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Comment Re:NFL database tech (Score 1) 154

I have wondered about that too. The way I would do it would be to have a number of canned queries that become relevant as the game progresses, each able to flag itself if something "unusual" should occur. Surely they are able to query on the spot but there has to be a somewhat large pool of "interesting" things preprogrammed - just waiting to happen.

Comment Re:Why spread the data around? (Score 1) 93

If the purpose of the Google data collection effort is to build a database of the physical location of routers as identified by hardware addresses, then it is hard to see why they would be collecting any payload data at all. Having an independent look at what they did collect might shed some light on what they were trying to achieve by doing so.

Comment Re:Accuracy? (Score 1) 206

i tried it on the puzzle in my newspaper - got a good shot of it but there were many numbers not filled in from the original puzzle and so the solution had nothing to do with the intended problem... The image recognition made the same mistakes on subsequent trials which surprises me.

Comment Roku is linux (Score 5, Interesting) 481

My little Roku box that sits next to my TV and plays Netflix is built on Linux apparently. In a developer discussion about why there was no Linux desktop player I got the impression that the sticking point was the ease of siphoning off the video stream in a system where you can compile your own kernel was the real problem.

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