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I'm most interested in robots that will...

FilmedInNoir Re:What? (306 comments)

Electro-Gonorrhea - the noisy killer

about a week ago
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Undersized Grouper Case Lands In Supreme Court

FilmedInNoir Re:Overreach... (251 comments)

Pretty sure this crime is already covered under Obstruction of Justice. Why do prosecutors do this? Do they get extra money, a career boost, what?
Worse, overreach by prosecutors results in criminals not being held accountable for their actions.

about two weeks ago
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Steve Ballmer Gets Billion-Dollar Tax Write-Off For Being Basketball Baron

FilmedInNoir Re:Wrong headline (255 comments)

It's not jealousy, it's a fear of plutocracy.
People with money understand that if someone else has money, their money becomes less valuable, so they change the laws and lobby government to keep other people from getting rich.
Example: copyright laws being stretched over and over again to keep corporate cash cows from falling into public domain. Disney and their mouse. Submarine patents. Net Anti-neutrality.
I remember a story of how Apple successfully sued an ex-employee for starting a new business because he had obviously thought of the idea for the business while working at Apple.
*Thought of*, they sued him over his thoughts, not that he left with a pile of paper or a floppy disk.
Hey, if you can hire an army of lawyers for millions of dollars, you to can win every court battle.

about a month ago
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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes

FilmedInNoir Why I think this is hooey. (720 comments)

The idea of the Automat has been around since the start of the 1900's. It did little to affect the employment landscape for fast food workers.
So I'll worry about those grease stained robot overlords when they can figure out how to load their own ingredient bins, until then, cough up the $15/hr McD's.

about a month ago
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Europol Predicts First Online Murder By End of This Year

FilmedInNoir Re:This was predicted ages ago. (155 comments)

Datamining...... Ok, a dump truck load of German scheisse porn is on it's way to you now.

about a month ago
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Fighting the Culture of 'Worse Is Better'

FilmedInNoir Worse is Better doesn't mean that. (240 comments)

I never heard the term before, had to wiki it, then realized it was a fundamental of software engineering that I was taught decades ... ago :( so old
Don't create app functionality that the user won't use. More bells and whistles mean more dev time, test time and more to maintain, it's a simple concept.
That's why apps now have functionality metrics (Firefox seems really big on it for example).

about a month ago
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Europol Predicts First Online Murder By End of This Year

FilmedInNoir Re:This was predicted ages ago. (155 comments)

My plan, I would data mine you to figure out what fast food outlets you like and if you have any addictions.
Then send you free bacon cheeseburgers, cigarettes, venti coffee that's pure espresso shots. Whatever you have trouble saying no to the most.
It would kill you, eventually, unless you started exercising, eating right, and maybe a trip to a detox clinic.

about a month and a half ago
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How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

FilmedInNoir Re:Ethernet still the best (260 comments)

Same, all wired, but that's because I'm paranoid.

about 3 months ago
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DARPA Uses Preteen Gamers To Beta Test Tomorrow's Military Software

FilmedInNoir This is just like that movie (84 comments)

where children fight wars for adults like it was some kind of video game..... I think it was called Star Wars - Episode I.

about 3 months ago
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DARPA Uses Preteen Gamers To Beta Test Tomorrow's Military Software

FilmedInNoir Re:The Last Starfighter (84 comments)

You deserve extra points for not saying Ender's Game.

about 3 months ago
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Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut

FilmedInNoir Re:What's a reboot? (252 comments)

From Lost I learned to fear the name Damon Lindelof. Anything he "writes" is just a trail mix of tropes with Christian mythos on top.
Examples: Lost; plot elements get introduced but then never explained or removed if they interfere with the new ones. The entire show ends in a church because the island is Heaven see... The smoke monster was Satan and the polar bear was John the Baptist..... No it's just shit. He re-wrote the script for Prometheus and by that I mean he changed a few hings so it didn't make any sense. Remember the nerd rage because they could of had that alien base on the same planet that Ripley landed on because that would of made sense and connected the two movies visually. Nope, fuck that, this is a new type of alien it's not even related to those Giger ones. Or is it? Nope it's not. HA HA suck it loyal fans of the original movie. Also it goes by fast but the scientist says the alien on the floor has been dead for 2000 years. So something happened on Earth ~2000 years ago that made them want to kill all live on Earth.... Jebus was an Engineer?

about 3 months ago
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Judge: US Search Warrants Apply To Overseas Computers

FilmedInNoir Re:Finally! (502 comments)

Microsoft is not a Chinese company nor is it Irish. Your straw man needs a little more padding.

about 4 months ago
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How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

FilmedInNoir Re:As someone who played D&D in the 1980s, (183 comments)

Wives: Gail Carpenter Gygax (m. 1987–2008), Mary Jo Powell (m. 1958–1983) ... If the stories of how marriage works are true, then you are correct.

about 4 months ago
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How a Solar Storm Two Years Ago Nearly Caused a Catastrophe On Earth

FilmedInNoir Re:It happened before (212 comments)

It was serendipitous that Quebec did get hit by that to. Afterwards they put in a lot of newer systems in case of a repeat event,
which occurred on 2003 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northeast_blackout_of_2003) caused by a software bug. Anyone in Quebec and to the east of them weren't affected.

about 4 months ago
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Open-Source Blu-Ray Library Now Supports BD-J Java

FilmedInNoir Re:this is great news! (94 comments)

I did that to. Only it was the BBC's Planet Earth series.
Then I spent all my TV time streaming off my media player, in my case, extremely poor resolution MST3K episodes.
I feel less special but happy to be part of a larger group of rubes fooled into buying a BR player.

about 4 months ago

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Under The Sea: Rokudenashiko, Arrested For Sharing 3D Print Of Genitals

FilmedInNoir FilmedInNoir writes  |  about 4 months ago

FilmedInNoir (1392323) writes "42-year-old Megumi Igarashi, who works under the pseudonym Rokudenashiko, has come under scrutiny after she shared 3D prints of her vulva to supporters of her vagina boat project. The 42-year-old was accused of a Japanese penal code dating back to 1907, where it is illegal to sell or distribute obscene objects."
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Pointillist data map shows the changing face of Texas

FilmedInNoir FilmedInNoir writes  |  about 2 years ago

FilmedInNoir (1392323) writes "A visualization of voting trends in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas by Kirk Goldsberry, an assistant professor of geography at Michigan State University in East Lansing. "The work was partly to challenge people's perception of Texas. It's increasingly urban, it's increasingly Democratic, and therefore increasingly blue." says Prof. Goldsberry."
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