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NASA Reveals Hundred Year Starship Program

2obvious4u Re:yikes (351 comments)

I'd like to see the settlement and methods for refueling a return rocket all done with robots. Once the mission has been successfully completed robotically, then start sending people in the next launch window.

more than 3 years ago
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Gene Simmons Threatens Anonymous Again and Gets DDoS'd

2obvious4u Re:Something I find interesting (403 comments)

Yes he has kids. His kids are even worse than file sharers. His kids copy other peoples work and sell it as their own.

Source.

You can also do a Google search for Nick Simmons plagiarism and you'll get lots more on the story.

more than 3 years ago
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The Binary Code In Canada's Gov-Gen Coat of Arms

2obvious4u Re:Can get even worse (486 comments)

That blog is awesome. Although he doesn't every mention why all those characters would be mirrored. Tattoo artists sketch the proof on paper and then press it onto the skin leaving the mirror of whatever they are about to ink. Apparently most tattoo artists aren't smart enough to realize that they would need to do this technique twice in order to keep the characters from being mirrored on the canvas(skin).

more than 3 years ago
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Verizon Wireless To Issue $90 Million In Refunds

2obvious4u Re:And? (184 comments)

Also, as someone who has worked on the technical side of the a large telco's billing department; I can guarantee that it was in fact a mistake and not malice. Our billing system constantly had errors. We weren't as large as Verizon, but we did have to issue refunds of maybe $100,000 every couple of months. It was usually do to some regulation and taxes being improperly applied. Telco billing changes so much so often it is hard to build a billing system that can change to any and all ways the government decides to regulate and tax it. Also if you add a new switch to your network it can log and parse billing files differently causing an error similar to what is being described by Verizon.

So as someone who as actually worked on Telco billing systems, I'm on the "it was an accident" side.

more than 3 years ago
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There Is No Plan B, the Ugly Transition To IPv6

2obvious4u Re:Procrastination (717 comments)

You mean like Y2K? As I recall it become a non-issue because people fixed it, and the places it didn't get fixed in time didn't cause as many problems as people thought it would. The IPv6 transition isn't any different. Once it gets in the way of business it will become priority number one and then teams will be assigned to fix it. Also anyone who has an IPv4 address isn't even affected by the transition, it only affects new people trying to register. It won't be an issue until after all addresses are used and then it won't be an issue until there is enough new and usable content on IPv6 domains. Only then will it be enough of a priority for businesses and consumers to switch to IPv6.

more than 3 years ago
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Steve Jobs Tries To Sneak Shurikens On a Plane

2obvious4u So sad. (661 comments)

I remember the last time I flew on an airplane. I was flying back from China and had a huge duffel bag full of tai-chi swords and other arms. We carried them all through the airport. Then again the year was 1998 and people weren't batshit insane.

more than 3 years ago
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Film Industry Hires Cyber Hitmen To Take Down Pirates

2obvious4u Re:Er, (457 comments)

No it was a fine example. The same person could have an airplane land on their house and the person swerving from debris from your wreck could have just as easily had to swerve from an animal or piece of tire from a semi truck. Speed and safe driving do not exclude each other. It is amazing how even though more people are driving traffic accidents and fatalities are dramatically decreasing year after year.

If you want a better example, try growing one marijuana plant in your back yard, using a vaporiser to ingest it on the first day of a holiday where you will be home, not driving anywhere for a week and tell me how that is wrong? If you can tell me that is wrong then I hope you've never had any alcoholic beverages ever in your life.

more than 3 years ago
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Rackspace Shuts Down Quran-Burning Church's Sites

2obvious4u Reaction worse than the Action (1695 comments)

This wouldn't have been a big deal if everyone had ignored the guy. So some bigot wants to burn a book, let him; just ignore him. The fact that everyone is giving him so much attention is causing way more problems then the actions he is doing.

If you want to have fun with him, you should bring your bible's and crosses to the burning and join in on the anti religion fun. Bring a Book of Mormon and some L Ron Hubbard to the event too. Hell, bring an American Flag and the Origin of Species as well just to make sure all your bases are covered.

