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Comment: Re: no good solution (Score 1) 848

by Dr. Eggman (#47777059) Attached to: Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine
I doubt the intent is to actually absorb the territory. The Crimea is the only space they actually want. This is just a buffer, either to distract focus from continuing to hold the Crimea ( best defense, is a good offense you know) with the small added possibility of generating a real buffer state during settlements out of the Eastern Ukraine past the Dnieper.

Comment: Re: So what they need, then... (Score 1) 185

by Dr. Eggman (#47723821) Attached to: New Research Suggests Cancer May Be an Intrinsic Property of Cells
Assuming that mind transfers were easy to enough to be in our grasp, of course. After all, can you imagine how valuable it would be to an organism's offspring if the parent were able to simply transfer all its experience,into it? Not having already evolved it isn't really a convincing argument,but it's worth a thought. Then again, there is instinct which, while for more primitive and less flexible than Knowledge (as well as in most cases relying heavily on complimentary learned experience to function, contrary to popular belief), does have similar aspects. Perhaps its actually less helpful (in the long run) to do a total transfer than it is to have a mix of "relearning" and certain forms of passed knowledge like an instinct. This reminds me of a rambling bit of philosophy I recently read in a Sci-fi novel. In discussing why apparent aliens had briefly stopped on Earth before continuing on without ever making contact with anyone, the idea was considered that perhaps what we consider intelligence is infact a primitive evolution of an instinct; inefficient, prone to error but still successful. Perhaps the alien's had a more refined instinct and no longer had need of the excess of culture and irrelevant communications that ours seemingly needs. That they had no need or even ability to communicate socially and contact us.

Comment: Troubling, whatever the reason it occurred (Score 1) 39

by Dr. Eggman (#44516243) Attached to: Lavabit, Email Service Snowden Reportedly Used, Abruptly Shuts Down
"Without the body and the mind, as all men know, the Nation could not live. But if the spirit of America were killed, even though the Nation's body and mind, constricted in an alien world, lived on, the America we know would have perished." ~Franklin D. Roosevelt's 3rd Inaugural address.

Regardless of whether this was the NSA strong-arming or a coincidental, legal FBI investigation, this is very troubling. How long will we let these government agencies do such harm to US IT businesses both big and small, let alone the very rights of its people? Every new instance bring seemingly irreparable harm to all three.

On the other hand, this report does smell suspiciously of a man trying to scare-up legal funds by capitalizing on current events. Does any one else get a weird John Galt vibe from this guy? Yet, it's clear that something very serious has happened here. I don't know what to think of the whole matter...

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