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Predictive Modeling To Increase Responsivity of Streamed Games

EzInKy Microsoft's responsibility (117 comments)

Does this mean that Microsoft will assume responsibility for creating unresponsible persons?

2 days ago
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Anomaly Triggers Self-Destruct For SpaceX Falcon 9 Test Flight

EzInKy Exactly! (113 comments)

This really moves SpaceX up in my estimation as well. Until now, I pictured private space flight as focusing only on making profits, not sacrificing dollars in order to protect people around them. Maybe the privatization of space flight has a future after all!

4 days ago
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Anomaly Triggers Self-Destruct For SpaceX Falcon 9 Test Flight

EzInKy So it works then? (113 comments)

Good on them for making the self-destruct such a high priority!

4 days ago
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Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

EzInKy Two weaker nations (375 comments)

That is what Scottish independence would mean. But WTF, break what is left of the Kingdom up if you must.

5 days ago
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Scientists Confirm Life Under Antarctic Ice

EzInKy Makes sense. (46 comments)

Life is created under ideal conditions then it evolves to survive in harsh environments. Certainly I would prefer to believe that the opposite is true, but the evidence presented so far does not support that.

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

EzInKy Re:Absolutely not! (381 comments)

Sure, and I'll bet there are many people who are willing to pay to not have their world views challenged too. I'm just not one of them.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

EzInKy Absolutely not! (381 comments)

To be honest though, I've not seen a single thing on the internet that I would be willing to pay for just to see. Yeah, I know there are many who are...but I've never been able to get my head around the idea that subscription based sites are of any real value. Add to that already cynical view of paying for any information being a stupid propisition the thought of paying to hide thoughts that you find offensive then you've really entered negative territory for the cost of wasting time on trivial matters.

about two weeks ago
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Soccer Talent Scouting Application Teams Up With Video Game Publisher

EzInKy Soccer, or football... (39 comments)

...is nothing but a great waste of resources. If only all the energy devoted to such trivalities as sports were dedicated to science.

about two weeks ago
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Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

EzInKy Re:Hacking a system... (391 comments)

Intelligent people realize they are immature, and strive to gain more experience and insight before they act.

about two weeks ago
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Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

EzInKy Hacking a system... (391 comments)

...before you are ready signifies immaturity, not intelligence.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Surface Drowning?

EzInKy Flexibility, security, privacy (337 comments)

Those are the things Microsoft should be focusing on to best their competitors today. Who was it who said "Hit it where they ain't"? Willie Keller I think. Apple wants lockin, Google wants data, Microsoft only wanting to sell software could be the winning move today.

about two weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: Should Schooling Be Year-Round?

EzInKy Re:Summer vacation was for farm child labour (421 comments)

Wow, you make it sound like the purpose of year round school is to indoctrinate kids into working as laborers year round for corporate elitists instead of just sacrificing a few months for their family and friends.

about two weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: Should Schooling Be Year-Round?

EzInKy Have to disagree (421 comments)

There are so few teachers who are capable of inspiring children to learn things for themselves that it only takes a couple of weeks a year for them to learn such a basic concept that holds the reward of lifelong learning. Far too often teachers demand that students dowse their quench for knowledge by requiring them to hold to standards of education that are designed to meet the needs of the mediocre.

I wish I could convey to you how severe my frustration with an education system that rewards aceing tests with "C"'s because the required mundane homework assignments were not completed as assigned. The education system I experienced was designed to steer people towards meeting in the middle and did nothing to encourage students to succed on their own.

So how about this? Would you consider a few weeks long test out period for students who just don't want to listen to you rehashing concepts for months on end that they have already mastered in just a few days?

about two weeks ago
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Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

EzInKy Re:the ARTICLE states (790 comments)

Since Google has the ability to scan for a file that break a certain law, why shouldn't it have the obligation to scan all files on its servers for violations of any other laws?

about three weeks ago
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Google Spots Explicit Images of a Child In Man's Email, Tips Off Police

EzInKy Not seeing the troll here (790 comments)

If Google has a method of identifying and reporting one file that violates a law why shouldn't it be expected to use that same method to identify files that violate other laws, particulary if the hashes of those other illegal files are provided to Google?

about three weeks ago
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Lionsgate Sues Limetorrents, Played.to, and Others Over Expendables 3 Leak

EzInKy Merriam-Webster (207 comments)

"Full Definition of THEFT
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a : the act of stealing; specifically : the felonious taking and removing of personal property with intent to deprive the rightful owner of it "

I'll bet that the vast majority of those who complain that their theives took their intellectual property will discover that in fact they still in actuality have it in their possession.

about three weeks ago
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Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

EzInKy Re:Here's an idea! (203 comments)

Companies hate the idea of openness, so I doubt that will happen.

