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Lawrence Krauss: Congress Is Trying To Defund Scientists At Energy Department

rthille Re:Price of using scientists as political pawns (289 comments)

I agree, we shouldn't be subsidizing the green industries, instead we should just regulate the shit out of the extraction industries which manage to externalize so much of their costs.

How much should the coal industry pay for the ~1M deaths/year?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E...

4 days ago
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Apple's 2014 WWDC Keynote Will Be Streamed Live; Hopes For a Microconsole?

rthille Re:Apple TV? (147 comments)

Yeah, it was definitely snark. I've got a Harmony remote, and the AppleTV remote sits in the cabinet with the other random TV related stuff.

about 2 months ago
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Apple's 2014 WWDC Keynote Will Be Streamed Live; Hopes For a Microconsole?

rthille Re:My two reasons. (147 comments)

Or, you can torrent it for free! :-)

about 2 months ago
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Apple's 2014 WWDC Keynote Will Be Streamed Live; Hopes For a Microconsole?

rthille Re:Apple TV? (147 comments)

You mean you can't find the remote app on your iphone?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Products For the Over-Equipped Household?

rthille Re:Don't. (408 comments)

No, aim to kill. You don't want to leave the criminal as a witness.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Anti-Theft Products For the Over-Equipped Household?

rthille Re:Don't. (408 comments)

And if they use a diamond saw or cutting torch or plasma cutter?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which NoSQL Database For New Project?

rthille Re:Database Scaleability. (272 comments)

Where has this idea that Databases can't scale come from?

the CAP theorem

Consistency, Availability, Partition-Resistance. Choose any two.

about 4 months ago
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Classified X-37B Space Plane Breaks Space Longevity Record

rthille Re:At least it's on our side! (123 comments)

Interesting. You included Social Security in the expenses, and divide the time range up in 'before SS' and 'after SS'

Also, look at health and life expectancy before 1930. Now realize that huge amounts of the federal budget is SS & Medical (Medicare & Medicaid). If we didn't care about the indigent old, or the fact that national health insurance is more efficient (see what we spend on medical vs other advanced countries and the outcomes), and we didn't feel the need to be the world's police and paid down our debt, we could probably get back to ~4-5%...

about 3 months ago
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Classified X-37B Space Plane Breaks Space Longevity Record

rthille Re:The government does give (123 comments)

Anarchy is something you could use to describe what happens on the floor of a rainforest, or between the bacteria in your gut. I'd rather not live in a society like that. It's not just human nature, it's evolved nature due to limited resources and game theory.

about 3 months ago
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Classified X-37B Space Plane Breaks Space Longevity Record

rthille Re:Wait a moment (123 comments)

Did you not see Star Trek? The voyagers will come back!

about 3 months ago
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Tested: Asus Chromebox Based On Haswell Core i3

rthille Re:Awesome! (103 comments)

Not if you flash the bios, or just put it in developer mode (at least that was true of the older chromeboxes)

about 5 months ago
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How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

rthille Re: Hmmm... (983 comments)

SSL to their servers prevents tampering in-route. Now they could have used their own wire protocol to ensure the data wasn't altered on the way, but why reinvent the wheel?

about 5 months ago
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Crowdsourcing Confirms: Websites Inaccessible on Comcast

rthille Re:Stop (349 comments)

Oh hell no, don't run BIND. Run something that isn't full of suck and security holes.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Software Can You Not Live Without?

rthille Re:USB and video but no terminal server (531 comments)

There's no reason why you can't use tramp over serial. I never have to leave emacs, it'll even transparently bounce thru a 'beachhead' system to get to systems "on the other side".

Emacs is a pain to setup/learn for some things, but automation wins in the end.

about 5 months ago
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Horseshoe Crabs Are Bled Alive To Create an Unparalleled Biomedical Technology

rthille Re:Bled Alive? (159 comments)

I'm surprised they don't just mark them with the date of last bleeding and release them where they caught them.

about 5 months ago
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South Carolina Education Committee Removes Evolution From Standards

rthille Re: Your point of view means nothing. (665 comments)

"top ten list" ? I assume you mean the 10 commandments? Which 10, since there are multiple sets of 10 in the bible. Also, I get by just fine without many of them: "I am the lord your god", "no other god before me", etc.
The few that are reasonable are, no to murder, no to false witness and no to stealing.

about 6 months ago
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Massive New Cambrian-Era Fossil Bed Found

rthille Re:It's the devil (108 comments)

Well, if you buy the whole bullshit story, then it's the same thing, since god created satan and nothing happens in the universe without god's knowledge and consent.

about 6 months ago

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rthille rthille writes  |  more than 7 years ago

rthille writes "The big news from Apple was just iPod & iTunes related. Still no video iPod, but you can buy movies from the iTunes Media Store."

Journals

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Doing it again...

rthille rthille writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Once again I'm training to run a Marathon and raising money to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in their fight against blood cancers. If anyone has followed tomhudson's advice and sold their house at the peak or otherwise has some cash and the need for a tax deduction, you can donate here: http://robert.thille.org/Donate/

For more information about what I'm doing and why, see here: http://robert.thille.org/Recreation/TNT/

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What would you record?

rthille rthille writes  |  more than 7 years ago

I've thought about the increasing amount of data I'm amassing over time about my life: CC receipts, GPS way-points, photos, etc. If you could wear or have a device implanted, and you could "magically" completely control who had access to the data, what data would you choose to record about yourself and your surroundings?

A basic list to start:
GPS location (would additionally need inertial for underground/water/inside)
Body Temperature and other physical/medical stats
Calories consumed/expended
Other humans/animals nearby
Clothing worn
Images of surroundings
Thoughts?

Eventually, most/all of this would be possible to record. What would you _want_ recorded? What would you most be afraid of others having access to?

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