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Comment: Please explain (Score 1) 566

by Tablizer (#48626827) Attached to: Reaction To the Sony Hack Is 'Beyond the Realm of Stupid'

"the ability to steal gossipy emails from a not-so-great protected computer network [at Sony] is not the same thing as being able to carry out physical, 9/11-style attacks in 18,000 locations simultaneously.

So compromising a not-so-great protected computer network is not the same as compromising a not-so-great protected computer network?

Comment: Re:The issue was raised before. (Score 1) 653

by Tablizer (#48617871) Attached to: Economists Say Newest AI Technology Destroys More Jobs Than It Creates

information revolution is a disappointment. Jobs get slashed, but there is no increase in the creation of actual wealth or value.

There has been an increase in wealth, but most of it has gone to the top 1%. Trickle-down is not simply not working anymore. Sorry, Republicans, but you have it all wrong. You are applying 1960 economics to the wrong era. Tax the wealthy to fix our rotting infrastructure; then we'll have jobs, consumers, and working roads and pipes.

Comment: Thanksgiving? Too much of a coincidence (Score 1) 67

by Tablizer (#48613173) Attached to: Curiosity Detects Mysterious Methane Spikes On Mars

Then, on the day after Thanksgiving in 2013, methane readings shot up in Gale Crater and stayed high while Curiosity made three more measurements over the next 60 days.

Right after Thanksgiving? I suspect they did it Gilligan's Island-style and the probe really landed on Earth, in middle America.

Comment: Asstronomy (Score 0) 66

by Tablizer (#48586943) Attached to: Possible Dark Matter Signal Spotted

Astronomer A: "Do you see anything in the telescope eyepiece?"

Astronomer B: "Nope. Nothing."

Astronomer A: "Yaaay! That means WE discovered Dark Matter!"

Astronomer B: "So, do we get a Nobel?"

Astronomer A: "It already came. Didn't you see it?"

Astronomer B: "Nope."

Astronomer A: "That's because it arrived in a Dark Box."

I have never seen anything fill up a vacuum so fast and still suck. -- Rob Pike, on X.