Shame so many of them chose death over sharing, isn't it? Even if they still die, their platform could live on indefinitely. Think of what would have happened if it weren't for the x86 clones.

about a month ago

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T'Pring dies!

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about two weeks ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "The actess who portrayed Spock's potential mate T'Pring passed away Tuesday. According to the BBC and others the cause was complications from a heart attack. Leonard Nimoy took the time to tweet "Saying goodbye to T'Pring, Arlene Martel. A lovely talent." I'm sure there are many here who will also be saddened as she was most probably in our first fantasies of interspecies mating."
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Technocrat dying again!

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about 6 months ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "Bruce really seems to have a hangup over who posts what. Technocrat, which under different leadership to Slashdot could have become a real competitor for news from nerds for nerds, is again hung up by it's stance against anonymous postings. Bruce, you are screwing the pooch once again! Just why is it you are so against free speech?"
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Technocrat.net is coming!

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about 6 months ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "Technocrat.net is planning on going live today! According to the site:

" The software is ready to run, with basic features. No moderation yet. On Tuesday morning I will deploy the software on my server and do a little testing. After that, probably around mid-day California time, we will have a low-user-id land-rush, we'll put the site on the air with rather shaky software and we will start soliciting for volunteer editors. Thus, Tuesday will be a live test and there will probably be a lot of issues in the software. Please keep your expectations low until I can work through them. "

What other Slashdot's alternatives are in the planning as the result of beta?"
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When Slashdot Beta goes mainstream, where will you go?

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about 8 months ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "I'm sure most of you have checked it out, and am just as sure most of you don't like what they are plan to force upon us. So my question is, where do you plan on getting your Slashdot fix once the beta becomes the default? I know I'm trying to learn CSS so I can undo the damage they are inflicting."
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Queens WWIII Speech Revealed

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  1 year,26 days

EzInKy (115248) writes "This BBC article provides details of the script the United Kingdom's Queen was to deliver in the event of a nuclear holocaust. The document, released by the government under the 30-year rule, was drawn up as part of a war-gaming exercise in the spring of 1983, working through potential scenarios. In it, the Queen was expected to urge the people of the United Kingdom to "pray" in the event of a nuclear war. Although it was only a simulation, the text of the Queen's address — written as if broadcast at midday on Friday 4 March 1983 — seeks to prepare the country for the ordeal of World War III.

The script reads: "Now this madness of war is once more spreading through the world and our brave country must again prepare itself to survive against great odds. I have never forgotten the sorrow and the pride I felt as my sister and I huddled around the nursery wireless set listening to my father's inspiring words on that fateful day in 1939. Not for a single moment did I imagine that this solemn and awful duty would one day fall to me. But whatever terrors lie in wait for us all, the qualities that have helped to keep our freedom intact twice already during this sad century will once more be our strength.""
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Meteor Strike injures hundreds in Central Russia

EzInKy EzInKy writes  |  about a year and a half ago

EzInKy (115248) writes "The BBC reports: A meteor crashing in central Russia's Ural mountains has injured at least 500 people, as the shockwave blew out windows and rocked buildings. Scientists have played down suggestions that there is any link between the event in the Urals and 2012 DA14, an asteroid expected to race past the Earth on Friday at a distance of just 27,700km (17,200 miles) — the closest ever predicted for an object of that size. Prof Alan Fitzsimmons, of the Astrophysics Research Centre at Queen's University Belfast, said there was "almost definitely" no connection. "One reason is that 2012 DA14 is approaching Earth from the south, and this object hit in the northern hemisphere," he told BBC News. "This is literally a cosmic coincidence, although a spectacular one.""
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