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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

SpaceManFlip Re:DMT Machine Elves (372 comments)

Check out this guy's description, from a comment on that link I put above:

Begin Quote: full detailed description of a machine elf met them in the astral plane location messier 82 language sort of like computers but untranslatable to ours. the best thing it translates to is images can learn any languages however and in seconds 360 degree vision in all wavelengths of EM spectrum. made up of tiny nanites. the elf itself is merely only a puppet controlled by a tower that creates them and contains the main entity and if an elf is destroyed physically it really isnt destroyed. if you meet the elf physically its hard to destroy because it regenerates damaged nanites when it has the required amount of energy. it gets it from surroundings can use any form if its enough to supply ex sunlight if it has no available sources it will use its internal source. the "eyes" are tentacle shaped and look more like whiskers. but being shape shifters they can form normal looking eyes but the form i saw them in had sensory tentacles can form its body into any shape. 1000X scarier than the terminator yet is mostly a neutral entity that doesnt have the need to destroy. they travel thru space via astral plane and can go to a location where a tower is made only when a physical copy arrived to build it. thankfully these things live 12 million lightyears away or were fked. either this is all real or im a crazy motherfker with a fked up brain!! / Quote

2 days ago
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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

SpaceManFlip DMT Machine Elves (372 comments)

This robot hypothesis fits in well with what many psychonauts have reported seeing while on a DMT trip:

http://non-aliencreatures.wiki...

Self-transforming magic machine-creatures from another dimension.

2 days ago
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Army To Launch Spy Blimp Over Maryland

SpaceManFlip Don't worry, no cameras (176 comments)

Don't worry because the government defense contractor says it will have no cameras.

There will be no danger of privacy violations because they said so.

No one in those fields has ever lied to the public before.

3 days ago
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Data Center Study Reveals Top 5 SMART Stats That Correlate To Drive Failures

SpaceManFlip Re:The measurements in question: (142 comments)

I read the article to find those "5 Top SMART Stats" they refer to, but I'm replying here because it's the relevant place.

Those 5 SMART stats match up exactly with what I habitually look at on the job monitoring lots of RAID arrays' drives. Those are the stats that tell you if the drive is going bad most often in my experience.

about a month ago
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Study Shows How Humans Can Echolocate

SpaceManFlip Re:I can (136 comments)

How do you get more than total silence?

about a month ago
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Study Shows How Humans Can Echolocate

SpaceManFlip Re:We echolocate all the time (136 comments)

Really what Stardner is describing is called "hearing"
Or even more accurately "hearing with both ears" because the stereo sound field is processed by the brainworks computrons to sense direction of sounds etc

about a month ago
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Blizzard Announces Overwatch, a First-Person Shooter

SpaceManFlip DayZ Overwatch (183 comments)

There's already a game called "Overwatch"
It's a mod for the DayZ mod.

about a month and a half ago
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Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

SpaceManFlip Re:Cortana (387 comments)

Halo was originally developed on the Mac, then bought, then ported to console, then ported to PC, then ported to back to Mac. it started as a computer game, and the best graphics/playability are always on the computer (mac or pc) due to mouse aim precision, resolution, etc etc. Consoles are for children.

about 9 months ago
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Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

SpaceManFlip Cortana (387 comments)

Cortana was Master Chief's AI companion (the big space marine carrier's AI computer) in the original Halo game. I still hate that Microsoft bought Bungie, and now they're going to milk the shit out of that IP by naming the rip-off of Siri Cortana. I grew up playing the Marathon series on Mac, and when I first played Halo I saw that all the same stuff was there, just fleshed out into awesome 3D so I was like "yay Bungie" and then Microshit shit all over Halo 2 with their Vista "DirectX 10 required" lies etc. Halo 2 worked well on XP with the Vista checks removed. /ramble

about 9 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

SpaceManFlip Boycott California (1482 comments)

If the torch & pitchfork crowds are going after this dude now because he supported CA Prop 8, shouldn't they also call for a boycott of the state of California? You know, since a majority of their voters voted for the infamous Proposition 8 and passed it. I would say that voting for it counts as supporting it, right?

about 9 months ago
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Prototype Volvo Flywheel Tech Uses Car's Wasted Brake Energy

SpaceManFlip electric machines (262 comments)

this concept has been used for awhile in UPS (battery backup) systems with a giant heavy flywheel on a generator-type spindle, which is kept spinning by electric motor power until the power goes off and then the rotating energy is put out into a generator to output AC power to critical electronics

about 9 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

SpaceManFlip DayZ Epoch (669 comments)

I've been wasting a ton of time on DayZ Epoch (a mod of the Mod) which is like a combination of the zombie survival MMO-FPS with Minecraft and RPG elements.

