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Comment Re:Round and round (Score 2) 55

Yes. Assuming it has the correct algorithm and the three remaining motors can thrust enough to compensate for the additional load. (if not, maybe the quad could at least slowly descend vs a total crash)
Flying machines arena demonstrated this a while back, here's a video

A six prop arranged coaxially (referred to as a Y6) can, so long as the failed motor doesn't take out the other motor attached to the same arm. And I'm sure the algorithm for the quad can be applied to a hexacopter, allowing autorotation for a controlled decent. The real question is how much power the remaining good motors can produce, and I suspect the answer to that is "not enough"

Comment Somebody call a wambulance (Score 5, Insightful) 178

Digital or not, it's someone's property. Get over yourself and get a warrant to search/seize it.

tech-savvy criminals will be able to cover up or destroy evidence contained on their phones before the police can crack [it] open

And fire-savvy criminals will be able to cover up or destroy evidence contained in their house. What's the difference?

Comment Re:Three words (Score 4, Insightful) 323

"2 dozen channels"

You must have missed the part of the article that laments the fact that "the future of digital TV and movies is destined to be fragmented across several services..."

If you have to hop between 2 dozen services to get to your content, whereas 'pirates' can get basically anything they want from one central location, that is where the media industry has failed.

Submission + - Verizon Knows your Wi-Fi SSID and Key ( 4

FuzzyFox writes: While browsing my Verizon FIOS account settings on their web site, I happened to notice my Wi-Fi SSID was prominently displayed. Below that, I noticed a link that would also display the WPA2 password for my private network.

I was really surprised by this, because I did not tell Verizon this information, or ask them to store it on my behalf. It appears they have lifted the information remotely from the ActionTec router that they supplied me with.

It bothers me that they are storing this information about me, because it could conceivably be (1) stolen by hackers, (2) subpoena'd by the government, (3) silently borrowed by the NSA, or other uses that haven't yet come to mind.

Do other ISP's also silently store their customers' password information without the knowledge of the customer? Should we be outraged about this? I would rather that my private information not be stored without my consent, at the very least.

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