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Comment: Much Wrong Here. (Score 1) 110

by tburke261 (#46885159) Attached to: SpaceX Looking For Help With "Landing" Video

Well, it was Raw until YouTube re-compressed the hell out of it. Seriously, I don't think you have any shot if you start off with this YouTube footage. If they really want help we need the actual raw bitstream. I/Q output from the receiver would be even better. Even better than that would be diversity receivers. Aren't those guys the rocket scientists?

Comment: Share those numbers? (Score 1) 190

by tburke261 (#42211843) Attached to: SEC Investigates Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Over Facebook Posting

If Reed Hastings knows these stats why don't we? Let's petition Netflix for an hour/month (or something) stat on your account. Expose it as an API call. Interesting value proposition to people, "look how many more hours you watch Netflix than Cable!". Also easy to automate finding those needing to be surgically removed from couches. (Ok, kidding about the last bit, but not anything else)

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+ - Oak Ridge's Titan Supercomputer Claims Top Spot->

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bmo (77928) writes "MANNHEIM, Germany; BERKELEY, Calif.; and KNOXVILLE, Tenn.—Advanced reports that Oak Ridge National Laboratory was fielding the world’s fastest supercomputer were proven correct when the 40th edition of the twice-yearly TOP500 List of the world’s top supercomputers was released today (Nov. 12, 2012). Titan, a Cray XK7 system installed at Oak Ridge, achieved 17.59 Petaflop/s (quadrillions of calculations per second) on the Linpack benchmark. Titan has 560,640 processors, including 261,632 NVIDIA K20x accelerator cores."
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+ - Mega Finds New Home, Dotcom Says->

Submitted by hypnosec
hypnosec (2231454) writes "Kim Dotcom has revealed that Megaupload’s successor Mega, which is reportedly launching on January 20, 2012, will be operating through a new domain name Mega.co.nz. Through a tweet Dotcom announced that Mega has found a new home and that the new domain name is protected by the law and powered by legality. Dotcom also revealed that lobbyists won't be able to do anything about this as Judges are not influenced by politics in New Zealand. Recent announcements about Mega’s domain – Me.ga didn’t go as planned following a decision by Government of Gabon to suspend the domain name. Dotcom had announced at the time that despite the blockage, Mega will launch as planned and that they are in possession of an alternative domain name."
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Verizon

+ - Six Strikes Public Forum NYC Nov 15->

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WWWhatsup
WWWhatsup writes "The Copyright Alert System, the result of a deal between big content and big ISPs, is a graduated response program — popularly known as the six strikes — that escalates from nastygrams, to copyright school, to Internet throttling. Just like SOPA/PIPA, enforcement targets will be arbitralily selected by the content owners, but unlike SOPA/PIPA there will be no appeal via the courts — only to an arbitration firm hired by the program. There is no question that the plan will have a chilling effect on the Open WiFi movement and thus impede speech. In other countries such plans, arguably ineffective, have only been implemented after a lengthy public process — but in the USA, none.

With the plan due to kick in on November 28, on Thursday November 15 2012 the Internet Society will present 'INET New York: An Open Forum on The Copyright Alert System' at the New York Law School, with speakers representing the MPAA, RIAA, Verizon, and Time Warner, plus advocates of the public interest. The forum is open to the public, free, and will also be webcast live. This is the only opportunity for Internet users to speak up. If you are in NYC show up and let your voice be heard.

Register: http://www.internetsociety.org/events/inet-new-york/"

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Comment: Re:DRM for weapons? (Score 1) 279

by tburke261 (#41896275) Attached to: New Technology May Cut Risk of Giving Syrian Rebels Stinger Missiles

They do, but those codes are limited to the targets within them. A Sub Captain could launch at will against prescribed targets with the right codes (Moscow, Tehran, Pyongyang, etc....) but could not turn those same missiles onto targets such as D.C. It's just not how the system is set up.

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