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Forging a Head: The Upside of Scientific Hoaxes

WheelDweller Re:Yes but (201 comments)

Nevermind as decades pass, not ONE of the dire consequences ever comes to pass. I recall a short stint with "Global Cooling" that was trapped, as if in amber in "Barney Miller" in 1977 or so. Around that time Ted Danson, working with the usual suspects was heard to say "By 1980, children will no longer go outside to play, thanks to AcidRain(TM)."

The left (That'd be the party trying to choose for us our toilets, foods, cars and everything else) always has a set of dire predictions to sell. That's how they roll. Worse yet, it's how they take your freedom.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Pressures the US To Takedown Extremist Videos

WheelDweller Re:Lol, no worries. (629 comments)

Ya don't think?

Right now if you demand a congressman show where his latest law is allowed by the Constitution, YOU are the extremist!

I'm just shocked that the word "terrorist" ends up on the same page with the article talking about Muslims. We can't act like they don't mean to kill us; how BLIND would you have to be?

OK, you can mark me as "Troll" now; I've used those two words on the same article, and by open-minded Slashdot law, I, too, and an "Extremist".

(It doesn't stop them from sawing off heads.)

more than 3 years ago
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Mr. Pike, Tear Down This ASCII Wall!

WheelDweller Re:PROGRAMMERS ARE CONSERVATIVE? (728 comments)

Sure; not knocking laziness!

I'm just saying with one HARD thing to do, which needs to be mastered before you count on it,versus an easy thing you do all the time...that's not being conservative.

more than 3 years ago
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Mr. Pike, Tear Down This ASCII Wall!

WheelDweller PROGRAMMERS ARE CONSERVATIVE? (728 comments)

Most are pro-abortion, happy about socialist overlords, and think we're about to find another Earth just any day; which is great, since they all believe in the junk-science of ManMadeGlobalWarming(TM).

No, they're not Conservative, they're LAZY. Unicode isn't easy. ASCII is. It's actually that simple.

more than 3 years ago
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Flexible, Stretchable, Implantable LED Arrays Created

WheelDweller I like how you think! (147 comments)

But let's check the data's source, first. Slashdot. Often times 'breakthroughs' are noted here to get grant money. I can't tell you how many times since about 1996 I've seen "flexible LCD displays for $10" and similar claims I've yet to see.

Until I pat someone on the back and they glow, I'm not getting my hopes up.

BUT YOU: get to the patent center, NOW.

more than 3 years ago
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Tractor Beams Come To Life

WheelDweller OK, let's develop the list... (127 comments)

Tractor beams.
Light Sabers.
Ray guns (not laser guns, but when are they getting upgraded?)
Flying cars (not these toys)
Supersonic (super-hydronic?) submarines.
$10 laptops.
Cheep mylar high-def, color screens that roll up like scrolls.
Fuel Cells.
Power for internal silicon from the blood stream.

How many times do we have to SEE such things advertised "now available" that never come to fruition?

I mean really. I've been seeing "cheap, rollup displays" announced about every year since 1996. When do they actually GET here, or should we just stop listening?

more than 3 years ago
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Recycling an Android Phone As a Handheld GPS?

WheelDweller Slightly OT: Can they be used as bootable X-terms? (328 comments)

These things would make GREAT data-monitors. The touch screen and the X server would let ya do just about anything remote to a machine without an interface.

I'm actually looking for something like this....

more than 3 years ago
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Buried By The Brigade At Digg

WheelDweller Re:Slashdot could be hugely improved (624 comments)

I'm glad you mentioned that. The two stories are closely related.

First: a place where Conservatives are voting things DOWN? Amazing. They're so used tot having it done to them (see also ABC/CBS/NBC/MSNBC/etc who all carry the same message).

Second: Who uses DIGG, anyway? I can find my own stories and make my own judgements.

Third: Slashdot's a great example of the way things are online (as in #1). Wanna get modded down? Say something with the word "Christ" in it. Or say how you don't understand how spending every penny we can borrow makes us rich.

Both are Christian and Conservative viewpoints strictly forbidden here. I've had a "Bad" karma or worse for years, and it has nothing to do with name-calling or giving away nuclear secrets.

It's also why I scan headlines, and never point anyone back to this site. It still retains a little interest. No room for enlightenment, no room for challenge- you're just relegated to the bottom.

Clearly "diversity" has no room in the liberal mind.

more than 3 years ago
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Child Porn As a Weapon

WheelDweller Not new, but glad he's caught! (774 comments)

There's a guy here in Indiana, a teacher, exposed for child porn on the computer in the teacher's lounge in 1994. No one ever asked the question why anyone would use porn in such a public place...and he's been jailed for a long time. I'm not sure he's out YET.

