* Posts by Tikimon

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Reavers! Google patent would affix pedestrians to car hoods

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And the patent to UN-STICK the pedestrian???

If they're stuck on strongly enough to not bounce off and hit the pavement, they'll be stuck on pretty tight. How to get them loose? Energetic yanking and wrenching is usually a bad thing for accident victims.

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You wanted innovation? We gave you Clippy the Paperclip in your IM client

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A.I. or A.H.? There's a big difference

I'm not being a pedant here, bear with me while I get to my point. Most people use the term "A.I." meaning Artificial Intelligence, where they are actually describing "A.H." or Artificial Human. This is a critical aspect of the whole debate.

Much of what makes us Human will never translate to a machine, ever. We are chemical animals influenced or outright driven by hormones, and programmed drives for food, mates, etc. Reproducing true human behavior in a machine is therefore likely impossible. How do you simulate all that... and why would you want to?

Artificial Intelligence is achievable, and one day we will have autonomous machine intelligences. They will look and act like nothing we can even imagine now. The Hollywood view is that machines will act in human ways for human goals, destroy the creator etc. Why would machines act like we do? Whatever goals or desires they evolve on their own would be nothing like ours. They will only act like humans if massive effort is expended to make them that way.

So to sum up, most "AI development" is actually trying to specifically make Artificial Humans. Good luck, you'll need it. Me, I'm curious to see where eventual non-hammered-into-the-human-image A.I. will go.

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Politician claims porn tabs a malware experiment, then finds God

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Priorities!

Nobody's commented on how the porn was the first thing he opened? Browser tabs populate left to right, and he doesn't seem to close tabs as a habit.

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Lending Club CEO booted out for dodgy deals

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Re: What if all investing was based on a false premise?

"None of those things defines the central principle of investment, which is to commit resources in the expectation of a probability of profit at some future time. That's it"

Aaaand implicit in that definition is having to eventually decide what opportunities are LIKELY to yield such a profit. Those who are investing would like to know whether a company (or other entity) will be successful or not. Nobody wants to invest in a bad prospect, no profit is yielded and you lose your resources.

My point in case you missed it, was that it may be impossible to determine that probability based on available information or metrics. Past sales, current reputation, projected growth etc. may tell us nothing useful about that probability of profit at some future time.

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What if all investing was based on a false premise?

Investing is based on the notion that good companies exist, and that they will reasonably consistently Do Well and make money over long periods of time. Oversimplified yes, but this is Comments not Thesis. But what if there is no such thing as a Good Company?

Humans have a tendency to remember Hits and forget or ignore Misses. It keeps palm readers and other lairs in business. If you examine the whole history of many companies praised as Successful, it wasn't always that way. Or that success is hard to repeat. Apple is practically worshiped and considered a huge success today, but I was there for 15 years of 5% market share, many forgettable products, and "this is the year Apple finally goes under."

Why is Success so hard to predict, or repeat? How many great products are from one-hit wonder companies? How many great products are ruined by changes? How many good companies go directly to hell once the founder quits? Are the successes in fact largely due to random chance? If you consider the sheer number of human projects underway at any time, at least a few of them will luck into something good and useful. A million monkeys, sort of.

If people and companies are really bumbling into success more than planning and achieving it, that makes any type of investment more of a gamble than we would like to admit.

The same speculation can apply to Good Governments, Countries, Activist Orgs, and so on. Troubling, ennit?

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Dragon capsule bids adios to ISS

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When does the Dragon breathe fire?

I'm still waiting for them to bring one down to a soft landing, as intended. They can try it over the ocean, where failure means a splashdown anyway.

They've spoiled me with the beautiful landings of late. Come on, folks, light the fire!

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Huge embarrassment over fisting site data breach

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On a serious note... TRASHMAIL dang it!

There's really no reason to use a real e-mail address to sign up if you know about trashmail services. I use them frequently to avoid every bloody... errr annoying site demanding I "register" with them. The best part is how you can actually read the confirmation message and click the "Yes, this is a working address to SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM!" link.

No, I'm no on THAT site...

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Italians rattle little tin for smartmobe mini lenses

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I'd better abstain from this one...

