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Comment: A plot to ruin Wikileaks? (Score 0) 143

by MindPrison (#49492971) Attached to: Wikileaks Publishes Hacked Sony Emails, Documents
I was sifting trough all of your comments in here, and not ONE of them even considers that this could be a plot to completely destroy wikileaks.

Remember when wikileaks where all about exposing corruption within government, military, dangerous religious money cults? This whole thing smells like a setup to me.

Comment: LED Clothes are fun! (Score 1) 44

by MindPrison (#49402183) Attached to: New Yarn Conducts Electricity
Yes they are. I remember having this idea when I worked for a Fashion Designer School back in my youth. I was an avid electronics hobbyist and already thought of sewing electronics into garment back then. You could make scrolling text, spectacular graphical displays, especially easy today with all the Arduino/AVR microcontrollers cheaply available just about anywhere.

Other ideas, the Customs officers could have metal detection technology built right into their garment/gloves etc. Other detectors too, the uses are unlimited.

Comment: A boss that actually cares! (Score 3, Insightful) 261

...Even if he just has to pretend that he/she cares, I'd take that in a heartbeat any day. For example, I have worked many places, and one of the best places I've ever worked...was at Lego in Denmark (Their graphics department), the boss in there constantly wanted to know how I was, if I needed a break, if he could bring me some coffee or anything, and he didn't give up before I actually gave him a proper answer. My colleagues where playful and we often fooled around during the day, not wasting work at all...because of this we usually worked 3 times as fast because we felt so free that the work became inspiring to do. That's how I want my workplace to be. Makes me want to come in to work every morning, can't wait to do my job. Sadly, not a single workplace I've ever been to after that...has even come close to that work environment.

Comment: Space Animals (Score 1) 300

by MindPrison (#48753021) Attached to: The Search For Starivores, Intelligent Life That Could Eat the Sun
There's no reason (such as I see it) that animals wouldn't exist in outer space, or near various atmospheres. We just don't know them yet, because they could probably not survive our conditions.

Have any of you guys seen that footage that Nasa officially released of all their satellite cams have picked up over the years? It was some 2 hour footage with lots of interesting stuff, you may want to look at that. PS. go to the source, don't look at the many fakes from unofficial sources found on youtube.

Comment: Don't you mean KGB? (Score -1) 83

by MindPrison (#48692003) Attached to: Russia Plans To Build World First DNA Databank of All Living Things
Researchers from Moscow State University plan to build a database that will house the DNA of every creature known to man.

University, yes...right...FROM...and now working for NS...I mean...KGB?
Let me rephrase that:

Researchers from KGB, Moscow plan to build a database that will house the DNA of every man known to all creatures.

Comment: Popular trife... (Score 4, Insightful) 194

by MindPrison (#48533343) Attached to: Trains May Soon Come Equipped With Debris-Zapping Lasers
"Trains May Soon Come Equipped With Debris-Zapping Lasers"

The lovely word "may" is such an abused word. There are MANY things that MAY come, on the other hand it MIGHT not as well. My money is on that it won't be here anytime soon. There are so many technical and impractical issues that arise, that this is nothing more than a "wow...lasers, we're so 1337" 21 century etc. Sure, it makes for a good read, and even better...the house-geek will have his say over the dinner table...say...did you know honey, they're putting lasers in front of the trains now to clear the tracks. OOOOh honey, that's just up your Dart Vader alley!

Guess what? I've been working with technology and prototyping for years, and it's a riot every time this actually surfaces as an article once in a blue moon, you can't just put high power lasers in front of trains, you'll have reflection issues, IR-radiation, people claiming blindness, and the kind of power you need to "zap" it clean is extreme, this isn't your average laser pointer that can be used to write your name into a cellphone or pop balloons, heck...even hefty industrial lasers used to cut metal are so focused and concentrated that if you wanted to use it to blast away debris...you'd need a HECK of a lot more space for it to be actually practical, not to mention the need for cooling.

Comment: Selective media censoring (Score 4, Insightful) 310

What are we going to censor today? Please make a selection:

1) Video games.
2) Movies.
3) Opinions.
4) Drawings.
5) Retro (back censoring things that aren't politically correct today).

