Canada Tops List of Most Science-Literate Countries
If you kill God, you are scientific and literate.
Numerous Methane Leaks Found On Atlantic Sea Floor
Yeah, like that has never happened before.
Lets have a Methane Exchange and destroy peoples lives to fix it with Methane Tax Exchanges.
Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Marks 23 Years of the Linux Kernel
Year of the Linux desktop!?
Sorry, just had to post that.
Thank God for open source LINUX.
I would be running a chain of Indian Restaurants long ago if the only thing I was doing was product management of Wind0ze machines.
LINUS thanks for the greatest occupation anyone could want: LINUX Admin/LINUX Programmer.
PS: I need to buy LINUS something, but what do you do for a man that has all the source code? MMMmmmm....
Illinois University Restricts Access To Social Media, Online Political Content
Anyone who is stupid enough to pay a University via a banker to become "institutionalized" deserves exactly what they get.
In the age of the internet, if you have to pay someone to sit you in a room and teach you like a trained monkey you have serious problems that go way beyond education.
Universities are sort of like the last DINO's that hung around after the big rock thing from the sky happened. In this case the rock is the formation of the modern internet.
I would pay about $500 bucks for a Bachelors degree, max for the outside chance a University actually provided something I can't do myself with a Internet connection.
Tech Looks To Obama To Save Them From 'Just Sort of OK' US Workers
I do not agree.
I have been in the tech industry for 25+ years and most of the time foreign means cheap workers.
I would also point out out, how incredibly frustrating it is to design technology over language and cultural barriers. Especially for non trivial infrastructure work spanning continents.
I finally asked management to just send our US team abroad to work for a year, otherwise I was going to quit.
What would have taken 3 years was done in 8 months time to I would like to point out.
Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?
Einstein, Tesla, Newton, Boole.
Contributions way the freak ahead of their time, and not just the knowledge they knew, but what they decided to do with it, was probably pure genius in my opinion.
There are lots of smart people in the world, but very few of them really contribute anything beyond paper test scores or academic nonsense.
To be a true genius in my opinion, you look the world straight in the eye, tell it your full of crap, and whack upside the head with a contribution that challenges civilization at the time.
All of the above men did that, some centuries before their contributions fully took root.
Microsoft Surface Drowning?
I don't think Microsoft should stop Surface at all.
It has extreme promise to vastly exceed the loses it has already accumulated, and I think Microsoft should strive to hit the 10Billion a year loss threshold by 2020.
I know Microsoft can do it, the technology they provide to the world can easily match $10 Billion in losses by 2016, but only if they hunker down, and get to work.
Ask Slashdot: Life Beyond the WRT54G Series?
Works very well with the source builds of OpenWRT.
The WDR4300 hardware and software with the WDR4300 present one with a verifiably secure wireless system, that is also correctable if it is not.
That is why I use it.
Why the "NASA Tested Space Drive" Is Bad Science
In otherwards, you can't make billions off of the infrastructure storing liquid hydrogen, billions off launch pad construction and maint contracts and most of all, nothing can go boom sp, instead of having to buy insurance and possibly building TWO in case of launch failure, there just isn't any good money....I mean good science in that or any idea that doesn't use rockets.
Rockets=The Chinese were doing it long before we were and somehow nobody gets it that it is old hat.
TEPCO: Nearly All Nuclear Fuel Melted At Fukushima No. 3 Reactor
I told everyone this the week after the reactor detonated.
I got labeled a crack pot, a troll and a fear mongering ignorant ranter.
I also said TEPCO is lying and so is the Japanese government that everything was contained.
But now that they admit it, it is OK.
Why these people are not immediately arrested, and prosecuted is beyond me.
The entire TEPCO board should be prosecuted, arrested and jailed. No need for a trail as they have publicly admitted they comitted a crime.
Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine
Satellite Images Show Russians Shelling Ukraine
First of all, someone doesn't like what is going on in the Far East.
They don't like the Oil pipelines selling oil not in dollars.
They don't like the elected leaders so they over throw them, and the whole thing is so corrupt, they don't even try and hide the fact anymore and use communications wide out in the open for people to record and play back of their corruption.
I am suppose to believe, that a country which beat Napoleon, Hitler and has state of the art military gear easily matching anything the United States or the West has, can't figure out what a passenger airliner looks like and decides to blow it up for some sort of secret gain?
Of course, while all of this is going on it is I am sure JUST A COINCIDENCE, that the make and model of the airliner shot down is the exact same kind of air plane, from the same place one of the same make and model, freakin same country of origin and even the SAME FREAKING AIRPORT, matches the one that disappeared a few months ago "somewhere over the pacific".
In case you people haven't figured this out yet, this is about the dollar. As in, since 2007 the corruption is so EPIC in our banking industry, they are robbing anything that is not nailed down to cover the loses of this looting since, well, nobody was prosecuted.