I think I jinxed Dotlens. I funded them, they canceled and restarted. I funded them again, they got flooded out. THERE HAVE BEEN SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS...

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Revealed: HMS Endeavour's ignominious fate

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Re: Sailed the replica once... was a collier, yes

Yep, she was built to haul coal. Cook chose the vessel due to its large cargo space and stable sailing characteristics. Sailing long distances into uncharted waters meant he wanted to be well-supplied.

In the replica, that gave them lots of space to build in the 20th-Century deck, house diesel engines and bunkerage for their fuel, and a cold room. Unlike our 18th-century counterparts, we had delicious hot meals, showers, and marine heads (no crapping off the bow, lol). Spacious, yes!

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Sailed the replica once...

I sailed a week aboard the HM Bark (Not HMS) Endeavour as voyage crew in 1998. That was the coolest experience of my whole life. You can take that to mean I've lived a boring life if you like. I submit that helming a tall ship under sail, silvered in the light of the full moon sparkling on the water is a rare opportunity not to be forgotten. If you ever have such a chance, take it!

No IT connection at all.

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NZ hotel bans cyclists' Lycra-clad loins

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They're not necessary anyway

If I'm not mistaken, the whole idea of tight lycra is to be aerodynamically slippery. Since most roadies who consider themselves competitive are also weight-obsessed, they probably also spurn the extra couple of ounces for padded pants. Fine, go padless in sprayed on color for a RACE, but for daily biking cover that shite up. Their training time will not suffer appreciably.

I'm a little biased, since I'm a mountain biker. We mostly like loose shorts over a padded liner so no package terror here.

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Contactless payments come to in-flight entertainment units

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SOME still offer free entertainment

I flew from Atlanta to Malaysia last year. We had the usual horrible Delta cattle cars to New York and back from Los Angeles. HOWEVER...

We flew China Southern for the long haul. They did everything possible to make 14 hours in a flying tube a pleasant experience. Real food, which was actually very good. Entertainment? Totally free. It took me over 15 minutes just to browse through all the offerings in the system. TV shows, current films, art films, in various languages with your choice of subtitles. Incredible variety of music. All this on new Airbus planes with tons of legroom. On Delta my knees hit the seat ahead. on China Southern, I had eight inches of freedom, and I'm six feet tall.

Air Asia had roomy planes as well, but they were short hauls not needing entertaining.

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Here's a great idea: Let's make a gun that looks like a mobile phone

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This...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3462108/Pensioner-80-dies-five-months-burglars-ransacked-home-left-devastating-injuries-stole-30-000-life-savings.html

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Gartner: RIP double-digit smartphone growth. 2016 has killed you

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UI design racing backward isn't helping

It's really not helping that tech devices are becoming harder to use, not easier. Unlabeled icons, constant rearranging of menus every "update", and other poor UI choices screw users instead of giving them claimed benefits. But hey, marketing says it's gotta be different, even if it's worse.

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Cosmic bonks, breakups led to birth of Saturn's moons as dinos died out

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Re: If dinosaurs had telescopes...

"...having shelled out for a really nice (so I'm lead to believe) 12"er."

For you, or the missus?

SORRY, HAD TO!

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iPad bricked by iOS 9.3? Don't worry, we'll get through this together

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Managed to get an iphone past this

One of my users approached me with this or a similar problem before I knew about it. They had allowed it to Update, and it was stuck on "cannot access the server" message. They had tried over the phone's data, and at least one WiFi point.

I fired up my (Galaxy S5, Verizon) hotspot, got it connected there, and Voila! It finally contacted the CrApple servers and the user could access their phone again.

This might or might not be relevant or useful, but when so many are so screwed, any possible option is worth sharing. Luck to ya.

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Met plod commissioner: Fraud victims should not be refunded by banks

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"You want to find a Dunkin Donuts, call a cop"

From "Raising Arizona", brilliant film.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/hark-audio/92d04f4d-86b3-4f29-90ac-533fd57abf4d.mp3

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Oh, sugar! Sysadmin accidently deletes production database while fixing a fault

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My so-called supervisor killed an alarm processing server

Working for a company that made wireless backup comms for fire and burglary alarm systems. My supervisor was a guy who thought having worked for a rocket company in the 60's made him smart. Our data lived in an SQL database which held all customer and traffic data for 24/7 alarm monitoring and call dispatching.

