New Google Fiber Cities Announced
For the love of god, please just give us a half-way decent internet connection. Please?
Hell offer it to Glendale or some other "city" in Los Angeles. I'll bet they'll find a way...
Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade
Has anyone here had a better experience upgrading an MS product?
I always learned to simply install fresh, so an upgrade seems like a potentially Bad Idea.
Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime
I had this happen to me, kind of...
I thought for years that I'd cheated on an ex of mine. When someone asked me to recount everything that had happened, I came to that part and realized I'd simply been guilted, shamed, and abused into thinking I'd done something terribly wrong, when I was really just the victim of a person who was being horrible and vicious.
people are pretty pliable.
The Interview Bombs In US, Kills In China, Threatens N. Korea
I saw it!
Movie was juvenile, but I actually found it pretty hilarious. Not high-brow funny, and a little stunted sometimes, but I laughed. I'm not sure I need to see the movie again (ok ok, it was pretty low-brow yuks, for sure) but it was a good enough time (I didn't pay to see it, so....)
it could have had a much better ending, with Kim Jong-un faking his death and moving to a different country, or abdicating and becoming a disco dancing star, or something happier than getting blown up, but that's just my 2 cents.
What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?
Try telling this to my boss. I work in finance and have a CFP.
My boss is *crazy* ambitious. Absolutely bonkers.
She grew up poor and now she is so nuts about being #1 that she works our asses into the ground triple/quadrupel checking work sometimes just to be sure we get a few more dollars of business. There is NO WAY to have more downtime. We could close the office a day per week... that;d be nice.
I say we cap how much money people can make, or severely limit it after a certain point. Once someone hits that cap there's no reason to amass more personal wealth, only work on personal accolades and hiring more quality people who can also come up in the world.
I know it's a hamfisted approach, just throwing this out there if anyone's still reading.
How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years
all this money floating around had to start making interesting headlines like this eventually.
See headlines from 2008, 1999 also.
Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down
It hasn't. There are all sorts of obscure tv shows and movies that will never see the light of day which one was able to find on TPB.
Paid is fine, but there's lots of cool content that will be lost if TPB goes down permanently.
Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Electronics-Induced Inattentiveness?
Meditate. even 5-10 minutes a day is a good start.
Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+
Notch getting pissed about Facebook buying Oculus?
Mr. Pot, white courtesy phone from a Ms. Kettle
Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study
Yeah, my girlfriend used to suffer from CFS. She Couldn't Forget Shit, and I was ALWAYS to blame for it.
Mathematicians Solve the Topological Mystery Behind the "Brazuca" Soccer Ball
In colIege, I knew a girl who had TWO of these! Woo, mama! She helped me with my Calculus, alright....
Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen
I know someone who works on this kind of stuff.
He works on theme parks, recently getting hired (within his company) to fix mistakes and problems with them, in Dubai and the surrounding area. His take is repeatedly that they don't know how to do quality-control there. Their projects SOUND amazing, but they skimp on the essentials and end up with disastrous results much of the time. He believes this is a mess waiting to happen, given the area's track record, but isn't involved in the project.
Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER
Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy
No, really, what the heck is their deal? If I get only 7 hours of sleep for more than 2-3 days, I start turning into an ornery, unfocused, weak, idiot zombie who's as likely to pour a cup of coffee into his lap as into the mug!
I don't understand how people do it.
Chinese Vendor Could Pay $34.9M FCC Fine In Signal-Jammer Sting
I knew Sting concert tickets had gotten expensive, but this?
US Secret Service Wants To Identify Snark
So they want to turn all social media into an even more passive-aggressive wasteland than much of it already is?
'Curiosity' Lead Engineer Suggests Printing Humans On Other Planets
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom hasn't come up yet?
Coming to terms with what it might be to actually be human... printing ourselves and transferring a back-up to that body...
what does that mean? will consciousness go with it?
To me, consciousness is probably just an electronic current that holds us to our memory. The terrifying moment, even if I could replicate myself elsewhere, is,"What happens when I sever that connection and transfer over/" will I just die and a perfect copy keeps living on just as I was a moment ago, or do I go with it? *could anyone tell*? It is the stuff not just of the fear of death, but no one ever knowing that makes it a nightmare.
Sorry to post so dark... nice weather, huh?
Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds
yeah, but this is the internet. how much that you actually read really happens?
people are anonymous, they tend to exaggerate.
How Virtual Reality Became Reality
For what reasons will it fail, then, would you say?
Favorite Star Wars Movie?
I was a very wee lad and only remember part of the Hoth scene in the theater... when I promptly became sick and threw up, missing the rest of the movie :(
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I'm a party Machine
1) Get marked Troll for the first time today because I made an MST3K joke that got a few responses and hyucks.
2) Get talked down to by a client who I've already been considering firing, but keep on because my dad still works with me.
3) Watch the markets continue to fall
It's been a heck of a day.
I know i'm supposed to use this space to further the frontiers of science and insight, but I'm just not qualified to do that yet.
"I'm a party machine" -Bruce Haack
Financial ramblings in a time-wasting spiral of madness