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Comment: this discussion, sure brings back the memories.... (Score 1) 326

by recharged95 (#46790751) Attached to: Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

New technologies have left Detroit behind.

OK, let's get started. I've had this dream for more than a decade now. and I've asked you all to share with me. In six months we begin construction... of Delta City. where Old Detroit now stands. I grew up in Old Detroit.... as a child I played in its streets.... those same streets have become a breeding ground for crime and social decay. Before we employ the 2 million workers that will breathe life into this city again we must pacify Old Detroit. Although shifts in the tax structure have created an economy ideal for corporate growth, community services, in this case law enforcement, have suffered. I think it's time we gave something back. Dick?

Fellow executives... it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the future of law enforcement. ED 209. ....

Except ED 209 will be a General Atomics Predator.

Comment: Bias? (Score 1) 803

by recharged95 (#46784921) Attached to: Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

"United States political and finance industry leadership has recently been dominated by people associated with Harvard and Yale."

Explains why did study was conducted by Princeton. Those Ivy leagues are like competing children, which most of this country's political system has become: an bunch of ranting, whining children with access to a lot of cash and dreams.

Comment: Re:Why in the FUCK (Score 1) 41

by recharged95 (#46753377) Attached to: Google Buys Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

Aside from Internet access, drone companies really offer something real to sell. The tech from the drone industry can be applied to smartphones (and vice versa with drones), IoT, research, space exploration (and vice versa), manufacturing, transportation, logistics and such. More than any computer graphics company or LCD nowadays when it comes to new tech.

That's compared to back in the 2001's: pets.com, Boo.com, Broadcast.com, GovWorks.com, InfoSpace, microstrategy, etc...

Now, Google buying up all the robotics companies I would be concerned, as Robotics have been a holy grail for decades. Maybe drones will make that real. It's a wise splurge if anything... but an investment.

Comment: Re:Google would be stupid not to (Score 1) 120

Google isn't waiting for D.C. to turn on them; they are lobbying to "manage their relationship" with the Federal government. So is Facebook.

where do you all think these valley companies are getting their funding from? Investments from Wall Street--and that screams shady in itself where gov't loves to inject itself to either skim cash on the deal, fee-by-death, or there's my next job!

You'll need those lobbyists day one once you take Wall Street cash.

Comment: NatGeo: look at who owns it.... (Score 2) 292

It's not there are less things to discover, but the reason NatGeo exists. As a Fox property, it need to help the bottom line: hence, sensational science is what they are looking for.

In this world of 10sec blog explanations of DNA formation, 1min youtube videos describing string theory and watered down Odyssey's (I'm talking to you Cosmos, Seth and Neil). There are more science discoveries out there... only if reporters take a little more time than glancing at their smart phone to write up the next science story based on some VC's press release of some cool silicon valley startup using science.

Comment: Re:WTF? (Score 3, Interesting) 193

by recharged95 (#46720641) Attached to: Stephen Colbert To Be Letterman's Successor

Also, he's the only guy that:
a. does the liberal/liberation spin that IS silicon valley
b. actually talks about tech like DRONES, along with BEARS.
c. has writers that are very, very tech savvy, much like the Simpsons and Futurama
d. Michael Stipe and Patrick Steward as continuing guests. That is /.... but Need I say more?

Comment: Re:Pilot Made Multiple Errors, "Hacking" Claim Is (Score 1) 178

A pilot here as well. This article and incident has so much fail in it. There's NO information about the incident aside from the person being injured.

Wifi flying? Only the AR.Drone has it.

All the photos show a DJI flaming wheel 550 hex. It likely runs a NAZA or ACE system. Likely a NAZAv2 as the camera looks like a GoPro and every article mentions iPhone(!). NAZAs only use WiFi for camera and ground station supervisory, not actual flying. It's is a man in the loop system. The pilot still has control via a 2.4Ghz narrowband radio (like a spektrum, FrSky, etc...). NAZA allows you to hit a button (goto waypoint) on the iphone, and it autonomously flies BUT allows user override with the r/c sticks. And the wifi portion only allows 2-3 functions: Land, goto Home, or goto waypoint aside from live video.

When it comes to hacking, there's so much fail here. The guy's obviously is a aerial photographer, NOT a drone user. You can't hack the 2.4 narrowband--it's binded, the iPhone wifi? sure you can hack that, but it's for live video and a couple of 'safe' commands. This pilot clearly lost control.

Now look at the reality of the situation: you're 25 feet above a crowd (w/cellphones at 2.4 or 868Mhz), Urban canyon WiFi access points, TV crew wireless mics (400, 5.8 & 2.4), and running a system that has a iphone (2.4 and 868), narrowband radio (2.4), and bluetooth running. All basically in the palm of your hand. You're asking for RF interference... and that's likely the cause. Of course, the pilot likely did not set up failsafe features--cause it's usually off by default and ignored by users (much like turning on your firewall or javascript...). FAIL for a professional.

Folks, let this story brew--likely the truth will come out as currently everyone is calling the 'OMG the sky if falling', literally. Since the pilot does not have a CAA permit/license shows the lack of knowledge of his tools. As well as the event host for hiring him.

Comment: Re:Does everything need to be smart? (Score 1) 128

Webdevs did not develop this--would even work in the 1st place if so.

I'm sure Nest had their hardware engineers, aka "Makers", design this. Cause the integration between the web-enabled part and critical R/T hardware is [now] obviously terrible. Should have had some real h/w engineers design this.

Sure puts a black eye on them considering all the hoopla last month w/Google buying them out.

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