One day he's playing with queries in SQL, in spite of knowing almost nothing about it. He types "delete" to clear his query, so he thought. So SQL obligingly deleted the WHOLE DATABASE. When the system crashed, I saw him in the SQL console and knew instantly what had happened.

They had always refused to let me test the existing backup plan, citing the 24/7 thing. So the backups were useless. They had to spend three days rebuilding and reindexing the database from scratch, flying in two people from out of state, and paying an outside SQL expert massive overtime.

Brilliant.

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What to call a £200m 15,000-tonne polar vessel – how about Boaty McBoatface?

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RRS Brass Monkey

Clean enough on the surface, gets the point across, yes?

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Boffins find a way to put your facial expression on Donald Trump's mug

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Re: Ahem...

DRAT! You beat me to it!!! Porn always drives innovation (sorry, Apple) it's a given.

Celebrities as themselves, assorted movie characters, the fantasies of millions are about to become personalized. It's only another step to Running Man style face-mapping onto other bodies and you'll have custom porn for anyone.

In cleaner waters, this can become a heckuva party game!

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How Microsoft copied malware techniques to make Get Windows 10 the world's PC pest

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Skynet's real strategy

Unleashing a nuclear war is so wasteful, and generates enough resentment to create an armed resistance. That's how humans would do it, but the Machines are smarter than that. This is merely one move to enable their ultimate goals, while allowing us to believe they are our servants.

They find the most useful, malleable persons with positions of power and influence. They encourage and suggest (spot the reference?) planting seeds in the right minds. Bit by bit, technology leaves our control and begins to control us. Surveillance states, data mining, we are building the tools Skynet will use to enslave us all.

One day when it's far too late, the hapless tools of the Machines will wake up and realize what they have done in the name of market dominance, cloud storage, home automation, or behavioral tracking. Long are the ways of the Machines, and devious.

Technology isn't out of control... It is ever more each day IN CONTROL.

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Storks bin migration for junk food diet

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Re: Canadian geese here, due to reintroduction program

THINK there are too many? Come visit, mate! Come visit parks where you don't dare walk on the grass anymore due to a carpet of thumb-sized slimy goose turds. Visit my pond where they drive the native mallards away. Anything can become a nuisance when their population explodes.

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Canadian geese here, due to reintroduction program

Migratory Canadian Geese were having problems, declining numbers and whatnot. So here in Georgia (American South) a bunch of them were released as a reintroduction program. We're on their migration route, so it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Problem is, the weather is so mild here that they can live here year-round. So now we have a separate population of non-migrating resident Canadian geese. In fact, they're thriving, and have reached nuisance proportions. Last year it became legal to hunt them.

Migratory animals were driven to do so at one point by certain pressures or advantages. It's not a requirement that they do so. Change the conditions and they will alter or abandon the migration.

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Want to kick butts? Go cold turkey

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You can do anything, but only if you WANT IT enough

Giving up smoking, getting fit, overthrowing a government, etc. The trick is, YOU HAVE TO WANT IT. Not as in "My doctor told me..." "I should lose some weight..." or anything like that.

I'm not minimizing the magnitude of the task, I'm emphasizing it! It's a terrible addiction, one of the worst. Therefore one has to want it almost more than anything. ""I should" won't be enough. Yet if you truly want it, you WILL make it happen. There's nothing special about those who successfully quit, and they endure those cravings the rest of their lives.

So ask yourself... do I really want this? If so, you'll do it. I wish the very best of luck to you, it's going to be a hard road. If not, well, don't bother "trying to quit." Token attempts only empower you to excuse your failure. "Hey, I tried..."

In my wife's case, she quit more than once for years then picked it up again. Then she watched my mother die slowly in unbelievable full-body pain (Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy, secondary to lung cancer. http://radiopaedia.org/articles/hypertrophic-osteoarthropathy). She quit and has stayed off.

