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Comment: Re:Everything old is new again (Score 1) 491

by eladts (#47867533) Attached to: To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars
Battery technology is far from being advanced enough to make trolleybuses obsolete. 30 miles may be enough to most commuter, but not for buses which should be running non-stop during peak hours. New trolleybuses route have been created, for example the Silver Line in Boston. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...

Comment: Re:Whatever happened to (Score 1) 240

by eladts (#45128879) Attached to: Linux RNG May Be Insecure After All
The laws of physics, namely quantum mechanics, do include randomness in them. Everything is probabilistic in principle. Usually, this randomness isn't manifested at large scales, but under certain circumstances it can be. That's how you build a hardware RNG. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardware_random_number_generator

Comment: Google has an API to their data (Score 1) 39

by eladts (#43402699) Attached to: OpenWLANMap: Free WLAN-Based GPS Replacement
Which is used by Chrome and Firefox to provide w3C geolocation support. You can call like the following example:

> curl "https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/browserlocation/json?browser=firefox&sensor=true&wifi=mac:00-14-bf-28-80-69|ssid:10160|ss:-26&wifi=mac:00-26-50-38-ca-11|ssid:2WIRE084|ss:-69"

{
"accuracy" : 27.0,
"location" : {
"lat" : 37.32097479999999,
"lng" : -122.0276630
},
"status" : "OK"
}

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