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Gunshot Victims To Be Part of "Suspended Animation" Trials

SpaceCracker Re: Space travel (357 comments)

Will they go back to sleep volenterily? It might be so boring to stay awake that they will. OTOH some might abuse their awakened advantage over the others. Hey, we're only human...

about three weeks ago
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Russian Army Spetsnaz Units Arrested Operating In Ukraine

SpaceCracker Re: We need a US base in the Ukraine (623 comments)

Who is this 'We' you speak of? Lets see... The Ukraine needs a US base in the Ukraine... no... /.ers need a US base in the Ukraine... help me out here.

about a month ago
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Whole Foods: America's Temple of Pseudoscience

SpaceCracker Re: God (794 comments)

'OR' would suffice.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

SpaceCracker Re: Confiscate cameras (478 comments)

Well, it certainly aint stuff that matters.

about 2 months ago
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NSF Report Flawed; Americans Do Not Believe Astrology Is Scientific

SpaceCracker Re: Go back .... (326 comments)

I find it hard to believe there are creationists. I mean, if god created perfect brains for them, why don't they use them?

about 2 months ago
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South Carolina Education Committee Removes Evolution From Standards

SpaceCracker Re:Boeing is in S. Carolina (665 comments)

Fly Airbus? Good question. White Christians in Europe stopped having children. They leave the fertility stuff to the Muslim immigrants.
So, a generation from now, Hillboingy or Air-Quaeda? No thanks.
I think I'll go with the Chinese. (I'm surprised they haven't taken over the aircraft industry yet)

about 2 months ago
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South Carolina Education Committee Removes Evolution From Standards

SpaceCracker Re:Wrong argument (665 comments)

Actually, if I understand correctly, Christianity is probably the only religion that doesn't claim their bible was written by god. The Jesus stories were written by mortals, I haven't heard any other claim.
As for creation stories, Christianity gets those from the Jewish bible which it adopted, including the Jewish "calculation" for the age of the world.

I agree with you that arguing with creationists is futile. The argument isn't about who's right and who's not.It's not about trying to find fault with the natural law of evolution or with this or that bible or system of belief.
The issue is about politicians trying to get more power for themselves and more money in their bank along the way. Abusing the faith of gullible ignorant masses is a simple way of getting just that.

about 2 months ago
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Device Mines Precious Phosphorus From Sewage

SpaceCracker Re:Subject goes here (96 comments)

I'm not sure this is a job for congress. I believe this is a problem that creationists should be working on. If they can pull this one off they will demonstrate their superiority over that satanical ideology called science.

about 3 months ago
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IBM Dumping $1 Billion Into New Watson Group

SpaceCracker Re:Well, thanks to Asimov we know (182 comments)

oh, and Douglas Adams had a much simpler answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything. (What was the question again?)

about 3 months ago
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IBM Dumping $1 Billion Into New Watson Group

SpaceCracker Can Watson get its "head" around ... (182 comments)

the documentation IBM prepares for Watson?
If it's like other products, this should be some considerable task worthy of a system no less than Watson itself.

about 3 months ago
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IBM Dumping $1 Billion Into New Watson Group

SpaceCracker Re:Natural Path of Computing (182 comments)

Between those piles of stones and the abacus came the Antikythera a couple of millenia ago.
Not exactly a general purpose calculator or computer, but still pretty amazing piece of technology for the time.

about 3 months ago
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Prime Minister Wiretapped — Vast Corruption Upending Turkey's Government

SpaceCracker Re:They named a country after a bird? (123 comments)

I read somewhere that 'Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.'
That mayst been some olden goings on tither.
Seems like they've bettered themselves since.

about 4 months ago
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Prime Minister Wiretapped — Vast Corruption Upending Turkey's Government

SpaceCracker Re:Wiretapped by... ? (123 comments)

The Turkish police didn't really have to place wiretaps to listen in on Erdogan.
They could have asked the NSA for recordings.

about 4 months ago
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Prime Minister Wiretapped — Vast Corruption Upending Turkey's Government

SpaceCracker Re:They named a country after a bird? (123 comments)

Here is some trivia: in Hebrew that bird is called 'Hodu' which is also used in that language as the name of a country you call in English 'India'.
Rumor has it there is corruption there too.
Is that a coincidence or what?

about 4 months ago
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ISS Coolant Pump Restarted After Successful Spacewalks

SpaceCracker Re:Not so hot any more (19 comments)

I sit-in-the-armchair corrected.
Happy Holidays.

about 4 months ago
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ISS Coolant Pump Restarted After Successful Spacewalks

SpaceCracker Re:Not so hot any more (19 comments)

I'm not so sure about that. I thought that the close-to-vacuum of space does not conduct heat that well. The "low" temperature of space just means whatever particles happen to be there on average don't move all that fast. Without a cooling system, the only way for the electronics to lose excess heat is by black-body radiation, which is totally insufficient relative to the rate at which heat is generated (think of your mobile phone, PC, laptop or TV and how hot they get).

about 4 months ago
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Rise of the Super-High-Res Notebook Display

SpaceCracker Re: Pretty cool, but... (333 comments)

Agree. The flip side are all those old business software applications that seem to stick around forever. They run only on legacy platforms - hardware/OS/browser (IE)/screen res./etc.

