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Did Alcatraz Escapees Survive? Computer Program Says They Might Have

Lumpy Re:Myth Confirmed... (54 comments)

Not really, just keep a low profile long enough to make it to Mexico.u.

3 hours ago
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Did Alcatraz Escapees Survive? Computer Program Says They Might Have

Lumpy Re:Myth Confirmed... (54 comments)

Yup, and they survived so they said "plausible" but if you read the after notes they both firmly believe they absolutely survived.

3 hours ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Lumpy Re:I question your numbers. (609 comments)

I dont drive a super sized hummer, I drive a civic. Operating expenses for a civic are $0.12 (my real expenses as calculated over the past 4 years of ownership I average 44mpg on the highway at 75mph)

$273.60 there and back for 3 people plus all the luggage I can fit in the trunk. That is the real cost and is dead close as I have made this same run 4 times.

yesterday
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Lumpy Re:This is not the problem (609 comments)

The people that actually do the work to make the product that makes the company money... Those people are FAR more important than a manager that manages managers.

CEO/Owner - > department managers. THAT IS ALL THAT IS NEEDED. everyone in between are dead weight parasites.

yesterday
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Researchers Accidentally Discover How To Turn Off Skin Aging Gene

Lumpy Re:Skin deep, but that's where the money is ! (170 comments)

The two times I used a towncar service it was great. Typically they know the best routes through the city and they pay attention to rider comfort above all else, they do not drive like maniacs and intentionally slow down smoothly. The towncar I used in Chicago 4 years ago did not even have a GPS, he knew the city, something that is rare now.

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Researchers Accidentally Discover How To Turn Off Skin Aging Gene

Lumpy Re:Seems unintuative (170 comments)

The Goth community will buy this stuff by the bucket full.

yesterday
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Researchers Accidentally Discover How To Turn Off Skin Aging Gene

Lumpy Re:Skin deep, but that's where the money is ! (170 comments)

"or focus on rich people who don't want to travel with unprofessionals."

WE have always had that, It's called hiring a town car. In any town you can make a call and hire a personal drive in a nice BMW 5 or 7 series or Lincoln or other luxury car to drive you everywhere you want and be at your beck and call.

And during "peak uber" pricing, it's cheaper to call a town car company and ride in class instead of some fat guys prius.

yesterday
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Researchers Accidentally Discover How To Turn Off Skin Aging Gene

Lumpy Re:Just skin? (170 comments)

A lot of that is directly coupled to the health of the rest of the body. Most old people eat like crap and just sit there. Look at highly active fit old people and you notice that they are not suffering the same effects. Old farmers that are well into their 80's that are still working their farm daily heal as fast as their 40 year old self.

yesterday
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Lumpy Re:Economists shconomists (609 comments)

Also the fault of scumbag business owners. Sorry but no you are not entitled to making obscene amounts of money, you are REQUIRED to pay an honest wage for an honest days work, and if benefits are part of HONEST pay then you are dishonest by avoiding it.

yesterday
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Lumpy Re:AI + organisations will be the real problem (609 comments)

In the USA there are only 2 cities with "perfectly good" public transportation. NYC and Chicago. Everywhere else it's a steaming pile of poop. Why do we have people driving everywhere? Because we have to, there are no other options.

I will be driving from Chicago to Florida in 2 weeks. Why? because it's dramatically cheaper than Flying or taking the train. In fact taking the train from Chicago to Tampa is a 4 day ride that goes from chicago to WashingtonDC on down, and it's $450 per person plus $30 per bag. WTF is that?

Public transportation in the USA is a complete and utter joke.

yesterday
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Lumpy Re:Public road is not for joy riding... (609 comments)

Then start publicly shaming the bad drivers. This is the problem, you can drive like a complete asshole out there and do not have to worry about any responsibility. No fault state laws make it that way. Fight to get rid of "no fault" so that if someone causes an accident then they are 100% liable for ALL damages and losses. The asshole that is doing 80mph on the snow and ice covered roads that loses control crashes and takes out the K-rail? he also get's to pay for $5500 in K rail replacement and $10K of landscape repair, plus insurance gets to refuse to pay for his car because he was at fault.

