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The Squishy Future of Robotics

LifesABeach Re:Leaps and bounds (36 comments)

I started thinking of the old joke about why women usually don't use Oder Eaters. After looking at the web page, it all seemed surreal.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: System Administrator Vs Change Advisory Board

LifesABeach Re:What helps... (279 comments)

"...Is there already a product out there that will make my life a little less stressful on the admin side?..."

I was thinking along the lines of Meth, it's not going to change anything, but so what.

yesterday
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Vintage 1960s Era Film Shows IRS Defending Its Use of Computers

LifesABeach Were The People Wrong? (144 comments)

When one looks at the use of Offshoring, and Entitlements for Hedge Fund Mangers, Oil Companies, and Tax Havens. One is compelled to ask, "when is enough, enough?"

yesterday
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Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

LifesABeach Re:wait, what? (447 comments)

I always found it ironic for libertarians that are government employees that say the government is spending to much money; then I get uncomfortable when agree with them.

2 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

LifesABeach Re:Rewarding the bullies... (779 comments)

If an Educator, or Administrator caught you with a knife, you were gone. As for the Bullies, I selected game trails they weren't currently hunting at. The "Out of sight, out of mind" solution had more success for me; and I learned a couple of things in the process that is High School.

2 days ago
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Google Looked Into Space Elevator, Hoverboards, and Teleportation

LifesABeach Re:This is great and all but... (98 comments)

The stuff you mentioned is VERY long term. But it sounds like you don't own stock; maybe some simple reasearch could guide you? What is the diffence between an Investor, and a Stock Trader? Hint: "use 'time' in your response."

2 days ago
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Google Looked Into Space Elevator, Hoverboards, and Teleportation

LifesABeach Some Tough Love, Maybe? (98 comments)

"...carbon nanotubes. But no one has manufactured a perfectly formed carbon nanotube strand longer than a meter..."

Maybe some of those third world geniouses with toddler social skills should turn inward and ask, "why is only one meter their best effort?" I sure hate to see them return home with their H1B's "tucked under."

2 days ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

LifesABeach Re:Rewarding the bullies... (779 comments)

I believe you are describing the current post authoritarian decade that finds its declining numbers of leaders faced with the issue of self survival. The easiest way for them to do this is to point a finger at the weakest person they can quickly identify; then say that person is the problem to be solved.

2 days ago
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Snowden Used the Linux Distro Designed For Internet Anonymity

LifesABeach Well, If the NSA Can't Crack It, Ya Right (167 comments)

Well, at least it will slow down the other Adam Henrey's with their personal, "needs." Where can I download a copy, today's a good day to start again.

2 days ago
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Carpenter Who Cut Off His Fingers Makes "Robohand" With 3-D Printer

LifesABeach Re:What A Beautiful Idea (91 comments)

As a parent myself, I can say my children are more understanding than I am. I'm very proud of that. I tell my children, "If you have a problem, own it; in front of everyone." It's the only parenting that they seem to consider. I hope you have more luck.

2 days ago
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Carpenter Who Cut Off His Fingers Makes "Robohand" With 3-D Printer

LifesABeach What A Beautiful Idea (91 comments)

But I think an image of the guy the parent ariticle is about would be better than showing a child with challenged DNA.

3 days ago
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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

LifesABeach Re:So.. (312 comments)

Comrad modarater, why so serious?

3 days ago
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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

LifesABeach Re:So.. (312 comments)

That's what the Tea Party says, but like Premier khrushchev stated, "don't judge me by my words, judge me by my actions." I haven't seen any news reports that the Tea Party(TP) is in any community helping the needy. I see the TP cost savings actions, costing tax payers billions; and this statement is on public record, ouch.

3 days ago
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Bachelor's Degree: An Unnecessary Path To a Tech Job

LifesABeach Re:H1B - a path to a Tech Job (286 comments)

I don't know who modded you down, but they may have more to lose than you or I; since H!B visas' have been so thinned out as to be useless from their original intent. A multi billion dollar business that has to use H1Bs' is maintaining a fruad.

