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Retired SCOTUS Justice Wants To 'Fix' the Second Amendment

approachingZero Communication, then vs now (1580 comments)

So you want to also limit free speech to old white dudes on soap boxes and manual movable type printing presses?

4 days ago
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NASA To Send SpaceX Resupply Capsule To ISS Despite Technical Problems

approachingZero Back up? (71 comments)

What are back ups?

about a week ago
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Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

approachingZero Shit happens (595 comments)

I won't even pretend I read the damn thing. However, I reserve my right to have an emotional opinion.

about two weeks ago
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Most Expensive Aviation Search: $53 Million To Find Flight MH370

approachingZero One possiblity, this was intentional (233 comments)

Let's say you could take over a Boeing 777

http://www.aviationweek.com/Ar...

Or . . . since 911 all aircraft can be sent a special code that renders them inoperable by the crew so the plane can't be used as a weapon . . .

And let's ask ourselves why would anyone choose to direct an aircraft far far out over a deep ocean away from and population areas . . .

Or maybe I read one to many Tom Clancy novels.

about two weeks ago
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NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

approachingZero Re:Counting on Surplus (401 comments)

Why did they pull the paper?

about 1 month ago
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Malware Attack Infected 25,000 Linux/UNIX Servers

approachingZero Re:FreeBSD 9.1 (220 comments)

# ssh -G

ssh: illegal option -- G usage: ssh [-1246AaCfgKkMNnqsTtVvXxYy] [-b bind_address] [-c cipher_spec] [-D [bind_address:]port] [-e escape_char] [-F configfile] [-I pkcs11] [-i identity_file] [-L [bind_address:]port:host:hostport] [-l login_name] [-m mac_spec] [-O ctl_cmd] [-o option] [-p port] [-R [bind_address:]port:host:hostport] [-S ctl_path] [-W host:port] [-w local_tun[:remote_tun]] [user@]hostname [command]

My shell is: tcsh 6.18.01

Eunuchswear's solution seems to have given me the answer, but thanks for taking the time to posting.

about 1 month ago
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Malware Attack Infected 25,000 Linux/UNIX Servers

approachingZero Re:FreeBSD 9.1 (220 comments)

System clean

That was easy.

about 1 month ago
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Malware Attack Infected 25,000 Linux/UNIX Servers

approachingZero Re:FreeBSD 9.1 (220 comments)

Thanks for the reply, very appreciated.

about a month ago
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Malware Attack Infected 25,000 Linux/UNIX Servers

approachingZero FreeBSD 9.1 (220 comments)

I get 'Ambiguous output redirect.' with:

$ ssh -G 2>&1 | grep -e illegal -e unknown > /dev/null && echo “System clean” || echo “System infected”

FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE-p7 FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE-p7

Is FreeBSD at risk?

about a month ago
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NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

approachingZero Re:Counting on Surplus (401 comments)

All of the civilizations you listed did fall off the list, what is so obvious (and which has seemingly evaded your scintillating scrutiny) is that the paper which is the subject of this thread (no long available per the link provided) is only a rehashing of the typical dogeared eco-leftist fear-mongering jingoistic pap that is ignored by the enlightened but embraced by the fearful.

If the shuffling of words you wasted your time with above sways you do commit your emotions and your money please be my guest.

For myself, I'd say your style off coffee shop rhetoric is best given its full measure of worth and ignored.

Be Well.

about a month ago
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Obama Administration Transparency Getting Worse

approachingZero Re:"halfway through its second term" ? (152 comments)

Unless you do some research on your own and look at her very real track record of reform in Alaska, then yes she is only a soundbite politician.

It would be more accurate to say she was a working class mother who ran for office and made changes to a state rife with cronyism. Unless you do some research on your own and look at her very real track record of reform in Alaska, then yes she is only a soundbite politician.

She is / was a working class mother who ran for office and made changes to a state rife with cronyism.

But she didn't have the right pedigree, and she had that funny accent, and she presented a threat to the status que, so she had to be portrayed as a caricature that the left felt politically correct to destroy.

Some people bought into the program. 'the image she carefully projected was of the quick-thinking renegade who didn't have the time to actually read any reports or listen to advisers, but instead promised she could run a country on gut instinct and American luck'

It's no wonder we have the Tea Party, and this year (if the IRS is held in check) things will start to change.

Ask yourself this, what is the accepted image of the Tea Party as put forth by the media? Why is that?

about a month ago
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NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

approachingZero Re:Counting on Surplus (401 comments)

You may be right, but I want a pilot project first with demonstrated positive results. There was the experiment in Cambodia in the 70's and I believe we should proceed with caution.

about a month ago
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NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

approachingZero Re:Counting on Surplus (401 comments)

For the record I am a Tea Party radical. In the spectrum I am somewhere around 725 nm. What I see as evidence that our society has almost a disdain for education aren't 'red states' trying to inject bible verses into the educational system, but something more insidious.

