86 posts • joined Friday 22nd August 2008 07:21 GMT
what about sensor modules?
running in background, scanning your surroundings and environment for perceived threats and warning you well in advance. (anything from fast moving objects, temperature changes, air quality, etc, etc)
human senses are way more limited than what we can already build
and what was your point again?
some people prefer to be a slaves to their bodies and try to fulfill every whim of their bodies, because if makes them "feel" good.
others see their bodies as a biological machinery with its purpose to sustain their sapience. food is just a fuel
if we weren't different from each other, humans would have become extinct a long time ago
Re: Feed them
aaand we're done for, replicators are here :)
Re: "Innumerable people"
you know, get an extra vote for every point above average intelligence (or even every 10 points, or scaled exponentially to balance out the masses of stupid)
world would be such a nice place
Re: Better left to the authorities
i dont really follow stuff like this, but if he was killed as a result of this, every single people responsible should be held accountable for murder, or conspiracy to murder. and sentenced accordingly.
looks like they are now outsourcing twatterizing too
Re: Fastest Trip
while the aliens used tripple redundancy in clarke's rama, i'd go for a quad redundancy (three is such a pretentious number, lucky my #$% :)).
1. primary engine <-> secondary engine = switching between these works on-the-fly without need to turn either on/off
2. and then a mirror backup for the entire primary setup (preferably in a different ship section, in a case of a major failure like losing that part of a ship)
Re: Fastest Trip
whats wrong with having engine/engines on sides? that way you only have to turn the engines and not entire craft :)
Re: I don't even use TPB...
why would they move savings over to customers when they can pocket it themselves? and to top it of, why not make customers pay MORE for the "convenience" right? pigalism at its best
its all about energy, everything absorbs at least some amount of energy
1.2 gigajoule = 330kwh laser = melts 1000 kg of steel
sorry for not being able to explain it my initial post more clearly.
i'm not sure how to better explain what i meant, by saying "propaganda" i did not mean "what they say about nk" is not true or that i support nk, but about how its repeated over and over to point out the negatives about a preselected group of targets to divert public attention from domestic problems.
karma bit was meant for those in power. they will eventually get whats coming to them. sadly as history goes it ends up with millions of innocent suffering or worse.
yes the grip is pretty tight on free human thinking :(
i'm afraid the only way out of this misery is possible only after we reach technological singularity (and the ruling parasites are fighting the progression towards it at every step, derailing promising tech in favor of dead end technologies - the ones which do not lead to any progression towards technological singularity and which allow the most subliminal control, sidetracking population towards technological banalities)
i was going to skip any replies, but you've taken the time to post a lengthy one so i'm adding a bit
i've grown up in a former eastern bloc country so you don't have tell me what to like or dislike (without any political affiliation). i most certainly am and always was against any establishments and authority, be it obvious totalitarian regimes, or well obscured western plutarchic capitalist regimes. you're not without guilt when it comes to critical situations in number of former/current totalitarian regimes, allowing psychopaths to raise in power just because the regime they leech off of is different from the one of your overlords, or because they can make a profit from or sabotage competing regimes.
i just have a distaste for subliminal persuasion and propaganda which has been going on for centuries, perpetrated by parasites in power. always finding, or making external scapegoats and enemies, to divert public attention from their pitiful little power games.
so you keep lapping up the koolaid your overlords have been spilling. just pathetic how people gang up on whatever target their overlords point them to for the blame or as a scapegoat, be it former eastern block countries, cuba, vietnam, iraq, iran, north korea and so on.
propaganda at its worst. you will have no one else to blame but yourself when the crap hits your own fan. you know, "what goes around comes around", or less poetic "karma is a bitch"
i'm sure big media will be happy, after all you will be paying for the privilege to watch paid content. (you will have to pay for and with your bandwidth over which they spread their content, for which you have to pay of course. moving the expense of streaming content onto the customers, and savings into big media coffers).
and how could i forget ANAAL NATHRAKH, just brilliant.
stuff that makes even deaf people deaf :) (try Pandemonic Hyberblast @ full volume haha sound of armageddon)
yes we get it, you're too old and uptight, and you don't like the music. doesn't mean you have call it crap. different people like different things. live with it. (and enjoy your autotuned bimbo "music")
i always liked their stuff, ever since their grindcore days along with CARCASS and BOLT THROWER, trio is the best thing that came from uk in a veery loong time :)
anyway, i though this article was about actual napalm attack and was to make a comment linking NAPALM DEATH for all of you ignoramuses out there :)
and sublime? if you think this is not music you should not even try listening to SUBLIME CADAVERIC DECOMPOSITION haha
take a look at domain overview
tells you just what kind of lamers many isp's employ. i mean if a technician sets up customers device, he should change the default password ffs.
damn you Howard Wolowitz
this is what a "law" system without personal responsibility looks like
Re: Bah@Thomas 4
nsol probes to closest star system, contact with more advanced civilizations:
best case scenario - our technology jumps several orders of magnitude if they are peaceful and benevolent
worst case scenrario - we get wiped out or enslaved if they are malevolent
Re: @Vladimir: There's an important difference between Apollo or Soyuz and Space X
both usa/cccp built theirs on stolen german research (rocket, nuclear and medical research among tons of other research). and the same people have the impudence to whine about copyright, patents, etc :|
Re: We come in peace, and we're wrapped in dung and piss.
