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The Quietest Place On Earth Will Cause You To Hallucinate In 45 Minutes

Deflagro Re:Sensory deprivation tanks (332 comments)

I actually went for 5 days without sleep and the hallucinations started by that last day. I was seeing this same old man seemingly follow me around. I would feel invisible people watching me, it was not a good experience. I felt like crap through most of it like a full body fuzzy feeling. After day 3, i couldn't really get sleepy. It was interesting but the day after I finally slept was the most painful. I wouldn't do that again for sure.

about 8 months ago
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One In Five Sun-Like Stars May Have an Earth-Like Planet

Deflagro Re:Maybe won't make any difference (142 comments)

This is what I was thinking. We will evolve ourselves into machines and I guess we could always maintain DNA cultures and grow bodies if we need. I just wonder what would become of our humanity if we could do the Ghost In The Shell thing. It would mess with your mind to change bodies and basically be around indefinitely. Nothing is impossible, it's just not possible now. I can see humans as the Borg... taking over the universe like the plague we are on Earth :P

about 10 months ago
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Thanks to Neutrino Detector, We Might Get a Good Look At the Next Supernova

Deflagro Re:Neutrino Detection Isn't new (85 comments)

I am actually from Sudbury and was shocked to hear about this when it first was proposed. I'm glad they found a use for all those mines. A pretty cool thing for such a remote little town.

about 10 months ago
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Edward Snowden's New Job: Tech Support

Deflagro VKontakt (328 comments)

That's my guess. :)

about 10 months ago
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Sleep Is the Ultimate Brainwasher

Deflagro Re:Obvious question (210 comments)

Not that I remember. It was rough for the first two days but by day 3 I just didn't feel like sleeping anymore. I watched TV or played games all night until people were alive again and continued on with my day. I was exhausted though both mentally and physically somehow. The day after I finally slept was probably the worst. Still no energy but now coupled with nausea and no appetite. It was like a withdrawal of some sort... not recommended :P
I already kick into REM sleep really fast as it is so when I was not sleeping, I would sort of dream while being awake. It's a crazy experience for sure.

about 10 months ago
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Sleep Is the Ultimate Brainwasher

Deflagro Re:Obvious question (210 comments)

I went almost a week without sleep and it definitely screws you up. On day 5, I was hallucinating that there were people around me and seeing things out of the corner of my eye. I had a constant fuzzy feeling and had very little energy. It was an interesting experiment and it was not easy to get to sleep. It took me over a month to get back into a proper rhythm.

about 10 months ago
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Cost of Healthcare.gov: $634 Million — So Far

Deflagro Re:An Overarching Problem (497 comments)

Every military person I've known have done it for the free college money they give out. The military basically buys service with tax dollars. These kids don't generally go die for free and if they do it's because they were brainwashed into nationalistic American exceptionalism.

Working at the VA is a huge credit on anyone's resume, especially in the Neurology/Medical sciences field. It's hard to get in there but a huge bonus if you can claim that experience.

People are inherently selfish but I will admit there are a small percentage that do things because they mean well and desire nothing in return. A dying breed for sure.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Suitable Phone For a 4-Year Old?

Deflagro Re:PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS (682 comments)

Yup, that's why I spend as much time as possible with mine. I try my best to be friendly with the mother as now we are stuck in each other's lives forever so why not make the best of it.
People need to get over themselves and think about what's best for their little ones. If you can't put them first then you shouldn't have kids.

about a year ago
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When Criminals and Terrorists Communicate In Real Time

Deflagro Re:choosing sides (245 comments)

Or better yet, let's run a threat scenario of an event at the exact same time the actual event is happening. Also, let's do this a bunch of times and wait to see who notices that our exercises end up confusing authorities during the actual concurrent events as they happen. :P

about a year ago
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No Upper Bound On Phone Record Collection, Says NSA

Deflagro Re:Bill to rein in NSA (238 comments)

Yea and when it fails to go anywhere, they can just say "oh well, we tried". Eventually the people might wake up and realize they haven't been in control for a very long time. Your vote means nothing and even if you replace one scumbag for another, they are all part of the same broken system. I'm guessing whoever runs the global network of federal banks is the real overlord.

