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Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

Crypto Gnome News For Nerds: "no shit, sherlock" edition (657 comments)

The US of A runs on The Golden Rule.

Compared to Megacorps Megabux Lobbying the average american has literally zero influence over policy.


Navy Debuts New Railgun That Launches Shells at Mach 7

Crypto Gnome Re:Difficult to defend against (630 comments)

It doesn't seem there would be any good defense against this.

The only conceptual defence against such a weapon would have to be some kind of force-field.

Especially when you consider this is a Generation One product.

Scaling the system up in terms of Projectile Speed, Cycle Times, etc would only be a matter of engineering.

about a week ago

Meat Makes Our Planet Thirsty

Crypto Gnome Re:Yes, of course! (545 comments)

We just pour water into cattle and nothing wet ever comes out. Instead, all the water is converted directly into meat.


Seriously, bull (or cow) shit is not dry and dusty when it's fresh.

about a month ago

20 Freescale Semiconductor Employees On Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight

Crypto Gnome Re:Stolen passports? (190 comments)

That sounds rather farfetched. Terrorists blowing up a Malaysian plane traveling to China because the US and/or Israel are killing Iranian scientists? Seriously? In case you haven't heard, China has been having a bit of a terrorism problem of its own lately, which makes a lot more sense.

Given the current political climate, I'd be more inclined to believe something along the lines of:

US Governmental Secret Agencies Destroy Malaysian Flight attempting to show that NOWHERE IN THE WORLD is safe from Terrorist Homosexual Paedophile Cannabis-users who hoard Files Released by Snowden.

about a month ago

Japanese Firm Proposes Microwave-Linked Solar Plant On the Moon

Crypto Gnome One Day This Will Be Done (330 comments)

Whether it's specifically THIS project, or another.

Whether it's The Japanese or someone else.

The incentive to achieve this is too unavoidable.

Why? (I hear you ask)

Because the distinction between a targetable multi-terawatt laser and an eco-friendly solar-power downlink is mythical (legal, at best).
So Japan can bypass (simultaneously, no less) their own constitutional ban on militarisation AND the internal treaty against "space weapons".

about 2 months ago

NASA Now Accepting Applications From Companies That Want To Mine the Moon

Crypto Gnome Re:Space 1999, Sorta (251 comments)

Your link was the first thing through my mind.

And as a result you were rushed to hospital as a result of your injuries?

Beware the kinetic impact of a high-speed URL!

about 2 months ago

DEA Presentation Shows How Agency Hides Investigative Methods From Trial Review

Crypto Gnome The Revolution will NOT be televised (266 comments)

In the end revolution occurs because, eventually, enough people completely lose faith in their government.

Unfortunately for most values of John Q US Citizen, nobody has the balls for it any more.

That doesn't mean there WILL NOT be a revolution

But rather that it's building up a MUCH bigger head of steam, and when it does eventually blow (most likely due to some kind of global disaster which impacts The US) it will be one appallingly unholy holocaust.

about 2 months ago

How Weather Influences Global Warming Opinions

Crypto Gnome Ah! Global Warming.... (517 comments)

The sad fact of the matter (irrespective of whether you're convinced for or against) is that the argument boils down to:

- Proponents argue that we should do a bunch of ecologically sound things because "for the good of the planet"
- Opponents argue that will cost large amounts of money

In the end, rampant greed puts us all in a world of hurt.

This is NOT a fight over science,
this is NOT a fight over modelling planetary weather/ecosystems/etc,
this IS a fight over "but I should be able to rake in literally trillions of dollars now, and FUCK THE CONSEQUENCES".

about 3 months ago

Are New Technologies Undermining the Laws of War?

Crypto Gnome Re: There are no nations. There are no "peoples" (317 comments)

The fact of the matter, people, is that any standing army which doesn't have an external "enemy" to wage war upon will inevitably turn against (or be used against) its own citizenry.

about 3 months ago

Multivitamin Researchers Say 'Case Is Closed' As Studies Find No Health Benefits

Crypto Gnome Re:source? (554 comments)

There is ample evidence that cyclophosphamide can cure cancer

You, sir, are AN IDIOT.

Cyclophosphamide doesn't CURE anything, period.

However it has been known to put a variety of diseases into remission.

For the record - I speak from personal experience.

Treatment with cyclophosphamide might increase your chances of living in the short-term , while increasing your risk of an early death in the future.

