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Tech-Unfriendly Cafes Say No Kindles Allowed

linzeal Re:It's a free country (375 comments)

They tried this at a bar I go to in the early 2000's all laptops were banned, it worked until about 2005 when Blackberries started coming out and now 80% of the bar is on their iPhones but you will still be asked to leave if you use a laptop.

more than 3 years ago
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What is your favorite Cloud Platform?

linzeal Re:None (396 comments)

Where do you work that you are not using cloud or at least gearing up to move to cloud?

more than 3 years ago
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I'd rather my paycheck be denominated in ...

linzeal Re:Obvious Missing - GOLD (868 comments)

That should be a clue that something is wrong, gold mines across the world that were abandoned when Gold was half the price it was now are all being reopened. If people think gold can withstand 2x the amount of gold tonnage on the market coming out in 2012+ they are delusional.

more than 3 years ago
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I'd rather my paycheck be denominated in ...

linzeal Re:Obvious Missing - GOLD (868 comments)

Almost all the industrial use captures 99% of the gold and reuses it over and over again as well, that should be clear. We use about .001% of the weight of copper per annum. The few gold contacts and insulation that are on satellites being pretty much the only exception. Besides Chinese New Year, Valentines Day and Christmas, there is not a large demand for using gold. Gold mines opening up worldwide on the current prices will see gold drop dramatically in value once they come online in 2012 and beyond.

more than 3 years ago
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LotR Online's Free-To-Play Switch Tripled Revenue

linzeal Costs much less to maintain a MMORPG (91 comments)

When this show started 10 years ago the amount of servers for a 1000 person "shard" was measured in racks, by the end of this decade I would not be surprised to see 1000 person servers on a single blade.

more than 3 years ago
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How Do You Prove Software Testing Saves Money?

linzeal You are almost to the point of needing QA (312 comments)

QA can be contracted out for 20 dollars an hour in house, I would suggest you look into that. It is a full time job for anything but the smallest of code bases.

more than 3 years ago
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Auditors Question TSA's Tech Spending, Security Solutions

linzeal TSA has made us an easier target (239 comments)

The long lines are what they are bombing now, terrorists targeting airports right now are thinking that rolling up with a suitcase filled with explosives in the middle of a large crowd waiting for security:

a) Shuts down the whole airport.
b) Inflicts more causalities than randomly crashing an airliner
c) Will make security spend massive amounts of money countering

Let''s review, TSA has made us less safe by offering us up as a larger and slower target. It is like putting security at the watering hole to make sure no one is a crocodile while lions eat everyone else who is waiting in line.

more than 3 years ago
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Did Stuxnet Take Out 1,000 Centrifuges At Natanz?

linzeal Re:Charlie Wilson's War II (189 comments)

It was in at least 5 newspapers yesterday, Google it, I'm not your bitch.

more than 3 years ago
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Did Stuxnet Take Out 1,000 Centrifuges At Natanz?

linzeal Re:Charlie Wilson's War II (189 comments)

I don't know ask them, they released over 50 of them last week and deported them into Afghanistan. Maybe to kill Americans?

more than 3 years ago
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Did Stuxnet Take Out 1,000 Centrifuges At Natanz?

linzeal Re:Charlie Wilson's War II (189 comments)

The only current threat of nuclear war in the middle east comes from Israel, unless you have some other proof of a secret program somewhere? Iran has 50 years of oil left and its gone, they are currently developing a nuclear program, no one has shown it be anything but civilian.

more than 3 years ago
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Did Stuxnet Take Out 1,000 Centrifuges At Natanz?

linzeal Re:Similar to mixing up Baptists and Mormons (189 comments)

Iran, last week, released nearly all of its Al Qaeda prisoners, so what the fuck are you talking about? Don't claim I'm misinformed when you don't read the damn newspaper. I'm not implying that Iran and Al Qaeda are buddies but that they are working together in this instance against the United States, is that really surprising?

