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Indian Mars Mission Beams Back First Photographs

Zeio Re:Frankly, those are some of the best visualizati (113 comments)

The pictures are best viewed while chanting :

Kali Ma Shakti de! Kali Ma Shakti de!

And the high priest of the Red Planet of Doom may be seen.

5 days ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Zeio Re:Ageing can be seen as a treatable disease. (478 comments)

Identify what resources are limited and change the culture and work culture to use less of them.

Its hard to argue against longer lives when nearly everyone from age 21-62 drives a car to work to get printed fiat monopoly money to feed themselves in the age where nearly all the work is transitioning to knowledge can be done from home/telecommute/virtual teams.

Dream big, its OK. Maybe if life was possibly longer people would take more time making big decisions and the rat race would slow down. I think there would be less inter-generational low/middle class reset where every generation is in a rat race to build from zero.

I think Star Trek type futures are possible for Earth, and we dont need to install lifeclocks to get there. We should also just consider valuing life and not simply pleasurable existence.

about two weeks ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

Zeio Ageing can be seen as a treatable disease. (478 comments)

I don't think there are many dreams of futures without some form of life extension.

Some wax poetic and philosophic about how life extension is like the One Ring stretching out Bilbo and Gollum, but with a properly enlightened society with strong family ties multiple generations co-habiting could provide an awesome view of the past, living history, to help teach the next generation.

I see ageing as a currently inescapable fact of life. I also know there are 400 year old clams. I think we should attempt to treat ageing as a disease, who that each life is valuable and worth saving and cherish the time the elders spend with the young to bring a different (but sometimes wrong and thought provoking) perspective.

There was an episode of TNG (Half a Life) where people who got to a certain age killed themselves. I was strongly in favor of letting the scientist live, but the show used the family and social norms and mores to make this a hard show to call black and white on.

So let's think to do the opposite of Logan's Run. Lets dream big and not run to the grave like its a cradle.

about two weeks ago
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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Steps Down

Zeio Re:DING DONG! (142 comments)

No, not at all. If you know who Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are, you will be wishing for kind, nice old Larry back.

I was in a meeting with Safra a while back. I was a fly on the wall. Then a discussion came up about engineering details. Not too relevant to business besides timelines.

She interrupted the line of thinking and said the "Little people will take care of this."

She is amazing to hear speak, she has her business acumen, some technical chops, and she has her stuff together. She is one lean, mean chainsaw. Larry is seriously tame compared to her.

And Hurd, well, he is known for slash and burn techniques that do well for shareholders (in consort with a favorable market) but usually reduce headcount in sometimes painful ways. HP has many coffins with Hurd's name on it.

Larry is going to sit in a lawn chair enjoying retirement and watch Hurd and Catz vie for total power, control and domination. I put my money on Safra. He gets to watch a cage match to see who wins the title of Larry, Turbo Version 2.0++

about two weeks ago
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3 Short Walking Breaks Can Reverse Harm From 3 Hours of Sitting

Zeio Smoke break (176 comments)

I wonder if 4-5 cigs per day used in a sauntering smoke break would be healthier than stoking from DVT by sitting on your keester all day.

about three weeks ago
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Tesla Plans To Power Its Gigafactory With Renewables Alone

Zeio Musk worship (260 comments)

I get a little tired of the Musk worship.

Why does his company need a huge pile of tax breaks to succeed? If I open a company tomorrow, how can I get away with not paying taxes?

Why are Tesla's debt bonds in Junk status but he continues to get freebies from states?

Why are Tesla's cars so rudely expensive? Is there a plan for a 4 door sedan that a real family can afford in the 20K - 30K range like the Prius?

Why is it that a guy with a big mouth and political friends on all sides gets so much tax subsidy, loans, breaks and deals?

Why are guys who run factories employing tons of US citizens in US based factories (like Toyota) who produce super reliable product with great mileage get slapped by the media when a bogus story about a gas pedal getting stuck?

Not sure why people need a super-hero.

3.8 million priuses have been sold and cab drivers will tell you they easily go into the 300K range and even if the battery runs out the car is still useable.

But instead we continue to give money to the cartoon guy.

about three weeks ago
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Deadmau5 Accuses Disney of Pirating His Music

Zeio Re:This is what the US has become (137 comments)

Agree. They should be fought. Their copyright extension act is unconstitutional as it violates equal protection of laws. However, the oligarchical collectivists enjoy total control over the laws in the USSA Police state.

