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Parasite Correlated With World Cup Success

Hurricane78 Re:Good News is... (366 comments)

Americans, like their counter-parts in the middle east, hate everything that threatens their view of TEH MOST GLORIOUS NATION ON TEH PLANETXORZ!!!1!ONE! ALL HAIL AMERICA!... know what I mean. I fuckin’ hate it. Not even the French are nearly as bad at that.

more than 4 years ago

The Oldest Timestamp On a File I Created and Still Have Is...

Hurricane78 Re:28.4.2010 (375 comments)

You’re aware that nothing actually gets lost when formatting, unless you overwrite it? There is no such action as “deleting” with computers. There’s only “forgetting where it was” and “overwriting”.
It’s say when people don’t even know such basic things about computers, and are allowed to use them.
That’s how we get such mentally ill bullshit like “IP” and “DRM” in the first place.

I restored “formatted” file systems countless times when I was young and still experimenting enough to wreck my system once a month.

more than 4 years ago

Doctor Invents 'Zero Gravity' Radiation Suit

Hurricane78 Re:Zero G what? (83 comments)

Wow, seriously? I came up with the idea of adding a layer of lighter-than-air gas, which I think is much better, in about 5 seconds!
I guess I’m gonna be rich!

more than 4 years ago

The Proton Just Got Smaller

Hurricane78 Re:see... (289 comments)

We are Bose-Einstein condensate! You’re not singing our song! Your individuality is revealing you! Your state is futile! You insensitive clod! ;)

more than 4 years ago

The Proton Just Got Smaller

Hurricane78 Re:Previous measurement error? (289 comments)

At best it means either the theory or the experiment is wrong

Or, as in the case of “dark matter” and “dark energy—: “The universe must be wrong!”
Because the theory can’t possibly be wrong. ;)

more than 4 years ago

StarCraft II Cost $100 Million To Develop

Hurricane78 Re:Pillars (414 comments)

I’m simply stunned. Stunned by how seemingly grown-up people, who also seem to understand basic physics and computers, can parrot the distorted reality of a mafia-like group of criminal organizations, and talk about it, as if it would actually make sense. Oh, and actually protecting that bullshit trough denial. By means of moderating comments that state factual reality as “Troll”.

Maybe you all already believe the shit, because you heard it often enough.

But I call that not exactly mentally healthy. And when you want, go ahead, mail me, and ask me where I live. You can meet me face-to-face. And I’ll not only tell you in your stupid face that you are mentally ill, but also prove it scientifically, in a way that any professional psychotherapist will sign off on my statement.

It’s like being in the dark ages all over again, and being “modded Troll” for stating that the earth revolves around the sun and that earth is a sphere. But hey, what’s the number of “people” in the US believing that the sun revolves around the earth again? 60%? 80%?

more than 4 years ago

Airlines Get Billions From Unbundled Services

Hurricane78 Re:I like it (432 comments)

Hey you fucking pieces of shit troll moderators! I’ve had enough with you! You fuckin idiots always mod stuff as Troll, just because you fucking retards disagree! Disagreement is not trolling! Being wrong is not trolling! Having a spine and hence making bold statements IS. NOT. TROLLING! Get it in your thick heads, idiots!! Shit, you ruin the whole fucking Slashdot for all of us!

more than 4 years ago

New Photos Show 'Devastating' Ice Loss On Everest

Hurricane78 Only in America... (895 comments) there even a discussion about “if” this is man-made...

OK, not really a discussion. Because one side would not even recognize proper logic and structure of a discussion, if 16 tons of it hit it in the head.

more than 4 years ago

Google Acquires Metaweb

Hurricane78 Re:"Ontological" is a synonym for failure. (63 comments)

Aaahhh Wikipedia... the idea of collecting “facts” by determining how many idiots did not disagree.
Or in other words: Argumentum ad populum hard at work.

more than 4 years ago

Airlines Get Billions From Unbundled Services

Hurricane78 Re:I like it (432 comments)

No. You don’t. That’s the very point of this.
They unbundled it. But they did not lower the prices. So in essence it just is a sneaky way to make it more expensive.
Which in my eyes is fraud, and should result in expelling everyone involved from the country until the end of his life, making it punishable by death to ever enter the country or try to directly or indirectly start or take over a business in the country.