And here was I thinking that people on slashdot would know that (to date) the only thing that 'cures' you of cancer (and, I might add, a variety of other spectacularly nasty diseases) is death.

about 4 months ago

Cute Cat Photos Are Data-Driven Science Behind Cunning New Language Learning App

Crypto Gnome What idiot wrote that headline? (80 comments)

It should read:

Pretty Pussies Train Cunning Linguist

about 5 months ago

NJ Gamblers May Be Locked Out By Flaws In Virtual Fence

Crypto Gnome Re:"Unavoidable?" (88 comments)

There is always a way around it, if you're not a lazy fucktard doing the programming.

Doing anything is EASY (if not actually trivial), doing it well/properly/thoroughly is HARD in the same sense as "NP Hard".

The problem is that almost everyone happy to "just do it" (as in the sense of only just barely) rather than "If a thing is worth doing, it's worth doing well".

While it's completely off topic, this is ONE of the reasons why Apple products are very popular. Because (not always, but in most cases) the things they do are done *very* well.

about 5 months ago

Tremors Mean Antarctic Volcanism May Be Heating Up

Crypto Gnome Famous Last Words (132 comments)

“It’s not something that’s going to cause major issues. You’d have to have a huge, huge eruption.”

Which leads me to say:

There was supposed to be an earth-shattering KABOOM!

about 5 months ago

International Space Station Infected With Malware Carried By Russian Astronauts

Crypto Gnome Re:malware seriously (226 comments)

WHY DOES half the population of the world ruins shit and hold the other half back? (half being just an arbitrary number)

All numbers are arbitrary, not just the ones used in statistics.

about 5 months ago

Edward Snowden Leaks Could Help Paedophiles Escape Police, Says UK Government

Crypto Gnome Godwins Law For The Modern Day (510 comments)

There's no other way to say it - "won't somebody THINK OF THE CHILDREN" is the "Godwin's Law" of todays generation.

Extra points if you recognize the irony in screaming "think of the children" (ie the problem is that someone was THINKING OF CHILDREN far too much already).

about 5 months ago

Nebraska Scientists Refuse To Carry Out Climate Change-Denying Study

Crypto Gnome Am I missing something (640 comments)

What preventing the researchers from focussing on 'cyclic change' and discovering (and publishing that) "clearly that is not what is going on here" (if that is actually, provably the case).

about 6 months ago

UK Court Orders Two Sisters Must Receive MMR Vaccine

Crypto Gnome Re:Good. (699 comments)

Pregnancy isn't an illness.

How can you say that? Pregnancy is OBVIOUSLY a Sexually Transmitted Disease.

about 6 months ago

Azerbaijan Election Results Released Before Voting Had Even Started

Crypto Gnome Re:Could be a honest mistake from IT-people... (266 comments)

You're all fools if you honestly believe that your elections are significantly more honest and trustworthy than theirs.

about 6 months ago



Ask Slashdot: Beyond Climate-Change or Who Is Looking At The Big Picture?

Crypto Gnome Crypto Gnome writes  |  about 2 years ago

Crypto Gnome (651401) writes "While everyone is whining about GreenHouse Gasses the actual problem is an excess of heat. Constant bitching about cee owe too and cowfarts is just talking up (presumed/apparent) Causes. Ever since our good friend Einstein proved that e=mcc we've known that matter is essentially fossilised energy. (to put it in a similar descriptive paradigm) So once we get fusion based power plants we'll be releasing into our biosphere excess energy which was previously locked up nicely in matter. Bugger the greenhouse gasses as an intermediary we've gone DIRECTLY from root-cause to OH ZOD WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE. What are we gonna do then? Of course the problem is even WORSE once we crack the problem of Zero Point Energy, now we're sucking energy into The UNIVERSE which effectively didn't exist at all. And it's the same problem if we ever work out how to suck energy out of "neighbouring universes" (yes people say I read too much SF)..... Or maybe they're the same problem and Zero Point is actually just the effect we see of energy cycling between adjacent universes and statistically there's no *net change* until we started fudging with things and trying to keep it on our side of the fence."



Some is better than none, right?

Crypto Gnome Crypto Gnome writes  |  more than 6 years ago So just for the sake of having something in my journal, "because it was there", or something ....

Aside from randomly posting on our favorite rant-space, I am also into photography on a thoroughly-amateur scale.

Digital, naturellement!

My Gear includes

  • Canon 20D & Canon 40D
  • 10-22mm f/(something)
  • 50mm f/1.4
  • 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
  • 28-135mm f/3.5-4.5 IS USM
  • 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • misc items (580ex Flash, 1.4x and 2.0x TC, etc)

All of which is hand-craft-ingly post-processed on a MACPRO 3.0GHz with 8GB RAM and 2TB storage using Aperture.

Feel free to wander around to my personal photosite (much love to Gallery2)

Your welcome to dis my photography skills, but please don't just dis the site itself, like all newborns it has much growth ahead.

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