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The Poor Neglected Gifted Child

Tighe_L Yeah this is a great idea, not. (529 comments)

While it sounds good on paper, I can see this making things worse for both "gifted" and "normal" students through unintentional and intentional consequences. Our education system in this country is already over legislated and regulated. Crap like this is why my 5 children are home-schooled. It sucks to have to do it, but at least I know what they are learning without any kind of labeling of themselves by some test evaluated ability. I always aced every test in school, but none of the tests ever prepared be for the real world.

about 8 months ago
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Aussie Attorney General's War On Encrypted Web Services

Tighe_L SSH tunnel inside VPN? Possible solution? (151 comments)

Seems to me that would prevent decryption, just just tunnel over top of the VPN. If the provider would decrypt the data, but it would still be encrypted with your private key.

about 8 months ago
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New, Canon-Faithful Star Trek Series Is In Pre-Production

Tighe_L This could have been better (401 comments)

I was talking to a friend about my idea for the next Star Trek show. One set in a remote federation outpost where a Federation Admiral is corrupt, and there is a crew of a non-federation (human captain) ship that is constantly having to deal with him. Think Dukes of Hazzard. The Admiral makes them out to be criminals, but the reverse is true and this ship is always coming to the aid of people in the sector while trying to scrape out a living and possible get the big score. The crew would be a Human male captain (I am thinking about reprising William Campbell as Thadiun Okona) An old Klingon with a death wish (just wants to die in battle, but whenever he get the chance he is needed and misses the opportunity) (also he likes 80s rock and plays the guitar) Exiled Romulan who constantly clashes with the Kingon (looking for evidence to go home and reunite with his family) Orion Slave Girl A female Nausicaan (twist that female Nausicaans are attractive) Vash might be a recurring guest star.

about a year ago
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Fifteen Years After Autism Panic, a Plague of Measles Erupts

Tighe_L Re:No rights trodden here (668 comments)

Yes, let's not discuss the past and how we shouldn't ever repeat such things.

about a year ago
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Fifteen Years After Autism Panic, a Plague of Measles Erupts

Tighe_L Re:No rights trodden here (668 comments)

Nazi's executed people with genetic defects and diseases in the "public interest", and while you may think it is fine to forcibly inject people with vaccines that are morally objectionable, I am sure you would hate it if they forced their beliefs on you, because whatever you say "science" is your religion. Science can be wrong, it has happened many times in the past. You are just as crazed as you say these religions people are. You need a little perspective. If they don't get vaccinated are they a hazard to you who is vaccinated? The answer is no.

about a year ago
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Fifteen Years After Autism Panic, a Plague of Measles Erupts

Tighe_L Re:Actual facts about measles (668 comments)

Glad you are so happy to tread on another rights. By your same logic we should ban aspirin and alcohol too. http://www.ncadd.org/index.php/in-the-news/155-25-million-alcohol-related-deaths-worldwide-annually "Conservative calculations estimate that approximately 107,000 patients are hospitalized annually for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-related gastrointestinal (GI) complications and at least 16,500 NSAID-related deaths occur each year among arthritis patients alone." (Singh Gurkirpal, MD, “Recent Considerations in Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Gastropathy”, The American Journal of Medicine, July 27, 1998, p. 31S)

about a year ago
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Fifteen Years After Autism Panic, a Plague of Measles Erupts

Tighe_L Re:Should be charged with child abuse (668 comments)

While measles can be fatal so can be Chicken Pox, so it would be like our children saying the same thing about Chicken Pox when they are adults. Sure it is uncomfortable and not at all desirable to get the parents should not be charged. Also there more than a fear of Autism there is a moral reason some choose not to have their children vaccinated, some of these vaccines were developed using aborted fetuses. http://www.cogforlife.org/vaticanresponse.htm http://www.cogforlife.org/vaccineinfo.htm

about a year ago
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The Nintendo Sequels We're Still Desperately Missing

Tighe_L Enough with the sequels! (135 comments)

Nintendo has made a business reselling us the same games over and over with maybe slight improvements. I am done with this. How many times do I need to buy Super Mario Bros? I can play the old games and they are just as fun. Nintendo needs to make completely new games and stop focusing on giving us Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Mario Kart, etc.

about a year ago
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Clinkle Wants To Become Your Wallet

Tighe_L WiFi/Bluetooth enabled Credit Card? (121 comments)

If this uses the existing systems out there, they must be providing customers with a WiFi or Bluetooth enabled card that can change its own magnetic strip to have different account information on it?

about a year ago
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Netflix Ditches Silverlight With HTML5 Support In IE11

Tighe_L Re:what about chrome os? (337 comments)

Keeping up appearances, making is somewhat difficult?

about a year ago
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Whole Human Brain Mapped In 3D

Tighe_L Re:Ethics (99 comments)

Hey now, obviously you must think that you are nothing more than the sum of your parts. Personally, I think there is something more. But anyways here is the definition since you don't know what the work means. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/soul

about a year and a half ago
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Whole Human Brain Mapped In 3D

Tighe_L Re:Ethics (99 comments)

Something intangible. The spark of life. Hey do you remember that 80s thriller drama where a father is diagnosed with a terminal disease and is frozen. He is thawed years later (his son is now close in age to the father) but when he was reanimated he was soulless/evil?

about a year and a half ago
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Whole Human Brain Mapped In 3D

Tighe_L Re:Ethics (99 comments)

Ahh, but it wouldn't be you, as you are dead. It would be a simulation of you. I would imagine that the brain simulations would be done in the future for ability to retain knowledge of the previous generations. The alive people wouldn't maintain those computer systems for simulations of past generations to have fun. Most likely they would boot you up, consult with you for some fact or advice the put you in sleep mode until next time you are needed.

about a year and a half ago
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Whole Human Brain Mapped In 3D

Tighe_L Re:Ethics (99 comments)

The map is there, with the layout of the neurons, in the simulation you just replace the damaged neurons with simulations of healthy ones.

about a year and a half ago
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Whole Human Brain Mapped In 3D

Tighe_L Re:Ethics (99 comments)

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Bareil_Antos "Dr. Bashir, on the orders of Bareil, gave him an experimental drug that let him function for a few days. However, the drug did irreversible damage to the vedek's organs, eventually destroying part of his brain. At Kira's urging, Bashir replaced the damaged brain region with an artificial positronic implant, so that Bareil could continue to advise Winn. Soon after the peace treaty was signed, the remainder of Bareil's brain was destroyed. Kira and Bashir decided to allow him to die, rather than replace his entire brain with a machine. (DS9: "Life Support")"

about a year and a half ago
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Whole Human Brain Mapped In 3D

Tighe_L Re:Ethics (99 comments)

It was mostly in jest, but being that it is a simulation, is it real at all. Will it have a soul? I would think that in a few decades that computers would be able to run such a simulation.

about a year and a half ago
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New Technique For Optical Storage Claims 1 Petabyte On a Single DVD

Tighe_L Take my money! (182 comments)

I want one of these drives!

about a year and a half ago
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Next-Next Generation Video: Introducing Daala

Tighe_L Exciting! (86 comments)

Wow, were do I get my drive?

about a year and a half ago
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Whole Human Brain Mapped In 3D

Tighe_L Boot that brain! (99 comments)

Now someone needs to boot a simulation of that brain up on a super computer and see what it does.

about a year and a half ago

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