People like Ben Carson have always been rare, and being a 'nerd' has never been easy I suppose. But what I see that kills me is what almost seems like open distrust of people who would know where Mozambique is on the map. Maybe I'm just bitching about a problem that doesn't exist.

about a month ago
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NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

approachingZero Re:Fly me to Mars or even to the Moon. (401 comments)

Well said, it's always important to remember someone has to pay for all this sometime. In the day the people who had to crack open their wallets to pay for something were a lot more careful in what they purchased, but now that we have the kids credit card the sky's the limit.

The space program has giving our civilization so many tangible assets, as cruel hearted capitalist even I would be willing to see a percentage of my take home pay go to NASA because I believe the return on the investment will be real.

That damn Gene Roddenberry did influence a lot of kids, I was one of them. In fact, I still have my original blue prints for old NCC-1701 that I bought back in around 1976.

about a month ago
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NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

approachingZero Re:Counting on Surplus (401 comments)

Okay, what system are you suggesting we turn to? Can you produce any real evidence to support your conclusion that 'the system is finally breaking and it's time to move on'? Besides throwing anecdotal bombs like ' It's allowed a small percentage of the population to hoard the fruits of everyone's labor' do you have anything concrete?

about a month ago
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NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

approachingZero Re:Counting on Surplus (401 comments)

If you take a pile of rare earth metals, silicone, etc. shake it around in a bag and pour the results out on a table it is highly unlikely you will be able to use it to connect to a cell phone tower and order a pizza.

Likewise, it is just as improbable that anyone would choose to risk their time and money opening a pizza restaurant knowing they would not be able to keep the vast majority of the profits generated by the business.

Also, it is highly unlikely anyone would bother to pay ahead of time for a pizza knowing the government would be going to confiscate half of it in the name of pizza redistribution.

There is an incredible amount of kinetic energy at Niagara Falls, but without the power station you can't charge your cell phone.

The system is everything.

about a month ago
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NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

approachingZero Re:Counting on Surplus (401 comments)

Sadly, what you wrote is nothing less than a prima facie example of the emotional self loathing pap that passes for enlightenment in today's educational environment.

Jane was thirsty, went to the well to get a drink of water and stepped on other people to get it and destroyed the environment. You are no doubt intelligent, but the people who fed your brain poisoned it with half truths and straight out lies.

Just open your eyes and look at the magnificent world you live in, how damn easy life is for the modern day inhabitant of the civilized industrial world. You have it good, really good. And you have capitalism to thank for everything you so high and mightily take for granted.

I will take a guess or two here and say you are sitting in a warm room, maybe sipping the beverage of your choice. Is is unlikely you are hungry, if you are you will no doubt have to go no farther than a refrigerator less than 50 feet away. You wear different clothes every day, and these clothes are clean. At your desk you have more computational power than the entire planet did 100 years ago. You quite possible own a motorized vehicle that can take you hundreds of miles in a day for less that $100. As so on, you live better than 80 percent of the people on this planet and 99.999999 of all people then have come before you. And so on.

Now here's the good part.

The upward assent of mankind is not at an end, irregardless of what some grant writing parasites spewed forth at Goddard. They have an agenda, who the hell knows what it is other then it serves them in the short run. But you need to wake up and smell the roses, life is damn good and I (for one) really don't see any reason to suspect things aren't going to get even better.

There will always be people who will be predicting the end of the world, and they can always just kiss my ass.

about a month ago
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NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

approachingZero Re:Fly me to Mars or even to the Moon. (401 comments)

Was that sentence constructed using a random word generator? Maybe it would have been more informational if it had been?

about a month ago
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NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

approachingZero Re:Counting on Surplus (401 comments)

Lighten up Frances, Capitalism has not failed us. I understand it is fashionable in some circles to ignore the benefits of the very system that has given us the highest standard of living the world has ever known with technologies that were unheard of 200 years ago but please give it a rest.

Or is my sarcasm meter broken?

about a month ago
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NASA-Funded Study Investigates Collapse of Industrial Civilization

approachingZero Re:Counting on Surplus (401 comments)

Unfortunately our education system has produced somewhere in the order of two generations of people who really don't read that much, 'hate' mathematics and simply have no desire to learn. How do I say this, education is held in contempt by a significant number of young people and their parents?

What you wrote is very good, and dead on.

about a month ago

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The Internet - privacy vs. addiction

approachingZero approachingZero writes  |  about 10 months ago

approachingZero (1365381) writes "What with all the recent revelations that none of the information sent to and fro across the internet is safe from prying eyes I have to admit I can't stop using the damn thing. So my question is this — would you stop using the internet even if you knew someone was watching you?"
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The battery that might change everything

approachingZero approachingZero writes  |  about a year ago

approachingZero (1365381) writes "While grazing conservative websites I came across this at hotair.com — This amazing short film shows us a cheap graphene battery might actually give us the ability to store sunlight for use later, or what have you. Keep in mind that if this thing has Republicans excited it might be something that will actually work."
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Kaspersky publishes evidence of new Stuxnet type weapon

approachingZero approachingZero writes  |  about 2 years ago

approachingZero writes "For years my friends and colleges have come to me asking if people could be watching them through their laptop camera or listening to them via the microphone. Preposterous I would say, there are no black helicopters and drop the paranoia. Were they end users closer to being right then we should like to know?"
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