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Comment: Star Trek gave us a future to shoot for. (Score 4, Interesting) 233

by Zombie Ryushu (#49162715) Attached to: Spock and the Legacy of Star Trek

Star Trek gave us a future to shoot for. Lenoard Nimoy just acted in the TV Show. Gene Roddenberry had an optimistic future about Humanity, that really, we could all get along with each other, and use science, reason, and education to solve our problems. There are a few notable flaws with this way of thinking.

Where are the Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindu, Sikhs, Jains, etc etc. The answer is: They don't exist. In the universe of Star Trek, there are no gods, only creatures we don't understand. Some friendly, some hostile we must overcome by intellect or force. All Humans in Star Trek are a kind of Secular Agnostic Deist. Nobody fights wars over the stuff we fight over because we are seen of one of Billions of Species spread all over this universe in a vast cosmos. This would result in social upheaval, mass hysteria, and suicides, and homicides at first as there are people so indoctrinated in these cults, that the shattering shift in reality would be unreal.

Another thing that makes the Star Trek Universe "Possible" we don't have is Matter Replication and Transmutation. We know enough to take any given source atoms and convert them to any given destination atoms with minimal effort. All thats needed is electricity to power the machines. This would result in the collapse of Capitalism as we know it. A kind of Socialism would take its place.

The last thing that would make Roddenberry's Future possible is Anti-matter Fusion and Fission. This would provide us with nearly limitless power generation capabilities. Its also extremely dangerous and can lead to a large scale ka-boom

Earth's Government in Star Trek is a unified secular government with a guaranteed Charter of rights. All three Abrahamic religions would flip their shit. As a government like this is described as being despised by the religions as a sign of the Apocalypse. The reason is with with a "Government of Planet Earth and all Terran Colonies" all laws would need to be based in reason and have a rational justification for existing and secular purpose. Equality and Egalitarianism would be necessary for this to work, and the Majority of religions are completely contrary to this concept. So, basically, for a Future like Star Trek to work, the heritage of our ancestors has to die.

Comment: Cure for diseases and repairs should come first. (Score 1) 231

Cures for diseases and repairs should come first. While there are some unbelievably horrendous diseases out there that at present time we cannot cure. An example of this is one of the worst Cancers you can get, Transitional cell Carcinoma, which we wage an endless struggle even slowing down it moves so radically fast. That doesn't meanwe shouldn't keep looking for cures where ever is possible.

If you're a wheel chair bound quadriplegic we should be looking for a way to repair, regrow, or use a cybernetic augment your spinal column where you can move again. If you're a 100 year old senile man who can't remember if he's wearing pants then we should find a way to re-grow the failed Glial cells in your brain causing you to have de-reference failures in your brain making you unable to remember that you are not wearing any pants.

And while the Judeo/Christian/Islamic god may not exist in reality he exists in the minds of those that believe in him, and that god profits from our agony and misery. The best way to defeat that god's will, is to create conditions where Humans live healthy comfortable lives. Humans that are healthy, content, and have a high standard of living and education will not turn to "God" for help and will not be controlled as such.

Comment: Re:Ctaptrap aside. (Score 1) 168

Try and imagine what it would be like if every single moment of every single day were recorded by numerous devices you so much as got within close proximity too, now think of what could happen if one person with one axe to grind wanted to falsely accuse or implicate you in something, and knew of a security vulnerability on the device. You would have no defense against self-incrimination.

Comment: Ctaptrap aside. (Score -1, Troll) 168

Mark of the beast Christian mythological Claptrap and tripe aside - this is Human rights violating, insecure, and scary. I'm a secular Agnostic who thinks Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are all dangerous and violent cults. This is just a mis-use of technology of a technology meant for use in inanimate objects to stalk people and destroy people's lives. This can destroy someone's Anonymity in their outside life. The law should be adjusted to deal with the problem accordingly. Those people who had those implants put in should have them removed. Post Haste. I don't care if it was voluntary or not, it sets a dangerous precedent.

And before the Religious apologists show up. No, Jesus was not a son of any god, Because we have no evidence to support the existence or non existence of any gods. He was just a Radical Rabbi who pissed off the Romans and got executed for starting a cult. A cult that has been responsible for some of the worst Human atrocities in our history.

Comment: Its not that there's too much tech... (Score 3, Interesting) 198

by Zombie Ryushu (#48948669) Attached to: Can Students Have Too Much Tech?

Its what tech, and how the tech is used. Both in the Apple and Microsoft Camp, our schools have been and are being fleeced for billions possibly Trillions to buy grade school and high school kids toys, from MacBooks, to iPads, to Surface Tablets. Linux and Android technologies that could be used to teach effective use of problem solving in Math, science, Literacy, and assistive technologies for the Disabled are being shut out to prop up wholesale robbery of the tax payer to buy media consumption platforms to create an addict user base that is helpless without effective tools.

Comment: If I can pay for a house (Score 1) 320

by Zombie Ryushu (#48760873) Attached to: HOA Orders TARDIS Removed From In Front of Parrish Home

If I can pay for a house I would summarily refuse to be a member of a homeowners association. At the time of buying, I'd check and make sure there's no Home owner's association or if there was make sure the contract said I was somehow exempt or just not a member of the association and not subjects to its bylaws. Possibly having police or attorney presence.

Comment: The Fossile Fuel Advocates can fuck off! (Score 0) 401

by Zombie Ryushu (#48592237) Attached to: The Shale Boom Won't Stop Climate Change; It Could Make It Worse

I'm getting tired of the anti-intellectualism here on Slashdot. But look, I want inventions to come along to where we aren't burning coal to make electricity and paying hundreds of US or Canadian or Euro Dollars in money to put Gasoline in our Cars. It SUCKS! and we need to do what ever it takes to find a way to make electricity generation so inexpensive and cost so little that all we have to pay for is the upkeep of the facilities and infrastructure. But I don't want to see smoke stacks belching smoke, and I don't want to see cars that spew Carbon Monoxide. There must be a way. Figure out what that way is.

Stop listening to the Pro-Fossil Fuel Drivel!

Comment: Removing the DMCA is not possible. (Score 1) 129

Removing the DMCA is not possible. It would require a complete revolution against the US Government on the issue eliminating all participants in every branch of the Government as too many people see the rights of users to control their electronic equipment as the catalyst for a world wide economic depression the likes of which we have never seen,

The US Population has been conditioned since the days of the Atari 2600 Crash of 1983 to believe that limiations on who has the right to make software should be tightly controlled and if its not the result is Market Collapse. This is because the NES "Saved" the Video game industry.

Comment: I do. (Score 2) 488

I'm a downstream contributor. I work with two distributions reporting bugs and updating Packages. I have Cluster access to two Distributions. I find that if you are non-coder, Downstream is easier to work with than Upstream. I do this because I run these OSes, and I use them to get work done.

Saliva causes cancer, but only if swallowed in small amounts over a long period of time. -- George Carlin