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Comment: No it does not (Score 1) 353

by aepervius (#49620427) Attached to: No, NASA Did Not Accidentally Invent Warp Drive
It only shows that the protocol used showed some sort of effect. The effect could be an systemic error in the protocol, i.e. local de-gasing temperature differential for example improperly taken into account. Difficult to know at the moment. In fact they seem to state now that the thrust is proportional to the phase change, and not to the intensity to add to the weirdness. Once the protocol are clarified and paper starts to be published for others to reproduce, then we can start to speak. until then it is an interesting point , but that's it. There is no "proof" and people claim to reproduce stuff which turned later incorrect some time.

Comment: Crafted by consumers (Score 2) 192

by aepervius (#49575063) Attached to: Massachusetts Governor Introduces Bill To Regulate Uber, Lyft
Crafted by consumers which do not want to be caught in a rideshare uninsured in an accident, or want to get late at night in a rideshare with a known rapist ? The amount of the insurance is really up to discussion. The presence of all mentionned items (insurance+markers+background check) are on the other hand good for consumers.

Comment: No it depend on the NETWORK (Score 1) 86

If wheeler was not using his network or had a poor network, then the revolving door argument is thin or non existant. But on the other hand with highly networked guy ? Sure. That is a concern. People going from private to government is not a problem, heck in a way one of my sister did it. No, the problem is : do you have a big network and does this network influence your job.

Comment: Counter example (Score 2) 302

When there is no commercial interest, works get lost to the sand of times, far ,far quicker than when in public domain. Very recent example : a lot of commercial software or games are getting "legally" lost because nobody can copy them freely and maybe change them hack them to run in a VM. Film get lost , more recent film, because nobody care to copy them and distribute them commercially, and you cannot legally distribute them. Same with music or books.

If copyright is held by cvompany : when they lose interrest but still protect copyright mercilessly, then works get lost and forgotten. When work is in the public domain, at least those possessing a copy can TRY to take care of maintaining them. In commercial hand the public hand are tied.

Comment: That is not the correct statement (Score 1) 198

by aepervius (#49534797) Attached to: House Bill Slashes Research Critical To Cybersecurity
The correct statement is : were other area increased , like military ? If yes, what is the justification to increase military expenditure at the expanse of science, when really the budget already is so humongus that other country in the world match it by an order of magnitude, and you really have no threat from your nearest neighbors (Mexico, Canada do not have a comparable budget by any order of magnitude, and your east/west neighbors are fishes).

I hold that the military US budget could be made to be constant or lowered. Science should on the other hand not.

Comment: You are preaching to the choir (Score 1) 341

by aepervius (#49523671) Attached to: Study Confirms No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism
The problem were not the people which trusted medical research to begin with. the problem was always the mccarthy of the world which distrust "big pharma" and their "research" and all of them, those anti vaxxer "know" that MMR vaccine make their kids have autism and they have even anecdote to boot.

Good luck convincing the faithful. Some rare one may be, but if it was that easy, there would be no major religion by now.

Comment: There is no microphone in an airplane (Score 2) 113

No seriously, the radio is not connected to the computer system, the comptuer system is extremely conservative by many standard and is not connected to the in flight wifi. You cannot have an air-gap attack without a microphone or similar device.

The gao report is a complete nonsense and was laughed out by all technical people involved in the computer system of airplane or in flight entertainment.
"So, Mr cyber Expert and Pilot, other than saying "nuh uh", do you have anything to suggest there is no chance of this?"
  Aside complete network separation and absence of microphone ? Really guys sometimes there is absolutely NOTHING about threat reports.

Comment: It is even worst (Score 0) 291

"smoke weed" => "ban it ! People should not be able to chose ! government may reduce personal liberties !"
"get a shop to bake you a gay mariage cake" => "you may not impose those poor sales peopel to sell stuff ! Religious rights ! Right to discriminate ! Eleventy !"

This is in a nutshell the big hyprocrisy. they are for the rights and freedoms that conservative likes, but those right and freedom they do not likes, suddenly are to be made illegal.

The funny things is that there is more religious interdiction that conservative breaks, which are cited far more than homosexuality, but conservative ignore them, because they would look stupid upholding them (think not eating shellfish or mixing cloth of different fiber, working on saturday/sunday or paying 30 shekels in silver and forcing a woman to marry her rapist). On the other hand homosexuality which is barely mentionned suddenly is a religious freedom issue. The sad reality is that it is not a religious aversion, it is a disgust they feel at homosexuality and they try to make up any excuse to impose their own disgust over the population". Well anyway I can't wait for this generation to "pass away". In 20 years all republican of today and tea party guys of today will be seen the same way as those who were for racial separation back in the 50ies / 60ies : they will be seen as incredible biggoted fucktard.

If I have not seen so far it is because I stood in giant's footsteps.