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Consortium Roadmap Shows 100TB Hard Drives Possible By 2025

nospam007 Re:But what about (200 comments)

"Doesn't matter. It is ten years out. This prediction won't even be on Archive.org anymore by that time..."

Did the predicter claim his right of his bad predictions to be forgotten?

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Study: Space Rock Impacts Not Random

nospam007 Wow! (78 comments)

Scientists discover Space Rock Friday!

4 days ago
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The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

nospam007 As usual (332 comments)

They just want as much lobby money from Goggle as they receive from the competition.

about a week ago
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Scientists Optimistic About Getting a Mammoth Genome Complete Enough To Clone

nospam007 Mmmm (187 comments)

I guess the Spanish king sponsors this effort?

about two weeks ago
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US Weather System and Satellite Network Hacked

nospam007 Re:False weather forecasting? (76 comments)

"I mean, who would even notice."

The hackers will ruin the weather and make it rain all the time, obviously.
They'll stop only after the payment of a ransom.

about two weeks ago
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Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

nospam007 Let's see... (488 comments)

So it's the fight between:

A. Nervous governments caught short on some cold winter's night with much too much wind so that powerlines are flying over the country but high energy prices.

B. Nervous governments are resisting, afraid of being caught short on some cold winter's night with little wind and very low energy prices.

I prefer the latter.

about two weeks ago
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Google To Lease and Refurbish Naval Air Base For Space Exploration

nospam007 Re:Amazing... BUT (89 comments)

"...how can a publicly traded company possibly justify such investments to stockholders?"

Why? It's not as if they would buy a naval airbase, they're just renting one.

about two weeks ago
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Dealer-Installed GPS Tracker Leads To Kidnapper's Arrest in Maryland

nospam007 Re:Typical!! (271 comments)

"Except how do you know such a device is installed on your car? Do you examine it everywhere, and compare what is there with photographs of a know-safe car? Or against the wiring diagrams from the manufacturer? Don't forget behind or inside of other things, like behind the glovebox?"

Or your wife/husband/'friend' might have installed one, some of them cost less than 50 bucks with a prepaid card on it they are even able to listen in on what's being said in the car.

http://www.aliexpress.com/whol...

about three weeks ago
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Zuckerberg: Most of Facebook Will Be Video Within Five Years

nospam007 Re:No. (206 comments)

"I find it increasingly more and more difficult to take Zuckerberg seriously."

Indeed. I predict in 5 years it will be, not almost all video, but almost all MySpace.

about three weeks ago
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After Silk Road 2.0 Bust, Eyes Turn To 'Untouchable' Decentralized Market

nospam007 I don't hold my breath. (108 comments)

I'll wait for silk road 4.0

about three weeks ago
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Robot Makes People Feel Like a Ghost Is Nearby

nospam007 Not paranoid (140 comments)

Just because your brain is tickled, that does not mean there's no ghost behind you.

about three weeks ago
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PC Cooling Specialist Zalman Goes Bankrupt Due To Fraud

nospam007 That raises the question: (208 comments)

Will he be sent to the Cooler?

about three weeks ago
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Amazon Releases (Not Many) Details On Its Workforce Demographics

nospam007 Re:Rainbow PUSH said ... (123 comments)

"Organizations like this are fatally lazy, in that they like to quote statistics and suggest that any incomplete data must be hiding something nefarious-- rather than doing the investigation themselves."

In lots of civilized countries where these companies have their businesses, it' is forbidden by law to make racial, religious an other records of citizens, for employees it's a serious No-No.

If Amazon Germany or France would present a report with racial details, the justice would fall on them like several thousand tons of bricks.

about three weeks ago
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A Library For Survival Knowledge

nospam007 Re:100 year old survival knowledge in PDF files??? (272 comments)

"There are plenty of plausible situations where the infrastructure of civilization is gone, but the relics could still work - given enough power (massive global "super-Ebola" outbreak, for example)."

If email still works, somebody will surely click on an attachment containing the eBola-virus and we'll all be doomed.

about 1 month ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

nospam007 Re:Why at a place of learning? (1007 comments)

"...learn what these people think, and if possible debate them."

