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Comment: Re:You can tell they are extremists (Score 1) 92

by Ceriel Nosforit (#47392055) Attached to: Rightscorp Pushing ISPs To Disconnect Repeat Infringers

A reasonable, sane person would demand limiting a pirate's bandwidth; not disconnecting them completely.

A reasonable, sane person would demand that we do nothing, because this sort of draconian enforcement is disgusting.

A reasonable, sane person could choose to do these among many things, being reasonable and sane.

I mean to say that if a sane person did support draconian enforcement for some disgusting reason then they would not take it to an extreme.

Comment: Re:NSA: Stop Spying on Americans (Score 1) 74

I have a more devilish advocacy for you.

This is a solid way to get evidence for a court case if you can get a foreign country to recruit your loyal. It's not exactly a double-spy spiel (hah!), but sort of a one-and-a-half one.

You just have to get the courts to play along, so that your guy who is actually a patriot becomes a traitor in name only. Perhaps establish a penal colony on some tropical island. Get three witnesses like this and you have some very specific, irrefutable things to accuse a nation of.

Comment: Re:1990 called (Score 1) 103

The '90s didn't have indoor position tracking, like Philips seem to say they have.

I'm into this. Maybe. Depending on the resolution of the positional data. If the luminary is also a coded aperture projector then with compressed sensing techniques the obtained resolution could be very high indeed in both time and space.

If that's not what they're doing, give me money and I'll get it done. :p

Comment: Re:Attribution (Score 1) 86

by Ceriel Nosforit (#47363343) Attached to: Western Energy Companies Under Sabotage Threat

Iran? If they start work at 8:00.

Iran 46 Saturday-Thursday 8 and 6hours Thursdays

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Well well well!

Israel: Sunday-Thursday, 8.5h
Russia: Monday-Friday, 8h
United Arab Emirates: Sunday-Thursday, 8h
Saudi Arabia: Sunday-Thursday, 10h

China: Monday-Friday, hours unlisted.

So the short-list got shorter. Here I was thinking everybody worked the same days.

Usual business hours in Russia:

Banks 8am or 9am-5pm or 6pm Mon-Fri

Offices 8am or 9am-5pm or 6pm Mon-Fri

- http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ru...

Russia has no shortage of enemies who might false-flag them, but the short-list is still manageable. Dragonfly probably won't be able to move much without being attributed.

Threat-level: minimal. Political gun which can not actually be used.

Comment: Re:Attribution (Score 2) 86

by Ceriel Nosforit (#47360429) Attached to: Western Energy Companies Under Sabotage Threat

No, it would not... Government bureaucracy so rigid that we can have much better guesses than that. We should be able to eliminate most countries in this range, and their enemies to accommodate false-flag ops, and subtract according to capability. You get a short-list and then you just wait for the smoking gun.

Comment: Re:consent (Score 5, Interesting) 130

There are laws against assault, bullying, and so on. The positive spin in innocuous but the negative spin is not.

With 700 000 potential victims, the numbers are against them because when your sample size is that large outliers are the rule and not the exception.

The risk of copycat suicide for example should have been obvious to those conducting this study.

Comment: Re:In nearly 15 years, I've never done this... (Score 1) 347

by Ceriel Nosforit (#47342103) Attached to: Evidence of a Correction To the Speed of Light

I should explain, I'm being bullheaded about this since bosons have interesting behavior (e.g. laser action) because they lack charge. So much of our claims of understanding physics comes out of mathematical frameworks that my instinct for natural philosophy tells me that re-factoring old mathematics is a great idea to try.

I was watching a presentation by Susskind about black holes today and was rather confused about the holes he left in explaining the reasoning.
Primarily; he said you analyse a black hole by constructing it out of single bits of information. The idea to use a photon of the same size as the black hole is brilliant, but it ignores the elliptic polarization of the EM field of photons in free flight, and the example he showed an already existing large black hole on which he made just a single measurement. Extreme cases, like where the existing event horizon is around plank-length and the photon contained more energy than the known universe, was apparently ignored. He appeared to then conclude that photon energy vs. black hole growth was invariant from a single point of data...

After this, he concluded that a planar section of a sphere with plank thickness was 2-dimensional, and objected to the implications of the faulty reasoning. What I learned from this was that if we humans are so intent of mistaking the map for the terrain, then we need much better maps. 'Maps' here of course meaning mathematics.

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