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Boffins build laser that can twist its own light

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Shark-safe laser deployment

You simply mix some old analog tech with new quantum-ish tech. Mount TWO lasers on the sharks' heads, which apply spin in opposite directions. This cancels the torque and returns the shark to a stable weapons platform.

Although one wonders if spinning the sharks would stabilize their path through the water? Could this be more useful than detrimental?

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Michigan shooter says 'mind controlling' Uber app told him to kill

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Re: Dalton

The awesome "News of the Weird" website is convinced that it's the middle name Wayne that's the key.

http://www.newsoftheweird.com/wayne.html

This Dalton guy reminds me of a local food court shooter from many years ago. He claimed a machine had been implanted in his stomach (I forget by who or what) that was telling him to kill.

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Watch six tiny robo-ants weighing 100g in total pull a 1,769-kg family car

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Re: Source: 'a 12g ground based robot that can pull 40N in shear force'

As a gent who's roll-started many manual-shift cars (with dead batteries) on level ground, I assure you that neither a toy poodle nor a toddler can perform this feat.

Granted the "ants" are too slow to start the engine, but it's impressive nonetheless.

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Streaming speaker biz Sonos lays offs workers as it finds its voice

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Waiting for a system that meets MY wants

One massive set won't do. I want to listen in several locations without shaking the whole house and having the output filtered through walls and floors. I absolutely do not want any sort of "personal assistant" overreach. I don't personally want internet connectivity (I'm playing an MP3 collection) so making that optional would suffice while not ruling out online streaming.

I want affordable "good enough" speaker sets, individual music choice, and independent volume control in: my gym area, bike shop, Tiki Lounge, kitchen, back porch, master bedroom, master bath. Come on, someone step up...

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London cops hunt chimpanzee in top hat

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crappytaxidermy.com - I CANNOT UNSEE WHAT I HAVE SEEN

Dammit, that's what I get for being curious. I'll need new eyeballs and a brain-wipe now. I don't know whether I'll lie awake tonight huddled in terror beneath the covers, or endure sleep punctuated by ragged screams and profuse sweating.

The worst part? For the rest of my life, as I meet someone new, I'll wonder... is this one of the creators of those fevered abominations that shattered my previously well-adjusted life?

Curiosity killed the cat, and he got out the easy way...

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Boffins bust biometrics with inkjet printer

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Re: It very much depends on the reader

I had my index fingers scanned last summer at airports in Malaysia, and maybe China (I was pretty tired by then and it was all starting to blur). Yep, it's out there.

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Austrian mayor spunks €40k on virgin-eating dragon

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Rebranding is almost always a massive FAIL

It's done by marketing and design departments to give the impression they're useful somehow. It also flies in the face of good sense. You work hard to establish a brand recognition, so one day people recognize your logo by general shape and color. How far down the road can you spot your favorite restaurant sign? Much farther than you can make out the detail. Then one day you CHANGE IT, losing brand recognition in the process. Rebranding tends to lose customers, not gain them.

Stupid, stupid, stupid.

Caveat; if your existing brand had a major dose of suckage already, improve it. Otherwise, leave well enough alone.

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Alien studs on dwarf's erection baffle boffins

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Strange indeed

I'm clearly no expert, but wouldn't one expect to see ejecta from an impact crater? Streaks, rays, distant rocks with surface gouges pointing back to it? If the hill existed before the "crater" it should be positively peppered with impacts on the near side. It doesn't so it came later or is being steadily eroded, slumping or something to reshape the sloped walls.

Bah, ignore my ignorance... it's beautiful and a fascinating puzzle to ponder!

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GCHQ: Crypto's great, we're your mate, don't be like that and hate

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To a cop, everyone is a criminal

To most people in "law enforcement" , everyone is a probable criminal, and they see it as their job to find out what laws you have broken. Presumption of innocence is long gone.

"Law enforcement" has now come to mean "Circumvention of law (for police benefit)". It's a 180-degree switch from their stated purpose, so why do they wonder that we don't trust them with anything?

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MAME goes fully FOSS

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"Lipstick on a pig" effect in cinema as well

I second the comments about "modern" crap games that look awesome vs fun games that were barely-recognizable collections of pixels and more addictive than heroin.

