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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

LifesABeach Re:Welcome. (378 comments)

But will our new robotic overlords already know the punch lines of earths old jokes? Their weakness is revealed.

2 days ago
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NASA Tests Feasibility of 3D Printing on the Moon and Other Planets

LifesABeach Step 1, Get There; I volunteer (58 comments)

Granted these technologies can be accomplished on the various places described; but. It is still very hard to do it if one does not go there.

4 days ago
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Linking Drought and Climate Change: Difficult To Do

LifesABeach Re:Linking ANYTHING and Climate Change: Difficult (219 comments)

Has anyone noticed that the only region that has not been grossly affected by this current economic nightmare is from Texas to Montana? Isn't that the path of the XL Pipeline? Amazing coincidence, isn't it?

5 days ago
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Linking Drought and Climate Change: Difficult To Do

LifesABeach Re:Duh. (219 comments)

85 percent of the water consumed is for agriculture. I don't know the amount that gets shipped out to China, but it's enough to affect the prices of feed nation wide. Maybe it's time for those that "use water" to start paying for desalination costs; or "let the field rest."

5 days ago
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How Birds Lost Their Teeth

LifesABeach Re:The beaks won (138 comments)

I RTFA, big mistake. Nobody knows, and all arguments are counterdictory to each other. In other words, an article about we don't know why, and we are saying we don't know why. I find myself not breathless waiting for the next article from Captain Obvious.

about a week ago
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SpaceX Set To Create 300 New US Jobs and Expand Facilities

LifesABeach Re:So... (43 comments)

One cannot help but wonder how many will be harvested using H1B visa method.

about a week ago
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SpaceX Set To Create 300 New US Jobs and Expand Facilities

LifesABeach Re:nonsense, only the gov't can create jobs. (43 comments)

We had those same concepts in the 1960's; then some dumb ass said, "feed the poor, first." Then some other dumb asses said, "we'll start some wars." If the same amount of money spent on these projects were spent on Space, we'd be disucssing this issue; in space.

Administrative Note: Giving a person a job results in that person being able to obtain food. As more Solar, Wind, and Fuel Cell systems go up, even with post production problems, the cost of obtaining energy is going down.

about a week ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

LifesABeach Re:Muslims? (876 comments)

Was Win8 the reason for their violence?

about a week ago
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Once Again, Baltimore Police Arrest a Person For Recording Them

LifesABeach Simple Problem to Solve (515 comments)

Fire the Police Chief; assuming the Mayor wants to be Mayor. Recall Election is such a messy term.

about two weeks ago
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MIT Removes Online Physics Lectures and Courses By Walter Lewin

LifesABeach Whisky Tango Foxtrot! (416 comments)

Memo to Stanford, "hire Walter Lewin before some ass clown at another university does!"

about two weeks ago
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CIA Lied Over Brutal Interrogations

LifesABeach Re:Really? (772 comments)

Which ever ass clown at the department of homeland insecurity didn't do any homework in the area of actually getting the bad guys to talk is a bad guy. Any civilian survivor of the Korean War capturing by the Chinese army were subjected to the same brutal treatment, only then to become the bad guys they were being accused of. I think those involved should be indited and sent to Nuremberg for processing. They are the same people that allowed the events of 2008 to occur, and beat the tambourine for those "to big to fail". I want their asses in GITMO, swinging from a rope sounds good also.

about two weeks ago
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Utilities Face Billions In Losses From Distributed Renewables

LifesABeach Re:Predictions (280 comments)

Well, these enlighted CEO's have been telling the rank and file to train in other fields of work. May I suggest to Edison International types to consider becoming a massage therapist?

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?

LifesABeach Hay Homie (720 comments)

You have tried to work with them, now work for yourself. Stop talking about prison life, no one cares. Offer your services as a software contractor. No applications to fill out; just your ablility to do the job. Do the job, get paid, pay your straight time taxes. Move on. There's plenty of work, but no jobs. Keep the paper work, do the paper work; then see what happens next.

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Founder Presents Vision For The New Republic, Many Resign In Protest

LifesABeach Chris Hughes Can Always Sell (346 comments)

To know the future, you just read the past. One of the strengths of those that consider themselves Digital Citizen is the lack of consideration for resource burning beyond the daily 8:00am status meeting. Graffiti scribbled on the carcases of dead trees is going the way of Cuneiform. People still read Cuneiform, but can one read yesterdays daily 8:00am status meeting; 10,000 years from now? The writers of Cuneiform already know.

about two weeks ago
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Chinese Government Moves To Crack Down On Puns

LifesABeach Re:Nope. (156 comments)

Actually, the parent is afraid of totalitarian governments. And that is a very real fear. But anyone that has measured the size of Rome, and the Forbidden Palace knows that they are not a big as they use to be; why? We will see how well the new super power has learned from not reading histories.

about two weeks ago
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Chinese Government Moves To Crack Down On Puns

LifesABeach Re: Well, Grass Mud Horse to them! (156 comments)

Laughter is more communicable than any tyrant can be comfortable about.

about two weeks ago
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Chinese Government Moves To Crack Down On Puns

LifesABeach Re:Confucius say... (156 comments)

Dawn, nows there's coffee all over keyboard! Got...to...clean...this...up...before...anyone...sees...it...

about two weeks ago
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Chinese Government Moves To Crack Down On Puns

LifesABeach Re:Surely, that's no pun (156 comments)

I couldn't help but wonder about the new world order, but my reply is, "huasheng."

Boys and Girls, Google your Grand Parents about the use, and historical applications. Only say, "Nuts," to them and see their faces when you do. XD

about two weeks ago

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I Met a Security Show Off

LifesABeach LifesABeach writes  |  more than 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  |  about 5 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  |  about 8 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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