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4 posts • joined 6 Jan 2011

Ethics profs fret over cyborg brains, mind-controlled missiles

trindflo
Unhappy

Wasn't the old phrase for these technologies "Shock Treatment"?

I was taken by the cheerful description of the procedures along with the new euphemisms. So now the process is called Deep Brain Stimulation when used in the classic manner, and repetitive Transcranial magnetic stimulation in the kinder, gentler form. By limiting the administration to the right side of the brain, "patients" no longer exhibit speech anomalies - only the seat of our dreams is affected. And new and improved drugs that prevent us from remembering means we feel no discomfort. Excuse me if I still do not see a lot of difference between the modern practice and the technique developed by Cerletti when he observed pigs being electrocuted and apparently decided he would really like to try that out on people. It all sounds very Frankenstein to me. It is quite cost effective however.

http://www.electroboy.com/electroshocktherapy.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midazolam

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A sysadmin's top ten tales of woe

trindflo

loaddskf savedskf

IBM had two compatibility-mode utilities to make and restore an image of a floppy. They run in DOS, OS/2, and last time I checked Windows. They were loaddskf.exe and savedskf.exe.

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Texan charged over multimillion pump-and-dump spam scam

trindflo
Joke

non-competition problem

Wall Street considers the pump and dump province to be their exclusive turf. That is why caveat emptor does not apply here.

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Apple patents 'net-booted' OS contraption

trindflo
FAIL

Ancient indeed!

The earliest example I know of was on a token ring. The manufacturer was named Apollo and the OS was Aegis. They had a following during the 1980s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_Computer

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