They obviously don't and ergo you can't debate with people who call your every argument "invented by the devil to test their faith".
It's a complete waste of time.

about a month ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

nospam007 Re:Why at a place of learning? (1007 comments)

"Seriously, the best way to combat something like this is to just ignore it. Showing up to cause a scene and throw rotten fruit just gives them a reason to think their ideas are a threat."

Ridicule is always the best weapon. Nothing is as feared by the zealots as ridicule.

Especially since they make it such easy.

about a month ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

nospam007 Re:Why at a place of learning? (1007 comments)

"Disagree with personal views that are neither testable nor impacting your rights to your own views in any way."

My views? If I have to travel to England to get a late abortion or other idiocies, it's more than a 'view' that's 'impacted'.

about a month ago
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Creationism Conference at Michigan State University Stirs Unease

nospam007 Re:Why at a place of learning? (1007 comments)

"Why isn't there a designated place for bullshit like this?"

There is, it's called mental Institute, psychiatric hospital, bughouse, funny farm, insane asylum, loony bin, madhouse, nuthouse, bedlam, booby hatch, funny farm, laughing academy, psycho ward, snake pit, rubber rooms, and a few others.

about a month ago
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Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk

nospam007 Nice! (161 comments)

Such a success is nothing to sneeze at.

about a month ago

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Sex tax machine

nospam007 nospam007 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

nospam007 (722110) writes "You may complain about the machines that tax your parking, but recently, a computerized machine that's not yet arrived in the United States, is now deployed in the German city of Bonn.
'Prostitution is a legal and taxable trade in Germany, but enforcing taxes among sex workers on the street can be problematic. The city of Bonn has come up with a new solution, though. Prostitutes must now pay a nightly tax to automated ticket machines.'"

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Copyrighted tattoo next?

nospam007 nospam007 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

nospam007 (722110) writes "Hide your ink. Apparently you have to be careful what you decide to have permanently etched on your body.
In “The Hangover Part II,” the sequel to the very successful what-happened-last-night comedy, the character played by Ed Helms wakes up with a permanent tattoo bracketing his left eye. The Maori-inspired design is instantly recognizable as the one sported by the boxer Mike Tyson, which is part of the joke. But S. Victor Whitmill, a tattoo artist formerly of Las Vegas and currently from rural Missouri, doesn’t quite see the humor. Mr. Whitmill designed the tattoo for Mr. Tyson, called it “tribal tattoo,” and claims it as a copyrighted work."

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Houses pixelated in Streetview egged in Germany

nospam007 nospam007 writes  |  about 4 years ago

nospam007 (722110) writes "In a street in suburb Bergerhausen/Essen, Germany, several houses in the same street, all of which were pixelated on Google Streetview, on request of the inhabitants, were egged by Google fanboys.
They left flyers on the mailboxes saying: 'Google's cool'
Police said egging was no property damage."

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In-flight surveillance could foil terrorists

nospam007 nospam007 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

nospam007 (722110) writes "CCTV cameras are bringing more and more public places under surveillance — and passenger aircraft could be next. In-flight surveillance could foil terrorists in the sky A prototype European system uses multiple cameras and "Big Brother" software to try and automatically detect terrorists or other dangers caused by passengers. The European Union's Security of Aircraft in the Future European Environment (SAFEE) project uses a camera in every passenger's seat, with six wide-angle cameras to survey the aisles. Software then analyses the footage to detect developing terrorist activity or "air-rage" incidents, by tracking passengers' facial expressions. The system performed well in tests this January that simulated terrorist and unruly passenger behaviour scenarios in a fake Airbus A380 fuselage, say the researchers that built it. Systems to analyse CCTV footage — for example, to detect violence (with video) or alert CCTV operators to unusual events — have been designed before. But the SAFEE software must cope with the particularly challenging environment of a full aircraft cabin.... http://technology.newscientist.com/article/dn14013-inflight-surveillance-could-foil-terrorists-in-the-sky.html?DCMP=ILC-hmts&nsref=news3_head_dn14013"

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