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War Tech the US, Russia, China and India All Want: Hypersonic Weapons

nyri Fear mongering (290 comments)

a possible arms race that could lead to a nuclear war

Yeah. For the clarity to other readers, this statement is not supported by any logic nor by any argument. It is just that "some analysts" (i.e. probably some dude the author met in a pub) say that something could lead to "nuclear escalation". It is there to attract eye balls and clicks. Now that we have agreed that the whole talk about "nuclear war" or "nuclear escalation", we can focus on discussing this pretty cool sounding hypersonic weaponry stuff.

about a month ago

How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

nyri Re:Mr. Thiel (441 comments)

Mr. Thiel,

You were born rich to obviously rich parents who could afford to send you to Stanford for your undergraduate and graduate degrees.

You're still rich today.

Congratulations. You did not lose your fortune, something almost impossible today due to favorable taxation for the wealthy.

Once you're rich you stay that way forever in the United States unless you're a very stupid person.

The 99%.

The fact that he has wacky ideas does not surprise me. Rich people are born that way, being given every advantage in life. People don't get rich by being particularly intelligent. They pay people to do everything for them, and unless they're very stupid they get much richer in the process.

Please make even some rudimentary research before posting stuff like this. I know that social mobility is not that large in US but to imply that Mr. Thiel doesn't owe his fortune to his smarts and character is just silly. He's been making good bet pretty consistently, been optimistic about future and exemplary in his way of trying to achieve something by his own work. You can disagree with him on certain matters but if you are willing to read what he writes, you will have to admit that he's pretty smart guy. Also, his family was just a normal middle class family with father doing chemical engineering.

about a month ago

UN Climate Change Panel: It's Happening, and It's Almost Entirely Man's Fault

nyri Re:Zero emissions (695 comments)

It's time for the alarmist side to stop pretending there are any policy choices on the table to prevent the warming they are predicting.

What the *fuck* are you talking about? There's plenty of stuff that can be done. The only reason that they're not being done is that the wealthy would have to foot the bill, and they don't want to.

Good to know. Would be so kind and tell us what these solutions are and how the wealthy are stopping us from putting them in practice.

And then a note to everyone modding parent Insightful: I know that you are having your monthly Let's Blame It on Rich field day here. But I think that you could even try to pretend to have an intelligent discussion here. Like if someone says "I don't think there are solutions" then an answer saying "Yes there is but rich folk are not allowing them" does not count as a constructive discussion.

about 3 months ago

Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

nyri Re:more pseudo science (869 comments)

Oh this is rich. The AC calling the scientists ignorant about how the peer review process works. Nice try AC, but GP is right, peer reviewers systematically try to tear pretty much anything that comes their way to shreds. I'm a scientists, and not only do I see this happening to my papers, I do the same to the papers I get to review. Extremely critical reviewers are an essential part of the scientific process.

Contrary to GP, I feel it's normal that it's so difficult to get a paper published. What is not normal is that scientists are under such high pressure to get so many papers published per year; the process could benefit from some "slowing down". But that's an entirely different discussion.

It is well documented that climate science circles are small and papers with a right conclusions are easier to publish as papers with the wrong conclusions.

The fact that in your field the process works well, does not mean that it works well in another fields.

about 9 months ago

Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

nyri Re:more pseudo science (869 comments)

Hopefully in a journal that is reviewed by skeptics rather than Ideologues.

All scientific journals are reviewed by skeptics.

That's because all scientists are skeptics.

This is just patently false.

James Hansen, one of the leading scientist sitting on top of the time series, called for trials of energy company executives for "high crimes against humanity and nature". When a human commits himself to such political ambitions, it becomes much harder to objectively accept position which would undermine the strong political stand he's taking.

Or how about the personification of "climate scientist", Michael Mann? Well, he refers to his fellow scientist who are not sharing his preconceived opinions as "not helping the cause".

These examples does not speak about scientists excising scepticism but more like political activists doing group thinking.

about 9 months ago

Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

nyri Re:The Re-Hate Campaign (1116 comments)

Reposted because of moderation abuse. Mods, at least READ the comments you're modding down. When a group of people is trying to put words in your mouth, lying about what you're saying

Sir, your abominable messages equating gay sex to bestiality have to stop. I understand that you try to convince others of normalcy of gay sex by comparing it to your personal experiences having sex with goats. Nevertheless, we feel that it is offensive and moderators are right to continue to mod down your vile messages.

Or did I mean to say that they might down vote you if you just rant and harp about your own point of view without listening anyone. Telling others to "STFU" is not constructive messaging.