Deadmouse is, however, an un-original riff ripping repetitive douche and would be a bad rallying point for this cause.

A good treatment of US crappyright law is here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C...

Generally totally favors drug, software and media companies and screws everyone else.

about three weeks ago
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Deadmau5 Accuses Disney of Pirating His Music

Zeio Normally I'd side with anyone but Disney, but. (137 comments)

Normally I would side with anyone but Disney. From criminal copyright extension acts, to aggressive MPAA, RIAA support, to supporting trash like DMCA and even bribing the US police state to craft up illegal monopolistic oligarchical collectivist trash like the Sonny Bono Copyright Extension act which crafted an illegal unconstitutional law (by equal protection of laws) to extend the copyright of Mickey Mouse and Disney related trash which incidentally was initially STOLEN by Walt from Ub Iwerks.

I've been listening to electronic music forever. Never have I seen the worst of the worst rise to the top like deadmouse - whose idiot name I will refuse to spell with a "5". He is an unoriginal repetitive uncreative monotonous loser hack. He steals he stupid mickey mouse image from Prisney (Prison-Disney) - he steals his riffs and rhythms and beats from decades of those who come before him and honestly I would rather listen to the likes of Boney-M and Dschinghis Khan who in my opinion are more relevant to Music than this puke Deadmouse.

about three weeks ago
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You Got Your Windows In My Linux

Zeio Re:What's wrong with Windows Server? (613 comments)

Closed source isnt even the bar anymore. GPL lunatics crib about CDDL and a whole host of other licenses. I'd rather have closed source that works than open half-bake.

systemd is breaking UNIX tradition - which is things may suck, but they suck simply. Now its a horrible mess. We now have (1) scripts, (2) openrc, (3) upstart and (4) systemd. What a sick joke.

And the best thing I've seen so far to replace startup scripts is Sun's SMF... NIH alert! We couldnt have copied that - something that actually worked - no we need to have yet another method of starting things.

Worse thing is eth0 is now en0p1FuK0001, drivers are modprobbed in random order, stuff gets renamed and moved around, and NetworkMangler aka NetworkManager is shoved down our throats.

Its horrible. And its very desktop-ish.

What do you expect from a guy whose magnum opus was a sound framework for linux. Yeah, thats the guy you want re-writing how everything starts and stops. Dont copy the guys who invented NFS or ZFS or stuff like that, copy the junk the sound guy comes up with.

about a month ago
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Raspberry Pi Gets a Brand New Browser

Zeio Re:Awesome (107 comments)

Agree. I think there should be something between Intel NUC and R-Pi. I think R-Pi has merit in that its just enough compute and memory to do almost everything, but I think in 2014 that more can be done with $35-$50.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

Zeio Re:Never mind the quantity, feel the quality (331 comments)

The police are paid by corrupt politicians with counterfeit dollars aka federal reserve notes. The LEOs and Military Brass take pay and pension and work daily to undermine or flat out destroy freedom and liberty here in the police state USSA. They are designed to make arrests to feed people into the law-machine for extracting wealth. They are not primarily out to maintain law and order, as we can see from Ferguson, this outfit is not smart FBI types that can profile a criminal or crowd and work to maintain law and order. They are generally morons who didnt serve in the military with guns, they never pay for a crime they commit (thin blue line, weasel justice system) and they dont care about law an order, they care about feeding people into the machine.

I refuse to put them on a pedestal in the days of lawless government.

about a month and a half ago
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EFF's Cell Phone Guide For US Protesters

Zeio Re:Better Idea (82 comments)

I like how we still think we can stop the police state with voting for politicians that support an expansion of police state power and doing "sneaky stuff" to try and get around the jackboots. IF its not already too late, the only way out of this horrible 1984 world we live in is to consider the government as the enemy of freedom and liberty rather than seeing it as something that can be fixed by playing by its rules.

about a month and a half ago
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Silicon Valley Doesn't Have an Attitude Problem, OK?

Zeio Re:The problem is hipsterism, not engineer culture (262 comments)

Ive noticed this. Bad. It shows up with the flocks of NJ, NY license plates. But true computer science genius is a rare commodity now days. Part of the reason it doesnt pay. The secretary at Microsoft made a buttload of money. Nowdays, with scamming, outsourcing, part timing and contracting along with strategic dilution and Steve Jobs Pixar stunts, most regular nerds are not setup to make it big. Its a few elite non-engineers that get together and fleece the talent for every cent its worth. I am lucky to work at a startup where everyone in engineering is way above average, and there are some serious heavy hitters with no attitudes there.

