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Aliens and the Fermi Paradox

BluPhenix316 Re:Interstellar travel impossible?? (686 comments)

We have already sent 2 probes outside the Solar System? Really, they were just arguing earlier this year if the first probe we sent has even exited our solar system yet. Additionally, it will lose all contact with us before it gets very far into interstellar space. We could probably sent out a ship that would take a very long time to reach another star system, but communication would take twice as long and it just not very feasible. We can't even feed and cloth everyone on this planet, much less send a bunch of people on a very long journey into the stars.

about a month and a half ago

Aliens and the Fermi Paradox

BluPhenix316 The Arrogance of Humanity (686 comments)

I think expecting intelligent life to have visited earth is a bit arrogant. The fermi paradox is mysterious because we haven't been visited by intelligent life yet? It is highly likely that intelligent life either wouldn't want to visit us, or maybe they have something like the prime directive where they aren't allowed to interfere in our lives until we can match them technologically.

about a month and a half ago

Lucasfilm Announces Break With Star Wars Expanded Universe

BluPhenix316 Am I the only one who thinks this is old news? (157 comments)

I know they probably made it official now, however, I could have swore i've read this a while back when they announced they were making a new Star Wars movie. As I said, they are probably just making it official now, but I think everyone was already prepared for this to happen. So its kind of a non-story?

about 3 months ago

Monster Hypergiant Star Discovered

BluPhenix316 Ford Prefect (94 comments)

Has a cousin from that star system, and he said the stars were just rubbish....

about 5 months ago

Valve Announces Hardware Beta Test For 'Steam Machine'

BluPhenix316 Re:Linux users excluded from beta? (271 comments)

Big Picture Mode does and has worked on Linux for a while now. Infact Big Picture mode worked on their beta before it was even "officially" released.

about 10 months ago

NSA Posts Opening For "Civil Liberties & Privacy Officer"

BluPhenix316 That is a job..... (177 comments)

I really would not want. You are basically the NSA's scape goat. Any privacy related issues would have to go through you and you would become the NSA's whipping boy. Even if you agree with what the NSA is doing, that job has gotta be frightening.

about 10 months ago

Egyptian Authorities Detain French "Spy" Bird Found With Tracker

BluPhenix316 It is a cover up (110 comments)

That bird is a spy. It works for the NSA to capture traffic over IPoAC

about a year ago

Ricin Tainted Letter Sent to Senator and Possibly the President

BluPhenix316 Re:Jessie! What have you done? (461 comments)

I was thinking exactly the same thing. Someone has been watching too much Breaking Bad.

about a year ago

Some States Dropping GED Tests Due To Price Spikes

BluPhenix316 Re:GEDs Don't Work (224 comments)

I dropped out of High School because I was living on my own and had to work. The only job I could get at the time and age required me to work during normal school hours. I then got my GED and since then have joined the military and now i'm out of the military and i'm attending College. If it weren't for the GED I wouldn't have been able to do what i've done and get more than a minimum wage job.

about a year ago

Solar Electric Spacecraft Propulsion Could Get NASA To an Asteroid

BluPhenix316 Anyone else think..... (53 comments)

That this could really be a bad move? I mean what if some mistake or miscalculation happens and then we have a 500 ton asteroid headed straight for Earth? Wouldn't it be better to examine the Asteroid in the field instead of bringing it back to Earth?

about a year ago

KLyDE: Lightweight KDE Desktop In the Making

BluPhenix316 Why? (129 comments)

KDE Lightweight = Razor-QT, it's already been done MATE. ;-)

about a year ago

Florida House Passes Bill To Ban "Internet Cafes"

BluPhenix316 Re:The summary... (124 comments)

Why I got modded down. I didn't say anything about banning the gambling devices. The summary is worded like all internet cafes are banned. Places where you go and can surf the web. I know that isn't the case because I read the article.

about a year ago

Florida House Passes Bill To Ban "Internet Cafes"

BluPhenix316 The summary... (124 comments)

Yeah, the summary in this is pretty awful. That is like saying, we are going to ban cars because people might use them for something other than driving. How about, let's ban Baseball Bats, because people use them for assault rather than baseball.

about a year ago

Video Editor OpenShot Wants To Kickstart Windows, OS X Versions

BluPhenix316 Lightworks (55 comments)

Lightworks is coming soon to Linux, nuff said

about a year ago

Saints Row IV Announced

BluPhenix316 Cash Cow is a Cash Cow (63 comments)

Saints Row IV is Announced, if you run this across Google Translator it translate to Cash Cow is getting Milked.

about a year ago

Trisquel 6.0 'Toutatis' Is Now Available

BluPhenix316 Re:Trisquel doesn't make sense to me (109 comments)

I posted this, I didn't mean to post as Anonymous, I was on another computer and thought I was already logged in.

about a year ago



Microsoft makes Direct X 11.1 a Windows 8 Exclusive!

BluPhenix316 BluPhenix316 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

BluPhenix316 (2656403) writes "Microsoft has made Direct X 11.1 a Windows 8 Exclusive. I think this is merely a update to make Direct X more integrated with Windows 8. Is this going to be the trend? To lock you into the OS updates so Windows 7 doesn't last as long as Windows XP has?"
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Ask Slashdot: Is Samba4 a viable alternative to Active Directory?

BluPhenix316 BluPhenix316 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

BluPhenix316 (2656403) writes "I'm currently in school for Network Administration. I was discussing Linux with my instructor and he said the problem he has with Linux is he doesn't know of a good alternative to Active Directory. I did some research and from what I've read Samba 4 seems very promising. What are your thoughts?"


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