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Comment Re:No problem (Score 1) 160

CArriers and OEM's have both decided that the need to be in the middle of this to be able to guarantee Qualit of Service. The same way Bell Atlantic phones wouldn't let you install a phone line in your own home, or even use hardware other than what they sold. It is a control mechanism when Apple does it to Telcos, and it is a control mechanism when Verizon or HTC decide to not push out the new OS or updates.

Comment Re:Bound to happen (Score 1) 68

Exactly which part of Steam Information was involved here? Are you aware this is a forum on an unrelated gaming website which was hacked. Your comment is simplistic enough that it would have the federal government be liable if people were writing their social security number on their bumper sticker.

Comment Deceptive at best (Score 4, Insightful) 209

The Government whining about encryption protecting guilty parties by going dark from scrutiny is flawed. Governments now have more information gathered daily than they could ever have dreamed of in the cold war, and yet they are still baiting and spreading fear and uncertainty that they can't see it all so bad people are getting away with bad things. Did they run around saying in the late 80's that citizens need to carry walking spy devices wherever they roam to make certain their actions can be monitored? The fact is governments have more information available to them about every aspect of life including citizens and non alike, and they are still saying if they had more then they could do their jobs.

Comment Re:How's this different from telephone deregulatio (Score 3, Insightful) 137

The fear of Comcast and TWC etc are not about piracy. This is a straight up control mechanism. They have already had years to open up cable cards to do similar and have dragged their feet at every attempt. the reason the FCC is attempting this is because the prior non forced attempts have been responded to not in good faith by the ISP's. So the options here are to: Hold them legally accountable for their failure top open up cable cards until they solve their probably internally, or to move ahead without the the ISP's approval.

Comment Re:Infinitesimally precise (Score 2) 134

The algorithms collectively used in autonomous vehicles lacking in GPS or in addition to it are called SLAM. Simultaneous localization and mapping is defined as follows: In robotic mapping, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) is the computational problem of constructing or updating a map of an unknown environment while simultaneously keeping track of an agent's location within it.

The equations are designed to calculate the responses of the vehicle or object as it moves through an unknown environment. Without understanding of the cirtical point of origin the vehicle has no information with which to base its decision tree upon. The core of autonomy without GPS needs to understand the motion/inertia of itself to coordinate a response to a changing environment. There is no SLAM that localization is not critical to.

Comment Re:Infinitesimally precise (Score 1) 134

Location information doesn't need to be GPS. Autonomous machines guiding themselves without GPS use localization based off of other factors (lidar/radar/sonar) or a combo of sensors. To see the light ahead is changing color, requires an understanding of distance relevant to the vehicle, to react. It does require location information to navigate, but it doesn't have to be Global positioning it can be local coordinates.

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