But this in the last 8 years in SillyCON valley has become an exception. The wolves are here to fleece until this bubble pops. They also collude with oligarchical collectivists and governments to analyze every piece of information about you.

about a month and a half ago
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Silicon Valley Doesn't Have an Attitude Problem, OK?

Zeio Re:San Francisco mentality... (262 comments)

Yep. Exactly what I've seen here. I've made a lot of money here but never enough to even carve out a simple middle class life. We are planning to move out of the area soon. For all the talk about being the masters of the universe here in SillyCON valley, the Native Americans had better and more accessible housing in the form of leather hide teepees than we get here in SillyCON valley. Its all open and flowers and wonders and apple logos and googlers - yeah, until you suggest they build more places for regular middle class folks to live. Not going to happen. Sad really as all these NJ, NY and other stock market grifters showed up and made SillyCON valley no longer about innovation but more about get rich quick schemes and oligarchical collectivism which colludes with the police states worldwide.

about a month and a half ago
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Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

Zeio Re:for christ sake stop comparing things to NASA (225 comments)

"Social Security and Medicare are financed by a special tax specifically intended for them,"

Not anymore.

That money is treated like all other revenue. Its marked with "IOUs" , but the revenue generated is spent like its in the general fund these days.

about 3 months ago
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Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

Zeio Re:for christ sake stop comparing things to NASA (225 comments)

The ability for the government to provide water, roads, infrastructure and schools that don't produce idiots is being utterly crippled by entitlements listed above as you can see adds up to the tune of 2 trillion.

The discretionary budget is the actual part of the government actually trying to govern and run things, the statutory part is generally people literally doing nothing productive and receiving money.

By the time you take out defense spending, the budget of the US government is laughably small for 300+ million people.

about 3 months ago
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Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

Zeio Re:Idiocracy is here. Now. Not in 500 years. (225 comments)

Doubtful. Read about Srinivasa Ramanujan - some random guy, in random back woods India, randomly gets a boot on math by Gauss, invents / discovers and creates his own notation for himself of all the math discovered since Gauss 1820-1830 to 1900 in his own notation and sends the basis for all super fast pi series (the latest being a improvement of Ramanujan's formula by the Chudnovsky brothers or some such).

Ramanujan dies of a cold in 1920 at the age of 32.

You telling me all the people in a world of 7 billion with minds like this get discovered? Rubbish.

Ramanujan used to say Shiva would come and write formulas in blood in his dreams and people around him though he was a weirdo because he hoarded paper to write this stuff on.

http://cronodon.com/images/Ram...

I doubt you'll find all these minds the way things are today.

Most people around Ramanujan at the time probably acting like the fools in Idiocracy do towards Joe Bauers.

about 3 months ago
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Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

Zeio Re:Idiocracy is here. Now. Not in 500 years. (225 comments)

Not sure if you travel much. But please to pay a visit to South Africa, Pakistan or some other places like those and drive around a bit. Any place with high birth rates, and you'll see, just like in Idiocracy, smart educated caring people have less kids to do a better job raising them than the animal-humans in some of the third/fouth world places. The population growth rate has gone down, yes, but the population is still going up.

It is well documented the growth is largely in under and undeveloped countries.

Current annual birth rates are ~ 130,000,000 - about the same as it was in 1980 - but, all the smart countries, Japan, EU, USA, etc, are hanging up the wedding tackle and all the retards are keeping it up.

Also, try giving a steak dinner, a hot shower and a car to drive to work for 7 billion every day. Aint gonna happen anytime soon .

about 3 months ago
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Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

Zeio Re:Idiocracy is here. Now. Not in 500 years. (225 comments)

IQ != effective use of intelligence. Smart Germans worked for Hitler, smart people can be poor.

Not that I consider Steven Hawking all that useful, I do like this quote:

"I have no idea what my IQ is. People who boast about their IQ are losers."
The Science of Second-Guessing, Stephen Hawking

If you think there is enough to around to make a First World standard of living you are smoking the good stuff. I'm no Malthusian, but 7 billion people driving to work and taking a hot shower and eating steaks for dinner? Lol.

about 3 months ago
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Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

Zeio Paul Revere (560 comments)

Would consider the Massachusetts supreme court a kangaroo court of traitors.

The governments in the USSA are police state loser governments. Broke, debased currency, terrible schools, jackbooted military and LEO thugs getting pay and pension to do the dirty work of a corrupt government, they cant even provide proper roads or water supply anymore.

about 3 months ago

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