They will eventually have to make a show that it's all shut down or controlled while just upping the secrecy level by creating an actual secret government agency. They already have secret courts so it's not that far a leap.

about a year ago
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No Upper Bound On Phone Record Collection, Says NSA

Deflagro Row data? (238 comments)

I'm more worried about what's in the columns.... Metadata my ass.

about a year ago
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Michael Dell To Buy Dell Inc.

Deflagro Re:Dell is toast (175 comments)

As a previous employee for over a decade, I was on the team that started their foray into "services" and you may have a point. MD will always want to develop his own software and use that in lieu of acquisitions of companies that actually know how to develop sw.
We tried using a Dell developed sw on a huge services client and it failed horribly nearly costing Dell the whole account. Acquiring Perot brings that knowledge to the table but the philosophies are so different between the two that it will take some time to figure out a middle-ground. The "it's not ready until it's 100%" approach of Perot vs the "80% is good enough, we need this now!" approach of Dell. Dell has a speed and it's always at the redline. (yay, car analogy!)

They will keep the enterprise business running strong as they can attach services at a premium. Consumer and SMB might be sold to whoever wants that nightmare and there may be solutions to provide virtual helpdesks but I doubt there will be any more laptops or PCs coming out.

about a year ago
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Wireless Charging Start-Up Claims 30-Foot Radius

Deflagro Re:Supercharging the cells with ions ! (242 comments)

If so, then we have solved world hunger and overpopulation in one fell swoop! Maybe the Morlocks were on to something :P

about a year ago
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Wireless Charging Start-Up Claims 30-Foot Radius

Deflagro Re:Links ! (242 comments)

Nope, I was the same way and finally gave in to create an ID and stop being a Coward. :P

I do regret that Tesla wasn't recognized for his talent back in the day though. Imagine the things he could have come up with instead of dying poor and alone.

about a year ago
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Syrian Gov't Agrees To Russian Chem-Weapon Turnover Plan

Deflagro Re:Better then another war (362 comments)

Not to mention the oil pipeline that plans to supply Russia with energy via Turkish borders.

about a year ago
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New Research Could Slow Human Aging

Deflagro Re:With a world population of 7 billion, (180 comments)

This place has definitely changed. I was on here for a couple years before I decided to make a UID and stop being a Coward :P

Every so often you will see a nugget of brilliance from someone but then I see some tea party poster get modded to +5 and have to wonder what happened.

about a year ago
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NRA Joins ACLU Lawsuit Against NSA

Deflagro Re:It has happened before (531 comments)

Not long ago, here in Austin, a cop followed up on a lead regarding a robbery suspect at his apartment. The cop knocked on the door, heard the person inside bolt the door shut and then the cop called in the SWAT team.
One guy was holed away in his apartment and they call in SWAT. They ended up using tear gas to get him out. Welcome to Amerika.

about a year ago
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Inside the 2013 US Intelligence "Black Budget"

Deflagro Re:intelligence-gathering collosus (271 comments)

It is funny how most of these "terror" events seem to happen at the same time or around the same time as simulations of the exact same events. 9/11, boston, sandy hook, etc...
Maybe they have the right idea but their timing stinks? Definitely better ways to spend billions of dollars.

1 year,2 days
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Inside the 2013 US Intelligence "Black Budget"

Deflagro Re:Links to classified data should be labeled (271 comments)

It's all about the red tape. The gov't is run like a corporation and I'm sure all the red tape is causing the huge amounts of financial bloat. You probably need to get a proposal of your TPS report cover sheet approved by a board before it goes into draft and another round of proposals just so it can be added to a report that will have lost all relevance and only cost taxpayers 100 million dollars.
I'm sure there's some ego to it too.
"It's not declassified until I say it is!"
"B..b..but sir, everyone has a copy of this. There are billions of these in the wild"
"What did I just say?!"

1 year,2 days

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