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+ - Drones cost $28,000 for one arrest-> 2

Submitted by mpicpp
mpicpp writes: They are sleek, mostly silent converted weapons of war: Drones used by the Border Patrol to scan the skies in the empty deserts of the Southwest to spot illegal immigrants and then, if things work out, have agents arrest them. That's the idea, and the agents who use them say the drones give them a vantage point they never had before.

Flying at 18,000 feet, the drones view the landscape below, lock onto potential suspects crossing the Arizona desert, and agents on the ground move into make the arrests. But it's outrageously expensive: $28,000 for a single arrest.

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Comment: This is so hypocrite (Score 1) 400

by greatpatton (#49015517) Attached to: An Argument For Not Taking Down Horrific Videos
All those American social media have policy preventing to show even a small part of a tits, but it is fine to show someone burnt alive??? WTF? Have you lost any basic common sense? "Violence should be worshiped and sex is bad" is the new America social standard that is pushed to the rest of the world.

Comment: Re:Quebec Language Police (Score 1) 578

by greatpatton (#48725331) Attached to: What Language Will the World Speak In 2115?

What's with all of this revisionist history? Seems like everyone is trying to take the opportunity to misattribute the coining of words to French. No, the French did not coin the word geography. The word geography was coined by the ancient greek philosopher Eratosthenes.

So I don't see your point, you just demonstrated that it is a basic feature of romance/latin language to import word from Greek and that latin root are just the base of all romance language. (that all share a very close vocabulary)

Tsunami is Japanese. French? "Tsunami"

Yes you can use Tsunami in French (like you can do in English) but the phenomena is know in French as "raz-de-marée" and "sarrigue" can be used for opposum, automate is also a synonyme for robot etc. I think that a basic knowledge of the French language will help you to pick better exemples...

Comment: Re:Quebec Language Police (Score 1) 578

by greatpatton (#48724765) Attached to: What Language Will the World Speak In 2115?
It seems that you have no clue about the subject. French is a romance language (use wikipedia to understand what it means) and it is a basic feature of this language to use latin to coin its own words (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulgar_Latin). During the XVI century, French took the habit to also use greek roots to coin new words. It is just the english (a germanic language that has nothing to do with latin) that imported french words and then the french way to create word from latin and greek roots. (The motto of the queen of England is even in french). Take a simple exemple: Geography this word was made in french from the greek words ge and graphy (earth and to write) this word was then imported in the english language during the XVI century. Most of the word you refer are the same in all romance language (French, Italian, Spanish, etc.) for the same reason. Of course modern French is not the same as latin but it is the same as for Italian and Spanish. Even modern Greek is very different from the classical version. By the way in french a computer is "ordinateur".

+ - Celebrity nude pictures leaked due to apparent iCloud hack-> 1

Submitted by swinferno
swinferno writes: Hundreds of nude, semi-nude, and revealing pictures of female celebrities were leaked overnight after being stolen from their private collections. Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, and pop star Ariana Grande were among the celebrities apparently shown in the pictures, which were posted on infamous web forum 4chan.

It's unclear how the images were obtained, but anonymous 4chan users said that they were taken from celebrities' iCloud accounts. The accounts are designed to allow iPhone, iPad, and Mac users to synchronize images, settings, calendar information, and other data between devices, but the service has been criticized for being unreliable and confusing. Earlier this year, Jennifer Lawrence herself complained about the service in an interview with MTV.

Several media contacted Apple for more information but they have not commented on this yet.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/9...

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+ - Deputy who fatally struck cyclist while answering email will face no charges

Submitted by Frosty Piss
Frosty Piss writes: The LA County District Attorney’s Office declined to press charges against a sheriff’s deputy who was apparently distracted by his mobile digital computer when he fatally struck cyclist and former Napster COO Milton Olin Jr. in Calabasas last December. The deputy was responding to routine work email when he drifted into the bike lane and struck and killed Mr. Olin. As with a lot of Law Enforcement behavior, let's see a "regular" citizen get away with that.

Comment: Re:How is the DATA licensed? Where can I download (Score 1) 113

by greatpatton (#45998179) Attached to: Mozilla Is Mapping Cell Towers and WiFi Access Points
The data is not available, this is only for Mozilla own usage and they don't even know if they want to publish the data at one point (not even a sample data set). This project is as close as Google or Apple, the only difference is that this time its Mozilla who is in charge, and they just say "hey we also provide a free API" (so this why they call it open

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