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There Is No "You" In a Parallel Universe

l0ungeb0y Re:hmmmm (202 comments)

Assuming that the concept of the "multiverse" is indeed correct -- and presently, current scientific theories do point to a strong probability -- why would the other Universes be COPIES of this universe? Why wouldn't they be similar, yet different, such as cells in a body? Sure, cells may have all the fundamental parts in common, but the atoms and molecules that comprise them are entirely unique. You and I are frankly of no significance nor would there be even the slightest possibility of a copy or alternate version of ourselves in any other universe. However, if you want to talk about alternate versions of THIS Universe, well, we might have something to talk about.

And for the record, I do not think it so preposterous to posit that the multiverse concept is too wild an idea. Have we seen anything entirely unique in this Universe? Have we seen were magnification or division ends? Why should we not have a multiverse where thousands, even millions or billions of Universes exist? And what contains those? How do you propose we ever find out if we shit all over the very idea until we actually have "proof". Frankly, I find the notion of a singular Universe too close to the notion of a God to take seriously, the multiverse concept seems more in line with what we see in nature

yesterday
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R.U. Sirius Co-Authors New Book On Transhumanism

l0ungeb0y Am I the only one... (47 comments)

That mistook the headline's mention of RU Sirius for Yahoo Serious? Same era, same stupid sounding name, same flash in the pan. I wonder if they were separated at birth

yesterday
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The Quantum Experiment That Simulates a Time Machine

l0ungeb0y All Well and Good (138 comments)

The results are in perfect agreement with predictions from the 1990s--there are no grandfather-type paradoxes

Nice first step, but I'll be more impressed when the results are in agreement with predictions from the 1890s

2 days ago
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Virgin Galactic Dumps Scaled Composites For Spaceship Two

l0ungeb0y Re:"A hangar in Mojave" (38 comments)

Maybe that was my point -- that the "hanger" was putting it back inte Rutan's capable hands. Sorry if my humor was too subtle.

5 days ago
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Virgin Galactic Dumps Scaled Composites For Spaceship Two

l0ungeb0y "A hangar in Mojave" (38 comments)

Is that what they are calling Burt Rutan's Garage these days?

5 days ago
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Scientists Determine New Way To Untangle Proteins By Unboiling an Egg

l0ungeb0y But ... (155 comments)

Can it turn your toast back into bread again?

5 days ago
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Uber Suspends Australian Transport Inspector Accounts To Block Stings

l0ungeb0y Re:Uber is dumb (299 comments)

Except they don't vet the operators and happily direct young women into rape mobiles

about two weeks ago
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Adobe Patches Nine Vulnerabilities In Flash

l0ungeb0y Re:History (95 comments)

Not at all. One of the last footholds of Flash is the ability to write a Native App for iOS and Android with Adobe AIR. What Steve Jobs was talking about was the Flash Browser plug-in -- which was unviable as a mobile browser experience. Hell, Google bent over backwards to give Adobe everything they claimed Apple denied them and couldn't get it to run in a stable or usable manner on Android.

about two weeks ago
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Carnivorous Pitcher Plant "Out-Thinks" Insects

l0ungeb0y Re:smarter than many people I know (111 comments)

And a boring life lived with every opportunity for fun, pleasure and adventure "given up" for safety while so many times, having never gotten anything out of it but regret for passing up something you actually wanted.

about two weeks ago
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Adobe Patches Nine Vulnerabilities In Flash

l0ungeb0y Re:Get rid of flash on slashdot, firefox (95 comments)

Any business that still wants programmers to make apps in flash are stupid Name one other way to transmit a live video & audio stream from the browser that works across all major platforms that doesn't require a download and install.

Besides Flash/Flex, AS, just purely suck as a language, utter putrid crap.

AS3 is essentially Java with most of the same features as most other strongly typed OO languages.

Please make all firewalls block flash. Make firefox not even accept flash plugins, ban it , black list it.

Yes, let's kill off browser-based internet video chat for the next few years and go with vendor specific implementations from Google and Apple! No one should be able to create a video app until Google lets them! Flash needs to die, but the fact is HTML5 has yet to provide a means to provide device access and a streaming AV codec. Sure, Opus is great, but not the standard and will likely never be adopted by Apple and WebRTC is great, but not the standard and has issues with implementation requirements (ICE servers, Turn/Stun).

about two weeks ago
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Carnivorous Pitcher Plant "Out-Thinks" Insects

l0ungeb0y So that's how Voyager escaped (111 comments)

Knowing that the Federation would would send a veritable Armada of Science vessels to feast upon

about two weeks ago
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Lawrence Krauss On Scientists As Celebrities: Good For Science?

l0ungeb0y Betteridge Is Wrong On This One (227 comments)

Yes, anything that puts science to a face and makes it approachable, normal and something to be admired or respected is always a good thing. In the US, so much emphasis is put on wealth that we have seen an astronomical rise in MBAs and JDs while STEM programs have languished by comparison.

about three weeks ago
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Anonymous Declares War Over Charlie Hebdo Attack

l0ungeb0y Anonymous is the Wrong Tool for the Job (509 comments)

Al Qaeda, ISIS and their ilk aren't centralized organizations and can't be easily doxxed, DDoS'd or fought in an electronic manner. Bear in mind that the average terrorist has a less than average IQ and a higher than average belief in religion with a strong tendency toward violence. Their use of computers is at the same level as your typical non-technical user: Facebook, twitter, chat and email. So while Anonymous might cause them some hassle, it will ultimately require putting a gun to these people's heads and pulling the trigger.

about three weeks ago
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Russia Says Drivers Must Not Have "Sex Disorders" To Get License

l0ungeb0y Re:People who persecute others (412 comments)

The Russian government is rabid with fear at the moment.

