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Outlining Thin Linux

Mister Liberty Versatility (135 comments)

Just read Lennart Poettering's article the other day on convergence/brtfs. After having overcome some reflexive
repugnancy, saw that it made sense, and O got interested to see how that will work out.
Now Paul Venezia makes the case for divergence, in a particular (though not unimportant) use case. Makes sense as well!
I guess all this versatility is inherent in Linux -- it's just the issue at which point the di- or con- is applied, and who does
the applying, so to speak.

8 hours ago
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New MRI Studies Show SSRIs Bring Rapid Changes to Brain Function

Mister Liberty Re:Interesting (131 comments)

But can you yourself be the judge -- pass the judgment, that "things seemed clearer"??

yesterday
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New MRI Studies Show SSRIs Bring Rapid Changes to Brain Function

Mister Liberty food for thought (131 comments)

Is mood a state-to-be achieved (intentional in some way), or is it some symptom of the total complex and state of brain chemistry at a certain moment.
'Mood regulation' to me smacks too much of some homunculus.

yesterday
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Mark Zuckerberg Throws Pal Joe Green Under the Tech Immigration Bus

Mister Liberty It's al Greek to me (241 comments)

Who is Zuckerwit btw?

yesterday
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New "Crescent Bay" VR Headset Revealed and Demo'd At Oculus Connect

Mister Liberty Virtual Reality? (64 comments)

Virtual Fairy Tales!

2 days ago
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Why You Can't Manufacture Like Apple

Mister Liberty Re:Apple REULEZ! (387 comments)

You suffer from word diarrhea. Apple sucks.
Next!

2 days ago
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Boeing To Take Space Tourists On Its CST-100 Spacecraft To the ISS

Mister Liberty Hi bloody tourists! (47 comments)

Bye, difficult science.

2 days ago
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Dremel Releases 3D Printer

Mister Liberty Re:With a name like Dremel (104 comments)

In fact, you might probably be able to 3D-print a Dremel with it.

4 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Pick Up Astronomy and Physics As an Adult?

Mister Liberty As an adult (233 comments)

Start going outside on clear nights, skip prime time and then some, look up -- and then (it's a sign of awe) start wondering like... a kid.

4 days ago
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NASA Inspector General Lobs Big Rocks At Agency's Asteroid Hunting Program

Mister Liberty Paraphrasing myself the other day (35 comments)

Try to bring funders' attention to the destructive element of Near-Erth Objects.
Maybe even the A-challenged NSA and their apologists then might become interested in slushing some of the NSA's allotment
to the amount of 52 billion (52,000,000,000) dollars towards this NASA program.

4 days ago
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NSA Director Says Agency Is Still Trying To Figure Out Cyber Operations

Mister Liberty NSA (103 comments)

Stumbling from one million constitutional violations into the other.
And yet this 'look we're pathetic' plea.

5 days ago
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Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

Mister Liberty Re:Grim (221 comments)

Can you picture Obama bent over a petri dish?

5 days ago
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FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

Mister Liberty Re:So wear a Guy Fawkes mask (129 comments)

Get even. Post anything at all that you can find on the head of the FBI (et al.) -- him in that capacity and outside of it.

about a week ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

Mister Liberty Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

Ever heard of a parrallel projection? You're all rahter pathetic as Appleogetics...

about a week ago
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Developing the First Law of Robotics

Mister Liberty Assanine robot (165 comments)

Place it between two bales of hay. It will starve.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

Mister Liberty Re:Um (391 comments)

Indeed. But there's another question. What place do techies have in the world. 'Not many' [sic].

The ones --techies and liberral arts alike-- who do find a place are those that know to bridge the gap. It is a gap created by those that are
challenged to a degree in either one of the sides, among whom you must be counted, considering your answer.

about a week ago

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laser lit lunar eclipse

Mister Liberty Mister Liberty writes  |  about 5 months ago

Mister Liberty (769145) writes "Tom Murphy, astrophysicist at UCSD (https://physics.ucsd.edu/do-the-math/) writes:
While not related to Do the Math, I encourage you to check out this (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140418.html) stunning photo taken by Dan Long capturing our recent laser ranging efforts during the April 15 lunar eclipse. This is a real photo, taken through a C-11 telescope with a focal reducer (700 mm, f/2)—the outgoing laser beam has not been artificially superimposed. Normally it is really difficult to get a picture of our faint beam heading toward the Moon, because the Moon is so glaringly bright. The eclipse provided a great photo-op, and also a means to test the hypothesis of dusty reflectors. To me, this shot is just gorgeous. But I have more invested in it than the average Joe: this picture serves as a visual representation of a key focus in my life over the last 14 years—so of course I’m enamored.""

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Totalitarian State and Groklaw: Pamela Jones says I'm calling it quits

Mister Liberty Mister Liberty writes  |  about a year ago

Mister Liberty (769145) writes "In light of th NSA's Total Surveillance, PJ has stopped Groklaw as of now.
Quote:
"So this is the last Groklaw article. I won't turn on comments. Thank you for all you've done. I will never forget you and our work together. I hope you'll remember me too. I'm sorry I can't overcome these feelings, but I yam what I yam, and I tried, but I can't. ""

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Filesharing is good!

Mister Liberty Mister Liberty writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Mister Liberty (769145) writes "A just published study by Nico van Eijk (Univ. of Amsterdam) on filesharing concludes that downloaders appear to be the entertainment industry's best customers. Van Eijk and his co-researchers state what most of us knew all along: "Only part of the decline in music sales can be attributed to file sharing. Despite the losses for the music industry, the increased accessibillity of culture renders the overall welfare effects of file sharing robustly positive." The report was published in the 05/04/2010 issue of Communications & Strategies, but is also available here: http://www.ivir.nl/publications/vaneijk/Communications&Strategies_2010.pdf"
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Size matters: USB-Stick modding

Mister Liberty Mister Liberty writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Mister Liberty writes "While being in limbo over buying either an Eee-PC or a new 24" TFT, I decided in the meantime to shell out euro 14 for one of those trendy A-Data Eee-PC USB-sticks (model S701, 4GB). Guess what. Kinderegging this little gem reveals what must be the world's smallest USB-stick, literally thumbnail-sized. Instructions, which are ludicrously simple, can be found at http://www.xs4all.nl/~bjdouma/A-Data-S701-USB-stick/mod.html. Enjoy!"

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