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NASA Tests Feasibility of 3D Printing on the Moon and Other Planets

parkinglot777 Re:WTF (58 comments)

WTF is "in-situ"? Is that even in english because that is the first time in my life that I see that.

Here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I... Please read that...

2 days ago

Single Group Dominates Second Round of Anti Net-Neutrality Comment Submissions

parkinglot777 Re:I'd expect Fawkes masks to start making stateme (192 comments)

So you switched from nationalisation of certain industries to taxpayer-funded cronyism? Thats a huge step backwards in the eyes of every libertarian, ancap, capitalist, anarchist everywhere, ever

That's an assumption. There could be multiple reasons behind this and you and I do not live through the changes (or in the country). I wouldn't assume that is cronyism because that is a huge jump. Anyway, the GP hits the nail in the head.

3 days ago

Telepresence Store Staffed Remotely Using Robots

parkinglot777 Re:Actual Link to the video mentioned: (52 comments)

I laughed when the interviewer asked what happens if someone tries to steal a robot. The guy answering started off by saying it would be really hard as they weigh 92 pounds. Oh that's sooooo heavy.

Completely agree. Also, this is an "honest" system which may work only in developed countries. This type of technology would never be used in any third world countries because both merchendises and robots would be stolen in a heart beat.

But my first impression was that the robots were too short for the sales experience. The customers in the store would have had to stoop or bend over to be "face to face" with the telepresence operators. I'm guessing that the height was a compromise between a robot "sitting at a desk" and "walking around".

That may be the case. However, I don't see that it is a problem. Also, they could easily improve it and make the screen tilt up and down. By pushing from the bottom part of the screen to tilt upward, they could face a tall person, and leave it the way it is to face a shorter person.

4 days ago

Royal Mail Pilots 3D Printing Service

parkinglot777 Re:Why ? (59 comments)

Because they are seeing their traditional business model die and are trying to get in on the "future". Can you imagine if you don't need things shipped anymore, rather you just print it out? The entire shipping industry would collapse.

There are still many things (i.e. legal documents, art object, etc.) that will never be digitalized. These things need to be physically delivered. The delivery industrial may be shrunk, but it will never go away or collapse.

about two weeks ago

Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

parkinglot777 Re:Unlicensed taxi broker (280 comments)

Guns == GOOD == Able to defend myself from assholes like you
Drugs == INDIFFERENT == My fucking body, I do with it as I please. If my actions ON drugs interfere with other people, THEN by all means, lock me up.

Hmm... You seem to be very simple minded when you look at any situation from only one side. Guns are tools and are good if and only if use to defend yourself. They are BAD when you misuse them (and that's what happened in the news), simple.

Speaking of drugs, I could careless and agree with you if you are nobody to me. However, if my children, parents, or siblings are addicted to drugs, that is DIFFERENT! You are looking at it as if you are the ONLY PERSON in the society. You DO NOT care for those who are around you even your own family. If you want to go down, please do NOT take others with you. If you do go down and someone who is close to you feel bad, then you are RESPONSIBLE.

Stop misinterpret libertarian and lump its meaning up with selfishness!

about two weeks ago

Displaced IT Workers Being Silenced

parkinglot777 Too much bias (398 comments)

The author of TFA is exaggerating and assuming that the clause in the agreement is purposely for those who are replaced by H1B people. Either he or his friends/family members were affected by this. To me, the clause to not disclose any information about being let go is very common. If you are being "fired," there are many reasons. Also, the company will NEVER want you to say anything regardless how you are being replaced. These people will find something to blame on others regardless (and in this case is the H1B people who replaced them). I am not saying that all are legitimated laid off/fired, but I doubt that the "signing" the document is REALLY for the case only.

Then the author pulls in politic which, of couse, a more effective on those who do not like H1B already. TFA has some of the fact and reasons, but over all TFA contains bias against H1B people by using the word "being fired or replaced" to make TFA more dramatic.

about two weeks ago

FBI Seizes Los Angeles Schools' iPad Documents

parkinglot777 Re: When we give money to the schools ... (229 comments)

You have forgotten that the principle under your theory is looking after all the kids in the school..

Principle is right. I'm not sure if I'm being whooshed or if you actually had a bad teacher.

Let me see... http://blog.oxforddictionaries...

Principle is a noun. Its main meaning is ‘a fundamental idea or general rule that is used as a basis for a particular theory or system of belief’.

A principle is also ‘a rule or belief about what is right and wrong that governs the way in which someone behaves’.

Principle can also be used as an uncountable noun to mean ‘morally correct behaviour’:

Principal is most commonly found as an adjective meaning ‘main or most important’.

Principal is also noun, and its various noun meanings are linked to the adjectival sense (i.e. ‘most important’). A principal may be the head of a school, college, or other educational institution, the leading performer in a concert, ballet, opera, or play, or the most important person in an organization or group:

From the GP sentense, I would expect that he is talking about the head of school?

about two weeks ago

UK Announces 'Google Tax'

parkinglot777 Re:Why tax profits, why not income? (602 comments)

Yes they are. You can (as an individual in the UK) offset most business expenses against tax. It's a tax on net income, not gross.

