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Elon Musk Warns Against Unleashing Artificial Intelligence "Demon"

Anomalyst Re:A bigger threat (583 comments)

E.G. Polititcians and Corporate Executives

about 2 months ago
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The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola

Anomalyst Re:Now a good time to get people to wash their han (478 comments)

almost as effective, dont pee on you hands (although urine is essentially sterile as it leaves your body) or wipe yourself with the bare fingers of your left hand.

about 2 months ago
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The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola

Anomalyst Re:Everything is NOT his fault! (478 comments)

only because there is not enough time to sign all the executive orders that would be required. The spirit is willing, but his fleshy fingers cramp up.

about 2 months ago
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Obama Presses China On Global Warming

Anomalyst No tikee, No washee (261 comments)

Subject sez it all (politically incorrectly).

about 3 months ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

Anomalyst Wesley's simple solution (421 comments)

Wesleys's simple solution (try saying that 10 times fast)
invert the photon charge of the deflector array... AGAIN

about 3 months ago
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Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

Anomalyst adulation (363 comments)

who think that any idea he has is worthy of adulation.

Shouldn't that be ululation?

about 3 months ago
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Bill Gates Wants To Remake the Way History Is Taught. Should We Let Him?

Anomalyst historical banner ads (363 comments)

the banners are animated GIF with accompanying audio at full volme.

about 3 months ago
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Japanese Publishers Lash Out At Amazon's Policies

Anomalyst a physical delight (113 comments)

a physical delight to go, in persona, to a book store, browse

Unless you encounter bookshelves where the fantasy and vampire stories are mixed with the science fiction. I get the urge to go mix the romance shelves with the mysteries in retaliation

about 4 months ago
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Magnetic Stimulation Boosts Memory In Humans

Anomalyst Re:MRI doesn't help though? (74 comments)

after being fixed would you stop humping the furniture?

about 4 months ago
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US Government Fights To Not Explain No-Fly List Selection Process

Anomalyst Re:Loose Lips Sinik Ships (248 comments)

so that wing transplant was for nothing. maybe you can get a refund.

about 4 months ago
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Project Aims To Build a Fully Open SoC and Dev Board

Anomalyst Forth? (47 comments)

Is there a FORTH interpreter for it?

about 4 months ago
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Google Expands Safe Browsing To Block Unwanted Downloads

Anomalyst Re:Potentially... (106 comments)

Purulent Unwanted Shiat [PUS] almost recursive. complete with an accurate visual image of the object oozing and malodorous.

about 4 months ago
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Apple and IBM Announce Partnership To Bring iOS + Cloud Services To Enterprises

Anomalyst Where is the "Do not Want" tag? (126 comments)

Apple products in the Enterprise, what a frightening concept.

about 5 months ago
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Larry Page: Healthcare Data Mining Could Save 100,000 Lives a Year

Anomalyst Re:Research yes, insurance and govt NO! (186 comments)

I'm too effing lazy to search for it, but wasnt there a study that revealed anonymized data, in many cases (like exhaustive medical details), could be correlated back to an actual person with surprising (>60% IIRC) accurcy using the remaining data? Even if Google were a trustworthy custodian (unlikely) and would refrain from that action, others (e,g, insurance companies, employers) are unlikely to be so scrupulous.

about 6 months ago
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NYC Loses Appeal To Ban Large Sugary Drinks

Anomalyst real life example of asinine policies like this (532 comments)

The breakfast buffet at a nearby casino used to just take my drink order. Now, I am told I cant have a large apple juice for breakfast. So I order 3 small ones instead (which is probably more product than I would have been served with a large, i.e. more cost to them. Hope that wasnt the reason it recently went from $5 to $6.) Does ne1 think the marketdroids wont figure out a 3/$1.11 campaign with a free re-usable carrier to hang them on the car window? Thereby providing 48oz of sugared water, 4oz more than before. I am sure thats the result such femtobrains were seeking.

about 6 months ago
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Code Spaces Hosting Shutting Down After Attacker Deletes All Data

Anomalyst Re:wrong order? (387 comments)

a difficult strategy to implement with cloud services.

