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Four companies win contracts to build the Air Force’s Skyborg drone

"Through the Skyborg program, the Air Force wants to field a family of unmanned aerial systems that use artificial intelligence to adapt to battlefield conditions. The Skyborg drone should be cheap enough where the loss of aircraft in combat could be sustained, yet survivable enough so that it could move into a high-end fight and function as a wingman to manned fighter jets."

 

https://www.defensenews.com/unmanned/2020/07/23/four-companies-got-contracts-to-build-the-air-forces-skyborg-drone/

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Just now, Given To Fly said:

 

you're obviously a gamer ... do you mind me asking in this thread what games you like ? ... i ask only because one of my best friends is addicted to destiny 2.

 

I'm not as hardcore as I used to be and I mainly just play casually these days, I mean in the sense that I now mostly just play games that I can just pick up and play in short stints while I'm listening to something in the background. Like movies and music, I find it hard to concentrate on games to the point where I can sit and play them for hours as I feel like I'm wasting my life away. I'm a hobbyist developer that is mainly interested in how games are made these days. Unfortunately that is also what took the joy out of gaming a bit for me. Once you see the smoke and mirrors that are used to create games it's hard to get immersed in them again. I find myself being overly critical of them instead of having fun. I just sit there looking for flaws in the AI, models, textures and lighting etc.

 

My favourite games from the last couple of generations in gaming have mainly been first person shooters, but not the mindless run and gun stuff like Call of Duty where you can be a one man army. I'm more into stuff that requires teamwork like Battlefield where each player has their unique role like medic, recon, assault and engineer etc.

 

I have a soft spot for simple retro games too that put engaging gameplay over narrative. Too many games these days seem to focus on story over engaging gameplay and it does my head in.

 

I also like strategic games like Command and Conquer and Civilization that require me to think.

 

I like survival games like Rust too, but they require such a big time investment that I rarely play them now.

 

Never really tried Destiny, but I did download Destiny 2 the other day as it's now free to play. I need to give that a try.

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On 6/29/2020 at 9:36 PM, chocomel said:

Do you think you could block V2K with liquid base mat? If it's effective I'd buy loads.

So far, nobody has offered a solution. Just wondering if anything would block the signal. Any thoughts?

I need a solution as I'm a TI. The hum started 18 months ago and only happens indoors. Next door can hear it as well. It's not tinitus because as soon as I go outside, it's not there and I've tried dead of the night when it's quiet. There are other things which I don't want to mention. So it's not paranoia.

 

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I didn't really have an answer for this as I'm not that knowledgeable on that subject, but I'm bumping this for you in case someone else can answer you.

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1 hour ago, oddsnsods said:

surely lead flashing would work better?

 

That's heavy going. lol

I really think the hum could be made audible due to mesh of swirling omni directional 4G radiation and all the wifi my neighbours have it on 24/7 because ISP recommends it to be on all the time. 😟 Neighbour's baby would scream and cry like I've never heard before as soon as she comes home everytime. So I told the parents about radiation and they must have done something; since that day the baby has been crying fairly what you consider normal. I thought it might have been a effect of vaccine but the baby can look me in the eyes so I didn't think it was an autism or ADHD etc. It has been difficult for a person who can even feel other people's pain etc Somedays I think I don't know how long I'll last.... bombardment of radiation.... together with the current swaying of info war.

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Not been following tech and surveillance news much recently, but here are some recent stories:

 

Foxconn Says China's 'Days as the World's Factory Are Done'
https://www.pcmag.com/news/foxconn-says-chinas-days-as-the-worlds-factory-are-done

 

Facebook and Instagram ban antisemitic conspiracy theories and blackface
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/aug/12/facebook-and-instagram-ban-antisemitic-conspiracy-theories-and-blackface

 

Clear Channel’s billboards will start tracking consumers in Europe
https://www.theverge.com/2020/8/10/21361734/clear-channel-billboards-privacy-ad-tracking-europe

 

Sex robot that 'remembers' is hailed the 'most ambitious AI creation ever'
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/sex-robot-remembers-hailed-most-22506718

 

Locomation completes public road trial of semi-autonomous truck convoy tech
https://venturebeat.com/2020/08/12/locomation-completes-public-road-trial-of-semi-autonomous-truck-convoy-tech/

 

Samsung Researchers Arrested For Leaking OLED Tech To China
https://www.androidheadlines.com/2020/08/samsung-researchers-arrested-oled-tech-china.html

 

Re­VoL­TE attack can decrypt 4G (LTE) calls to eavesdrop on conversations
https://www.zdnet.com/article/re-vol-te-attack-can-decrypt-4g-lte-calls-to-eavesdrop-on-conversations/

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#DEFCON: Bypassing Biometric Scanners with 3D Printed Fingerprints

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Levalle explained that a fingerprint scanner doesn’t have to find the entire pattern of distinctive features in a human fingerprint in order to work. Rather, she noted it simply has to find a sufficient number of features and patterns that the two prints have in common.

 

As part of her research to see if it was possible to use a 3D printed fingerprint that can trick the majority of scanners, she said that a UV Resin type 3D printer is needed. For her research, she made use of the budget-friendly Anycubic Photon 3D printer, as it can print to a resolution of 25 microns. Levalle said that the human fingerprint ridges can have a height of between 20 to 60 microns.

 

The first step in her research was to lift the latent fingerprint with a digital camera that had macro image functionality. The image was then digitally enhanced with an open source python tool to optimize the fingerprint. The next step was to bring the image into a 3D modelling tool, like TinkerCAD, to create the actual model.

 

The hardest part of the process according to Levalle was configuring the fingerprint length and width to the same size as the original, which was no easy task since she didn’t have a digital microscope to take the measurements. Ultimately, after more than 10 tries, she was successful in 3D printing a fingerprint that could trick scanners.

 

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/defcon-bypassing-biometric-scanners/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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4 hours ago, EnigmaticWorld said:

 

 

Up to 7 foot in diameter ? 

7 foot? 

Jeez. 

The New Normal police force in the making ? 

 

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3 minutes ago, Basket Case said:

 

Up to 7 foot in diameter ? 

7 foot? 

Jeez. 

The New Normal police force in the making ? 

 

 

In built up areas you could surely escape up some stairs or something, but something like that rolling towards you in the wild would be worrying.

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10 minutes ago, EnigmaticWorld said:

 

In built up areas you could surely escape up some stairs or something, but something like that rolling towards you in the wild would be worrying.

Yep. 

A swarm of those would be terrifying. 

And how long do you have to wait upstairs while those things roll around and automatically recharge. 

That would make the ground level a permanent no go area. 

Black Mirror style.. 😐

 

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1 minute ago, EnigmaticWorld said:

 

Good point, especially with that 25 hour battery life.

 

And as always.... This is the tech we get to see. 

What's in the Military Industrial Complex' Laboratories right now ? 

Who was it who said, "we don't get to vote on technology"? 

(as if we really get a vote on anything) 

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55 minutes ago, Basket Case said:

And as always.... This is the tech we get to see. 

What's in the Military Industrial Complex' Laboratories right now ?

 

No reactions left, but I hear you.

 

57 minutes ago, Basket Case said:

Who was it who said, "we don't get to vote on technology"? 

(as if we really get a vote on anything) 

 

Not sure who said that, but it's bang on.

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