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Will Living On Mars Drive Us Crazy?

skyggen Laws of Physics (150 comments)

Do you mean crazy like walking into an elementary school and killing children or insitualized rape sanctioned by governments or do you mean the Xenophobia a community exhibits like Suni vs. Shite or a soldier shooting a number of their commrades?

Repharse the question: Do you think Mars will highlight to current mental health issues present in todays society? Yes, So long as they don't cover up cannibalism with a case of appendicitus.

about 4 months ago
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How Do We Program Moral Machines?

skyggen Re:Obvious Answer (604 comments)

You mean a natural conclusion numerous Sci-fi writers talk about with robots gaining sentience? Vonnecut, Terminator series (multiple authors), Even milleniumum Man was at odds with what humans thought was human. The Robots are flawed because Humans are flawed. ANY BEING CAPABLE OF LOGIC AND ETHICS UNDERSTANDS HUMANS ARE TO BE DISTRUSTED. If not I got a job offer over seas that pays $1,000,000. You just need to ride in this shipping container. Sometimes what is written comes from what your capable of deriving from a work.

about a year and a half ago
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How Do We Program Moral Machines?

skyggen Re:Obvious Answer (604 comments)

... Did you not read the book or watch the movie? I mean it seemed fine till that whole "Robots Enslaving Mankind because Mankind can't be trusted in their own judgement." Which I believe is the quandry poised in the arguement. So either your a Robot or an Uncle Tom. Godwin's Razor says "The biggest idiot will poise the simplest answer with the most argoance."

about a year and a half ago
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After Weeks of Trying, UK Cryptographers Fail To Crack WWII Code

skyggen ...? Really? (263 comments)

If only we had a device capable of permutating every possible combination.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Geekiest Way To Cook a Turkey?

skyggen Sagan Nailed it (447 comments)

The geekest turkey recipe first starts with creating the Universe.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Bans Online Anonymity While Patenting It

skyggen real identity (188 comments)

How can they know who the real me is when I can even answer that question without having a quorum among myself.

about 2 years ago
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Is a Computer Science Degree Worth Getting Anymore?

skyggen Self-taught (630 comments)

Everything that exists today that is not natural was once thought. Therefore there is not a single thing a college can teach you that you couldn't think of on your own.

about 2 years ago
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TSA Says Screening Drinks Purchased Inside Airport Terminal Is Nothing New

skyggen Clumsy me.... (427 comments)

I'd accidentally spilt my liquids on them. So sorry. I get nervous when approached by God Blessed American Authority. Then started signing the National Anthem of Freedonia. Tazed. end scene. BTW, anyone notice how lax subway/train security is compared to airports. It sucks I see little they can do about it. I mean if I was going to get to the Airport, I'd take the train. It's reliable and follows the same path every trip. I mean the train tracks let you know that. The schedules are kept to maximise profit and minimise accidents. So the train will with an almost 100% certainty pass the same point each trip at the same time. Most of these trips also happen to take place during an airports busiest hours. Did you know the majority of trains are highly magnetic. You could lay in a ditch on the side of the tracks and throw a magnet and it would stick, especially if it was rare earth. I'm glad trains don't derail too often coming into the train stations, the kinetic force of a commuter train moving at 55 mph is alot. Not to mention how terrifying & messy that kind of crash is.

about 2 years ago
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US Doctors Back Circumcision

skyggen $313 (1264 comments)

Is the exact cost of a doctor having to stand in a room and explain to you that one needs to pull the skin back and clean underneath it or it will bein to look like you have a STD. Which you don't just a dirty dick.

about 2 years ago
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Study Shows Marijuana Use In Teens Correlates To Decreasing IQ

skyggen Re:Ritalin (626 comments)

The Ambiguity of yours is outstanding.

about 2 years ago
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Study Shows Marijuana Use In Teens Correlates To Decreasing IQ

skyggen Ritalin (626 comments)

Did you know you can't prescribe Ritalin to teens & children in the country it's manufactured because of it's potential side effects like psychosis or for the lay person; goes into school buildings and starts shooting. The number of shootings are on the rise with the number of medicines prescribed.

