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Obama's Twitter Account "Hacked"

biocute Re:He shouldn't be arrested (308 comments)

Pet's first name?

Are you implying that pets have first names, middle names and family name? Maybe we can also throw in a maiden name for that bitch?

more than 4 years ago

Social Networks As Gaming Platforms

biocute Re:Why can't I just use a social network... (52 comments)

Most if not all social networking services are free, and they have to somehow making a living.

So users are like batteries and they will think of million ways to squeeze the last juice out of us.

Same thing is happening to YouTube and Twitter. Once they have enough users, they will start thinking how to make money off those users.

more than 5 years ago

Robot Warfare Going Open Source

biocute Re:Robot Wars and the Three Laws (105 comments)

I think you're talking about Cyber Warfare, which I agree is a great way to end a war.

However the article here is about Robot Warfare, mostly unmanned machines engaging in battles.

My question is still the same -- If we want safety of the Three Laws, how do we, in your word, dominate the enemy with these robots?

You can have Ravens flying overhead all day, but if it's not going to destroy lives, it can hardly achieve anything, it can't even destroy buildings with lives in them.

more than 5 years ago

Robot Warfare Going Open Source

biocute Robot Wars and the Three Laws (105 comments)

What's the point of fighting wars with robots if they are to follow the three laws?

I mean, how is a battle won and how does a war end?

If you can win by destroying enough robots, countries might as well just play a game of C&C to determine the outcome.

more than 5 years ago

Gates Foundation Funds "Altruistic Vaccine"

biocute Quarantine (259 comments)

Is this like quarantine without isolation?

more than 5 years ago

Intel Receives Record Fine By the EU

biocute Re:But where does all that money go? (469 comments)

Depends when Intel has to pay for it.

In 2020, this "Record Fine" is probably worth 2 CPUs.

Which is why all these records are meaningless.

more than 5 years ago

Minor Damage Found On Space Shuttle

biocute Getting to ISS (233 comments)

If something goes wrong on this mission, Atlantis's astronauts will not be able to shelter on the International Space Station (ISS). The station orbits at around 350km (220 miles) above Earth, while Hubble occupies an orbit about 560km (350 miles) up.

Can someone speculate the feasibility of "dropping" to meet ISS?

I mean, does NASA have equipments/knowledge/training to do such maneuver?

more than 5 years ago

Spirit Stuck In Soft Soil On Mars

biocute Still the cheaper option? (160 comments)

Does anyone know if managing the twins is still cheaper than sending a new rover?

This occurs to me recently when I had to copy a 600MB file via USB1.0 port to thumb drive, which would have taken about 20 minutes.

I decided to stop the copying, took out my laptop, connected to the network, mapped drive and copied that file in 2 minutes, altogether less than 10 minutes.

more than 5 years ago

The Electronic Police State

biocute Re:Math is hard, let's go shopping! (206 comments)

North Korea and Belarus (in the top 5 according to the PDF) are not even mentioned anywhere in the raw data XLS

Covert Hacking
State operatives removing - or adding! - digital evidence to/from private computers
covertly. Covert hacking can make anyone appear as any kind of criminal desired.

more than 5 years ago

The Electronic Police State

biocute Re:So this is a comprehensive set of rankings (206 comments)

Additionally, is "Enforcement Ability" as(or more, or less) significant as "Financial Tracking"?

Every item gets a score between 1 and 5, but do they all carry the same weight in the study?

more than 5 years ago

The Electronic Police State

biocute Scores vs Rankings (206 comments)

I downloaded the raw data. Some countries are missing, and the results are quite different from the PDF:

54-United Kingdom: England & Wales
53-United States of America
49-United Kingdom: Scotland
44-New Zealand
36-Czech Republic
36-South Africa

more than 5 years ago

Mapping Hidden Twitter Data For Epidemiology

biocute Re:Nothing to do with the virus? (75 comments)

Maybe it's more about privacy than epidemic.

Unlike other social networking services, Twitter is a lot more talkative, thus a person is more likely to reveal more information in a more timely manner.

And the timing of information would play a significant part in tracking things.

more than 5 years ago

The Pirate Bay Seeks Interesting Route To "Pay" Fine

biocute Re:Awesome (545 comments)

However if TPB has set up a bank account with the same bank with account number similar to "79 31 21-5", then it might be possible to claim that it was a genuine typing mistake.

The money still has to go somewhere so that your intention is unchanged.

more than 5 years ago

The Real Story Behind Gaming Addiction

biocute Re:Sports addiction = games addiction (300 comments)

people don't die from playing sports for 18 hours a day.

Actually they can die from playing sports for 18 hours a day, but they won't because they will get tired before they can kill themselves.

Like smoking, it's a slow death because it's so subtle and enjoyable. I don't think any smokers would enjoy living in a room full of smokes though.

more than 5 years ago

Angry Villagers Run Google Out of Town

biocute Re:What kind of cowards do they hire? (1188 comments)

Hmmm... Maybe someone should put a 'Googlert' somewhere, so that residents know when Google's coming and put GIB boards all over the area, making anything taken useless.

Or just have people running alongside the car blocking its camera.

more than 5 years ago

Angry Villagers Run Google Out of Town

biocute Re:Alternatives (1188 comments)

Well, at least it shows determined villagers are out there patrolling and protecting their village.

Moral of the story?

Burglars should still target this area but bring some weapons and keep an eye for angry and alert villagers.

more than 5 years ago

Australian Study Says Web Surfing Boosts Office Productivity

biocute Ciggy Break (173 comments)

If taking a cigarette break, coffee break or gossip break is allowed, I cannot see any difference in internet break or game break.

more than 5 years ago

Is Alcohol Killing Our Planet?

biocute Growing barley (468 comments)

Just grow barley next to the beer plant:

1. Plants absorb CO2
2. Less transportation

more than 5 years ago

How Do I Make My Netbook More Manly?

biocute Re:Exactly, women love cute and adoreable. (993 comments)

So how long was it before you regained consciousness?

Wrong question. Should be:

How long was it before he woke up?

Obviously it was a dream because we don't have girlfriends.

more than 5 years ago

Tickets On Sale In Sweden For Space Tourism, Starting In 2012

biocute DO NOT RTFA! (66 comments)

I tried to read the friendly article but got distracted by a Swedish bird-flipping girl and some chicks running in bikinis.

You've been warned.

more than 5 years ago



biocute biocute writes  |  more than 7 years ago

biocute writes "Robert Adler, a US inventor best known for the creation of the couch potato's dream device, the TV remote control, has died at the age of 93. He received an Emmy award in 1997 for the 1956 invention jointly with fellow engineer Eugene Polley. Adler earned more than 180 US patents throughout his 58-year career."


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