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Comment Re:Wait until they find out (Score 1) 113

All the convoluted modulation required to squeeze all that bw into sane amounts of spectrum multiplied by the number of devices in close proximity will inevitably be less efficient than hardwired equivalents using similar modulation methods.

Even if somehow you managed to squeeze all of this fantasy into a mobile formfactor, someone will want a whole bunch of it crammed into a much bigger box because top performance is more important than portability for the use case.

I know people are obsessed with mobile, but there will always be those who require hardware and software that allows more flexible user-defined workflows. Mobile's locked down software distribution and fisher price interfaces cannot do this.

Comment Re:Obsolete? (Score 2) 142

https://github.com/umlaeute/v4...
If kdenlive supports v4l2, this might help. I don't have a dv cam to test this with, but the module builds just fine on my x86_64 kernel 4.8.11 system. All I did was clone with git and type make. Your distro might even have pkgs for it.

Submission + - Trump considering MIT grad for head Science position (thelibertyconservative.com)

SonicSpike writes: A confidential source on the Trump transition team has told The Liberty Conservative that Rep. Thomas Massie, an award-winning, MIT-educated engineer, elected to Congress in 2012, is under consideration for the job of Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, a role commonly known as Science Advisor to the President. Massie currently serves as Chairman for the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation in the House of Representatives and is a libertarian-leaning Republican.
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Microsoft Confirms Its Chinese-Language Chatbot Filters Certain Topics (fortune.com) 19

Microsoft's Chinese-language AI chat bot filters certain topics, the company confirmed Monday, although it did not clarify whether that included interactions deemed politically sensitive. From a report on Fortune: Last week, CNNMoney and China Digital Times reported that Xiaoice would not directly respond to questions surrounding topics deemed sensitive by the Chinese state. References to the Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989 or "Steamed Bun Xi," a nickname of Chinese President Xi Jinping, would draw evasive answers or non sequiturs from the chat bot, according to the report. "Am I stupid? Once I answer you'd take a screengrab," read one answer to a question that contained the words "topple the Communist Party." Even the mention of Donald Trump, the American President-elect, drew an evasive response from the chat bot, according to reports. "I don't want to talk about it," Xiaoice said, reports CNN Money. In response to inquiries from Fortune, Microsoft confirmed that there was some filtering around Xiaoice's interaction. "We are committed to creating the best experience for everyone chatting with Xiaoice," a Microsoft spokesperson tells Fortune. "With this in mind, we have implemented filtering on a range of topics." The tech giant did not further elaborate to which specific topics the filtering applied.

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