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Comment One part of me says this is tragic, another says g (Score 1) 498

For instance, many drug abusers are just slowed down self destruction that drags everyone else with them in so many ways.

Give them a choice, red or purple and be done with it all! Tired of affluenza loaded bs media stories where such and such had everything, yet felt like nothing. Give them red or purple and be done!

Comment Of course the first lethal use happened... (Score 1) 165

Sure some of the example seem more like the near future. But everyone knows that some indirect lethal actions have occurred.

Some hospital under DDoS certainly with telemedicine probably lost a patient, two or even three.

Fortunately for hospitals, they can chalk it up to the patients fault or some other innocuous occurrence with indirect, who really can point the finger?

The fickle finger of fate!

Comment iTunes U on a 128GB iPad with GSM option return (Score 1) 223


Most of the iTunes U courses for programming, in particular, the Stanford Edu and the Carnegie Mellon series are easily loaded on an iPad that may be solar powered/easily charged in remote locations.

However, it is recommended that you get the absolute maximum storage to hold all the video/audio/app/e-book content.

Avoid courses requiring a remote login to proceed since you are not able to communicate.

GSM capable is suggested, unlocked iPad 128GB which usually equates to AT&T for the carrier. But do make sure it is unlocked first and before you even start loading the courses.

Load all the courses at the absolute fastest Internet location, my suggestion is a major bandwidth hub with 1 gigabit or 100 megabit minimum and be prepared to campout a bit to get all the synchronizations finished up.

You can also choose to utilize iTunes itself, but the iPad is where you need to make sure the content is complete, so a PC or better yet, Mac with iTunes and lots of storage on tap is the ticket for best results.

Budgeting space is significant as well plus other topics may be great.

Linux? Well Linux would work, but far less elegant than iTunes U notebooks and iPad combination.

Last but not least, encase the device in a robust container for protection, here is a listing from Redlands in Australia to review:

These are the iPad cases we recommend at the College.

Comment Who is watching the blind watchdogs? (Score 1) 1

Figures that while Americans are surveilled heavily, this at almost no cost gets missed.

We are too busy looking for fake threats here and a cited nation of concern readies a force delivery system of real concern from afar.

If our cyber warfare advocates were effective, these trucks would have failed to be constructed or broke down during the parade.

Who is the proper people that should run the intelligence apparatus?

Not the ones that perjury in front of Congress's hearings becomes a Modus Operandi as they should resign now.

Submission + - MRI technology to sit or standup opens up multiple sclerosis diagnosis->

aisnota writes: FONAR has opened up the idea of multiple sclerosis diagnosis via MRI where you stand or sit in a chair. This is versus the original mode of being locked into a tunnel of magnets for long periods of time as a contrast with this multiple sclerosis as a disease before being so very difficult to determine by physicians.

With these advances, you would think the processes like this would reduce the cost of blind medical care.

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Comment Re:DARPA - It is too late - Adversaries Got It! (Score 1) 87

So you think that they have not already been doing this, even pre-big data?

> DARPA is worried about. there are 4 main motivations used by agents to motivate their assets to spy:
> 1. greed,
> 2. revenge,
> 3. idealism,
> 4. blackmail.
> more data

Several of the scandalous situations revolve around our military personal compromised as assets of an opposition. This will only repeat more efficiently with big data at the forefront as the toolbox.

But those tools are out there now, the big data sets in many cases are even built in another country.

So that ship has sailed.


Comment DARPA - It is too late - Adversaries Got It! (Score 2) 87

Considering all the discussions about 'big data' and DARPA is actually in this rare instance way behind the curve.

My own data analysis of what has happened says that the combination of processing and storage in the potential adversarial hands is so great, a set of counter measures is really hard to find now.

There are extrinsic factors, but DARPA is far from the right theoretical understanding. Albeit, the DARPA research that helped propel big data, the ARPA-NET has spawned so much, so quickly it is nearly hopeless and now requires a brand new paradigm to get that tiger by the tail for security.

FYI, make sure Snowden gets a pardon as soon as possible, that will help!

Comment Whois change like this? No, no and double no! (Score 1) 155

Centralized data store maintained by a third party? What is this another gambit to help before the chronicles of whistle-blower releases reaches the next stage?

What a farce!

Encourage all and any participants voting on this one to slam the door shut and to suspect those proposing this centralization.

Centralization is the gateway drug to tyranny!

Comment As long as 'Advertisement' or designated, FTC? (Score 1) 230

Hey, this looks like just another white wash of the whole online space by the FTC. They fail to enforce a variety of rules then come up with a smokescreen one like this story highlights. Sure the FTC is supposed to watch out. But in this case, it is a non-problem, also known as a 'red herring' on their part.

Submission + - Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning demonstrate attacker advantage->

aisnota writes:

In this story, we have two individuals, Edward J. Snowden and Bradley Manning. We also have a fairly large organization that first trusted, then persecuted them. We can call this “the U.S. Military,” “the U.S. Government,” “the Obama Administration” or “the Intelligence Community.” However, all of these terms, I think, suggest a level of uniformity that doesn’t really exist. The various departments involved seem to operate more as fiefdoms than as cogs in a massive and efficient machine. Why?

RJS Smart Security decomposes the nature of attacker versus defender, on how the former is generally in possession of the upper hand over the latter.

Before going to far mind you, note that the responsible parties to uphold security in each case have been left out of the public discussion. So while the press vilifies them, the upper ranking officials are left without even the slightest hint of their role revealed, prosecuted or even reviewed publicly.

Iteratively spoken well here, the blog entry describes this weakness quite well on the part of the a less than cohesive government in general terms continuously disadvantaged by such actions.

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Comment Milliseconds and Wind Turbines (Score 1) 103

Quantum Communications is the technology that games changes the current physics everyone! So Iowa wii retain the millisecond advantage despite your thoughts.

Iowa has clear footprints from a dominate market share situation.

Of the major cloud players or economic participants:
1. Google
2. Facebook
3. IBM Dubuque and yet to be announced
4. Microsoft
5. Terremark TDS

Absent but probably wondering or searching for Iowa locations:
1. Rackspace
2. Apple
3. Amazon
4. Hewlett Packard and its EDS division with Des Moines hub now

Iowa counts on a per capita basis number 1 in wind power.

Per capita basis data center builds also close or at #1 also, the digital computer or ABC was invented in Iowa so perhaps this is a punctuation mark from that historical fact.

Downside, well site selection will shrink as each new major entrant comes into play.

Comment NASA/DARPA and making the world better - openness (Score 2) 22

The model had to be driven by someone, in this case DARPA or other contributors pushed ahead to validate it.

Then more importantly, opening it up for adoption as much in science gets built upon.

Right now our economy would be even better if more were declassified, made open as possible, read NASA in its ideal and spun out to create more jobs/technologies/societal benefits.

If only the US would also advertise this as a contribution it makes all the time in the world to some less open societies, we would really be happening!

Oh yes, you would probably have a higher paycheck and we could discuss real vacations for the ordinary citizen too.

The world is coming to an end--save your buffers!