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Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

pubwvj Refund Time (278 comments)

So Comcast won't mind refunding all those fees for over data use. Hello class action lawsuit and government sanctions!

yesterday
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Climate Scientist Pioneer Talks About the Furture of Geoengineering

pubwvj Very, VERY bad idea! (122 comments)

Planet hacking is a very, very, very, very, very, very bad idea. Might I emphasize that a bit more? People don't understand things well enough, are too incompetent, too driven by greed and the risks are enormous.

LEAVE - IT - ALONE.

yesterday
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Virtual Machine Brings X86 Linux Apps To ARMv7 Devices

pubwvj Emulation Everywhere (61 comments)

In this day and age of such powerful advanced hardware in our hands they should be offering emulation of all past significant processors including 68K, PPC, x86, etc as well as all previous OSs.

We have applications for accessing data that we still need to work with. Just because the processors change doesn't mean we can throw away our old data or tools. It is arrogance and greed of the industry that creates this problem. They've are on a disposable mentality.

The result as it stands is we have to keep older hardware running to use our old applications to access our long term data. That means we don't buy new hardware and that is a short sighted mentality of the hardware makers like Apple, HP, etc. If they made new hardware that would run all past stuff I'd upgrade my hardware in a heart beat putting money in their pockets.

3 days ago
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"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

pubwvj Re:"Fan favorites"? (358 comments)

I thought Kari was hired to be the nasty, vicious, cruel, inhumane, sadistic person on the team. They could drop her any day and the show would be better.

Grant they should keep. Grant is science.

Tori is a clown, a nice clown, but he doesn't add anything besides some fun and I would like him better without him being abused by Kari.

What they should do is bring back Scottie. Scottie, Tori and Grant are a good team.

It would be wonderful if the Mythbusters could recapture their 'youth' which is to say how great they were years ago. Too much personalities now.

3 days ago
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It's Dumb To Tell Kids They're Smart

pubwvj Screwy (243 comments)

This is just one more form of totally screwed up political correctness. Based on her logic you shouldn't say please or thank you either. Bogus.

3 days ago
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Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth

pubwvj Re:I'm looking now (131 comments)

" they are in another country and that country protects them, preventing anyone else from entering the country in order to get rid of them. Doing so without "permission" will lead to more trouble than it's worth."

This is really a non-issue. You really don't understand modern warfare if you actually believe that.

Time to implement the game App Wack-a-Terrorist. It shows you pictures from terrorist groups' propaganda. Recognize anything? Click it and describe it. Points for accuracy in time and space, people, etc. CIA takes notices when cards rise above a certain threshold. Then they send in a drone strike if needed. Cool game! Win an iPad!

4 days ago
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Students From States With Faster Internet Tend To Have Higher Test Scores

pubwvj Not even a good correlation. (175 comments)

Reading the linked article and looking at the graph I see that this is not even a good correlation never mind being causal.

Want to have your kids do better? Pay attention to them. For the best results, homeschool.

4 days ago
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Delaware Enacts Law Allowing Heirs To Access Digital Assets of Deceased

pubwvj Re:Why death? (82 comments)

Sorry, no, we'll have to kill you first.

about a week ago
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FarmBot: an Open Source Automated Farming Machine

pubwvj Obviously written by a non-farmer (133 comments)

"Farming has been stuck in a bit of a rut, when compared to other industries. Businesses across the globe have been innovating for decades, while farming has been using techniques that have been handed down from centuries ago."

That was obviously written by a non-farmer. Farming is one of the leading places of innovation and technological advancement both at small and large scale farms. I take it from the writer's obvious ignorance that they live in a box in the city.

about a week ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

pubwvj Re:It's all funny money... (267 comments)

27.