Putting a person in jail isn't a joke, a trick or prank. It's a kind of misery that causes some to kill themselves inside. It also causes people who aren't flushed with cash to lose their homes, families, cars....anything with a loan payment...to go away or divorce you.

I'm happy to see this bastard caught red-handed.

more than 3 years ago
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The Recovery Disc Rip-Off

WheelDweller Re:It's down to the cost of one disk? (551 comments)

No, it's really not.

Running Ubuntu Linux would be even cheaper, since no A/V software is needed and you won't be taking the box to a snot-nosed kid who'll search your drive for porn while charging $100 to remove the virus that software misses.

I know this; I worked at a PC repair depot. Recently.

To make things worse, you wouldn't NEED a backup disk for Ubuntu Linux. You usually run it until the drive dies, not the next crash.

When we DO care, we'll see even more desktop conversions.

more than 3 years ago
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Times Paywall Blocks 90% of Traffic

WheelDweller Consider the content (311 comments)

This is the NYT; poster of national secrets- controller of the direction of the JournalList Listserv.

Would anyone PAY for this leftist crap? It's *precisely* the same news in all other places, other than FoxNews.

Seriously: why didn't Air America earn it's keep? Think about it.

about 4 years ago
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Scaling To a Million Cores and Beyond

WheelDweller Re:Problems with this blog. (206 comments)

I've felt the same way; just _because_ you can create 1,000,000 CPUs connected to a single bus doesn't mean it's the right thing to do. We're still limited to physics, and if they're x86 cores, we're still dealing with all that "address bus is multiplexed" crap that was a problem in 1985. (!)

I have the feeling that, if we're so enamored with multiple cores, they need to be smaller, simpler, and able to communicate amongst each other. This is how (in the real world) multiple CPUs actually map like the human brain.

Just how much memory and refresh cycles ARE there in synapse? (See the point?)

If we can arrange types of CPUs, give them the ability to communicate with every other node, put that 1,000,000 into a net with neural-net style layouts, and THEN we're talking.

Consider the Texas Instruments 1-bit CPU. Only 16 instructions and something like 7 of them are no-ops! All programs take the same amount of time to execute. You can make BANKS of these things, to create 2048-bit computers if you like. Of course, it helps to do this at the core-level, not the 8-pin DIP level. :)

Unfortunately for the traditional integrators, THIS is how we're going to the next level of operation. The PC has little in common with brains. It's a metaphor.

about 4 years ago
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MIT Says Natural Gas Best To Lower Carbon Emissions

WheelDweller I'm sorry....did we forget something? (284 comments)

I think the term was...oh, yeah:

C L I M A T E G A T E?

People in this group are natural thinkers. Are we also natural forgettors?

Al Gore shows the two, seemingly identical charts on roll-arounds because he wants to hide a one fact, and create another: that CO2, per the fossil record and no one's opinion, actually COOLS the planet, not heats it. The 800-year delay is the data that gets lost because they're on different charts. After the ocean has been "hot" 800 years, the CO2 in the ocean is released in great quantity and resolves the problem.

Then we have all that "here's how we make this information up" discussions from a dozen various "science" outlets.

So who GIVES A SHIT about tuning for zero-carbon? I think we have much bigger problems.

more than 4 years ago
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Intel Says Farewell To PCI Bus

WheelDweller While we're at it.... (415 comments)

Can we declare floppies of all sorts and CRTs to be obsolete and move on, too?

I can't *believe* how many places are still providing floppy drives; our junk drawers are full, and a single thumb drive is 20,000 floppies large!

(Hell I'm just doing handstands because they finally took out that stupid 'double-hole' in PC motherboards. Since nearly day one there was an ECO issued, and no one could be certain if the very last motherboard using the wrong pattern had finally died. BUT IT HAS! I was so sick of that!

I'd like to see a standardization towards double-height (or in the original nomenclature 'full height' drives, but done a different way:

Take the full-height bay and put four devices on it, with a USB connection, making them fully hot-swappable. After all these years, malware has made it such a pain to plug-n-play the entire stock of a user's data, and dropping all the user-specific data into a USB cradle would be a wonderful way to clear the disks, without taking up desk space, etc.

more than 4 years ago
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Stem Cell Tourist Dies From Treatment In Thailand

WheelDweller Couldn't agree more: Here's why (451 comments)

There used to be this place where you could do almost anything you wanted, as long as it didn't hurt anyone else. It was called America.

Nowdays though, it caters to people "who know better" and want to tax, then remove, fast food, salt, light bulbs, toilets and spray cans from our lives. These are called Progressives; the opposite of Conservatives, which *used*to*be*found* in republican ranks, but not so much, during the Bush years.

