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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

NeoNormal Re:This is worse than mythology. (378 comments)

Furthermore, the encounter will be by our own robots.

And it will be sexy.

"Hey sexy mama--wanna kill all humans?"

Oh, to have some mod points now.

2 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Can't Google Block Spam In Gmail?

NeoNormal Re:WTF? (265 comments)

Problem is, I end up getting subscribed to mailing lists all the time because a lot of people with the same last name and a similar first name don't pay the fuck attention to what address they're typing in.

THIS! I have a rather regional last name... it's not common. But every moron out there seems to think it's theirs. I've done a lot of the same things that others have done... responded, canceled, ignored, etc. I've even tried to get the sources of these to require a confirmation link be sent to the subscribing email... no luck there either.

Also, GMail is very good at catching SPAM, in my experience. Every once in a while, I'll get a few that I report and from then on, I don't see them anymore.

about 2 months ago

After Dallas Ebola Diagnosis, CDC Raises Estimate of Patient's Possible Contacts

NeoNormal Re:Kinda torn on this one (258 comments)

You're forgetting that anyone who gets it now is an idiot.

Really? So a health worker that comes into contact with an Ebola patient that is undiagnosed and gets ill is an idiot?

about 3 months ago

Interviews: Ask James Cameron About The Deepsea Challenge 3D Movie

NeoNormal Fear level? (45 comments)

I wondering what the level of fear, apprehension, etc. was on the dive? I think I'd be very fearful.

about 5 months ago

Gen. Keith Alexander On Metadata, Snowden, and the NSA: "We're At Greater Risk"

NeoNormal Re:Abridged version: (238 comments)

There's like, a lot of numbers.. ya'know? that means stuff can happen. If stuff might happen, then stuff can happen because ... stuff!

That's exactly what I got out of the summary. Blathering.

about 7 months ago

50 Years of BASIC, the Language That Made Computers Personal

NeoNormal Vic-20 Tank vs UFO (224 comments)

I bought a VIc-20 in 1982 to use in my woodworking business. I learned BASIC on it by trying to key in the Tank vs UFO game that was printed in the manual. I don't know if it was all of my typos or errors in the printed listing (both likely), but through debugging that ASCII character game, I got started in the direction that took me to working in IT.

about 8 months ago

Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

NeoNormal Re:Are you kidding (818 comments)

I once picked up this book in a bookstore. I read a few pages into the first chapter, where he claims that Republicans believe in beating newborn babies with "sticks, belts and wooden paddles". I stopped reading at that point, figuring that such a partisan shill can't possibly have anything useful to say.

I don't know where and how you were raised, but the references to paddling kids sure resonate with my southern US upbringing. "Spare the rod, spoil the child."

about 8 months ago

How the FBI and Secret Service Know Your Network Has Been Breached Before You Do

NeoNormal Re:Trolling the Internet (72 comments)

"Trawling is a method of fishing that involves pulling a fishing net through the water behind one or more boats. The net that is used for trawling is called a trawl."

From Wikipedia.

about 9 months ago

Introducing a Calendar System For the Information Age

NeoNormal Re:Um no (224 comments)

If a King rules a Kingdom, and an Emperor rules an Empire, who rules our Country?

Big money??

about 9 months ago

Bill Gates Promotes Vaccine Projects, Swipes At Google

NeoNormal Re:Actually, he is wrong. (481 comments)

Spreading knowledge of how malaria spreads and how to stop it will stop FAR more cases than a proprietary malaria treatment.

boil water. and explain why, and how (to short a time is almost as bad as not doing it at all). Drain swamps, kill the mosquito.

Knowledge is power...

Correct... internet (knowledge) = long term solution. Treatment = short term. Both have value.

about a year ago

Time Warner Boosts Broadband Customer Speed — But Only Near Google Fiber

NeoNormal Re:Good (203 comments)

I have been preaching this same message for years. I was hoping some of the "stimulus" money the US has spent in the last 4-5 years would be targeted at building network infrastructure.

May I ask where you've experienced this in the past?

about 2 years ago

Newest Gov't Tracking Threat: Cell-Site Data Without a Warrant

NeoNormal Re:I'm on the verge of not caring (107 comments)

For the most part you can just live your life. If you are just going about daily business you have little to fear. The problem arises if and when you want to make a significant change to the status quo. Say you want to join the Occupy movement, or advocate against hydraulic fracking, or agitate for criminal proceedings against Wall Street felons. These new law enforcement abilities will be used against you to preserve that status quo that so many powerful people benefit so much from.

Please mod post this up. Explains it all.

about 2 years ago

Swedish Pirate Party Presses Charges Against Banks For WikiLeaks Blockade

NeoNormal Re:Please, correct me... (234 comments)

As far as most Americans are concerned Assange is a batshit crazy anti-American loony.

Speak for yourself.

about 2 years ago

Disentangling Facts From Fantasy In the World of Edison and Tesla

NeoNormal Re:Edison and the most disgusting FUD campaign. (386 comments)

Edison will always get my disdain for running the most disgusting smear/FUD campaign that I am aware of.

This animal cruelty binge is really all one needs to know to judge the character of the man.

more than 2 years ago

Users Spend More Time On Myspace Than Google+

NeoNormal Re:LOL ... (310 comments)

I posted that image on Google+.

more than 2 years ago

Gonzales Says Publishing Leaks Is A Crime

NeoNormal Re:Novak to jail? (889 comments)

Yeah, that was the point I was making. All this wringing of hands over Libby, Cheney, Rove, Bush, Judith Miller, Bob Woodward, and the retroactive declassification of her (Plame's) status is just smoke, IMO. Novak published her name... he's culpable... send his ass to jail! But no, he's one of their stooges... sigh.

more than 8 years ago


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