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Comment: It makes sense. (Score 1) 211 211

No, hear me out... When negotiating, it makes sense to demand the moon in your first round. If you get it, great, if you don't, you can scrap the unrealistic clauses and be seen as attempting to be reasonable. I don't agree with it (I think this copyright bill is complete BS), but I suspect that's what's happening here.

Comment: Re:wow (Score 1) 223 223

by Mydnight (#35203712) Attached to: Cancer Resembles Life 1 Billion Years Ago
How about this: You get sedated during the "conciousness" transfer (no experiences). When the transfer is complete, the meatspace body is killed, still unconcious, and the robot body/brain is brought online. How is this different from undergoing any sort of surgery that calls for general anesthesia?

Comment: Re:Shame the ground game sucks. (Score 1) 62 62

by Mydnight (#32915512) Attached to: 'Weekly Episodes' Coming To <em>Star Trek Online</em>
I agree, but for a different reason -- I literally can't play the ground game when there are more than about 5 people around (It takes me about 45 minutes just to switch ships at spacedock)!. I mean seriously, Cryptic, is it that much harder to render 5 or 6 people walking around than it is to render massive spacefights flawlessly? Even twenty-man fleet actions seem to work fairly good.

Comment: Re:It's One of Those Days (Score 3, Funny) 154 154

by Mydnight (#32529064) Attached to: FTC Bombs Massive Robocall Operation
Even better solution -- a guy on one of the forums I frequent had a collection agency that kept on harassing him because of someone else who previously had that number. He also had a home asterisk setup. He routed the collection agency's number back to their own front desk, and recorded the calls -- apparently there was about a week of the secretary and the collections agent swearing at each other several times a day, and then they mysteriously stopped calling...

Comment: Reverse VNC (Score 1) 454 454

by Mydnight (#30197112) Attached to: Simple, Free Web Remote PC Control?
Try setting up a reverse VNC connection. We use a custom VNC server at work (made from examples in the source code), so that all a client has to do is run one file and type in a computer name. Since the connection is originated from within the firewall, in most situations it doesn't cause any problems. This is the way to go -- secure, quicker than LogMeIn, and since about 2/3 of our clients aren't QUITE sure that this new-fangled intertube thingy isn't a plot by the "man", it works out quite well.

Comment: Little Brother (Score 1) 1021 1021

by Mydnight (#29661425) Attached to: What Belongs In a High School Sci-Fi/Fantasy Lit Class?
DEFINITELY include Little Brother -- Even though it's aimed at young adults (16-17 years old), it can keep the attention of any reading level. Every time I read that book, I end up staying awake half the night, and every time I read the book I come away with some other project I want to try ;)

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