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Comment neat idea (Score 3, Interesting) 120

The noise-cancelling scheme sounds interesting. The hardest part though is figuring out what exactly is noise - so it sounds like they would have to either invert the intended signal to cancel it out on the path to the noise measurement, or they would have to periodically turn the signal off so they can get a clean measure.

Comment Re:What is he talking about? (Score 1) 314

I think you're probably being obtuse on purpose, but just in case: It uses the Internet for managing your content licenses and pulling down content you have a license for but do not have a local copy. It's also got a store for said licenses, which requires Internet access to function.

Comment Re:Cross-platform applications (Score 1) 778

Gee, maybe you should use a cross-platform one! Let's have a list of some possibilities off the top of my head: Java, Python, Perl, Ruby. That's a decent sized list for a non-programmer to be able to pull out of his rear, and the first two are pretty damn powerful and there's no reason the environment to support them can't be present on these systems. That you can force the 'web' to do it doesn't mean you should and is not an excuse for their leaving embedded systems poorly equipped.

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