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Comment: Re:Users will be "Printer Trash" (Score 1) 400

Printer trash. I like that. I might label my things with the phrase when I print them.

And I do live in a manufactured home lot right now... because the cost is a third of the apartment I was renting, and twice the size with a fantastic yard. Two of my neighbors work for Microsoft, and another works for Boeing engineering. I honestly feel sorry for people with expensive stuff, but no money.

Good luck with your capital assets. Let me know if you need a loan.

Comment: Fighting over the truth is the best way to find it (Score 1) 194

by Gnaythan1 (#40429191) Attached to: Wikipedia As a "War Zone," Rather Than a Collaboration

If there are heated wars over a topic, with factions constantly making changes... well damn, that tells you a lot right there. So long as the changes are documented and the history available... that's a very good thing. I learn more in the comments of places like slashdot, reddit and google+ than I do in the original post or argument. often quite a bit more.

Same applies to wikipedia. If mr Alpha says one thing and Mr. Beta says another thing... and you see a whole string of alpha and beta modifications... well then. I guess you've got to use a little deductive reasoning and personal judgement...

All I know for sure... is if I query "what is...." and I look at the list of results.. my favorite first choice is wikipedia.

Just like every time you see an article knocking google... you have to check and see if facebook paid for it, seeing as how they got caught doing it....

Any article knocking Wikipedia, a reader has to consider whether its a real complaint or yet another top down knowledge distributor annoyed at bottom up methods ruining their business model.

Comment: Power storage, and power transfer. (Score 1) 262

by Gnaythan1 (#39465239) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Would Room-Temp Superconductors Affect Us?

storage: if there is no loss, can you make a ring of superconductor material, and start feeding dc power into that ring letting it spin around and around the hoop... feeding it more and more... then letting it sit till you need it, at which point you tap in and pull it out... theoretically this ring could hold a HELL of a lot of electricity.

transfer... most of the power from an electrical generation station, nuclear, hydro, coal, whatever... is lost in the wires getting it to where its needed... if the wiring had no loss, our current infrastructure would have at least twice the power available to do work.

Comment: AR MMORG (Score 1) 176

by Gnaythan1 (#37457344) Attached to: Neal Stephenson Says Video Games Are the Metaverse

Heh how long before people start playing these games actively... say with a motion joystick like a wii remote, and a pair of AR glasses, so they are now wandering around fighting orcs on quests in real time.

Wonder how long it would be before someone gets in trouble, probably by not paying attention, or possibly by realistically brandishing something resembling a weapon in a public place?

Comment: explain to me (Score 2) 99

by Gnaythan1 (#36238982) Attached to: Spammers Establish Fake URL-Shortening Services

why are we not prosecuting the advertisers themselves for fraud? who the hell gives these people money to make this multi-headed, nested box, country jumping, spam monster?

Doesn't it boil down to one end getting spam, and the other end getting money? If there is a way for money to transfer to that end, then there should be a way for people to find that end, and then charge them five times whatever money they made in fines.

Stop hitting HOW they spam, and start hurting WHY.

Comment: I Use Miro (Score 3, Interesting) 201

by Gnaythan1 (#36232226) Attached to: Major Release of Miro Aims to Compete With iTunes

I've had it on my computer for a couple years now. It had codecs for a bunch of videos I had on my system from a LONG time ago. I like it. I noticed a new update popped up when I watched a video on it yesterday. I always have a couple redundant systems on my computer so if one of my old files doesn't work I can test it on something else. Miro is as good as anything else for watching movies on, and having options besides the big dominating one is always a good thing.
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Comment: Easy to trick (Score 1) 151

by Gnaythan1 (#36230014) Attached to: US Intelligence Agency to Compile Mountain of Metaphors

Using the same formatting a human can get his message across anyways. To try to fix this would be like "trying to close the stable door after the critters have vamoosed". or "tossing the kid out with the tubwater". now those examples probably won't trigger the keyword search form barn door and horses. or baby and bathwater. Now apply that to something more nasty, like "that fella needs a be introduced to a bucket of hot road tar and what you pluck from a chicken"

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