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Comment: Re:But where are the potentional profits? (Score 1) 107

"There IS profit to be made on mining asteroids."

That's absolutely ludicrous. Go find out the spot price for mineral ore that's available by the tons right here on Earth.

Tell me how you intend to make a *profit* by going into space with massive amounts of technology and resources???

To get the same things we already have here?

Space is not a cash machine. The discovery made getting there, being there, and even failing to get there are not something you can readily take to the pawn shop or stock exchanges. There is not a quite simple enough answer for you that would withstand the scrutiny of slashdot. But your question is answered easily if it is even remotely physically and economically possible to nudge a small asteroid, change its path slightly, and have it eventually collide with the Earth, or get into an accessable Earth orbit, during the lifetime of a company that would lay claim to it before it arrives. Find the right little asteroid, and not necessarily one in the asteroid belt but perhaps other types of objects, and its a flying proverbial goldmine... even if its a mountain-sized chunk of silver or uranium. In a debt based economy, it sounds plausable enough to me, even if it takes 400 years to deliver the thing.

Comment: Re: How about we hackers? (Score 2) 839

FYI the Linux kernel does not follow the unix philosophy either, the GNU Hurd does!

speaking of corrections:

to a significant number of admins whose mantra is stability over all else

should read:

whose mantra is stability second only to "linux 4evrything4evR!!! death to BSD!!!"

Comment: Re:Spiritual Needs (Score 1) 266

by catmistake (#48233479) Attached to: Jedi-ism Becomes a Serious Religion

Drugs gives people who need a purpose in their life one. Some people find one without drugs, others are happy without one. But then there's those that need one, can't find one themselves and for them, drugs may well fill that void. That's fine and ok, as long as they leave me out of it, and that includes leaving the tenets of their imaginary friend out of anything that may affect me, be it education, legislation or noise in the form of people screaming I should go to prayer or bells ringing in my ears.

In other words, drugs is something lovely, just don't make a drug out of it.

Sex gives people who need a purpose in their life one. Some people find one without sex, others are happy without one. But then there's those that need one, can't find one themselves and for them, sex may well fill that void. That's fine and ok, as long as they leave me out of it, and that includes leaving the tenets of their imaginary friend out of anything that may affect me, be it education, legislation or noise in the form of people screaming I should go to prayer or bells ringing in my ears.

In other words, sex is something lovely, just don't make sex out of it.

A good job gives people who need a purpose in their life one. Some people find one without a good job, others are happy without one. But then there's those that need one, can't find one themselves and for them, a good job may well fill that void. That's fine and ok, as long as they leave me out of it, and that includes leaving the tenets of their imaginary friend out of anything that may affect me, be it education, legislation or noise in the form of people screaming I should go to prayer or bells ringing in my ears.

In other words, a good job is something lovely, just don't make a good job out of it.

Marriage gives people who need a purpose in their life one. Some people find one without marriage, others are happy without one. But then there's those that need one, can't find one themselves and for them, marriage may well fill that void. That's fine and ok, as long as they leave me out of it, and that includes leaving the tenets of their imaginary friend out of anything that may affect me, be it education, legislation or noise in the form of people screaming I should go to prayer or bells ringing in my ears.

In other words, a spouse is something lovely, just don't make a marriage out of it.

A cat gives people who need a purpose in their life one. Some people find one without a cat, others are happy without one. But then there's those that need one, can't find one themselves and for them, a cat may well fill that void. That's fine and ok, as long as they leave me out of it, and that includes leaving the tenets of their imaginary friend out of anything that may affect me, be it education, legislation or noise in the form of people screaming I should go to prayer or bells ringing in my ears.

In other words, a cat is something lovely, just don't make a pet out of it.

Posting vacuous comments on Slashdot gives people who need a purpose in their life one. Some people find one without posting vacuous comments on Slashdot , others are happy without one. But then there's those that need one, can't find one themselves and for them, posting vacuous comments on Slashdot may well fill that void. That's fine and ok, as long as they leave me out of it, and that includes leaving the tenets of their imaginary friend out of anything that may affect me, be it education, legislation or noise in the form of people screaming I should go to prayer or bells ringing in my ears.

In other words, stupidity is something lovely, just don't make vacuous comments on out of it.

FTFY

Comment: Re:First? (Score 0) 128

by catmistake (#48210433) Attached to: Oldest Human Genome Reveals When Our Ancestors Mixed With Neanderthals

It turns out that pretty much all biological processes are disgusting. Some people can't cope with this and become reclusive germophobic stuck-ups. Other people accept reality and find ways to be happy about it.

Incidentally, yours was not the first post, and the fact that you gave your post a title suggesting that you cared about getting first post tells a great deal about your maturity level. Not that it matters, you will get modded troll and your post will be read by hardly anybody.

Hi. Not sure wtf you're talking about, but I, for one, find beastiality repugnant. Apparently, you don't.

The post title was referring to the first cross-species orgy. But if your display of your ability to comprehend is any indication, you never had a chance of seeing that.

I thank the mods for correctly determining that I was trolling neanderthals and those that practice beastiality... and I'd do it again, proudly. Mod on, bitches.

Comment: First? (Score -1, Troll) 128

by catmistake (#48209237) Attached to: Oldest Human Genome Reveals When Our Ancestors Mixed With Neanderthals

indicating that he lived not long after the two groups swapped genetic material. The man likely lived 7000 to 13,000 years after modern humans and Neanderthals mated, dating the mixing to 52,000 to 58,000 years ago, the researchers conclude

Sounds as though it was the first cross-species orgy, which no doubt started that disgusting trend which lives on even today.

