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Comment Re:Why not just lock down the radio portion? (Score 1) 143

i would prefer that the power that be don't have a black box sitting on my network.I guess it will turn me into a scofflaw, as they try to further restrict my right to control my own devices. If I am causing radio interference it will be easily remedied on the local level. Who needs black boxes and a government telling me i can't run my own devices how i see fit.

Comment Re:What about the rights of those injured by firea (Score 0) 1163

The fact that suicide is listed as a homicide (The largest rate of gun violence in America is self inflicted), the rates would be shifted to other forms of violence. Do you think that suicides would magically cease because there were no guns? People wanting to die, is a sad problem, simplistic knee jerk nickelodeon responses like "make all guns disappear and we will all be friends" are naive at best, but more likely disingenuous and deliberately misinformed.

Comment Re:Considering how fast Google ditched China (Score 1) 381

If France gets the offensive (right to be forgotten) content removed from the source then all of this political grandstanding is moot. Get the source to remove the content, and then forbid the EU from using cached indexes in Google. Why demand more from Google to do their record destruction? This is more about control than it is about privacy.

Comment Re:Considering how fast Google ditched China (Score 1) 381

Or perhaps, they don't believe France has the right to tell the rest of the world what they can read/know. Why doesn't France demand the published sites of record remove it, and then it would be purged from Googles index accordingly? If it was truly about clearing the information from public scrutiny they wouldn't be placing the responsibility on Google.

Comment Re:Oh look (Score 4, Insightful) 88

I wish people would stop with the nickelodeon party line bullshit: That other political party is bad, they are eroding your civil liberties!!!.
Republicans and Democrats are both complicit. The depressingly small number of privacy protecting politicians defies party lines... People need to stop pretending their party is looking out for civil liberties. They aren't and you're still buying their lies, and pointing fingers. Until all sides are accountable they will play this finger wag game, because people like you fall for it.

Comment Re:High Accuracy Point Cloud Data is scary.. (Score 1) 52

I concur. WiFi etc will make the data transmission a non -thing. The outlier differential concept does work well. I already use it in cleaning up point clouds before meshing. Very accurate (RTK) GPS would be a big benefit as well. it would be interesting in your scenario if the map itself over time evolves. Colors when leaves change or fall. Watch a street sign adjust to new grafitti etc. The time lapse/delta would be a useful big data set to mine for many sorts of information.

Comment Re:High Accuracy Point Cloud Data is scary.. (Score 4, Informative) 52

Point clouds are enormous data sets. It is not uncommon in LIDAR mapping to have the results be several gigs in file size. To send that data back to a central mapping location over cellular is not likely. Also the computation required to make a useful mesh off of a point cloud is equally significant. Then the CPU/GPU/RAM requirements to render and handle that 3D map and have it appear on a low res in screen dashboard is not insignificant. I agree with what you are saying about the data collection, but currently there is no simple way to send and receive the huge amounts of data and have them processed. More likely in the near future autonomous vehicles which return to a spot for physical uploading of TB's of data are more cost effective. Then a hugely decimated mesh is generated and it will slowly begin in appearing in vehicles. Google once again is far ahead in this effort. The alternative: photogrammetry is less data intensive but is better suited to UAV's.

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