But that isn't the point. Odd the little things that people fixate on. Perhaps you're not good at algebra.

about a week ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

pubwvj Re:It's all funny money... (267 comments)

Ah, so you eat firewood? I never said food is the only thing of real value. Are you simply hard of reading or just off topic?

about a week ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

pubwvj Re:It's all funny money... (267 comments)

Apparently you're hard of reading. I said get a basket of eggs. I didn't say put your eggs all in one basket or keep them there. Real world experience would do you wonders.

about a week ago
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Researchers Discover New Plant "Language"

pubwvj Proof of Intelligence on Earth! (70 comments)

Proof of Intelligence on Earth!
Here we have proof that plants communicate. They have feelings too. Plants are sentient! Time for those namby-pamby vegans and vegetarians to stop killing plants. Please give peas a chance! Lettuce stop the senseless violence against the great kingdom of plants - eat bacon!

about two weeks ago
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Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math

pubwvj It works. (214 comments)

I picked where to live over 30 years ago using math, Venn Diagrams and weighted analysis. Decades later I'm very happy where I am. Works for those of us of the mathematical, logical, engineering bend. Emoties could learn a lot from math.

about two weeks ago
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Are Altcoins Undermining Bitcoin's Credibility?

pubwvj It's all funny money... (267 comments)

All of this is funny money.

Bitcoins are just in your imagination.
USDollars are merely imagined by the USGovernment.
Gold has no real value other than using it for things like electrical contacts, etc.
None of this is real money.
If you want real value, get a basket of eggs, hatch the chicks, raise them up, feed them pasture, your other asset - you are landed I hope - and they'll lay more eggs. Now you're in business and can feed yourself. When you succeed at that start feeding other people and they'll give you something of real value like a pork chop or firewood to stay warm with. What ever you do, don't accept cash, bitcoins, gold or other fraudulent currencies for your eggs. You want real value for your real things.

about two weeks ago
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Is Remote Instruction the Future of College?

pubwvj Re:Getting it very wrong (81 comments)

Ergo, homeschooling is the way to go.

about two weeks ago
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Humans Need Not Apply: a Video About the Robot Revolution and Jobs

pubwvj Re:Deadly Serious Business (304 comments)

You miss the basic issue that the machine is just another person. It produces, consumes, pays taxes, makes decisions, votes, hums and contributes to society. It is not removing anything from the world but adding to it just like other people.

about two weeks ago
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Humans Need Not Apply: a Video About the Robot Revolution and Jobs

pubwvj What is a Robot? (304 comments)

Luddites have complained for millennia that machines were replacing people and putting workers out of work, denying their rights to income. It's all a farce. What is a machine? What is a robot?

Early man grubbed in the dirt with his hands to dig up a tuber to eat. Then along came the rock and stick for easier digging! Egads! People were digging up more tubers faster using this new machine! This put some people out of work as tuber diggers. But wait, some of them became story tellers, potters, shaman, etc and society and the individuals were all better off.

The potters made vessels for carrying water which reduced our labor freeing up more people who discovered flint napping and made better spears. Suddenly we were able to hunt better, eat more protein and lipid rich meats that kept more people alive through the brutal winters letting us expand northward despite the ice age. Dam those flint knapped machines that threw all those rabbit stranglers out of jobs - of course they liked being able to catch bigger prey easier.

Later the wheel came along and let us carry more than we could on our back. Voila! People were out of work as transporters but those people found new work mining iron ore and the next revolution was born. (Pun intended.)

Each advancement of machines has let us move forward to new heights. Yes, some people get upset. Some inventions aren't so great too. But over all, over time, it works out. You may be out of a job when the floor sweeper machine takes your post but maybe you can do something new and different. After all, like the cockroach you are a survivor, right?!?

about two weeks ago
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How California's Carbon Market Actually Works

pubwvj Cap & Trade and Carbon Markets are Frauds (97 comments)

Cap & Trade and Carbon Markets are Frauds. They merely shuffle around the money doing little to nothing to really reduce pollution. It's a scam to get rich by the players.

about two weeks ago
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Kevlar Protects Cables From Sharks, Experts Look For Protection From Shark Week

pubwvj Distortion is a Real Problem (103 comments)

I used to think of the Discovery Channel as being good - I've bought a lot of their DVDs for our kids over the years. But the distortion is a real problem.

