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How the Pentagon's Robots Would Automate War

turkeydance 4 ideas....here we go: (112 comments)

1. "how the Pentagon's": not China's, not Russia's. 2. "...robots would..." not Could or Should but Would. 3. "...Automate War..." and not anything else. 4. bottom line: robots can now, or will later, surpass every skill you have. sports, medicine, and soon...innovation (or, at least, the inno that gets paid.)

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The Software Big Oil's PR Firm Uses To "Convert Average Citizens"

turkeydance biased reportage (105 comments)

Astroturfing is the increasingly popular tactic wherein corporations sponsor front groups or manufacture the appearance of grassroots support to simulate a genuine social movement that is rallying for goals in line with their profit motive. end quote. it's Everyone (see Bloomberg's Everytown), not just corporations. so the definition given for Astroturfing is designed for the reporter's PR motive.

about a week ago
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NYT: Privacy Concerns For ClassDojo, Other Tracking Apps For Schoolchildren

turkeydance "Has anyone ran".... (66 comments)

this is just too easy.

about a week ago
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Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dead At 77

turkeydance Re:Lots of deaths lately. (186 comments)

when lots of deaths are what you post... then you are much older than the average.

about two weeks ago
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Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dead At 77

turkeydance Glen was great (186 comments)

and i will miss him.

about two weeks ago
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For Some Would-Be Google Glass Buyers and Devs, Delays May Mean Giving Up

turkeydance glass half-empty (154 comments)

or half-full with glassholes.

about two weeks ago
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US DOE Sets Sights On 300 Petaflop Supercomputer

turkeydance petaflop porn filter (127 comments)

had to adjust mine.

about two weeks ago
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Comcast Kisses-Up To Obama, Publicly Agrees On Net Neutrality

turkeydance Executive Orders (258 comments)

will now come from Comcast.

about two weeks ago
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Linux Foundation Comments On Microsoft's Increasing Love of Linux

turkeydance and it's still the same (162 comments)

in every other way.

about two weeks ago
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The Disgruntled Guys Who Babysit Our Aging Nuclear Missiles

turkeydance dat's a nice nuke you got dare. (176 comments)

...be a real shame if sumthin' happened to it.

about two weeks ago
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Florida-Based Magic Leap Builds Its Team With Bay Area Hires

turkeydance geography meets politics (161 comments)

ALL of Florida is further South than ANY part of California.

about three weeks ago
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Worldwide Aaron Swartz Day Memorial Hackathons This Weekend

turkeydance full surveillance for free (76 comments)

expect your pic to be posted. forever.

about three weeks ago
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Life Insurance Restrictions For Space Tourists

turkeydance cute TV ads (68 comments)

with ET.

about three weeks ago

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"vape vector": e-cigs with malware.

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  4 days ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "E-cigarettes may be better for your health than normal ones, but spare a thought for your poor computer – electronic cigarettes have become the latest vector for malicious software, according to online reports.
Many e-cigarettes can be charged over USB, either with a special cable, or by plugging the cigarette itself directly into a USB port. That might be a USB port plugged into a wall socket or the port on a computer – but, if so, that means that a cheap e-cigarette from an untrustworthy supplier gains physical access to a device."

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fake Price Comparison fools Walmart

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  5 days ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "People are reportedly creating fake Amazon pages to show fake prices on electronics and other items. In the most heavily publicized cases, Walmart was reportedly duped into selling $400 PlayStation 4 consoles for under $100.

Here's how this scam has played out: The perpetrators create fake Amazon pages and show these fake listings to Walmart cashiers (and ultimately to store managers) in an attempt to con them into matching the phantom prices."

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Solar and Wind power are the most expensive.

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 4 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "A new study from the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank, argues that using solar and wind energy may be the most expensive alternatives to carbon-based electricity generation, even though they require no expenditures for fuel.....Specifically, this means nuclear power offers a savings of more than $400,000 worth of carbon emissions per megawatt of capacity. Solar saves only $69,000 and wind saves $107,000.
http://www.brookings.edu/~/med..."
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Look Out Mars! Siding Spring is getting closer.

