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Comment Re:I've had this as a plug-in. (Score 1) 146

You are watching a porn site when you decide that you have to get ready for your hot date. Since nothing is going on you just turn your monitor off and forget about it. You convince your date to sleep with you so you get naked and watch as your date does the same. Except an ad for viagra starts paying on your computer. You get up and turn the monitor on and now your date sees what you have been watching. She turns to you and says "I am not enough porn for you. Forget it. I am leaving". Your evening is ruined except for the fact that it was just a dream and the ad has awaken you from your wet dream.

Comment Re: Flying Car (Score 1) 158

According to the article
The benefits extend far beyond convenience and avoiding traffic jams. The opportunity to not just reduce, but eliminate, car accidents will translate to saving more than one million lives every year in the U.S. alone. This means saving $300 billion in economic costs due to car crashes, and reducing annual CO2 emissions by as much as 300 million tons, just in U.S.
According to the CDC there are about 2.5 million deaths each year and about 130,000 accidental deaths each year. So I very much doubt the 1 million figure. The 300 billion dollars saved is about a thousand per person so that would have a significant effect on our wealth.
But with a million less funerals each year, it would definitely effect the funeral homes bottom line. It would also mean a lot less cars being destroyed each year so it would mean a lot less would have to be made each year. Every dollar saved is a dollar less for paying other people's wages. Maybe we will spend some of the savings by travelling more since it will be safer.

Comment Re:Slashdotter Template (Score 1) 193

Its been almost a month now since I got 10 on this 8 computer. I have a 7 computer and it would not even attempt to get 10 until a couple of days ago. It still fails on every attempt to download 10. I have a vista computer and I am grateful that they will not allow me to upgrade it to 10. I used to use real player to download video off the internet. Ever since I installed 10, I get the message that there is no video on this page even though I am watching it play. My internet speed is suppose to be around 30 megabits per second but it is not fast enough to get me a good quality experience when watching a lot of video. Even cnn video is not good enough for me as it is jerky a lot of the time. So I like to download some video and play them on my television set. It works a lot better there. My vista computer still works with real player. I would think that if someone provides free video they would appreciate when someone downloads that video rather than making them download the video multiple times.

Comment Re:"Heat death"? (Score 1) 199

If the universe eventually dies than it implies that there was a beginning too. This would imply that there is something special about the few trillions of years between the beginning and end. If the universe and time are both infinite than I doubt that there is anything special about the few trillions of years this universe is in existence. If the universe dies than it should have died an infinite numbers of times before now. Our memory of any existence before now is lost at the time of death and rebirth. I see no other explanation for our existence.

Comment Re:It'll never happen (Score 1) 280

1. They will know who used it last so if it is not right just take a picture and send it to the authorities.
2. The people will either pay a huge fine or never able to use a car again.
3. The car would probably do this as a precaution. It would take a picture of the inside and outside before and after each trip.
4, If the car is attacked by an outside force of people than the occupant would call and report it to the police.

Comment Re:I'll tell you how- they're turning the internet (Score 3, Interesting) 194

How about the young people in this country? They are struggling now. With every recession they are being laid off and than they have to start all over again. That means they get the lowest pay, least amount of vacation and other benefits. But hell lets throw another bill at them. Democracy will not suffer when we demand that people pay to be informed. When I was a child I could look at the nightly news at 6. Rabbit ears would get me at least 4 channels. Now I would have to spend at least a thousand dollars to have a tower build for an antenna to receive those channels. The nearest broadcasting station is around 70 miles away. I believe that digital tv is uhf and that does not travel as far. I guess the young can rely on billboards to even know who running for president let alone what their policies are.

Comment Re:Not the best title (Score 1) 72

Why is is that after more than fifty years of progress, the United States is taking more time to put humans into orbit than it took to go to the moon? I would think that our ability to put humans in the ISS would be a far greater priority than saving the first stage of an unmanned launch.

Comment Re:We're in it together (Score 1) 367

I think in the near future we will all live underground. Our homes will last for centuries and will be a lot more energy efficient. They will be self cleaning and have virtually no maintenance. All transportation will be automated from door to door. There will be no commercial district as most products will be delivered from the factory. All those jobs will just disappear. Tourism will also disappear as virtual reality will be far more interesting and easier to accomplish.
We will live in homes that are extremely comfortable all the time. We will be safe from insects, sunburn, bad weather, and even other people. For most people there will be no incentive to leave their homes. Conversation will be with computers. Drugs that make us feel far better than sex and a lot safer will be invented. Most people will have almost no interest in any other human as all their needs and desires will be met by machines. A lot of countries do not reproduce enough to replace its present population. The United States would not increase its population if it were not for immigrants. I believe that in the year 2100 the world's population will be closer to what is was in the 1900's than what it is today.