"we come in feace" :)
"You don't think playing Doom on the way to Mars is tempting fate?"
it's called practicing for unforeseen mission objectives :)
Re: Internet should be free from meddling by the media cartels
"The only way the govt / lawyers can prevent this sharing is to lock down the Internet to such a degree that they resemble a facist or communist state."
ehm, you mistake "communist" for "totalitarian". common mistake for brainwashed capitalist slaves.
Communism comes from the Latin word communis, which means "shared" or "belong to all". so internet is in fact communist :)
Re: Internet should be free from meddling by the media cartels
err, if a musician wants to eat, he should perform live like all selfrespecting artists did for millennia. oh wait, they want basically print money, do nothing after onetime performance? thats like "hey i fixed your computer, now you have to pay me everytime you turn it on and everytime you use it for something". artists in this society are mid-slaves to master-parasite-middlemen who squeeze the enslaved masses beyond bleeding.
Re: Reason for an older couple?
thats wrong on so many levels. if you're worried about space madness then you should not send extrovert people in a first place (they wouldn't be married otherwise). what you need is introvert people who are capable of dealing with solitude over extended periods of time. not many are because people are extensively conditioned into socializing right from birth.
Re: Time for the military to stop using Windows.
lmao what a tool. once a hacker gets enough skills to meddle in serious hacking (like military targets) without getting nailed its actually easier to hack *nix based systems, they all follow same outdated "security" structures.
Re: Rather than a laser...
its called mass driver
yeah because there's no such thing as "breaking point" or "critical mass"
do you know just how huge the permafrost areas are? =siberia (and on top of that, frozen peat bogs contain huge quantities of methane which is 22 times more powerful greenhouse gas than co2, not to mention large carbon pool which represents more carbon than currently exists in all living things and twice as much carbon as exists in the atmosphere)
Re: Mechanical Parts vs Lunar Soil
"Tunneling as the basis for the beginning of a lunar base has to be the only answer, someone said plasma drill? How are you going to power it?"
the beauty of plasma is it has plasma convertor at its basis, and after initial power up needs (which could be provided by a solar reactor) it is self-powered as long as you supply matter for conversion. conversion produces syngas and molten slag, syngas can be used to power gasturbines = power source. basically to self-sustain it needs about a third of energy it can produce.
Re: more techo-wanking
"A far more sensible approach would be to use a cnc router to carve out your habitats"
or use a plasma drill, which could carve out rooms underground and turn molten matter into fortified walls in one pass. can use excess energy to sustain plasma convertor and have lots of excess energy to power entire base.
Re: hmm @Grave
"Problem actually IS the population size, as STUPID people tend to be the most active breeders... so it's a spiralling problem: population too big -> more stupid people -> breed more so population bigger -> stupid contingent bigger -> etc. etc."
while it might seem like a catch22, the problem of stupid people can be solved by education, but its slow multigenerational process, if there are no incentives general population tends to be lazy and not interested in education and gaining knowledge. one possibility of incentive would be to shift from materialistic/capitalist/profit democracy towards knowledge/wisdom/intelligence based geniocracy.
"The survival of the human race depends on getting off this rock. Already too many people living here so the more you can ship out the better."
problem is not really with population size, there are too many STUPID people living here. so many resources wasted because of complete stupidity (greed is just one of the facets of STUPID)
boss - we need another price gouging hoax to increase $$profit$$
pr drone - some toilets got flooded in thailand
boss - CALL THE PRESS!! RAISE THE PRICES NAO
Re: I'm not sure why El Reg is on a vendetta against Kim Dotcom
at least it's not the other uk it website (name of which i no longer remember - its been years since i've stopped reading it), the one with a moron writer with a bitter, hateful personal grudge against nvidia.
Re: Old news
are you for real? there is only one truth. it's not located between truth and lies. or are you saying if an innocent person (truth) is accused of murder (lie), the truth is somehow between???
Re: Pressing further
this is really starting to sound like those cliched movie plots, where "they suicided him"
[tinfoil hat] i wonder how much investigation went into the supposed "suicides"[/tinfoil hat]
"as a consequence, the digital economy today isn't much more advanced than Somalia's real economy"
or perhaps this is the new society, economy, culture and world emerging, and the current failed and broken ones are going the way of dodo, no matter how much big media dinosaurs pay their shills to write otherwise. (how much they pay you?)
Re: Hmmmm and what about FACIAL HAIR.......
full beard was considered a sign of an adulthood because only adult men have beards, neither women nor children do (it was easy to observe and come to this basic common sense conclusion for millennia. lion without its mane is no lion at all but a lioness :))
it was/is pretty universal in all ancient cultures (until the decadent societies arose which promoted effeminate/prepubescent looking males (like the roman by which western culture is influenced)
act of shaving is a subliminal act of demasculinization :)
shaving pubic area = trying to look prepubescent = supporting paedos
what about k100/gp6? http://youtu.be/AxHIKfyFuDU
reliability supposedly in a range of 1mil rounds
depending on the distance it might fall within astroarcheology (which radioastronomy is a subset of)
(listening to stuff that happened "distance" years ago)
we don't have the tech to listen/communicate instantly yet (it will be probably something based on quantum entanglement)
Re: How old is the star?
was just going to write something similar (but instead of buried i was gonna say recycled), thumbs up :)
and what kind of materials (buildings/machines) would survive ages under such a pressure and heat.
i havent really given a thought on how long it takes satelites/exploration craft like those on mars to disappear/disintegrate completely. i guess much less than 500my
so when is the elysium leaving for tanis, and where do i sign up? :)
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