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Snowden Queries Putin On Live TV Regarding Russian Internet Surveillance

Camel Pilot Re:Kim Philby II (391 comments)

Rumours circulate that most if not all of the hard drives that Snowden had with him upon his flight to Hong Kong were decoys.

Decoy to fool who for what purpose?

I think the news in the OP clearly shows were Snowden's loyalties lie. He is a stooge and probably a traitor.

3 days ago
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Guardian and WaPo Receive Pulitzers For Snowden Coverage

Camel Pilot Re:Good (78 comments)

source, please?

Most of the stuff Snowden has released concerns NSA spying on American citizens, not other countries.

Wrong... Snowden released methods and means of foreign intelligence. People tend to overlook that.
Consider his release of information on intelligence gathering on China's Huawei and govt, Yep... he is a traitor.

5 days ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

Camel Pilot Re:Windows 8... no more (294 comments)

Thanks for the recommendation. At the time I just needed to get up and running quick... now i have more time to investigate some alternative text editors.

I also thought I was going to miss WinSCP but the gnome "places" is actually a better solution for the work I do which is largely editing files on remote servers. Also tabbed terminal app cleans up the workspace as opposed to numerous putty windows and virtual workspaces... oh my.

about two weeks ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

Camel Pilot Windows 8... no more (294 comments)

Last week after my disk totally crashed I had to decide to re-install Window 8 and re-install a long list of apps - several which are updates and require the original disk (ah where are they)....hmmmm I thought here goes the day.

I decided to install CentOS Desktop instead. I am familiar with CentOS in the server mode as I use it on my dedicated server. Within an hour I was back up and running and being productive in my consulting business. My QHD / Nvidia graphic card were recognized and drivers installed, HP printer setup was simple, digital camera is recognized, scanner, etc. I really prefer the Gnome 2 interface to Windows 8 (and even Gnome 3) it stays out of my way and lets me get my work done efficiently.

I really haven't missed Windows at this point... well maybe Notepad++ just a little and haven't figured out what to do about Quickbooks yet. Maybe I can install enough plugins to get Gedit to be a reasonable editor and I may have to setup a windows virtual machine to run Quickbooks or find an alternative.

This morning on the radio I overheard an advertisement offering a Windows "speed-up service" with the main pitch being that over time your Windows machine become slower and slower being encumbered with cruft, malware, "help functions", virus, etc .. I couldn't keep from smiling.

about two weeks ago
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P vs. NP Problem Linked To the Quantum Nature of the Universe

Camel Pilot Re:Computable? Simulatable? (199 comments)

I don't think they are saying that the universe itself can't "run" the "computations"

Just more proof that reality is a simulation... the programmer, due to limitations of cpu, had to resort optimizations at the microscale.

about two weeks ago
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If Ridesharing Is Banned, What About Ride-Trading?

Camel Pilot Re:Free market (353 comments)

There is a reason taxi's are regulates heavily. The industry was rife with abuse. Random charging, taking long way around

These problems are eliminated in the Uber model. There is no exchange of cash, no opportunity to randomly charge and the fare is fixed so no incentive to "take the long way around".

dropping people off in the wrong place, extortion, and people had no avenue of recourse.

A uber driver does this once and no more customers.

about three weeks ago
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If Ridesharing Is Banned, What About Ride-Trading?

Camel Pilot Re:Free market (353 comments)

Already happened.

http://www.businessinsider.com...

However it happens with Taxi drivers also.

http://www.wcax.com/story/2457...

Sorry no complete security in any system. However with Uber the driver that shows up has a reputation one can review... with a taxi company you have no control over that. I would prefer Uber. IMHO.

about three weeks ago
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GNOME 3.12 Released

Camel Pilot Re:Good riddance Gnome (and KDE) (134 comments)

I dunno maybe I am moron but I can't understand the new desktop paradigm... An unsophisticated I bet couldn't figure our the new gnome shell but my grandmother could navigate gnome 2 just fine.

about three weeks ago
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SXSW: Edward Snowden Swipes At NSA

Camel Pilot Re:no expertise needed @ SXSW (116 comments)

SXSW is a tradeshow & alot of the "keynote" speaking slots are for sale. It's a revenue stream for SXSW: keynotes get alot of press for their product therefore there is value to trade. Not that Snowden would have to pay to be a "keynote" speaker but it's possible.

To go another level, I don't trust anything about the Snowden Narrative from the ***very beginning*** It's fishy as hell, from the Russian poled-dancing girlfriend to his repeated wearing of the same two shirts...on the face of it the whole thing was backwards.

Typical sysadmin, thinking they know everything about how you should do your job, even if your job has nothing to do with administering systems.

Yes. This is a fact that alot of fanbois want to ignore. We all may be happy about the increased awareness of gov't spying, but that doesn't mean we turn off our brains entirely.