Comment Re:Markets, not people (Score 1) 615

In 1980 I was working for a computer manufacture. I was selling hard drives for a thousand dollars a megabyte. Those hard drives are worthless today, even if they worked. I think that even hard drives of today will be worthless for the average person since we will replace them with ssd and the cloud. The point is what people value today will become trash in just a short time even if they still work perfectly. Self driving automobiles will make ownership of automobile outdated. Robots will probably build houses underground. The houses will be cheap to make and will last through even the most severe weather since they will be underground. I see people living in mostly free housing and transportation. The problems will not be poverty but will be that a lot of people will not know what to do most of their time. People with a lot of spare time usually just get in trouble.

Comment Re:Never (Score 1) 181

i want a vehicle that when I started it, it will communicate with a cell tower along with every other vehicle in that area. I want a computer in that tower to know where every vehicle is and controls the speed at which that vehicle is travelling. By controlling the speed of all the vehicles it should be able to prevent almost all accidents. I can see freeways where every vehicle is travelling at the same speed. No need to worry about blind zones since no one will ever pass anyone. Everyone would still have to drive their own vehicle but for most trips one would not have to use either the acceleration pedal or the brake until the very end when one is looking for a parking place. There should be a monitor in every vehicle that would have a map of the area and display all the vehicle in that area. If for instance a snow storm or fog blinds everyone, the computer would tell all the vehicle to slow down at the same time thus avoiding collisions. It should not be much of a problem to ensure that everyone is obeying all traffic laws.

Comment Re:What an Embarrassingly Vapid Article (Score 1) 477

Your changes are minor compared to what I see.
First most shopping will be done on the internet and the products will be delivered. This will result in a huge reduction in the need for commercial property. Think about it. Just the fact that a parking lot will not be needed will reduce the need by over half and then the store will be able to use all of its space efficiently(shelves from the floor to a 20 foot ceiling since robot will stock and remove items from them).
Second meals will be cheaper than buying food and cooking them so they too will be delivered.
Third most homes will therefore not have a kitchen or a garage. This will result in a reduction in residential property.
Fourth Parking an autonomous vehicle will be considered a waste of that vehicle as it will probably have a waiting list of people to transport to their needed destinations.
Fifth Close to 30,000 Americans will not lose their lives every year do to accidents.
Sixth. There will be a reduction in traffic since one delivering truck will replace hundreds of individual vehicles.

Comment Re: Welcome. (Score 1) 391

Two super intelligent beings are talking.
First one. I am smarter than you.
Second one. No! I am smarter than you.
First one. Well I can create a being with half my intelligence and it still would be smarter than you.
Second one. Well I can create a being with a third of my intelligence and it still would be smarter than you.
Several seconds later.
First one. I can create a being with intelligence one billionth of mine and it still would be more intelligent than you.
Second one. Okay go ahead.
First one . Okay that planet over there looks good. I will create a being on it and we will revisit it after a million of it revolutions around its sun to see how intelligent it is.

Comment Re:Sound like... (Score 1) 80

The whole bloody point of the show was showing the caring relationship between the midwifes and their patients. It showed women helping each other and their patients. The odds that their would be 4 beautiful young midwifes is less than the odds that they would find 4 non-smoking midwifes. How could the smoking midwife maintain her clothes and buy her makeup and still have money for cigarettes? The smoking doctor had a son who would have been my age at that time. Did they show that boy waking up in the middle of the night because his father was coughing uncontrollably? No! it did not. I know I did and I experienced the fear that it gave me. The midwifes lived together in very modest home. It would have taken just one time where the smoking midwife fell asleep with a lit cigarette to burn that home down. It happened and is still happening today. They chose to show smoking but they also chose not to show any of the negative effects of smoking. It could have shown the smoking midwife at a store choosing to buy cigarettes instead of buying makeup, clothes, or even a birthday present for a fellow midwife or even a member of her family. If they chose to show accuracy, people would have not watched it. The question is whether more people would have watched the program if they left out the smoking than watched it because of the smoking. I think people watched the program to see the midwifes dedication to their patients and to each other and not because one of the midwives and the doctor smoked. I know I did.

Comment Re:Sound like... (Score -1, Redundant) 80

I watched a series on Netflix from the BBC called "Call the Midwife". It was a story about midwifes in the late fifties. One of the midwifes was a chain smoker and even smoked around children. I find it hard to watch a program where it shows people smoking as it does not in my opinion add anything to the story. It just shows their almost total disregard of their advertising of cigarettes. It is also a sell out to the smoking industry.

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