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Ask Slashdot: Advice On Building a Firewall With VPN Capabilities?

buswolley Re:geek or not ~ pfSense (238 comments)

well played sir!

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Advice On Building a Firewall With VPN Capabilities?

buswolley Re:geek or not ~ pfSense (238 comments)

AskSlashdot is a joke. I mean all you get are jokes, or whatever comes up first in a basic Google search.

about a month and a half ago
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Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

buswolley Re:gotse (299 comments)

A good troll is better than a bad human.

about 2 months ago
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Is Time Moving Forward Or Backward? Computers Learn To Spot the Difference

buswolley time or not (78 comments)

This means nothing. It is not detecting time per se. It is detecting things violations like objects don't fall up, or other such experienced pattern that is the result of time.

about 4 months ago
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Mozilla Introduces Browser-Based WebIDE

buswolley Re:Bloat !!!!! (132 comments)

Exactly. But per usual, all the trolls are bashing Firefox WITHOUT THINKING. Almost as if they were payed shills of corporations

about 4 months ago
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Teaching College Is No Longer a Middle Class Job

buswolley Re:complaints of the privileged (538 comments)

you miss the point. They are not hiring full faculty. They are hiring adjuncts, with pay scales around 20-30k. Also there is the post-doc hell.

about 4 months ago
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New Permission System Could Make Android Much Less Secure

buswolley Re:I want silent denial (249 comments)

I don't think it requires rooting. You do give it admin access however, which makes sense.

about 4 months ago
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New Permission System Could Make Android Much Less Secure

buswolley Re:AppOps (249 comments)

Anyone use SnoopWall? It allows fine-grained permission setting after installation of an app
http://www.citeworld.com/artic...

I'm wanting a review :)

about 4 months ago
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General Anesthesia Exposure In Infancy Causes Long-Term Memory Deficits

buswolley Re: Control? (90 comments)

You will understand that a controlled experimental manipulation of anesthetic exposure in humans is unethical. As a first step, this retrospective study had to be conducted, I am sure.

about 4 months ago
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General Anesthesia Exposure In Infancy Causes Long-Term Memory Deficits

buswolley Re: 1.5 million? (90 comments)

Blame that on Lordflower reporting. The 1.5 million figure was not in the actual research paper.

about 4 months ago
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General Anesthesia Exposure In Infancy Causes Long-Term Memory Deficits

buswolley Re: Selection bias (90 comments)

Anesthetic is NOT required to image infants. Please do an internet search for MRI infants and natural sleep. Infancy researchers do it all the time.

Anesthetizing infants for MRI is done out of a misguided belief and or laziness.

about 4 months ago
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General Anesthesia Exposure In Infancy Causes Long-Term Memory Deficits

buswolley Re:Doubtful (90 comments)

Note that the study included an experimental manipulation of anesthetic exposure in a sample of rats. This was an experimental manipulation which means that the author's could make a much stronger claim for causation. As far as mechanisms, this is being explored but it appears to be something that normal processes of synaptogenesis and synaptic pruning.

about 4 months ago
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13th Century Multiverse Theory Unearthed

buswolley Re:Multidot (59 comments)

Well not right after I posted. Did you kill their server?

about 6 months ago
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13th Century Multiverse Theory Unearthed

buswolley Multidot (59 comments)

I live in a multiverse too.
soylentnews.org for the news and insightful commentary
slashdot.org for the trolls

about 6 months ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

buswolley Re:Actually... (642 comments)

Isnt the cosmic background radiation generally the same in all directions?

about 6 months ago

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Adapting Monopoly to demonstrate Modern Monetary Theory

buswolley buswolley writes  |  about 9 months ago

buswolley (591500) writes "Are we really too poor to put America back to work making and building the things we need to maintain a prosperous nation? -Mitch Green

Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) posits that America is not too poor, and now proponents of the theory have adapted the rules of the classic board game of Monopoly to demonstrate their case
  http://neweconomicperspectives...

