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Comment: email from ec2... (Score 1, Funny) 94

by rjamestaylor (#47997201) Attached to: Amazon Forced To Reboot EC2 To Patch Bug In Xen

"we will be re-booting the cloud today,,,in order to protect your 3,2 petabytes of data, you should download it to local storage in case of a fail event. thanks for using cloud storage on computing. have a great day."

That this inane post is moderated as "3, Insightful" is why I do not visit /. anymore.

+ - 50 years from now, science to achieve God-like abilities->

Submitted by nathan_w_cheng
nathan_w_cheng writes: 50 years ago, Isaac Asimov described in the New York Times what the World’s Fair of 2014 might be like. Whereas Asimov’s predictions were to some “shockingly conservative,” it is impossible to have such conservative thoughts about the world 50 years from now. With 2014 as our starting point, in technological terms, 50 years is an incredibly long time. How far will we get if every decade for the next five sees the same level of scientific advancement as this past decade? Below, I reference over 100 articles to help us answer this question.
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Comment: Re:half million? (Score 1) 195

by kmac06 (#36822252) Attached to: Gov't Funded Electric Car Company Goes Out of Business
Money is the abstraction of human effort. The point isn't who prints it or how much of it there is, the point is the hard work it represents, whether that work is pouring concrete or managing a hedge fund. To say that it doesn't really belong to individuals, but rather the government, is to say the fruits of their own labor does not belong to the individual, but rather to the collective. Sounds pretty communist to be.

Comment: Re:half million? (Score 1, Insightful) 195

by kmac06 (#36817950) Attached to: Gov't Funded Electric Car Company Goes Out of Business

But I'd rather fund a new startup that fails, rather than fund the good-ol boy network that siphons money off the top to fund their retirement account.

Or they could refrain from confiscating people's hard earned money at gunpoint to hand out to favored group, whether it's the good-ol boy network or some green nonsense.

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