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Whole Human Brain Mapped In 3D

end15 Re:Ethics (99 comments)

"Something intangible."

See that makes it very difficult to discuss. Maybe there's another way to get at what your suggesting other than the term "soul".

about a year and a half ago
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Whole Human Brain Mapped In 3D

end15 Re:Ethics (99 comments)

What do you mean by the term "Soul"? It seems so broad that it loses meaning quickly.

about a year and a half ago
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Oculus Rift Guillotine Simulation

end15 Very Realistic (120 comments)

"It helps if a friend taps the user on the back of the neck at the time of impact."

I also heard it feel very realistic if they take an axe to back your neck right at the moment of impact!

(Warning this post should never be followed by anyone, even a trained professional. In short please don't try this at home people.)

about a year and a half ago
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Getting a Literature Ph.D. Will Make You Into a Horrible Person

end15 Re:This is a warning many need to hear (489 comments)

What about people like Roger Ebert who just passed away? He was an art critic, but can hardly be called useless. Art critics can provide a framework for understanding. They can offer new ways to look at things, and that is of value if you want to be flexible in your thinking.

about a year and a half ago
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Getting a Literature Ph.D. Will Make You Into a Horrible Person

end15 Re:This is a warning many need to hear (489 comments)

Just because you don't understand it doesn't make it useless.

about a year and a half ago
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Kickstarted Oculus Rift VR Headset Shipping In March/April

end15 Finally (93 comments)

Finally I can retire my VFX1 and move onto new VR games. Can anyone recommend a game to play with this new headset? I just finished Quake and this new game called Half Life sounds promising.

about 2 years ago
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Meet iRobot Founder Rodney Brooks's New Industrial Bot, Baxter

end15 Self Repair (188 comments)

On initial viewing this robot appears to be a solution to bringing manufacturing within the US boarders. That is a positive in the sense that our nation will be less dependent on other nations.

Will these robots be manufactured in the US?
What kind of secondary markets will be created to maintain & program these robots?
Will they repair themselves?
Finally how many manufacturing positions will be replaced by these robots?

One of our current goals is to stabalize our economy, and a big part of that is having people work. Until we come up with another economic model robots that replace human labor will not create social benefit, but instead will strip it.

Cheers,
End15

more than 2 years ago
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Exceptionally Preserved 2,600-Year-Old Brain Found

end15 Brain Scan (167 comments)

I wonder if it's in good enough condition that it still has traces of the long term memory? If so it could be scanned and someday be reconstructed and provide a world of history to us. Very interesting.

more than 2 years ago
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12 Dead, 50 Injured at The Dark Knight Rises Showing In Colorado

end15 Re:The true enemy... (1706 comments)

Yes but we don't ride our guns to work every day now do we?

more than 2 years ago
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12 Dead, 50 Injured at The Dark Knight Rises Showing In Colorado

end15 Re:The true enemy... (1706 comments)

Can we mod this up to 11?

more than 2 years ago
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12 Dead, 50 Injured at The Dark Knight Rises Showing In Colorado

end15 Re:every country has those problems (1706 comments)

I'm going out on limb here, and I'm going to suggest that this individual was both homocidal and suicidal, and most likely was not concerned if someone in the audience would have had a firearm. Second the assumption that the criminal would have the gun no matter what ignores crimes of opportunity. Responsible gun ownership does not exist in this country because of the NRA. We have stand your ground laws (total b.s.), and in the Fast & Furious case the ATF could not stop the straw buyers because they hadn't done anything illegal. Gun ownership in the U.S. isn't just about defending the home or loved ones, it's about money, and selling as many firearms as possible to whomever will buy.

more than 2 years ago
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12 Dead, 50 Injured at The Dark Knight Rises Showing In Colorado

end15 Re:every country has those problems (1706 comments)

I'm sorry but this a bunch b.s. You're making a huge number of assumptions. This isn't about moral relativism and no, Molotov’s & blades are much more difficult to use than a firearm, and anyone who has shot a firearm knows this. If that wasn't the case people would be going down to the Molotov and machete range a lot more often. People do blame the wackos, but people also recognize that the laws in this country (especially in certain states) make it all to easy for these wackos to get ahold of very deadly weapons. Again the Japanese guy choose targets that had no chance of defense. If he had tried to attack a group of adults his attack would not have been as successful. So again I call your whole post willfully ignorant b.s., and I can't figure how people would mod you insightful, karma be damned.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Old Dogs vs. New Technology?

