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Comment Amazon Employees (Score 1) 97

Amazon or any other big corporation does not pay taxes is a misnomer.

Such organization choose to spend this money in investment or give their money to employees as salaries and bonuses, amazon has 222K employees, if it spends half of this 10billion in employee salaries and bonuses, billions just went in taxes to the government.

Comment Immigration and Refugee asylum (Score 2, Insightful) 72

At the time of her death, just a reminder that she also represents why Immigration and Refugee asylum is essential.

Growing up in Iraq, she eventually migrated to Britain before creating a mark globally. Made the lives of many a little bit happier as art does.

Listen to the xenophobes and such talent may not get the recognition it deserves and humanity would lose talent that could have been.

Comment Re:Peoplw will just line up for there bar code. (Score 1) 50

It is antsy for sure, just had a trip to India last month, a mere tourist visa for 30 days and they scanned for my finger prints.

Here I am at immigration counter asked to scan my finger prints. I don't know what this data will be used for. I don't know how it will be protected. I don't know what will happen if I say no.

I spent about $10k for the trip, should I say no and be returned back on next flight or just scan my finger print and hope for the best. Hell, even my 5 year old had to scan his prints, what for!

Comment Re:Inevitable (Score 2) 165

As a java developer, working on java from JDK 1.0,

This is a long time coming, Java is now mostly used on large server side projects. Its driving the Big Data revolution with technologies like Apache Spark. Running countless servers on Tomcat and/or Spring containers.

Oracle is not wrong in discontinuing the browser plugin. They should have done it with JDK 5

Comment Re:SIgh... (Score 1) 177

i have been flying drones, half a geek can build drones that avoid collisions, auto land using laser range finders or sonars. And this is open source stuff that few hobbyist put together, no where near the kind of effort apache or linux put in.

So I think its fear mongering.

Further, all those news, I have always seen a commercial product from DJI etc, a bloke went and bought one from target. None were ever where hobbyist who have made there own drones. They are more responsible, know the rules and play within it.

Comment Re:probably, detects superheterodyne stage (Score 1) 42

Hmmm, so no building a stealthy detector this way.

Is it theoretically possible to capture a larger bandwidth using SDR, with oscillator freq far away so not to be detected, then doing a FFT on it to isolate police radar?

In my excuse if I make no sense, last I studied radio communication was 2 decades ago in engg, went down to software development and never looked back.

Comment Question: Evading Police radar-detector-detector? (Score 2) 42

Where I live, radar detectors are illegal.

Naturally, police have Radar detector-detector built into their radars, and I know of one confirmed case where a friend visiting out of state got caught with his radar detector.

So, can a radar detector built out of SDR/GNU Radio be detected? Hypothetically of coarse.

Comment They Never thought he had a bomb... (Score 4, Insightful) 361

Read this somewhere, humor with a hint of truth (and I paraphrase):

Girl: They thought he had a bomb
Guy: No they didn't think he had a bomb
Girl: Yes they did
They didn't evacuate the school like you would if he had a bomb.
They didn't call bomb squad like you would if he had a bomb.
They took pictures of the contraption which you wouldn't have time for if it was a bomb.
They put the contraption in a cop car which you wouldn't do if he had a bomb.

They didn't think it was a bomb.

Comment Love my Android but... (Score 2) 174

I have never owned an iOS device, in fact I stick to Nexus devices with a 3 month S4 stint few years back.

I still don't want to move to iOS, but I am pissed at the android manufacturers.

Why can't they give me better battery life, LG G4 has a 3000mah battery, iPhone 6 has 1810mah, then how the hell does it manage to last longer than the G4.

Fortunately Camera's are starting to compete and exceed, but the battery life still sucks.

Yes, I know the android's do more, the services from different apps keep running, but thats the wrong design IMO. All apps should rely on push from servers which Google should take ownership, how it will work in the most efficient way.

So basically, few years of nexus from one to 5 and a few tablets like 7 and 10, I am at a loss.

Wife has the iPhone, and clearly, I don't like what I see there and the Android guys haven't got their act together where they can give me a price/feature benefit as well as a device "better" in all respects to iPhone, which fortunately ot unfortunately is still the king.

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