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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

gl4ss Re:Scratches Head (487 comments)

50k would do it just fine.

or just send females and semen from 1 million guys.


David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures

gl4ss Re:Yay! (798 comments)

because EU is a good scapegoat. the really stupid stuff is home brewed in UK.


Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

gl4ss Re:Aliens = God? (482 comments)

you could make a new age hippie video for youtube about the theories and it would get lots of views.

but still wouldn't be true.

if we're alien origin then there's absolutely no sense at all that we're so much like every other life form on earth. your dna resembles everything else and you have a pretty straight lineage to other animals. being star aligned is good for counting time, and heck, the stars are there to look at.

monster stories can be explained easily with one word: imagination. biblical literal folk easily tend to forget that people have an imagination and can pull stuff out of it and invent all kinds of crazy monsters.

so you could make a book out of the theory but you couldn't convince people with education that it's true, because it doesn't fit the evidence wee see in the world.


Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

gl4ss Re:Um, no! (482 comments)

look man, you're just defining people living with (what you call) Hindu culture as followers of he Hindu religion - or that because there is a sect that argues that god can't be observed they're atheists.

it doesn't hold water. first you should define Hindus as something, that they believe in something - let's say that they believe in karma, and now after saying that they're incompatible with atheism. just saying that hindus just follow rituals and believe whatever they want doesn't work either because they follow different sets of rituals from each other. heck, everyone on the planet could be said to be a hindu on those basis.

doesn't really help that most hindus have polytheistic view and believe in spirits and all other kinds of superstitious things - that is magic and spirits. Richard Dawkins celebrates christmas and for sure saying that he is a christian would be wrong.

on the whole for most hindus to be a hindu is to believe in some magic or another, some deity or multiple deities or multiple appearances of the same deity in different forms. sure that goes with bona fide atheism just like a fish goes with a bicycle.


Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?

gl4ss Re:Yawn... (482 comments)

christian theologists? but those guys working on these questions 1700 years ago worked it out wrong for current crop of christians.

now.. are christians ready for that the bible is not literal? some are, some are not. if they're biblical literalists(which is silly, if you read the fucking book) then yeah, aliens are a problem - however if you're a biblical literalist in the modern day then NOTHING is a problem. why is nothing a problem? because you can always invent ways around shit, from "god did it to test faith" to "before the flood animals were bigger, hence the dinosaur bones you can find in mountain ranges".

if you're religious enough you twist your observations to fit whatever you chose before making those observations.. I think it's a silly question to ask if the world religions are ready for ET when they're technically not ready to account for observations made on the earth even.

futhermore, those religions are mutually in disagreement with each other.


Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"

gl4ss Re:How does the quote go...? (267 comments)


Tesla is a fringe brand, until they launch something that is mass market(in terms of cars).

I don't see whats so strange about stating facts?

2 days ago

Man Walks Past Security Screening Staring At iPad, Causing Airport Evacuation

gl4ss Re:No he didn't (214 comments)

it would be brilliant if it had a baggage turnstile thingy attached - the size of the "allowed" carry on bag.

I say "allowed" because people bring all kinds of crazy shit that's clearly over the limits all the time..

but this really was the fault of the security personnel - who under high threat status let just someone walk through. clearly their procedures need a re-check.

2 days ago

CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

gl4ss Re:But... the children!? (194 comments)

I just thought of CIA.

like, they buy software to do this, yet FBI is blocking this company from operating. so what the fuck?

obviously using it should be illegal for all parties though, unless you somehow tell the user that it's there and are paying for it somehow to be there..

2 days ago

Ubuntu Touch For Phones Hits RTM, First Phones Coming This Year

gl4ss Re: battle with Android and iOS first! (132 comments)

strong encryption.
can request password reset over phone or email.

choose one. you can't choose both. no wonder you posted anon, shill.

2 days ago

When Everything Works Like Your Cell Phone

gl4ss He doesn't own. (173 comments)

What kind of phone does he own?

Isn't it obvious? he doesn't own the phone and he doesn't know what he is paying his operator for.

