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Airbus Attacked By French Lawmaker For Talking To SpaceX

murkwood7 Re:Surrender to SpaceX, France (167 comments)

You would like that wouldn't you?

Would you like to participate in that invasion also?

about a week ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

murkwood7 Re:Human made (465 comments)

I would say "Amen", but for the people who would crucify me for that.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Electronics-Induced Pseudo ADHD?

murkwood7 Yeah..., (1 comments)

What 'e said.

about two weeks ago
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Pantry Pests Harbor Plastic-Chomping Bacteria

murkwood7 Re:Starting to get weary of clickbait "journalism" (45 comments)

They don't write like that for clickbait. They write like that because it's easier to read.

Seems to me that click-baiters also write like that.

How do you tell the difference? Without just "knowing"? i.e., There are tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of scholarly sites. And entirely unknown numbers of click-baiters.

about two weeks ago
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Test Flight For NASA's Orion Capsule Slated for December 4

murkwood7 If we wait to colonize space, we never will! (59 comments)

The only way to ensure human survival is to colonize space. Starting with this solar system but eventually moving on to others.

The only way to colonize space is to fucking START COLONIZING SPACE.

I believe that if we wait to start colonizing space something, space rock, super volcano, radical islamists, pick your poison, will destroy the possibility of survival.

about three weeks ago
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Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous After All

murkwood7 Re:Duh (115 comments)

Bitcoin is money with metadata.

Would it be more accurate to say: "Bitcoin is cash with metadata"

about three weeks ago
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Bitcoin Is Not Anonymous After All

murkwood7 Re:News flash (115 comments)

Since I am based in Europe, I do observe these tendencies with some level fascination. It is just as if the US envies Europe the dark ages of non-enlightenment and wants to go into something similar to compensate.

I don't know that it is envy.

We do have a segment of the population believing that "we can do it better". Whether or not "it" is worth doing at all.

about three weeks ago
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In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

murkwood7 Re:In a Self-Driving Future--- (454 comments)

Compared to a computer, a human is utterly incompetent to operate any heavy machinery...

Compared to a cockroach, humans in general are utterly incompetent to breed.

Your point is? You don't have a point. To live is to experience. If you don't want to experience anything...

about a month ago
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Polyphonic Overtone Singing Explained Visually With Spectrograms

murkwood7 Re:How do you do it? (51 comments)

I should say that Anna-Maria Hefele does not appear to be inhaling when making sounds.

about a month ago
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Polyphonic Overtone Singing Explained Visually With Spectrograms

murkwood7 Re:How do you do it? (51 comments)

There are several tutorials on youtube on how to do overtone (also called throat) singing. She doesn't cover it, because probably there's enough of it already.

"Throat singing" involves operating the vocal cords while inhaling. This lady, Anna-Maria Hefele, at least, is NOT doing that.

about a month ago
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Virginia Court: LEOs Can Force You To Provide Fingerprint To Unlock Your Phone

murkwood7 Re:don't use biometrics (328 comments)

Yet another reason not to use biometrics to unlock devices.

Sorry, this is off-topic but I haven't found the proper place...

"I'm sorry, your QUESTION must be in the form of A QUESTION! -- What husbands would say if they only had the guts #31"

My wife simply asks the WRONG question: "Do you want to (whatever chore or other disagreeable thing)". My reply: No, I don't WANT to (whatever), but if you ask me nicely, I will"

I've been saying this for 22 years now. That qualifies me as insane, correct?

about a month and a half ago
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Confidence Shaken In Open Source Security Idealism

murkwood7 Re:Publicity (265 comments)

... sometimes it takes months, if not years, for companies to make a fix.

Sorry, couldn't resist!

about 2 months ago
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Test Version Windows 10 Includes Keylogger

murkwood7 Re:Yeah (367 comments)

I shall pray to my new overlord!!! How long till the goverment demands that data to protect our children from pornographic terrorists?

