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Google Looking To Define a Healthy Human

Gallomimia Good luck (125 comments)

Don't think we've seen one of those in a good long while. How many people reading this right now have a good diet? Do you exercise enough? How's your digestion? Immune system? Do you have any infections that won't go away/you don't know about? How's the ratio of bacteria in your intestines? Define a healthy human being.... no one knows what that is. Doctors certainly don't because there's no profit in it.

5 days ago

Earth In the Midst of Sixth Mass Extinction: the 'Anthropocene Defaunation'

Gallomimia Re:But what IS the point they're making? (334 comments)

Stop fragmenting wildlife habitat? Crack down on superstitious morons who think that tiger bones will do more to cure their insomnia than over the counter sleeping pills? Don't buy a 500 hp pickup for one person to drive to work when you can use mass transit? Stop packaging absolutely everything in Plastic which causes the oceans to clog up with plastic waste? Replace old fossil fueled power plants? Slap massive import duty on products from countries who are major polluters to pay for the damage their total lack of regard for the rest of the planet causes? Buy more electric cars and put some effort into making them affordable? Expand Economic Exclusion Zones, set up an international naval task-force and crack down on pirate fishing fleets? Try to situate food production facilities as close to the consumer as possible to cut down on carbon emissions? Promote energy efficiency? Provide incentives for people to upgrade old buildings to reduce their energy consumption? Try to plan cities and infrastructure to create continuous habitat for wildlife and modify existing infrastructure similarly? Stop listing to ignorant and corrupt politicians who label common sense stuff like this as communism?

Um. no. No. These are all terrible ideas and they must be banned from all forms of publication and transmission immediately. Don't let anyone hear about how to do any of these things or that they exist at all. Ever.
Thanks, signed, the capitalist regime.

5 days ago

Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Gallomimia Re:Is there an SWA Twitter police? (891 comments)

Yes. And I've seen it from other companies as well. Case in point was the local insurance company (mandatory monopoly) for my province known as ICBC. It's not hard to set up a group of filters on the global feeds of various public social media sites and bring forward the ones that have to do with certain brands. I'm sure it's even less hard to sell such a service to various owners of such brands so they can meet their dissatisfied customers head on, and prevent more bad publicity.

5 days ago

Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

Gallomimia Sound Familiar Anyone?? (891 comments)

Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech.

Anyone heard this one before? What is that from?

5 days ago

Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

Gallomimia Stop Nestle (376 comments)

Nestle is bottling water out of the very basin being talked about in the OP, and no one cares. It's not even mentioned in the article. They have a huge factory drawing cubic meters at a time out of there, and it's at the height of a drought, yet no one moves to stop them, or even says anything to relate it to the problem. Just fucking perfect.

about a week ago

Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

Gallomimia Re:Colorado has California over a barrel (376 comments)

There's another to increase the size of the WAC Bennett Dam in northeast British Columbia, and pipe out of the resulting extraordinarily large reservoir. The proposal is to raise the lake there to at least 1000m above sea level and send the water to California.

about a week ago

Russian Government Edits Wikipedia On Flight MH17

Gallomimia Re:lol (667 comments)

That's a lot of what I wanted to say. If you don't have a citation, it doesn't go on wikipedia. If you can prove all this shit, then post away.

In Canada, if you post information like this you are guilty of "Seditious Libel" and are sentenced to 14 years in prison. I can't imagine what will happen in freedom-loving Russia if that's what Canada will do.

about two weeks ago

Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek To Control the Internet

Gallomimia The 90's called. They want their script back (117 comments)

Good for the GCHQ. Just because the agenda is set by the government doesn't mean there aren't other forum stuffers and poll manipulators out there. That's a two decades old technology.

Unfortunately the people who its working on are also two decades behind in web savvy learnin' type stuffs.

about two weeks ago

Chinese State Media Declares iPhone a Threat To National Security

Gallomimia Keep them then (143 comments)

Do us a favor China, keep them eh? Dump them on the homes of the executives of FoxConn and blow open the doors of their slavery castle.

about three weeks ago

Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

Gallomimia Re:No. (502 comments)

My motherboard has an S/PDIF output, which I link via fibre optic cable directly to my 7.1 channel hometheater AVR. Can your soundblaster best that?