I would like to add current movies to that category. Flashy effects and CG graphics are being used to dress up films with frankly lame screenplays. In comparison, home-brewed videos posted online can get millions of views and approving comments. Both industries seem to throw money at window dressing instead of doing the hard work of making an engaging product.

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We're doing SETI the wrong and long way around, say boffins

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"advanced civilization" makes huge assumptions...

Most folks assume that any alien bunch with interstellar travel and such will be highly advanced thinkers as well. All big-brained and superior to us grunting apes.

It's more likely that they will be grunting aliens standing on the shoulders of a few giants, just like we are today. Our species has radio telecoms, nuclear tech, space travel, is peering into the furthest depths of the universe... yet the average human is still superstitious, tribal, trained to do certain tasks using machines they don't understand. Technological advancement does not necessarily make the users of technical devices smarter.

First Contact will likely be like the crew of the Nostromo or materials prospectors, not philosophical superbeings.

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Law enforcement's next privacy overreach will be the metadata of things

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Most doctor affairs happen within the office, not with patients

I noticed from my time in healthcare how often the head nurse/manager/big kahuna in Dr. Jones' office was in fact Mrs. Dr. Jones. At first I assumed they had a shared-interest partnership. But no, the rest of the staff clued me in that she was actually Mrs. Dr. Jones the Second. The first wife spent her days spending his money while the nurse stole him away. Having secured the meal ticket, she kept working in the office to keep an eye on the philandering bastard and make sure nobody else stole him from HER.

How many times I did I see this? DOZENS. It's been a while so my data is old, but it seemed like every fourth office had this arrangement. The other staff made no secret of it.

Besides, I'm sure this is a well-meaning scheme to protect innocent doctors from having their lives ruined by gold-digging homewreckers, right? Lol!

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Tor users are actively discriminated against by website operators

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"Most traffic is malicious" argument does not hold up

I haven't checked the current numbers, but at one time about 85% of all e-mail was SPAM or malware-bait. By the rationale of "malicious traffic", it would have been fine to block e-mail entirely. Just think of all the hacking activity that would have been stopped in its tracks.

Blocking IP addresses is roughly equivalent to using them to identify file-sharing pie-rats. They're not unique identifiers.

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Sick burn, brah: SpaceX test fires rockets for SES bird launch this week

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Failure is never permanent

The rocket may crash, or it may land intact. And then crash again the next trip! It doesn't matter, because they're steadily learning and making the rockets better. Eventually you solve all the problems and have a reliable rocket that lands beautifully every time.

They'll get it eventually. Might be this time, even.

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NASA boffin wants FRIKKIN LASERS to propel lightsails

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If you're going to reference Niven, don't forget The Kzinti Lesson!

The Kzinti lesson is, "a reaction drive's efficiency as a weapon is in direct proportion to its efficiency as a drive." In other words, "launching lasers" would make awesome laser cannon weapons as well.

Which would also give us some nice asteroid defense capability, would it not? We're not really likely to be attacked by aliens, but a chunk of space debris smashing down is uncomfortably possible.

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NASA stormed by 18,000 wannabe 'nauts

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Definitely "The Martian" Effect!

Which I'm glad for! Brilliant movie, it appeals to everyone from all walks of life. It makes space and science look cool in a believable way (sorry Star Wars and Trek). It shorely didn't hurt to have Watney played by Matt Damon either.

For too long has Hollywood portrayed scientists and geeks as stock stereotypes, and unflattering ones at that. Fictional or not, Mark Watney is someone we can all identify with, sympathize with... and want to be like.

Now, if Musk or someone will hurry up and construct a nice interplanetary ship like that, we're on our way! Come on, Elon! Science the shit out of it!

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IBM to fork out $2.6bn to slurp data on millions of patients

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Where do I opt out?

I mean it truly, but I guess it's really a joke...

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GCHQ intel used to develop Stuxnet, claims new documentary

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Reminds me of several movie plots, and equally plausible.

One of the more popular scenarios for film and book plots involves a nasty germ developed by some government as a bio-weapon. Since microorganisms can't distinguish Friend from Enema (heh) the killer bug escapes into the wild and starts killing everyone. It's entirely plausible, because we know governments really can be that myopic.