I can't remember but do carry on.

about 10 months ago

Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

nyri Re:The Re-Hate Campaign (1116 comments)

2) A segment of the public was in opposition to his cause, and spoke out opposing his viewpoint - fine

You are not being completely honest here. Let's be precise here: They didn't speak out opposing his viewpoint. They spoke out against the person making the point. Not only didn't they try to convince anyone about their views, they singled out one person to be bullied and harassed.

3) A website stopped allowing Mozilla on their site due to being in opposition of his viewpoint - fine

And bullied and harassed they did basically attacking the employee of the said person forcing them to fire him. Nice job.

Bear in mind that these actions that you are fine with are nothing more than actions trying to stifle political discussion by harassing individuals. Giving campaign contributions that target in convincing others about a certain view (even an objectionable view) is different from harassing individuals. The first adds to discussion, the latter removes from it.

about 10 months ago

Ukrainian Attack Dolphins Are On the Loose

nyri Re:A hoax (99 comments)

Everybody! Ignore this guy with stupid facts and continue with killer mutant dolphin jokes!

about 2 years ago

Strong Climate Change Opinions Are Self-Reinforcing

nyri Re:give me data not personal opinions or beliefs (655 comments)

Show me the numbers. Not someone's opinion about what they mean, but a detailed description of each experiment and the raw data that resulted.

They already have: it's called the scientific literature. It's not their fault you haven't taken the time and effort to read and understand it.

You obviously haven't followed Stephen McIntyre's never ending battles with Michael Mann and other luminaries in climate science community. Basically what we have is somewhat vague scientific literature and concentrated effort to hide the data and the details of methods.

more than 2 years ago

My relationship to military service:

nyri Defending Our Freedoms (525 comments)

What really bugs me about US Military and US population in general is the speak. They constantly speak that their military is "defending their freedom". That is utter bullshit as US military is waging offensive wars.

more than 2 years ago

CIA Director David Petraeus Resigns, Citing Affair

nyri Re:Job Performance (401 comments)

As long as it was between consenting adults, an affair is between him, the 'afairee' and his family.

I disagree. The husband of Paula Broadwell (the 'afairee' as you put it) has the right to know that his wife is seriously two-timing him. If this getting this public is the only way of getting the word to him then so be it.

As long as it doesn't effect one's job performance its really nobody's business.

The director of CIA should not put himself in a position where he can be blackmailed. This is such a basic stuff that I'm willing to guess that CIA has a policy on this.

more than 2 years ago

NASA Scientist: Heat Waves Really Are From Global Warming

nyri Re:Personal attacks (605 comments)

Wait for the dirty tricks and personal attacks to begin.

The fossil fuel lobby won't take such a show of flagrant anti-rich, anti-1% dissent lying down.

Like the poor fool who dares to step between the pigs and their swill, this fellow is gonna get mauled.

That is just bullshit.

First, there is no great conspiracy of evil "fossil fuel lobby".

Second, fossil fuels are the friend of the poor. It is Al Gore and other obnoxiously rich people who can afford their electricity bill to threefold without any impact to their lifestyle. Make no mistake about it: If the solutions that are on the table for solving the global warming are implemented, it is the poor who will see their level of confort plummeting. They probably won't be able to afford such luxuries as private automobiles. Meanwhile Al Gore will be still living in his air conditioned castles while flying between them with his private jet.

more than 2 years ago

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Launches On September 25

nyri Re:Long time WoW player here (247 comments)

I have 5 level 80+ chars on WoW, but haven't played the game in at least a year, maybe two, and don't plan to go back to it, even for Pandas.

Even for Pandas? So you are saying that Pandas are basically cool but the game sucks otherwise? I seriously thought that adding Pandas was a bad case of jumping the shark. Well, maybe I just need to admit it to my self: I'm totally out of touch with gamers today. Now if you excuse me, I'll go and find rumors about Football Manager 2013 which I will eventually buy but won't find time to play.

more than 2 years ago

How Do You Cool Your Data Center / Server Room?

nyri No fucking clue (152 comments)

No fucking clue. Ask Amazon.

more than 2 years ago

Obayashi To Build Space Elevator By 2050

nyri Is that so? (488 comments)

It would be easier to believe that "Japan's Obayashi Corp" are out of their mind if we would have a link to this on their own web site.

more than 2 years ago

Help Shape the Future of Slashdot

nyri Re:Moderation system (763 comments)

Same here.

I think the end result of meta-moderation is Groupthink. If you punish moderators that might have a bit of an edge, you end up with moderators that are Group thinking. That will show immediately if you browse at +5.

more than 3 years ago

Indian Mathematician Takes Shot At Proving Riemann Hypothesis

nyri Re:Cheap publicity stunt (160 comments)

This is a cheap publicity stunt, nothing more.

