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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

buswolley Re:Actually... (639 comments)

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

about a week ago
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Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

buswolley Re:Actually... (639 comments)

I doubt there is substantive evidence that we are the center of our Universe. However, is there any evidence that we are not at the center of the universe? How would one falsify the hypothesis? Also, I was under the impression that the Universe appears the same in all directions we look from earth...

about a week ago
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Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate

buswolley Re:Alrighty... (870 comments)

And the management of the transition from in house to outsourced seed-planting/irrigation robot building was handled by an outsourced AI ran management firm.

about three weeks ago
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Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate

buswolley Re:Don't raise wages. Demand lower prices. (870 comments)

Imagine a world where a computer can always do it cheaper than a human. In that case, no humans will be employed. In this scenario, what is the harm in providing people with income via fiat money creation? I don't see much harm as long as it does not spend past the point of rampant inflation, and I sure as hell can see the harm in letting people go hungry without hope of income.

about three weeks ago
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Job Automation and the Minimum Wage Debate

buswolley Re:One thing's for sure... (870 comments)

Or just helicopter drop them some money.

about three weeks ago
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Stanford Team Tries For Better Wi-Fi In Crowded Buildings

buswolley Re:LOL (43 comments)

Not an authorized Soylenter

about a month ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

buswolley Re:97% - bogus poll... (560 comments)

Bullshit. If there is good data that is contrary to the general consensus, you better believe that scientists will claw for it....

about 2 months ago
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How Well Do Our Climate Models Match Our Observations?

buswolley Re:97% - bogus poll... (560 comments)

Over 10,000 scientists were invited to participate. That a whole lot of 'friends and coworkers'

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

buswolley Re:Skyrim (669 comments)

I havent played 5.
I originally had III. Loved it. I like the research system where you set percentages to each tech you'd like to concurrently research. IV went to a queue system, which is ok. However SEIV had other improvements over III, and is more compatible. I just generally love the game.
I havent played tactical much since Im playing multiplayer, and the game is not RT

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

buswolley Re:Skyrim (669 comments)

space empires IV

about 2 months ago
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Fake Pub Studies Drinking Habits

buswolley Re:Fake-y Bubbles (118 comments)

A Soylent Troll is better than a /.-ing Human.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

buswolley Re: Confiscate cameras (478 comments)

Damn. I should have come back with that!

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

buswolley Re:Confiscate cameras (478 comments)

Ok, was it a question for *nerds*

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

buswolley Re:Just shit in the camera users mouths (478 comments)

I personally disagree with the AC opinion, but that is a matter of taste.
soylent has about 1000 users joined in the first day, have some good posters. We will see how it fares after the novelty ends. Still the articles are more interesting so far, and there are some decent comments.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Camera Device For Use In a Small Bus?

buswolley Re:Confiscate cameras (478 comments)

Thank you.
Is this news for nerds?

about a month ago
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YouTube Threatens To Remove Scientist's Account Over AIDS Deniers' DMCA Claims

buswolley Re:Fuck Beta (268 comments)

soylentnews? Tell me more.

about 2 months ago

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Adapting Monopoly to demonstrate Modern Monetary Theory

buswolley buswolley writes  |  about 3 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 5 months 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 a year 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  |  more than 6 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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