So what will it be tomorrow? It's like we target popular items for "insert won't anyone think of the chil...feminists" reasons here. Any idiot out there with at least half a brain knows that violence in unacceptable whether it's children, females, shemales, hemales, dogs, cats, horses (insert your preference here). If you censor ONE thing in ONE media, you have to go for the other medias as well.

We're SO close to arresting people for thought crimes!

Comment: Ebola isn't the enemy... (Score 3, Interesting) 244

by MindPrison (#48471563) Attached to: Health Advisor: Ebola Still Spreading, Worst Outbreak We've Ever Seen
...it's people and their vast ignorance.

Around here people treat the news about Ebola like it's just another H1N1 outbreak and think nothing further of it. The schools are literally a walk-in petridish and the hygiene at the cafeterias are terrible, kids just dash in for seconds and dab their spoons gleefully into the pots and pans for more, and the next week - half of the kids and teachers are sick with the common flu. Imagine that scenario when we've got Ebola on the move.

We have lots of people who have families in Africa, they come over with their friends ALL the time, and they attend the same schools as the natives do, it's just a matter of time before this becomes a uncontrollable problem.

Proper hygiene needs to be taught, and before we know how to control this, we should limit the traveling from and to infected countries.

Personally I've stacked up like crazy, I've filled my house to the brim with food and stuff needed to cope with that time when the outbreak will be at its worst. Again - it's not Ebola I fear...I fear the people who will get desperate when they reap the fruit of their own ignorance.

Comment: Unnatural aspect ratio (Score 1) 330

by MindPrison (#48441189) Attached to: Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio
I don't see the purpose of this, they way our eyes are placed - we're supposed to look around ourselves (landscape aspect), this will only put more strain on the eyes as we'll have to look up and down constantly. I suppose it will have its own place in eg. the design industry where I certainly can see it as useful, but I can pretty much promise you that screen will never become adopted by the mainstream public.

In fact, I'm a bit surprised that Philips Ultra Wide monitors didn't catch on as they're even better for our eyes than the 16:9, I'm guessing it's the price tag that scares people away as usual, but for movies...the Ultra Wide is the best option since even today....the movies at the theatre are much wider and when you get it on a DVD or Blu-Ray/streaming etc... it's still 16:9 and thus have been cropped for our viewing pleasures, which is a pity...because you lose some of the original artwork in the movies.

Comment: All your data belongs to us! (Score 1) 334

by MindPrison (#48437781) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google
I'm going to put on my tinfoil hat here.

When the big boys don't get to play with the toys of the other big boys, then it's time for the boys to become men and show some muscles. This is all a dance, play with us (aka give us access to that wonderful database that knows everything about every individual out there) and we'll leave you alone.

Comment: The taxes are the biggest problem... (Score 3, Interesting) 516

by MindPrison (#48414869) Attached to: Rooftop Solar Could Reach Price Parity In the US By 2016
...at least in Scandinavia.

I often drool over the prices in China, cheap CHEAP and functional solar panels I could have gotten for pittens. But the taxes are so high that it evens out the score. Which is kind of strange since the government is subsidizing solar power anyway, but it's all lost on the import tax alone.

Comment: They lost me at 99... (Score 1) 473

by MindPrison (#48410203) Attached to: Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player
...pounds for the full game with updates.

I loved the Elite Frontier game, I spent SO many hours of my youth on chasing pirates, mail service for the military, mining asteroids, smuggling goods, trading and looking for interesting ads at their version of the "internet", that game was SO ahead of its time.

But I refuse to pay 99 pounds for ANY game, even if it's the super-duper-full-updates-for-life-mega-peta-giga-edition of the century. Glad I didn't plunge into the investment. Dodged a bullet there...

Comment: Re:Note to self...moving to UK, cancelled. (Score 1) 316

You're doing it wrong. It's called amnesty now. All you have to do is pledge to vote Democrat, and Obama will send a plane to pick you up.

LOL, I bet. Every time I visit the U.S. though, my friends over there tell me to move to Mexico and come in that way. ;)

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