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Utilities Should Worry; Rooftop Solar Could Soon Cut Their Profit

rtb61 Re:Really? (489 comments)

Avoiding the supply charge, those cables in the street is also require, otherwise they will continually ramp up the supply charge and this affects the poor far more than it does the rich.

2 days ago
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Microsoft Co-opts Ice Bucket Challenge Idea To Promote Coding In Latin America

rtb61 Re:From your bedroom to your computer... (96 comments)

Keep pursuing the cheapest labour and pretty soon you will have no one to sell your code to, as no one will be afford to buy the devices to put the code on. It's all about balanced economies, not the greatest possible exploitation, not unlimited growth, not the highest possible productivity which in reality implies the cheapest possible labour (when will you guys and gals wake up to that one, what did you really think all that spin about increasing productivity really meant).

2 days ago
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FCC To Rule On "Paid Prioritization" Deals By Internet Service Providers

rtb61 Re:So. (125 comments)

Well to be factually accurate Uncle Tom Obama the Choom Gang Coward, did not change his tune at all, it's just that his and his administration tune did not in any way shape or form match that tune. Admittedly Obama is not on his own in this as he only signs off on the voting of the senate and the congress. So the president is more of a look at the other hand magic thing to distract people's attention whilst the actual decisions are being made in the congress and senate. Remember this, the congress and senate have it within their power to cut the presidents roll down to just a empty figure head role with no power at all. It is only corporate America and mass media that want you focusing in on the President and ignoring your representative in the congress and senate and contacting them directly, via phone calls or via snail mail or email.

2 days ago
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The Physics of Space Battles

rtb61 Re:Boooooring! (430 comments)

Before you can apply the physics of space battles you need to look at the tactics of space battles and how you would apply those physics.

Regardless of movies and TV series, planetary systems are completely undefendable from toxic dust clouds in counter orbit, to triggered solar flares, to the obvious stealthed high yield warheads fired from beyond detectable range, the ways to attack a planet with the area in space to defend are just to great.

So first up, evacuate those you need to fight the war to a space fleet and take that fleet to the nearest light years big dust cloud. This hides the fleet and provides the resources needed to supply the interstellar war, whilst you wipe out the oppositions planets, unless of course they do the exact same thing. This of course pointing to the futility of wars in space and highlighting the need to nip the problem in the bud.

Any existing space faring race will of course eliminate or any species entering space if the species is deemed to be an 'uncontrollable' threat. Of course as region become substantively older this mitigation of threat will likely be passed off to less advanced societies as a measure of their development.

So space battles are just for computer games because there is absolutely no way to defend or win anything. The most realistic interstellar wars are of 'influence' bound around, genetic and social engineering and we are just really starting to learn how advanced technology can really make it happen, at a 'mind boggling' (heh heh) level.

2 days ago
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Mystery Gamer Makes Millions Moving Markets In Japan

rtb61 Re:See mom? (113 comments)

Regardless the individual or corporate day, hour, minute traders are toxic to the corporate market and the destructive influence they have on the management of corporations.

Two things need to radically change, stamp duties on share transaction need to rise to at least 1% to slow down the desire to trade and the speed of transfer of shares need to be slowed down, so to at least 30 or even 90 days between the the purchase and sale of shares. This will hugely stabilise the share market and have a major influence on the management of companies and the desire to fabricate an illusion about the wealth of a company for short term share gains.

A push needs to be made to shift value of investment in shares from short term capital gains back to dividends and transaction taxes along with hugely slowed down trades will do that.

2 days ago
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At CIA Starbucks, Even the Baristas Are Covert

rtb61 Re:Typical Government Hypocracy (241 comments)

Or, could it possible be, finally in spite of all evidence to the contrary, that those CIA torture freaks are finally feeling some sense of shame for the perverse behaviour. I wonder how recruiting is going?

