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This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

auric_dude Re:*Sigh* the cover was symbolic art (276 comments)

Can it or should it be considered as Prior Art?

about 8 months ago

Mystery MLB Team Moves To Supercomputing For Their Moneyball Analysis

auric_dude Re:The Million Dollar Question (56 comments)

The million dollar question is that why spend time looking at the past when they could use this to forecast the next winning Powerball ticket?

about 8 months ago

Iran Builds Mock-up of Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carrier

auric_dude Re:Oceans Eleven (298 comments)

The Philadelphia Experiment that almost worked?

about 9 months ago

Mt. Gox Knew It Was Selling Phantom Bitcoin 2 Weeks Before Collapse

auric_dude Re:The nature of the Ponzi (263 comments)

Looks like Bernard Madhoff is doing the maximum sentence of 150 years in federal prison due to his part in the almost $65 billion Ponzi scheme. Being found guilty of such a scheme can give you some grief. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

about 9 months ago

Why the NSA Piggybacks On Consumer Tracking

auric_dude What else can you do? (62 comments)

Requestpolicy, Noscript & Lightbeam are all Mozilla Firefox addons may well give you a hint of commercial snooping but what other measures can you take to keep your browsing habits and data safe from the eyes of others?

1 year,6 days

Surge In Litecoin Mining Leads To Graphics Card Shortage

auric_dude Re:Ummm Bullshit (213 comments)

Now you have your graphics cards and hard mined coin what do you do next?
Do you sit on them in the hope they grow; Do you purchase something with them or do you arbitrage them https://medium.com/bitcoin-bits-1/fc0098ac0511?
Decisions, decisions, decisions. . .

1 year,6 days

Imagining the Post-Antibiotic Future

auric_dude Be Afraid, be very very afraid. (453 comments)

Will the market save us by producing something be it at a price, or, is this too big and needs to be done by government money and research?

1 year,28 days

Chinese Gov't To Tighten Internet Controls Even Further

auric_dude Re:at least they're honest (162 comments)

The Forum in Beijing Bridget Kendall chairs a wide-ranging discussion in Beijing about the internet in China: does the rise of digital communication empower the Chinese individual or the state? How is the social media explosion changing the nature of Chinese society? How much is free expression really curtailed by the Great Firewall of China and the recent legislation aimed at curbing the spread of 'rumours' on the net? And is the ability to share the minutiae of their lives online making the young in China politically apathetic? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01kdgtr Airs views from both government spokes persons and those using the internet as to what the people want, need and are allowed.

about a year ago

Canonical Targets Ubuntu Privacy Critic

auric_dude Re:Dickish move... (259 comments)

OMG! Ubuntu Criticized?

about a year ago


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