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I believe humanity will first achieve ...

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Human-scale teleportation
  757 votes / 1%
Faster-than-light travel
  1681 votes / 4%
Mind uploading
  8377 votes / 20%
Immortality
  2848 votes / 7%
World peace
  1612 votes / 4%
Extinction
  24823 votes / 61%
40098 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
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  • Re:Dependency (Score:5, Informative)

    by reve_etrange (2377702) on Sunday April 22, 2012 @02:49AM (#39760905)

    You're talking about Lillith. In some of the myths, Yahweh made the first woman from the Earth, like Adam, and Adam and Lillith were thus equals. Lillith refuses to be subordinate to Adam, and eventually flees, possibility reproducing with an angel and creating a race of demons.

    That later stuff (about the demons) was mostly concocted by Christians in Spain, rather than ancient Jews, and it fits their MO.

  • Re:Of course... (Score:4, Informative)

    by jmorris42 (1458) * <jmorris@NOSpAM.beau.org> on Sunday April 22, 2012 @03:39PM (#39765331)

    > the only change I have to make is tell it "eth0 doesn't exist anymore" so I can have the interfaces named from eth0

    You can fix that bogosity forever. Create empty stub scripts in /etc/udev/rules.d for 75-persistent-net-generator.rules and while you are there also create 75-cd-aliases-generator.rules to stop it doing the same thing to cd drives. After that you can move an installed linux image pretty much at will and everything automagically adjusts itself.

  • Re:Of course... (Score:5, Informative)

    by Creepy (93888) on Monday April 23, 2012 @11:01AM (#39771999) Journal

    Yeah, it was kind of weird reading 1984 in 1984. Made me think it was a really bad idea putting years in literature, movies and games, as Twilight 2000, Cyberpunk 2019/2020, 2000/2001, etc literally date themselves.

    Strangely, at the time, I thought the US (part of Oceania) could never become a totalitarian regime like it was in 1984, but now I see us (and other parts of 1984's Oceania like Britain) becoming more of a surveillance oriented, paranoid society courtesy of one late Osama bin Laden. With a political system where only the rich really have a chance and the division between the rich and the poor widening at an astounding rate, I think we're at or rapidly moving into a plutocracy, where only the rich have power. Sure every American can all vote, but it is economically impossible for a poor candidate to compete at a high level. The only relatively poor person I've seen win an election won a city council seat (and that paid $7000/year, so she was still on welfare, and I heard about it because it was a big enough deal to make news).

  • Re:Of course... (Score:3, Informative)

    by smg5266 (2440940) on Monday April 23, 2012 @07:00PM (#39777577)
    Hmmmm. 1984 was written by George Orwell who was a self proclaimed socialist

Memory fault -- brain fried

 



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