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Comment: Re:The third factor (Score 1) 246

by rtb61 (#49502937) Attached to: Can High Intelligence Be a Burden Rather Than a Boon?

First up and most importantly of all, the measure of success of the ignorant and the measure of success of the intelligent are worlds apart. So yeah, I have a bunch of Bananas or I have more Bananas than everyone else, might work for monkeys but it does not work for intelligent people, nor does striving to achieve marketed definitions of success when you can see through the marketing (ignorance is bliss right up until they shut the gas chamber door and start pumping in you final breath). Now having a very broad sense of humour about all of that crap and that tied into the certainty of the 'LACK' of immortality of the vehicle of you temporary entrapment, it's demands must be met, else you do suffer in many ways, will provide many opportunities for humour and happiness not that you will often bother to share that with others, they will often take offence at the reason for your humour.

There is deeper meaning to. Have as much fun as possible, whilst causing the least amount of harm possible. Added to Annoy those that break the first rule, apparently it's necessary but don't forget to have fun whilst doing it. And of course Care and share in the wonders and joy of life. Winning at life, is most definitely not winning at greed not matter what the psychopaths say (they can never be happy as they lack that emotional ability regardless of the lies they express about it).

Happiness in more intelligent people, a measure of their sense of humour as balanced against the level of destructive deceit the can see and understand in the society of which they are a part. If you believe the sewer you are wallowing in is paradise, you'll likely be happy, however if you see the sewer for what it is, unless to have a sufficiently wry sense of humour, you likely will be unhappy. There are of course a range of intoxicating agents to re-introduce you to the world of bliss in ignorance of your youth, even if only temporarily so and fuck all those ignorant annoying ass hats who would deny that escape from them and their offensive nasty attitudes and behaviours. Greed the only measure of success, well, fuck that, I mean how persistent do you really need to be, to be able to light up a joint ;D.

Comment: Re:Questionable engineering decisions. (Score 1) 50

by rtb61 (#49502743) Attached to: Rocket Lab Unveils "Electric" Rocket Engine

You missed the bit where you can also feed the exhaust from the gas driven pump into the rocket engine exhaust and recover some of that energy and mass as thrust. The energy from an electric motor being completely lost. I though rocket patents are really tricky as most countries incorporate legislation to override patent laws and treaties when subject to national interests (patents with regard to military applications are purely voluntary and can be readily over ridden).

Comment: Re:privacy? (Score 1) 165

by rtb61 (#49502657) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Features Would You Like In a Search Engine?

Seek government funding as an independent service to the community to ensure equal access to all business by all the people. Attempt to create a level playing field, obviously the corporate greed driven solution is not working quite that well. Many companies, in fact likely the majority would be better off setting up an organisation to fund independent equal search with a fixed set of rules to set ranking results, likely in partnership with government.

Designing a search engine. The two obvious things are optional categories (too many categories can be problematic and difficult to use) and regional search with various levels of region, country, state, city, suburb. Next up registered users with, the user being able to block sites they have no interest in, from showing up in their results (and hopefully this information collated to push those places to page one hundred thousand and one of search results).

The flip side of having fully tracked and monitored search is better individual control of search but that needs to be a choice of the user. In that regard also a thumbs up for a good search result, to promote those sites, taking into account the search query and category and region (as well as of course negative responses). Taking on board properly registered volunteer users willing to contribute some time to the community at large by helping to evaluate search results and being one of the quality control methods to ensure fair and good search results. Some level of randomness in search output where, the other factors are equal to ensure more players get a shot at the first three pages and their location on those pages.

The search rules publicly defined and seek community support in establishing and protecting those rules from interference, at a civil suit an criminal prosecution level ie is corrupt SEO interfering with a persons computer network access by purposefully misdirecting their search results?

Comment: Re:Remember M$'s role on SCO? (Score 1) 191

by rtb61 (#49502533) Attached to: Microsoft's Role As Accuser In the Antitrust Suit Against Google

It's called psychological harm and it most definitely is actionable in civil court.

The new form of political activism, class action crowd funded law suits. Corporations love to fuck up individuals in civil court, it is time for individuals to work together via crowd funding class action law suits to fuck up poorly behaved corporations. So what if the lawyers get all the money as long as poorly behaved corporations (and the individuals in the executive offices and board room) are haemorrhaging money all over the place. A global political action campaign to bury the worst corporations in courtrooms all over the planet.

What should be the redlines (a very popular term now) that drive crowd funding to attack specific corporations in court for specific actions, hmph, all to easy, let crowd funding decide for itself (where the money goes, more honest companies can also join to defend against major corporate threats). Targeted advertising, you have been warned, not threats, just the straight up legal ramifications of specifically targeted at specific individuals advertisement, it is a minefield and extremely dangerous, due to already fully legally defined acts of 'psychological harm'. Just pointing out the obvious to those blinded by greed.

Comment: Re:May kibosh in 2017 (Score 1) 57

by rtb61 (#49502455) Attached to: DOJ Could Nix Comcast-Time Warner Merger

As for as the corporate psychopaths are concerned control main stream media and you control the world. Psychopaths, whilst content to conspire together to lie, cheat, steal and kill, the rest of us being the targets, they know full well, the greatest threat to them, is each other. That merger would simply place too much power in the hands of one group of psychopaths for the rest of them to accept. Any threat to that power base is attacked ie right now the Sony group is attacking RT News by working to censor it off their products on products like purposefully dumbed down so called smart TVs, active political targeted corporate censorship and a real warning of what is to come.