Why do so many people never get, that you can just go “MY COUNTRY, MY RULES!”.

more than 4 years ago

Apps For Healthy Kids — Where PC Meets PCs

Hurricane78 Re:Oxymoron inside (186 comments)

No, the game should be called “DOOMSDAY OF TERROR 2010 — Monster-Ass Monster Nuke Attack (With tits!)” for boys, and “My Secret Princesses-Only Pony Stable Garden Online.” for girls.

And if you think that can’t be made into a game to promote healthy living and self-help, then that’s because you’re not a professional game designer. Believe me, it’s not only doable, but not even hard to do.

more than 4 years ago

Apps For Healthy Kids — Where PC Meets PCs

Hurricane78 Re:Simpsons... (186 comments)

The thing is: There is absolutely no point for Bonestorm not being the game that is more healthy, mentally and in terms of fitness.
It’s all a matter of design.

Also, what’s wrong with fighting? It’s fun! We’re made for it since the dawn of time. And when we do in in games, there is less need to do it in real life. It’s a win-win.
The whole concept of “being manly and fighting is bad” smells of the matriarchal sexism that is so fashionable nowadays.

more than 4 years ago

US Deploys 'Heat-Ray' In Afghanistan

Hurricane78 Re:Very troubling (406 comments)

Uuum, there is a problem here. As MASER actually stands for “MATTER Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation” nowadays.
And that is what i meant.

Wikipedia is wrong on this, as it is so often, by the way.

I know, because I read the articles about the first “matter lasers” being created. And they were called that way.

I know back then when they invented lasers with microwaves, they were a bit backwards. There really is no point in calling two things that are the same with two different names. They are both based on electromagnetic waves.

more than 4 years ago

Apps For Healthy Kids — Where PC Meets PCs

Hurricane78 Re:Just feed them less (186 comments)

Its results would indicate that simply feeding children less will make them less fat regardless of activity level.

Oh how mind-boggingly dumb and primitive. As if we were in the 19th century!

Eating less will not work at all in practical reality. It only works in a theoretical reality that is completely ignorant of all indirect effects and psychology. It’s why all diets are doomed to fail, and why when you want to lose weight permanently, a diet is even worse than eating normally.

See, when you eat less, there are three things happening:
1. You still are hungry as hell! Even more so than with an empty stomach, since that bit of food activated your digestive system, and now it expects the usual amount, or it will bring the pain!
2. Your body switches to an emergency mode, where in the first two weeks it only uses up all the energy depots in your heart, liver, etc. But those are required to stay healthy. Which means they have to be filled up anyway, and you will be at a very high risk of catching the next disease coming your way.
3. Then your body, who previously was very wasteful with processing what he got, becomes more efficient, and learns to get more energy out of the food. Which means if you eat as much as previously ever again, you will first become fat quicker. Hence the yo-yo effect.

Also, all the nutritionists and doctors seem to be completely ignorant of the psychology. But usually, being overweight is nearly completely a psychological problem. Ask any fat person on how to eat right. They all are experts, and often do know more than professional nutritionists. But does that mean they actually eat right? No!
Why not? Well, again, ask them. Their answer will be something, that is obviously psychological. Like they don’t have the power to not eat. It feels bad. They become depressive. Etc, etc, etc.
It’s an addiction too. And hence it’s very hard to free yourself from it.

We found out about the length of carbohydrates in what, the 20s? And about the reason for dietary fibers in the 60s!
The whole carbohydrate metabolism is well understood since a looong time ago.

What you really need to do, to lose weight, is:
1. Eat the same quantities as before!
2. But, eat stuff that
      a. takes longest to process (the longer the chains of the carbohydrates, the longer it takes, the better it is), and
      b. has the lowest energy density (e.g. vegetables and indigesible fibers).
That way, you won’t be hungry, while your body gets less energy. Which means it it not nearly as likely that it will trigger emergency mode. Its sensors still tell it everything is normal.
3. Eat less carbohydrates and more proteins. The body prefers carbohydrates before fat. And fat before proteins. So he prefers to simply burn your own fat, before wanting to do the harder work to cut up and process the proteins.
4. Sports are actually a great way to assist this. For two reasons:
      a. They raise your base energy requirements. Your body will use up more energy, just to sit there. Because it expects that there could be sports at any time, and it must be ready. (Also psychology. So do sports irregularly, to prevent your body from detecting a pattern and only raising the energy usage then.) And because your muscles need more energy to be sustained.
      b. Your immune system does not have a pump, like the heart is for the blood. Its pump is your movement. When you move, the channels get pressed together. And because they have valves, the fluid can only move forward. so you support your immune system too.

