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For US Customers, Text Access To 911 Slowly Rolls Out

lolococo For US customers? (58 comments)

Didn't you mean for US citizens, or has the difference vanished nowadays? I smell cynicism on a large scale here ...

about 2 months ago
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The Problem With Congress's Scientific Illiterates

lolococo Re:Don't bother. (509 comments)

So you don't consider yourself as a part of "most", "people" or "most people"? Not sure what point you're trying to make here

about 4 months ago
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Crows Complete Basic Aesop's Fable Task

lolococo I for one (87 comments)

welcome our new crow overlords

about 4 months ago
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Electric 'Thinking Cap' Controls Learning Speed

lolococo Re:its coming... (112 comments)

anyone with a smartphone and a data connection has effective Intelligence Amplification

Woah, rein your horses my man! Having a smartphone doesn't make anyone more intelligent, quite the contrary indeed, if I'm to believe what I see everyday in the street, public transports, restaurants, social events etc. The ability to find more information faster may provide Knowledge Amplification, but it has nothing to do with the Intelligence of the person that carries the smartphone. I'd say the smartphone is more intelligent, if anything is to be.

about 4 months ago
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Live Q&A With Ex-TSA Agent Jason Harrington

lolococo Random selection process (141 comments)

Is the "random" selection for additional screening truly random?

I remember 10-11 years ago, I used to fly every week with Southwest Airlines out of Boston's Logan. For the first few months, I was "randomly" selected at each and every flight at boarding time. I was assuming it was because I was travelling with a French passport - I remember how popular French were at that time in the US. Then, after a couple months, I was never selected again, presumably because Southwest had built a profile on me showing that I was a "good" passenger. Is there any real substance to my (admittedly biased) assumptions?

about 5 months ago
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US Secretary of State Calls Climate Change 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

lolococo Is this the start ... (401 comments)

... of a new war on climate?

about 5 months ago
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Mysterious Underwater Circles Off the Coast of Denmark Explained

lolococo Am I the only one (37 comments)

who read it first as "Mysterious underwear circles off the coast ..." ?

about 6 months ago
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The Software Inferno

lolococo Does he even read what he writes? (109 comments)

were strongly at variance with well-established beliefs ...

Isn't that how most, if not all, scientific discoveries are made?

about 7 months ago
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Physicists Discover Geometry Underlying Particle Physics

lolococo Re:42 (600 comments)

Your brain is a machine. It can be understood, decompiled, analyzed, improved and reimplemented

None of that achieves consciousness. I don't believe in souls, but I do believe in consciousness. Can it be said that consciousness is a form of singularity? The point is, to achieve consciousness you will need "calculations" of a different order than anything we have now.

about 10 months ago
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Bionic Skin: the Killer App For Flexible Electronics

lolococo Sci-Fi or reality? (46 comments)

It sounds like we're getting closer to Peter Hamilton's OCTattoos technology. What next, rejuvenation? Man, I'd love that :)

Life's a bitch, then you rejuvenate and do it all over again

about a year ago
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Obama on Surveillance: "We Can and Must Be More Transparent"

lolococo Re:We Can and Must Be More Transparent (537 comments)

He's talking about transparency, but mostly he's hoping for invisibility.

about a year ago
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Interviews: Ask James Gosling About Java and Ocean Exploring Robots

lolococo Re:another question on everyone's mind (87 comments)

Come on man, get off it now. I don' t understand this attitude that makes developers responsible for the fact that malicious or evil people spread vriuses, deface web sites, hack servers etc. What the fuck? By accruing pressure on developers for more secure software, we are completey ignoring the root problem. Worse, we actually encourage it, give it a certain validity.

It's not the developers that are bad,there's a bunch of people out there making the internet look like it's constantly under siege - which it is, as far as I can see. The real problem is that our society is sick, for only a sick society would permit, even encourage such things. Than's what we need to address, now.

1 year,10 days
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Supreme Court Decides Your Silence May Be Used Against You

lolococo Spirit of the law (662 comments)

What happened to the spirit of the law vs. letter of the law? Isn't it why there are judges?

about a year ago
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Surgeries On Friday Are More Frequently Fatal

lolococo Especially true (152 comments)

when on the 13th and the surgeon's name is Jason ...

about a year ago
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Astronaut Chris Hadfield Performs Space Oddity On the ISS

lolococo Guitar playing (212 comments)

I'm not a big fan of Bowie but I still think this was very impressive and inspiring.
I'm wondering how hard it was for him to play guitar in the absence of gravity? I'll bet he had to anchor himself pretty solidly somehow ...

about a year ago
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Increased Carbon Emissions Creating Giant Crabs

lolococo Let's ban carbon emissions (203 comments)

Think of the oysters!
Let's henceforth push forward the POOPA (Poor Old Oysters Protection Act).

about a year ago
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Iain Banks: Extremely Ill With Cancer

lolococo Thank you Iain, with love (150 comments)

You transformed our lives
with an excession or two,
for a trillion years

about a year ago
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Seniors Search For Virtual Immortality

lolococo Personality upload? (209 comments)

How about uploading one's personality into some kind of artificial neural structure, as in Peter Hamilton's Edenism? Now that would be much closer to 'virtual immortality'. Just sayin' ...

about a year ago

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What planet would you work on?

lolococo lolococo writes  |  more than 4 years ago

lolococo writes "If you had the opportunity to work on another planet, which one would you pick? I personally would choose the Planet of the Apes, to be reunited with my kind, maybe even find a girlfriend... How about you, what would be your preference and why?"
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What does it mean to be an Open Source author?

lolococo lolococo writes  |  about 6 years ago

lolococo writes "For once, a non-technical story, by the founder of the open source project JPPF.
This blog is unusual in that it relates about what life looks like for an open source author, what challenges are encountered, what issues are overcome, what lessons are learned from successes as well as failures.
A unique point of view from an open source insider, and maybe an inspiration for others to participate to (or stay away from!) the open source realm."

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