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Intel Says Brain Implants Could Control Computers By 2020

wiremind Re:But Unfortunately... (314 comments)

the borg are a badly thought out sci-fi plot device, nothing more.

If a group of people got together and made it possible to experience everything everyone in the group heard/thought/felt, they would be a democracy where the majority always rules. your views and values would not change, they would be shared throughout the group. If a group of humans formed a borg collective they would maintain their humanity, and probably even hold each other to a higher standard through peer pressure.

Star trek Borg are not a collective, they are a subservient dictatorship.

more than 4 years ago

Why Charles Stross Hates Star Trek

wiremind Re:Scalzi on Stross on ST (809 comments)

Yeah, star trek is all sociology, not technology.

Their complete lack of technological usage and development frustrated me until i realized this.

more than 4 years ago

US Forgets How To Make Trident Missiles

wiremind Re:What the hell is wrong with you? (922 comments)

Violating someones right to choose and taking away their freedom is without any doubt valid cause for retaliation. To re-assert that freedom lethal force may be necessary. All throughout history force has been used to earn back freedom.

When an attacker uses force against another human, that victim has every right to use force to defend themselves.

more than 5 years ago

In Japan, a Billboard That Watches You

wiremind Genetic Algorithm (133 comments)

Create a billboard that wants to be looked at.. Start the billboard out with totally random graphics, and then, do the genetic algorithm thing and produce 10 or 20 variants, and see which one gets the most looks, then take it mutate it and repeat.

eventually you will create what could be considered the best possible public work of art which is enjoyed by the most number of people.

I would very much like to see what it produces.

more than 5 years ago

The Age of Touch Computing

wiremind Re:The mouse... (414 comments)

Take the multitouch idea and make it an input device, just leave the computer monitor alone. There is no reason we have to overlap the 2.

Just put the multi-touch device down with the keyboard.

You could handle positioning with virtual hands (maybe 1 mouse pointer per fingertip, with transparency dependent on distance from surface) so as your hands hover over the multi-touch, you can see where on the screen they are going to touch.

more than 5 years ago

Bittorrent To Cause Internet Meltdown

wiremind Re:fairness (872 comments)

I've purchased a business account guaranteeing 3Mbps Down, 1Mbps Up. And I get those speeds easily, all the time. Often, i'll even go over that. But when i've wanted to use the bandwidth, that base amount 3/1 is ALWAYS available.

more than 5 years ago

Bittorrent To Cause Internet Meltdown

wiremind Re:fairness (872 comments)

If you sold me 10Mbps download and can't provide it regardless of protocol, you have committed fraud ...

Thankyou!!! That is exactly it.

more than 5 years ago

LHC Forces Bookmaker To Lower Odds On the Existence of God

wiremind Re:Proving God sucks (457 comments)

Unfortunately, their are prophecies are about the outcomes of specific military battles, outcomes that didnt come true.

more than 5 years ago

LHC Forces Bookmaker To Lower Odds On the Existence of God

wiremind Re:Proving God sucks (457 comments)

>You make the mistake of thinking that by "disproving" some bit of dogma or scripture that you disprove "certain religions".

He makes no mistake, disproving one thing _is_ enough, to disprove the whole religion.

I'm biased to a christian education, so i'm not speaking for all religions, only christianity.

Christianity claims the bible is Infallible:

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness - 2 timothy 3:16

No prophecy was ever made by an act of human will, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. - 2 Peter 1:21

Yet, the bible if full of prophesies that didn't come true. So God messed up, or he intentionally misinformed us.

So if God inspired All Scripture, and we can find faults in scripture, then we can find fault in God, and if we can find fault in God, then he's not what he claims to be, thus we basically disprove the whole religion.

(i never throught i'd post a religion view on slashdot and have a chance of not getting modded flame-bait )

more than 5 years ago


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