Yes he does deserve to be financially devastated for being a moron.

yesterday
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Lumpy Re:Public road is not for joy riding... (609 comments)

then take your car to the track. It seems that those people can not control themselves on the public roads so they need to have the ability to drive themselves taken away from them. no you dont have the right to drive 85 in a 55, and you are who is ruining it for the rest of us.

yesterday
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Lumpy Re:AI + organisations will be the real problem (609 comments)

They already are. You have cars that will brake themselves, keep themselves in the lane, even adaptively match speed of the car in front. Everything is there for self driving except one thing, real computer readable markers in the roadways. Until we force all states at gunpoint to embed in the pavement what is needed we will be stuck with trying to make human markings readable by a computer, and then force all car makers, again at gunpoint, to all use a common standard. Yes this does work and you benefit from it. ODB-II was a forced requirement on all car makers, and it improved things for everyone by forcing car makers to stop being assholes.

Embedding magnetics in the roadway is cheap and easy. road side transponders delivering data is cheap and easy. Problem is as a society it is not important, Killing other people in other countries is far more important. until the united states stops being a war mongering country led by war hungry leaders we will have very slow progress.

yesterday
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Lumpy Re:Good, we're not trying to create more work (609 comments)

In reality, 90% of the population will sit at home watching TV, as a species we are pretty damn lazy.

yesterday
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Lumpy Re:This is not the problem (609 comments)

It's in the upper 25 percentile. $100,000 a year is in the rich zone, no matter if you want to admit it or not.

yesterday
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Lumpy Re:This is not the problem (609 comments)

I for one look foreward to the Eugenic wars. I want the strength of 10 men and the roid rage that goes with it!

yesterday
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Lumpy Re:This is not the problem (609 comments)

If it was really destroying the most redundant and ineffective people, then why is it not destroying upper and middle management? They are the most worthless parts of any company.

yesterday
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Verizon "End-to-End" Encrypted Calling Includes Law Enforcement Backdoor

Lumpy Re:computer with a phone add-on (161 comments)

So write the software. Nobody is stopping you.

2 days ago
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3D Printer?

Lumpy Re:Durable parts. (171 comments)

Brackets for motorcycle restoration. Custom pieces for a set of RGB LED steampunk goggles that I made for a customer that paid for 1/2 the price of my 3d printer.

Stupid crap like a light switch wall plate, at a cost of $5.00 in filiment to replace a $0.49 wall plate.

Made a very cool key hider that allows me to hide a spare key on the car that no thief can find unless they know exactly where to look and even then it's still hard to find.

2 days ago
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3D Printer?

Lumpy Re:Hot Glue Guns (171 comments)

A huge portion of that "welfare" goes to filthy rich people via the corperate welfare crap you republicans love.

Sorry no company in the USA deserves any federal grants, handouts or Tax advantages. Pay full taxes like the rest of us.

2 days ago

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Steve Jackson Games to Re Release OGRE by using kickstarter.

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Lumpy (12016) writes "IT seems that many geeks late night prayers have been answered. Steve Jackson Games is going to re release O.G.R.E. as a super deluxe verswion and he is using Kickstarter as a way to get the ball rolling.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/847271320/ogre-designers-edition

I for one remember a lot of time spent playing OGRE with friends at school, on the bus, etc.. IT was a dirt cheap paper game back then but was unlike anything else ever released."

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Linux and Windows H.323 Videoconferencing apps?

