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NYC To Replace Most of Its Payphones With Free Gigabit WiFi In 2015

Latinhypercube ALSO KNOWN AS SURVEILLANCE (106 comments)

YES, THEY WILL LOG EVERY SINGLE PHONE THAT PINGS THE WIFI, CITY WIDE Fuck New York. It's so over. One you have a shit for brains tourist like Taylor $wift singing for your city your are FUCKED

about a month ago
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Oculus Rift CEO Says Classrooms of the Future Will Be In VR Goggles

Latinhypercube Idiot who can't bring Samsung to market (182 comments)

Idiot who can't bring a Samsung display to market claims everyone will be using his dumb ass gimmick toy.

about 3 months ago
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New Research Suggests Cancer May Be an Intrinsic Property of Cells

Latinhypercube reformat cancer cell dna with backup of dna? (185 comments)

Could it be possible to use viral gene therapies to reformat a persons dna, replacing damaged cell dna with a perfect copy of a persons dna taken in their youth? This would be like an engineered self-checking mechanism. It seems to me that dna mutation/cancer is a data storage / reproduction issue...

about 4 months ago
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60,000 Oculus Rift DK2 Orders, 20,000+ Units Shipped, New Orders Ship In October

Latinhypercube Re:It's a Samsung Note (67 comments)

Yes ! Thats exactly right. The piece of shit positional tracking that no one will ever use in a game and could get you killed while blinded by the Oculus is... WORTHLESS. This thing is at best a $10 gimmick. The ONLY things going for it are : STEREOSCOPIC and HEAD TRACKING. BOTH of which work PERFECTLY with DUROVIS and ANY new phone. Once again. F.U. FACEFOOK.

about 4 months ago
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The Sci-Fi Myth of Killer Machines

Latinhypercube Re:It's not really a myth anymore (222 comments)

quote: "drones, controlled almost exclusively by humans, probably not the best example of killer AI"
Erm , yes they are.
Less than 10 years ago the idea of a plane flying autonomously using GPS was unimaginable and there was actually and argument in the Air Force over whether it would EVER happen.
We are now one kill switch away from autonomous death.
The Military Industrial Complex is already trying to sell tanks that can 'recognize' friend from foe.
We are maximum a year away from automated sentry's that can guard territory and auto execute.
The Military does not want regulation on this. That is why there is no debate.
The killer A.I. robots are already here.

about 6 months ago
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The Sci-Fi Myth of Killer Machines

Latinhypercube It's not really a myth anymore (222 comments)

Agreed !!! I was going to post the same thing.
For once sci-fi is BEHIND reality.
We already have killer robots. We are only one kill switch away from autonomous death.
Which is why the US and most other powers do not want to legislate on the issue.

about 6 months ago
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MIT Researcher Works Toward Robots That Assemble Themselves In an Oven

Latinhypercube LEGO ASSEMBLER (20 comments)

This has been solved !
All you need is a LEGO manufacturing machine and a LEGO Assembler. Both prefereably made of LEGO.
Next step, conquer the Galaxy...

about 7 months ago
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Scott Adams's Plan For Building Giant Energy-Generating Pyramids

Latinhypercube Prophetic ! (107 comments)

The Religion War by Scott Adams: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...

"Global Information Corporation (GIC) (an all-encompassing, worldwide future sort of TIA created out of fear of terrorism) to analyze GIC's massive databases using software. Also, people's phones are, in the name of preventing terrorist communications,"

I'd never heard of a TIA
TIA wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T... "TIA was the "biggest surveillance program in the history of the United States".[8] The program was suspended in late 2003 by the United States Congress after media reports criticized the government for attempting to establish "Total Information Awareness" over all citizens.[9][10][11] Although the program was formally suspended, its data mining software was later adopted by other government agencies, with only superficial changes being made. According to a 2012 New York Times article, the legacy of Total Information Awareness is "quietly thriving" at the National Security Agency (NSA).[12]"

about 7 months ago
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Author Charles Stross: Is Amazon a Malignant Monopoly, Or Just Plain Evil?

Latinhypercube Welcome to the future (405 comments)

Welcome to the future that you write so much about Mr. Stross...

BTW. This is something musicians and videographers have had to deal with for over a decade now...

