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Comment: Dating sites simply lie. (Score 2, Interesting) 149

by Kris_J (#47554527) Attached to: OKCupid Experiments on Users Too
Try this the next time you want to try an online dating site: Create two profiles, a "real" one and a fake perfect match to your real profile and see how long it takes for the site to claim that your fake perfect match has attempted to contact you and for only $4.95 you can sign on to the paid service and reply.

Comment: Re:You had me at (Score 1) 71

nick-nack on some guy's desk == medical implant

Read the next paragraph. I've quoted it below for you.

Cool factor aside, they've been scanning patients' actual bones, optimising them in software and printing titanium replacements (mostly hip joints) there for almost a decade now.

Comment: Re:1 or 1 million (Score 2) 262

by symbolset (#47541353) Attached to: Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE
In the US about half of Internet traffic in prime time is Netflix. It would behoove a company that sells Internet service to provision sufficient bandwidth to the part of the Internet their customers are paying so much to access. Maybe Netflix should just get into the fiber business and start collecting that $100/month instead of a measly $12 since they are already providing half the service anyway.

Comment: Re:You had me at (Score 3, Insightful) 71

You had me at "3D Printed Titanium Jaw Implants". Awesome!

It's cool, but not really news.

I was doing some work in Royal Perth Hospital sometime around 2008, and saw a small, beautifully detailed metal skull on one of the managers' desks. I asked him about it and was told he'd taken an MRI of his own skull and had it printed quarter-sized in sintered titanium. It was the best paperweight I've ever seen.

Cool factor aside, they've been scanning patients' actual bones, optimising them in software and printing titanium replacements (mostly hip joints) there for almost a decade now. There's even a few commercial madical 3d printing companies around AU (Anatomics is one).

It's great that SA is making jaws for people now though.

Comment: Re: Alternative explanation (Score 1) 393

The Netflix boxes are adapted from Backblaze 4U 45 drive storage pods. It is called the Open Connect Hardware Appliance. They are not insignificant and I hear each one is designed to support up to 50,000 end users.

If you have 50,000 people paying you $80 a month and 50% of what they use it for is Netflix, you can afford the power and rack space for one 4U box.

Comment: Re:Could be a different route involved for the VPN (Score 1) 393

The bandwidth is already 10x what it needs to be. Netflix gives free CDN boxes to ISPs that virtually eliminate this backbone traffic. That is the right way to solve this problem technically. It is cheap and eliminates redundant backbone traffic. Google Fiber takes the boxes even though they have ample backbone transit because that is the best solution for their customer, providing higher resolutions and lower latency to the video fan.

+ - Apple Acqui-Hires "Pandora for Books" Booklamp for $15 million->

Submitted by Nate the greatest
Nate the greatest (2261802) writes "Apple stunned the tech world Friday night when news broke that the gadget maker had acquired a little known ebook company called Booklamp, a small Idaho-based ebook startup which is best known for the Book Genome Project. First shown off to the world in 2008, this project was conceived by Booklamp founder and CEO Aaron Stanton as a way of analyzing a book's pacing, dialog, perspective, genre, and other details in order to identify a book's unique DNA. Booklamp has been using the tech to sell various services to publishers, tech companies, and the like, but Booklamps's existing contracts were apparently cancelled earlier this year.

According to one industry insider the deal happened in April, but Apple managed to keep the news under wraps until just last night. No one knows for sure how Apple will use booklamp but there is speculation that Apple could launch an ebook subscription service similar to the week-old Kindle Unlimited, or they could just use Booklamp to drive ebook recommendations in what some are speculating is the world's second largest ebookstore."

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