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Best 1990s Sci-fi show?

genner Re:Missing (476 comments)

Home Boys from Outer Space was just too ahead of it's time. People couldn't appreciate the subtle nuances.

about a week ago

Eric Schmidt: Our Perception of the Internet Will Fade

genner Re:Switch off; turn on! (228 comments)

Imagine you walk into a room, and the room is dynamic. And with your permission and all of that, you are interacting with the things going on in the room.

Wow. Does he realize how completely out of touch with reality that sounds? He says *imagine* when in the future, with [my] technology, you will be able to "interact with the things going on in the room."

NEWS FLASH! I can now, Eric Schmidt. And anyone can. All you have to do it turn off your cell phone and begin interacting!

Cell phones come with an off button now? When did that happen?

about a week ago

Best Cube?

genner Re:didn't vote (266 comments)

Also my favorite cube. Henson was a genius.

about a week ago

Anonymous Declares War Over Charlie Hebdo Attack

genner Promises Promises (509 comments)

I'll believe it when it happens.

about three weeks ago

What are you most interested in seeing out of CES?

genner It's gonna be about VR (162 comments)

2015 is finally going to be the year for VR. I predict massive lines at the Oculus booth at CES.

about three weeks ago

India Blocks Code Sharing Websites On Anti-Terror Advisory

genner Re:Criminals (78 comments)

When developing FOSS is a crime, only criminals will develop FOSS.

Only a good guy with FOSS can stop a bad guy with a FOSS.

about a month ago

WikiLeaks Claims Employee's Google Mail, Metadata Seized By US Government

genner Re:Least it was a REAL warrant... (53 comments)

And not one of those secret court ones this time around!

Pretty much this.

about a month ago

US Army Could Waive Combat Training For Hackers

genner Re:Why not as civilians? (223 comments)

Every Marine a rifleman. Every tool a hammer. Every problem a nail.

about a month ago

The World Is Not Falling Apart

genner It is falling apart. (208 comments)

All this proves is that it's been falling apart for a long time. It still is just a little slower.

about a month ago

Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony

genner Re:Supreme Leader (177 comments)

They built a GUI using visual basic and tracked the hackers' IP address.

It's a Unix system, I know this

about a month ago

Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower

genner Re:Does that mean Batman has superpowers after all (221 comments)

Dude, he was able to beat up Superman because he had brains. Superman was like the lifter on the beach, always showing off.

That and Batman had that Kyptonight ring....


Nope it was all hacking. It clearly ranks up there with super strength and speed.

about a month and a half ago

Senate May Vote On NSA Reform As Soon As Next Week

genner Re:Not a solution (127 comments)

Uh, it's a spy agency. Spying on the rest of the world is their mission.

Spying on American citizens however........

about 3 months ago

2015 Corvette Valet Mode Recorder Illegal In Some States

genner Re:Just put fine print sticker on the dash,,,,, (269 comments)

No it is not :) If monitoring is illegal by law, like in Germany, you can not simply wave your right by consenting in that way ... especially not without a written contract (in the cases where contracts can modify written law).

Yeah but in the US you can.

By reading this post you waive all rights to disagree with me.

about 4 months ago

It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

genner Re:Book Bans (410 comments)

I support traditional marriages....

Does anyone not support traditional marriages, or is that a code phrase for "I don't support gay marriages." I don't see many protesting against marriage between a man and a woman.

Spend enough time on the internet and you will.

about 4 months ago

It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

genner Re:The Giver (410 comments)

I find it fascinating that "The Giver" rates #11 (1990-1999) and #23 (2000-2009) on the ALAs 'Most Frequently Challenged' lists (for (very mildly) discussing sexual arousal in adolescents) and yet, when it gets made into a movie, it gets championed by some as advancing conservative values. (I've read the book but not seen the movie, so I can't comment on how reasonable this view is.)

I'm thinking they wouldn't like my take on the story.


I interpret it as an allegory for the Garden of Eden story. The Community (with its absence of pain and want) can only maintain itself by evil means (e.g. infanticide and involuntary euthanasia) but to have citizens performing evil acts would also destroy its 'idealness'. The way they reconcile these contradictory requirements is by denying their citizens knowledge of good and evil. Jonas attempts to give them this knowledge, which, if he succeeded, would effectively expel The Community from their Eden, hence he is playing the role of the serpent.

There's two reasons no one complains about the movie. 1.) It wasn't remotely sexual. That part of the book was summed up in about two lines of G rated dialog. 2.) Only one person bothered to see it and is burdened with the memories of it.

about 4 months ago

New Study Projects World Population of 11B by 2100

genner Re:Provided (326 comments)

Maybe not the worlds population.......but since the article seems mostly interested in Africa's growth.....

about 4 months ago


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