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Anonymous Hacks US Think Tank Stratfor

incubbus13 Stratfor internal memo: (356 comments)

Note to self: change password from potrzebie

more than 2 years ago
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Apple's App Store Accepts 'Gay Cure' App

incubbus13 iBi (794 comments)

At this rate, they should have an app out by next year to make my girlfriend bi...

K.

more than 3 years ago
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How has your opinion on the safety of nuclear power changed after the events in Japan?

incubbus13 Re:A steam powered society... (1148 comments)

I love /. People re-cast your argument in the most simplistic fashion, mingle it with an ad hominem attack, and a disparaging tone and get moderated up for it.

You are totally right. Because none of the companies who make nuclear reactors have a vested interest in making sure they can sell their products nor hire lobbyists to assist that, for instance. In fact, the entire Energy sector is really famous for doing what is best for the industry, the consumer, and the world at large. Enron was a fluke. Real companies aren't really like that.

Nor is the nuclear energy industry more tightly interwoven with its own regulatory industry, the legislature that passes laws on it, and it's own inspections, than the entire rest of the military-industrial complex put together. That's just paranoid. (Which, combined with the large lack of education about nuclear technology further retards its widespread adoption, and thus, likely, innovation.)

Thanks for playing,

K.

more than 3 years ago
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How has your opinion on the safety of nuclear power changed after the events in Japan?

incubbus13 Re:A steam powered society... (1148 comments)

Er, there were jet engines on the Wright Flyer? There's a technological progression involved. Paper wings and lawn mower engines to jet power and rockets and space flight. It's not the same. Railways haven't changed much, no. Is that because no one has come up with any new way to do things? Land trains, maglev, etc? Where's the same level of innovation in power generation?

K.

more than 3 years ago
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How has your opinion on the safety of nuclear power changed after the events in Japan?

incubbus13 Re:A steam powered society... (1148 comments)

Which one? The polyurethane headed carbon-fiber handled one? Or the tungsten steel headed one? It is a good point. But...even there, we've seen a certain amount of advancement. It's not like cars can't be advanced, they've been getting essentially the same gas mileage since the 1940s, for instance.

K.

more than 3 years ago
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How has your opinion on the safety of nuclear power changed after the events in Japan?

incubbus13 A steam powered society... (1148 comments)

It fascinates me that we use nuclear power, to generate steam...to generate electricity. It seems a long way to go, to do something they figured out how to do in the 1800s. When you're a little kid and you hear 'nuclear power', you think...the nuclear aspect actually generates power. Like, the powerlines are plugged into the reactor and the 'nuclear stuff' generates power.

I think most of the nuclear fears are ignorance and hype and a lack of education on the part of the public. But...it does seem like a lot of danger and risk just to burn water. There should be more energy efficient means of doing it. Especially by now. I think this really demonstrates how much Big Oil and Big Energy have held back our technology. You can't find much else (besides cars) that is still using the same methods and fundamental technology 100 years later.

K.

more than 3 years ago
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Automatic Life Jacket Detection For Drones

incubbus13 There's an app for that... (85 comments)

Oh My God (OMG). That Is So Cool. (TISC) unmanned vehicle (UAV)/drone (drone) software(SW) for the win! (FTW!)

K.

more than 3 years ago
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The Seven Types of Hackers

incubbus13 Re:innacurate re: wikileaks (178 comments)

I was just going to comment on that. By connecting wikileaks to a rogue's gallery of villains, the article makes it's political leanings pretty clear. It's also woefully brief and simplistic. But this article seemed more designed to get lots of hits, by using every buzzword it could think of that'd make it come up high on Google than useful or informative. I guess if you were teaching a 5th grade class an introduction to malicious software hackers it'd be a place to start. This is like a nursing home-time news broadcast designed to scare seniors and technophobes. Kids are licking toad's butts to get high! News at 11! Fluff piece. Maybe it'll be on L&O next season.

K.

more than 3 years ago
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Glen Beck Warns Viewers Not To Use Google

incubbus13 Net neutrality? (1276 comments)

Screw it, I'm willing to take the hit to the overall healthiness of our democracy if we can have one internet for stupid people and one for the rest of us.

I will pay an extra $20 a month to subsidize a separate internet for Glen Beck and the rest of the conservative neo-Luddites.

