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 :(
Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy
Let's stop calling them that long, euphemistic word: Super rich.
Let's call them what they are: Nobility.
Frame the language, frame the debate.
Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy
Really? ARE people voting for tax cuts for the rich?
Please, show me where they are doing this. Evidence.
Yes, it's kind of rhetorical. People are not voting for this. It is not the People's fault, that is the point of the article. The point is that the rich are voting for tax cuts on the rich.
Also, they aren't. Here in California the rich just got shit-smacked with a nice extra tax if they make over 250K a year (fairly common here).
Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket
This is going to be the downfall of netflix. Now that comcast knows they can extract money from Netflix they're going to keep squeezing them harder and harder.
Zombie Plants Help To Spread Bacterial Pathogen
Or ants and cricket, or plants, or politicians...
3-D Printed Skull Successfully Implanted In Woman
It's a lost word in our language, basically, but they call the rebound "contrecoup"
Did Facebook Buy Oculus To Counter Google Glass?
I'll say it one more time, and probably get modded as "-1 doesn't know when to stop" but the above comments support this:
Augmented vs virtual reality are very different, yes, and FB should NOT compete with glass imo.
Facebook would be best served in buying (or if they're actualyl smart are already considering buying) Valve. Shell out obscene amounts of money. Sign contracts. Whatever it takes. Fold the user base of PC Gaming As We Popularly Know it into the Oculus user base, let it organically grow into the Facebook ecology (I know this is idealistic, FB is much too hungry for revenue, methinks).
I don't care much for Steam's friend system, but if I coudl push a button on FB, ro get updates that all my friends are playing something on Steam right now, pop on those goggles and go? I'd pay for a service like that, or I at least interact with it if it doesn't try to plaster ads all over my eyeballs...
If I were CEO for one day, this is what I'd maneuver for. Any thoughts, slashdot?
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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