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Comment: Re:This is a GODDAMN DISASTER! (Score 1) 166 166

Everything about bit coin is scammy from the get go. From the psychopath term mining bit coin, you are not mining, you are simply insanely burning energy for nothing wasting computing cycles on a complete illusion. Secret transaction seem to be the goal, especially for the originators who computer cycled huge numbers of bit coins for little effort, the top of the pyramid scheme. Who backs bit coin, no one, don't compare it to a countries currency, a whole country and it government backs that and they still fail, so what chance does an imaginary currency whose only benefit is the facilitation of crime and tax evasion have, considering that countries can effectively zero it's value by legally making it illegal at any time and you know it is just a matter of time.

Comment: Re:Shark curiosity (Score 1) 78 78

A shark does not play with it food, that stupid meme is a stupid meme. Consider the learning exercise, you are born into a sea with no help or guidance, just genetic guidance about likely edible and inedible flavours in the sea you swim in as well as specific trial and error testing method for food sources. So safe trial and error method, be wary, approach target carefully see what it does, hmm, not much. So swing around again and bite, not a too small bite, else target will escape, not a too big because there could be a negative reaction, counter attack or toxic response. The just right bite, which will cripple the target reducing the chance of escape but minimise ingestion of possibly toxic substances or risk of counter attack. Now hang back for a bit and wait to see if minimal blood consumed toxic, takes a few minutes, cant not wait too long else other predators will turn up but need to wait long enough to make sure. Of course that's only the first time that particular target is met, from there on in, easy prey eat at first sight. What makes human difficult initial prey is of course once bitten they seek to immediately get out of the water and they are a vengeful species and do not tolerate eaters of people in any form. Keep in mind, 'missing, presumed drowned', can and often does mean successful shark attack, we only ever really see the failed shark attacks, shark learning about a new potential prey. A successful shark attack you will hear nothing about except a missing person report.

Comment: Re:Shark curiosity (Score 1) 78 78

A shark does not play with it food, that stupid meme is a stupid meme. Consider the learning exercise, you are born into a sea with no help or guidance, just genetic guidance about likely edible and inedible flavours in the sea you swim in as well as specific trial and error testing method for food sources. So safe trial and error method, be wary, approach target carefully see what it does, hmm, not much. So swing around again and bite, not a too small bite, else target will escape, not a too big because there could be a negative reaction, counter attack or toxic response. The just right bite, which will cripple the target reducing the chance of escape but minimise ingestion of possibly toxic substances or risk of counter attack. Now hang back for a bit and wait to see if minimal blood consumed toxic, takes a few minutes, cant not wait too long else other predators will turn up but need to wait long enough to make sure. Of course that's only the first time that particular target is met, from there on in, easy prey eat at first sight. What makes human difficult initial prey is of course once bitten they seek to immediately get out of the water and they are a vengeful species and do not tolerate eaters of people in any form, including and especially other people. Keep in mind, 'missing, presumed drowned', can and often does mean successful shark attack, we only ever really see the failed shark attacks. A successful shark attack you will hear nothing about except a missing person report.

Comment: Re:What happened to basic training standards? (Score 2) 74 74

If you can shoot at them, they can shoot at you. The longer you take to aim, the longer you are exposed and someone else can aim at you or as is more often the case, take a snap shot at someone a few metres away and hit you by accident as they spray out bullets. Somehow a exo-skeleton that makes me stick my gun up with my head exposed behind it while it demands I take aim, kind of seems wildly offensive. Reality if the people you are training are too incompetent to learn to shoot relatively accurately with minimal training, you should not be giving them a gun because in the field they will revert to pray and spray and that is worse for your side rather than the other side. Many armies make recruits run/march for fifteen kilometres, then immediately get you on the firing range to shoot off twenty shoots and if you miss with too many shoots you fail and you are out. Of course it depends whether you want professional soldiers or just cannon fodder you can chew up and spit out, dumping them on the streets with crippling injuries.

Comment: Re:Good for greece (Score 0) 631 631

More the reality is that human society as a whole has to relearn the lesson of the difference between the allocation or resources and services versus the allocation of imaginary capital. Entirely too much emphasis is being placed upon the fantasy of imaginary money making more imaginary money and somehow that imaginary resource equating to real actual resources like food, water, energy, accommodation and clothing.

The future of capital has to change and it needs a realistic basis, that logical basis will likely be energy generation capacity. You can do lots and lots of stuff with energy, it's generation and use can make or break our world. More clean energy means making far better use of resources. With oodles of energy you could desalinate sufficient water to turn the worlds deserts in farms and turn current farms located in more fertile high rainfall regions back into rich bio diverse national parks, you could more effectively manage the world resources.

Tying capital to energy generation capacity, would create energy generation growth and create a focus on making energy cheaper, to generate more capital. Part of that energy equation is of course paying to clean up the pollution created by generating energy, a real cost, so logically cleaner energy generates higher returns.

Comment: Rather Than in more out (Score 2) 223 223

Custom OS is not about what is in it but all about what is left out. Custom OS for appliances that only has in it what is actually necessary for that appliance, maybe just maybe incorporate application into the OS rather than a separate post boot load.

I think future trend will be a shift from more flexible universal operating systems to more modular, take every out that is not necessary for this particular appliance operating system, this to simplify security and even application level features become modules added into the operating system, so one quick boot to full functionality. So a much more modular operating system.

Comment: Re:What they are cheering about? (Score 1) 631 631

Mind you - I am Polish and here also people HATE to pay taxes - they know that their taxes are being spent in wrong ways usually, the taxes fuel a caste of mindless clerks etc. but nevertheless Polish people DO PAY taxes like VAT and icome.

So you're proud to be paying taxes spent in the wrong way? Congratulations on being part of the problem.

Comment: Re:I hope for an agreement (Score 1) 631 631

Should each state in the US have its own currency?

If you live in California, Texas, or Alaska, you probably would say yes. We lose money to the federal government every year, to pay for things in other states that we (at least in California) can't even afford. If you live in some other state, you would probably say no.

Comment: Re:Drop the hammer on them. (Score 4, Insightful) 631 631

"Drop the hammer on them."

That's the easy part. The hard part is dealing with what happens after the hammer has been dropped.

Someone once said that the definition of a bad policy is one that leads to a place where you have nothing but bad options. I believe everyone (not just the Greeks) thought back in 2000 it woudl be good policy to bring Greece into the Eurozone. But now we've now reached the point where otherwise rational people are talking about "dropping the hammer", as if having an incipient failed state in Europe is a small price to pay for 600 euro in your pocket. The frustration is understandable, but the the satisfaction of dropping the hammer on Greece would be short-lived -- possibly on the order of weeks depending on the scale of financial disruption.

The unhappy truth is that bad policy choices fifteen years ago means all the options available today lead to long-lived, complicated, and expensive consequences.

Comment: Re:Good for greece (Score 5, Insightful) 631 631

just to pick one category, a military without any hardware isn't much of a military. But the concept that Greece can't pay back its loans is a lie.)

Greece can't pay back its loans and basically remain Greece. You never give an order which you know will not be followed. And you should know ahead of time whether your orders will or will not be followed.

(Note: the Troika isn't faultless either. In exchange for loans, rather than focusing on trying to improve the raw numbers with austerity, they should have been focused 100% on trying to force you to fix your structural problems so you can be competitive enough to stay in Europe. They tried to tackle the root problem in a totally counterproductive way and ended up earning a lot of hate for that.

Notably, austerity tends to shut down the economy, which will only lead to further financial insolvency.

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