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Comment: Fuck yeah, moonbase! (Score 1) 81

by SpaceManFlip (#48719217) Attached to: Private Russian Company Proposes Lunar Base
Why do we not have a moonbase yet, I want to know? I mean the Earth collectively.

Robert Heinlein provided much of the philosophical legwork for how to make it work: Don't worry about building large reinforced airtight structures above ground, but instead bore into the ground and/or use caves that can be sealed up and fortified.

i.e., live IN the moon not ON the moon

So first you send up rockets with tunnel-boring moon machines, then you build hatches over the holes, then you seal up the leaks in the tunnels, then you build whatever you want inside there, with a pressurized atmosphere.

Comment: The Internet is Terrorist (Score 1) 78

by SpaceManFlip (#48708509) Attached to: India Blocks Code Sharing Websites On Anti-Terror Advisory
The Internet allows anyone to take secret code and use the Terrorist Copy technique to Terror-Paste the secret death code into REAL TIME PUBLISHING ACROSS THE GLOBE

This is how they obtain the means to kill freedom

Through their unfettered access to text-sharing. This Internets must be stopped.

Comment: Radar Cancer (Score 1) 139

by SpaceManFlip (#48706483) Attached to: Doppler Radar Used By Police To Determine Home Occupancy
Working in a field where lots of microwave and other RF radiation are involved, I've had some RF Safety seminars that were enlightening.

Essentially, it's all about the power and proximity that determines the danger. First level of danger is being blinded or having your testicles ruined with non-ionizing radiation. Microwaves can blind you, so I assume radar can also since it's in some of the same RF bands. It's all about power and proximity, again.

The human eyeball has the right size and structure to be resonant with a number of RF frequencies, which leads to the blinding danger I mentioned. Similar size and relative shape of the testicles makes them similarly vulnerable. These parts are endangered first by the molecular-vibration increase that can lead to burns, but blindness and sterility can occur sooner than the pain of burning can be felt.

First thing to do is never stand close in front of a microwave transmitter dish, or a radar gun. They are definitely dangerous.

As for the danger of cancer from those varied non-ionizing radiation sources, it's not certain, but I won't be taking any chances knowing the other proven effects.

Comment: No use for a tablet (Score 1) 328

by SpaceManFlip (#48697025) Attached to: Is the Tablet Market In Outright Collapse? Data Suggests Yes
I just don't want a tablet. I like my laptop just fine, and I can carry it almost anywhere a tablet would go.

I have a 4" screen Android phone, for anything I need to do mobile-wise when I don't carry/have the laptop.

Relative actually gave me a little 7" Android tablet, and I installed a couple of games on it and played a few minutes. Used it about 3-4 times over a year and haven't looked at it in months even.

Comment: 6TB on one drive is bad (Score 1) 190

The concept of storing 6TB on one hard drive just scares me after replacing so many dead drives. Hard drives go bad more often than any other part in general purpose computers.

Would much rather have RAID6 of 5 2TB drives. Basically would rather have the most drives in the biggest RAID that would allow the lowest price per gigabyte...

Comment: Re:DMT Machine Elves (Score 1) 391

Check out this guy's description, from a comment on that link I put above:

Begin Quote: full detailed description of a machine elf met them in the astral plane location messier 82 language sort of like computers but untranslatable to ours. the best thing it translates to is images can learn any languages however and in seconds 360 degree vision in all wavelengths of EM spectrum. made up of tiny nanites. the elf itself is merely only a puppet controlled by a tower that creates them and contains the main entity and if an elf is destroyed physically it really isnt destroyed. if you meet the elf physically its hard to destroy because it regenerates damaged nanites when it has the required amount of energy. it gets it from surroundings can use any form if its enough to supply ex sunlight if it has no available sources it will use its internal source. the "eyes" are tentacle shaped and look more like whiskers. but being shape shifters they can form normal looking eyes but the form i saw them in had sensory tentacles can form its body into any shape. 1000X scarier than the terminator yet is mostly a neutral entity that doesnt have the need to destroy. they travel thru space via astral plane and can go to a location where a tower is made only when a physical copy arrived to build it. thankfully these things live 12 million lightyears away or were fked. either this is all real or im a crazy motherfker with a fked up brain!! / Quote

Comment: Re:The measurements in question: (Score 3, Insightful) 142

I read the article to find those "5 Top SMART Stats" they refer to, but I'm replying here because it's the relevant place.

Those 5 SMART stats match up exactly with what I habitually look at on the job monitoring lots of RAID arrays' drives. Those are the stats that tell you if the drive is going bad most often in my experience.

Comment: Re:Cortana (Score 1) 387

Halo was originally developed on the Mac, then bought, then ported to console, then ported to PC, then ported to back to Mac. it started as a computer game, and the best graphics/playability are always on the computer (mac or pc) due to mouse aim precision, resolution, etc etc. Consoles are for children.

Comment: Cortana (Score 4, Interesting) 387

Cortana was Master Chief's AI companion (the big space marine carrier's AI computer) in the original Halo game. I still hate that Microsoft bought Bungie, and now they're going to milk the shit out of that IP by naming the rip-off of Siri Cortana. I grew up playing the Marathon series on Mac, and when I first played Halo I saw that all the same stuff was there, just fleshed out into awesome 3D so I was like "yay Bungie" and then Microshit shit all over Halo 2 with their Vista "DirectX 10 required" lies etc. Halo 2 worked well on XP with the Vista checks removed. /ramble

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