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Lumpy (12016) writes "I work with businesses that have Tandberg and Polycom H.323 Videoconferencing gear every day. Many of them are medical companies or research companies here in the USA that communicate with doctors in 3rd world countries that don't have the resources we do here and have asked me if there are any free or open source H.323 video conferencing apps available for linux and Windows. I was able to find one for Mac OSX, xmeeting but It seems that the offerings for Windows and Linux are either nonexistent or hiding.

What do you use for real videoconferencing?"
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Satellite collision might cause problems in space.

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Lumpy writes "reading my morning RSS feeds I saw this article at http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090212/ap_on_sc/satellite_collision about a Russian and American satellite collision in space that has debris that is worrying the ESA and NASA. From the Article — "Scientists are keeping a close eye on orbital debris created when two communications satellites — one American, the other Russian — smashed into each other hundreds of miles above the Earth. NASA said it will take weeks to determine the full magnitude of the unprecedented crash and whether any other satellites or even the Hubble Space Telescope are threatened. The collision, which occurred nearly 500 miles over Siberia on Tuesday, was the first high-speed impact between two intact spacecraft, NASA officials said." Is this a precursor of the fabled "cascade" that everyone has been worrying about might happen in orbit? Granted it was in higher orbit than the ISS and where the shuttle operates, but it may have a HUGE impact on communications if the debris cloud rips apart other satellites."
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Great games to put on a Free PC.

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  about 6 years ago

Lumpy (12016) writes "I am giving several new Pc's to a local charity that will be giving them to needy kids this Xmas. They are not powerful, basically baseline Dells that have intel graphics and Celeron, but more than enough to do homework and other studies on. They are going out with XP on them, and a Ubuntu CD. as well as a bunch of OSS software like OO.o and the others.. But I would like to include some games for the kids. Strategy, fun, etc... Great freeware games that are fun to play. Anyone have a list of the best games that a 13-16 year old will like to play that are free and legal to give away?"
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Comcast loses lawsuit over moving analog channels

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Lumpy (12016) writes "Comcast Lost their lawsuit to move analog channels to the digital tier. http://blog.mlive.com/chronicle/2008/01/lawsuit_seeks_to_block_comcast.html#preview Comcast has been trying to move channels around in Michigan claiming they need to move analog channels to the Encrypted digital channels. Their latest attempt was to move the community access channels in the detroit area. Comcast keeps claiming they NEED to do this, but in fact can simply move channels to Unencrypted QAM channels giving them the space they need while eliminating the required Comcast cable box. Almost all TV's sold in the past 5 years can receive unencrypted QAM channels over cable-tv."
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Best USB thumb drive for keychain

Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Lumpy writes "After having to replace my 8th USB thumbdrive I have had attached to my key chain in 2 years because of failures I was starting to wonder,What have other slashdotters found as their best choice in a USB thumb drive?

I love having one on my key chain, but 95% of these things have a port cover that gets lost in the first 10 minutes, have a really bad design for attaching to the key chain so you lose the drive completely, or are incredibly bad quality, my last designer leather on with leather cover strap comes to mind.

What do you use for your always with you most important usb thumb drive? What is the most durable that will take getting dropped in a puddle or survive living on a key chain?"
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Lumpy Lumpy writes  |  about 8 years ago

Lumpy writes "Lately there has been a HUGE push by Certified Microsoft Professionals and their companies to call clients and warn them of the dangers of open source. This week I received calls from 4 different customers that they were warned that they are dangerously insecure because they run Open Source Operating systems or Software because "anyone can read the code and hack you with ease" they are being told. Other colleagues in the area also have noticed this about 3 Microsoft Partners or so they claim have been going out of their way to strike fear of OSS in companies that respond with "yes we use Open source or Linux" when the sales call comes in. I know this is simply a sales tactic by these companies that will remain nameless, but how do I fix the damage caused by these sales tactics? I have several customers that now want more than my word about the security of the systems that have worked for them flawlessly for over 5-6 years now with minimal expense outside of upgrades and patching for security. Does anyone have a good plan or sources of reliable information that can be used to inform the customer?"

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