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Comment: Re:Hardware Security (Score 1) 83

Being able to explain that when it rains the line goes static is one thing. It's another to say every day around 3 oclock the line gets static when there is no rain. All the line tests would say the line was wet, but no indication of where, or why. Arizona doesn't really get a lot of rain ether. We found out when the customer looked out at the pedestal during one of the trouble shooting calls, and saw a kid on his way home from school peeing into pedestal. The older models are ok for rain, but if someone's deliberately spraying liquid at the doors cracks it's going to get wet inside.

Comment: Re:Hardware Security (Score 1) 83

I'm glad my pedestal is in my back yard. Probably not comforting for my neighbors that the fence blocks their view of it. At least it's not near the road were a kid taking a leak on it would cause static on the line. I feel sorry for the tech that had to trouble shoot that one.

Comment: Re:Land of the free (Score 1) 571

by medv4380 (#48625959) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'
I did up until the latest round. The minor nothing threats from DPRK were free advertising, and I could see some PR rep trying to capitalize on it. However, once the film was canceled that moved it out of a Sony PR guy trying to get butts in seats. It's still probably just a bunch of hackers using NK as cover.

Comment: Re:Religious is better than philosophical? (Score 1) 1050

by medv4380 (#48582007) Attached to: Time To Remove 'Philosophical' Exemption From Vaccine Requirements?
If the people claiming Philosophical objection were actually able to write up a well reason and argued case I'd personally accept their objection. However, most if not all of these case are hysterical anti-vac nutters claiming something due to mass hysteria and not a well reasoned argument.

Comment: Seems more like a relationship with quantiy (Score 1) 53

by medv4380 (#48573829) Attached to: Study of Massive Preprint Archive Hints At the Geography of Plagiarism
I don't have there whole data, but they did put up 10 or so on their nice little map. Seems more like the fewer papers a country has the higher the percentage of plagiarism. However, the US has so many papers in this study it should be divided into smaller regions.

Comment: In the event I have to prove my innocents (Score 1) 99

by medv4380 (#48548399) Attached to: Civil Case Uses Fitbit Data To Disprove Insurance Fraud
I don't like the Guilty Until Proven Innocent mentality. However, since some people are insistent on doing away with the basics of our legal system I do like the fact that my Wii FitMeter could be used to prove my general whereabouts since it records altitude information thought the day. I can easily see in my daily logs when I come home, and leave for work because there are substantial hills on the path. I'm fairly confident that between my phone and FitMeter I could prove my whereabouts with absolute certainty. Since I'm also pinned in a IT room in the back with only one other coworker who doesn't come in till 10, and leaves at 3ish I wouldn't have a provable alibi between 8 to 10 and 3 to 5 without my devices. I don't like having to do that, but since some people insist on Guilty Until Proven Innocent I'm happy that my devices do this.

Comment: Re:What service, exactly, is Nielsen providing? (Score 3, Interesting) 55

by medv4380 (#48421759) Attached to: Nielsen Will Start Tracking Netflix and Amazon Video
Yes, but not given publicly. This is so that shows can use the ratings as leverage in negotiating contracts with Netflix. Which is also why netflix doesn't release the data publicly. They don't want some show figuruing out that half the netflix audiance watches the same program every time it's pushed out. They might think they have an angle and try to get more money out of netflix, or more money out of one of their competitors by offering and exclusive deal. Like Downton Abbey giving exclusive rights to Amazon because they needed something to get people to watch Amazon over Hulu.

Comment: Re:Bad Headline as Usual (Score 2, Interesting) 335

That's how you read it? I read it as if you create a robot that tries to evaluate weather or not it should kill someone based on ethics the program will never complete. You can certainly make one that can always kill what you tell it to, but not one that can choose whether or not a given human is a rebel to be shot on site, or a human that is apart of the new world order. However, I'm more likely to have it kill all humans not holding an IFF tag.

Comment: Re:Another 15 minutes (Score 1) 716

by medv4380 (#48334043) Attached to: Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment
Shall I include the Middle Ages Murder rates as well? London 14th Century Murder Rate of 52 per 100k. Higher murder rate than every single war torn African country. Higher than ever Aisan Country, Higher than every country on the planet except for Honduras, and Jamaica with they're 60 per 100k. I could come up with some pretty raciest Erroneous conclusions with that too, but I'll let your mind fill them in for you.

Comment: Re:Another 15 minutes (Score 4, Insightful) 716

by medv4380 (#48329053) Attached to: Bounties vs. Extreme Internet Harassment

Just try and convince me humans have not already crossed the same threshold.

In 1995 the Murder rate in the US was 8.2 per 100k with a population of around 260 million. In 2012 the Murder rate in the US was 4.7 per 100k with a population of around 313 million. In 1980 the rate was 10.2 with a population of 225 million. Shall I now correlate internet usage with troll activity, and erroneously conclude that internet trolling reduces the murder rate? Or should I conclude the Humans are the opposite of rats, and they become calmer in over populated situations? Also Erroneous.

Comment: What's the PC Processor Usage Then (Score 4, Insightful) 338

I suspect BS, but I'll hear out the argument if there is actual evidence. Sliding down the resolution to 900p from 1080p would mostly save you on GPU, and Graphics memory usages. In a more detailed artilce it was stated that they picked 900p because they didn't want to fight with the differences between the XBone and PS4. The main reason the PS4 keeps getting 1080p and the XBone does not is that the memory for the graphics is so much faster. So if someone actually has the PC version and can so that "AI" is burning every processor at 100% then I'll buy their argument as plausable. Until then the story has changed from day to day, and isn't believable. If the AI has something to do with it then the AI coder has probably deadlocked the system when they use multiple cores, and has been cheating by using only one core.

Comment: Re:The offending article (Score 1) 724

by medv4380 (#48051051) Attached to: Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials
That sub culture is still the sub culture buying those Intel chips, and the ones who frequent gaming web sites like gamasutra. Only idiots who think that 15 years ago people playing solitaire on the PC hardcore qualified as gamers. Games have been mainstream since the dawn of history by that definition. However, gamer subculture is the only audience for gaming magazines. You're not really a hardcore poker player is all you do is visit vegas once in a while, but if you have a regular poker night then you probably are. You'd probably have your own poker take, chips, and hand marked cards. The chump who visits vegas on his honey moon and loses the ring... not so much.

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