At the moment? You were aware that Stalin the prime motivator behind Stalin's atrocities was paranoia don't you? The Gov't of Russia has been in a perpetual state of freak-out for nearly a century.

about three weeks ago
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First OSX Bootkit Revealed

l0ungeb0y Re:Turn on FileVault (135 comments)

Thank god I enabled FileVault on my shiny new MBP the day I got it. I'll research your recommended CLI command -- but from what I can make of it, it looks good.

about three weeks ago
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Connected Gun Lets Anyone Watch What Or Who You Are Shooting

l0ungeb0y Re:Don't put cameras on everything (138 comments)

And what's next? Cameras installed in the bullets?

Just like in Natural Born Killers! Maybe we can add "filters" to give it a retro feel and sound fx!

about three weeks ago
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FBI Says Search Warrants Not Needed To Use "Stingrays" In Public Places

l0ungeb0y Re:Nazi's run the USA & Intelligence Apparatus (303 comments)

Show me how the Nazis were ever about Socialism. You want a fact? Every Socialist country on Earth has a higher standard of living, better education, better health care and more vacation time than America And dipshits like you talk about it like that's a bad thing bagging groceries at Walmart for $7.00/hr.

about three weeks ago
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Mercedes-Benz's Self-Driving Concept Car Is Here

l0ungeb0y Not Content To Merely Drive Like an Asshole (167 comments)

Now I shall a rear bumper with an LED display to tell other drivers what to do! Now excuse me while I execute 1000 consecutive lane changes in rush hour traffic -- I've got important places to be

about three weeks ago
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FBI Says Search Warrants Not Needed To Use "Stingrays" In Public Places

l0ungeb0y Criminals Don't Have Privacy Interests (303 comments)

And it is well known that our Government now considered ALL CITIZENS as criminals who merely have not been convicted yet.

about three weeks ago
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Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive

l0ungeb0y Remember Final Cut Pro X? (598 comments)

FTC took the Video Post community by storm, quickly gaining broad acceptance throughout the industry, knocking Premier off it's pedestal for desktop-class video editing software

Then they came out with Final Cut Pro X and when their users complained about the rampant bugs, overly simplified iMovie style interface and defeaturization, Apple told their user base to go fuck themselves -- as Apple is want to do and Premier went back to being on top again.

http://fortune.com/2011/06/22/...
https://discussions.apple.com/...

Anyway, far from being a learning moment for Apple -- this has been wholly adopted as their corporate ideology when it comes to their user apps. A lot of it is a focus on iOS and trying to make everything fall in line with iOS -- this was clear as early as 2007 when a trip to the Apple store had their laptop and desktop add-ons shunted to dusty corners while iPhone cases and accessories dominated the store. So this has beed a mentality years in the making based solely on spreadsheets of product sales and not user needs regarding user experience.

Even Woz wrote a rant (now pulled it seems) about ditching OS X in favor of Linux over the frustration of the mounting shit-pile of bugs and anoyances with OS X You can read comments about Woz' post here: https://news.ycombinator.com/i...

about a month ago

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Romney Being Blackmailed for $1.0M Bitcoins in Tax Records Scandal

l0ungeb0y l0ungeb0y writes  |  more than 2 years ago

l0ungeb0y writes "The Secret Service is investigating an attempt to blackmail Mitt Romney for $1,000,000 in "hard-to-trace Internet currency" to not divulge the contents of his purportedly stolen tax records. It would seem the "Streisand Effect" is getting teeth in the era of Anon and Wikileaks. Also noteworthy of discussion is Main Stream Media's refusal to reference Bitcoin by name. Tinfoil has anyone?"
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Portfolio Update

l0ungeb0y l0ungeb0y writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Just added a couple pics from yesterdays shoot at Dalva.
Overall, the shoot went really well. I was very pleased with the makeup provided by Kamilla and the models were of course a pleasure to work with.

Being that I'm sitting on an 80gig dedicated server at a rather fab colo facility, I feel I need to get off my butt and put together my own portfolio page... the musecube thing doesn't cut it. So be looking for my link to update to a real online portfolio with many pics. On that vein, I'm also thinking about putting together an online mens rag, not porno, but something akin to Maxim but strictly photographic... but more on that later.

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Double Trouble

l0ungeb0y l0ungeb0y writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Wow, getting lots of demand for my photoskills by models here in SF.

I just did a shoot last Saturday with Christy Holt which turned out very well.

This Sunday I will be doing a shoot on location with pin-up girls Susan Church and Dangerrr Doll. This shoot is already shaping up to be a very wild and fun happening complete with cat fight and plenty of that glam we all love. So be prepared for some very hot shots with these 2 done up to the 9's and at each others throats!

Also, Starri Noir has asked to pose as well. I am honored by that because of her affiliations with Eric Kroll, who's work I happen to greatly admire.
I am looking forward to doing some very obscure and artsy shots with her in the next week or so.

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