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Comment: Re:That's so sad. (Score 1) 625

by Eloking (#44589613) Attached to: Aging Is a Disease; Treat It Like One

Aging isn't a disease; it's a gift.

I pity the people who can't see this.

Ok I'll take the shot. How exactly growing weaker and having your own body deteriorating and die is a gift? How can you imply that dying of old age is a gift?

Well I don't. Show me an immortality pill and I'll take it without the slightest hesitation.

I have no problem with living in a society free of old people (which won't happen anytime soon since a lot of people like you will never even consider taking that medication). I don't mind seeing my own children reaching my age or growing older than me. And I don't mind living in a birth-controlled environment when we eventually reach overpopulation.

Life if a gift, aging isn't.

And keep your pity for yourself or give them to those who need it. I certainly don't.

Comment: Re:Oy. (Score 1) 408

by Eloking (#43438457) Attached to: Google Fiber: Why Traditional ISPs Are Officially On Notice

Hmm yeah, like all the ISP (and most corporation while we're at it) doesn't already take your personals info.

Google isn't stripping us more of our piracy than others, they are just better at using those info. And since they are mostly used for targeted advertising, I honestly don't mind more boobs in my ads than Viagra.

Comment: Titanium, the metal of the 21th century (Score 3, Informative) 139

by Eloking (#43013861) Attached to: New Technology Produces Cheaper Tantalum and Titanium

Most people, even on slashdot, don’t realize the huge potential of titanium.

It's not only a better metal, it's perfect. In fact, if you mixed together aluminum and stainless steel together and tap the result with a magic wand to remove all its flaw (Resistance to corrosion, acid, rust etc.), you'll get titanium.

Its light as aluminum, strong as steel, completely resistant to corrosion and quite abundant (given, it's not as abundant as iron and aluminum, but it's not that far either. You'll be surprised how much we use Ti in our everyday product). In fact, Ti as the "highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal" (Reference: Wiki). And we're not even talking about alloy yet.

Still, it got two main flaws:

- First it's price. Because the Kroll process (actual process to make Ti) waste Magnesium, Ti cost a lot more than it should. But the new process should drop that problem if it ever enters mass production. And even if it'll always be more costly than aluminum or iron, don't forget that you need way less material to get the job done

- The second flaw is the hash manufacturing process. Because of many factor like the Titanium thermal conductivity, it's a pain to manufacture. But the new advance in 3D printing "could" completely remove that flaw

I may be a dreamer, but the day where you'll buy 3D printed Titanium shovel from your Walmart may not be that far.

Comment: What about the cost to produce the drug? (Score 1) 190

by Eloking (#41189077) Attached to: Promising New Drug May Cure Malaria

This look great and all much will it cost?

We can already cure Malaria but the best antibiotic cost a fortune and is the reason Africa still have the disease.

Of course, curing every form of Malaria with a single dose is good, but to be viable for Africa and other poor country, the real question much does it cost?

Comment: Re:Field dependent requirement (Score 1) 1086

by Eloking (#40936391) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Many of You Actually Use Math?

You can be a programmer without higher math. But you can be a better programmer with it.

Actually, you can be a slightly better programmer with higher math. Kinda like you’ll be slightly better with a gym class instead (better health is beneficial for any job).

The question here is, wouldn’t it be better for a programmer to have a class in high-level programming instead of high-level math?

Comment: Re:Sounds familiar. (Score 1) 227

by Eloking (#39457405) Attached to: Notch Wants To Make a Firefly-Inspired Sandbox Space Game
Yeah, small team thinking about making a revolutionary sandbox space does sound awfully familiar... I'm a fan of space simulation game, a huge fan. But the genre is dying. And it sadden me greatly. Not that I doubt Notch ability, but I'll prefer to hear that EA, Bioware or Valve is working on a spacesim game... ...On the other hand, Notch already created a monster from a genre completely forgotten by all the other developer...

Comment: What about customers you'll lose with DRM? (Score 1) 635

by Eloking (#39111615) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Copy Protection Advice For ~$10k Software?

You seem to have done your homework about the "potential paying customer" you have lost with TPB (At ~10k$ software, I really doubt there's many), but what about potential paying customers you'll lose by pissing off customer with DRM?

Anything that is close to online DRM will result in lost of client, and all offline DRM is easily crackable. By asking the question, you already gave the answer : There's no magic DRM that'll do everything. Trust me, if it existed, you'll be already using it.

The real mistake you did was spying on TPB. The same way celebrity avoid Star magazine, developer should avoid looking on demonoid or TPB because the only thing they'll achieve is pissing you off. Stop wasting time on this and concentrate on making your software better and save your money for advertisement.

Comment: Interesting question (Score 2) 125

by Eloking (#39035811) Attached to: Did Anonymous Take Down

It's an interesting question really. In the last years, the media have been pretty fast to put the blame of multiple take down on Anonymous. Of course, some of them were planned openly by them on website like 4chan, but let's not forget that the "victims" have other enemies too.

For instance, how much thought did the Chinese (the 21th century bad guy) put about cyber-attacking the CIA "after" they heard about Anonymous plan? I'm no expert, but don't you think there's a great opportunity for them to take advantage of the situation?

It is not every question that deserves an answer. -- Publilius Syrus