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Comment: Re:But snooped on with what? (Score 1) 92

by oodaloop (#47712611) Attached to: Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Using Its Gyroscope
The gyroscopes and accelerometers are two different things. The gryoscope measures tilt of the device, like when you play a racing game. The accelerometer measures change in velocity, like when you shake the phone to shuffle a playlist. Two different sensors.

And no, the gyroscope in your phone does not spin; it is solid state.

Comment: Re:Similarities seem kind of tenuous (Score 4, Informative) 74

I suppose that's why they say this then:

...Saleh and co do not claim that this kind of algorithm can take the place of an art historian. After all, the discovery of a link between paintings in this way is just the starting point for further research about an artist’s life and work.

Comment: Re:Wrong problem to focus on (Score 1) 158

by oodaloop (#47662891) Attached to: Sniffing Out Billions In US Currency Smuggled Across the Border To Mexico

I haven't been impacted by illegal drug lords in Mexico, either here in the states or while traveling in Mexico. I have been impacted by getting stopped by the border patrol and their sniffing dogs. Sounds like money going to Mexican drug lords is a Mexican problem.

I guess you haven't figured out that a nation run by large violent drug cartels and a wave of immigration from that nation might be related. If you want to stop the poor immigrants from washing into our country (mind you, I'm not convinced that's a problem), then work to make Mexico less of a failed state, and that has to involve working against the drug cartels.

Comment: Re:Wrong problem to focus on (Score 5, Insightful) 158

There is not a lot of problems associated with drug money going to the Mexico.

30 billion a year going into the hands of violent drug cartels isn't a problem? I disagree.

On the other hand, waves of unskilled, poor, desperate people and who can't legally work here is a recipe for social problems that will last generations.

Are you American Indian? If not, from which wave of poor desperate immigrants did your family arrive?

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." -- Will Rogers