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Comment: Re:Well no shit! (Score 1) 232

by spacepimp (#49304851) Attached to: FTC: Google Altered Search Results For Profit

I went to pull up a link, and it seems as they changed this in the latest release of iOS (8.1) . As for using a limited subset of javascript that was quite old, while using a different set for Safari, didn't have any other browser on the same playing field, or responsiveness or capabilities.

I could give a toss what you think, and this information is publicly available. Don't be a ponce limey.

http://9to5mac.com/2014/06/03/...

Comment: Re:Well no shit! (Score 1) 232

by spacepimp (#49304421) Attached to: FTC: Google Altered Search Results For Profit

Microsoft was fined, they paid fines, and they had forced official remedies mandated, which they violated as well. The latter part being within the last two you years. You should be ashamed of yourself for coming here and deliberately lying so you don't have a way to get called out for being a shill/asshat...
People like you keep conversations from moving forward. Nice to be that guy asshole.

Comment: Re:I just don't care (Score 1) 232

by spacepimp (#49304359) Attached to: FTC: Google Altered Search Results For Profit

By nature of Google making the algorithm which ranks the results, it is inherently biased. The only way to prevent bias, would be to make the results pages completely randomized. Even then the randomization would hint at bias in the way it defined random. Google and their search results are and always have been a carefully manicured set of results, based off of choices of those behind it.

Comment: Re:I just don't care (Score 1) 232

by spacepimp (#49304331) Attached to: FTC: Google Altered Search Results For Profit

Where is the lock in? Where are the predatory practices that make certain that no one can make a product that replaces Google? What are the costs associated with a user using Bing/DDG/Yahoo/dogpile or whatever?

Now if Google mandated that you could only use Chrome to use the search engine, or Chrome OS/Linux then this may be slightly similar to MS in the 90's. But this isn't even close. Also where is the FUD campaign where anyone using another browser or search engine is getting threatened with a lawsuit? Where is Google hiring proxy companies to prevent MS from working on Bing as a competitor? Where is the mandate that only Google can be used by any pc that is purchased?

Comment: LiDAR solves for vegetation (Score 4, Interesting) 31

Which class of laser are they using which can penetrate the canopy of a jungle? There are many sensors more appropriate for the searching: Ground penetrating radar. Multispectral or hyperspectral camera sensors to check the leaf patterns for varied chemicals. Also for the larger areas covered it seems like a fixed wing design might be more appropriate.

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming

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