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Comment: Pure Greed (Score 1) 84

by SETY (#42796009) Attached to: Why Australian Telco's Plan To Shape BitTorrent Traffic Won't Work

20% of people do 80% of the work. 20% of the people do 80% of the innovation.20% of the people use 80% of the bandwidth.......Seems to be how the world works.
Maybe charge 5 cents per gigabyte, ie somewhere within 10x of the (telcos) cost and get rid of the socialist business models. The greed never ends.

Comment: Re:why not use meat (Score 1) 260

by SETY (#42496515) Attached to: In Vitro Grown Meat 'Nearly Possible'

Beef Is grown in New Mexico on range land, 1 acre per cow. Beef is grown on a high corn diet in other parts of the country. Beef is grown in Europe on a different diet. A rumen is an amazing thing. So if we decide corn is bad for some reason then the government can put a massive tax on it and beef cows will eat something else and meat will be more expensive in the store. Simple economics.
If you add enough taxes and costs to a farmers input costs because farming is "bad" then maybe laboratory meat will be cost competitive, but that is a big maybe.

Comment: Re:Was the gun legally obtained? (Score 1) 2987

by SETY (#42298131) Attached to: 27 Reported Killed In Connecticut Elementary School Shooting

You do realize where the biggest (almost all) source of black market guns in Canada is? The US needs to get their shit together,whether that is mental hospitals or strict gun control I don't know. Someone has to get some balls and take responsibility instead of nothing changing after evey massacre.

Comment: slideshow pictures for non-working browsers: (Score 3, Informative) 206

by SETY (#42141119) Attached to: Inside an Amazon Warehouse

Comment: Re:Make fun of them all you want. (Score 1) 148

by SETY (#41620307) Attached to: Canadian Spying Case Proves Floppy Drive Isn't Dead Yet

Not that I really disagree, but from Canada's point of view who is a serious threat? China launching a marine invasion and holding the second biggest country on earth? The only serious threat to Canada is the USA and that war would be over rather quickly, so why bother with a huge military to defend against that?

Comment: GPS cost not coming down (Score 1) 104

by SETY (#40589963) Attached to: Ask Dr. Ramsey Faragher About Navigation/Positioning Technology

We bought our first GPS receiver in 1992 for $1500. Today we have GPS receivers for pennies in your cell phone with better accuracy. Why have costs not come down on higher end systems? Patents? Lack of Competition? For instance, in agriculture you buy a 1500$ receiver and the vendor sells you different levels of $2000 software unlock codes to go from 8" to 4" to 2" to 1.5" to 1" accuracy. Are they selling the receivers initially at a loss?

Comment: free speech (Score 1) 50

by SETY (#40453519) Attached to: The Google Transparency Project Transparency Project

Derailing.....
"But what about democratic countries like Canada and Germany, which nonetheless have anti-hate-speech laws that are inconsistent with American free speech guarantees?"
  What exactly are these free speech guarantees you speak of? It almost seems like you are implying that the US has free speech with zero or no restrictions???

Comment: Re:Corporations doing evil vs Govt doing evil (Score 1) 178

by SETY (#39098347) Attached to: Canada's Online Surveillance Bill: Section 34 "Opens Door To Big Brother"

Ahh, but you are forgetting one thing. The people in Canada have one power the US doesn't have, they have the power to vote governments out (ie decimate the party). See Campbell/Mulroney or the recent Liberal defeat.
Yes they may jave 5 years to wreck the country, but at least you know you can get rid of them. In the US, with all the gerrymandering there are so many safe seats the equivalent could never happen.

Hardware Hacking

Throwable 36-Camera Ball Takes Spherical Panoramas 140

Posted by Soulskill
from the anyone-want-to-play-some-volleyball dept.
MrSeb writes "Jonas Pfeil, a student from the Technical University of Berlin, has created a rugged, grapefruit-sized ball that has 36 fixed-focus, 2-megapixel digital camera sensors built in. The user simply throws the ball into the air and photos are simultaneously taken with all 36 cameras to create a full, spherical panorama of the surrounding scene. The ball itself is made with a 3D printer, and the innards (which includes 36 STM VS6724 CMOS camera sensors, an accelerometer, and two microcontrollers to control the cameras) are adequately padded, so presumably it doesn't matter if you're bad at throwing and catching."

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