K.

more than 3 years ago
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Example.com Has Changed

incubbus13 Screw This (109 comments)

That was my favorite homepage. If it's changed I'm done with the internet. I quit. I hope they didn't update it and fruck up the navigation and look like other sites have done recently...

K.

more than 3 years ago
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Slashdot Launches Re-Design

incubbus13 Hate (2254 comments)

It's ugly, it's awkward, it has a floating top "banner" that blocks me being able to see the top half of the article I'm reading. It sucks. Change is bad. Go back.

K.

more than 3 years ago
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Tunisian Gov't Spies On Facebook; Does the US?

incubbus13 How to block spying... (221 comments)

I hear if you put tin foil over the top of your monitor, they can't spy on you any more...the intertoobs come through there and the spy satelites can't see through the tin foil.

K.

more than 3 years ago
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Chess Terminator Robot Takes On Former World Champ

incubbus13 Computers... (63 comments)

The computers are beating Communists at chess now, next thing you know they'll be beating humans.

K.

more than 3 years ago
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10/10/10 — a Nice Day To Celebrate the Meaning of Life

incubbus13 Which calender? (296 comments)

This frustrates me. If you go by the Jewish calender, or any of the other pre-Gregorian ones, the date doesn't match.

Time, as we measure it, at least, is entirely a human construct. The idea that a second is a fundamental unit of the universe contains tenuous scientific assumptions.

Numerology is bunk. Worse, trying to find metaphysical (or even non-metaphysical) content in a system that is completely made up and has no foundation in any kind of science is nuts.

In the calender of my life, today is the 13th day, of the 13th son, of the 13th /. comment I've ever made. The world will come to an end tomorrow. Guaranteed. All the omens say so.

K.

more than 3 years ago
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Hawking: No 'Theory of Everything'

incubbus13 Predicting the future (465 comments)

Any time I see a scientist (or any other 'pundit') predicting the future, I automatically assume the opposite of what they say will be true. The only guaranteed way to be wrong in life is to specify something about the future. Bill Gates saying 64k is all anyone will ever need in RAM or whatever, for instance.

Worse, and akin to what some people are arguing above...this sounds old and tired, to me. Someone giving up on a lifelong dream. Hawking has done a lot of great things in his life, but, to me, one of the greatest has always been inspiring other people with his love of science and his passion for knowledge. To say that humanity will never do something, given the practical infinity of time seems defeatist and...sad to me.

I think the theory of everything is one of the most important pursuits in science. Whether or not it is possible, rational, logical or what...it's already spurred massive amounts of research (LHC, etc) that has/will pay dividends in commercial, medical, or merely cool ways. It's the same argument I always have about the space program. Yes, it'll never be cool as Star Trek, at least not for a couple thousand years, but our need to explore, to climb, to name, to learn might be the thing that keeps us alive as a species. When we lose that...then I would expect extinction to be a natural outcome.

K.

more than 3 years ago
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Icons on my (computer) desktop:

incubbus13 10 years of practice... (384 comments)

Remember under Windows 3.2 and 95 (and 98 and ME) icons would move around on the desktop every time you rebooted? It was like one of those bio-simulation games of life sometimes. Your icons made clover leaves and crosses randomly on your desktop.

Personally, I never see my desktop, but I check it every once in a while, because my icons breed and reproduce on there when I'm not looking, somehow and three months go by and there's 50 of them.

K.

more than 3 years ago
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Grad Student Invents Cheap Laser Cutter

incubbus13 Re:As opposed to doers? (137 comments)

I couldn't figure out how a sandworm was going to use this thing. It's not ergonomically designed for 100' long, limbless users at all.

K.

more than 3 years ago
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The Vending Machines of the Future

incubbus13 Typo (216 comments)

recognize basic costumer information

Costumers? Prolly is consumers. But, if it only works on costumers, that is a way cooler invention...

K.

more than 3 years ago
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Superheroes vs. the Westboro Baptist Church

incubbus13 Re:If Trekkies and Jedi can work together (631 comments)

I think your god spends way too much time paying attention to what consenting adults are doing in bed. It's a little creepy, frankly. My mom taught me that it wasn't polite to eavesdrop. My ex-girlfriend taught me it sometimes was, if you were invited. But the invitation seems to be a crucial part of human social interactions.

K.

about 4 years ago

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