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Comment Re:Bollocks (Score 1) 172

The spoofing makes the GPS receiver believe the airport is in 2 locations. One real, the other at the Kremlin. It's like you drew a circle around the airport and then copied and pasted that over the Kremlin.

It shouldn't have any problem finding the real airport unless it flies over the Kremlin and gets confused. The drone will react normally at the real airport and unpredictability at the Kremlin.

Comment Re:Bollocks (Score 1) 172

That wouldn't fly a drone off to the actual airport. It may do several things.

A drone with FCC style restrictions built in my immediately land itself instead of continuing into the protected zone as flying within range of an airport is banned.

It might try to correct its course and head further away from the actual Kremlin trying to find it. Like the robot from the Asimov book that was running in circles trapped between 2 zones.

It's extremely unlikely it could head to the airport from this, and most likely it would head in the opposite direction of the actual airport. If the airport was 20 miles East of the Krelmin, drone wants to blow up the Kremlin so it goes 20 miles West to find it. End result, drone is now 40 miles West of airport and 20 miles from Kremlin.

I think it would more likely get stuck along the radius but each drone could behave differently.

Comment Re: Supplier contracts. (Score 1) 44

Intel did try to license the tech. Qualcom refused.
It was touch and go inside Intel's mobile groups for quite a long time after it was clear that WiDi lost and LTE was the winner. Trying to engineer around the Qualcom patents is what likely lead to this.
Intel knows the performance is lacking.
That it works at all is better than where they were this time last year.

Comment Re:Do they really want more people living on welfa (Score 1) 228

Some people would argue that there are reasons other than employment to be educated. When pursuing my master's degree in mathematics, I took a music class for my personal enjoyment. Did I waste my time because the music class had nothing to do with any job I applied for?

Comment Oh the memories... (Score 4, Interesting) 48

This reminds me of the old days on BBS systems using dial-up modems. You needed references to get into them, and had to work your way up into the higher quality sites. It was all about maintaining that upload/download ratio. Heck you didn't even care what it was, Kai's Power Tools, Aldus Pagemaker or some old Autocad version... log in, check out new releases, grab something the other sites don't have yet, upload it there, repeat...

Waaaaay back when 0dayz meant Warez and not exploits. Oh man I need to dig out my old MOD files. The nostalgia is killing me. This username used to be all extended ASCII characters with a custom color scheme.

Back to the story...
Never be the top uploader.

Comment Re:It's a way of pointing a finger (Score 1) 81

I wonder how it would work if a company simply listed all the components of the bill honestly, including profit margin.
$6.50 broadcast transmission fee
$4.00 fee for fuckall
$15.00 cable replacement for damage (like DUI into telephone pole)
$35.00 profit to company.

It'd be interesting.

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