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Comment: Re:What's "Easy" About This? (Score 1) 159

by TheDarkener (#47866341) Attached to: 3 Short Walking Breaks Can Reverse Harm From 3 Hours of Sitting

Wow, I want to work where you do...where you get up out of your chair and sit immediately back down in some sort of transportation device that takes 5 minutes to get you out of your office so you can walk. ...or you could just get up, walk around the office for 5 minutes, and sit back down, like TFA was saying. =p

Comment: Felt in Lake Co. (53mi. N of Napa) (Score 1) 135

Woke my wife and I up, large rolling motions, audible shaking but nothing fell down. Enough to get our attention, for sure! Funny thing is, first thing we did after everything stopped (we ran to our sons' room and stayed there for a few minutes, it didn't wake them up) and we knew that was the bulk of it, was to grab our cell phones. Wife went on Facebook for reports from people in the area, and I downloaded an Earthquake app. Funny how Facebook is the first place most people went to read about it.

Comment: Re:So which agencies' backdoors are in there? (Score 3, Insightful) 135

Does it really matter at this point how information traverses the Internet? It is a PUBLIC network. Do yourself a favor and encrypt all your traffic and you won't have to worry about which route your data takes to get to its destination. Doing it any other way is just not going to cut it these days.

Comment: "Don't be ridiculous." --Balki (Score 2) 311

by TheDarkener (#47417415) Attached to: Tor Project Sued Over a Revenge Porn Business That Used Its Service

Was "revenge porn" non-existant before Tor? I don't see how this (or any other similar) case has any merit whatsoever. Sue the one(s) who masterminded the criminal act(s). I mean, I know I'm preaching to the choir here... but it's like suing AT&T for providing phone lines to someone who recorded phone sex conversations with their spouse and released them after they split up. It's like suing Sony for providing the video camera to Paris Hilton. Lame, lame lame. Ignorant, shortsighted, lame.

Comment: Can it be both? (Score 1) 170

by TheDarkener (#47373033) Attached to: Privacy Oversight Board Gives NSA Surveillance a Pass

"the NSA cannot completely eliminate 'about' communications from its collection without also eliminating a significant portion of the 'to/from' communications that it seeks."

....Isn't that like saying, "I can't stop being an abusive husband, because if I'm forced to stop beating my kids, I'd also have to stop beating my wife!"

Comment: Re:If generic and common behavior patents are... (Score 1) 140

Russian roulette is when you load a single round into a revolver, spin the cylinder and try to shoot yourself in the head, seeing whether the round spun to the position of the barrel.

I'll leave it as an exercise to the reader how the actual meaning of the term can apply to Microsoft's Android-Killer patents.

Comment: Re:Left brain vs. right brain leadership (Score 1) 209

by TheDarkener (#47242243) Attached to: How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

Sacred geometry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Apples use of Golden Ratio: http://paulmmartinblog.wordpre...

I wasn't actually aware that it wasn't proven regarding brain hemisphere + function. Thanks for pointing that out, though I think you could have been less accusatory and generally like a fuckwit, as you so elequently dubbed me. Why not just denominate it to how one can refer to "creative-centric" vs. "logic-centric" thinking. Which I guess you couldn't handle on your own without being a literal-nazi.

I took the time to link those URLs for ya, since you probably didn't think of doing that for yourself, either.

Comment: Re:Left brain vs. right brain leadership (Score 3, Insightful) 209

by TheDarkener (#47241643) Attached to: How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

Hey AC, don't worry, I'm not an Apple fanboi to any extent. I think Jobs was an asshole in many respects, a profiteering, egotistical glutton that couldn't ever get enough power under his belt. I think that had a lot to do with why he got cancer (stress). I don't even own any iDevices. I think the app store is inherently evil in how they regulate apps (think VLC, anything with F/OSS code in it). I could go on.

But you can't deny that Jobs *was* a creative genius. I bet you could count the number of people that could run such a huge corporation *and* stay true to the right-brain roots that built it on one hand.

Comment: Left brain vs. right brain leadership (Score 1, Insightful) 209

by TheDarkener (#47241503) Attached to: How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

Jobs was a right-brain leader. Creativity and creative genius cannot be emulated or duplicated. People should stop thinking that someone can just come in and do the same things he did, think the way he thought. It's impossible. Find another, equally brilliant right-brain thinker and maybe you have a shot at a new era of Apple that is reminiscent of building things around sacred geometry, art and magic - but new and different on its own merits.

Comment: Re:Used to be able to dream lucidly when ... (Score 1) 138

by TheDarkener (#46983693) Attached to: Electric Stimulation Could Help You Control Your Dreams

Yup. I haven't done research on what areas of the brain are most active during dreaming (or lucid dreaming, if it's any different), but I'd have to guess that it's mostly right-brain. Logic is almost non-existant. There's a "reality check" during dreams that you can perform that relates to it: find a clock (preferably a digital one) in your dream. Look at the time. Then look away. Then look back - if you're dreaming, it will most likely be way different than the first time you looked at it (or even completely nonsensical - like a broken digital display). I've done this before and it works.

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