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Did Stuxnet Take Out 1,000 Centrifuges At Natanz?

linzeal Re:Really? (189 comments)

A company I worked for left some USB sticks laying around our break room one weekend, us local IT guys and corporate were the only ones in on it, by the end of the day, 8 out of 10 of the USB sticks had been plugged in. One low-level manager, had 3 of them and when we came into his office, he was offloading porn and mp3s from his work computer unto them.

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Did Stuxnet Take Out 1,000 Centrifuges At Natanz?

linzeal Charlie Wilson's War II (189 comments)

Iran has stepped up efforts at helping Hamas, Hezbollah, the Taliban and is now releasing all of its Al Qaeda terrorists back into the wilds of the Middle East, the question we should be asking, was this attack worth it if terrorism increased because of it? From what I have seen, no, we are now dealing with Iran supplying larger and larger munitions to the Taliban, 'Charlie Wilson's War' is going to have a sequel and this time the protagonist is going to be Iranian.

more than 3 years ago
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Survey Shows That Fox News Makes You Less Informed

linzeal Re:FOXNews has a problem not all of libertarianism (1352 comments)

His father was black which according to my Tea Party father, his mother was a whore. My dad drove to the Beck rally, yeah, that whacko.

more than 3 years ago
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Stargate Universe Cancelled

linzeal Re:good (762 comments)

This is Slashdot, many of us don't watch TV.

more than 3 years ago
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Survey Shows That Fox News Makes You Less Informed

linzeal Beck claims to be a libertarian (1352 comments)

The one where Beck claims to be one so he can sucked people into thinking he has economic, political and theological answers to all their problems, when in reality he doesn't understand the concepts involved between between the Rawlsian 'difference principle' and Nozick's 'entitlement theory'.

more than 3 years ago
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Survey Shows That Fox News Makes You Less Informed

linzeal Re:MOD PARENT UP (1352 comments)

I miss the logical fallacy Nazis, they used to eat these freshman and drop outs for breakfast, while the rest of us were like tourists watching a lion eat a gazelle.

more than 3 years ago
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Survey Shows That Fox News Makes You Less Informed

linzeal FOXNews has a problem not all of libertarianism (1352 comments)

When was the last time Nozick had anything printed of his besides his Anarchy, State and Utopia? Do you even know who Nozick is, or do you get your libertarian views secondhand? Because that is what this survey is indicting you for, a lack of engaging with the source material, of understanding the nature of what is going on, not from any particular ideological viewpoint but understanding that is based on the bare facts. Foxnews gets the facts wrong, over and over again, Reason, The National Review and other libertarian and conservative news organizations don't have this problem, only Fox, that is what this study is getting at, comprehende?

more than 3 years ago
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WikiLeaks Will Unveil Major Bank Scandal

linzeal Re:So... (1018 comments)

Damn new moderation system. Have to reply to undo redundant score.

more than 3 years ago

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Market Data Firm Spots the Tracks of Robot Traders

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 3 years ago

linzeal (197905) writes "Nanex, the data services firm, has discovered mysterious and possibly nefarious trading algorithms are operating every minute of every day in the nation’s stock exchange. Unknown entities for unknown reasons are sending thousands of orders a second through the electronic stock exchanges with no intent to actually trade.

Often, the buy or sell prices that they are offering are so far from the market price that there’s no way they’d ever be part of a trade. The bots sketch out odd patterns with their orders, leaving patterns in the data that are largely invisible to market participants.

The company’s software engineer Jeffrey Donovan thinks that the odd algorithms are just a way of introducing noise into the works. Other firms have to deal with that noise, but the originating entity can easily filter it out because they know what they did. Perhaps that gives them an advantage of some milliseconds."