Oh, and have fun becoming even fatter than before, or counting calories ’til the end of your life! While keeping your all-around unnatural and unhealthy lifestyle. (There is no life-form on the planet which is more enduring at walking and running. We literally are made for walking. We are extremely dependent on it. We’re absolutely not made for sitting around. And we’re absolutely not made for those huge (relative) quantities of chemically pure preparations of sugar and salt, with no vital substances to balance them out, and no use for them.) You may stay thin, but you still won’t live very long or happy that way.
I would prefer for you to live long and happy. Wouldn’t you?

more than 4 years ago

StarCraft II Cost $100 Million To Develop

Hurricane78 Re:Pillars (414 comments)

Except for the cold hard physical fact, that there is no such thing as “intellectual property”. Since you can’t own an idea. You can’t control it, you can’t take it away from somebody, and you can’t touch it. It’s like saying you own happiness and a bunch of “ouch”es. If you try to enforce that, they’ll lock you up in a room with rubber walls. Same thing for ideas/information/data. Those people who believe they can own it, are mentally ill.

more than 4 years ago

StarCraft II Cost $100 Million To Develop

Hurricane78 Re:Will not be surprising (414 comments)


DRM is physically impossible because it means giving the user the locked box, the key, and a list of commands for its cpu to make it pretend that the key only exists on every second tuesday, and then expecting the user to neither look at the key, nor touch the list of commands, before feeding them to its cpu.

There, fixed that for you.

more than 4 years ago

Wine 1.2 Released

Hurricane78 Re:No people complain when you over claim (427 comments)

Actually, it isn’t. Yes, the DB says it works. But it’s bullshit. I tried CS 2, 3, and 4. I am an expert and can hack up pretty much everything until it works. It’s the same problem I have with all Wine stuff:

1. There is a missing or buggy function in a dll.
2. You replace the dll with a native one.
3. But that native one also triggers a buggy feature in a library it builds on.
4. ...
5. You end up at the non-replacable internal Wine libraries.

The only stuff I could get to “work”, lacked major functions and could not be used for serious business.
I mean
music production
Video production
Desktop publishing
accounting/banking software
and Games.
Which is pretty much everything that’s not a special business solution software. Which works when it’s old, but not a chance when it’s new.

So, I’m really actually left with not a single app I need, that is in an acceptable state.

So unless someone comes over and proves me wrong, I consider Wine an early alpha that will always stay an early alpha.

more than 4 years ago

Wine 1.2 Released

Hurricane78 Re:I used to use wine... (427 comments)

If you can tell me, how to get
  Cubase SX 5, Reason 4, Reaktor, lots of VSTs,
  Photoshop CS 5, Dreamweaver CS 5,
  lots of games that are marked as “garbage”
running, then yes, I’ll kick out Windows too.

But it seems, I have not much of a choice.
I looked into Linux music making software. Sorry, but it’s all extremely limited crap. I’m on a pro level, and this stuff isn’t even semi-pro. I need a app, that can do midi and audio in one app, plus VSTs as instruments and effects. Especially good synths, drum machines and reverb effects. Oh, and without something like Reaktor, where I can port my custom synths to, I’m lost anyway. The Ladspa ones are just mind-boggingly bad.

more than 4 years ago

Wine 1.2 Released

Hurricane78 The single most important question of all: (427 comments)

I have a whole Windows XP installed on another partition. Why can’t the damn thing just get over itself, and use all those libraries and stuff, while just replacing the few core libaries that all the other libraries use to communicate with the kernel?

I know that this was possible in earlier versions of Wine, and it would make everything work 100%! Without a stupid reboot or slow VM.

more than 4 years ago



Hybrid robot controlled by a moth's living brain.

Hurricane78 Hurricane78 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

EvilMachine writes "Charles M. Higgins, an associate professor at the University of Arizona, has created a robot that is controlled by the living brain and the eyes of a moth.

The robot's motion is guided by a tiny electrode implanted in the moth's brain, Higgins said, specifically to a single neuron that is responsible for keeping the moth's vision steady during flight. The neuron transmits electrical signals which are then amplified in the robot's base and through a mathematical formula, a computer translates the signals into action, making the robot move.
Higgins thinks that in 10 to 15 years, such combinations of will be fairly common.

And maybe some day... in an old book... someone will read about this as genesis 1:27 "So god created the Borg...""


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