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Comment Re:you need to kill the botnets (Score 1) 312

DDoS attacks are only possible because of the ready availability of huge networks of compromised computers. Fix that, and the world becomes a better place.

Also, this peace on earth thing has been a while coming, you might want to take a look at that. too.

And flying cars.

I'm told flying pigs as well, for whatever reason.

Comment That sucks (Score 1) 552

Well I'm a little disappointed in the narrow-minded responses of "just pull the plug". Regardless, I understand its just a TV show, House did an episode with a patient in locked in syndrome. Episode 5x19 in that they used a brain computer interface, that looks like it took a lot of effort for little return. If it was me I would start asking the doctors to do deep brain stimulation or ECT, in hopes that electricity can help open up some of the damaged passageways. There is a good tech talk about how ECT is used here. Realistically her brain is probably going to have to learn to re-wire and understand how it needs to communicate with the rest of the body again.

Best of luck!

Comment Yea.... (Score 2) 692

Because publicly traded companies breed and promote people who stay within the box, and apply the model that the investors, accountants, and whoever else are OK with. Bureaucracy and politics are self perpetuating cycles that assimilate good ideas to meet their wold view.

Uncertain fortune is thoroughly mastered by the equity of the calculation. - Blaise Pascal