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Comment: UAV + people (Score 1) 55

by tyroneking (#48424787) Attached to: Martin Jetpack Closer To Takeoff In First Responder Applications

Looking at one of the videos on the co's site, looks like it can be remote controlled and stabilised - seems like an ideal platform on to which to mount a police sniper and carry him/her to a target location to do the business. I guess it could lift as high a a helo so sound would not be too bad.

Comment: Re:FOSS solution available (Score 3, Informative) 60

by tyroneking (#48424687) Attached to: BitTorrent Unveils Sync 2.0

In fact SyncThing has recently de-merged with Pulse and is now back on it's own (see Probably a good thing because Pulse is part of ( which is a little too off-beat, even for me.

That being said, there's also Git-Annex Assistant (many people - on HN - swear by it, but I can never get it to work), Syncany, Filement, Sparkleshare - all decent sync solutions - though I think all lack the encryption & simple setup of BTSync.

I always end up with Unison + SSH.

+ - Intel reveals prototype DRAM using 25 times less energy at 4x latency->

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An anonymous reader writes "At Taipei Innovation Day director of Intel Labs Wang Wen-hann has revealed new prototype DRAM which Intel has developed over the last four years in association with Japan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute. The new modules offer four times the latency and use 25 times less energy than current standards. The unnamed technology promises huge benefits either in increased computing power or significantly longer battery life if used in mobile devices. Intel have not made public how these savings have been achieved."
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+ - Amnesty releases anti-spying program for activists 1

Submitted by mrspoonsi
mrspoonsi (2955715) writes "Amnesty International has released a program that can spot spying software used by governments to monitor activists and political opponents. The Detekt software was needed as standard anti-virus programs often missed spying software, it said. Amnesty said many governments used sophisticated spying tools that could grab images from webcams or listen via microphones to monitor people. Karl Zetterlund, a senior researcher at security firm Sentor, said the needs of law enforcement were understandably different to those of the average cyberthief. "Criminals are mainly interested in information that can somehow generate money. Law enforcement spyware may only need to collect a few pieces of identifying information, such as a net address, from the computer," he said. "Generally, policeware may be better at hiding, as normal malware often aims for strength in numbers and spreading is more important than passing under the radar." There had also been cases in the past, he said, when computer security companies collaborated with governments to ignore spyware they found planted on machines."

Comment: What? (Score 3, Informative) 184

by tyroneking (#44457453) Attached to: A Climate of Violence?

I think either the BBC article or the /. summary is incorrect. It's well known /damn obvious that extreme climactic events cause violence in society. What's new is that they can correlate with numbers, "for each 1 standard deviation (1) change in climate toward warmer temperatures or more extreme rainfall, median estimates indicate that the frequency of interpersonal violence rises 4% and the frequency of intergroup conflict rises 14%." The /. summary is misleading and could cause the casual reader to pass by the article because it seems over obvious.

Comment: Re:Here's an idea (Score 1) 249

by tyroneking (#44457381) Attached to: New Doctor Who Actor To Be Revealed This Sunday

In England the change over of Dr Who actors is now treated like a big celebrity event - it's in all the papers, TV, magazines. The BBC knows what it's doing - Eccleston taught them that lesson --- lots of publicity and celebrity news for what is a pretty weak show in many respects. Obviously Eccleston was the true inheritor of Tom Baker's mantle, but that's just for us to agree on... ;)

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