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Comment Re:Security team (Score 1) 517 517

I think you took my meaning as the opposite of what I intended. I'm not boasting that the future is here and civilized people telecommute with no drive... I'm lamenting the 1.5-2 hour commutes around NYC.

A 20 minutes drive is cute because I would love it like a cute little bunny.

Comment Re:There are ten types of people (Score 1) 96 96

> There are two kinds of people:
> 1. The ones that can extrapolate

I would argue that by stating there are two kinds of people, you have set up a mental model of a set of two. Then by leaving one of the two to the readers imagination you are requiring *interpolation* not extrapolation. You are not extending the set.

Comment Re:Where is my high speed LAN? (Score 1) 179 179

Just to be clear for the interested (and the haters), I mean real LAN networking not point-to-point between two computers. I'll spring for the switch ($800 Netgear). I only need one switch. Each 10GB NIC costs more than most of my computers.

Comment Re:No thank you (Score 1) 203 203

I usually fly out of JFK, but recently I had a flight out of LaGuardia. Imaging a system of bureaucracy designed by Kafka and Terry Gilliam and you'll be close. Every interaction is perfectly honed to create the maximum frustration possible. To top it off, the staff of every business present has become so numb to misery that not a soul gives a f* or will lend the slightest assistance in any way.
I would rather a 2 hour trip to New Jersey to fly out of Newark instead of going to LaGuardia.
Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Comment Re:Ugly Solution (Score 1) 197 197

Ok fine. The proportions are off. So let's do some guesstimates based on the total energy. According to this the 2011 Japan tsumani had somewhere between 31 and 3100 KILOTONS of energy. That's equivalent to the energy in 1 to 100 Hiroshima nuclear bombs. So I'll leave it as an exercise to the reader to figure out how to power a line of giant squirt guns that deliver the equivalent of between 1-100 Hiroshima nuclear bombs of energy as a directed stream of water.

While you're at it, I think the military might be interested in your nuclear water cannon.

Comment Re:Ugly Solution (Score 1) 197 197

Why don't you try a mythbusters style experiment? Scale everything down. To simulate the tsunami wave, you will go to the beach and find a nice 4 foot wave. To simulate your massive high pressure water pump you will use a squirt gun. Use one of those "monster cannon" squirt guns. Wait for wave. Aim squirt gun. Fire. Record how you totally dissipated the wave's evergy, or not. I'm sure Japan is eager to see your results.

Comment Re:"Singularity" is a horrible term. (Score 1) 71 71

The singularity is the point at which we can no longer "see" (predict) future growth or trends, ie: the point at which we lose the ability to make predictions about the future because the A.I.'s have grown and are growing in intelligence faster than we can comprehend. In that way it is similar to a black hole singularity, in that we cannot "see" past the event horizon.

Disobedience: The silver lining to the cloud of servitude. -- Ambrose Bierce