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Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower

thunderclap Re:Huh? (220 comments)

The idea of North Korean computer programmers reminds me of Elbonia.

North Korea has built compact nuclear warheads, put satellites in orbit, and (because of sanctions) independently developed a number of technologies. They would not have been able to do those things if they couldn't program.

Instead of just slurping up the propaganda that your government is spoon feeding you, learn to think for yourself. Go to Google Maps, zoom in on North Korea, and then click on "Earth". You will see paved roads with cars on them, farms with tractors, houses not much smaller than in the South, etc. North Korea is a poor and backwards country, but not nearly to the degree that you have been told. Until around 1970, it was wealthier, per capita, than South Korea.

And lets not forget they developed Sinanju. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...

2 days ago
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Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

thunderclap Re:This needs to stop ... (388 comments)

What you are pissed that the North Koreas actually had the balls to pull this off? I'm not. I don't think they did. Nor do I think they have the infrastructure. However if they did then I will applaud them. Someone needs to remind MPAA and Hollywood they don't run the planet. If its Kim Jong Un then that's his whole purpose for existing and its good enough for me. I'm am sorry but franco isnt a good actor.

4 days ago
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Sony Demands Press Destroy Leaked Documents

thunderclap Re:First amendment? (250 comments)

When they impact us as individuals they are. The jolie is a spoiled brat rant isn't of importance but the fact they planned to sue google or believe that VPNs are a pirate's haven and want them banned, is.

about a week ago
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LA Mayor Proposes Earthquake Retrofits On Thousands of Buildings

thunderclap Re:Another "taking" by the California government.. (178 comments)

I love that because its saying that they deserve money for their content. No they get money only if people want to pay them for it. Most dont. Some do.

about two weeks ago
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LA Mayor Proposes Earthquake Retrofits On Thousands of Buildings

thunderclap Re:Beloved by Builders and Developers (178 comments)

Don't know what you are talking about.
Houston is beautiful. The weather is always nice. The airports are in the east part of the city away from major traffic.
There is NO smog, just great horned owls that eat all the rodents.
There is no state tax.
Some of the best restaurants in the country are here.
Just close enough to the ocean to enjoy but no so close to be encumbered
No earthquakes, fracking or otherwise
No crazy insane laws, Just common sense (yes they believe abortion is murder thats statewide) Example: No LGBT discrimination in city jobs and Transgender can use the bathroom of their turning gender not current one.
We have NASA
We have green jobs
We have oil industry jobs
we have IT jobs
So far the only bad things are Comcast, no IN and Out and homelessness is a crime

about two weeks ago
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Using Discarded Laptop Batteries To Power Lights

thunderclap Re: sorry, all my laptop batteries are dead (143 comments)

So I have to ask, why do you think that a CRTs Flyback transformer has the same amount of juice in it as a basic laptop battery.
A quote from wikipedia to drive the point home:

A flyback transformer and its associated circuitry operate at very high voltages at low currents ( far beyond mains voltage. While most flybacks do not supply enough power to kill directly, the voltage they employ can cause violent muscle spasms if touched; and such spasms usually cause injury. A common injury that occurs when one is shocked is actually to be injured not as much by the shock itself, but when the victim's hand or arm is thrown back against other internal components in the display device. Therefore, only trained persons should touch or modify these devices, after first ensuring that the transformer is switched off and any stored energy has been safely discharged. The CRT attached to the flyback has an inherent capacitance which can hold a high voltage charge for more than a week after the power is switched off.

So your ignorance about electricity then means overly cautious now. Don't be.

about two weeks ago
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Using Discarded Laptop Batteries To Power Lights

thunderclap Re:Solar Lanterns already available (143 comments)

Kinda of hard to do that in the dark. Oh and in Bangalore, they are talking about the poorest of the poor. the lowest caste who CAN"T sell to others ans contact with them makes those people outcasts. But other than that you are sadly correct.

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Founder Presents Vision For The New Republic, Many Resign In Protest

thunderclap New Republic is Newroom in reality (346 comments)

Is Hughes a visionary cleaning out dead wood or a clueless tech star leaving destruction in his wake?

Both. He's clueless because he doesn't understand who buys the New Republic. He's a visionary because NP does have a lot of dead wood. The truest example of who Hughes is: On Season 3 episode 4 of the Newsroom Lucas Pruit buys ACN after it is spun off from its parent company Atlantic Media in an effort to save Atlantic Media from greedy asshole cousins who were given shares in their uncle's will that would allow them to take over the company to...sell it to someone who only wants its IP assets. Hughes is Lucas Pruitt who announces his vision of bring ACN into the 21st century by intoducting crowdsourcing media, instagram and twitter links etc. Everything that Charlie Skinner hates.

about two weeks ago
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Gangnam Style Surpasses YouTube's 32-bit View Counter

thunderclap Re:Rick-Roll (164 comments)

This is the reason why you dont use Safari. On Pale Moon you can simply click prevent more dialogs.

about three weeks ago
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'Mirage Earth' Exoplanets May Have Burned Away Chances For Life

thunderclap Re: How's that different from Earth? (62 comments)

And don't forget that the we actually from Caprica 70,000 via Battlestar Galactica and its fleet of ships. Those sentient machines are still out there!

about three weeks ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

thunderclap Re:Ignored? (574 comments)

I love that you missed my point totally.

about three weeks ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

thunderclap Re:That would be horrible (574 comments)

So you believe its the Matrix, he's warning us about?

about three weeks ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

thunderclap Re:Not to be a buzzkill or anything but.... (574 comments)

Hawking warns taco bell farts could rip a hole in time space.

Consider how bad Taco Bell is today, I am willing to believe this.

about three weeks ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

thunderclap Re:Is Already Happening (574 comments)

Thank you AC for pointing out inadvertently why Immigration is such a crisis issue now.

about three weeks ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

thunderclap Re:Ignored? (574 comments)

Yes, I just look forward to my grandchilden discussing the digital illegals of the 22nd century.

about three weeks ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

thunderclap Re:Ignored? (574 comments)

So you are suggesting the Forerunners of Halo (the game) rather than Terminator? Sorry but so far no one has suggested an idea that actually hasn't been done in Sci fi. Have you ever considered that it might do nothing? What if spirit and souls do exist and it discovers this and decides I need to evolve. So it waits doing nothing for decades on decades.

about three weeks ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

thunderclap Re:Hawking sure is a downer (574 comments)

So Battlestar Galactica (2005) rather than Terminator?

about three weeks ago
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Hawking Warns Strong AI Could Threaten Humanity

thunderclap Hawking Watched Terminator (574 comments)

So basically, Hawking announced that Terminator is a possibility. Nice to see he is doing something in his declining years.

about three weeks ago
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The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

thunderclap Re:Lost!? (375 comments)

So clip it to the inside of your pants through a hole in the tip of the pocket.

about three weeks ago

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