People should be allowed to burn stuff in protest of things they believe are wrong. They have that right. It doesn't mean it is good or appropriate. The fear that it will be used as a recruitment tool or upset other people is not a valid reason to stop them from protesting. If anything it is a reason to allow them to protest. When did we loose our spine. I will not cower to extremists of any religion, not the Bible thumping abortionist killing kind nor the suicidal Islamic kind.

Let the man burn his books and live his hate filled life, just ignore him and his 50 congregants. There are 310 million other people in this country who disagree with what he is doing, if one person burning copies of the Qur'an can cause so much harm and the Extremists can't look at the rest of the nation that is appalled by his action, then maybe he is right to do so after all.

more than 3 years ago
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The Push For Colbert's "Restoring Truthiness" Rally

2obvious4u Re:Go Stephen! (703 comments)

If he does this I will be there.

more than 3 years ago
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The Best Near-Term Future of Space Exploration?

2obvious4u Re:Why mine the asteroids? (444 comments)

I look forward to the day when your book title becomes a hyperlink to the actual book text. Copyrights be damned.

more than 3 years ago
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The Best Near-Term Future of Space Exploration?

2obvious4u Re:Why mine the asteroids? (444 comments)

Pushing asteroids into geosynchronous orbit would be a good way to mine it as well. It would also make for a great weapons system.

more than 3 years ago
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Czech Copyright Bill Undercuts Copyleft, Artists

2obvious4u Re:Copyleft does complicate the system (282 comments)

Not in the internet age they can't. Do you not read aggregaters like digg? If you post something that isn't yours the internet community busts your ass for it quick and then points people to the original source. Notoriety from what you create should be enforced and people should feel morally compelled to support original artists, but copyright which places fines on user level infringer's isn't right either. Business level infringement is a different story and could possibly still be kept and enforced. Suing Coca-cola for using your song in an advertisement is different than joe fan listening to your song on youtube.

about 4 years ago
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Sony Halts Sales of PS3 Jailbreak Dongle

2obvious4u Re:France (179 comments)

At least the French are friendly to Nuclear Power. Bonjour, Comment êtes-vous?

about 4 years ago
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Sony Halts Sales of PS3 Jailbreak Dongle

2obvious4u Re:Fuck you, Sony (179 comments)

Whats a Sony? I've got an X-box 360, DS and a Dell. What do I need a Sony for?

about 4 years ago
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Czech Copyright Bill Undercuts Copyleft, Artists

2obvious4u Re:Copyleft does complicate the system (282 comments)

Better solution, get rid of copyright entirely. Society is producing content at to fast a clip for it to be necessary any more. You produce a work and by the end of the week someone has already produced a derivative work. All this copyright stuff does is slow down progress.

If you are worried about how content creators get paid then you haven't thought about it long enough. Content as a service, that is the new model. If you can't sell your content as a service to customers or businesses then the other option is merchandising, make a physical good that can be confiscated for trademark violations and earn your money off of that.

about 4 years ago
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Robot Swarm Control On Microsoft's Surface

2obvious4u Re:Best RTS interface ever! (106 comments)

Actually I was thinking the opposite, I like my RTS interface. Why not just use it?

about 4 years ago

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First Digital Goods, Now Physical Objects?

2obvious4u 2obvious4u writes  |  more than 4 years ago

2obvious4u (871996) writes "Here on Slashdot we like to discuss copyright, MPAA, RIAA, torrents and all the little details that go along with false scarcity and what that means to the digital economy. Well what happens when that false scarcity starts happening to physical goods? I bring this up for discussion because I've spent the last couple of days looking at getting a MakerBot CNC 3D printer and while looking at it I found the RepRap 3D printer which is almost fully self replicating. You can then go to thingverse and download real world, usable, physical objects including the RepRap 3D printer. So now just like with music and movies we can share physical objects with each other and all we need to print it is the digital design and enough plastic or other materials to create the object. If you haven't seen this tech and how much it has grown in the last two years, you are really missing out. These things even decorate cupcakes!"
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News from the Whitehouse:

2obvious4u 2obvious4u writes  |  about 5 years ago

2obvious4u (871996) writes "From whitehouse.gov:

There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can't keep track of all of them here at the White House, we're asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov.

Am I over reacting to this or have I just been violated?"

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