2 days ago
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Utilities Should Worry; Rooftop Solar Could Soon Cut Their Profit

rtb61 Re:Really? (489 comments)

Catch is even that has limits. Once battery technology is there and you can combine wind with solar and can store at least 48 hours average use, than it is all over for the except for supplying medium and high density housing together with commercial and industrial but the residential market will go solar with battery storage.

3 days ago
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How the NSA Profits Off of Its Surveillance Technology

rtb61 Re:I can't quite decide (82 comments)

Restricting access to major corporations when it comes to surveillance technology without informing the general public seems of course, 'WILDLY SUSPECT'. Seriously WTF are these idiots thinking. Their private for profit partners and contractors are now actively sharing in the deployment and use of various espionage devices without detailing what is being done and providing that information to the public.

3 days ago
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Sci-fi Predictions, True and False (Video 2)

rtb61 Information and Knowledge Free (27 comments)

One thing I found interesting right at the beginning was about whether information and knowledge should be free. It would seem logical that a core level of information and knowledge should be freely accessible on the internet and be provided by the state. The core of this information being all about the management system of the state (being local, state or federal), what they are doing, how they are doing and why they are doing it, something of vital importance to a democracy. Expanding upon this of course is a general public encyclopaedia of knowledge and instruction, so that the public can make use of the management information provided. So how close are we to a state funded and managed 'Wikipedia' as part of state information and education systems, basically to save the whole community access costs and to provide the necessary information to be a real democracy (no lying allowed if caught then prosecuted). No guaranteeing the people will bother to access it but if they start doing it from an early age as a part of their education then it is likely they will keep going back to it as they age.

3 days ago
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Drones Reveal Widespread Tax Evasion In Argentina

rtb61 Re:Someone's going to complain (208 comments)

Of course if you want to pay less tax you need to revise administration of some functions of government. For example emergency services should all go from local to state funding and management, this of course eliminates management systems replicated hundreds of times, a huge savings. Schools should go from local to state funding and management, again management systems replicated hundreds of times eliminated, a huge savings. All hospitals and medical services, again huge savings. Even sewerage should go from local to state management and major sewerage farms could service many communities, taking gravity into account. Cut back local government, to local streets and footpaths, local parks, stormwater systems, community services like libraries and, community centres and of course planning and approvals. Their main role should be pursuing the state for greater provision of other services. Now you can just whine and whine and whine or you can be proactive. Want to save taxes then cut out repeated systems of management and do so real bureaucracy trimming. Savings in there could be as high as 50%, huge. Even federal tax savings, as management of provision of funding is cut back from monitoring thousands to just 50 again a huge savings. Of course just whining about it and pointing out to those who monitor this forum how much you absolutely hate and loath paying taxes, will work much better.

4 days ago
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Drones Reveal Widespread Tax Evasion In Argentina

rtb61 Re:Someone's going to complain (208 comments)

Just plain nuts. The road and footpath out the front that provides access to your property. The sewerage system that removes the shite you produce. The stormwater system that keeps your property from being flooded. Access for communications systems. Emergency services including police and fire brigade. Schools, apparently you need some education. Local taxes versus Federal 'income' taxes. Some sort of planning control to prevent neighbouring property being turned into a dump. I gather you want everyone else but you to pay for them because when you pay for them it is theft and when everyone else pays for them it is your right.

So local communities keeping your property viable and yes, you have to pay for it.

4 days ago
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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

rtb61 Re:Think of the children (353 comments)

A warrant is the legal right for authorities to search yourself and your possessions at a particular location. Whether successful or not, whether they gain access or not is arbitrary. Just like apparently the requirement they return the searched property to it's original state and not apply a state sanctioned free of court review punishment by 'trashing' the property, especially considering how destructive they could be in the search for a micro SD card (demolition of the property and sifting of the rubble and then walking away with a meh).

