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[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 days ago

…the combination of factors seems sloppy. Well put.

It could even be privacy preserving with the right implementation. With a bunch of device locations nearby you’re not hitting the server constantly and leaving a trail… but I think Apple just had limiting API hits and maybe computing.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 3 days ago

So it's possible to run this type of service with this type of database, without sharing BSSID locations with anyone else who asks.

Seems like apple was hoping to keep their API hits down at the expense of everyone’s privacy including their own customers. Very uncool.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 3 days ago* (last edited 3 days ago)

Either born without them or they had to be amputated shortly afterwards. ~~H~~She’s super good at getting around and doing stuff, basically learned to cat without them.

There’s even a video of ~~him~~ her teaching another amputee cat how to get around and climb stairs.

Edit: Not actually sure it’s the same cat anymore, but here’s a video of Duck.

[-] [email protected] 0 points 3 days ago

Love that little dinosaur 🥰

[-] [email protected] 3 points 4 days ago

They’re spies, so lying is like 90% of what they do ;-)

I tend to believe the whole project was an ill conceived failure and someone within CIA made up hit-by-a-car story to avoid a lengthy explanation.

Radio transmitter in a cat sounds plausible in 2011 but it would have been a much trickier proposition in 1960. Certainly not impossible but the part I always come back to is the power supply. You either need lots of batteries or a way to activate it externally without a lot of drain before you do.

Covering up animal cruelty. I wouldn’t be surprised if they incinerated the poor things just to make sure there was no chance of the research getting out :-(

I absolutely made that number up 😅 I’ve got a book at home that’s more coffee table curiosity than serious reference material that had some details of the project. I recall that there were numerous failures but couldn’t remember how many, but 14 failures plus one viable was what my brain offered… so I bet you’re right about french space cats!

[-] [email protected] 50 points 6 days ago

The only one (of 15) to survive the procedure escaped the lab and was promptly hit by a car.

[-] [email protected] 34 points 1 week ago

Sad Pattern? This seems less dark and more pathetic...

[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 week ago

On second thought it’s about the same size as the one I’ve got at 5.48” probably not enough.

Thought about using a Bluetooth controller with your tablet?

[-] [email protected] 0 points 1 week ago

I haven’t tried it myself but the Ambernic RG556 looks like a chonk and has an OLED.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 1 week ago

Yeah, use one of those to clean it up. At least that’s where I’d start.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 week ago

Doesn’t virus total display a list of the AV software it triggered?

I generally use Malware Bytes on windows but I don’t know if it’s effective against that particular virus.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 2 weeks ago

I’ll have to dig it up tomorrow, but that was an illusion to a mountain climbing injury he sustained at some point earlier in life (to an arm) that left him in constant pain. He was able to function by mentally mastering the discomfort which he credited to meditation or something like that.

I believe it was an interview that aired on NPR at least 5 years ago.

I’m with you. When I saw The Saint as a kid it seemed like the perfect plan. Do crimes and retire when you hit 5 million ;-)

Seriously, I think it’s a widespread addiction. You see your nest-egg turn into millions and then billions… it’s got to be a rush.

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