Yes, as the channels of distribution become free and readily accessible from anywhere in the world, YOUR monopoly of publishing houses is no longer necessary. And yes, you might have to get a (better) paying job as well as write books.

about 7 months ago
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Google Using YouTube Threat As Leverage For Cheaper Streaming Rights

Latinhypercube Re:Pish posh (197 comments)

All your hi-tech streaming services are worth a dime without content made by musicians "in a few hours". Any fool can code, that's why it's outsourced to the third world. Only a talented artists can make beautiful music.

about 7 months ago
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With the Surface Pro, Microsoft Is Trying To Recreate the PC Market

Latinhypercube Bravo Microsoft ! Apple iOS is a TOY (379 comments)

Great to see Microsoft coming back, I'm sure Balmer leaving helped immensely. To all the U.S. consumers who don't 'get' why microsoft have made another great computer, go play candy crush on your toy computer. Apple is no longer about computing, they are about consumption and they are aimed at children and housewives. Microsoft is where real work gets done. Where things are actually designed and created, as opposed to bought and played with. The locked prison ecosystem of iOS is a dead end and offers nothing to this economy but a giant bloated Apple sitting on billions of dollars in an offshore bank account (paying no taxes back to the country either). Microsoft built the IT economy. If it had been Apple we would never have had ANY open technologies. I know Microsoft are no angels, but compared to the dead end of Apple and Google they are gods.

about 7 months ago
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Are Habitable Exoplanets Bad News For Humanity?

Latinhypercube Re: Maybe not extinction... (608 comments)

So arrogantly put. So who is it that "pays of the government" ?

The source of ALL government corruption is ALWAYS corporate (or military corporate). Period.

"Government is evil" is what the Republicans brainwash the Southern states with to prevent any kind of social progress, to control the masses and increase the wealth divide.

about 8 months ago
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Nat Geo Writer: Science Is Running Out of "Great" Things To Discover

Latinhypercube or we are less intelligent... (292 comments)

Or we are growing less intelligent or less curious... More content with our media and day to day malaise. Couple of outstanding areas still worth checking pursuing...like what is Gravity, is there other life in the Universe ?, can we prevent death ?, you know 'small' things like that...

about 8 months ago
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Can Science Ever Be "Settled?"

Latinhypercube Re:Ha. Physicists.... (497 comments)

Hmmm, it seems to be we know how gravity behaves (and even that not so well - Galaxy edges anyone?)
We still do not know if gravity is an emergent phenomenon or via a particle.

about 9 months ago
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Can Science Ever Be "Settled?"

Latinhypercube Ha. Physicists.... (497 comments)

I was arguing with a Physicist friend of mine who was adamant that most of Physics is known and the rest only knowable via number crunching. The Physicist was adamant that dark matter was real.
When I illustrated that we have no idea what gravity is, the physicist blew up.
Seriously how can we consider our knowledge nearly complete when we cannot understand the mechanics behind gravity ?

about 9 months ago
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A Thermodynamics Theory of the Origins of Life

Latinhypercube Re:What is Life (185 comments)

You are missing my point. Even cyanobacteria is incredibly complex. Additionally only something that primitive or more so, could adapt to a new planetary environment. Grass seeds would likely die in space or entering the atmosphere, or require elements that do no exist. Dude, we still don't even fully understand Photosynthesis, something which Cyanobacteria has mastered. And as someone else mentioned in this thread, the ribosome alone is incredibly complex. And please don't compare this to Star Trek trash, it's like comparing your comment to the Bible story of Adam, Eve and Eden (it HAD to have happened on Earth right ? wrong).

about a year ago
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A Thermodynamics Theory of the Origins of Life

Latinhypercube Re:What is Life (185 comments)

There is no shadow biosphere because life did not start on Earth (or it would have happened multiple times). Tracing the complexity of a cell genome back, it is linear (animals, plants, bacteria etc..) until you get to the simplest cells, which 'suddenly' appeared post heavy bombardment. If you extrapolate that genetic complexity back, it suggests that single cells were around 4 billion years before life started on Earth. Life does not spontaneously appear anywhere. It is very complex and likely happened once billions of years before the Earth and then took billions of years to move from replicating chemicals to viruses to rna etc. It then spread, since that is what self replicating life does.

about a year ago
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A Thermodynamics Theory of the Origins of Life

Latinhypercube Re:What is Life (185 comments)

Nope. We would have discovered extremeophile bacteria somewhere with different genetics. My post elsewhere:- " There is no shadow biosphere because life did not start on Earth (or it would have happened multiple times). Tracing the complexity of a cell genome back, it is linear (animals, plants, bacteria etc..) until you get to the simplest cells, which 'suddenly' appeared post heavy bombardment. If you extrapolate that genetic complexity back, it suggests that single cells were around 4 billion years before life started on Earth. Life does not spontaneously appear anywhere. It is very complex and likely happened once billions of years before the Earth. It then spread, since that is what self replicating life does."

about a year ago

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Earth life may have started on Mars

Latinhypercube Latinhypercube writes  |  about a year ago

Latinhypercube (935707) writes "The interwebs are ablaze with details of a theory presented by Professor Steven Benner at the Goldschmidt Meeting in Florence, Italy. Prof Benner presented results that suggest minerals necessary in assembling atoms into RNA were not available on early Earth in sufficient quantity at the necessary time, but were however abundant on Mars.
http://goldschmidt.info/2013/abstracts/abstractView?abstractId=2239
http://www.ffame.org/sbenner.php"

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