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Comment: I know someone who works on this kind of stuff (Score 3, Interesting) 265

by Dripdry (#47420737) Attached to: Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

I know someone who works on this kind of stuff.
He works on theme parks, recently getting hired (within his company) to fix mistakes and problems with them, in Dubai and the surrounding area. His take is repeatedly that they don't know how to do quality-control there. Their projects SOUND amazing, but they skimp on the essentials and end up with disastrous results much of the time. He believes this is a mess waiting to happen, given the area's track record, but isn't involved in the project.

Comment: Doctorow (Score 3, Insightful) 323

by Dripdry (#47122431) Attached to: 'Curiosity' Lead Engineer Suggests Printing Humans On Other Planets

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom hasn't come up yet?

Coming to terms with what it might be to actually be human... printing ourselves and transferring a back-up to that body...
what does that mean? will consciousness go with it?

To me, consciousness is probably just an electronic current that holds us to our memory. The terrifying moment, even if I could replicate myself elsewhere, is,"What happens when I sever that connection and transfer over/" will I just die and a perfect copy keeps living on just as I was a moment ago, or do I go with it? *could anyone tell*? It is the stuff not just of the fear of death, but no one ever knowing that makes it a nightmare.

Sorry to post so dark... nice weather, huh?

Comment: Re:Are you kidding (Score 1) 818

by Dripdry (#46772673) Attached to: Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

Really? ARE people voting for tax cuts for the rich?

Please, show me where they are doing this. Evidence.

Yes, it's kind of rhetorical. People are not voting for this. It is not the People's fault, that is the point of the article. The point is that the rich are voting for tax cuts on the rich.

Also, they aren't. Here in California the rich just got shit-smacked with a nice extra tax if they make over 250K a year (fairly common here).

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.

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