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Why Do Contextual Ads Fail?

jaeztheangel there's a fine line... (249 comments)

between selling, and exploiting someone's voluntary data. not all needs are voluntary - the young, the old, and the mentally ill also use fb.

about 2 months ago

PayPal Integrates Bitcoin Processors BitPay, Coinbase and GoCoin

jaeztheangel betrayed, the paypal haters were #yoda (56 comments)

and so the concentration of bitcoin into a few rich hands goes forward.

about 3 months ago

Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease

jaeztheangel i knew that. (222 comments)

well, when i say 'I', its more of a consensus decision.

about 3 months ago

I think next winter will be:

jaeztheangel winter is coming (148 comments)

funny thing about the books - there really should have been way more Autumn!

about 3 months ago

Why Atheists Need Captain Kirk

jaeztheangel Re:illogical captain (937 comments)

Spock wouldn't have screwed up as much as Kirk. But it would have been a much less interesting show. Maybe there is a place for Atheism with a heart?

about 3 months ago

The Future According To Stanislaw Lem

jaeztheangel highly probable (196 comments)

our memories and attention spans have gotten noticeably worse over the last century, though our quality of life has increased immeasurably. he may be right. solving our economic needs who wouldn't want to focus on feeling better?

about 3 months ago

Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

jaeztheangel Human Dignity Matters (300 comments)

There are plenty of angry young idiots who will exult in it - let's not give them the pleasure.

about 4 months ago

UK Police Warn Sharing James Foley Killing Video Is a Crime

jaeztheangel Look Away (391 comments)

Roll Up, Roll Up,
To Look Away,
As A Cockney
Betrays the UK.

Journalist or Spy?
He Didn't Have To Die
All Fanatics Lie
While Families Cry.

Rest In Peace, Our thoughts are with the family.

about 4 months ago

WikiLeaks' Assange Hopes To Exit London Embassy "Soon"

jaeztheangel UK Law has changed. (299 comments)

Or is very soon about to, he has access to one of the top lawyers in the country (who also happens to date George Clooney) and wouldn't make this announcement if it could be easily repudiated. I guess this is his way of testing the waters, and calling the banners before he sets out...

about 4 months ago

Hemp Fibers Make Better Supercapacitors Than Graphene

jaeztheangel Re:not superconducting (178 comments)

apologies; thank you for the correction.

about 4 months ago

I'd most like to (personally) explore:

jaeztheangel Re:Space? (246 comments)

I've always been a bit worried about the response time for the stop button at near light speeds. Press the stop button and by the time the circuits have reacted, you're a few thousand light years beyond your target and have to turn around and go back.

Excellent point; if only humanity could invent programming technology BEFORE reaching light-speed.... :-)

about 4 months ago

I'd most like to (personally) explore:

jaeztheangel Space? (246 comments)

It would be awesome to visit the super-massive black-hole in the center of our Milky Way Galaxy, and if done at near light-speed the journey would feel like the blink of an eye. Actually that's not a bad way to travel if you don't mind solitude. A blink, and earth fizzles away but you're in another galaxy... I wonder how many fantastic sites or blinks you could have before the universe ended? Failing any of that the only other place I can visit in the blink of an eye is my own town.

about 4 months ago

Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

jaeztheangel JAVA EE is not dead. (371 comments)

With Lambda expressions in the last release, and the renewed focus on mobile - Java is awesome. For a language which forced Microsoft to up it's game with C#, and with Linux has stormed into taking over most of financial services - it's as least as alive as COBOL. Which - like Sarah Palin - cannot be killed and will not go away. Java has the Colbert of Languages. Wildly successful, despite being in a suit.

about 4 months ago

The Social Laboratory

jaeztheangel a viable model for society (79 comments)

but is it healthy long term?

aren't social contracts supposed to be voluntary? At least at some level?

about 5 months ago

US States Edge Toward Cryptocoin Regulation

jaeztheangel CryptoCurrencies should be produced professionally (172 comments)

Without a doubt the most troubling aspect of the market is the fraud, scamming, lying and cheating that goes on from amateur dev teams that take a half-understood slice of code, rebrand it, and then pump it up in EXACTLY the same boilerroom scams that have plagued traditional fiat markets.

The fact we need people to share their skills safely, train users, and businesses how to use crypto-currencies properly, and also ensure that those who create 'new' altcoins - are held accountable for the currencies they create, and to the people who bought into them.

It's not enough to print monopoly money - we have to build businesses first so it's worth trading for a REAL good or service.

about 5 months ago



Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication Between Humans Demonstrated

jaeztheangel jaeztheangel writes  |  about 3 months ago

jaeztheangel (2644535) writes "The researchers, led by Giulio Ruffini, CEO of Starlab in Barcelona, successfully transmitted the words "hola" and "ciao" in binary code from the brain of a person in India to the brains of three people in France. Electroencephalography (EEG), which monitors electric currents in the brain, was used to record the information from the sender's brain, and robotized transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), which causes neurons to fire from an electric current that is generated by a rapidly changing magnetic field, was used to deliver the message to the brains of the receivers in France."
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Ecuador to forge ahead with State-Backed Digital Currency

jaeztheangel jaeztheangel writes  |  about 4 months ago

jaeztheangel (2644535) writes "Ecuador's government has approved plans to start a new Digital Currency backed by the state. With defaults in recent history, and dwindling oil reserves is this a brave move, or a foolish one?

Congress last month approved legislation to start a digital currency for use alongside the U.S. dollar, the official tender in Ecuador. Once signed into law, the country will begin using the as-yet-unnamed currency as soon as October.


US allows first commercial drone flights

jaeztheangel jaeztheangel writes  |  about 6 months ago

jaeztheangel (2644535) writes "The United States Aviation Authority has authorized BP to use unmanned aircraft to survey pipelines, roads and equipment in Alaska. In a move likely to spark interest from other major players (Google, Amazon) US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said allowing the use of unmanned aircraft for research was an "important step toward broader commercial use of unmanned aircraft"."

McDogeCoin might be coming to McDonalds

jaeztheangel jaeztheangel writes  |  about 7 months ago

jaeztheangel (2644535) writes "McDonalds is holding an online competition to submit a custom burger with voting to decide which delicious invention will stand a chance of being served in UK restaurants for a week. TheDogeCoin community quickly submitted a whole load of shibe-related burgers and voted them to the top. The most popular of which is currently the McDogeCoin by the enigmatic “John Smith”"

Memories passed down through Genetics - Nature Neuroscience Confirms

jaeztheangel jaeztheangel writes  |  1 year,18 days

jaeztheangel (2644535) writes "Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory , animal studies suggest. Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the brains and behaviour of subsequent generations. A Nature Neuroscience study shows mice trained to avoid a smell passed their aversion on to their “grandchildren”. Experts said the results were important for phobia and anxiety research."


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