There. FTFY

about 2 months ago
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Top Decile of US Drinkers Consume 10 Drinks Per Day

murkwood7 "If the top decile..." (3 comments)

"...then total ethanol sales would fall by 60 percent."

And decimate ethanol sales.

Brought to you courtesy of the progressives destruction of the economy.

Proceeding right on schedule.

about 2 months ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

murkwood7 And people wonder why... (602 comments)

I don't trust companies, governments, trade groups, or *ANY* groups or associations of >1 person.

Phoebus is a fair arguement for retroactive abortion.

about 3 months ago
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The Great Lightbulb Conspiracy

murkwood7 And people wonder why... (1 comments)

I don't trust companies, governments, trade groups, or *ANY* groups or associations of larger than 1 person. Phoebus is a fair arguement for retroactive abortion.

about 3 months ago
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Should Cyborgs Have the Same Privacy Rights As Humans?

murkwood7 Re:Humans have too much (206 comments)

A fucking C.

Humans have too many privacy rights as it is.

Who said humans have ANY privacy rights. AfC The only privacy rights humans have are the ones we barely give lip service to.

Groups like ISIS happen because we're more concerned about doing all of our daily tasks in secret rather than being safe.

Groups like ISIS, and Governments in general, happen because of the inate human desire to be able to tell fellow human beings what to do, and how to think, and how to act. And make it stick. AfC

about 3 months ago
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Grand Ayatollah Says High Speed Internet Is "Against Moral Standards"

murkwood7 Re:If the Grand Ayatollah's against it.... (542 comments)

5.- G.O.D.

"Greenbacks On Demand" - I tried to find a good "G" word for this. Better than "Green Stuff" at least. That could have gotten weirdly ugly!

"Gold On Demand" - Good. The way things probably should be. But, in this context (humorous), seems kind of out-of-place.

"Gnote on Demand" - What we probably will end up with, sigh. Fuck lot better than "Inote", IMHO.

about 4 months ago

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Have we reached peak gadgetry?

murkwood7 murkwood7 writes  |  about three weeks ago

murkwood7 (807159) writes "This story: http://www.digitimes.com/news/..., made me think more on the subject of "peak gadgetry". An example of what I think of as "peak gadgetry" would be the current smartphones. They all look, and essentially operate, the same. Wearables, as exemplified by "smart watches", don't seem to add anything compelling to the mix. Short of something like nanonics, a la Peter Hamilton's "Nights Dawn" trilogy, I don't see anything on the horizon to replace smartphones or revolutinize communications.

Personal transportion hasn't quite caught up to peakness, maybe. I don't know that electric vehicles are it or not. EVs are slowly gaining popularity (maybe like early days of cellphones, say early 1990's).

I'm seeing an increase in the number of stories about consumer purchasing falling off, with more and more desperation on the part of marketing and sales departments. I'm only mildly surprised that no government has tried to mandate something like google glass to force advertisements on their citizens. Or something equally onerous!

Is this possibly the beginning of the end for capitalism?

As an aside. Apple has made me, an American who loves his country, hate them (Apple). I could not possibly care less about their fortunes. But I can still read articles about them for industry and cultural trends."

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Testing Only!!

murkwood7 murkwood7 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

murkwood7 (807159) writes "when i submitted a story i was prompted to share via facebook, twitter, and linkedln. i chose facebook and the software promptly posted to my wife's facebook page. why did it do that???????"
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Some states dropping GED due to price spikes!?!

murkwood7 murkwood7 writes  |  about a year and a half ago

murkwood7 (807159) writes "I know many people are tired of the rip-off prices (or spiraling-out-of-control costs!) in anything education related. It seems to me that there should be a Wiki-style Educational resource that states could use for this purpose. I. e. High School equivalency wiki. The basic educational requirements for someone to function in society (read and understand job ads, job apps, and, say, nutritional labels, wouldn't change drastically from year-to-year."
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