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Russians are Better at Brooding Than Americans

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 3 years ago

linzeal (197905) writes "Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy portrayed Russians as a brooding, complicated people, and ethnographers have confirmed that Russians tend to focus on dark feelings and memories more than Westerners do. But a new University of Michigan study from a doctoral candidate in social psychology finds that even though Russians tend to brood, they are less likely than Americans to feel as depressed as a result."
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Uwe Boll Lawsuit Against Movie Pirates

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 3 years ago

linzeal (197905) writes "Directors whose films have done poorly at the box office are increasingly being solicited by high-power law firms shopping to file lawsuits with offers of settlement. The practice of which the EFF has been calling extortive and "mafia-like", with the courts starting to rule in favor of the consumer and in some cases throwing out the lawsuits. This is all fine and dandy, however, when you are considered the world's worst director and you largely finance films through your own holding company, the rhetoric and ridicule gets ratcheted up rather quickly."
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North Korean Flash Games for Export

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 3 years ago

linzeal (197905) writes "Despite it being pretty-much closed off to the world, North Korea is the next boom place for IT and tech outsourcing, PC World has reported. Flash games are being developed there for outside publishers, largely thanks to the home-grown talent. Does this mean that the the cartoon company that makes the Simpsons might use North Korea as well? Well it looks like they already have started."
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Wikileaks Founder, Hunted By Pentagon, Hit Squad?

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 3 years ago

linzeal (197905) writes "The US government has been giving signs in the past 48 hours that it is increasingly worried that Wikileaks may be on the verge of publishing a batch of up to 260,000 secret State Department cables involving raw commentary on Middle Eastern leaders, investigators are searching for founder Julian Assange to no avail. Early this morning the Wikileaks twitter page posted the following. " Any signs of unacceptable behavior by the Pentagon or its agents towards this press will be viewed dimly. " than 2 hours later announced that Julian would be appearing at an .investigate journalism conference in Las Vegas tonight, but did not show up. Daniel Ellsberg, the military analysis who leaked the infamous Pentagon Paperssuggested the pentagon might be willing to kidnap or kill him to keep him quiet. Nixon allegedly organized a hit squad for Ellenburg with the threat to " totally incapacitate him on the steps of the capital building " and since Obama has given orders for an extra-judicial execution of an American citizen abroad there is a worrying reality that the US is willing to use force to control those whose actions would incite violence against the United States. Whatever is in those cables may be worth killing over."
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FBI/Pentagon Looking for Founder of Wikileaks

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 3 years ago

linzeal (197905) writes "The US government has been giving signs in the past 48 hours that it is increasingly worried that Wikileaks may be on the verge of publishing a batch of 250,000 secret State Department cables involving raw commentary on Middle Eastern leaders, investigators are searching the last known whereabouts of founder Julian Assange to no avail. Early this morning the Wikileaks twitter page posted the following. " Any signs of unacceptable behavior by the Pentagon or its agents towards this press will be viewed dimly. " than 2 hours later announced that Julian would be appearing at a investigate journalism conference in Las Vegas tonight."
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Wikileaks Founder being Hunted by Pentagon

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 3 years ago

linzeal (197905) writes "The US government has been giving signs in the past 48 hours that it is increasingly worried that Wikileaks may be on the verge of publishing a batch of 250,000 secret State Department cables, investigators are searching the last known whereabouts of founder Julian Assange to no avail. Early this morning the Wikileaks twitter page posted the following;

" Any signs of unacceptable behavior by the Pentagon or its agents towards this press will be viewed dimly. ""

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Declassification Process for 400 million pages

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 3 years ago

linzeal (197905) writes "The newly minted National Declassification Center has been tasked by President Obama with eliminating the backlog of more than 400 million pages of classified records that are more than 25 years old by the end of 2013. The National Archives has prepared a draft prioritization plan to guide its declassification activities, and has invited public input on the plan. A public forum on the subject will be held on June 23. This may be a bonanza for the community of historians and intelligence buffs who have been left without significant source material to work with; in some cases since WWII, especially in terms of any information on cryptography, image analysis and espionage."
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Police officers seek right not to be recorded

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 3 years ago

linzeal (197905) writes "When the police act as though cameras were the equivalent of guns pointed at them, there is a sense in which they are correct. Cameras have become the most effective weapon that ordinary people have to protect against and to expose police abuse. And the police want it to stop. Judges, juries and legislatures support the police overwhelmingly on this issue with only a few cases where those accused of "shooting" the cops being vindicated through the courts."
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Britain ending National Identity Card program

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 3 years ago

linzeal (197905) writes "The program will be ended formally in 100 days and the 30 dollar cards will then no longer able to be used for identification anywhere in Europe. The NIC program which was pushed through by the Labour party under the leadership of Gordon Brown was ostensibly set forth for for crime prevention, immigration and welfare fraud but was never popular and became a rallying cry across party lines against government intrusion into law-abiding citizen's lives.