Any competent hosting provider has a TCP/IP KVM in their datacenter. They hook it up, give you a password and the IP address and you have console access $500 worth of hardware, money well spent, I'd say

about 6 months ago

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Serpico: Todays corruption. the song remains the same

Anomalyst Anomalyst writes  |  about 2 months ago

Anomalyst (742352) writes "Frank Serpico speaks out on todays police corruption. If you havent seen the movie, see it now. Speaking of corruption, If we had equitable copyright terms it would be public domain and on your disk drive"
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US passport processing delayed worldwide by defective software

Anomalyst Anomalyst writes  |  about 5 months ago

Anomalyst (742352) writes "US passport and visa processing has failed officials reported Wednesday. Travellers have been stranded, over 50K in one country which officials decline to identify they also decline to idenify the issues being encountered "by policy". The database vendor was not identified, nor was the contractor for the database maintenance, (I suspect Oracle in both cases given the magnitude of the failure)"
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Why does openvz require SELINUX to be disabled?

Anomalyst Anomalyst writes  |  about 2 years ago

Anomalyst (742352) writes "All the howto's document declare that openvz must have SELINUX disabled, but none of them explain why this is the case. The Audit2allow process seems to present a solution and I would feel a lot better if a virtual host tasked with running multiple guests pertaining to core functionality had SELINUX protecting it from rogue applications and users. Has anyone actually got openvz to run with SELINUX running?"
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Stereoscopic (3D) gaming recommendations

Anomalyst Anomalyst writes  |  about 3 years ago

Anomalyst (742352) writes "What PC games would make the best use of astereoscopic SLI multi-card rig?
What model graphics card would would best make those games "pop"?
What stereoscopic display/glasses combination have you been happy with?"
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Community Support for Firefighters

Anomalyst Anomalyst writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Anomalyst (742352) writes "Scroll down the page to the FEMA post. A tale of volunteers and their selfless contributions to support firefighters battling the Tricounty fire in Montgomery, Grimes, and Waller County, Labor Day week, 2011 and FEMA's failure to react constructively to the communities efforts."
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Enterprise adoption iPAD vs Android

Anomalyst Anomalyst writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Anomalyst (742352) writes "95 percent of all activated tablets are iPads, followed by 3.1 percent for Android.
Pehaps this is because Google Android's lack of support for NTLM authentication (needed for mission-critical resources like Sharepoint sites and ISA proxy) has been missing in action for more than a year, despite plaintive pleadings from enterprise users google has been unacceptably unresponsive with status and rated the issue as "medium" priority. Latest posts report the issue being resolved by using firefox on ARM7 or better processors or Android v3.1 on ASUS eee tablets as documented in these postings http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=4962"

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Googlle NTLM support missing for months

Anomalyst Anomalyst writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Anomalyst writes "It appears that Google Android suport for NTLM authentication (needed for Sharepoint sites and ISA proxy) has been missing in action for more than a year, despite plaintive pleadings from users google was unresponsive with status and rated the issue as "medium" priority. Latest posts report the issue being resolved by using firefox on ARM7 or better processors or Android v3.1 on ASUS eee tablets."
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Anti-Cancer Agent Stops Metastasis In Its Tracks

Anomalyst Anomalyst writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Anomalyst (742352) writes "Mice were implanted with cancer. The control group died as it metastasized The experimental group was treated with macroketone and survived a normal lifespan. While the cancer was not cured, metastasis was significantly (over 80%) inhibited. Even after metastasis had begun and additional cancers developed, macroketone inhibited subsequent metastasis. Original is in NATURE behind a paywall"
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Unreported: American Valor

Anomalyst Anomalyst writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Anomalyst (742352) writes "Scroll up on the site to Mondays last submission. There does not seem to be an attribution, unfortunate as the recognition is well deserved. It poignantly recounts the story of a recent recipient of the Navy Cross and asks the question "Why wasn't this be reported on CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC? Instead we got 24-7 coverage of Tiger Woods infidelity consequences."
I am not a big fan of TWAT (The War Against Terror) as implemented by our fearless leaders, while the concept seems in line with American military philosophy to take on the bad guys, the implementation seems to be severely lacking. This man did his duty in an exemplary fashion, regardless of his opinion of the reason he was in his situation. As a former (enlisted) marine, this is an officer I would proudly salute.."

