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Comment: Poor pathetic losers don't realize the basics (Score 0) 81

Just because you spent hundreds of billions on rickety architecture doesn't mean we have to use it. To paraphrase Richard Nixon - "My DNS server entries mean whatever I choose them to mean" in fact, the whole .gov and .mil arena can be routed to in minutes and there is nothing you can do to stop it.
In other words, the internet exists by the consent of the governed. It's our internet, and we'll do as we please.

Comment: Re:Incident Response Plan (Score -1) 124

by NemoinSpace (#48799177) Attached to: Do We Need Regular IT Security Fire Drills?
A good disaster recovery plan gives executives something to discuss with the managers while the techs execute the drill. Of course the nonsense mentioned in the summary was written by an exec.
Write yours first and you will avoid a lot of pain. Seriously, doesn't everyone have contingency plans?

Comment: Re:No we shouldnt (Score -1) 287

by NemoinSpace (#48749347) Attached to: Should We Be Content With Our Paltry Space Program?
It's not your fault, the insinuations of my statement cover philosophy where even I fear to tread. So no, I don't intend to punish anyone. Rather, I simply can't stomach a plus 5 insightful mod from a stooge whose knowledge of the subject matter stopped accumulating at the age of 14. Of course the consensus of the Slashmob results in -1 for me -fuckem.
Perhaps for my next rant we can debate why even the Catholic church no longer murders heretics, while many governments of the world kill regularly despite their holy documents holding the right to life inalienable. Besides, it's clear to me the parent doesn't mean to TAX the church, He means simply to seize its accumulated wealth which was acquired by the consent of its governed.
Finally, I had asked people to compare the young earthers to welfare hood rats. As you can see the responders knee jerked response was predictable, leading me to believe that if you know a lot of stupid people, perhaps there is a reason for that as well.

Comment: GFlops/gm. not a common benchmark yet. (Score -1) 56

by NemoinSpace (#48596511) Attached to: Raspberry Pi In Space
You would think that somebody at NASA would have pointed out the abject stupidity of lifting something as useless as a rasberry pi out of earths gravity well.
Attention fanbois, we won't get to mars by talking about it. I thought engineers were trained at least to be aware of cost efficiency...
Mods, here's another chance to penalize inside the box thinking.

Comment: Re:Good/BAd news for science. (Score -1) 90

by NemoinSpace (#48555371) Attached to: Berkeley Lab Builds World Record Tabletop-Size Particle Accelerator

"Small changes in the setup give you big perturbations," said Eric Esarey,..."

The secret is to design the experiment so you extrapolate energy levels to 6 orders of magnitude beyond what you can measure. Then the math guys do the rest.
It's really a lot less work than those idiots at CERN do, in fact, this method produces MiniVans per researcher much quicker.

+ - Ralph H. Baer, a father of video gaming, dies at 92-> 1

Submitted by SternisheFan
SternisheFan (2529412) writes "At the dawn of the television age in 1951, a young engineer named Ralph Baer approached executives at an electronics firm and suggested the radical idea of offering games on the bulky TV boxes.

“And of course,” he said, “I got the regular reaction: ‘Who needs this?’ And nothing happened.”

It took another 15 years before Mr. Baer, who died Dec. 6 at 92, developed a prototype that would make him the widely acknowledged father of video games. His design helped lay the groundwork for an industry that transformed the role of the television set and generated tens of billions of dollars last year.

Mr. Baer “saw that there was this interesting device sitting in millions of American homes — but it was a one-way instrument,” said Arthur P. Molella, director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. “He said, ‘Maybe there’s some way we can interact with this thing.’”"

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Comment: Better you follow your chosen career. - Congress. (Score -1) 720

by NemoinSpace (#48543305) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can a Felon Work In IT?
Don't take this as being judgmental, it's more like survival instincts. Evolution, if you like. The fact that you show regret over past acts means you are well on the way to redemption. But the IT world is already overflowing with closet oddball, dysfunctional, sociopaths. Society puts people in jail and rubber stamps them as felons for the sake of expediency. We don't do it to punish, nor to rehabilitate. We safely tuck you out of the way and ignore you. Like the abortionist that only considers the ramifications of their actions after the fact, you still have trouble wrapping your mind around why the church might deny you communion.
The 47% Romney spoke of understand this and don't even bother to vote their representatives into their insane asylum offices.
I think you have a real shot. Oh, I mean if you LIE on your job app. Even if you eventually get caught lying, just shrug your shoulders and tell them "Of course I lied - I'M a FELON!!!"
It works for Clinton (D) or North (R). The truth is Americans LIKE our felons, and their is no limit to what you might aspire to.

Programmers used to batch environments may find it hard to live without giant listings; we would find it hard to use them. -- D.M. Ritchie