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Comment: Re:I like this guy but... (Score 1) 438

by MrTester (#49585019) Attached to: Rand Paul Moves To Block New "Net Neutrality" Rules
While I don't disagree, Im waiting for people to realize that this doesn't HAVE to be true.
Right now we live in a world where the internet sometimes sees something go "viral." Its just possible that one of these days a video will go viral around election time with someone with NO money getting on the stump and telling people why they should vote for him/her as a write in candidate.
That is the path to breaking the money cycle in american politics.
But it only works as long as we have a free internet. I sure hope the rich never think about this and start trying to monetize and divide the internet to secure their power....

Comment: Re:Good (Score 4, Funny) 118

by MrTester (#49495959) Attached to: Exploit For Crashing Minecraft Servers Made Public
YOU don't like Minecraft?
Why didn't anyone tell me!??!?!?!
Now that I know that YOU don't like it I will stop playing it and make my kids stop playing it!
I had NO idea it had been judged unworthy by YOU.
I am so sorry. Obviously NO ONE should play a game YOU don't like.

Clearly we both need to be back on our meds.

Comment: Re:wildfires? (Score 1) 304

by MrTester (#49432685) Attached to: Obama Says Climate Change Is Harming Americans' Health
You are thinking only of where wildfires are a routine part of the existing ecosystem.
Global Warming will expand the regions where wild fires are a threat. And when it does, it means its expanding into areas with lots of unburned undergrowth.
Somewhere there is a bit of jungle or rainforest that is drying out and when that gets lit it will be an impressive burn.

I live in Iowa. We have dry periods where we limit burning, but we never have massive wildfires burning out residential areas. But that could change.
And now imagine the fallout of massive wildfires ravaging crops in the midwest.

So yes it could cause wildfires (where they havent been an issue), increase the wildfire pollution in the air and threaten people by "mechanisms spawned by wildfires".

Comment: Re:It was inevitible (Score 1) 303

by MrTester (#49397419) Attached to: Microsoft Engineer: Open Source Windows Is 'Definitely Possible'
What Ive been hoping for is that they would actually go the other way...

For the past 20 years they have been selling "upgrades" to the interface and oh-by-the-way here are some changes to the OS.
If they unlinked the two they could license the OS, an interface API and a bare bones default Windows interface.

There was a time when the idea of Apple using the same Intel processors as most PCs would have been inconceivable. Its not that far of a stretch to think that Apple would have gone a step further and used a Microsoft OS to drive their Mac interface.

Microsoft could have continued far longer as the dominant OS even if Windows was the minority interface.

Comment: Re:"Conservatives" hating neutrality baffles me (Score 1) 550

Exactly this.
People rail against the governments inability to manage anything without becoming a source of huge waste and corruption.
What they dont seem to understand is that it has nothing to do with the nature of government. It has to do with people taking advantage of the slack and loopholes in ANY large organization whether you are a government or corporation.

Comment: Re:Here's hoping they bought it to close it down. (Score 1) 208

by MrTester (#49172943) Attached to: What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?
I tend not to be insulting when I post, but Ill make an exception here.
Your an idiot.

Tearing their imaginations from them? I have 2 daughters that LOVE minecraft because they love building houses and castles and populating them with all sorts of creatures. They do this collaboratively with friends, some of whom are in different states. It allows infinitely more collaborative creativity than just about anything else I have seen on the internet.

Minecraft is nothing more and nothing less than the electronic generations Legos.

In case I wasn't clear the first time, let me say it again...
Your an idiot.

Comment: Re:Be Gentle With Him (Score 1) 452

by MrTester (#48462803) Attached to: The Schizophrenic Programmer Who Built an OS To Talk To God
I am not religious myself, but I really wish people would get off the blame-religion bandwagon.

Every form of organizing people has been at the root of man killing each other for thousands of years now. Yes, religion is one. But so is race, ideology, nationality, you name it.
At the end of the day they allow a bunch of individuals to get together and say "I can improve my life or my family's life by killing some people and taking their stuff" but have a clear conscience because its for "the greater good".

Excuses. Nothing more.

Comment: Re:This is a good reminder for all technocrats (Score 1) 222

by MrTester (#48427111) Attached to: Lessons Learned From Google's Green Energy Bust
And sometimes you need a someone who doesn't have all the baggage and assumptions to jump into things and attack a problem from a different perspective ala SpaceX.

Its true that "solutions dont suddenly appear just when they are needed", but your not going to find them if you dont look. And sometimes all the assumptions that the "established" research communities make hide the answer from them. Especially when much of the research is funded by groups with a conflict of interest.

Its no magic wand, but I, for one, appreciate it when someone new tackles a major issue.
Even if they fail, at least they tried.

Comment: Power Waste (Score 1) 61

by MrTester (#48241723) Attached to: Haier Plans To Embed Area Wireless Chargers In Home Appliances
Everyone is assuming that these things will just sit there spewing out power 24/7, but I have to believe that we can figure out some sort of handshake so that these are only throwing out power when there is a valid device within range.
It doesn't say anything about that in the article, which seems odd, but I think we are only talking about the power loss from inefficient transfer (which is not insignificant), not continuous output.

Can anyone confirm?

Disobedience: The silver lining to the cloud of servitude. -- Ambrose Bierce