If only the US populace could muster the courage to force the Congress of the US to overturn the Patriot Act and deal with the beginnings of its own national ID program before it becomes a fiasco."

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Iceland internet bill to be the world's most free

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 4 years ago

linzeal (197905) writes "" If all goes well, Iceland may be about to make history. No, I don't mean the refusal of the populace to get saddled with Iceland'(TM)s $5 billion bad “Icesave” bank debt. Rather, I'm referring to the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative [IMMI], which combines the world'(TM)s best legislation to protect press and information freedom into one path-breaking information freedom bill for Iceland. " Link to Wikileak's Coverage."
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Journals

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Towards a new social contract

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 5 years ago Been thinking; as I am sure many of you are, that the American experiment of a democratic republic has been long tainted and is now wholly corrupt and that to excise its more malingering aspects may be prudent if not necessary to make certain that our children shall live in a country that knows more freedoms than we do. We may will ourselves to indifference or action but I am first looking for discussion. In that vein, I have started a blog for the first time in years because mostly I am looking for my peers in this process.

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Wikis report the most in depth on H. Katrina

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 8 years ago While Wikinews has seen a moderately increased amount of activity during and after the storm Wikimedia itself has greatly increased participation.

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I've got 6 gmail invites if anyone needs one

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 9 years ago Reply here or send me an email.

ciao

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My new website for local information andreviews

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 9 years ago Well I finnaly did it. At least most of the technical portion of the website, got postnuke and phpbb running smoothly.

Check out my New Baby, and give me some comments. Shiny, shiny!!

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Selling Digital Art via Online Auction, First Piece

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 9 years ago Testing the waters with this new auction site "artbyus.com" they are a mom and pop operation that came out of the ebsqart.com scene I'm part of now. We will see how it all goes, give any opinion you might have. I decided against eBay for the moment as I have time to fool around looking for alternatives.

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Selling from an online gallery that uses Ebay, opinions?

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 9 years ago I will try to be succinct. Ok, I have almost 100 peices of art from a 2 year period that I want to try to sell on Ebay to pay the bills instead of working at Taco Bell or the Movie Theater in this town. I am only allowed to display 20 at a time on this ebsqart.com thing. So be discerning but not cruel or crass please.

To think; I used to be a sysadmin for a fortune 500 company, heh would you like cinnamon twists with that? Anyways I need opinions on what looks good and what looks trite. I have selected representitive pieces from different styles that I tend to and would like any input that you can give. Thanks again.

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Ack, Mother is coming, look busy!

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 9 years ago Well it is official my mom is coming out for 2 weeks this summer. She will be staying with me as while my 2 roomates are in Mexico and I don't even know where to hide the sundry list of things us Bachelors living together have accumulated that reveal the perpetual debauch we live in. It is going to be nice to have my mom around though and even though this is a tourist town and all she would have to do is call one of the three or four dozen hotels about to get a room I'm convinvced I'm old enough to have my mom stay at my place. Do any of you have expierence in this?

BTW, what do you think of this Flower Arrangement for Mother's day. I'm going to send her some books on victorian ghost towns as well, and when I finish my play on Victorian Ghost towns this summer (I hope as the Director of my college says no later than june for a fall production) I will put it up for all to see. :)

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Bachelor Stew

linzeal linzeal writes  |  about 10 years ago Greetings all. Dry bread without mold stirs within me a need to make stew, must be parcel to a russian genomic memory that I have in me or something, yeah that is it.

