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Comment Re:This is a solution looking for a problem. (Score 2) 223

While I may agree with some of your post, What you smell is Airline Pilots Assoc. lobbying government to regulate them. Lets keep our eye on the ball here and not go off into the weeds shall we? CNN and FOX sensationalizing Airplane "close calls" Police complainging about drones "almost taking out" their choppers and again sensationalized by CNN/FOX et al and this is what you get. It has nothing with 'OMG the gubmint don't want the people to be informed by drones"

Comment Re: Has The Whole World Gone Topsy Turvy? (Score 3, Insightful) 83

No! Their workers can go get a fucking education and get a job that pays them a living wage just like I did. When i first came to this country I worked 3 jobs (BK in the afternoons at 3.65/hr, back when minimum wage was 3.25/hr, McD's opening in the morning at 4.25/hr, and washing cars on the weekend) and put myself through school at night while working those 3 jobs because I made the determination at that time that I wasn't going to come all the way to America to be making anywhere near minimum wage when i'm 40

Submission + - CNN and CBC Sued For Pirating YouTube Video (

vivaoporto writes: CNN and Canada's CBC are being sued after the companies allegedly ripped the "Buffalo Lake Effect" from YouTube and used it in their broadcasts without a license. In addition to claims of copyright infringement, the media giants face allegations that they breached the anti-circumvention measures of the DMCA.

New York resident Alfonzo Cutaia (an intelectual property attorney) sensed last year that he had a hit video on his hands and used the YouTube's account monetization program to generate some revenue.

The attorney uploaded his footage to the video site and selected "Standard YouTube License" that grants Youtube (and Youtube only) "a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content in connection with the Service and YouTube's (and its successors' and affiliates') business". All other rights are reserved to the copyright owner and standard copyright laws and exceptions apply.

According to a lawsuit filed this week by Cutaia in a New York court, around November 18 Canada’s CBC aired the video online without permission, with a CBC logo as an overlay.

After complaining to CBC about continued unauthorized use, last month Cutaia was told by CBC that the company had obtained the video from CNN on a 10-day license. However, Cutaia claims that the video was used by CBC and its partners for many months, having been supplied to them by CNN who also did not have a license. CBC and CNN are also accused of distributing the video despite knowing that the copyright management information had been removed.

Submission + - Google Research: Real-Time, Super-Accurate Pedestrian Detection Has Arrived (

An anonymous reader writes: While a great deal of the existing research and practice of pedestrian detection happens on the GPU already, the goal of Google Research was to finally couple the speed with accuracy—a difficult task, according to the Google Research team. There are other approaches that provide a real-time solution on the GPU but in doing so, have not achieved accuracy targets (in this real-time approach there was a miss rate of 42% on the Caltech pedestrian detection benchmark). Another approach called the VeryFast method can run at 100 frames per second (compared to the Google team’s 15) but the miss rate is even greater. Others that emphasize accuracy, even with GPU acceleration, are up to 195 times slower.

Marvelous! The super-user's going to boot me! What a finely tuned response to the situation!