The only reason today for any kind of separate audio equipment on any computer these days is (besides onboard being damaged and needing a substitute) multi-channel rigs for recording and reproducing studio work. That is all.

about three weeks ago

TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes

Gallomimia Re:Actually makes good sense (702 comments)

......and that's exactly why they ask you to power them up. This is a good point. A terrorist *could* pack the batteries with explosives and leave the rest of the laptop to be only slightly functional. But with no power up, you could remove the drives and boards and fans and get lots of bomb in there. With this option, at most you could take some of the battery out, replace it with a lesser capacity device and still get the ole' poweron tone and the nod-and-the-wave from the security staff and be on the plane with some really not nice stuff.

Fortunately for us most people don't feel like killing themselves for any kind of cause, and the only real terrorists out there work for the same people as dreamed up the TSA.

about three weeks ago

Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

Gallomimia Re:E-mail? (346 comments)

True enough, but he was emailing it internally. Ideally it shouldn't leave the building or VPN. This is a huge huge problem these days. Email is obsolete but non-technical people don't even know what to use as an alternative. I don't even know what to use as an alternative, unless I conjure up some SSH keys and perform an SCP.

about a month ago

Philips Ethernet-Powered Lighting Transmits Data To Mobile Devices Via Light

Gallomimia Re:Well, this sounds brilliant... (104 comments)

We talked about this stuff already when they announced it.

about a month ago

The Disappearing Universe

Gallomimia Re:Not so quick (358 comments)

Out of all things the subject where an open mind is needed most is science, especially deep physics such as this stuff. But most people don't do that. They read some opinionated prat's rambling on a subject, who makes outlandish claims based on preliminary evidence, and then they think "oh well it's decided then."

about 2 months ago

Popular Shuttered Torrent Site Demonoid Returns

Gallomimia Re:seems functional (80 comments)

Is it really back this time or is it another trick to grab logins like before?

about a month ago

US Navy Wants Smart Robots With Morals, Ethics

Gallomimia Robots with ethics and morals wont shoot (165 comments)

If they develop a robot with morals and ethics why would they want to use it in the navy? It won't shoot people. It won't torture them for you. It won't attack other ships. It might see issue with fixing *your* ship so that you can shoot them. What good is it to an organization that owns an earthquake weapon and hundreds of nuclear subs/ships?

about 2 months ago

$7 USB Stick Aims To Bring Thousands of Poor People Online

Gallomimia Re:OS on a stick is not novel (201 comments)

These particular guys don't have to address those issues at all. *SOMEONE* Does. But that's what's nice about Africa. Someone will. The place has come up with all sorts of interesting and strange solutions to problems that are unique to their continent. They literally are the bleeding edge. Necessity is the mother of invention, and slums in Africa are the mother of necessity.

about 3 months ago

Court: Oracle Entitled To Copyright Protection Over Some Parts of Java

Gallomimia Good! (303 comments)

Let that dumb language die. It's useless in every way except as a tool to learn coding in a simpler way.

about 3 months ago

Feds Issue Emergency Order On Crude Oil Trains

Gallomimia This implies they weren't already informing... (211 comments)

You mean to tell me that oil trains aren't reported to emergency officials already? That just seems like common sense. I find it hard to believe that the thousands of people involved in this process aren't already yelling about how there needs to be information passed to governing bodies about the fact that rails are carrying huge amounts of chemicals and oil. Any type of hazardous material should be reported before the train leaves. A truck carrying oil or fuel needs to register its cargo and get a permit to haul it. A ship or airplane same thing. Pipelines declare their cargoes before being built. Am I to understand that for hundreds of years now trains have gotten free reign and can transport anything they want without telling state officials? How fucking stupid are we????

about 3 months ago


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