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2 Futures Can Explain Time's Mysterious Past

liquidpele Re:Arrow of Time (107 comments)

IIRC those were explaining why the universe was filled with matter and not antimatter, what's the relation to time?

about two weeks ago
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Node.js Forked By Top Contributors

liquidpele Re:Effort dilution (254 comments)

Also lets keep in mind that when McDonalds started out, they cut their fries and grilled the patties right there. They only started going frozen as they grew larger in order to maintain consistency instead of freshness. Hell, if you go to a McDonalds in some countries, the food is quite good due to more competition over quality instead of speed.

about two weeks ago
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Why Elon Musk's Batteries Frighten Electric Companies

liquidpele Re: Are they really that scared? (461 comments)

That seems very pessimistic. Laws requiring electricity are typically to force a minimum standard of living, and pushing power to the grid is a matter of complexity and annoyance rather than greed.

about two weeks ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

liquidpele Re:The Same Game (454 comments)

Nope, I live there. Turns out that most people are entitled sons of bitches and didn't want to do hard manual labor outside all day for minimum wage. People would rather take unemployment benefits.

about a month ago
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Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

liquidpele Re:Number of interviews... (454 comments)

I honestly don't think salaries are out of line. Tech workers should make less than management, they have a smaller scope of responsibility.

Managers having a larger "scope of work" is weasel wording because their work is entirely different and not comparable. That, and Managers are almost *never* held accountable when things go wrong unless it's such a bad fuckup that a scapegoat is needed. If a project doesn't ship on time or bugs end up in production, it's always seen as engineering's or QA's fault, the not the manager.

about a month ago
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The Great IT Hiring He-Said / She-Said

liquidpele Re:There's a clue shortage on the hirEE side (574 comments)

Well... good candidates don't interview much because they get hired (often through connections) and stay with jobs they like... so most interviews are with people who interview constantly because they never get hired and/or don't stay employed long.

about a month and a half ago
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IBM Pays GlobalFoundries $1.5 Billion To Shed Its Chip Division

liquidpele so... (84 comments)

does IBM actually do anything anymore?

about 2 months ago
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Battery Breakthrough: Researchers Claim 70% Charge In 2 Minutes, 20-Year Life

liquidpele Re:No mention on capacity though (395 comments)

If only there was some way to stick more than one contact in the same connector...

about 2 months ago
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Texas Health Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

liquidpele Re: Preventable (421 comments)

I think he was referring to it actually being air borne... ala Hot Zone but still deadly.

about 2 months ago
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Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement

liquidpele huh? (171 comments)

Sharing? I thought grooveshark just let you stream music like pandora?

about 3 months ago
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Study: An Evolutionary "Arms Race" Shaped the Human Genome

liquidpele old news (33 comments)

This has been known for a while... it's discussed in the layman genetics book "Genome" even.

about 3 months ago
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A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

liquidpele mod points (158 comments)

These "mod points" slashdot gives just censors everyone, comments should be freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!eleven

about 4 months ago
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Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem

liquidpele Re:Big Data (181 comments)

Why, of course! What IDIOTS they are to have never ever considered such things! You should probably start your own competitor, except like ebay and facebook but better. I hear you can hire people on craigslist.

about 4 months ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

liquidpele Re:Vaccine is coming (409 comments)

More like a shitload of mass production work to be done. Making a few vials and 4 million vials is a big difference.

about 5 months ago
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Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

liquidpele Re:And nothing of value (415 comments)

Avoiding oracle and Java idioms has value.

about 5 months ago

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free will, or predefined future

liquidpele liquidpele writes  |  more than 11 years ago Ok, so I've been thinking on whether or not we really have free will. Granted we can choose to do this or that, but one can argue that at the end of they day, all the things we did and choices we made were predefined.

Lets say you have a choice of a red or blue pill. Say you take the red one. It can be argued that was meant to be, and the probability that you would have taken the blue pill was zero.

Now suppose you could see the future, and saw that if you took the blue pill, life would suck, so you actively choose to take the red pill because the outcome would be benificial to you. Take that further and just suppose you could make all your choices by your actual preference of the future.

How can you predict the future? It would take an unreal amount of thought/computational power, but you could model the universe down to every atom and run a simulation, or at least a scaled down version of this. But what if there are other beings that can predict the future? it them becomes unpredictable!

Furthermore, if nothing can predict the future, then we have free will, because nothing can effect your choices by their preference. If they were to act on their preferences, you would be effected (assuming you have contact with them) and hence no more free will.

I think that it begins to boils down to this:
We have free will assuming that nothing can predict the future, or it chooses not to excercise that gift.

Assuming we have free will, that makes any predictions by God impossible, else he has chosen not to excercise his ability. Not trying to go all religous here, as I am not very, but it makes you wonder. What this means is that there are no miracles or interactions will god anymore, or at least they are very limited, or else we don't have completely free will because God would guide us.

Do you prefere something guides you in your choices? Many would say yes, but many would also say no. So does God only effect those who seek him first, because effecting others would be taking some of their free will? I guess when you accept God, you are forfitting some of your free will in order to have his guidance, assuming that he acts on his abilities at all.



I'm at work, and MAN AM I BORED!

Thoughts? anyone? eh?

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