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Tech Giants Donate $750 Million In Goods and Services To Underprivileged Schools

Ceriel Nosforit Re:COG (140 comments)

Charity doesn't need to be reminiscent of mortification of the flesh.

Juxtapose, grocery stores still dump edible food into locked trash containers so that hobos won't be able to benefit from society's excesses. - Apple is simple not participating in such an absuredly evil practice, in this case.

"Don't be evil" is often good enough.

yesterday
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Skilled Foreign Workers Treated as Indentured Servants

Ceriel Nosforit Re:Ive done this (260 comments)

I don't know where home is for you, but when considering the general state of most of the world it would seem that even though you clearly are better off now, and most likely you bring experience and funds back to your home country, an issue does remain.

There exists a real sense of morality, an instinct for solidarity, and foremost a sense of equality among people who are naturally different from each other. Large parts of Western society are wealthy enough to dabble in such philanthropy, and that is probably a good thing. However, philanthropist of any economic background become conflicted when we observe that our unfair treatement is better than what you are accustomed to anyway. It highlights the inequality which is delieated by national borders.

Perhaps the hope that remains is that even though you came for the money, some of the good parts of the culture rubbed off on you. Finding the good parts of Western culture is a tall order in the corporate world though.

yesterday
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Deutsche Telecom Upgrades T-Mobile 2G Encryption In US

Ceriel Nosforit Re:How's this affect StingRay(tm)s (27 comments)

From what I have read on A5, the newer versions made a strange mistake which actually leaves A1/2&3 slightly weaker against brute force attacks than A5/1.

It is possible to use rainbow tables against A5, which seems to mean it isn't salted. - There should be more than enough performance in modern devices to support stronger encryption.

about a week ago
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Fusion and Fission/LFTR: Let's Do Both, Smartly

Ceriel Nosforit Re:Closer to market (218 comments)

#fusion. I meant #fusion.

Oh hivemind, don't you ever rest...

about two weeks ago
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Fusion and Fission/LFTR: Let's Do Both, Smartly

Ceriel Nosforit Re:Closer to market (218 comments)

No conspiracy of hippies is keeping U.S. nuclear power off the table.

Have you heard what fusion people are saying about fission though? It's almost as bad, as if they don't realize that we needed better-than-fossil yesterday.

Nevermind that you can burn current long-term waste in LIFTR so that it becomes only a minor problem. Reason need not apply.

That is why #lockheed #fission matters. It's political, populist, and a Big Idea which makes small people hiss and bark in fear. I think the Skunworks being in control is the best thing that could happen to fission, because they need and have opsec and lobbyists.

about two weeks ago
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How Women Became Gamers Through D&D

Ceriel Nosforit Re:It's always been a myth (239 comments)

That was always expected. What was unexpected was the cottage industry of investing in indie games and promoting them through back channels.

about two weeks ago
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How Women Became Gamers Through D&D

Ceriel Nosforit Re:It's always been a myth (239 comments)

That is probably what the quinnspiracy is about. GamerGate should be about journalistic ethics.

about two weeks ago
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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

Ceriel Nosforit Re:wow (571 comments)

Simpler, according to 20140301517 that flopsquad found. The magnetic coils remove heat through liquid, and that same liquid is what transfers power.

It appears to be the spiritual successor of the airborne reactor.

about two weeks ago
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First Demonstration of Artificial Intelligence On a Quantum Computer

Ceriel Nosforit Re:There is no "working AI" at this time (98 comments)

If it has a name, it is not AI.

AI is forever at the horizon, but that is also what makes AI research great.

about two weeks ago
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How Women Became Gamers Through D&D

Ceriel Nosforit Re:It's always been a myth (239 comments)

The problem with the haters is that they are irrational. They say and do things by impulse, but provably those impulses seldom come to fruitation. It is an unsightly reminder of the ape-like instincts in man, and it can not be solved by talking about it on the internet.

Journalistic integrity is a completely different class of problem. The problem here is rational people who misuse their intelligence. It is a problem we can do something about. It can be given focus and the correct emotional response and proper action can be recognized, like one would do in group therapy.

Yet, while this therapy is being administered, the session is being interrupted by confused emotional remarks about gender, equality and security. We know that the journalists don't want to participate in 'selling out', but they feel they are in lock-step with what media companies demand from them.

There is a Streisand factor involved too. GamerGate would not get this much attention if it wasn't for the headline-making death threats. - This could have been intentional as the community of game consumers concerned with the integrity of their journalists is thoroughly versed in insidious plots. - If so, we are facing a strange breed of genuine extremists who will resort to emotional blackmail for the purpose of keeping independent game makers on the straight and narrow.

