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Comment: Headshot! (Score 2) 99

by mutherhacker (#49644325) Attached to: Amazon's Delivery Drones Will Be Able To Track Your Location

The drones will also be able to track the recipient even while walking or running down the street and launch the package with a trajectory aimed to the recipients head. Upon successful impact the drone will produce a *Boom! Headshot!!* sound effect. Amazon officials refused to comment on the necessity of this delivery mode.

+ - Facebook makes it possible to see which pages your friends visited->

Submitted by mutherhacker
mutherhacker writes: Whereas previously it was only possible to see what pages your friends "liked", in a flagrant disregard for privacy Facebook makes it possible to see what facebook pages your friends visited! Right below the page header on the top left, Facebook now shows you which of your friends have visited that page. Imagine the privacy implications of this for a second: If somebody visited a page of some political activist organization or some adult oriented content, then that person's friends can all see that he/she has done so. This is an especially poor design decision from Facebook since essentially, it is possible to be logged as having visited some content by running into a page accidentally. Is this a blunder from Facebook's part?
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Comment: Safety (Score 1) 111

by mutherhacker (#48045789) Attached to: Japan's Shinkansen Bullet Trains Celebrate 50th Anniversary

What many people don't know is that over the 50 years of the Shinkansen, there has never had a fatality due to derailment or collision which is an impressive safety record considering the frequent earthquakes and typhoons in Japan (there has been a single fatality by the doors closing on a passenger trying to catch the train). Younger high-speed rail services on other countries already count fatalities.

+ - Inria release partially 3D printed open source biped robot "Poppy"->

Submitted by mutherhacker
mutherhacker writes: Researchers at INRIA in France have open sourced their biped robotics platform "poppy". This platform allows for building a humanoid biped robot from off-the-shelf parts and 3D printed components. Despite the robot being open source, the components needed to build it cost around 7500€. More information at the project site:
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