It's fairly obvious the author is an american sheeple - who "buys" a 700 bucks cellphone for fifty bucks. never mind that he doesn't actually buy it, just sort of rents it, along with buying internet that he can sort of use only on the sort of devices the operator wants or he can pay extra. I'm fairly certain he also has an UNLIMITED high speed internet on his phone, limited only by a megabyte limit the operator put on there(but don't be scared! the limit is more than what their customers on average use! so next month the limit can be made even lower and the speed even faster, never mind that it's impossible customers to use more than the limit on average.)

it's not about "when everything is like your cellphone" - it's an article about when americans will pay for coke by subscription... and rent their cars with mileage limits.. while thinking they get a good deal while getting shafted.

it's fucking horrendous to read american reviews on cellphones because 99% of the time the reviewer actually thinks the iphone costs fifty or hundred bucks - while he is actually reviewing a 700 dollar product and then comparing them to something that actually factually costs under 100 bucks to own!

2 days ago

At CIA Starbucks, Even the Baristas Are Covert

gl4ss Re:What's so hard about using the time-honored (241 comments)

but then they have an ID NUMBER! NUMBER OF THE BEAST!!! attached to them.

i think the whole thing just sounds like a starbucks advert mixed with some agent mysticism shit. the fuckers ARE GOING TO USE some name when they go to a real star bucks while "undercover".

and while at base, they could just make their own damn coffee.. wouldn't have to worry about people spiking it up.

nevermind that almost all other places than starbucks manage just fine without names.. and in fact, the starbucks outside USA manage just fine without names too.. that i've been to. the names are mainly just to attach a bit of personality into waiting.. waiting something they make in 20 secs. fifo would work just fine.

2 days ago

Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

gl4ss Re:Police?? (298 comments)

well, of course, why else would they try to argue for government(police) to have to step in to stop crime, crime that's already illegal since it's a crime...

I mean, I don't fucking get the premise. Does the chief want more things to be illegal or does he want other governments(of other countries) to make more things illegal or does he want powers to declare anything he wants as illegal, not just things that are crimes now but anything his clients want?

2 days ago

Dremel Releases 3D Printer

gl4ss Re:Underspecced? (105 comments)

depends what you're comparing it to.

if you're comparing to similar sized wanhaos or flashforges(it's a rebranded flashforge) its not that different in price.

if you compare it to makerbots it's a bargain. and less bullshit than current mbi products. and just as capable (PLA only like all current makerbot printers).

as to why having ability to print abs is sometimes nice: it can withstand higher operating temps for the part you print. 60 degrees(hot car) and pla gets easy to deform.

as to why cheapo printers don't allow for abs.. you need at the very least a heated bed and that needs better PSU.. and an enclosure helps too.

for a thousand bucks with a brand name association and warranty it's no really so badly priced. of course if you can tinker a little bit you can get a printer for 500 bucks - but be prepared to spend couple of weeks tinkering around getting it just right. my currently in use printer cost total of about 540 bucks with the upgrades i had to do and it prints now ok(comparable to 1000$ printers) but it took redesigning of some parts to get to this point.

point being, you can buy makerbot 5th gen for 2800+$.. or you could buy two of these and forty kilos of plastic. and the 5th gen probably needs you to call support more often (mbi just recently killed their google support group to cut bad press. among other things their new smart extruder is a _mess_ and not user maintainable, so you have to send it back every time you get a clog - which is quite often since they fucked up the redesign real bad).

and the flashforge dreamer or dremel rebadge of it seems to have a lot saner approach when it comes to stepper motor driving too(mbi rolled a custom stepper driver solution for their 5th gens.. and it's noisy as hell and the board seems built so that it is non trivial to update the sw on the driver chips)..

about two weeks ago

Apple's "Warrant Canary" Has Died

gl4ss Re:Not completely gone (236 comments)

well cook already made a public canary announcement or a lie, about them not being able to read your mail while at the same time it's obvious for anyone that they can change your apple credentials with or without your consent(giving access to your mail).

about two weeks ago

Developing the First Law of Robotics

gl4ss Re:Same as humans ... (165 comments)

sure, but this is a fucking gimmick "experiment".

the algo could be really simple too.

and for developing said algorithm, no actual robots are necessary at all - except for showing to journos, no actual AI researchers would find that part necessary, the testing can happen entirely in simulation - and no actual ethics need to enter the picture even, the robot doesn't need to understand what a human is on the level a robot that would need to in order to act by asimovs laws.

a spinning blade cutting tool that has an automatic emergency brake isn't sentient- it's not acting on asimovs laws, but you could claim so to some journalists anyways.. the thing to take home is that they built into the algorithm the ability to fret over the situation. if it just projected and saved what can be saved, it wouldn't fret or hesitate - and hesitate is really the wrong word.

