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Comment Just more crap from the crap factory? (Score 1) 109

> Google dismisses eavesdropping threat in Chrome feature
> Google said there's no threat from a speech recognition feature in its Chrome browser that a developer said could be used to listen in on users.

http://www.techworld.com.au/article/536592/google_dismisses_eavesdropping_threat_chrome_feature/

Submission + - Microsoft Secretly Paid YouTubers To Praise Xbox One (huffingtonpost.com)

walterbyrd writes: According to a leaked copy of the full agreement, video creators were not allowed to say "anything negative or disparaging about Machinima, Xbox One, or any of its games." As Ars points out, the real issue with the campaign comes down to the fact that participants were also apparently prohibited from mentioning the promotional agreement, which would void payment.

Submission + - Microsoft to throw in the towel on Windows 8.x (smh.com.au) 1

walterbyrd writes: ''Windows 8 is tanking harder than Microsoft is comfortable discussing in public, and the latest release, Windows 8.1, which is a substantial and free upgrade with major improvements over the original release, is in use on fewer than 25 million PCs at the moment. That's a disaster,'' Thurrott says.

Comment Can take 30 minutes for dolphins to die (Score 1) 628

Unlike domestic cows, and chickens, the dolphins suffer a long, and painful, death. According to what I saw on that movie "The Cove" (2009).

Also, according an episode of "Whale Wars" some harpooned whales took as long as 20 minutes to die.

Cows, and chickens, never know what the hit them, whereas trapped dolphins are confused, and terrified, and die horribly.

Comment Re:MOS? (Score 1) 37

You could do this using FRS walkie talkies, as long as they have microphone and earphone connections. Or analog telephones. It's been tested multiple times on ham FM walkie talkies. Anything that carries voice should work. The bandwidth is only 1.25 kHz and I think the low end starts at about 700 Hz.

Comment Re:MOS? (Score 1) 37

There is a video of the codec vs. SSB on the same radio link here. You can also take any radio links you have at hand and run the FreeDV program. This is an evening project to set up without a business case, and at least some companies appreciate people who take the initiative to do this sort of thing.

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