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Why Are We Made of Matter?

giorgist Re:What if there is no reason? (392 comments)

Damn .. I was just thinking that halfway through reading the parent post !! Can you even prove that something can be, but have no reason ? I mean can you conclusively prove that a particular mix of matter/antimatter has happened, but there was no reason why it happened ? You can say that the result is random, and you can't come to know it completely due to quantum effects, but can you say that the outcome has no reason why it ended up what it is, no forces of nature shaped it to be what it is.

about two weeks ago
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Why Are We Made of Matter?

giorgist Re:What if there is no reason? (392 comments)

All this talk to say ... there may be no reason at all. Is that possible ? Can something to be but not have reason ?

about two weeks ago
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Google Project Ara Design Will Use Electro-Permanent Magnets To Lock In Modules

giorgist Wow ... how about (62 comments)

I have an idea I should consider patenting, but I can't help myself An interchangeable battery !!

about two weeks ago
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Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

giorgist Re:I admire their spunk, but... (275 comments)

Same goes for bitcoin. There is so much of it to go around ... just like Gold, although we know how many bitcoins there are. There are miners and there are non miners. You are a non-miner.

about three weeks ago
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Russians Take Ukraine's Last Land Base In Crimea

giorgist Re:This is all Bush's fault! (551 comments)

Actually Clinton with Kosovo and Bush with Iraq made Crimea small fry.

about three weeks ago
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NSA Hacked Huawei, Stole Source Code

giorgist NSA (287 comments)

Tell us what you know !!! Information wants to be free

about a month ago
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The $100,000 Device That Could Have Solved Missing Plane Mystery

giorgist Re:snark (461 comments)

Tell that the the families of passengers on Flight MH370.

Why, would that somehow bring them back to life?

Did the families die as well !!

about a month ago
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Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen Say Google Data Now Protected From Gov't Spying

giorgist The Pudding, where is the pudding ? (155 comments)

I am sure that his whole industry is based on provable metrics. So the prood is in the pudding my friend ... how can we know what you claim is true. 'pretty sure' does not go very far.

about a month ago
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Apple Refuses To Unlock Bequeathed iPad

giorgist Re:Why? (465 comments)

Well she gave the iPad but not the data in the cloud ... she may be using that now that she is up there.l

about a month and a half ago
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WikiLeaks Cables Foreshadow Russian Instigation of Ukrainian Military Action

giorgist Re:What does this mean? (479 comments)

I will use simpler words for you. There are precedences that have disarmed the US and are the result of US actions. The US made a call under it's own reasoning to bomb the crap out of Iraq. It did not use the UN. Why should Russia not be able to do the same thing. Russia is simply protecting their interests. Kossovo voted out of Serbia even though it is historically Serbian but the population of Albanians are pretty high. I am not making a judgement on the ethics of that action, just of the precedent set. The ex-government of Ukraine was ousted which was popularly elected. Russia sent troops in to protect their interests. Whole divisions and war ships are switching sides to Russia. It seems to me that the south is Russian by a big majority.

about a month and a half ago
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WikiLeaks Cables Foreshadow Russian Instigation of Ukrainian Military Action

giorgist Well ... what do you expect (479 comments)

If the US could invade Iraq without UN support and under the pretense of the moral high ground as defined by the US, then so can Russia invade Crimea. If the Kosovo can leave Serbia and become it's own country under the support of the US even though it is historically Serbian but by population Albanian so can Crimea which has a Russian majority. The US has made their bed and now it is sleeping in it. Precedence is a bitch, the US set the precedent and now they are winging about what is happening in Crimea !! Russia supplies 60% of Europe's energy and it will increase to 80% ... the US has nothing to stand on. If they apply sanctions, the Russians will increase the price of gas and oil and have Europe pay for them just for giggles.