Comment: Re:New Object (Score 1) 70

by catmistake (#48208241) Attached to: Astronomers Find Brightest Pulsar Ever Observed

Maybe they have stumbled upon some new type of star or object. There are probably all kinds of large things that we have never run across before.

I think that's unlikely. We've seen all there is to see, we know all there is to know.

...about 100 times brighter than the calculated limits of its luminosity..."

Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.

- Arthur Conan Doyle

Thus, quote obviously, the object is actually 100 pulsars in close proximity and with their pulses synced, appearing as one bright pulsar. No need to thank me, astronmers.

Comment: Re:Maybe it's time... (Score 1) 331

by catmistake (#48202005) Attached to: 3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

Banning firearms will not finish the problem, but will very likely decrease it.

It's a start, but I think an unncessary over-reaction... the US simply needs better gun-control laws, like other 1st world nations with better gun-control laws. Also, the NRA needs to be held accoutable for the unfortunate things their members sometimes do... that will shut them up with a quickness.

Comment: Re:Easily done: (Score 1) 331

by catmistake (#48201987) Attached to: 3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

Who commits 90% of the gun crime in the U.S.? Certainly not law abiding citizens.

Actually, gun owners commit 100% of the gun crime everywhere.

MILLIONS of crimes are prevented every year by law abiding citizens either brandishing (99% of the time) or using (1% of the time) their legally held guns.

Millions? Ok, cite 50 from 2014. You can't? Stop making shit up. That is total bullshit. Regular gun owners almost NEVER stop crime. They are mostly afraid to, which is why they feel more secure with a gun. They do often make boo boos with their weapons. And you know what? Unarmed people stop crime all the time, far far more often than gun owners. Crime fighting gun owners, take a break! We (the unarmed) got this.

Comment: Re:Yeahhhhh (Score 1) 331

by catmistake (#48201955) Attached to: 3D-Printed Gun Earns Man Two Years In Japanese Prison

The reason Japan has low to no gun crime isn't the law, it's the values instilled in all there. ...

I would not disagree that Japanese values are admirable. Bbbut.... so its their values??!!!... and not the fact that there's hardly any guns there? Oh, so that explains that there's hardly any gun crime there? Ok. Well, what about Great Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark and Australia? Is their low-gun crime, to make an understatement, due to their values? Are Americans just gun-homicidal assholes?

I think you're probably someone like likes guns so much (and it is your right, and guns are neato!!) that you are pretty much willing to believe and preach anything as long as no one says "guns are bad."

Guns are bad. They're not necessary. (Hunting is unncessary, too! But it is fun to kill things.) If you own a gun for protection, the fact IS that it is far more likely that you will injure, maim or kill yourself or someone you love than you will ever get a chance to defend yourself from crime... let alone successfully. Even Secret Service agents, who know their weapon far better than any "Regular," or 2nd Amendment citizen, accidentally shoot each other.

But they're so neat... guns... that rational men are willing to believe anything in order to justify having one. Well... please be careful. I know they're neat as Hell, but they are not toys.

Comment: Re:Oh yeah. :) (Score 1) 370

by catmistake (#48201233) Attached to: Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

Ives is probably the worlds foremost product designer

Ah. Ah ha. Ha. Ha Ha Ha. Oh, that is priceless. Just priceless. Ive's work is at best, a mixed bag, and he surely isn't the world's foremost designer. I can think of any number of designers that make him look like the pretentious hack he is. Starting with any number of supercar designers, wandering off into audio equipment and musical instrument design, heck, there are even refrigerators that are designed better than Ive's work product. Also, Scott Forstall's ideas were far better in terms of design than Ives. He just wasn't minimalist -- but minimalist is not a synonym for "good", and in fact, very seldom is that the case.

Applelapse Now!

Well, Ive was one of the most outstanding executive officers this company's ever produced. He was brave, outstanding in every way. And he was a good man, too, humanitarian man, a man of wit and humor. He joined the Software Engineering Group. After that, his... uh... ideas... methods... became... unsound... unsound.

Now he's crossed into California with this mountaineered army of his that... worship... the man... like a god, and follow every order, however ridiculous...

...very obviously, he has gone insane.

interactive multimedia

Your mission is to proceed down the San Francisco Bay in a Blue Navy petrol boat, pick up Sir Ive's path at Cupertino, follow it, learn what you can along the way. When you find the officer, infiltrate his team by (ahem-hem) whatever means available, and terminate the executive's position.

...

...terminate... with extreme prejudice.

Comment: Re:Color Me Surprised (Score 3, Insightful) 335

by catmistake (#48093673) Attached to: US Says It Can Hack Foreign Servers Without Warrants

Sigh.

If nothing else, at least it's out in the open where they have to defend it.

Right. And I am certain at every court challenge to this notion, that "the Bill of Rights is only for US citizens on US soil," their idiotic interpretation will fail miserably and immediately. No where in the Constitution does it limit its powers and the extension of the enumerated rights to only US citizens only on US soil. This limitation was never intended by the Founders, thus it is not there, but a thin pathetic fantasy of whomever thought up this canine feces of a legal strategy. The Bill of Rights extends to protect every person, US citizen or not, anywhere and everywhere in the Universe from tyrannical government, according to the letter of the text. It is simply not possible to reasonably and legitimately prove otherwise.

Whoever dies with the most toys wins.

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