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 4 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "Bottom line: The tiny nucleus of Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring will not strike Mars when it comes closest on October 19, 2014. But material shed by the comet could damage our spacecraft in orbit around the Red Planet. NASA is taking steps now to prevent damage to its orbiting spacecraft. read all about it: http://earthsky.org/space/come..."
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A carbon fibre e-bike: built for Batman

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 6 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "Made of carbon-fibre and serious gadgetry, the Visiobike looks as if Batman decided to fight crime on low emissions. Its makers are billing it as a 'high-tech electric bicycle' and it certainly comes with a range of bells and whistles (but disappointingly it lacks an actual bell). The bike is controlled via a handlebar-mounted smartphone, giving riders the chance to stuff yet another aspect of their life into an app."
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Air Force to award 'Space Fence' contract to track orbital debris

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 7 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "With a contract expected to be awarded in the next few weeks, the program is designed to be mankind’s best effort yet at tracking space pollution. But the new Space Fence still doesn’t provide what many think is the ultimate solution: cleaning up space."
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'Wonder material': Scientists create graphene in kitchen blender....

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 7 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "Kids, do not try this at home: Scientists have found that they can create high-quality graphene sheets using a kitchen blender and ordinary dishwasher detergent. The findings, published in the journal Nature Materials, outline a fresh way to create large amounts of this remarkable material – which could speed up the process toward putting them into future computers, smart coatings and solar cells.
http://www.latimes.com/science...

ok...next question: graphene = gun barrels?"
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Widespread panic in the rap world....nerds next

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 7 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "yes, Slashdot Beta does things like this. not my fault......

Widespread panic in the rap world — the high-end cough syrup that's become the lean of choice for Justin Bieber, Soulja Boy, and MANY other rap figures has officially been taken off the market ... all because of its reputation as a widely abused drug.

A rep for Actavis — famous for the highly-refined cough syrup — tells TMZ, "Given [recent media attention], Actavis has made the bold and unprecedented decision to cease all production and sales of its Promethazine Codeine product."
http://www.tmz.com/2014/04/23/..."
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New 'Google' for the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 7 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "The dark web just got a little less dark with the launch of a new search engine that lets you easily find illicit drugs and other contraband online.

Grams, which launched last week and is patterned after Google, is accessible only through the Tor anonymizing browser (the address for Grams is: grams7enufi7jmdl.onion) but fills a niche for anyone seeking quick access to sites selling drugs, guns, stolen credit card numbers, counterfeit cash and fake IDs — sites that previously only could be found by users who knew the exact URL for the site."

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orgasms for women at the push of a button.

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 9 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBS Charlotte) – Scientists have patented a new machine that will provide orgasms for women at the push of a button.
A little smaller than a packet of cigarettes, the machine is designed to be a medical implant that uses electrodes to trigger an orgasm. The device would help some women who suffer from orgasmic dysfunction.
http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/...

that's sex discrimination!"
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New device aims to treat gunshot wounds

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 9 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "Sometimes the best solutions are the simplest. Although there’s nothing simple about the impact of a gunshot wound on the human body, the process of treating gun injuries on a battlefield might become a bit faster and safer. At least, that’s the goal of the XStat, a new syringe-like device that injects a dressing straight into a wound. The XStat, created by company RevMedX (which stands for Revolutionary Medical Technology), is still a patent-pending design. — See more at: http://www.alloutdoor.com/2014..."
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Europe might change it's Global Warming Policy

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about 10 months ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "quote:"The EU's reputation as a model of environmental responsibility may soon be history. The European Commission wants to forgo ambitious climate protection goals and pave the way for fracking — jeopardizing Germany's touted energy revolution in the process."
Would You Like To Know More (thanks, StarShip Troopers)? http://www.spiegel.de/internat..."
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Forget Comets, let's do the Arctic Again

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  1 year,10 days

turkeydance (1266624) writes "Space Travel is so boring. and expensive.
right here at home, we have this Arctic Thing (not the movie)
the Chinese got it going on. here's a quote for all y'all:

In 2008, the U.S. Geological Survey released an assessment revealing that the Arctic accounts for about 13 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil, 30 percent of its undiscovered natural gas, and 20 percent of its undiscovered natural gas liquids. In other words, 90 billion barrels of oil, 1,669 trillion cubic feet of natural gas and 44 billion barrels of natural gas.

here's yer linkie: http://thediplomat.com/2013/11/14/understanding-chinas-arctic-policies/?all=true

bottom line: C'mon man."
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NASCAR bans digital radios

turkeydance turkeydance writes  |  about a year ago

turkeydance (1266624) writes "in-car digital radios (communications with spotters/etc.) cannot be monitored as analog can. NASCAR opts-in for transparency, apparently.
quote:
Among other changes will be the ban of digital radios –- which are not able to be monitored like their analog versions –-
on the spotter stand. In addition, only one spotter per team, with two analog radios, will be allowed on spotter stands.
link:
http://espn.go.com/racing/nascar/cup/story/_/id/9673531/nascar-institutes-new-rules-requiring-drivers-race-100-percent"

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