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You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

joocemann Re:Technically, that isn't West (327 comments)

You're Doing It All Wrong! LOL. Overstatement of the week. All the article does is say maybe, kinda, sorta, not really. LOL

about three weeks ago
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You're Doing It All Wrong: Solar Panels Should Face West, Not South

joocemann The article lacks substance! (327 comments)

This article is loaded with suppositions and guesses that don't really nail down any hard believable hypotheses or facts for a reader to take away. There is no takeaway message. I came away from this read having wasted my time. The whole article can be summed into a single line that could maybe be a popular tweet "For some people, maybe, angling solar panels westward might pick up energy when they need it most."

But the article is clickbait by the whole 'you're doing it all wrong' part that makes potential readers think there is some new big fact that will prove something worth learning. NOPE.

Lame article.

about three weeks ago
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Supreme Court To Decide Whether Rap Lyric Threats Are Free Speech

joocemann Re:And this is how perverted our system has gotten (436 comments)

I agree. I don't see a problem with maintaining our rights and then busting murderers, rapists, thieves, etc, when they actually are caught doing the crime or afterward. We can't all be so scared about the possibility of bad things that we give up the great things we have (rights/freedoms). Are we seriously trying to move into thoughtcrime and massive nanny-state/big-brother living where we need the government to PREVENT anything bad from happening? Please... Life is too short, even when it goes well, to shut it all down in fear.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

joocemann Re:Spare Room (720 comments)

It's not ok. As the guy who replied about fairness and communication said (and my original post implies), good relationships are mutual and require work. If you settle for less, that's on you. I'm miffed on behalf of other guys I know because of the point that you're making. As a man I don't get much of the feminine perspective of 'bad males', either --- much of this has to do with the fact that I absolutely avoid jerk men. The guys I surround myself with are all good upstanding people and so I only see or hear about asshats in public/internet.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

joocemann Re:Spare Room (720 comments)

The point is that if you cannot work a successful career, and will be at home all day, you should have homemaking skills. This is a gender independent point. I've met many male homemakers.

Regarding the 'plenty of guys out there who are dicks'.... And so? I'm not talking about those guys, am I? Why bring in spurious arguments when what you're saying clearly doesn't have anything to do with what was originally said? SMH. Internet trolls.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

joocemann Re:Spare Room (720 comments)

A lot of guys cower and don't demand fairness and communication in relationships. It's a way to feign the supposedly prized 'sensitivity' that was indoctrinated in the 80s/90s. They get walked all over and perpetuate a crappy expectation for the rest of us to work harder against. I'm married to a perfect woman, and so I don't have to deal with that crap any more. I feel bad for the rest of the guys I know who are facing potential spouses who offer nothing much more than being pretty in makeup. No degree, no homemaking skills, no work ethic, and no compromise. It's like they were raised to be princesses.

Yes, I know there are loads of women out there who aren't like this. And before you reply upset about this, just know that I am glad you exist and that I am not writing this about you at all.

about three weeks ago
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Music Publishers Sue Cox Communications Over Piracy

joocemann Re:All of this is extralegal (187 comments)

Nah.. They have staff lawyers who are sitting around too much and were tasked with trying to extort more money. A lot of the litigious crap going on in the world comes from staff lawyers.

about three weeks ago
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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

joocemann Re: writer doesn't get jeopardy, or much of anythi (455 comments)

Entropy exists within the materials of the superconductor by way of vibrations that happen above 0K. This is well known. The fact that you say "...your wonderful zero energy superconducting..." implies that you have no knowledge about this field of study whatsoever and think I'm making this up. I have no control over that. I can't force you to learn about something before refuting it ignorantly. I can't make you have a little trust in someone else's arguments such that you might actually make an effort of your own to find out. Superconductors have been studied and produced for over 20 years now and you're welcome to learn whenever you choose. scholar.google.com

Goodbye.

about three weeks ago
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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

joocemann Re: writer doesn't get jeopardy, or much of anythi (455 comments)

How is that relevant? Every time DNA is replicated, order is created. So what? The universe is very large. Please demonstrate relevance in these hazy terms you're throwing around.

about three weeks ago
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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

joocemann Re:No it isn't that we won't (455 comments)

Given the way most communications on the internet requires brevity and incomplete information, you could pose similar shithead-style analyses of most people's posts. You've chosen to assume the worst where you're given the opportunity to assume anything or limit judgement. That's on you and its surely a poor form of existence. I wish you a better way of life.

about three weeks ago
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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

joocemann Re:No it isn't that we won't (455 comments)

You can call me a moron if you take what I'm saying very simply and draw a lot of ridiculous assumptions about what I meant in that sentence. In brief, my planning involves looking at what is possible now, what is plausible in the immediate future (where most people focus on solving problems, but are competing with other smart people), and then what would be plausible if several currently plausible things come about. That next step out is what I'm betting on, but I hedge my bets broadly and intelligently and I constantly monitor the sciences that are important for my planning. So, in short, you don't know me.

about three weeks ago
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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

joocemann Re: writer doesn't get jeopardy, or much of anythi (455 comments)

Ok. And apply energetic conservation from zero resistance to your laws. Do you know about superconductors?

about three weeks ago
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Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

joocemann Re:Various hacking tools? (224 comments)

Hacks are so sophisticated that (this is for nearly a decade now) you can pay a monthly fee and a business will guarantee you their hacks will not get you caught. This means that if you are caught, they will buy you a fresh copy of the game. The hacks come by way of a client software that gets the latest undetectable hacks direct from the company and implements them as your game begins. These can include aimbots, wallhacks, etc. Interestingly, the aimbots are engineered to be less detectable, having some deliberate slop and acquisition time in them so that when a player's game is reviewed, it may appear more natural instead of a quick 'snap' to a headshot.