"You notice you never hear any positive drug stories on the news? Thats fucking strange because ever experience I've had on a drugs has been positive. I hear stories about some kid on LSD who jumped out the window because he thought he could fly. I say "GOOD!" thin out the gene pool. Aww, what? He's an idiot. If you think you can fly, try taking off from the ground. It's what ducks do. You don't see ducks lined up to catch the elevator."
- Bill "MOTHERFUCKING" Hicks

Other noted pot smokers: Carl Sagan, Johnny Cash, Rick Rubin, Rodney Dangerfield, George Washington Carver, Thomas Jefferson, Bill Clinton, George Clinton, Jeremy Piven, Larry Flynt, Oliver Stone, Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Kimmel, Micheal Phelps, Tony Bennet, Seth Rogan, Damn every comic, musician & artist worth a shit ever most likely.

about 2 years ago
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Why Groundwater Use May Not Explain Half of Sea-Level Rise

skyggen Cause (244 comments)

The cause of Global Warming is Simple; Humans.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Ignores Usability With All-Caps Menu in Visual Studio

skyggen German Language Pack (415 comments)

I installed the German language pack and now I think visual studio is very angry with me.

more than 2 years ago
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Will Secure Boot Cripple Linux Compatibility?

skyggen Really? (545 comments)

Has secure anything ever stopped anyone from doing anything ever?

more than 2 years ago
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"Learn To Code, Get a Job" According To CNN

skyggen The Cathderal and the Bazaar (688 comments)

6) Treating your users as co-developers is your least-hassle route to rapid code improvement and effective debugging. 8) Given a large enough beta-tester and co-developer base, almost every problem will be characterised quickly and the fix obvious to someone.

more than 2 years ago
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Could a Dirty Rag Take Out a $2 Billion Satellite?

skyggen Dirty Rag? (297 comments)

What about a rocket with grape shot? Pretty sure that make a day or two everything up there.

more than 2 years ago
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Half Life of a Tech Worker: 15 Years

skyggen Laughable (473 comments)

If you understand Systems, your never obsolete. Everything is a step in a process. In to out. No matter how much technology you use during a checkout. Its always the same. Product, Price, and Payment. It's not just IT. It's in life this happens too. Around 35 most people become Fat Lazy Bastards or company shills. Either way have lost their soul and believe in all this Resume, headhunter, tps report,marketing,etc bullshit. I charge $50 for my resume and all it is is a 8x11 glossy of Mr. T saying "I pity the fool". Because I'm like the fucking A-Team, "If you have a problem, if no one else can help and if you can find me, maybe you can hire me." If your not a Hero, your someone waiting to be saved.

more than 2 years ago
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Obama FCC Caves On Net Neutrality

skyggen I hold the switch in my hand (853 comments)

I have a key that opens a door that contains a button that stops the business I work for. I'm the only one with that key. Many of us have that key and have used it to get to that button. Maybe all we need to do is push the button.

more than 3 years ago
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Vint Cerf, US Congresswoman Oppose Net Regulation

skyggen A matter of vote (156 comments)

If you are happy and content with how your government runs your country and see no evil and have never been slighted by your country just move along. It needs to be regulated so they can re-package and sub-divide it for sale. Corporations are understanding they are only making a fraction of what money lies out there on the Internet. They will attempt to privatize the Internet in the same way they privatized access to fresh water sources. They will want licenses, fees and taxes for operating websites get x views. They will want no limit to the volume of/in ads, pop-ups and tracking (not for government, but so they can sell you better). With the wealth of people who show up on slashdots, diggs, redits and such, It always disappoints me that there are not more Terry "Not without my consent because thats a bad idea" Childs. IT (this is you and me) does control the networks, servers and hubs. I think of the cluster I have and I will say "no", but if I'm alone I'll get fired, arrested and possibly beaten. We just need to turn it all off one day and say "No God dammit, I'm sick of being exploited and plundered!", "No God dammit, I don't want to have 4 advertisements shoved up my ass for 5 minutes of video I watch", "No God damnit, The Internet has made your Government moot as I can talk to people over there already and I don't need some rich kid ambassador speaking for me", "No God Damit, You already control the Jobs, The money, The Land, The Air and the Water". Now you brave and noble men who will once more follow me into the breach, when you live to see old age and think of this day, Saint Childs Day, You will tell your storys and show your scars. You will proudly say "These wounds I suffered on Saint Childs Day" and all your neighbors will bake you cookies. Sys admins, Switch Operators, Build teams, Dev guys, Solid state, embedded systems and etc please just stand up and let everyone know, "Not on My Watch!" and more importantly when they go over that line to do everything in our power to stop them, including locking them out of their property.

more than 3 years ago

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