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Comment Re:Wow ... (Score 1) 225

In that case, can't they just globally fix it server side, by 1) filtering it out of the stored history, and 2) filtering input to prevent it in-bound?

Yes, this would be a good immediate mitigation.
It wouldn't fix bricked installs, but it would avoid breaking new ones - except for the people who send the string.

Comment Re:StreetView? (Score 1) 100

What's the difference between a panoramic photo, composed of small pictures stitched together, and Google Streetview or Google Maps, which are composed of small pictures stitched together? Is the difference that one person calls themselves a "photographer" and the other person is just a technician?

Google Maps could be considered a single panorama (although that's arguable - does the definition of a panorama require that the viewpoint stay in one place and look outwards?) but StreetView definitely isn't - it is lots of separate small, low-res panoramas (panoramae?), one for each location you can position the viewpoint.

Comment Re:Not new (Score 1) 124

Your suggestion that the Greens only opposed it after they found Labor wouldn't is rubbish. As AC said below (for anyone who can't see ACs), Scott Ludlam (Greens, Western Australia) has been vocally campaigning against it, and educating people about it, since before he was elected. Being technologically literate has always been a big part of his appeal (at least amongst /. types).

Comment Re:5% Gross is a terrible deal (Score 1) 143

Unless you live in North Korea or something, $12,000 gross a year for two people is a hobby-with-benefits, not a business.

That's exactly the point - for a "small-time indie developer" "one- or two-man project" kind of hobby-with-benefits, the engine is free.

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 263

Your credibility was completely lost when you typed menu's.

Given the general high quality writing of the post, I think Immerman knows full well that plurals don't usually require apostrophes.
I'm guessing that you are not aware of the usage where certain words ending in vowels have an added apostrophe to emphasise that the "s" isn't part of the root word.
It's rarely used for words these days, but is still common for symbols and non-word constructions ("count the &'s", "mind your P's and Q's").

As an example of why this can still be very useful for words, though: there are two pages on Wikipedia about people named "Peni".
How would you refer to both of them as a group?

Comment Re:Why is the signing useful (Score 1) 80

Expect this certificate to be revoked in near future. This will close that avenue, and cause all machines infected drivers signed by the cert to refuse to load the malware driver.

And cause all machines with legitimate Sony drivers (if there is such a thing?) signed with the same cert to refuse to load those too.

Comment Re:Yeah, but black and white (Score 1) 122

I'm intrigued by the data transfer requirements.
Even given your extremely low res in b/w, I make that 196TB per second.

Since I can't find any source for your specs and the sample videos are clearly not black and white, I presume you're joking.
If it's just grayscale that they've coloured in later, that's 1.5PB per second; full RGB 4.5PB/s.
These are all under-estimates, too, since it looks like the res is much higher than your 180x96.

What sort of transmission / storage tech are they using? Electrons don't move as fast as the objects they're filming here.

Comment Re:Could it be (Score 1) 255

I have never seen a Blu-Ray disk, and I am not too sure anyone I know has. You must live in the USA (not a device for connecting hardware).

The correct capitalization is Blu-ray. Also, are we going to argue the difference between disk and disc? Most (US) dictionaries list them as being the same. A disk can be defined as any thin, flat, circular plate or object or (when talking computers) any of several types of media consisting of thin, round plates of plastic or metal, used for external storage (magnetic disk, floppy disk, optical disk) (taken from dictionary.com). Admittedly, the BDA does use disc to refer to the media.

In general usage, disk and disc are synonymous (with k being preferred in US English, c in British).
Standard practice in computing, though, is for optical discs - Blu-ray, all the way back to Laserdisc - to use a c, while magnetic disks are k. It's to do with hard disks being pioneered in the US and optical discs being pioneered in Europe.

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