So lawful warrants are not thwarted, the right to search does not imply the right to a successful search, that failure to achieve a successful search is an indication that the search warrant was unfairly and falsely granted. Access is the problem of those conducting the search and not the victims of the search. The victim of the search is not required to assist in the search, not required to tear apart their own furniture, empty their own cupboards, smash open their appliances, nor destroy plates their and cups or throw their own clothes on the ground after ripping them open.

The search warrant is a notice to the victim of the search of the right of the authorities to conduct the search. If the victim does not unlock the door, authorities may use other methods, the laws governing minimum force require that they contact a lock smith and not use a battering ram to smash open the door. However, as of course as the search warrant is all to often used as a method of punishment for a perceived lack of cooperation and or perceived lack respect for authorities, any idea of adhering to minimum force laws are corruptly ignored.

4 days ago
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Emma Watson Leaked Photo Threat Was a Plot To Attack 4chan

rtb61 Re:Emma Watson is full of it (590 comments)

OK how about some appearance equality. Why wasn't that speech presented by an old, unattractive muslim women with daughters, a person who has experienced gender inequality her whole life and is seeing her daughters undergo the exact same thing. Why is some mass media defined skinny person with limited knowledge and experience given preference at the UN ahead of, well, tens of millions of more knowledgeable and experienced women. Apparently for certain people inequality in their favour is A OK, number 1 but when it even hints going against them it's terrible.

So UN appearance inequality A OK because it fucking sells, screw you! This from grumpy fat bearded old geek (not really all that grumpy but certainly bloody cheeky enough).

5 days ago
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Australian Senate Introduces Laws To Allow Total Internet Surveillance

rtb61 Re:Australia voted... for a kick in the nuts. (210 comments)

Reality is quite clear, conservative politics equals exploitative politics and Anti-terror laws equals anti-poor laws. These laws are all designed to protect the rich from the middle class and the poor, laws that you can protect yourself from only if you have sufficient money and laws which can be used to abused anyone who does not have enough money.

The unreality of conservative politics when they are all about conserving nothing, they don't want to conserve resources, they don't want to conserve the environment and they don't want to conserve labour. In fact they want to ruthlessly exploit resources, ruthlessly exploit the environment and ruthlessly exploit labour, yet they bloody continue to call themselves conservatives to hide their true exploitative nature behind a word, a marketing fraud.

5 days ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

rtb61 Re:The WHO (478 comments)

Troll who comments double digits in one story seems to have a real preoccupation with ethics, guilt tends to do that.

about a week ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

rtb61 Re:The WHO (478 comments)

Why does it feel more like you are trying to convince yourself rather than me. I am not defining it's nature or limits, just it's feel and an observation about behaviour about those most desperate to live on another day and how badly they have lived. Guilt does not equal reason.

about a week ago
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Anonymous Peer-review Comments May Spark Legal Battle

rtb61 Re:His articles on PubPeer (167 comments)

Perhaps an underpaid and abused masters/doctorate lab rat with insider knowledge seeking payback for broken promises ;).

about a week ago
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CIA Tested Primitive Chatbots For Interrogation In the 1980s

rtb61 Re:Comparison (65 comments)

Of course if you are not chatty with the chatbot it all becomes rather pointless. Of course the CIA since then resorted to torture, when it found it was far more profitable for the involved private contractors and corporations when 'suspected' terrorists said what ever the tortures wanted them to say or died of 'natural' causes. Can't be defending against all the claimed 'confessed' threats, unless people can be made to 'confess', to what ever insiders needed them confess to, so that billions could be spent defending against it. US intelligence services went right off the rails the more they privatised it and the more it was politicised.

about a week ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

rtb61 Re:MAD (338 comments)

