits Us All

There is also an opposite of the loser edit, but I don't know if it has its own name. It is the edit where by using selective editing the focus is placed on (the mistakes or the perfection) one person in a competition, and minimizes the focus on the person who will eventually win or lose. So that when the final decision is revealed it "surprises" the audience - and hence boosts drama, and hopefully higher ratings.

My feeling is that I see this behavior more than I see a "loser edit"

+ - Police Could Charge a Data Center in the Largest Child Porn Bust Ever->

Submitted by sarahnaomi
sarahnaomi (3948215) writes "It could be the largest child porn investigation ever conducted.

Canadian police say they’ve uncovered a massive online file sharing network for exploitative material that could involve up to 7,500 users in nearly 100 countries worldwide.

But unlike past investigations into the distribution of child porn, which typically involve targeting suspects individually, police have instead seized over 1.2 petabytes of data—more than four times the amount of data in the US Library of Congress—from a data center responsible for storing the material, and may even attempt to lay criminal charges against its operators, too.

“What we are alleging is occurring is that there are individuals and organizations that are profiting from the storage and the exchange of child sexual exploitation material,” Scott Tod, Deputy Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), told Motherboard at a conference late last month, after speaking to a crowd of defence specialists. “They store it and they provide a secure website that you can log into, much like people do with illegal online gaming sites.”"

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+ - Isis and Al-Qaeda terrorists using eBay, Reddit and porn to send coded messages ->

Submitted by concertina226
concertina226 (2447056) writes "Islamic State (Isis) and Al-Qaeda terrorists have been turning to Reddit, eBay and pornography to send coded messages to their followers, according to an author with sources inside Mossad.

Mossad operatives now routinely monitor social bookmarking website Reddit, where messages can be hidden easily due to the plethora of subreddit sections and millions of posts of comments in each section of the website."

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