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Comment: Re:Did we start liking Mono, and I missed it? (Score 1) 255

by Methos137 (#37995336) Attached to: Banshee, Mono May Be Dropped From Ubuntu Default
Have you forgotten that Java is now also owned by an almost identical same large company, that is by far less trustworthy than anything Microsoft ever hoped to be? Comparing Oracle and Microsoft's openness to a community is like making the comparison of tolerance between a Taliban insurgent and the Dahli Lama.

Comment: Re:You morons! You are playing right into their pl (Score 1) 129

by Methos137 (#37986204) Attached to: Anonymous Hacks Finland
If you believe in something, have the balls to stand and die for it, otherwise you're just a coward or as history has shown, probably french. No revolution ever succeeds without real strength. Peaceful revolutions do not exist, never kid yourself otherwise. The govn was already looking for ways and reasons to control the internet and protests, this doesn't do anything to stop that. The simple fact is they have it anytime they want it and there is nothing the masses can do to stop it short of violence.

Comment: Re:Seriously? (Score 1, Insightful) 118

by Methos137 (#37980624) Attached to: Windows Phone Unlock Tool Goes Official
No one gives a shit about the source. We care about being able to run our own apps on it. In this sense, android allows it just as easy as windows does, with apple saying "no sir, go f yerself, this is our empire". No one mentioned it being open source, just being open to allowing you to run what you want. Now get off your code cave troll and go back to your git repository.

Comment: Re:Landing (Score 0) 379

by Methos137 (#37869584) Attached to: FAA Goes To the Web To Fight Laser-Pointing
Quit your bitching. You get paid enough to do it. If you don't like it quit. There's more than enough they could do to fix your windshields if they wanted to, face it, you're not worth the money to invest in for a few annoyances a year to your own employers. It's the airlines faults for building runways and airports in the middle of population zones in the first damn place. As annoying as it is to get temporarily blinded, its just as annoying to all the people you're flying over to constantly hear the planes coming overhead.

Comment: I heard.... (Score 1) 89

by Methos137 (#37864802) Attached to: China Detains Internet Users For Spreading Rumors
I heard a rumor that there really isn't any internet traffic out of china, that all they really have is government teams of people posting stuff out for them to make us think they're actually connected. Instead all the people are actually surgically connected into the world's most powerful HUMANCENTiPAD.

Comment: You can't... (Score 1) 624

by Methos137 (#37615034) Attached to: NY Senators Want To Make Free Speech A Privilege
When will these morons figure out you can't legislate out bullying. There's only one solution to bullying and that is standing up for ones self in some way. Making a law for every little thing doesn't solve anything. One would think they would have learned that with everything from speed limits and graffiti to prohibition and the war on drugs. Then again, this is NY senators who thing that simply having more gun laws will stop gun crime, and we see how well that has worked out for them as well.

Comment: Re:Oath (Score 5, Insightful) 307

by Methos137 (#36773920) Attached to: Wired Releases Full Manning/Lamo Chat Logs
Then I ask what the UCMJ says about when the Constitution is at odds with the current PotUS or the Order of the Officers above him? Or in any combination? At what point does the soldiers responsibility become to defend the Constitution of the United States against *all* enemies, foreign and domestic, even if those enemies are the President and the appointed officers?
Robotics

Smart Robot Capable of Hunting For Its Own "Food" 191

Posted by Soulskill
from the note-to-robots-i-am-not-food dept.
coondoggie writes "Ok, maybe this is getting a little too close to bringing Terminator-like robots to life. For starters, eco-friendly engine builder Cyclone Power this week inked a contract from Robotic Technologies, Inc. (RTI) to develop what it calls a beta biomass engine system that will be the heart of RTI's Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR). The purpose of EATR is to develop and demonstrate an autonomous robotic platform able to perform long-range, long-endurance missions without the need for manual or conventional re-fueling — in other words it needs to 'eat.' According to researchers, the EATR system gets its energy by foraging, or what the firms describe as 'engaging in biologically-inspired, organism-like, energy-harvesting behavior which is the equivalent of eating. It can find, ingest, and extract energy from biomass in the environment as well as use conventional and alternative fuels (such as gasoline, heavy fuel, kerosene, diesel, propane, coal, cooking oil, and solar) when suitable.'" We can only hope they don't team up with the Multi-Robot Pursuit System project to "search for and detect a non-cooperative human."

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