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Star Trek Continues Kickstarter 2.0

Sqreater Re:Incredible - but (106 comments)

They should vigorously fight the present day force toward the gynocentrification of all plots and the forced equality of women in all things - as we absurdly saw, for example, when the ship's counselor and doctor became trained to do bridge duty on Star Trek: The Next Generation. All kinds of TV series today start out with a vigorous male theme and then rapidly decline into female soaps. ST 1 was a glorification of male attributes and culture in a sci-fi setting. To boldly go where no MAN has gone before. It was a different time. Change the tone and destroy the verisimilitude of this endeavor.

about a week ago
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Star Trek Continues Kickstarter 2.0

Sqreater Incredible (106 comments)

As someone who eagerly awaited each episode as a teen in the 60s I have to say these episodes are spot on. Great job. Amazing. But Spock should stop accenting his speech with head movements.

about a week ago
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Why Some Teams Are Smarter Than Others

Sqreater None of this surprises me (219 comments)

Emotions are the state indicators of the Human Motivation Array (HMA). The degree of satisfaction of the HMA of an individual is indicated by the face and voice and movements of that individual. In complex social interactions (civil society) it is essential that we be able to quickly and accurately assess the state of the person"s HMA that we are interacting with in order to adjust our own behavior. I believe the male facial hair is not a sex indicator but meant to obfuscate the state of one's HMA, to hide it from other males. We must not, in evolutionary time, show fear or anxiety before other males. We take that beard off in complex societies to communicate more effectively, not for hygiene reasons. Women have no facial hair because their internal state must be read more accurately both by other females and by males. We know females have greater communication needs and skills. Their emotional state, and therefore the state of their motivation array is more clearly expressed to those who can read them. And human females have no trouble identifying and mating with a human male with no beard. It can't be much of a male identifier. More primitive societies still retain beards because there is more male to male fear in their beliefs. This is why a Vulcan society based on the suppression of emotion is not possible. They would have no idea if that Vulcan opposite them is about to kill them or cooperate with them. They simply would not be able to read each other.

about a week ago
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Study: Belief That Some Fields Require "Brilliance" May Keep Women Out

Sqreater More propagandistic nonsense (218 comments)

Zero out of twenty-nine women made it through the U.S. Marine Corp. combat officer training course. Now there is talk about lowering the standards. Gynocentric gender-leveling is destroying excellence, even to the point of endangering our ability to fight and win future wars. It won't surprise me if there are quotas imposed in science and technology to the detriment of advance in all subject areas.

about two weeks ago
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Virgin Galactic To Launch 2,400 Comm. Satellites To Offer Ubiquitous Broadband

Sqreater More Branson lunacy (123 comments)

Somebody throw a straitjacket on this guy before he surrounds the entire Earth with space junk.

about two weeks ago
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Intel Pledges $300 Million To Improve Diversity In Tech

Sqreater A very bad thing (341 comments)

"I have two daughters of my own coming up on college age," he said to the NYT. "I want them to have a world that's got equal opportunity for them."

More gynocentric gender-leveling behavior meant to destroy the male aggressive creativity of a company. A company and an industry gets what it deserves.

about three weeks ago
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Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman

Sqreater Fear (391 comments)

I know it is presently small, but could this be a response to the rising vinyl movement?

about three weeks ago
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US CTO Tries To Wean the White House Off Floppy Disks

Sqreater Re:Most geeks seem to think (252 comments)

I suggest slashdotters are actually not pure geeks, but are really a hybrid geek/responsible-tech-manager entity and that the true geeks don't really show up here. Occasionally one will show up and geek away, but usually, not. Go to Adafruit and watch the geek videos to see a true geek tech environment.

about three weeks ago
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US CTO Tries To Wean the White House Off Floppy Disks

Sqreater Most geeks seem to think (252 comments)

That tech should be bought every six months. The truth in the real world is that once a system is put in place and works, it is kept for as long as it works. The USPS is using many sorting machines that are twenty years old and use ICs from the 70s-80s. Why? Because they work and they have been paid for many years ago. They do the job. At they same time, in the recent decade, the USPS bought and installed a billion dollars worth of flats sorting machinery. Keep what gets the job done. Buy new when the need changes.

about three weeks ago
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How Civilizations Can Spread Across a Galaxy

Sqreater Re:Are there any planets to land on? (272 comments)

They have to stay in the habitable zone. Many of those "in habitable zone" don't spend all their time in the habitable zone and thus their water freezes or boils.

about three weeks ago
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How Civilizations Can Spread Across a Galaxy

Sqreater Re:Pointless conversation (272 comments)

Yes, busythink seems to consume this site at times.

about three weeks ago
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How Civilizations Can Spread Across a Galaxy

Sqreater Re:The sun wobbles (272 comments)

The same RV measures that are used to find exoplanets would apply to our own planetary system. And the nonsensical "Dyson Sphere" would react how?

about three weeks ago
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65% of Cancers Caused by Bad Luck, Not Genetics or Environment

Sqreater Probably the side effect (180 comments)

We seem to have accelerated evolution. I suspect that species that have changed little over millions of years probably have little to no cancer risk.

about three weeks ago
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Science Cannot Prove the Existence of God

Sqreater I doubt (755 comments)

I doubt that the universe has Multiple Personality Disorder. We are the universe asking itself what it is. The universe has risen to self-awareness and we are it. I suspect there can only be one consciousness at a time and as one falls another rises. It is sequential, not parallel. Otherwise the universe would be mentally ill. And Multiple Personality Disorder is probably very rare in the realm of universes.

about a month ago
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Does Journal Peer Review Miss Best and Brightest?

Sqreater So what's strange about that? (139 comments)

This is what you would expect from sub-genius judging genius.

about a month ago
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Tesla About To Start Battery-Swap Pilot Program

Sqreater A Problem.. (133 comments)

You drive your new Tesla into a swap-station and they take your brand spanking new battery pack and give you the beat up grungy recharged battery pack of the guy before you?

about a month ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Sqreater Re:Whence the trend? (688 comments)

All we really need to do is stop producing antibiotics and eliminate cancer treatments. You get the time you get and move on for others.

about a month ago
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Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

Sqreater Robot factories of the future? (688 comments)

I remember a story I read long ago in which the poor HAD to live in mansions, drive expensive cars all day, play golf constantly, eat expensive food and generally run around all day wearing out the production of vast robot factories. They would return home at the end of the day exhausted from their "work." The rich lived in modest homes and had plenty of time for themselves. Are we headed there?

about a month ago

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