Will US insiders quit whining about spending 5 billion dollars to give the Crimea back to Russia for free after a Ukrainian leader of the Soviet Union stole it and attached it to his homeland. Seriously how many Russian died fighting the Nazi's including their Ukrainian Allies over that bit of territory during the second war world, hundreds of thousands, ever seriously think they were just going to let it go. They saw everything the US was plotting and scheming in the Ukraine that Russia wouldn't seek to capitalise on US arrogance and recover what was taken from them and ensure that US meddling ended up in a huge long lasting mess which only Russia could fix. Putin is neither here nor there, the only thing he most definitely beats out Uncle Tom Obama the choom gang coward on, is he most definitely is not a corporate puppet.

about a week ago
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Bioethicist At National Institutes of Health: "Why I Hope To Die At 75"

rtb61 Re:The WHO (478 comments)

Life Rule, Have as much fun as possible whilst causing the least amount of harm possible. Likely those who are most fearful of death abuse the hell out of that rule causing a great deal of harm by having fun at everyone else's expense. If you really believe you are alive and there is a real dimension, an energy to life, like all other forms of energy it logically must be in balance. That fear re-balancing seems to be what drives those with the worst life balance to desperately fend of death for as long as possible. For others, whose lives are more positively balanced of course, no more than a hopefully peaceful end and a long rest.

about a week ago

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How to make use of public review sites

rtb61 rtb61 writes  |  about a year ago

rtb61 (674572) writes "Coming across a particular public review site http://www.productreview.com.au/ I noticed that by far the majority of 5 star reviews for http://www.billyguyatts.com.au/ well all one shot reviews, where as the majority of negative reviews were by people who had made a multiple of varying reviews across various products.
Another site which comes to mind is http://www.imdb.com/ which seems to suffer from a veritable plethora of fake one shot 10 out of 10 reviews.
When I commented on the inconsistency, my comment was deleted and marked as "Inappropriate Content" as if I had been abusive.
So which review sites are reasonable, how can you make use of them and what are review sites doing to clean up their act. Are gradated reviews better where, various qualities are separated out and each rated (especially contradictory qualities) so at least to slow down fake reviews"

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Script Kiddies

rtb61 rtb61 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

rtb61 (674572) writes "Should adults who supply software for criminal use to minors or lead minors into taking criminal actions on the internet be charged with grooming children and child abuse. As in the case of Hector "Sabu" Monsegur and Lulzsec, where he established contact with some of the accused members Lulzsec when they were minors and led them into committing crimes on his behalf prior to those individuals latter being arrested as adults. Has the FBI in this case failed to follow up upon confessed criminal actions."
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A differen method of protest

rtb61 rtb61 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

rtb61 (674572) writes "Whilst stumbling about the web I came across the fascinating article http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1719872,00.html and to quote "If asked to serve on a jury deliberating a violation of state or federal drug laws, we will vote to acquit, regardless of the evidence presented.", a protest method I would never have though of. A stunning and imaginative way to declare war upon an out of control civil war, the drug war."
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Australian Labour Party going for a big net impact

rtb61 rtb61 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

rtb61 (674572) writes "The Australian Labour Party pushing for net aware youth with a flashy personality orientated web site http://www.kevin07.com/. I got it in my email, I suppose I must have registered at one stage or other in way or other. A site complete with pro-youth links to Youtube, Myspace and Facebook. Personally I have never been into team politics and think it is a stupid way to align yourself politically as an individual, always pursue the policies and leave the rah rah for the jock straps and sport, at least there are some policies on the site. I still wonder whether it is appropriate for parties to indirectly promote commercial web sites by linking to them, as for 'KMail', perhaps a little political correctness with a polite point to the people at KDE. The Facebook link it is likely a very bad idea as they have no control on who or what they are now promoting."
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rtb61 rtb61 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

rtb61 writes "So is Google 'searching' the Slashdot forums for patentable ideas and claiming them as their own? Not that I am particularly proud of coming up with the idea but I certainly don't want Google patenting it, http://yro.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=167009&cid =13929372. Now would that post, as negative as it is about the concept, be sufficient to constitute prior art and is Googles "Do no Evil" starting to wear 'patently' thin."

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