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Comment: Re:How do they paint them? (Score 1) 63 63

Is that why it takes 2 weeks?

As far as I know, it takes 2 weeks to clean up the errors from the scan. 3d scanning is super glitchly right now and it takes a lot of work to manually clean them up. That's what I noticed when I went in to get 3d scanned. The raw scan had tons of polys in the wrong places

Comment: Re:I can't really blame this guy (Score 1) 327 327

a couple thoughts...
3) maybe this is a woosh on my part, but the GP refers to TSA nut grabbing. This was just in the news yesterday cuz there was a bust at denver where a gay tsa officer was using coded signals to other officers so he would ahve the chance to grope people's nuts.

The TSA in Denver were only groping attactive people....

Comment: Re:For a smartphone a TOF camera could be more sui (Score 1) 62 62

For a smartphones, I'd rather expect so-called "time of flight" cameras to catch-up before LIDARs. Basically, you have an array of LEDs which illuminate the scene using sine or square wave intensity modulation. .

Unfortunately, emitted IR signals outside get too corrupted for ranges farther then 10m or so.
I'm not sure about indoors but I can't find any ToF system that can go farther then 10m.
Light Field cameras almost seem useful but they have their own limitations.
Lidar is the only reasonable way to obtain depth information over long distances. And it's accurate too.
ToF does work ok for short distances though, AFAIK

Comment: Re: Not everyone (Score 1) 140 140

Forced their hand? Last time I checked, they are: 1) still operating the program, and 2) tenaciously defending it.

For shame!

As far as I know, they are still allowed to operate the program under the law. Hopefully, in June (or whenever the 215 provisions expire) they will no longer be legally allowed to operate. Then it'll probably cease to exist.

That being said, it seems weird that the top level administrators of the NSA have been bold face lying to congressional committees under oath and no-one in the Justice Department is interested in prosecuting them for perjury.... As far as I understand, that is a legitimate crime.

Comment: Re:a few heuristics (Score 2) 298 298

I hate to burst your bubble, but every example of component based programming that I've seen uses managers to access and control the individual components. You cannot use components otherwise. (At least, not in a memory restricted environment like a video game)

If you have ever worked on a large video games, then you know exactly what I am talking about.

Comment: Re:Upgrades (Score 1) 140 140

This project aims to do exactly that.

It'll record your browsing experience and play it back for you later. It will even record links that you did not originally browse. (You have to configure the depth)

The developer is working on it constantly

Comment: Re:Two things: (Score 1) 51 51

You seem to forget that getting the warrant is only the first step in the legal process. Next the actual surveillance (aka hacking) needs to be done and then the evidence needs to be presented in court in public. All of that requires time and energy. This is a heck of a lot better then the warrantless mass surveillance done by the NSA and company

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts. -- Albert Einstein