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Comment: Re:Google+ has taken off? (Score 0) 71

by jetkust (#47351865) Attached to: Google Kills Orkut To Focus On YouTube, Blogger and Google+
Don't you basically have to sign up for Google+ when you get an Android phone just to get to the Play Store and download apps? I'd suspect most people have google+ accounts and are actively using it, so it HAS taken off. It's just not the same as a Facebook account. It's used differently.

Comment: Re:Caps Are Definitely Coming (Score 1) 475

by jetkust (#47009057) Attached to: Comcast Predicts Usage Cap Within 5 Years

Most customers are like your parents. They just want to get onto facebook. People that do streaming suck up tons of bandwidth yet pay the same. It's basically an all-you-can-eat buffet and we're the fat guys.

The problem is when everyone the majority was skinny, they made them still pay the same price as the fat guys. Not that everyone is getting fat, there isn't enough skinny people to exploit.

+ - Einstein's Camera: How one renegade photographer is hacking the concept of time.->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Hungarian photographer Adam Magyar doesn't work like most artists. He takes the world's most sophisticated photographic equipment, then hacks it with software he writes himself—all in order to twist our perception of time inside out. In this latest story from the digital publisher MATTER, Joshua Hammer discovers how Magyar's unique combination of technology and art challenges the way we understand the world.

The images are stunningly beautiful--and don't forget to watch the videos 2/3 of the way through!"

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+ - Hyundai envisions Google Glass being used WITH cars, not IN cars->

Submitted by mattydread23
mattydread23 (2793761) writes "Earlier this week, Hyundai became the first carmaker to announce integration with Google Glass. But the company that's providing the underlying technology, Covisint, was careful to emphasize that it's not thinking about drivers using Glass in the car — that would be unsafe. So what exactly are they envisioning? Well, imagine remotely starting your car from your hotel room, looking up nearby gas stations and breakfast places as you walk to the car, then transferring them to the GPS system with the command "OK Glass, send directions." Also, you could get diagnostic info about the car as you work on it, without having to look at a screen. Interesting food for thought..."
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+ - Ask Slashdot: How Many (Electronics) Gates Is That Software Algorithm?

Submitted by dryriver
dryriver (1010635) writes "Dear Slashdotters: We have developed a graphics algorithm that got an electronics manufacturer interested in turning it into hardware. Here comes the problematic bit... The electronics manufacturer asked us to describe how complex the algorithm is. More specifically, we were asked "How many (logic) gates would be needed to turn your software algorithm into hardware?" This threw us a bit, since none of us have done electronics design before. So here is the question: Is there are a software or other tool that can analyze an algorithm written in C/C++ and estimate how many gates would be needed to turn it into hardware? Or, perhaps, there is a more manual method of converting code lines to gates? Maybe an operation like "Add" would require 3 gates while an operation like "Divide" would need 6 gates? Something like this anyway... To state the question one more time: How do we get from a software algorithm that is N lines long and executes X number of total operations overall, to a rough estimate of how many gates this algorithm would use when translated into electronic hardware?"

Comment: Re:Nothing to see here (Score 1) 418

Yea. And your Blue Ray collection can burn in a house fire or get stolen. People don't want to screw with discs. You're living in the past. Talking about wills and inheritance. Just give them the account and password. We're talking aobut movies and tv shows, not family heirlooms. Chances are you won't even remember you owned the thing when Amazon just one day decides to stop making gazillions of dollars streaming entertainment or just goes bankrupt one day because VHS tapes and retail stores miraculously stage a comeback!

"Now this is a totally brain damaged algorithm. Gag me with a smurfette." -- P. Buhr, Computer Science 354