In that place, we were permitted to take a hair dryer into the shower with us. We could eat building materials. We could eat food that had never been to 160 degrees. It was wonderful: no one spooking around the house or setting up lawsuits. I know it was wonderful: I was there!

Now, I don't expect that Thailand will have better medical practices, but it's from the low number of people (0) who've told me "Wow, that Thailand- a heart valve in the morning, and child sex at night!" :>

But why would *anyone* stop this?

There's an argument of going someplace to kill one's self: clearly the person's so emotionally wrecked, it's probably not in their best interest, etc.

But to stop someone from going elsewhere for a procedure? Is the UN trying to stop things like this? This just makes no sense.

more than 4 years ago
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Alberta Scientists Discover Largest-Ever Cache of Dinosaur Bones

WheelDweller Re:It's not what it would seem. (154 comments)

No He didn't. Just because the Bible says nothing about dinosaurs doesn't mean they don't exist. It mentions nothing about computers, but we're clearly on them! :)

The Bible is "66 love letters from the Creator to the created, in hopes of redeeming them all." So what, exactly would the Bible tell Adam about dinosaurs? They were millions of years apart. "Don't trip on the dinosaur poop, if you find it?" Nah.

I just can't look at caveman bones or other fossil records and say they don't exist; that's just STUPID. God doesn't give us faulty data. Imagine how faulty "Let there be light" sounded all those centuries while no one knew anything about a singularity and E=MC2? Or the "Earth is suspended from nothing" line in Genesis while other religions had it on the back of Atlas, balanced on the trunk of an elephant which was floating in milk. No, nobody else got it right, but why would they?

What this DOES likely mean: they're gonna rename all the dinosaurs again. DAMMIT! A third set of names, in my lifetime. I was just getting used to the Brontosaurus being the Tracheosaurus and I suppose it'll wind up simply being "The neck monster". :>

But in a way this kind of thing disparages science more than Christianity; it will point out that science didn't have a complete picture of dinosaurs all those times, before. :/ [snarky grin!]

more than 4 years ago
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Fermilab Experiment Hints At Multiple Higgs Particles

WheelDweller Here's one, right here! (271 comments)

Just as the original poster was saying, we might not find out what good these findings are for some time.

As an example, I've found out why ducks poop. Yes, yes I spent years and billions of dollars tracking down the reason so that all of you can take heed and learn the truth: they eat.

Just spending time and money sitting on something for decades hoping for relevance isn't all that useful (as in the example above). I mean, we needed smaller wires and smaller transistors for space flight....so we came up with semiconductors where the entire circuits were built in silicon. (as opposed to discrete components). We didn't sit on the side of the road and count buses.

Scientific progress that requires we wait for years for something to show isn't science...it's loitering. There are *many* clever experimenters out there. Because your 32-year project is funded, theirs aren't.

Every kid who's ever looked at a dish on the table and tried to move it with his mind, eventually gets up and grabs it. Because that's how real learning/discovery/proving gets done.

more than 4 years ago
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Airplanes Unexpectedly Modify Weather

WheelDweller Re:Surprised? (223 comments)

It might be a little bigger than this.

Recall that high levels of RF radiation cause heating. (See also: the microwave in your house.) This will create a 'hole' in the clouds better than any airplane. A number of places seem to have "hole punch" holes over them all the time...that's because, whether they wish to admit it, they're using a high powered radar in the building.

Maybe this urge to suggest widely the concept of aircraft-caused phenomenon is because they're gonna leave these radar on?

Just a thought; I actually saw photos of one such place...we bombed it, I believe...

more than 4 years ago
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Methane-Eating Bacteria May Presage ET Life

WheelDweller Would that be analog to... (91 comments)

Pre-Cambrian "carpet mold"? It was very basic...seemed to stay that way an awfully long time.

Is there anyone here who'd stop and consider the intelligence of the find, if it happened on the toilet seat? ;>

more than 4 years ago
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BP Knew of Deepwater Horizon Problems 11 Months Ago

WheelDweller Clearly! (438 comments)

Remember all that "Government Oversight" that's supposed to be so good, that everything worth taking over, must have some?

11 months ago the Obama Administration (i.e. the federal government) gave it a SAFETY AWARD! And, same administration was given (I think it was) $11m!

Cozy, huh? THIS IS WHY we don't need government involvement in every breath we take. I know, most of you out there think the government is only an infinite source of MONEY, but the reverse is true: we're broke. And everything they've done has only made it worse!

Please: pay attention to history. Learn that socialism is misery to whoever's dumb enough to permit it.

more than 4 years ago

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