You can buy and sell stuff for gold etc, and buy a real estate plot anywhere that's not taken already and build a base from raw materials to hide your valuables in or battle from like a fort. Vehicles are own-able and lockable etc. It is amazeballs.

about 10 months ago
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Comcast To Buy Time Warner Cable In $44.2 Billion All-Stock Deal

SpaceManFlip Re:SEC block? (303 comments)

Wow, neither company has very good coverage on a national scale.
Also, that may be the slowest interactive map I've ever used on the Internet. Our tax dollars at work, creating sub-par web experiences every day.

about 10 months ago
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Who Makes the Best Hard Disk Drives?

SpaceManFlip Re: Seagate Refurbished Replacement Drives (444 comments)

They ARE refurbs - it says so on the drives' label.

I have returned a crapload of the older ones that had the good 5-year warranty, and every single one that has been sent back as a replacement was labeled as a refurbished drive.

about a year ago
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Many Mac OS Users Not Getting Security Updates

SpaceManFlip FPS Russia (380 comments)

You can get Metro: Last Light on Mac OS. Also there are some other nice new ones like Bioshock Infinite etc.

If you wanted any of those Windows-only business applications you could always just run XP or 7 in a virtual machine. Parallels is fast due to hardware acceleration but it costs money, and VirtualBox is free but not quite as fast. I know of a CEO who uses a MacBookPro exclusively, where all of the business software is Windows-only and he uses ether Parallels or Boot Camp for the odd occasion when he wants to delve into the workers' business output.

about a year ago
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Intel Puts a PC Into an SD Card-Sized Casing

SpaceManFlip Re:Yo dawg I hurd U like computers... (219 comments)

I want to have a second computer inside my computer to do all the maintenance and shit that I don't want to do.

So basically another processor core?

No a separate fully-functional system that works regardless of the state of the main rig, like the article's SD-card-case-sized system, that could easily fit inside any desktop computer or regular laptop case.

about a year ago
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Intel Puts a PC Into an SD Card-Sized Casing

SpaceManFlip Yo dawg I hurd U like computers... (219 comments)

... So we put a computer inside your computer so you can have a computer run computations while you use the computer inside the computer and on the computer!

I want to have a second computer inside my computer to do all the maintenance and shit that I don't want to do. Let the microcomputer be wired in to the PCI-Express bus with a bidirectional link and trusted association to access the files and the hardware sensors... it can do virus scans and monitor things, maybe even repair things if the main system goes down... etc

about a year ago
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Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional

SpaceManFlip Re:Age and the constitution (934 comments)

I've never had to take any class or buy any permit to own or shoot a gun. The only remotely similar thing that happened was I took a hunter's safety education course as required to obtain a hunting license.

about a year ago
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Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional

SpaceManFlip Re:Gun control (934 comments)

Let's turn that "logic" on to the Chicago situation: how many murders are committed in Chicago with semi-automatic handguns or revolvers? Answer= IDK A LOT > 0.

Yet Chicago has been banning the legal sale to lawful owners of handguns for a long time. Gun Control fails. Criminals Murder.

about a year ago
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Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional

SpaceManFlip Re:Age and the constitution (934 comments)

Fortunately where I used to live I was empowered with freedoms and I got my first gun at about age 8 or 10. I learned responsible gun safety and marksmanship at a good age and my parents kept it for me so that I was only allowed to use it under supervision.

2 or 3 decades later after continuous gun ownership I still haven't shot any people or had any firearms accidents resulting in human injury. Additionally I retain the ability to secure meat for food and the ability to defend my home and family against malicious intruders.

about a year ago

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