And that is a bad thing exactly how?

Mathematics is not dancing with the stars or what not.

Says who? If you don't like it, don't watch it. I say that if this draw even a few bright people towards maths and shows them that this is really interesting stuff, it is a good thing. I do not understand why Mathematicians should appear as some sage-like, ascetic monks.

more than 3 years ago

Man Charged in Model Airplane Plot To Bomb Pentagon

nyri Re:The right demographic... (515 comments)

A 26-year-old Massachusetts man with a physics degree

So, what was his Slashdot handle?

Let's find out. Every one who isn't him, reply here: Not me.

more than 3 years ago

Man Charged in Model Airplane Plot To Bomb Pentagon

nyri Re:I predict (515 comments)

Given that a RC plane controlling law is prepared, I am curious to find who idea the RC plane was. FBI's or guy's own. The risk that government generates crime to justify a legislation is a worrying one. This is one more reason why encouraging some to commit a crime, should be a crime even when done by officials.

more than 3 years ago

The London Riots and Facial Recognition Technology

nyri Re:Really? Vigilantes? (482 comments)

slightly off-topic. this msnbc blog entry shows some interesting insight in the dynamics of the group:

a Londoner when asked by a television reporter: Is rioting the correct way to express your discontent?

"Yes," said the young man. "You wouldn't be talking to me now if we didn't riot, would you?"

The TV reporter from Britain's ITV had no response.

That is because the reporter was not up to the work he was doing. He should asked the guy what he would like to say now that he has a possibility to speak. He would have produced a gush of drivel of leftist platitudes. They usually do and with the general idea that they are victims of "state" and "society" while they are completely ignorant about their own conduct that adds to their state of being bored.

And bored they are as they do not really have material poverty: They know not hunger, not cold from winter. That is what this is all about: This is about nihilistic, bored, self-centered people doing something. People who do not have a slightest interest in anything sensible. If they would, they would appreciate other people's life's work (like a small business shop) and would refrain from burning it down.

God, I fucking hate when people are being complete dicks and these lefties treat them like some fucking victims.

more than 3 years ago



Military robots, the future of warfare

nyri nyri writes  |  more than 5 years ago

nyri writes "The New Atlantis has an article on military robots. Even as the article is of some length, it is a good read. It gives a decent history and the current state of military robots. It seems that the Asimov's laws are now discussed lawyers and soldiers. And the Petagons stand? The article says:

[J]ust as any human's right to self-defense is limited, so too should be a robot's. This sounds simple enough, but oddly the Pentagon has already pushed the legal interpretation that our drones have an inherent right to self-defense, including even to preemptively fire on potential threats, such as an anti-aircraft radar system that lights them up.

More over did you know that there is even a "robot hospital" in Baghdad or that by 2015 Pentagon plans to deploy new kind of brigades which contains more unmanned vehicles than normal vehicles."


School shooting; annouced in youtube

nyri nyri writes  |  more than 7 years ago

nyri (132206) writes "There was a school shooting in Finland a few hours ago. This time the killer annouced his intentions on youtube before the killings. This is a strange world. Here is a clip from his rationale

I am prepared to fight and die for my cause. I, as a natural selector, will eliminate all who I see unfit, disgraces of human race and failures of natural selection.
You might ask yourselves, why did I do this and what do I want. Well, most of you are too arrogant and closed-minded to understand... You will proprably say me that I am"insane", "crazy", "psychopath", "criminal" or crap like that. No, the truth is that I am just an animl, a human, an individual, a dissident.
What an asshole."

Java 6 and Leopard

nyri nyri writes  |  more than 7 years ago

nyri writes "As a professional Java coder and consultant, I switched to OS X two years ago. I felt that my Java stuff works on it. After release on Java 6, I have felt otherwise: there is no OS X release. I assumed that Leopard would have Java 6 but I haven't seen a trace of it. I am seriously considering moving back to Windows (Linux, alas, is not an option for me in my corporate enviroment).
Has Apple, for some reason, decided that Java support does not pay off? Is this just a delay or has Apple decided to abandon Java support for good? Maybe you fellow slashdotters can give some answers to these questions.
All in all, other Java coders out there, how long are willing to put up with this kind of blatant ignorance of your needs? Or, do you have some nice technical solutions to this, which I am not-so-blissfully ignorant about?"

nyri nyri writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Jari Mustonen (132206) writes "Time to hide your Mac-fanboy hat. Or maybe you are beliver enough to defend Apple even on this one. The question is simple: Where is the Java 6 for OS X? Let the gossips fly and let the slashdot do what it is best at: to summon an anonymous coward from Apple to tell us what is happening and where is my Java? But in the mean time, let's hear your theory."


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