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WW2 Carrier Pigeon and Undecoded Message Found In Chimney

scooter.higher Perspective... (287 comments)

What if this message was not written by the Brits for the Brits? What if it was a message from one enemy spy to another? I couldn't tell from TFS or TFA if this was definitely a message by a friendly or an adversary. Very interesting either way.

more than 2 years ago

Next Apple iPhone To Have a 4 Inch Display?

scooter.higher Re:Here We Go.... (330 comments)

...a 24/7 "discussion" board for global warming and religion...

Fox News beat you to it...

about 3 years ago

HP's Moscow Offices Raided In Bribery Probe

scooter.higher Re:Apparently... (106 comments)

In Russia, a bribed Prosecutor General's office prosecutes you.

more than 4 years ago

Astronomers Invent "Galaxy Game"

scooter.higher Credibility shot... (55 comments)

Sorry, but British scientists already screwed up with their climate "research" so I'll wait for the next go 'round...

about 5 years ago

Woman With Police-Monitoring Blog Arrested

scooter.higher Re:publicly available, but... (847 comments)

Then look at it this way... how could she have gotten permission to do what she was doing? Could she have gone to a judge and said "I believe there is corruption or misconduct in this police force. I would like permission to follow them around and monitor them for any wrong doing."

This is basically what the police do when they want to stalk a private citizen. They get a warrant from a judge to stalk people.

Now, it appears she may have taken it a bit too far. But if there were a proper mechanism in place for the public to report on the actions of public officials (police, judges, senators, etc) it would make our government a lot more transparent, and possibly lower the instances of corruption and abuse of power.

more than 5 years ago

Woman With Police-Monitoring Blog Arrested

scooter.higher Re:They wouldn't have arrested her (847 comments)

Kind of like Richard Armitage exposing an undercover agent? I believe her identity was classified information. Revealing classified information is against the law.

Oh wait, nothing happened to him for revealing classified information...

I guess it depends on who you are when you reveal the identity of an undercover agent.

more than 5 years ago

Craigslist Fights Back, Sues SC Atty General

scooter.higher Re:Good. (286 comments)

Then why are so many people against gay marriage?

If it is just a business partnership, or a contract between two people, why does anyone else need to be concerned with the details of the contract?

more than 4 years ago

What Should Be In a Technology Bill of Rights?

scooter.higher Re:Nothing (247 comments)

Things like that are covered under Presidential Emergency powers. Just like making weather reports classified and making the U.S. Coast Guard a part of the U.S. Navy.

"It is with great reluctance that I have agreed to this calling. I love democracy. I love the Republic. The powers you give me I will lay down when this crisis has be abated!" - Emperor Palpatine

more than 5 years ago

Senate Sources Say CTO Confirmation a Done Deal

scooter.higher What is the problem? (111 comments)

We have the best politicians money can buy.

more than 5 years ago

Hacker Destroys Avsim.com, Along With Its Backups

scooter.higher Re:Three words: (780 comments)

From the Navy textbook:

(c) Applications Software. Ensure that procedures are in place for routine backup of programs and documentation after any change or update. In addition to the working copy, it is recommended that three backup copies of all software be made to support a Contingency Plan. One backup copy is maintained at the working site. A second on-site copy is stored in a fireproof container in an area away from the normal processing area. A third backup copy is stored at an off-site location. It is recommended that a rotational backup system be used to ensure that no magnetically recorded file remains in a stored status for more than six months. Comparisons of files should be made prior to rotation. Verify any discrepancies to assist in preventing the introduction of viruses into backup copies.

(d) Data files. Data files required to support recovery operations (master files or data bases) must be maintained similarly to applications software. Implement procedures to ensure data files are backed up after each update. Maintained files in a manner which facilitates easy restoration of the system at the backup site.


more than 5 years ago

Record-Breaking Model Rocket Launch Set For April 25

scooter.higher Re:I think this dude has crossed a line (156 comments)

Wenn ist das Nunstuck git und Slotermeyer? Ja! ... Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!

more than 5 years ago

Ballmer Scorns Apple As a $500 Logo

scooter.higher Re:You're doing it wrong (1147 comments)

I couldn't agree more.