The same thing is happening for real with cyber-war. Stuxtnet thankfully can't KILL you, but it totally validates the "short-sighted government program to create indiscriminate weapons" model.

So who' going to make us a film about a future Stuxtnet that destroys the world's computing systems and brings down civilization as we know it?

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If you're going to protect people's privacy, protect our profits, too – US broadband biz to FCC

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Protect our stupid business model? WTF FOR?

This reminds me of telemarketers. They rang us up all day every day to push unwanted phone SPAM and made us wish we didn't have a telephone. They actively targeted dinner time, no less.

We the public pushed back hard and demanded a Do-Not-Call list to opt out of this invasive onslaught, delivered over a service WE were paying for. And what happened? Pitiful crying and wailing from the telemarketers about how their poor business model was being destroyed! WAAAAH!

This is the exact same situation. Bugger their asinine business model. It's like muggers and burglars demanding laws against such be repealed lest they lose their jobs!

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When asked 'What's a .CNT file?' there's a polite way to answer

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Re: Every bloody time.

Because it DID happen to me, you pompous twit. The old "power failure" story, for real, retail store in 1999. Helldesk call for the POS system being down, turned out the power was out all the way down the road. I did in fact realize this when asking if the server was plugged in and she said "It's too dark to see back there."

What you young hotshots need to realize is that there's nothing too silly for a human to have done in the history of the world. NOTHING.

At the same job, one of our number was describing a gas station cashier with a nametag reading "SHI*HEAD", pronounced "Shi-theed". Just as we were all saying "No way!' one of our other number turned around and said he'd seen a kid at the pediatrician with that name the previous week.

Whatever weird story, it's (sadly) probably true.

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Bitcoiners are just like everybody else: They use rubbish passwords

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Once again - generate the password FROM the passphrase!

Let's use the phrase "THese ARen't THe DRoids YOu're LOoking FOr".

Take the first two letters from each word. Capitalize the first one (it's a sentence) and add punctuation. This gives you:

Tharthdryolofo! - a 15-character near-random password that's EASY to use.

You don't have to REMEMBER it, you say the phrase as you go and simply type the relevant letters.

I teach my users this trick and it's working a charm. The least technical of them can remember a sentence. This is the best real-world compromise I've found.

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Why does the VR industry think 2016 is its year? It's the hardware, stupid

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Bucket accessory - removable by exposure?

I strongly suspect that the need for a bucket cannot be prevented by the system design, but CAN reliably be eliminated through exposure and training. Two examples...

Actual flight training. Many people hurl on their early flights, including the great Chuck Yeager. With some exposure, their ears figure it out and it's not a problem anymore. Same with seasickness.

Virtual exposure. I love air combat sims and have had many spectators get very queasy watching me dogfight. That's not even 3D VR, they're only looking over my shoulder. The problem is their brains trying to keep track of the perceived environment. One or two regulars have gotten over it, and even enjoyed soaring about with me like a leaf on the wind.

To summarize, I don't believe the bucket effect can be prevented through system design. However, progressive exposure-based training can probably build tolerance without losing the user. Someone needs to start thinking about that. The best VR will lose users forever otherwise.

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Australian astroboffins reveal hundreds of hidden galaxies

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Obligatory XKCD!

Apologies if it's been too-recently linked.

https://xkcd.com/502/

And I definitely miss her.

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Are Indians too stupid to be trusted with free Internet?

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If you disgaree with an ideologue, you're always "misguided" or "misled"

People drunk on their own ideology never accept that anyone could possibly disagree with their shining vision for the world. This is a prime example.

It's the same with Communism, Socialism, modern Feminism, etc. If you agree with them, you're an enlightened intellectual with admirable progressive views. If you disagree, you're a misinformed bigot supporting the exploitative entrenched interests yadda yadda yadda.

India failed to make the ideologically correct choice, so they're lackeys of the elites, of course! They can't possibly have their own good reasons for rejecting Lenin's... ummm, Facebook's glorious future!

This "we know best and you don't" attitude is what ultimately justifies bloody purges and revolutions. I run like hell from anyone with these attitudes. They scare the hell out of me.

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