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Comment: Requires a very high speed camera (Score 1) 142 142

by TwentyCharsIsNotEnou (#47599305) Attached to: Extracting Audio From Visual Information
From your own link:

However, countermeasures exist in the form of specialized light sensors that can detect the light from the beam. Rippled glass can be used as a defense, as it provides a poor surface for a laser microphone.

You say "little different from a laser mic". Yes, innovation is incremental, this is an increment.

Comment: Re:Boycott (Score 1) 573 573

by TwentyCharsIsNotEnou (#46171415) Attached to: HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

I propose that we boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.

Easier and more effective: don't visit the site for a week. That will get their attention. I don't think any of the suits are actually reading the comments, do you?

A lot of people talk about leaving Slashdot for good, which they may or (more likely) may not do - why not leave it for a week?

That's what I'm doing... from... now!

Comment: Re:I live in metro-ATL and noticed several points (Score 1) 723 723

by TwentyCharsIsNotEnou (#46110351) Attached to: Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost
Genuine question - if you live only 4.5 miles away, did you consider walking?

I know nothing about Atlanta, so I know there could be a genuine reason - just wondering if it was because there are no pavements on the route, because it was too cold, because you just thought walking might be more dangerous than driving, or something else??

Comment: Re:A new indecipherable numbering system, yay! (Score 1) 188 188

It's easier to say.

Plus, it's fairly descriptive - it's almost 4000 pixels wide, and it's 4 x the resolution of HD.

I don't see the problem here, and I don't think it's "just marketing". People would come up with their own shorthand anyway if it was marketed at 3840x2160.

Comment: Re:Let't reward this! (Score 2) 169 169

by TwentyCharsIsNotEnou (#44745475) Attached to: Lenovo CEO Shares $3 Million Bonus With Workers

To put things in perspective :
Lenovo 2012 profits : $472 millions
Yang's share of that : $33 millions
Lenovo's employees : 27 000
Lenovo profit per employee : $17,481
Yang profit per employee : $1,222
What Yang offers them : $300

I added in what you left out.
Were you purposely being disingenuous?

Comment: Re:Reactions? (Score 1) 229 229

by TwentyCharsIsNotEnou (#44112297) Attached to: YouTube Removes Video of Reactions To Being Videoed
Maybe because they don't know the context of the video he's making??

You really don't understand why people would be more concerned by a suspicious creep pointing a camera in their faces than a CCTV camera high up on a pole?

I get the point he's trying to make, but I think he's incredibly obnoxious in making it.

Comment: Re:Dark matter (Score 1) 173 173

You're assuming that you start from nothing, or from pure energy. Creating dark matter could just mean converting ordinary matter in some way.

Converting hydrogen and oxygen into 1 tonne of water doesn't require E = 1000*c^2 (rocket engineers might tell you it actually gives you energy out), but you get 1000kg of water at the end.

Comment: Re:Petition (Score 1) 386 386

by TwentyCharsIsNotEnou (#43168931) Attached to: Google Reader Being Retired
No, I mean those who do use it, and are now having second thoughts about everything Google.

I think this has finally got the message through to many people (myself included), that Google will can anything. Reader wasn't exactly an experiment - it was almost 8 years old. Not really in sync with their push for us to rely more and more on the "cloud".

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." -- Will Rogers