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32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

wickedsteve Re:'Bout time (175 comments)

Republicans in the right pocket and Democrats in the left pocket. Third party candidates don't have a chance. Your vote doesn't count for shit. Until people start seriously voting for third parties the gov't is bought and paid for.

about 3 months ago

The Physics of Space Battles

wickedsteve Re:Babylon 5 Starfury (470 comments)

All the ships in B5 acted on newtonian physics. You can see Starfuries, WhiteStars, and other ships strafing appropriately.

about 4 months ago

The Physics of Space Battles

wickedsteve The Lost Fleet and B5 (470 comments)

I recommend The Lost Fleet book series by Jack Campbell to anyone interested in realistic space battles, that take into account relativistic aspects and the speed of light. Also the 90's TV show Babylon 5 nailed newtonian physics, but the ships engaged in close battle for the sake of visual entertainment. You can see Starfuries and White Stars strafing like the Asteroids video game.

about 4 months ago

Where Whistleblowers End Up Working

wickedsteve Re:Transparency (224 comments)

Campaign Obama: promises change - President Obama: changes promise

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

wickedsteve My 2 (382 comments)

After Burner II (1987 Arcade) Call of Duty (2003 PC-Mac) Descent (1995 PC-Mac) Discs of Tron (1983 Arcade) Gears of War (2006 XBox 360) Heavy Barrel (1987 Arcade) Mass Effect (2007 XBox 360) Metal Gear Solid (1998 PS1) Myst (1993 PC-Mac) Omega Race (1982 Arcade) Phoenix (1980 Arcade) R-Type (1987 Arcade) Section Z (1985 Arcade) Sinistar (1982 Arcade) Space Harrier (1985 Arcade) Spy Hunter (1983 Arcade) Steel Talons (1991 Arcade) Time Pilot (1983 Arcade) Uncharted (2007 PS3) Unreal Tournament (1999 PC-Mac) Zanac (1987 NES)

about 5 months ago

US Navy Wants Smart Robots With Morals, Ethics

wickedsteve First things first (165 comments)

You got to walk before you can run. We should figure out how to create a human with morals and ethics first.

about 8 months ago

Weapons Systems That Kill According To Algorithms Are Coming. What To Do?

wickedsteve Its a little late for fear mongering right? (514 comments)

The fucking CIWS has been in operation since 1980. It picks it's targets/threats. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phalanx_CIWS#CIWS_contact_target_identification I'm not scarred. We won't be just randomly letting loose killbots in the streets to clean them up. And it's not like they won have any safeties, kill switches, dead man switches, human oversight or manual overrides.

1 year,16 days

DoD Public Domain Archive To Be Privatized, Locked Up For 10 Years

wickedsteve Re:Legality vs Enforceability (183 comments)

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

about a year ago

Doom Is Twenty Years Old

wickedsteve does anyone remember arcade games? (225 comments)

Yes I am gonna be that guy. Doom was certainly one of the earliest hits of the genre ON THAT PLATFORM. The FPS Tail Gunner came out in 1979. I thought it was quite a hit. Maybe I was wrong.

about a year ago

Chinese Firm Approved To Raise World's Tallest Building In 90 Days

wickedsteve Police (307 comments)

I assume it will also have at least one police station?

about a year and a half ago

My sense of direction is ...

wickedsteve Re:Someone is lying here (520 comments)

It is some kind of common cognitive bias. Most people are average at a lot of things but consider themselves better than average.

more than 5 years ago

Should Network Cables Be Replaced?

wickedsteve Re:So I got a new sink..... (524 comments)

its the interfaces, not the bandwidth

Maybe for you. Some of us keep clogging up the pipes.

more than 5 years ago

Texas Vote May Challenge Teaching of Evolution

wickedsteve Re:I believe that was a strawman... (1306 comments)

But a lot of people don't understand that reasonable expectation is not the same as faith.

more than 4 years ago

World's First Massively Multiplayer Forecast Game?

wickedsteve Re:Lame (39 comments)

Maybe instead of basing it on ideology they should run simulations on a supercomputer to find likely real world threats. Oops did I spoil TFA for you?

more than 6 years ago


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