My Yosemite holds my iTunes library and synchronizes with my AppleTVs and iPods.

I have upgraded the RAM/CPU/HDD, and thing just won't die.

more than 5 years ago

CNET UK Credits Claim That Apple Will Release Networked TVs

scooter.higher Put a tuner in an iMac (110 comments)

Or get an external one...

Problem solved.

more than 6 years ago



Infovell's 'research engine' finds deep Web pages

scooter.higher scooter.higher writes  |  more than 6 years ago

scooter.higher writes "According to a study by the University of California at Berkeley, traditional search engines such as Google and Yahoo index only about 0.2% of the Internet. The remaining 99.8%, known as the "deep Web," is a vast body of public and subscription-based information that traditional search engines can't access. http://www.infovell.com/"
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Geohashing for local meetings

scooter.higher scooter.higher writes  |  more than 5 years ago

scooter.higher (874622) writes "From the Geohashing Wiki: XKCD comic #426 contains an algorithm that generates random coordinates across the U.S. every day. These coordinates can be used as destinations for adventures, a-la Geocaching. They can also be used for local meetups.

The official xkcd meetups happen every Saturday afternoon at 4:00 PM. If the coordinates for your area are in the ocean, a military base, or somewhere otherwise unreachable, that meetup is of course postponed. Unless, of course, you own a boat, are a soldier at said military base, or are James Bond. If you can, record who's there, take pictures, and post them here."

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New research into orgone energy

scooter.higher scooter.higher writes  |  more than 7 years ago

scooter.higher (874622) writes "Three Panel Soul references an article about harnessing the power of orgasmic energy.

"Physician-scientist Wilhelm Reich, best known for his claims of a cosmic life force associated with sexual orgasm, died in federal prison, and the government burned tons of his books and other publications and destroyed his equipment.

But half a century later, a small number of scientists and other believers are working to advance the European-born psychiatrist's work on what he called 'orgone energy' — a theory largely forgotten in the scientific mainstream."

Scientists and doctors from the U.S. and Europe gathered this summer for a conference that explored the prospects of seeking FDA approval for clinical trials of orgone accumulator blankets to treat burn victims."

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Rough iPhone 1.1.1 jailbreak developed

scooter.higher scooter.higher writes  |  more than 7 years ago

scooter.higher (874622) writes "iPhone/iTouch Dev members, who have been working steadily for weeks, say they have discovered a way to "jailbreak" iPhone 1.1.1 (i.e., to enable file-level access to the OS on the device). The developers are quick to note however that the jailbreak is nowhere near ready for official release, rendering many applications inoperable until they are recompiled and disabling the iTunes Store without "major hacking.""
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A revelation of sorts...

scooter.higher scooter.higher writes  |  about 7 years ago

I have read a few articles lately that got me thinking. Some of the articles dealt with things such as: a fourth dimension soon to be revealed; humans having a predisposition to believe in the supernatural; string theory (and the possibility of 11 dimensions or more). These articles lead me to a book called Flatland (written in 1885, available on Google Books).

I know I am not the first person to have this particular revelation, but I started thinking about a fourth dimensional existence (with the fourth dimension being time) and how that relates to religion.

My thoughts followed along these lines: When you die, you transcend into a being able to conceive of four dimensions at once. Then, as a fourth dimensional being you see/experience all of the time of *your* existence at once.

This would be a good justification for living a "good" life during your three dimensional life, and would lead you to "heaven" where you experience the whole of your life as being generally good. On the other hand, if you lived a "bad" life, then you would experience the "hell" of experiencing the whole of your bad life.

What if there was a fourth dimensional being that imparted this wisdom/knowledge to someone a couple/few thousand years ago**. That person then tried to share this with as many people as possible... getting the word out, so to speak. Then, other people started seeing this guy's message getting around, but thought that it needed a little flair to catch on properly, and why not throw in a way to control people and have them give you money as well.

Poof! Religion as we know it today.

(** As a side note on this, I have heard people discuss how the Judeo-Christian God is able to see all time at once, so this plays into my argument nicely!)

I wonder how many dimensions the Flying Spaghetti Monster is able to observe...

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