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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

LifesABeach I've Been Saying This For Years (378 comments)

Those that allow the bastardization of the H1B program to persist are not traitors, but they would rather sell their patriotisum to the highest bidder.

8 hours ago
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Cameron Accuses Internet Companies Of Giving Terrorists Safe Haven

LifesABeach Re:Also ban cars (167 comments)

I'm thinking David Cameron should get back to work; unless it's his career move to reduce the worlds population of people named, "Lee Rigby." So far, the results are pretty damning for dave.

8 hours ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

LifesABeach Re:MOD PARENT RACIST (1008 comments)

So, did the grand jury use google docs, or some other software? No? Yawn.

yesterday
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How the Pentagon's Robots Would Automate War

LifesABeach Re:So it's not Skynet vs humans (112 comments)

Killing your customer is bad for business. The robotrs are not for combat, but manufacturing cheaper goods. What else can work in a smog drenched industrial scape.

yesterday
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How the Pentagon's Robots Would Automate War

LifesABeach Re:So it's not Skynet vs humans (112 comments)

Is this a good time to bring up counter measures like, "Three Laws Safe?"

yesterday
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Toyota Names Upcoming Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

LifesABeach Re:How do I refill it? (194 comments)

Is it because that it's currently the cheapest, and already established way? I'm thinking that only the dangerously naive would think that a Fuel Cell industry would spring up over night. Another observation is that Fuel Cells were demonstrated by NASA in the 1960's. Why didn't they use Lawn Mower engines in the Space Program?

2 days ago
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Toyota Names Upcoming Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

LifesABeach Re:How do I refill it? (194 comments)

The last time I checked, getting oil based products wasn't free either. What's even more amazing is that as the price of solar and wind gets cheaper, so does oil. Coincidence? I think not. Another interesting thing is that as more and more Solar and Wind devices go online, their use is not ignored. Fuel Cells make water, Internal Combustion Engines make Smog. Is your health cost worthless?

2 days ago
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Toyota Names Upcoming Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

LifesABeach Re:How do I refill it? (194 comments)

I used google and hydrogen fuel station locations, it's impressive. Of course, the U.S. lies between 2 largest hydrogen pools on the planet; the Atlantic, and the Pacific oceans. I'm going to go out on limb and state, "given the pollutants of hydrocarbons, and water; water would be more useful."

about a week ago
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Toyota Names Upcoming Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

LifesABeach Re:How do I refill it? (194 comments)

Sadly, it's not cheaper. The pollutants of both processes are what? As for the cost? That is relative, and costs change every day.

about a week ago
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Toyota Names Upcoming Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

LifesABeach Re:How do I refill it? (194 comments)

Because everyone knows that Walter White is Heisenberg.

about a week ago
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Toyota Names Upcoming Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

LifesABeach Re:How do I refill it? (194 comments)

The ocean seems to hold a lot of hydrogen. Is the ocean safe?

about a week ago
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Robots Put To Work On E-Waste

LifesABeach This Is And Out Rage! (39 comments)

What are third and fourth world economies going to do when they have to learn how read to earn a living?! There's a little boy, "Ashowkar Gupta" and his only dream is to wade into the Ganges when it becomes a gray and bubbling gue. Now his dreams are shattered by a Sky Net T-1000 "cannibalizing" e-waste. How will Ashowkar's future be now? Tragic, just tragic.

about a week ago
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Low Cost Ground Robot Chassis That Can Traverse Challenging Obstacles

LifesABeach Re:We've been selling these since 2010 (38 comments)

I take it that Pricesion Machinsts are dirt cheap. But I do thank you on one news item. CNC and Milling machines have become dirt cheap also? Where? I would be very interested in looking into that.

about two weeks ago
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Cameron Says People Radicalized By Free Speech; UK ISPs Agree To Censor Button

LifesABeach Re: What could possibly (316 comments)

The problem with banning "extremist" content is, "What is this dumb ass is right? But for all the wrong reasons."

about two weeks ago
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Low Cost Ground Robot Chassis That Can Traverse Challenging Obstacles

LifesABeach Re:We've been selling these since 2010 (38 comments)

What has my attention was all the Milling and CNC required for the prototype. I guess 3D Printing was beyond the scope of the Design Team? I thought, "2 segments, not 3. And how heavy is this thing? I've got wood floors, and watching their prototype move accross my floor would be a challenge."

about two weeks ago
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Carmakers Promise Not To Abuse Drivers' Privacy

LifesABeach Re:Pinky swear? (98 comments)

My experience is that the Tooth Fairy is more predictable.

about two weeks ago
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The Students Who Feel They Have the Right To Cheat

LifesABeach Dagger On Desk? (438 comments)

That's funny, bringing a knife; to a gun fight.

about two weeks ago

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I Met a Security Show Off

LifesABeach LifesABeach writes  |  about 3 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 5 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 6 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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