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Comment: Re: Video latency (Score 2) 62

by therealobsideus (#45658105) Attached to: AirPlay Alternative Mirrors and Streams To TVs and PCs
Chromecast is pretty great, but as it is merely an extension on the pc/mac within chrome all you can do is view a single tab of the browser, or use one of the services. I'm not concerned with broadcasting my entire desktop or laptop environment to my tbs, I just want access to all of my tvs, movies and music in he. With plex media server and plex apps, I now have easy, user friendly access to all my media on my tvs or other devices (cell, tablet, and my roommates can access my media content on their devices as well).

+ - Amazon plans to use Drones for delivering Packages 2

Submitted by rtoz
rtoz (2530056) writes "Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos unveiled a new service, named as “Prime Air.” According to this program “Prime Air”, the octocopter drones will pick up packages in small buckets at Amazon’s fulfillment centers and fly directly to customers’ nearby within 30 minutes after they click the “buy” button. The package is pulled off the lines by the octocopter, and then using GPS it is directed to the delivery address. When it arrives it releases the package on the doorstep. Because the octocopter has eight blades, Bezos said, if one broke the drone would still be able to safely drop off a package.

It may take few years for Prime Air drones to take to the skies, as the program is still subject to safety and regulatory rules by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration(FAA).

Amazon Prime Air FAQ says, “We hope the FAA’s rules will be in place as early as sometime in 2015. We will be ready at that time”

Few months back an Australian Startup “Flitery” had announced their plan about using Drones to deliver Books."

Comment: Tianhe-2? (Score 3, Informative) 118

Totally off topic, but I ended up getting drunk with a bunch of people that are here in town for SC13 last night. Those boys can drink. But I'm surprised that there wasn't more talk about Tianhe-2 there, and how Chinese is going to kick the US off the top 25 in international supercomputing.

Comment: Re:Proud to be an American! (Score 1) 324

by therealobsideus (#45420599) Attached to: I'd rather be spied on by ...
What worries me the most is that it is quite possible that a black ops unit exists, operating within the US, and targets US citizens solely for interrogation and assassination (similar to B613 in the TV show Scandal). I guess that doesn't worry me the most - what worries me the most about that would be the fact that it would most likely be a completely autonomous organization with no oversight by the military or elected civilian leadership.

Comment: Re:Pretty much. (Score 1) 385

by therealobsideus (#45417129) Attached to: How Blockbuster Could Have Owned Netflix
I will miss being able to walk around a movie store and just see what's available - from new releases, to classics, to random indie or foreign films. Sure, I can probably find most of that on Netflix and their recommendation system isn't too shabby, but it doesn't replace that experience of walking around and talking to other movie watchers in person.

Comment: Re:expensive (Score 1) 53

Um, I worked for a Fortune 200 (telecommunications industry) and my team alone would generate over 5 petabytes of data every month and a half, give or take a few weeks. Mind you, my 'team' consisted of several hundred people, but we were a huge organization with over 40,000 direct workers and 39,000 contract workers. This type of organization is what this plan is aimed for....

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.

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