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What Happens To Society When Robots Replace Workers?

x_t0ken_407 Re:Revolution (586 comments)

Precisely. Too bad most can't think outside the box and realize this, smh.

yesterday
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Fedora 21 Released

x_t0ken_407 Re:It has systemd? (106 comments)

Lol, you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about.

about two weeks ago
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Practical Magnetic Levitating Transmission Gear System Loses Its Teeth

x_t0ken_407 Re:PBS had a documentary... (103 comments)

Mitsubishi too has CVT (I have one in my 2012 Lancer). It's made by the same company who makes Nissan's.

about two weeks ago
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Using OwnCloud To Integrate Dropbox, Google Drive, and More In Gnome

x_t0ken_407 Re:Dropbox Emulation (30 comments)

You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. OwnCloud is something you install on your own server.

about two weeks ago
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Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon and MATE Editions Released

x_t0ken_407 Re:Cinnamon on RHEL7 (89 comments)

"Grinch paradigm"...I like that. Soooo fucking prevalent. What the hell happened to cause this??

about three weeks ago
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Who Needs NASA? Exoplanet Detected Using a DSLR

x_t0ken_407 Re:You too can discover Jupiter's moons using only (108 comments)

Not to mention that whole "time dilation" thing. Even getting anywhere near a significant percentage of the speed of light, sure, the riders/astronauts in the ship will get there in whatever "shorter" time it ends up being...but those of us who sent them off will grow old and die before they ever reach the destination. So very completely and utterly depressing.

about three weeks ago
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Who Needs NASA? Exoplanet Detected Using a DSLR

x_t0ken_407 Re:You too can discover Jupiter's moons using only (108 comments)

I feel that one, my friend. I'm always deeply fascinated by all we can see and find in the observable universe...then immediately depressed that we're unlikely to explore these worlds, solar systems, etc. [in my lifetime anyways].

about three weeks ago
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Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

x_t0ken_407 Re:Go back in time 5 years (581 comments)

One would at least have expecetd MrHanky to respond, given his purporting that problems criticism of systemd is "never about actual problems it might have today." Hell, even when that's done, it's usually that "it's brand-new...what brand-new piece of software doesn't have bugs?" SMFH

about a month ago
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Black IT Pros On (Lack Of) Racial Diversity In Tech

x_t0ken_407 Re:The problem isn't racism in tech (459 comments)

As a fellow black man in this industry, I could not have said it better myself. I'm just mad that I didn't come across this article until today (having a painful time catching up on my RSS feed, haha). But yes, you've hit the nail on the head of so many points that I was going to raise myself in a separate post, thanks for saving me the time. Namely, people who've only spoken to me on the phone or seen my resume, being surprised when they find that I'm black. Also, the point about anti-intellectualism in our community, being accused of "acting white", etc. The point about it not being the industry's fault, etc. I've actually not come across racism keeping me from a promotion or from a job offer, and I live in the South (FL). I've only ever seen hiring managers want the most intelligent and capable person for the job, which is usually myself. Skin color has never been an issue for me. All excellent points that I was going to hit on.

about a month ago
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Florida-Based Magic Leap Builds Its Team With Bay Area Hires

x_t0ken_407 Re:And you get to live in Florida!!! (161 comments)

Orlando-area resident here, and I couldn't agree more. I like the jab about hurricanes too, especially since in my 20 years of living here, Charley was the only really bad hurricane we had [here in Central FL], and it's been beyond quiet since then. Anecdotal, but relevant given his "only getting worse" assertion.

about a month and a half ago
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Government Data Requests To Facebook Up By 24%

x_t0ken_407 Re:It's for your protection. (42 comments)

Sure we want all that, when due process is followed. I.e., a judge must have signed a warrant for access to that information. It doesn't (or shouldn't) somehow change just because it's Facebook, or whatever other online entity. That's the issue...which you touched on in your second paragraph. Not sure who you're preaching to with the first paragraph...

about a month and a half ago
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Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

x_t0ken_407 Re:Annnnddd failed in FL (588 comments)

Hear, hear.

about a month and a half ago
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Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

x_t0ken_407 Re:reality check time (588 comments)

Care to link to a study showing MJ smoke causes lung cancer? Because I'll link to one that shows it not only does not cause cancer, but in fact has been shown to inhibit lung cancer cell growth: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com....

Or, were you just regurgitating old "reefer madness" inaccuracies for some unknown reason, since other people's usage in no way affects you?

Disclaimer: I'm a non-smoker, but a champion of facts and exterminator of ignorance.

about a month and a half ago
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Marijuana Legalized In Oregon, Alaska, and Washington DC

x_t0ken_407 Annnnddd failed in FL (588 comments)

Gawd I love my state. /sarcasm

about a month and a half ago
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Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crashes

x_t0ken_407 Re:Using NASA's dictionary (445 comments)

Great reference, but sorry I need to nitpick it (being one of my favorite movies growing up). ...
President: Enough with this anomaly horseshit! What is this thing?

BBT: It's an asteroid sir. That's what took out the shuttle.

President: How big is it? (?)

Random NASA grunt: Sir according to our calcuations blah blah blah

BBT: --It's the size of Texas, Mr. President ...

about 2 months ago
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Debate Over Systemd Exposes the Two Factions Tugging At Modern-day Linux

x_t0ken_407 Re:How about we hackers? (863 comments)

Was so sad to see Arch Linux fall to this shit. Being a "FreeBSD on the server" guy, I was happy to use Arch on my desktops/laptop since I loved the rc.conf and the minimalist approach to installation, the AUR, etc. Still on Arch now, out of familiarity and lack of other choices, but may be trying FreeBSD on my laptop soon (already works for my use on the desktop).

about 2 months ago
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20 More Cities Want To Join the Fight Against Big Telecom's Broadband Monopolies

x_t0ken_407 Florida? (97 comments)

Wish I could see a list of the 20 additional cities. I doubt any of those are in FL either...the entrenched good ol' boy network down here would never let that fly.

about 2 months ago
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OwnCloud Dev Requests Removal From Ubuntu Repos Over Security Holes

x_t0ken_407 Re:Packages can't be removed? (126 comments)

Lol!!!! Where are my mod points...

about 2 months ago

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