end15 Yeah not an age issue... (515 comments)

I work in a very mixed IT environment. We have young & old of both genders. At current our top desktop support person (who would have handled the issue you just mentioned) must be in his mid 40's. He's awesome, and does very fast, detailed research. As well we have younger members who always want the answers handed to them and wont approach an issue unless the boss hands them a "how to". I think there is a level of burnout that occurs (I get sick of looking at a computer screen all day myself), but usually if it's an interesting problem the neurons go to work.

That said I would like to have some Augmented Reality at an affordable price point so I can get away from sitting and staring at a screen.

more than 2 years ago
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Dark Matter Filament Finally Found

end15 Re:Occam's Razor - Dark matter is nothing special (190 comments)

Interesting idea. Does anyone know if Mesons (two quarks) or even single quarks (which I've read cannot exist) could be an explanation for dark matter. It would be interesting if a single quark could create a gravitational effect (again very weak) but otherwise have no discernable properties. I'm new to particle physics so if anyone has info on this I would love to hear.

more than 2 years ago
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CERN Announcing New LHC Results July 4th

end15 Re:Let's get this one out of the way (226 comments)

Okay one more, Yo mamma's so fat, they put her in space to try and detect a graviton!

more than 2 years ago
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Depressed People Surf the Web Differently

end15 Oh nooo's (278 comments)

Well that just saved me a trip to the therapist. Thanks for saving me the money...

more than 2 years ago
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Rutger's Student Dharun Ravi Sentenced To 30-Day Jail Time

end15 Re:No wrongful death? (683 comments)

The recording & request that others view it was a clear act of bullying. That said, the peeping tom part of this should have gotten him a harsher sentence alone.

more than 2 years ago
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WW2 Vet Sent 300,000 Pirated DVDs To Troops In Iraq, Afghanistan

end15 Re:Well that's okay (650 comments)

Ah I see so basically the ancient Athenians, who are often cited as the founders of democracy, didn't in fact do that, because they didn't have a full and complete direct democracy?

about 2 years ago

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Karl Rove's IT mastermind dies

end15 end15 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

end15 writes "On Friday Mike Connell, Karl Roves IT advisor died in a small plane crash. He has been linked to voter fraud in 2000, 2004, and White House missing emails. Whether or not this is a crime, it is very convenient for the Bush administration.

From the article:
"A tipster close to the McCain campaign disclosed to VR in July that Mr. Connell's life was in jeopardy and that Karl Rove had threatened him and his wife, Heather."

http://markets.on.nytimes.com/research/stocks/news/press_release.asp?docKey=600-200812201124PR_NEWS_USPR_____DC54094-477UNBF8U5NRSARMF39355DDGV&provider=PR%20Newswire&docDate=December%2020%2C%202008&press_symbol=undefined&scp=8&sq=Michael%20Connell&st=cse"

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Has anyone seen any Apple MacPro benzene updates?

end15 end15 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

end15 (607595) writes "Hi All, My organization had a MacPro 2007 that may have been a part of the MacPro Benzene issue that came up two months ago: http://blogs.zdnet.com/Apple/?p=2319 Benzene is not something I want to be breathing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzene We pulled the system for health concerns. The last word Apple gave was as follows: "We have not found anything that supports this claim, but continue to investigate it for the customer," Apple spokesman Bill Evans told Macworld. http://www.macworld.com/article/135835/2008/10/macpro_benzene.html Has anyone seen any evidence of Apples continued investigation? Were the claims of the Analytica report proven false? http://www.labo-analytika.com/rapports/20080123_Cnrs-75_Paris-05_(Ibpc)_Commande_20070921_Anonyme.pdf This issue seemed to come up and disappear without Apple actually taking any further action or giving further explanation. Is anyone else still concerned or following this issue? Thanks, end fifteen"
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