Conventional wisdom says 'follow the money', and in this case there is $60 billion of it annually. By the standards that accompany these figures, it is a good thing no one has actually been murdered yet.

about two weeks ago
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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

Ceriel Nosforit Re:wow (571 comments)

And a prototype by 2017!

This gives me a really good feeling. :)

about two weeks ago
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Lockheed Claims Breakthrough On Fusion Energy Project

Ceriel Nosforit Re:wow (571 comments)

Can anyone find the patent applications? I'd like to cross-reference the authors with what's on arxiv.org.

about two weeks ago
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How Women Became Gamers Through D&D

Ceriel Nosforit Re:It's always been a myth (239 comments)

Whatever. I'm interested in journalistic ethics.

about two weeks ago
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How Women Became Gamers Through D&D

Ceriel Nosforit Re:It's always been a myth (239 comments)

"Gamer Gate" is about misrepresenting markting as journalism; and all the evils that walk side by side with marketing types. The triggering for all the outrage, which spilled over from mere complains about ethics to an entire campaign, was this Quinn fellow performing sexual favors for gaming journalists in exchange for good reviews. She did this five seperate times, once with a married man.

Now an entire industry is trying to spin this as a feminist issue, yet getting the actual facts behind this story isn't hard. It is impossible that the outets carrying the story are unaware of what has been going on.

Let that sink in.

about two weeks ago
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Blizzard Has Canceled Titan, Its Next-gen MMO

Ceriel Nosforit Re:Good (155 comments)

Heroin is making money too. What's your point?

about a month ago
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Obama Presses China On Global Warming

Ceriel Nosforit Re:Funny (261 comments)

China has demonstrated in the past decade that it is capable of making such large-scale changes to its infrastructure. Asking them to do that trick again seems reasonable.

They did incidentally make thorium reactors a national priority a few years ago.

The impoverished West meanwhile has this: https://www.indiegogo.com/proj...

about a month ago
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Obama Presses China On Global Warming

Ceriel Nosforit Re:Think about the children (261 comments)

Parents often recognize and complain that they let their emotions rule when their own children were challenged.

They first express your opinion and later regret it.

about a month ago
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CERN Tests First Artificial Retina Capable of Looking For High Energy Particles

Ceriel Nosforit Artificial eyes (60 comments)

Does anybody know how the bionic eyes which have been tested do this? Do they attempt to send their entire data stream, or do they know to do this part in silica?

about a month and a half ago
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Carmack On Mobile VR Development

Ceriel Nosforit Re:Couldn't you just stream video to the phone? (60 comments)

There's work being done to put compute in 3/4G base stations, since PC sales have been declining.

There might be a market for a console-like solution that works on the same 'carrier' as those base station things.

Seems like cognitive radio & 60GHz tech tier though. Right now that means waiting for multiple IP mongers to compete with 60GHz SiO so the prices come down from la-la land.

about 2 months ago

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Nokia & HTC slay troll, troll regenerates

Ceriel Nosforit Ceriel Nosforit writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Ceriel Nosforit (682174) writes "“This is a great victory for us,” HTC’s German lawyer, Martin Chakraborty, said after the ruling. “The part that’s left for IPCom now won’t help them much in the case pending in civil court against us.” *** After IPCom lawyers narrowed the range of technology they said was protected by the patent, the court backed those claims. “It’s a very positive ruling for IPCom because the patent is now valid,” IPCom Managing Director Christoph Schoeller said in an e-mailed statement. “We hope the civil litigation based on that patent will now come to a conclusion we’ve been fighting for years. Nokia and HTC haven’t paid a cent for using the patents for years.”"
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Apple astroturfing or editor corruption?

Ceriel Nosforit Ceriel Nosforit writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Ceriel Nosforit writes "Why are we seeing so many lame articles mentioning Apple products when they're barely related to the contents of the article? What will it take to make this crap go away?"
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A rare insight into the working of the brain

Ceriel Nosforit Ceriel Nosforit writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Ceriel Nosforit writes "The left hemisphere of neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor's brain stopped working correctly as she had a stroke, and she took this as an opportunity to study how the brain worked from the inside. In the YouTube video of her dramatic, informative and entertaining presentation of her experience, which utilizes a real human brain as prop, she gives us valuable insight about ourselves and how we experience reality."
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Ceriel Nosforit Ceriel Nosforit writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Ceriel Nosforit writes "
The Swedish government has proposed a law which would allow the National Defence Radio Establishment to intercept all electronic communications passing the national border. To meet customers' demand for integrity, TeliaSonera has decided to move the production of e-mail services for Finnish customers to Finland.
Kauppalehti

TeliaSonera's move is however not completely benevolent, but a necessity for compliance with Finnish privacy laws, as they state in their press release. This is interesting because even in the liberal paradise of Northern Europe Finnish and Swedish law and practice can be in such contradiction. Compare with Echelon & local variants and the rest of the world."

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