IMHO Snowden was/is being blackmailed. He may have had nothing but good intentions but it's obvious that he's getting worked.

I tend to agree. But he is also attempting to blackmail the US by holding on to a trove of data as a poison pill. Is this data secure? He thinks it is secure but foreign govts probably have already stole it or bought it. Patriots don't risk endanger national security as as shield for personal protection.

I know I know mod me down now /.

about a month ago
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Jewish School Removes Evolution Questions From Exams

Camel Pilot Re:If you don't like it.... (431 comments)

ah very clever of you... have your soul divided up between various deities. I sneaky way of achieving a sort immortality.

about a month and a half ago
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Jewish School Removes Evolution Questions From Exams

Camel Pilot Re:If you don't like it.... (431 comments)

Ignorance indeed. Funny that people automatically assume that Creationism and Science cannot coexist.

Creationism is NOT science. Please point me to a single individual that believes in a recent creation, an earth centered creation, a global flood etc. that doesn't have prior theological commitments.

I'm a Creationist, and I am also a published author in Quantum Physics. Go chew on that for a bit...

"Sabotage". Get a clue.

Citation please...

about a month and a half ago
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The New PHP

Camel Pilot Re:Too Little, Too Late & MtGox (254 comments)

Why in 2014, do I have to decorate variables with '$'?

Well for one thing effortless string interpolation... and it nicely identifies what is a scalar

about a month and a half ago
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The New PHP

Camel Pilot Perl vs PHP (254 comments)

Being long in the tooth I do all my web development via Perl using my own nice call back templating engine and of course CGI.pm. Nice separation of code and html -neither of the two find themselves in the same file. Once in a while I have to do some repair work for customers in PHP and in horror find the html and code mixed to together with wild abandon and massive uses of global variable and I wonder PHP is so darn popular.

about a month and a half ago
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Girl's Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

Camel Pilot Re:So why is this here? (387 comments)

I guess because the girl in question used technology to enable her to screwup in a really big way.

about a month and a half ago
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Whole Foods: America's Temple of Pseudoscience

Camel Pilot Teach the controvesy... (794 comments)

If whole foods was pushing to include their advertising/propaganda into the Health Education school curriculum under the banner of teach the controversy I think you see an equal reaction.

about 2 months ago
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Navy Won't Investigate Nuclear Pollution At San Francisco's Treasure Island

Camel Pilot Re:Smash U.S. imperialism! (121 comments)

Pat Tillman... are you nuts... global gangsta's?

Ask your doc to increase you meds...

about 2 months ago
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Study Shows Agent Orange Still Taints Aging C-123s

Camel Pilot Re:Malice? I think not. (166 comments)

All I can say is, what I reported is not just my own personal experience, but that of every vet I know who uses the VA. I'm sorry that you ran across a set of bad apples, and that they did your father's condition so much damage. And, I'll agree that the psych departments are probably the worst; I needed help from them at one point and I had to fight with the person doing the original write-up to get her to describe my complaints as I told them to her, instead of re-writing them to fit her own pre-conceived ideas. (She simply couldn't understand that I could be unemployed, broke and depressed without being violent and/or suicidal.)

I understand we each have our experiences. Yes the psych departments are the worst.... I didn't really have a problem with the physical medical care side of things. In fact I would agree that the teams assigned to the general medical side generally do a good job.

People need to understand that wars produce causalities and those causalities need to be taken care... sometimes for the rest of their lives. A war is never over until the last person involved dies.

about 2 months ago
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Study Shows Agent Orange Still Taints Aging C-123s

Camel Pilot Re:Malice? I think not. (166 comments)

My father was a service connected disabled (both physical and mental) WW2 Vet and I would strongly disagree with this assessment. I took care of him for many years and struggled with the VA - although they did increase his pension towards the end.

The VA psych doctors were compassionless, unprofessional and bottom of the class grade doctors and I would often have to research the drugs they were prescribing and inform them of the side-effects and suitability to his condition. They eventually killed my father by over prescribing drugs like Haldol and other harsh psychotropics.

about 2 months ago
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Jim Weirich, Creator of Rake, Has Passed Away

Camel Pilot Re:What Now? (109 comments)

WTF is "Rake" and why should anyone care? I gather it's some sort of Ruby thing, but again, why should anyone care?

Because Make sucks...

about 2 months ago
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Iran's Hacking of US Navy 'Extensive,' Repairs Took $10M and 4 Months

Camel Pilot Re:Asymetrical warfare (147 comments)

I don't know about you but I don't want the government "classifying" screwups or incompetence to spare themselves the embarrassment... unfortunately that does happen.

about 2 months ago

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Lava Tube Found Maybe Ideal Spot for Lunar Base

Camel Pilot Camel Pilot writes  |  more than 4 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  |  more than 11 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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