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Trust Bitcoin?

giorgist Re:Kinda implies (631 comments)

So the question does not apply to you. If somebody asked you, do you still trust medicine "a" over medicine "b" for a particular condition. If you are not a doctor, please don't answer.

about 2 months ago
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WhatsApp Founder Used Unchangable Airline Ticket To Pressure Facebook

giorgist This is not bulshit (144 comments)

In negotiations there is a point where you need to behave irrationally otherwise negotiations continue to your detriment. That was a means to signal that it is your final offer, and I am willing to drop it for something as ridiculous as a flight to Barcelona. They could have offered a flight in a gold plated A380, it would not have made a difference. Next time you negotiate with your wife over going out with your buddies, you might recognise the "irrational behaviour" trick now.

about 2 months ago
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UAE Clerics' Fatwa Forbids Muslims From Traveling To Mars

giorgist So is staying on earth (363 comments)

Pretty much anybody staying on earth or even having returned to earth after going to space has died here. There is no technology yet that can change that.

about 2 months ago
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ISP Fights Causing Netflix Packet Drops

giorgist Slashdot BETA (289 comments)

What happened here ? How can I go back to the old Slashdot ?

about 2 months ago
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Google Tells Glass Users Not To Be 'Creepy Or Rude'

giorgist Sounds like Mobiles (341 comments)

When mobiles came out there where similar rules to be said. People where making fun at people seemingly talking to them selves in public. Now days you can seem a whole dinner table swiping away and that's the old people !

about 2 months ago
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Kicktaxing: The Crazy Complexity of Paying Tax Correctly On Crowdfunding

giorgist Re:That's what government's for... (128 comments)

Get off my road then, build your own if you want to get around

about 2 months ago
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25% of Charter Schools Owe Their Soul To the Walmart Store

giorgist Fines and philanthropy (233 comments)

Much like a city depends on fines for it's budget so will the government on philanthropy. The government would spend more on social causes if philanthropy did not exist. Cities would not have a vested interest in not reducing income from fines if it did not depend on it for its budget.

about 2 months ago
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Fire Destroys Iron Mountain Data Warehouse, Argentina's Bank Records Lost

giorgist The floods of 1967 (463 comments)

This reminds of a Yes Minister episode, where they referred to the floods of 1967 every time they "needed" to have lost documents.

about 2 months ago
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Should Nuclear and Renewable Energy Supporters Stop Fighting?

giorgist The energy per person is astronomical. You send on (551 comments)

The energy per person is astronomical. You send one, you spend the equivalent for 5000. Now if you start a world war, that is a different story. Nuclear will solve all your problems again.

about 2 months ago

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Encarta to be closed, read it on Wikipedia

giorgist giorgist writes  |  about 5 years ago

giorgist (1208992) writes "Microsoft is pulling the plug on its MSN Encarta encyclopedia websites and software, following Wikipedia's obliteration of the online reference market. In a message posted on the MSN Encarta website, Microsoft said the sites worldwide will be discontinued on October 31, with the exception of Encarta Japan, which will be stayed until the end of December."
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Law professor fires back at song-swapping lawsuits

giorgist giorgist writes  |  more than 5 years ago

giorgist (1208992) writes "The music industry's courtroom campaign against people who share songs online is coming under counterattack. A Harvard Law School professor has launched a constitutional assault against a federal copyright law at the heart of the industry's aggressive strategy, which has wrung payments from thousands of song-swappers since 2003."
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Ho do I go about selling an idea

giorgist giorgist writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Giorgis writes "I have an idea, but is mine all mine Hey Guys, I have an idea that is a bit of a game changer. It involves netbook with a twist. How do I go about getting some recognition, especially a monetary one. I can post it on Dell or ASUS but I don't want a prise G"
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Nanotechnology paves way for super iPods

giorgist giorgist writes  |  more than 5 years ago

giorgist (1208992) writes "A breakthrough by scientists from the University of Glasgow could see the storage capacity of an iPod increase 150,000 times. Nanotechnology researchers have developed a molecule-sized switch which means that data storage can be dramatically increased without the need to increase the size of devices. Professor Lee Cronin and Dr Malcolm Kadodwala's work would see 500,000 gigabytes squeezed onto one square inch. The current limit for the space is around 3.3 gigabytes. The researchers believe that their development could see the number of transistors per chip rising from today's limit of 200million to well over one billion. http://www.physorg.com/news127745802.html"
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My own private grid

giorgist giorgist writes  |  more than 6 years ago

giorgist (1208992) writes "I have a lot of computers at work, and they sit idle for most of the time. Is it possible to muster them all together and get them cracking on some problem of our own choosing ? We have a cluster doing computations and time on it is limited. Maybe I can setup another were I can run packets on idle computers. People from work can join in and take "packets" home and run them on their computers at home while they work. G"

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