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Comment: Re:Solution to the smuggling. (Score 1) 62

by Charcharodon (#49179723) Attached to: Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement
See the answer above about using "more gun"

The progressives in this country are hot and heavy to get rid of all of the US's nukes. A NK disposal solution, also known as a two-fer, would take care of things.

I highly doubt NK could detect a Cessna, much less ICBMs warheads before it was too late.

Comment: Solution to the smuggling. (Score 0) 62

by Charcharodon (#49172845) Attached to: Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement
Why haven't we "smuggled" a 2,000lb JDAM into North Korea to where ol' Kimmy boy sleeps at night? That would end most of this stupidity in the time it takes for it to be delivered from 40,000ft.

And before you say "Well his smarter generals will just take over"

I will counter with a quote from The Engineer "how am I go to stop some big mean mother hubbard from tearing me a structurally superfluous new behind.....the answer use a gun...and if that don't work, use more gun."

If one doesn't work, apply a second, third, fourth...twentieth. Don't worry, we can always make more.

Comment: Re: Politics aside for a moment. (Score 2, Insightful) 535

At least Bush had the chops to actually become a pilot. I can't speak to the validity of all the Guard nonsense. (If you don't deploy you aren't real military anyway.) Hillary/Obama first off would have never made it past the drug test, and if by some miracle they had, wouldn't have qualified to do more than hand out towels at the base gym.

Comment: Re: Of Course (Score 1) 244

That was an interesting point that became very obvious when Valve released their statistics after the first month of game play after Left For Dead's release. A few hundred thousand players had killed something in the order of 28 Billion zombies in 30 days. Essentially if given a secure position, food and water, and a whole crap-ton a relatively small portion of the population would only need a week to mop up a global zombie apocalypse.

Even without the unlimited guns/ammo world of Left For Dead, if start with 1% of the population surviving, each survivor would only need to kill 99 zombies for the world to be "zombie free". Also The unlimited ammo situation is not all that far fetched. There is something like 6 Billion rounds of ammo produced annually in the US, most of which is in civilian hands.

Makes me wonder why the Walking Dead crew are having so many problems finding guns/ammo in of all places Georgia. Maybe they should spend less time whining and more time smashing skulls and looking in basements for all those bibles and guns everyone in the south cling to.

Comment: funny thing about banning weapons in the US (Score 2) 318

"A well charged and patched Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep robots that bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Just saying.... you are going to have to pry my auto-turret from my cold dead fingers.

Comment: They be smokins some good shit. (Score 1) 305

by Charcharodon (#49113069) Attached to: Pandora Pays Artists $0.001 Per Stream, Thinks This Is "Very Fair"
Hey I did some paperwork for my job 10 years ago I should be paid every time that data is used again for the rest of my life. FAIR IS FAIR!!!

Artists and their corporate cronies think they should be paid every time you sing their song in the shower. Fuck them.

Comment: Re: Sounds good to me. (Score 1) 207

by Charcharodon (#49106983) Attached to: Wired On 3-D Printers As Fraud Enablers
If 3D printers were everywhere and if just about anything could be made cheaply reasons for politicians even to exist will evaporate.

On a side note, a large portion of the population would still be too stupid or too lazy to thrive even in the land of plenty. You could hand them a free 3D printer, that could make just about anything along, with a big pile of printing material and they wouldn't get much beyond printing weed and hot pockets.

Comment: Sounds good to me. (Score 1) 207

by Charcharodon (#49100871) Attached to: Wired On 3-D Printers As Fraud Enablers
Falls squarely under "who cares"

I'm sorry your little scarcity business model is broken, BOO HOO.

The best thing for society as a whole is that 3D printers get so cheap that the average consumer can print just about anything they want or need for about the same price as a manufacturer. All this "income inequality" political nonsense can be finally put to bed.

"He has 10 Ferraris while I only have 9" doesn't ring as loudly from the whiners in the society as "he has a billion dollars, while I only have free welfare"

Comment: Re:Actually (Score 2) 532

by Charcharodon (#49097199) Attached to: Stephen Hawking: Biggest Human Failing Is Aggression
If you didn't have any form of aggression you would pretty much sit there while just about anything tried to eat you. Conversely you wouldn't compete at all for food and would probably starve. Nearly all sporting events or any form of competition would pretty much come to an end since none of the competitors would be willing to compete.

The human race would pretty much grind to a halt since sex would all but disappear.

If something isn't aggressive it isn't alive or soon wont be.

Comment: Keep it Simple Stupid (Score 1) 248

by Charcharodon (#49050979) Attached to: Smart Homes Often Dumb, Never Simple
Want to make your home smarter? My two favorites are simple dimmer switches for nearly every light and electronic cypher door locks.

Turning on the bathroom light at 1AM with a dimmer let's have just enough light to hit the toilet, but not so much that you are blinded and woken up. The porch light has one too. I have the option of lighting up the walkway like a runway when needed, but most of the time it is just bright enough to make it up the stairs without tripping and doesn't annoy the neighbors with lots of glare, nor spoil the nighttime view. The ability to adjust the lighting to the task and mood makes the house feel more responsive to our needs.

The electronic cypher door lock. I can't sing the praises of these loud enough. I carry 1 key, my truck key and that's it. My family all have their own code to get in, set to a number they can easily remember. (I live in Florida, they tend to visit a lot when it's cold.). Visitors and roommates get a code when they need it, and when they leave I delete theirs while leaving all the rest intact. We use mechanical cyphers at work and I have electronic ones at home. They both have their issues (price and batteries) but they both work fine.

My experience with all the other forms of home automation, were items installed by my brother in law. My sister, their kids, and anyone who was visiting had no clue how any of it worked, only he did. After 5 years most of it was breaking down, and the new stuff wasn't compatible with the old, so we spend this last Christmas break tearing it all out and going back to more robust proven tech. (aka standard dimmers/switches)

The only thing I see a problem with most of it is backwards compatibility and cross manufacturer compatibility. You pretty much have to commit to one set of tech from one company, and then either have to gut the whole thing 5-10 years later or live with a patch work system.

Comment: Re:Maybe stupid question of the day (Score 1) 64

by Charcharodon (#49042017) Attached to: Polymers Brighten Hopes For Visible Light Communication
I can see any number of short range no wires connections that would be handy:

Playing a game with a controller that typically is pointed at the screen of a TV/monitor.

I work in the aircraft maintenance field. 90% of our system failures come from bent pins in connectors. If the connector was just a pair of LEDs and sensors that don't actually touch that would be amazing. You also wouldn't have to worry about wireless connections being hackable or RF getting into places where it causes problems. Same would be nice for your smart phone. Just line it up at the data point on the other device you are connecting to and you'd have a fast direct connection between devices.

I can see this being very useful in situations that can bring Wi-Fi and cell service to it's knees. Large public venues, airports, etc. I've on many occasions wanted to weep trying to use Wi-Fi points that were melting under the number of people trying to connect to them with smart phones. Having a hot spot under every overhead light would be a Godsend.

Using this instead of a cabling run would be handy when you need to route your network across an area but don't what wires all over the place and Wi-Fi wouldn't be practical.

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