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Comment: Re:Just wondering (Score 1) 224

by nospam007 (#49797435) Attached to: Why Detecting Drones Is a Tough Gig

"They are controlled by radio which can be detected."

Remote control drones perhaps, autonomous ones not so much.

There is technology that can detect where a shot was fired miles away, (in noisy cities) they are working on shooting down cannon and mortar ammo with or without lasers, and those are in the air only a very short time, I doubt that this will be a problem for a long time.

Put detectors in every street lamp together with a computer controlled minigun and the kids will lose their toys quite rapidly.

Comment: Good news, bad news (Score 3, Funny) 633

by nospam007 (#49797383) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Happens If We Perfect Age Reversing?

Doctor to patient, after having given the injection: "I have good news and bad news for you:"

Patient: "The good news first please!"

Doctor: "After this injection, you're going to live for another 800 years."

Patient: 'Great! And the bad one!"

Doctor: "You'll have to stay at your shitty job for another 780 years"

Comment: Mmmm (Score 1) 343

by nospam007 (#49790395) Attached to: The Tricky Road Ahead For Android Gets Even Trickier

"Because Google pays billions to Apple to make its search engine the default search provider for iOS devices, the company collects much more from ads placed on Apple devices than from ads on Android devices."

Because Google paid billions?

Because they don't have to pay themselves a single dime for being the default search provider on Android and Android being 90% market share?

I fail to see the logic here.

The question of whether computers can think is just like the question of whether submarines can swim. -- Edsger W. Dijkstra