So, the same crooks keep robbing the financial system, over and over and over and over. As a result the debts get bigger and bigger and bigger.
They basically need to loot Iran, and Syria since they already looted Iraq and want that gas and oil next to Russia.
Even Biden's kid was installed to insure the Oil stays in the family so to speak. Yeah, I can just see how happy a Ukraine citizen is going to be when it is so obvious our government is looting their country for Oil and Gas, going so far as to put kids of our crony government/Federal Reserve reps in charge to insure the looting goes according to plan.
All of it is funded by the Federal Reserve and its crony Wall Street puppet banks.
You know, Russia isn't a goat herding outback country like Iran. You fuck with these people and you are going to wake up with a few cities missing.
Russia will not bend its knee to Napolean, Hitler and especially not a bunch of fucking banker wank jobs from New York.
Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"
The reason why LINUX is as good as it is, because people who are involved with LINUX are passionate about great software. The reason why LINUX attracts people who are passionate about good software and world class engineering is because you can actually do something about these sorts of errors.
With proprietary software like Windows, that passion is crushed because you can never ever fix these sorts of things, without going to jail in the f*cking fascist corporate state.
Tolerance is lower, because YOU as a software developer have EPIC amounts of control over the software stack. You are suppose to test these things before deployment. On Windows or some other piece of shit operating system with no source code this sort of thing is tolerated much more frequently because you do not have that level of control and more importantly: Defects in proprietary software are thought of as a REVENUE STREAM, not as a PIECE OF SHIT SOFTWARE.
AS A RESULT OF THAT LOSS OF CONTROL THE SOFTWARE QUALITY EXPECTATIONS ARE VASTY REDUCED IN PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE SHIT.
Hence Windows shit, vs LINUX EPIC engineering.
That EPIC engineering runs the fastest machines, the largest computers, the smallest computers do you know why?
The open source community have passionate people who don't put up with BULLSHIT BOSSES. THE KIND YOU LIKE TO HAVE AROUND AT WORK THINKING ABOUT NEXT QUARTERS NUMBERS INSTEAD OF WHY HIS CUSTOMER STAYED UP LAST NIGHT TILL 2AM IN THE MORNING ON A TECHNICAL SUPPORT LINE TRYING TO RESTORE THEIR SYSTEMS.
I figure Windows shit owes me like 5 years of sleep as a IT Monkey going on 25 years in the industry. I always think, why didn't someone yell at the guy like LINUS who wrote this shit, to fix it?
Keep yelling LINUS!!
Rupert Murdoch's Quest To Buy Time Warner: Not Done Yet
Mention any in the presence of Murdoch and his ilk will get you classified as a terrorist and likely SWAT'ed.
Well, either that or you could be driving your car and inexplicably jit a tree ay a very VERY high speed and wonder, "That is odd, where did that tree come from?"
Interviews: Ask Dr. Andy Chun About Artificial Intelligence
What do you think is easier to solve?
Artificial Intelligence or the idea of mimicking natural physical systems to process information?
Machine Intelligence or the idea of creating systems that do not use natural systems but investigate wholly new ideas of machine design to process information?
Apple Refutes Report On iPhone Threat To China's National Security
Snowden reveal something curious about Apple gear.
Curious in that Apple iPhone was the only piece of gear that could be relied upon to be cracked. Any model.
That strongly suggests cooperation with intelligence agencies in the west.
If I was China I would ban western products.
Comcast Executives Appear To Share Cozy Relationships With Regulators
I am shocked. Now, leave me alone, I have to play with my new iShit gadget.
30% of Americans Aren't Ready For the Next Generation of Technology
I would like to add that the people who I will describe as the old guard, who brought up the internet have a generally different point of view on the topic of advanced technology. For example, none of us use social networking, either for professional contacts, customers or even general communication.
Ideas like Facebook, and LinkedIn are something akin to nosey email. Further more we in the old guard as it were see it for what it really is, just a way to sell your information and ripping you off, for really not so good reasons.
Now if I could charge everyone too look at my kitty pictures on Facebook, along with my personal information, that would be different! Hell I would even give zuckerberg, NSA and god knows who else a cut.
But they do not even do that. So why even bother.
That Toy Is Now a Drone
NOT for them.
This increasingly narrowed view of the powers that be is overall a very very disturbing trend I have been watching since the 2007 financial crisis.
These bankers are funding every single war on the planet in order to save the currency, while printing gigantic wads of cash for the militarization of the police, and every single government agency. Billions of bullets purchased for social security administration, EPA...etc.
Now they slip a little money to the court system and insure YOU cannot have any sort of drone that provides FPS.
I doubt that is a coincidence.
Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?
Probably some sort of brain seizure of something that suspends my belief that technology is support to serve a purpose, and is definitely not a method to sell trinkets.