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Comment Re:"Hate speech" is protected by the 1st Amendment (Score 2) 1055

To be honest, its more and more of an issue in today's world.
Your ISP can cut your internet to stop your from exercising free speech.
Your host can cut your web server.
Your twitter can be banned
Your facebook can be banned
Your google searches can be empty (as in, it never returns results for you/your site/etc)
Major media outlets are commonly owned and can decide to not publish your story

For all practical purposes, your free speech can be suppressed today - it was much more difficult 30 years ago, some due to technology, some due to the way media is organized.

I sort of wonder if at some point we'll have to make it so that you have the right of free speech on de-facto public platforms, or if an additional govt platform would be required, so ensure that your message can be hosted somewhere, no matter how offensive - and would require a lawsuit to find out if its actually hate speech (maybe that'll force people to grow a pair and accept other's opinion may not be always the same as theirs = OH GOD ITS A SEXIST JOKE! KILL HIM WITH FIRE! STONE HIM!)

Comment Re:Might be controversial but its not bad at all (Score 1) 403

Ok, let me know how I get my displayport to connect to my laptop via USB-C (lightbridge/thunderbolt) reliably, then we talk ;-)
I did mention that I use Linux as my primary desktop - but I do use all others actively and Windows is definitely easier from this POV. For example, DP+USB-C just works.
Everything pretty much just works. Your "3 apps and it crashes" is an obvious lie. A Windows fan would tell you the exact opposite (Linux?? 3 apps and it crashes and welcome to obscure command line copy paste to fix it! My windows can run 1000 processes np). (which is just as much bullshit, sorry)

Comment Wont work for long - or already doesn't (Score 1) 147

This is a similar technique that brought the US down a while back, on different frequencies (jaming GPS, ~1.5ghz).
Unfortunately, this does not work when the drone does not require such information (be it GPS or remote signal). Newer drones, both military and consumer grade use vision sensors and can even recognize preloaded maps by looking at the ground.

Now, maybe ISIS does not yet have easy access to this tech (though anyone in the silicon valley does, or any decently good engineer really), and read-to-fly consumer drones such as the phantom 4 (1000usd+-) already has vision sensor for flight, avoidance and tracking (but not mapping and path detection - yet.. though you can jailbreak them, its running android - and add your code)

If you think about it though, vision is just another set of frequency and there are ways to jam them that are still efficient. I'm guessing in the future there will be a combination of "anti drone" guns:

1) radar detect and destroy (missile, gatlin gun, high powered laser, all these work and high powered laser might be best). Today's radars recognize them no problem when they get in range to "drop a bomb". They would have to be as fast as missiles or faster to be a threat, even with stealth technology (though none has stealth). This is however expensive.

2) Low power laser. a 1w laser pointed at the camera sensor will damage the sensor, rendering it inoperable fairly quickly.

3) high power light beam. Same but does not damage the sensor. this includes high power IR beam for night operations.

and of course: nets, shotguns, etc. or a combination of GPS, remote control jamming + other things.

ps: theres a better, reliable way to achieve all this, its called a mortar. Cheap, accurate, and only a very expensive system can destroy the payload in flight (ie solution 1), and its not even 100% reliable. Or you know, just suicidal humans (which they have used several times now.... I bet its cheaper and easier for them than buying a phantom4 anyway).

Anyhow, an interesting topic, and I do hope it doesn't come to any of this.

Comment Might be controversial but its not bad at all (Score 3, Interesting) 403

I always think about Spender from GrSecurity when I read this. He uses windows to develop for Linux because it makes him more productive.

As a long time every day user and programmer (Linux, FreeBSD since year 1, MacOS for 28 years, Windows for 20 years), of all major platforms I'm using Linux desktop primarily (and most of my colleagues use OSX) but.. I cannot disagree with Spender. I'd be more productive on Windows for my Linux code (than on either OSX or Linux). I just choose the Linux desktop for other reasons ("I like it" "ideology" "its slowly getting there").

Still, today, Win10 is still the faster, more productive environment for Linux code.. oh and its always extremely good for Windows code too - as long as you don't use old APIs, which really, you shouldn't anymore.

Basically, the Windows platform is very much underrated. No nonsense, super compatible, very fast. They just have a terrible, terrible reputation.

Comment Re:Quick Charge? (Score 1) 70

A phone battery is 1S lipo/lion of about 3000mah/12Wh. At 1C (3A) it takes 1h to charge. At 4C it takes 15min. So Qcom charges at 4C or 12A.
A Tesla car battery is 27777777mah/85-100kWh. At 1C it is 27777A. thats.. thats a lot of energy.

A small household uses about 100A/day (fridge, oven, burns, heating, tv, etc. Rough estimate). So you'd have to charge, in 15min as much energy as the household would spend in 277 days. That should give an idea of how much more energy is stored in a Tesla car battery vs a smart phone and why the smartphone can charge in 15min...

Heck my RC batteries can charge at 10C (i.e. more than twice faster than the qualcom phones that aren't even out yet!)
The Tesla supercharges charges at 125A IIRC, which is way more than .. your typical house fuse can deal with.

Just for fun, charging a 100kWh Tesla battery pack at 4C is 400kWh. That's more than 1000A (3.6V per cell).

Comment Re:5 hours? (Score 2) 70

tldr: sorry, good intentions but you're wrong, I'm right, etc.

The way the main SOC (ie the snapdragon SOC) decides to power devices on/off (such as radio) and the efficiency of their regulators does change battery life significantly though when the device is not under active use.

But in addition to that, the way the SOC manages it's own cores, and the way the core are built very significantly changes battery life under active use.

But you don't have to believe me, because Samsung builds the SAME phone with 2 chipsets: the galaxy S7/S7Edge comes with the same specs and either a Snapdragon 802 from Qcom or an Exynos from Samsung themselves.
The Exynos Galaxy S7 Edge lasts 2-3 HOURS more than than the Snapdragon version, under active use.

Random test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?... (there's plenty more)

Comment "insane amount of pixels" = lol (Score 1) 259

Typing this on my low voltage intel windows laptop with 3 4k screens. (Yeah I got usb-3).

So thats 12k of pixels vs his 5k of pixels on a lower spec'd laptop.
Window is so efficient!

Also, not understanding anything and being adulated for it seems to be a thing lately.

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