about two weeks ago

Tim Cook Says Apple Can't Read Users' Emails, That iCloud Wasn't Hacked

gl4ss Re:Lie. (191 comments)

better than that the system allows for password reset by using email(among other methods). so with the data they posses, they can generate access to all the data. that means that any encryption or access blocks or whatever there are, are meaningless from the logical point of "can they read it?"

so they can reset the password without having anything from you - that means they can read everything is in there and can be coerced to do so by legal means.

on some other site it might be worth mentioning that they don't really need to change the password so you wouldn't really notice it either.. they can do whatever they want with the data - nothing required from the account owner.

about two weeks ago

Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

gl4ss Re:Not good enough (323 comments)

a) it comes along with sync.

and it will go away in a month as I understood? the thing is though that they just used millions of peoples paid data to do their little stunt - AND they could have made it for free to _choose_ on itunes.

but bono, that fuckhead, didn't want it free unless it was pushed to every device.

and it'll count as wasted storage space too. there's a difference in putting it for free to sync if you want and synching it for you. that they needed to make a tool to get rid of it just tells that it wasn't simple to get it off your shuffle list(and this from a company that prides on usability, yet even newspaper articles on it couldn't provide instructions on how to remove it from your idevice without crippling synch or it appearing on shuffle!

thus they had to make the removal tool.

and U2's manager commented that he had to find new ways to market.. well.. that's because nobody would've even known the friggin album about "their roots" and "the songs are about the early days" and shit like that had even come out. I certainly would not have known they had a new album.. not that I'm looking to listen to it now..

about two weeks ago

California Declares Carpooling Via Ride-Share Services Illegal

gl4ss Re:Can we please cann these companies what they ar (288 comments)

is a call center providing services for 10 minicab companies the minicab company?

but yeah, they're minicab companies, but... is it illegal for the minicabs say in london to pick up two passangers from different locations and drive them at the same time to another city and drop them off at different locations and charge them different fares as if they were individual customers? the reason cab companies didn't fight these call-by-phone-only companies(not just uk, same in finland) was that it's not so easy as using an app to see if there's a ride nearby.

also, is this california law for protection of busses and metro area public transport monopolies or what?

about three weeks ago



Would You Board Flight 666 to HEL?

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  1 year,18 days

gl4ss (559668) writes " Superstitious people might want to skip this one, the flight AY666 to HEL. Currently in Helsinki the weather is great, even if HEL is due to freeze in few months."
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Android-x86 3.2-RC2 released

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  more than 2 years ago

gl4ss (559668) writes ""The test build is based on the Android 3.2.2. We fixed and added many x86 specified code to let the system runs smoothly on x86 platforms, especially for netbooks or tablets.". android-x86 can be used for running android on generic x86 hw or in virtual machines, which is useful for development purposes among other things."
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Google acquires Motorola Mobility

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  more than 3 years ago

gl4ss (559668) writes " . (g&m))"today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Google will acquire Motorola Mobility for $40.00 per share in cash, or a total of about $12.5 billion, a premium of 63% to the closing price of Motorola Mobility shares on Friday, August 12, 2011. The transaction was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies." So Motorolas frequently re-organized phone subsidiary has found now a new home, at a sizeable premium. Is this start of Google starting to defend Androids patent troubles and what will this mean for the rest of Android manufacturers?"



gun crime vs. gun control

gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  more than 11 years ago

wtf has this to do with slashdot?


gazillion idiot posts in a second. NONE of wich were unbiased, and riddled with serious thought holes.

israel has low gun crime ratio? wtf, the country is in (half) state of war ffs. oh yeh, legit shooting isn't gun crime and legit rocket strikes from another side of the fence isn't gun crime either.

guns don't kill people, idiots with guns thinking they can protect people kill people.

guns are fun. ON A FREAKING SHOOTING ALLEY. that i must admit.



gl4ss gl4ss writes  |  more than 10 years ago

yes. i'm developing my theory and practice of karmawhoring.

seriously, there should be a howto to karmawhoring.. though.. it could end up pretty short. following just about 3 rules one could easily expand his karma to excellent in ~3 weeks.

hmm. karmawhoring robot could end up intresting..
aw i guess i'll have to try to finish my google linkfarm detector/filter searcher..

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