For those that would like a background a great starter is Warren Mosler's "Seven Deadly Innocent Frauds of Economy Policy" at http://moslereconomics.com/wp-..."

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NSA Asked Linus Torvalds to Install Backdoors into GNU Linux

buswolley buswolley writes  |  about a year ago

buswolley (591500) writes "The NSA has asked Linus Torvalds to inject covert backdoors into the free and open operating system GNU/Linux. This was revealed in this week’s hearing on mass surveillance in the European Parliament. Chalk another one up of the United States NSA trying to make information technology less secure for everyone."
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What Experiment Would YOU Run on a Single Hamster?

buswolley buswolley writes  |  about 2 years ago

buswolley (591500) writes "As I was typing away on a research proposal last night, my daughter's hamster was busy turning his very squeaky hamster wheel. To make the incessant squeak more tolerable I posed a thought exercise to myself, which I now Ask Slashdot:

What clever experiment could you conduct on a single hamster that will teach you something about your field of research that you didn't know before.

For extra achievement points, let’s treat Ham-the-Case-Study-Sam neighborly."
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Vermont to Vote on Corporate Personhood

buswolley buswolley writes  |  more than 3 years ago

buswolley (591500) writes "Resolution calling to amend the constitution banning corporate person-hood was introduced in Vermont. This resolution is a reaction to the Supreme Court's Citizen United ruling that ruled freedom of speech of corporations is constitutionally protected."
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H.M. Brain being sliced Streamed Live RIGHT NOW

buswolley buswolley writes  |  more than 4 years ago

buswolley (591500) writes "The slicing the brain of the famous amnesic patient H.M. into giant histological sections is now in full swing, and is being streamed live. The brain specimen is frozen and sectioned whole during one continuous session that is expected to last approximately 30 hours."
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Two Patriot Act Provisions Ruled Unconstitutional

buswolley buswolley writes  |  about 7 years ago

buswolley (591500) writes "Judge Ann Aiken in Federal court ruled two key provisions of the Patriot Act unconstitutional. According to the ruling, the Patriot Act provisions unconstitutionally circumvented the 4th Amendment, and removed the checks and balances provided for by our Constitution. This is a great victory for the people of the United States, and demonstrates the inherent strength of our system of government."

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martianfrontier.com

buswolley buswolley writes  |  more than 11 years ago Rousseau once said that "Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains." Mars is the opportunity to break these chains, and regain what freedom we may.

Mars is our destiny. That is, outward. The possibilities for new expressions of freedom and humanity, and economic systems, lie in building new civilizations. On earth there is a gigantic infrastructure of economic powers that RESIST change. The best ideas are not readily implemented, or are practically immpossible to implement.

America became, in some sense, what it was BECAUSE we had a frontier early in its career.. That frontier, and the spirit it developed among its settlers gave America its sense of independance, innovation and a GREAT sense of self empowerment.

To the point, a paucity of western infrastructure westward of this expanding America better empowered the formation of a culture radically different than its predecessors. Not wholly, of course, as old money still existed.

But now, America has few or no frontiers within its borders. America's infrastructure has become stiff in every corner. We at Slashdot know this. Microsoft's infrastucture is outstanding. Oil industries pull our strings. We cannot fundamentally change what America is, how it conducts its economics, without a fight. The root is dug in and will not give up its space as long as it lives.

Mars has no infrastructure and therefore new social, economic, and political ideas implemented by colonists there are more apt to emerge into their natural designs undistorted by the effects of competing institutions.

Like the original colonists of America, cultural artifacts, physical and ideational, brought over to the frontier will be freely reinterpreted without undue outside influence. However, the opportunity of social self-determination on Mars is unparalleled by any in history, for none has had at its disposal the vast library of knowlege and technology available today. The coupling of knowledge and self-reliance will allow the best ideas to flourish. The culture of the second and third Martian generations has the potential of being truer to the ideals of social justice, equality, and :) free software. :) than has ever existed before.

martianfrontier.com is an undeveloped site.

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