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prostitution slavery in the U.S.

Anomalyst Anomalyst writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Anomalyst (742352) writes "An in depth article on prostitution slavery in the U.S. We all the smile when reading the /. meme about starting our own business with blackjack and hookers ... forget the blackjack. Enslavement of women into prostitution isn't something that happens "over there", its here on American soil and in such numbers that the police can barely scratch the surface. Even if a woman is lucky enough to engineer an escape, she is an illegal immigrant and there does not seem to be much victims assistance for the unpapered foreigner. A more compassionate solution should be made available."
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Most CF cards fail dma transfers

Anomalyst Anomalyst writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Anomalyst (742352) writes "In his quest to create an open source video camara Andrey Filippov of elphel.com has determined tha most Compact Flash devices, although indicating the are DMA capable to the system, do not perform Direct Memory Access transfers correctly, this means successful movement of data to/from the device takes much more slowly with DMA disabled.
http://linuxdevices.com/articles/AT5102023409.html"

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Secret Sign language undermines tinfoil hats

Anomalyst Anomalyst writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Anomalyst (742352) writes "Driven to desperation by the current administrations unconstitutional surveillance tactics and the threat of no appeal imprisonment in gitmo, high profile personages communicate through the media, hiding the content using four dimensional encryption techniques. Avoiding the conventional shielding techniques for mind control rays, these gestures should be investigated for their potential influence of the common viewer as the control commands could now enter through the visual system. What if a tinfoil hat actually amplifies the effect on the affected?
http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/2008/07/10/the-plot-thickens-george-clooney-lends-a-hand/"

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Designing Remote Access for OS testing

Anomalyst Anomalyst writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Anomalyst (742352) writes "I have a couplke different, older machines that just wont take a vanilla install of any of the linux or BSD distributions. Digi has a nice remote KVM, http://www.digi.com/products/zeroclients/connectportdisplay.jsp With a network boot disk and a static lease assigned to the KVM and the host, would this be enough for Fedora/Ubuntu/BSD teams to troubleshoot what in the detection/assignment (probably ACPI quirks) is failing?"
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Anomalyst Anomalyst writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Anomalyst (742352) writes "Browsing the POVray.org site led me there. Fascinating images. The math as way beyond me, the introduction forewarns of describing the Lorenz attractor, space of lattices, modular dynamics and its periodic orbits. Equations are knot funny (pun, RTFA) but there for your edification anyway. Dunno if it's art, but I know what I like. http://www.ams.org/featurecolumn/archive/lorenz.ht ml
I was not successful in getting a Coral Cache, URL is reported as blacklisted, so that's the live site, be gentle."
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Anomalyst Anomalyst writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Anomalyst (742352) writes "Nothing in Google groups or MS KB regarding +Vista +VLAN
From: http://www.intel.com/support/network/sb/CS-023749. htm
"None of the Advanced Network Services, including Teaming and VLANs are supported under Windows Vista."
Even worse, conventional networking seems to be broken (ASUS P5NSLI both the Marvell on the MB and the Pro 1000 GT desktop NIC).
Using the Intel 8.1.50.0 (11/20/2006) drivers from WU, the NIC fails to get DHCP address on an untagged (vanilla, no 802.1Q VLAN on the switch port). Up to this point Intel has been very reliable in the VLAN and teaming (trunking) support on their adapters. We use VLANs pervasively in our our NOC administration and selectively at our customer sites.

Does this quote mean just Intel is not (currently) supporting it or is it truly a systemic loss of capability in Vista?
Does anyone have multiple VLANs on a NIC working?
If Intel can't seem to make it work what hope is there from other vendors?

Is this a short-term glitch or are we going to have even more vigilant with our customers whe Vista gets shoved down their throats when a new machine is purchased to replace a VLAN-ed host?"

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