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Comment: Re:Cue or queue: What other design patent holders? (Score 1) 220

One signal can spawn a queue to form, and a queue need not contain multiple parties, simply a party queueing.

Example 1: A cop beats up an unarmed black man on a street corner in Harlem mid-day because he "looked at him wrong", one act leads to a larger action from multiple parties. (Signal -> Queue of Multiple Parties)
Example 2: Said cop comes back to the station, gets a warning and is told "don't do it again or you'll be suspended." (A queue of a single element relying on a conditional signal.)

Comment: Re:25 cm resolution (Score 5, Informative) 140

by tysonedwards (#47651541) Attached to: Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face From Space
The average human head is 14.5cm x 23cm x 20cm, so you are quite correct that it would mean that the average human head would occupy less than 1 pixel regardless of which axis it was observed across.

The largest recorded human head was 15.9cm x 25.5cm x 23.9cm, meaning that said person could require a second pixel, if they were observed in the appropriate axis.

It is important to note that if a person was observed laying down on the ground, they would occupy *up to* 10 pixels in the case of the world's tallest person, but the average would only require 6.

Comment: Re:High success rate or lots of unknowns? (Score 4, Interesting) 256

by tysonedwards (#47613989) Attached to: 40% Of People On Terror Watch List Have No Terrorist Ties
Not necessarily, it means "links / associations" to terrorists.

Jeff is a Terrorist.
Jeff has a brother named Bill.
Bill has a wife named Jessica, a child named Mary, friends named Sarah, Mitchell, and Parker, a boss named Paul, goes to a bank on 53rd st. who employs 31 people, he goes to a grocery store on 17th ave. who employs 44 people, ...

This could very well be controlled spin to ensure that the numbers are propped up to make it look like they are mostly accurate based on the undefined term "links / associations", which could be as loose or as specific as you want it to be.

One would hope that that would mean providing aid in some way rather than "I know him", or "I know someone who knows him", or worse, "I've once spoken to him" or "I've once spoken to someone whose spoken to him" but we frankly don't know.

Simply a devils advocate answer on my part. May very well be that the remaining parties on the list are there for good reason and the 40% here are purely accidental inclusions. I'd personally suspect that there's an ex-girlfriend or two that made the list somehow, someway to otherwise make life hard following a bad breakup.

Comment: Re: Confused about 1.1 million amount (Score 3, Insightful) 61

by tysonedwards (#47539077) Attached to: Household Robot Jibo Nets Over $1 Million On Indiegogo
Sure, there are a lot of accounts created to prop up the sales numbers but aren't claiming rewards to otherwise make the project look more awesome. There is actual investors to this company, and they are likely looking for a return on their investment. Propping up their own campaign to make their company look more powzers to the media, thereby getting more presales doesn't exactly seem that far fetched. Either that or there are a lot of people who believe in what these guys are doing and don't want the product in the end.

Comment: Re: Why? (Score 4, Insightful) 92

by tysonedwards (#47533367) Attached to: New SSL Server Rules Go Into Effect Nov. 1
If all of those devices were centrally managed, sure. Let's say that instead you are a college, with dorms, and an internal network that those in the dorms can use with direct access to things like Mail and whatever, or a BYOD scenario where users are allowed to use their cell phones to get email and even be on wifi, but you want to respect your employees privacy on their private purchased devices rather than adding them to an MDM.

Do you really want to bug those user's repeatedly with self signed cert validation prompts or just say "okay, $30 / year is worth avoiding the helpdesks"?

In most cases, yes, a CA and group policies makes the most sense though and should be the answer. There are just a few fringe cases where it is easier to pay the few bucks than waste the time explaining why the user is in fact safe and just press okay.

Comment: Re:How do you (Score 2) 962

by tysonedwards (#47512015) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry
Using terminology like "everyone" is the problem here. In these cases, there are a few outlandish instances that stand out saying "this is horrific", a few "this is bad" instances, some questionable ones that could go either way, and an incalculable number of "these are perfectly fine".

Brianna Wu saying "every man" is just like a racist saying "every Jew", and it also makes it difficult to take what are certainly very real issues seriously. But at the same point, she was able to point to 4 problems over a long career, not "every day I show up to work and am confronted by dozens of threats of rape, torture, or other sadistic behavior by unknown random people". And yet when someone told her that under no circumstances would they ever have sex with her, even after her death she responds by being afraid to go out in public after dark. That seems more like an "anti-rape" threat or a "just leave me the hell alone, it's never gonna happen" message than one to be concerned about.

Is she overreacting, perhaps. Are there more cases that she didn't feel inclined to mention, perhaps. Are the things that she mentioned "severe", yes. Should they be taken seriously, yes. But at the same point, they should be taken seriously against the individuals who levied those statements, not against an entire group. She accuses all men of being sexist, but in that statement she is herself showing that she herself is sexist of men and feels that she should be treated differently than any person regardless of gender.

Workplace problems should be taken seriously, and as the leader of the studio it is her place to handle them. If she isn't willing to do so, then she can either hire someone into an HR role or take her comments to an existing HR person to let them address it instead.

Comment: Re:Pft (Score 0) 962

by tysonedwards (#47511875) Attached to: The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry
Scott: My... mom and dad are... dead?
Cartman: I came just in time to see Mr. Denkins giving his report to Officer Barbrady. And of course, to steal the bodies... After a night with the hacksaw, I was all ready to put on my Chili Con Carnival, so that I could tell you personally about your parents' demise! And of course, feed you your chili. Do you like it? Do you like it, Scott? I call it, "Mr. & Mrs. Tenorman Chili."
Scott: Oh my God! Oh my God!!
Cartman: Nyahnyahnyahnyah nyah nyah! I made you eat your parents! Nyahnyahnyahnyah nyah nyah!
Stan: Jesus Christ, dude!
Scott: My mom and dad are dead! No! NOOO!!
Thom: Uhm, excuse me?
Stan: Who are you?
Johnny: We're that band, Radiohead.
Scott: Jesus!
Ed: Jeez, what a li'l crybaby!
Colin: Are you gonna cry all day, crybaby??
Thom: You know, everyone has problems; it doesn't mean you have to be a little crybaby about it.
Ed: Come om, guys, let's go. This kid is totally not cool.
Thom: Yeah, that's the most uncool kid I've ever met.
Phil: Little crybaby!
Scott: No, wait! Waaiittt!! Oh my God, Oh my Gaawwwd!! Noooo!
Cartman: Yes! Yesss!! Oh, let me taste your tears, Scott! Mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet.

White dwarf seeks red giant for binary relationship.