Earth-Like Planet That Could Sustain Life Found
You misunderstand natural selection. Reproductive rates drive natural selection, not the environment per se: i.e., members of a species produce more offspring than can survive (in the local environment, which, it is important to remember, includes other species filling ecological niches that "crowd" the species under investigation). It doesn't matter what the environment is if species produce too few descendants.
The Possibility of Paradox-Free Time Travel
Or maybe we are that advanced race, and our future selves are wise enough to only send back fragments of ideas at a time. Maybe our future selves are educating us as fast as can absorb it, i.e., the limit is our own current primitiveness, not the capability of the teacher.
BioWare's Star Wars MMO To Have Space Combat
I would be much more inclined to play Vendetta Online (http://vendetta-online.com/). It's not open source, but there is a native Linux client, and they're working on a native Android client. V-O is one of those games like Guild Wars where people keep coming up with new "builds" and ways of dogfighting.
When On the Moon and Mars, Move Underground
a fairly constant -35 degrees
So basically people from Minnesota could just move there.
Xerox Sues Google, Yahoo Over Search Patents
Sorry, posting to remove a wrong mod.
North Magnetic Pole Moving East Due To Core Flux
I've also read postulations that glaciers were not caused by 'ice ages' per se, so much as they were the remains of the north pole ice cap after a shift. I can't find the link right now to the information I found truly interesting (correlation of past poles with existing glaciers) but there's a fair amount of info out there about it. (Some people are correlating it with 2012/doomsday, so be forewarned.)
Oh good grief. TFA is about movement of the magnetic north pole. This has nothing whatever to do with the axis of rotation of the Earth, or its axial tilt. A wandering magnetic pole isn't going to cause glaciers, or probably any other climatic effect for that matter. A useless compass is about the maximum inconvenience you're likely to encounter. I suspect this "fair amount of info" about glaciation you're referring to is found on the same web sites as the 2012 apocalyptic garbage you seem to believe.
The Best Games of 2020
Quite right. The only thing douche-ier is wearing two Bluetooth headsets at once, one in each ear. I saw a man so clad not long ago.
Worlds.com To Extend Virtual World Lawsuit To Second Life, WoW
There are, of course MUD's far older than that which were persistent worlds.
Yes, MUDs are c.1986 or so. However, the patent in question specifies 3D graphics, so MUDs per se are not prior art. They should be...I mean, I am sure I am not the only one reading Slashdot who frittered away thousands of hours on Epic and Bigboy at the end of the 80s, and more than once thinking "I wonder if there's a way for this kind of game to have graphics?" That idea probably occurred to huge numbers of MUD nerds a huge number of times. It can hardly be called an original idea by the time 2000 rolled around.
Time Warner Recommends Internet For Some Shows
While I empathize with your plight, you may want to consider not getting frothing mad about things that haven't yet come to pass.
RIAA Loses $222K Verdict
Whether or not MediaSentry was authorized to download the file is irrelevant...it's still illegal for Jammy Thomas to do the (alleged) uploading.
Correct. Since we are only talking about civil matters, not criminal, there is no burden upon the plaintiff to apply uniformity among whom they choose sue. Put another way, civil suits are about redressing harm, and the plaintiff himself is the sole party in charge of saying who has harmed him and who hasn't. The RIAA can merely say "We see no harm in MediaSentry's filesharing" and that's the end of it.
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Trying something new
I haven't written in here for a very long time. It feels a bit negligent. A long while ago I was all about the Matrix Essays. I continue to watch those films when they are on HBO and catch many amazing insights, but I have been trying to go a bit deeper lately. My latest project, while from my perspective exactly along the same lines, does not perfectly intersect with "The Matrix" - it is more directly philosophy-related, and to make matters worse I have invited my father (who is a powerful apologetic, but frankly not in the mold you'd expect) to participate. We'll see where it goes.
Link here. Not blogspot or any other kind of profit-seeking kind of site. I maintain this myself, at my own expense.
I won't give in to despair
Oh, sure this is probably not true. I'll perhaps post some trolls once in a while. Fuck posting for real though.
And I'm also going totally random on metamoderating.
I beat Beowulf on Google
(P.S. If this comment survives, it will be a fascinating look into our times, eh? Pagerank.)
- Get mod points.
- Look for posts by people on their foes list.
- Mod them Overrated, no matter what the content of the post is.
Some newcomers at this practice will mod people Troll for no reason, but they learn quickly that Troll can be metamoderated and switch to Overrated.
There is no earthly reason to have a moderation is that not subject to metamoderation!
Once again the sucker
In a very short amount of time, say 0.75 seconds, the following happened: warning boxes popped up all over (because I have IE set at maximum restriction it decided to bitch me out for not letting it do what it wanted), then my screen flickered, and then the box crashed. F-bombs ahoy.
During the reboot, the disk scan showed tons of file errors in "Temporary Internet Files," which is usually empty because I don't allow IE to run. A quick virus scan of that location turned up...hooray, a virus! NOTE: A system scan performed yesterday showed no viruses; this is the first time IE has run on this box for probably nine months (last time was web development testing). Those morons at Sony auto-launched IE (bad move #1) and pointed it at web sites that automatically download and run unknown code (bad move #2). Every single person on that Sony development team should be made to line up next to the MSIE development team and all of them get a severe kick to the nards. Stoopid!
Overrated mod sucks
Actually, what's wrong with this system is that Overrated and Interesting are totally unaccountable in metamod. It's impossible while metamoderating to say, "Gee, that is certifiably NOT interesting."
Goddam I am spineless
That's the last time I post for a while
I think this
is the last post I will submit for a while on Slashdot. I thought I was stating my opinion on a topic, and if someone didn't agree s/he could post a counterargument. No, sir. Instead I was flamed and modded down as a troll. And the flame was modded up to +5, Insightful. What the flying, fucking hell is going on there. The flame is one thing, but the moderation system is totally fucked up: neither one of us got the mods we deserved. If someone wanted to mod me as Overrated, that's fine. That means you think the +1 mods I've been given weren't deserved. FINE. But don't start fucking calling me troll when I'm not trolling, and don't mod up some asshat flamer as insightful. Apparently nobody even has a fucking clue what a flame is anymore. Here's a goddamn hint: when you attack the person rather than the position (i.e., an ad hominem argument, not that any of you sad sacks even understand what I'm talking about), that is a flame.
I had a similar experience a few weeks back when I correctly modded a troll post as "Troll." Then some cockgobbler metamoderated me as Unfair. (It's too bad you can't dig up your own moderation history, or I'd put a link.) That really steams my ass. Fuck you.
- Bill Gates
Clever reference here.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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Henry David Thoreau
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