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Google Fiber's Latest FCC Filing: Comcast's Nightmare Come To Life

Camel Pilot One fiber to rule them... (221 comments)

Why not just run one fiber, ditch all the copper, terminate it at the local POP and then allow various vendors access to that fiber and compete for my business?

about three weeks ago
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The Coming Decline of 'Made In China'

Camel Pilot Re:Automated manufacturing (327 comments)

Automation increases the demand for engineers and scientists. Those technologies don't just appear or are supported out of thin air.

The jobs being replaced by automation are mundane repetitive jobs - work that is demeaning for a human anyways. The problem impeding the rise of automation is that surplus humans are just cheaper robots.

about three weeks ago
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Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

Camel Pilot Re:Well That About Wraps It Up For God (755 comments)

The Bible needs to be taken in context of the time.

Right a book written by humans that were stuck on worshiping an anthropomorphic ego-centric god.

As well many of the moral stories still hold true.

Such as women are property and that a father can sell his daughter in slavery if it pleases him? That it is moral to take virgin girls as war prizes?

about three weeks ago
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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

Camel Pilot Dementia will get'm long before 120 (441 comments)

Or many of the other old age related diseases of which there is no treatment. Wishful thinking.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Software For Image Organization?

Camel Pilot KISS It (259 comments)

I use a perl script and organize everything into YYYY/MM/DD directories and then links to another directory composed of sub-directories of tag names that I store in the exif.

about a month ago
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Seagate Bulks Up With New 8 Terabyte 'Archive' Hard Drive

Camel Pilot Re:Ok, let's hear all the stories how Seagate suck (219 comments)

Boy I was about to post a Backblaze survey concerning enterprise vs consumer drives. I am so glad I waited until I read your post.

about a month and a half ago
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Man Caught Trying To Sell Plans For New Aircraft Carrier

Camel Pilot Re:entrapment (388 comments)

Entrapment? This wasn't a spur of the moment decision. The fellow actually followed through in deliver a 1 TB hard drive offering advice where to attach the ship. You are worried he might have been entrapped? Ludicrous.

about a month and a half ago
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Man Caught Trying To Sell Plans For New Aircraft Carrier

Camel Pilot Re:Darwin Awards (security department) (388 comments)

The guy was pointing out the vulnerable locations in the design. I doubt he was much of expert on that but he may be passing on more informed position on that matter. This guy should be sent away for a long time as you though nothing of endanger the lives of thousands of sailor for a few bucks and probably was motivated by hate.

about a month and a half ago
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Philae Lands Successfully On Comet

Camel Pilot Escape velocity. (188 comments)

The escape velocity is around 1 m/sec so it wouldn't take much to send the probe off again. A good jump from 67P would send you flying away (or maybe in orbit).

about 2 months ago
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Philae Lands Successfully On Comet

Camel Pilot Queequeg (188 comments)

I can only hope they named the Harpood system Queequeg...

about 2 months ago
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New Particle Collider Is One Foot Long

Camel Pilot Only 1-foot long? (161 comments)

And no one has mentioned outfitting these on friggen sharks yet?

about 3 months ago
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The Effect of Programming Language On Software Quality

Camel Pilot Re:as a perl wizard.... (217 comments)

Indeed... From the fine paper

"The remaining coefficients are significant and either positive or negative. For those with positive coefficients we can expect that the language
is associated with, ceteris paribus, a greater number of defect fixes.These languages include C, C++, JavaScript, Objective-C,
Php, and Python. The languages Clojure, Haskell, Ruby, Scala, and TypeScript, all have negative coefficients implying that these languages are less likely than the average to result in defect fixing commits
"

Although not mentioned by name Perl's coefficient was -.15

about 3 months ago
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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

Camel Pilot Re:banking websites (549 comments)

Not effective. Proxies are too easy.

about 3 months ago
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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

Camel Pilot Give me a civilian CAC already (549 comments)

Why haven't we moved to using smart cards to access important sites like on-line banking? A smart certificate card + pin provides much better security.

about 3 months ago
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Comparison: Linux Text Editors

Camel Pilot Re:Geany (402 comments)

Vote here for geany also...

In my recent switch from Windows to Centos for my desktop/development computer I was missing an editor on par with notepad++. Found geany and I haven't looked back. Excellent all around.

about 6 months ago
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

Camel Pilot Cancerous tumor. (377 comments)

Some time ago I remember reading about a proposal to building an aquaduct from the Snake River in Idaho to Southern California. It reminded me of the metaphor that when a cancerous tumor grows unchecked it will commadeer local blood vessels for its own use.

about 6 months ago
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Train Derailment Dumps Two 737 Fuselages Into Clark Fork River

Camel Pilot House boat and lake Pend Oreille (187 comments)

Two of them? Great would make an awesome houseboat. I wonder if you they would sell them for scrape.

about 7 months ago

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Lava Tube Found Maybe Ideal Spot for Lunar Base

Camel Pilot Camel Pilot writes  |  about 5 years ago

Camel Pilot (78781) writes "A Lava Tube has been found on the moon that could serve as an ideal structure to host a lunar base or colony. The tube is estimated by a paper in the American Geophysical Union as being over 200 feet wide and close to 300 feet deep. Such a tube provides protection from the severe lunar temperature swings, solar radiation and other hazards of space. What are we waiting for?"
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1-Wire

Camel Pilot Camel Pilot writes  |  about 12 years ago

Just found out about 1-wire network and sensor devices. Ordered a RS232/1-wire host adaptor today with 1 DS18S20 temperature sensor.

Going to explore the possibility of controlling the new building's radiant heating system with these devices.

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