3 days ago
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Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

LifesABeach Re:So.. (312 comments)

It would appear that Tea Party Politics are a form of infectious disease, and it's spreading to Russia. Does anyone have the time to tell Capt.PutPut that the USSR, and the Space Race are over?

4 days ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

LifesABeach One Small Question (593 comments)

"quantum fluctuations?"

about a week ago
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Rover Curiosity Discovers Australia-Shaped Rock On Mars

LifesABeach Re:I'm trying (99 comments)

Ok, when will someone see Jesus, and or Mary on some random arrangement of rocks on Mars?

about two weeks ago
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Rover Curiosity Discovers Australia-Shaped Rock On Mars

LifesABeach Re:This is Fantastic! (99 comments)

So the Land Down Under, is seen on the Land Out Yonder?

about two weeks ago
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For the First Time, Organ Regenerated Inside a Living Animal

LifesABeach Human Skin? (94 comments)

A human's first line of defense is its skin.

about two weeks ago

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I Met a Security Show Off

LifesABeach LifesABeach writes  |  more than 2 years ago

LifesABeach (234436) writes "The company I contract for has been hit by a series of invalid credit card purchases, and general over all hammering of their email servers by a software company offering to sell its security assistance. I smell fish 3 days in the sun. Any suggestions?"
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Be A Dungun Master, Go To Jail

LifesABeach LifesABeach writes  |  more than 3 years ago

LifesABeach (234436) writes "Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals rules on effects of playing D&D. Convict with a life sentence for murder had his D&D game confiscated by guards. Convict had found other convicts willing to play D&D. Guards stated that D&D is a threat to prison security. Convict sued for violation of First, and Fourteenth Amendment Rights. Guards argued that, "...games like D&D have “been found to promote competitive hostility, violence, and addictive escape behavior, which can compromise not only the inmate’s rehabilitation and effects of positive programming, but endanger the public and jeopardise the safety and security of the institution." Circuit Judges ruled in favour of Guards."
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Sky-mapping spacecraft lifts off from Cal coast

LifesABeach LifesABeach writes  |  more than 4 years ago

LifesABeach (234436) writes "A spacecraft launched into space early Monday on a mission to map the whole sky in search of hidden asteroids, comets and other celestial stuff. That's when I thought,"Could such a craft chart the Astroid Belt beyond Mars?". I figure there would a massive collection of different elements that could prove to be very useful."
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What Can A Client Do With Your Software Product?

LifesABeach LifesABeach writes  |  more than 4 years ago

LifesABeach writes "I am a Software Contractor currently creating a product for my client. It started out as a project just only for his business to use. Everything is Verbal; and yes, I know that it means anything beyond "Small Claims Statues" has to be in writing to be "Binding". I am about 4 weeks from completing the project, which started 4 months ago. About 2 months ago, my client said that this project could be "Branded" and used by other companies with my client, I did not agree, or disagree. Then a month ago, my client says that he plans to "sell" the technology to other companies for their needs, I did not agree, or disagree. I have not agreed, or disagreed with my clients "dreams" of business commerce. If I had known the Breath and Scope of this project, I would have discussed percentages, not flat hourly rates. How can I constructively change this project from "Hourly", to "Percentages"?"
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$300M Battery Contest

LifesABeach LifesABeach writes  |  more than 5 years ago

LifesABeach (234436) writes "Senator McCain has proposed a prize for a better automotive battery. If some enterprising person can solve this problem, robotics will indirectly receive a quantum leap in turnaround time between charges."
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LifesABeach LifesABeach writes  |  more than 7 years ago

LifesABeach writes "My job has come to a point where buying a laptop is needed; And the family finances can afford it. So during my web surfing, errrr product analysis, I discover that Microsoft XP/Vista will have the ability to shut my computer down, without my permission. I am beginning to think of the epic event in which Sony's idea of "protection" of their songs was deemed a "Root Kit." I do not have time to mess with some show off lawyer team chocking up the courts. When I buy my computer, Microsoft is NOT a part owner of it. My obvious concern is that I require the use of Linux along with the ability to test on that other OS. My question is, "is XP/Vista going to do something stupid by disabling MY computer in MY day to day normal use of MY Machine which is to multi-partition the hard drive for linux and give that other OS about 40 gig?""

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