I know this because I played in competitive BF2 and was a huge proponent of detecting and outing the hackers in the top competitive community. Several of my colleagues were anti-hack people who were assigned to infiltrate those very hack selling companies as clients. Guess what? Those companies have forums where hackers assemble to get together full teams for (I'm sure you've got the picture by now) the top leagues and competitive games.

I'm so glad I don't game competitively for many reasons. I loved it at the time, but the paranoia and concern over hackers was such a big deal. Also, be wary of gamers from quebec. Of the competitive gamers caught in BF2 for hacking there were as many from Quebec as there was from the western hemisphere as a whole. There was a huge culture of disrespect coming out of quebec at the time.

about a month ago
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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

joocemann Re: writer doesn't get jeopardy, or much of anythi (455 comments)

Have you been watching the materials science field? Superoconductors are approaching STP. If you took any computer you have in your hands right now and rewired it with superconductor, you could probably just keep cranking up the overclocking rate with zero consequence. Without resistance there is no heat, and without heat, there is no problem. This is happening very soon. Read up.

about a month ago
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Alva Noe: Don't Worry About the Singularity, We Can't Even Copy an Amoeba

joocemann This is laughable... (455 comments)

I find this laughable because it's almost the opposite of the "If we can put a man on the moon, we can solve cancer." fallacy. If we can't copy an amoeba, we won't. LOL. No? I beg to differ. We can't right now, and for a million fundamental reasons that are all being solved in time.

Here's some perspective. I work in cell biology. 3 years ago, genetic expression required measuring the RNAs of at least a small cluster of cells. Two years ago, single cell RNA analysis became available. A year ago we started seeing the ability to split one cell into 4 equal vessicles, each able to be analyzed separately if need be. We also now have the software and processing power to infer huge bioinformatic hypotheses from this intricate data. In three years the ability went from an average, to a single, to a greater sampling number from the single (for statistical accuracy). THIS IS NOT EVEN THE UPCURVE OF SINGULARITY, but it sure feels like it.

Nanomaterials are allowing for crazy new properties on the macro-scale. Biotechnology is becoming cellular an surpassing simple chemistry. Artificial intelligence is now being implemented on neural-like computer architectures which are much more powerful at brain-like activity.

Full Disclosure, I've been a Kurzweilian Singularity Believer for years now and my life is betting on it. But I've had a lot more than confirmation bias going on to keep my confidence very high.

about a month ago
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Halting Problem Proves That Lethal Robots Cannot Correctly Decide To Kill Humans

joocemann But AI doesn't work like this... (335 comments)

Artificial Intelligence doesn't work like this. Instead, AI will test a number of outputs and then adjust its attempts at getting a 'right' answer as the process begins to resonate on being right more frequently. And so when faced with a question about killing humans, it boils down to finding out if killing humans is one of the most likely responses to achieve the desired outcome. That desired outcome can be quite abstract, too. It doesn't have to be something like "There's a bad guy in front of you with an EMP! What do you do?" It could be far more abstract in the sense of ecosystem sustainability, manufacturing changes, etc.

AI has come a very long way.

about a month ago
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Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016

joocemann Re:They WILL FIght Back (516 comments)

Isn't it strange how a PUBLIC COMPANY is acting like it's a private business? Who cares if they lose money? It's a public entity! Why aren't they innovating ways to roll out solar on behalf of the public corporation!

Yes. PGE has jobs to protect. But there isn't a single business out there that can be stagnant. Everyone is in a system of productivity and change. Public utilities included.

about a month ago
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I'm most interested in robots that will...

joocemann Seriously? The choice for me isn't here? (307 comments)

Wow. I carefully read all of the choices. None of them say what is one of the most proposed applications for robots.

"I will use robots to automate complex virtual and physical processes to enhance my productivity." This applies to work or home, but it's pretty well known now that those who will control robots the best in the next 30 years will be the dominant effectors in the world and will be seen as magicians.

about a month ago
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Open Source Self-Healing Software For Virtual Machines

joocemann Re:Wrong approach (50 comments)

I just don't think you'll find many in the younger crowd of coders to be humble enough to think that 1) their code could be buggy, or 2) that something/someone else could fix it. The only people I run into that talk about hard and true reliable coding as a standard are over 45 years old. All the young bucks think its impossible. Let's cue up the replies and downvotes (such as calling me a troll when i'm expressing a strong generalized observation) from here on slashdot to confirm my claims.

about a month ago

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Keith Olbermann and MSNBC Part Ways

joocemann joocemann writes  |  more than 3 years ago

joocemann (1273720) writes "In a direct business sense, MSNBC is making for poor business by axing their most popular anchor Keith Olbermann. "Cable host Keith Olbermann and news channel MSNBC abruptly parted ways on Friday night, as the network announced that his contract had ended and the last installment of his show would air that evening." Many have speculated as to why MSNBC would make this move. I am curious if raising too many questions and not spewing the pro-corporate memes that the mainstream media is purposed for is what took Keith the same way as Lou Dobbs."
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Slashdot Needs more 'positive post' word options.

joocemann joocemann writes  |  more than 5 years ago

joocemann writes "I love slashdot, and I really enjoy reading the intelligent posts — even those that I do not agree with. I think it might be nice to have a few other nice +1 words like "Beautiful" or "Poetic" or "Daring"... Something that might inspire a new range of response to meet those monikers.

What do you think would be a good other choice?"

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