And that is still based on "income" not "profit" as the GP said, isn't it? Unlike a company/corporation, for an individual (not a business person), you can't bring all personal expenses to deduct your gross income. How many (percentages of) "business" individual people compared to those who are simple employees???

about two weeks ago

A Mismatch Between Wikimedia's Pledge Drive and Its Cash On Hand?

parkinglot777 Re:I understand but I also don't (274 comments)

It is only summary of grouping together, not a detail...

Product & Engineering $ 19,813,181
Grantmaking & Programs $ 8,929,652
Community Advocacy & Communications $ 1,554,174
Management & Governance* $ 1,175,917
General & Administration** $ 10,410,400
Fundraising $ 4,017,421

* Management & Governance includes the Office of the Executive Director and the
volunteer Board of Trustees.
** General & Administration includes Human Resources, Finance, Office IT Support, Legal and Office Administration.

about three weeks ago

A Mismatch Between Wikimedia's Pledge Drive and Its Cash On Hand?

parkinglot777 Re:Well (274 comments)

Are you suggesting that there's a difference between "have to be" and "really need to be"?

Slightly different -- http://www.learnersdictionary....

about three weeks ago

Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

parkinglot777 Re:Ignored? (574 comments)

I am of the opinion that the computer/AI would be more logical than humans, and would have concluded that "war" is the least beneficial methodology to employ, and as such would seek to employ it as a last resort.

Then you should know that "war" is not the only way to overpower the other because there are so many methods to do so (especially by psychological ways).

If AI does not achieve "ethic" but only understand "benefit" or "production" (ethic is a lot more difficult to achive), then it could be trouble to humans. Because it is so logical (as you said), it may decide to get rid of humans when it determines that it would be more beneficial without humans. Logic and ethic do not always go to the same direction...

about three weeks ago

UK Police To Publicly Shame Drunk Drivers On Twitter This Christmas

parkinglot777 Re: Knee-jerk... (256 comments)

From the TFA

Anyone ordered to appear in court on suspicion of having committed a drink or drug-driving offence will have their names and details published online and made available to the media.

Not sure if that means "convicted" as you said because I don't know UK law?

about three weeks ago

Kim Dotcom Regrets Not Taking Copyright Law and MPAA "More Seriously"

parkinglot777 Re:Lies. 100% Lies. (151 comments)

And he is hiding some of what he stole by entrusting it to his wife and children...

about three weeks ago

Top Counter-Strike Players Embroiled In Hacking Scandal

parkinglot777 Re:Various hacking tools? (224 comments)

"hacking" is not related to any game playing skill especially in MMO, and is never supposed to be, period...

about three weeks ago

"Advanced Life Support" Ambulances May Lead To More Deaths

parkinglot777 Seriously? (112 comments)

From TFA:

That’s according to a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, which suggests that high-tech equipment and sophisticated treatment techniques may distract from what’s most important during cardiac arrest — transporting a critically ill patient to the hospital quickly.

The TFA mentions about a study on JAMA but there is NO LINK to the real article/study? Or the author does not know how to properly cite the source he is talking about? I have to dig it out by myself and it is at http://archinte.jamanetwork.co... ... I hope people stop writing an article like this when they don't properly give a proper citation...

about three weeks ago

Married Woman Claims Facebook Info Sharing Created Dating Profile For Her

parkinglot777 Re:Honest, honey... (189 comments)

Unless you are drunk and have a different memory after you sober? :P

about three weeks ago

Class-Action Suit Claims Copyright Enforcement Company Made Harassing Robo-calls

parkinglot777 Re:Copyright is turning into religion (67 comments)

In a class action lawsuit (PDF) filed on Friday, Pietz says the copyright enforcement company made illegal, harassing robo-calls to his clients, who were accused of illegal downloading. The lawsuit says that Rightscorp broke the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), a 1991 law which limits how automated calling devices can be used.

I think the key phrase is "were accused of illegal downloading." If the robo-call can prove that they are right on whatever they accuse, the case will be thrown away due to the Clean hand doctrine... The lawyer (Pietz) is relying on and hoping that the point can't be proven...

about a month ago

Obama's Immigration Order To Give Tech Industry Some, Leave 'Em Wanting More

parkinglot777 Re:Additional advice for foreign students in the U (186 comments)

Find a partner and make a baby fast! Your child will be automatically a US citizen. That will child will be your ticket to legal residency in a few years, if you want it later.

That was the key to one part of the plan that was announced: If you have a child who is a US citizen, you won't be deported.

Hmm... People just want to read only what they want to read, and then ignore the rest but rather misinform others with only what they read.

From TFA

If you’ve been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or legal residents; if you register, pass a criminal background check, and you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes -- you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. That’s what this deal is.

about a month ago

Tracking a Bitcoin Thief, Part II: Illustrating the Issue of Trust In Altcoins

parkinglot777 Re:Small time thievery (46 comments)

You mean, market manipulation? Something several big banks just got fined millions of dollars for in the forex markets? That should be an interesting one to watch...

Sadly, there is no real regulation in bitcoin yet, so who is going to be fine in the bitcoin case??? And who would do anything about it as of now???

about a month ago

The Nintendo DS Turns 10

parkinglot777 Re:Nintendo DS (61 comments)

You can probably run a limited port of Tux Racer on your cracked Palm III

I never knew that they equate "cracked" as "not proprietary" nowadays???

about a month ago


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