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Comment Skynet (Score 1) 218 218

John Connor: "By the time Skynet became self-aware it had spread into millions of computer servers across the planet. Ordinary computers in office buildings, dorm rooms; everywhere. It was software; in cyberspace. There was no system core; it could not be shutdown. The attack began at 6:18 PM, just as he said it would. Judgment Day, the day the human race was almost destroyed by the weapons they'd built to protect themselves. I should have realized it was never our destiny to stop Judgment Day, it was merely to survive it, together. The Terminator knew; he tried to tell us, but I didn't want to hear it. Maybe the future has been written. I don't know; all I know is what the Terminator taught me; never stop fighting. And I never will. The battle has just begun."

Comment Just like Bergdahl? (Score 1) 590 590

" He should come home to the United States, and be judged by a jury of his peers — not hide behind the cover of an authoritarian regime. Right now, he's running away from the consequences of his actions."

You mean just like Bowe Bergdahl? What a bunch of hypocritical tools...

Submission + - Can Slashdot Share User Statistics on Mod Points?

An anonymous reader writes: I've been visiting /. off and on since the 90s (though I lost an account and started over about 13 years ago). I'm trying to discern whether it's my imagination, or whether the sniping and trolling is getting worse. It occurred to me that Slashdot may be able to track how many "moderation" points are being used to send comments to -1 as a possible indicator (though not proof) that there are more trolls about. Or the percentage over the years of comments posted "anonymously". And what are the demographics for posts from Europe, Asia, etc? What's going on Slashdot? Is the neighborhood getting a little seedy?

Submission + - New Mini Ice Age coming?

Bodhammer writes: The current minimums in sunspot activity may be leading to a new ice age such as what occured in the 17th century says Shrinivas Aundhkar, the director of Mahatma Gandhi Mission, Centre for Astronomy and Space Technology in this story in the http://timesofindia.indiatimes...
"The Sun, our energy source, goes through phases of violent (maximum phase) and quiet (minimum phase) activity every 11 years, which is called one solar cycle. The effects of minimum activity of a solar cycle are seen for about a year. However, it has been revealed that the minimum activity was seen for more than four years in the recently concluded solar cycle. Thus, it was the longest and quietest minimum phase in the past 100 years," the scientist said.

Maybe this will give humans enough time to address issues such as deforestation and carbon emissions.

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