Ingrediants: Stew beef, 3 day old artisan bread in cubes, potatoes, orange rind, maui onion, garlic, celery, 2 cans no salt tomatoes and 3/4 a can of Guiness. Spices: Cumin, fresh ground smoked pepper blend, habenero powder, ground pumpkin seed, curry powder.

Topped with Sriracha and fresh live yogurt, yum.

Anyone got any good "bachelor stews", also called crazy stews colloquially 'crazy stews'. I have been hit and miss with tofu, but love to eat it in stir fry.

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A day for tea, gin, and me.

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 10 years ago Well as winter vacation slips into the spring semester I have begun 3 projects of which at least 2 are coming about admirably. Radio telescope will be continued next year peicemeal-like as I have secured no grant money, the wireless network proposal is waiting only for a good going over by the IT head, and my brutish atempt at making a play has come to at least the half way mark; 40 pages of dialogue and at least a 100 in theory and other sundry bullshit. I like working with Dramatica, but I also need to research some stories in a similiar vein so as not to overstep my bounds or repeat a narrative unknowingly. All in all I am having fun doing exercises in various fields to test my mettle when dealing with new almost alien ways of formalizing creative and scientific thought.

Today however I am hiding my car keys, watching movies on the old 21 " Sony Trinitron monitor (as opposed to the 14.1" laptop LCD), disconnecting the phone, not answering the door, got a 5 lb roast slow cooking w/ cream cheese mashed potatoes and butter. Today is a day for me. Not the friends, not the gf, and esp not the family. It is good to have solititude at your disposal and the people around you who respect you enough to give you that.

How do you get away from the wants, wishes, and warping of others?

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What ritualizes modern romance, pop culture?

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 10 years ago {Girl talking about her kid (Obs: baby fat still on face | stink of sobriety | economic questioning) hostile toward non-pop references. Stares at manicured nails as she contemplates Bizet's Carmen I am forcing on her, as she forced Aesop Rock yesterday.

Pah, human society's struggle for individuality has become foolish to take part in. I am lost among trailer park queens in the redwoods here; pretending future histories together camping with obnoxious children, send help.

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linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 10 years ago I have not used an apple since Mac Os 8. I'm also a little timid about the avaliable scientific software for the mac. Does anyone know of a circuit design software package for the mac for instance?

The reason I am wanting a macintosh is that I really really like the keyboards and screens on them for the price ~400 bucks for a Wall Street (292/256 meg/20GB/14.1") vs almost 500+ for the same performance for a windows machine like the IBM 600e, which I really like too.

Here is a chance you mac zealots, convert me!!!

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I am starting a Blog on building a Radio telescope

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 10 years ago SRT telescope for CR.....

Never really wrote a blog per se, anyone have any good advice on how to keep it interesting for me and anyone who may stumble upon it? I am getting a digital camera to show what I am working on, and I might load up some Multisim files for the electronics. Is the free blogger by google good enough for doing that? I can host the files on a FTP in my DMZ at home.

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Need help in choosing school in Northern California

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 11 years ago Realm of study: Autonomous Mining Robots

Primary Degree ?

Secondary Degree ?

Cognitive psyhchology, ai, mechanical engineering, mining engineering...(open to suggestions)

I have 3 years of a chemical engineering degree, but need something to "hook me" when I go back to college. Recomendations?

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Someone broke into my car

linzeal linzeal writes  |  more than 11 years ago They took;

My 150 dollar Stereo without the faceplate (can't even buy a new one)
Backpack
10 or so of my favorite pens
4 books that weren't in the backpack on Artificial Intelligence/Cognitive Psychology, Discrete/Non-Discrete/Continuous Mathematics, Astrometry, and a book of poems by bukowski
2 pop-science books on contemporary genetic/evolutionary theory that were in my backpack
4 notebooks filled with homework, theories, notes, art projects, and rough drafts of various gaming maps I'm working on.
My favorite jacket (had it for 9 years)

I don't hate the person. I don't really hate anyone. I just wish that society provided more means to survive for that poor animal than to steal. It seems I have another reason to become a teacher. That's all.

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