Corporates sometimes cannot move to newer platforms just because they're stuck with some software they purchased a decade or more ago that is not compatible with new, widely used standards (not even cutting edge ones).

about 4 months ago
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Belgian Telecom Becomes First To Accept Bitcoin

SpaceCracker Re: Too unstable (65 comments)

x currency worth of bitcoins. There are other countries out there with their own currenciesAre there? Generally speaking, Americans don't seem to be aware of the fact. Or care, if they are.

about 4 months ago
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Desktop Browser of Choice in 2013?

SpaceCracker Re:Firechrome (381 comments)

Do you know you can create separate profiles with Chrome? Nothing wrong with using Firefox, but if your only intention is to keep things separated, there's no need to use another browser.

I have 2 user accounts on a Windows laptop that is used by my wife and myself. Changing the Chrome profile in one account changes it also for the other one.
I don't have anything to hide from my wife but it is uncomfortable to think that your chrome account is shared by all other Windows users on the same box.
That's useful to remember if you ever log on to Google on some shared machine...

about 4 months ago

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RC Transformers soon to be mass produced

SpaceCracker SpaceCracker writes  |  about a year ago

SpaceCracker (939922) writes "Singularity Hub brings this story of the Japaneese firm Brave Robotics moving into production of robot transformers: [The robot] uses a game controller as a remote control for operation and has an on-board Wi-Fi camera that can be viewed on a tablet. Furthermore, the exterior parts of the 1/12 scale robot are now made using a recently acquired 3D printer, adding to its awesomeness even more. In vehicle mode, the car can be steered and moved around as a normal RC vehicle. In humanoid mode, the robot is able to walk, shoot projectile from its arms, and do some impressive hero poses."
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HP openstack cloud is now public beta

SpaceCracker SpaceCracker writes  |  about 2 years ago

SpaceCracker (939922) writes "HP previously announced it will join the [already crowded] cloud IaaS market with it's OpenStack based offering. Now it's publicly available for beta users.
OpenStack, is an opensource cloud computing platform founded by Rackspace and NASA that has gained traction from quite a few large players, such as IBM and Red Hat, who wanted to present an alternative to Amazon and VMWare."

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Opensource community site for opensource product

SpaceCracker SpaceCracker writes  |  about 2 years ago

SpaceCracker (939922) writes "The creators of the Cloudify Community site claim to have created the 'kick-ass community web site' in less than a month using opensource tools such as 'Github Pages, Jekyll, Disqus, Zendesk, Google custom search and others'.
This slideshare describes the process.
Would you have done it differently with these tools or with others?"

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Egyptian blogger poses nude to protest Islamic sex

SpaceCracker SpaceCracker writes  |  about 2 years ago

SpaceCracker (939922) writes "A young Egyptian woman posted a nude photo of herself in her blog and on tweeter to protest against the harassment she feels by Islamic culture towards women.
In this CNN interview she says: "I am not shy of being a woman in a society where women are nothing but sex objects harassed on a daily basis by men who know nothing about sex or the importance of a woman...Women under Islam will always be objects to use at home. The (sexism) against women in Egypt is unreal, but I am not going anywhere and will battle it 'til the end. Many women wear the veil just to escape the harassment and be able to walk the streets."
About 40 Israeli women striped down in support of her protest."

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Java on Azure? Now you can.

SpaceCracker SpaceCracker writes  |  more than 2 years ago

SpaceCracker (939922) writes "Beats me why anyone would want to run their Java app stack on MS Azure, but now (from Q4) you can. Apparently Microsoft teamed up with distributed computation leader GigaSpaces to provide capability of deploying your complete Java application stack onto Azure. This is done using an Azure adaptation to "Cloudify" — GigaSpaces new PaaS enablement product."
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DIY Servers for Cloud Datacenters pick up the pace

SpaceCracker SpaceCracker writes  |  more than 2 years ago

SpaceCracker (939922) writes "According to this Bloomberg article, hardware giants like HP and Dell loose out to Intel and others who were quicker to adapt to the trend of shifting from traditional off-the-shelf servers to custom-tailored machines.
"Hewlett-Packard, Dell and companies that sell the computers off the shelf are losing sales in a key market because Facebook and larger rival Google Inc. (GOOG) are leading a switch among Internet companies to do-it-yourself servers... Buyers say custom servers provide a cheaper, more efficient way of meeting the boom in demand for personal data shared via the Web... “It’s a completely different animal” than corporate servers, said Rejeanne Skillern, head of marketing at Intel’s cloud computing division.""

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How to grow nanowires and tiny plates

SpaceCracker SpaceCracker writes  |  more than 2 years ago

SpaceCracker (939922) writes ""Researchers at MIT have found a way to control precisely the shapes of submicroscopic wires deposited from a solution — using a method that makes it possible to produce entire electronic devices through a liquid-based process.""
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