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This is a nongeek/nerd article.
Well, it is a little bit. Transhumanism is an artifact of the techie community. It's the geek version of religious extremism.
Further, transhumanism is strictly a fantasy of the 0.1%, who have now allowed their self-regard to reach a point where there is significant danger of creating a breakaway culture in which access to life-extending and death-defying technologies is strictly apportioned to a very tiny fraction of population, not incidentally, the very same people who benefit from the suffering of others.
I really don't think anyone should welcome our transhumanist overlords. And any geek here who thinks they're going to be included in this immortalist revolution is delusional.
There is no one alive whose immortality would be of any benefit to the world.
Fortunately, atheism is a viable alternative. In fact, let's make it a national requirement.
I think your idea of a "national requirement" of atheism is sort of a jump from the notion that religion does not make everyone happy. You might want to think it over a little bit. If you give it greater consideration, I think you'll change your mind.
Reduction to absurdity never, ever produces a viable argument.
Facebook tricked people into thinking of it as a highly private platform, somewhere safe to use your real name and share pictures with your mom.
People don't remember that, for the most part, but that really was the reason for their success... the only novel thing they did.
Oh, wait, you say that isn't an option in the cities. Well, cities, yes, well, there's your problem.
Yes, yes it is. Not in the cities, but while living in the cities, via AIWPS. The short explanation is that your shit is pumped into the bottom of ponds with a methane-capturing plastic liner protected from UV damage by virtue of being submerged. Eventually the ponds fill up and they're left to cook momentarily before being sludged out for compost. Heavy metals settle to the bottom and microbes destroy virtually all pathogens and most other contaminants.
Cities are not the problem. Where cities are located is the problem; there's no good reason for them to be in the same place as seaports any longer, for one. And what we choose to do with our technology is a massive problem as well. We have the technologies to solve the problems, but the current "solutions" to these problems are highly profitable. For a tiny slice of the population, of course. And they are maintaining the situation quite aptly.
The speed and accuracy of a trackman wheel are phenomenal. I'm at least as good with it in FPSes etc as I am with a mouse. As a bonus, I trade lots of wrist pain for a little thumb pain, which I consider to be a win. Sadly, they are made with crap omron microswitches which will fail you and it's easy for crud to get into the scrolling wheel and clog it up.
I am a gigantic mutant with big meat hands, so finding a mouse which I like is a big challenge in any case. Perhaps this is not the solution for everyone. But the resolution of these devices is very good, and really more than suitable for gaming. Just clean the hand salsa out of the rollers periodically and you'll be all right.
Linux doesn't support lowrights. Standard users or the wheel group in Unix can still access file system, threads, processes, etc.
Oh noes, they can see my pslist. The horror.
You can always wall a user off with selinux, what a PITA but it can be done.
A chair is as comfy as a sofa, unless you have a very wide butt.
Only children and people with very wide butts play games in the living room. Proper adult gamers sit at a desk.
Sailing is practically free transportation. The adjustment of the sails can be automated so a single human operator can run the whole ship.
Failing to exploit this is simply stupid.
States someone who obviously has never set foot on a sailboat.
Sailing is akin to standing in a cold shower and ripping up hundred dollar bills.
I was born and raised next to the ocean. I grew up jigging for cod with my grandfather. My father taught sailing to the sea cadets. I've been on sailboats, worked on freighter ships. Numerous members of my family have owned boats of their own. I personally never had enough interest to actually buy one of my own, but I expect that will change over the coming decades.
But thanks for implying I don't know anything about what I'm talking about, asshole.
The basic premise, that it is an anomaly for us to come together into a common social space, is so ridiculous that I have to wonder what her agenda is for making such a blatantly false claim.
People came together from their community to the marketplace to socialize. People came together at church every single Sunday.
Beyond the reaches of the individual community, people of almost every faith used to come together for pilgrimage, allowing them to socialize with other members of their faith from far away places and become more worldly and less ignorant. This was considered a moral duty.
The point isn't to go where people who are your friends are, or to go to places where people who are into the same hobbies. The point is to grow as a human being by leaving your comfort zone.
The real anomaly is in the walls that keep us from knowing each other. It keeps us weak, powerless and under control.
Actually, that's not all that far off from reality. Except that, in our solar system, nature has only one fusion reactor, which went critical roughly 4.5 billion years ago.
Nature also makes its own fission reactors on occasion, through natural processes concentrating fissionable materials. And through other natural processes which turn over portions of the land, some of those materials can become exposed or even distributed across large areas. One would expect this to happen very rarely, but over sufficiently long time scales it may be something which could be expected to happen nonetheless.
Both Chrome and IE (yes slashdotters I did say IE) support lowrights mode.
Well, here's a nickel. Get yourself a real OS and run Firefox as another user when you want low rights mode. Most of us have that kind of functionality in our operating system. Even Windows users. I dabble in Chrome occasionally and it's gotten to the point where for most operations it's just as slow as Firefox. It was pretty fast once, though.
You seem to think Firefox is still at version 4 or something. It is now heavily multithreaded, has sped up considerably (and is now competitive with even Chrome for most users), uses far less RAM (even compared to other browsers), and has even had its process sandboxing improved on most OSes.
My lady is running less plugins than I am, and literally running a subset of the plugins I am running, and her Firefox crashes fairly frequently while mine crashes only occasionally on a resume from suspend. The notable difference is that she is running Windows (7 x32) and I am running Linux (Ubuntu somethingrecent.) If one of us has more stable hardware, it's her, and not me.