These are presented as factual, scientific documentaries but they're filled with sensational half-truths and outright lies. I have had seven different documentary companies approach me about documenting our family farm in made for TV specials or even a 13 week series. But because of the distortions I've read about (e.g., Mermaid incident and others) I don't trust them to do it right so the answer has always been no.

Besides, I have farming, homeschooling and family time to attend to. I don't even have or watch TV.

about two weeks ago

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Evolution is a million line computer program falling into place by accident.

pubwvj pubwvj writes  |  about 3 months ago

pubwvj (1045960) writes ""Evolution is a million line computer program falling into place by accident."

Wrong. That demonstrates a fundamental lack of understanding of how evolution works.
Change a bit.
Test code.
Does it run better?
If so then make many copies.
Loop back to beginning.

It's a little more complicated but that is why evolution works. It is not an accident. It is a test bed."
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FDA Bans Farms

pubwvj pubwvj writes  |  about 5 months ago

pubwvj (1045960) writes "Following implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act which will band the feeding of pre-consumer food wastes to livestock and stop the practices of composting food wastes the FDA has taken the next step by eliminating farming and food production altogether. Once this operational change is implemented all food will be synthesized safely in the industrial settings. See FDA press release at attached link.

http://sugarmtnfarm.com/fda-ba..."

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Vermont Company Advances Porcine Organic GMOs

pubwvj pubwvj writes  |  about a year ago

pubwvj writes "A small Vermont company has mad major advancements this year in the burgeoning field of Organic GMOs which play to the all natural food markets. The claim that crossing pigs and spiders they have been able to produce the worlds first eight foot hogs that offer longer loins and more hams and shoulder pier pig. (photo). Perhaps more importantly is that the longer body length of the engineered swine have resulted in a more efficient grazer that does not require the high grain feed inputs normally associated with pork production. Pasturing in turn means true green eggs and ham. Note that this is the same company that several years ago released the egg laying pigs although production levels were never found to be economical."
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BURGLARY TIED TO JOURNAL NEWS GUN MAPS

pubwvj pubwvj writes  |  about a year and a half ago

pubwvj writes "The Journal News in New York provided a shopping list map to burglars of where to find guns. Now at least one burglary has been tied to the Journal News map."
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Robots are Revolting - Tourist Killed

pubwvj pubwvj writes  |  about 2 years ago

pubwvj writes "In Denmark the robots are revolting, killing and maiming innocent bystanders. "Police in Denmark say an American tourist was killed and four people were slightly injured when hit by a runaway electric vehicle on a Copenhagen pedestrian street. ...the small garbage collecting vehicle started rolling by itself after the driver had stepped out to empty a trash basket... the tourist was hit by the vehicle and dragged for several yards. Four other people sustained minor injuries Wednesday.""
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Apple & EPEAT Mend Fences

pubwvj pubwvj writes  |  more than 2 years ago

pubwvj writes "Apple Boycotted EPEAT because EPEAT standards were lagging and hampering creativity. EPEAT announced they'll work with Apple. Apple announces they'll return to the EPEAT friendship circle. In other words, Apple's boycot worked. EPEAT is now willing to change to meet Apple's needs for design improvement. All of this was to force EPEAT to update the standards and it worked."
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Bad Asteroid Art

pubwvj pubwvj writes  |  more than 4 years ago

pubwvj writes "This Reuter's Report: U.S. doing little about asteroids story on MSNBC has perhaps the worst artist rendition I have ever seen. The asteroid is said to represent the one of 65 million years ago. Yes, it was big, but it was not 300 miles high and the flames did not start while it was still in outer space. The artist should have done his research and should take full responsibility for such exaggeration. Things like this destroy science. Next the editors and fact checkers need chucking."
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