So you can bet that merger will be off the table. They all know just like M$ shenanigans, once one of them becomes big enough all alliances are off the table as it will ruthlessly attempt to drive all the others out of business and directly take over the US government just as News Corporation and Fox not-News are trying to do.

However there are odd shifts developing as older wealthy psychopaths are now looking a younger poorer psychopaths as the greatest threat, even their own family members. Better to keep what you have, rather than risk it all, too what, enable their greatest threat, poor psychopaths to gain wealth and power to use against them. Better a physical monument too themselves than allowing a trust fund junior psychopath to kill them because their allowance was reduced.

Comment: Re:Unless (Score 1) 93

by rtb61 (#49502369) Attached to: Joseph Goebbels' Estate Sues Publisher Over Diary Excerpt Royalties

Just because you own the diary, does not mean you own the contents. It is pretty clear what happens to the assets of criminals, especially with regard to crimes against humanity and especially when those assets have value derived from the commitment of those crimes. The content is public domain and any attempt to derive individual profit by claiming ownership of the content tend to place the person claiming that as also sharing the liability for how the value was derived for that content.

Comment: Re:Is banishment legal? (Score 1) 259

by causality (#49498253) Attached to: Gyrocopter Pilot Appears In Court; Judge Bans Him From D.C.

Well, the constitution does say any American citizen has free travel between areas within the US. So if I was this guy, I'd sue the federal court. Fun fact, because it's a federal issue, he's constitutionally promised a jury of at least 6 people if the suit is for more than $20. At that point, it really doesn't matter what the federal judge says, it's the jury. And since the US is a country of "letter of the law", the federal government is going to have a hell of a time defending this action when the constitution explicitly prohibits it.

Sure thing. All it will cost him is his life savings plus whatever debt he incurs.

Comment: Re:I guess he crossed the wrong people (Score 1) 293

by HiThere (#49498193) Attached to: Columbia University Doctors Ask For Dr. Mehmet Oz's Dismissal

The charges (as given in the summary) didn't explicitly mention Monstanto. Personally, I believe that GMO foods are a good long as they aren't patented, and are evaluated for safety by people who don't have a financial stake in the result.


Comment: Re:I do not play the 'victim game' (Score 1) 191

by rtb61 (#49491439) Attached to: Microsoft's Role As Accuser In the Antitrust Suit Against Google

So your claim is all of the advertising agencies are defrauding all of their customers with commercials that have no value but wait if that were true how could they sell their customers on the idea of commercials. Sorry dude, one way, ads are a fraud or there is a real and disgusting reason why they pay doctorates in psychology such high wages, especially the psychopaths. All people are not created equal, some people, in fact the majority (keep in mind 100 IQ as average and the people who are manipulating them have far higher IQ, can be more readily victimised by commercials.

Not to forget the "slimy pieces of worm-ridden filth." (Jabba the Hutts all) specifically also target children and that is seriously sick. So yeah a big ole FU to those people who think it is alright to scam the vulnerable to feed their insatiable greed, as for the lie children are to blame for their victimisation by professional adults, let me guess you have a dirty white van with lots of boiled lollies in the back (I know you don't but seriously dude, you deserved that).

Comment: Re:Remember M$'s role on SCO? (Score 3, Interesting) 191

by rtb61 (#49490953) Attached to: Microsoft's Role As Accuser In the Antitrust Suit Against Google

Now to play the neutral bad guy, at least in both parties eyes. Targeted advertisements, this is what the fight is about, who controls the scam and who makes the most money from it.

Consider this, legal responsibility for targeted adds. Consider you are a type 2 new on the market diabetic and they target you with high sugar content foods, what is their legal liability for purposefully doing and endangering your life, keeping in mind they are either trying to manipulate you into harming yourself or they are claiming advertising does not work.

So who do you blame for obesity, McDonald or the people who promote McDonald and target their ads at people who they also target with dieting ads. They really did open up a whole new can of worms with targeted advertisements, purposefully designed messages to manipulate your choices against your interests to generate income regardless of harm.

Honestly show a sugar rich junk food commercial to a person on record suffering from type 2 diabetes and you should go to jail because you intent is to psychologically manipulate their choices to the point of self harm because GREED.

So M$ or Google, meh, both just as fucking evil as each other. I just preferred the kernel under Android ;).

Comment: Re:The Hard Way (Score 1) 340

Of course there is always doing away with the first stage or more accurately leaving it on the ground, the BB gun approach. Take a long tube, under vacuum, insert launch vessel under magnetic support and release compressed air behind the launch vessel, to accelerate it up the tube to achieve desired speed and the highest reasonable launch altitude. Now to improve the qualities of the compressed air, use hydrogen and oxygen and ignite it, within the tube behind the launch vessel. A really long tube with multiple ignition points, which kick off once the launch vessel has passed, to ensure desired pressure is maintained. Basically an extended ignition gun with much reduced shock and acceleration distributed across the length of the barrel. Small, low altitude satellites a speciality.

Comment: Re:Isn't Cheaper, the American Dream? (Score 1) 291

by rtb61 (#49490251) Attached to: IT Worker's Lawsuit Accuses Tata of Discrimination

PS forgot to mention, if you seriously do want a job at TATA learn about this Now once you understand, cricket , you will be able to communicate more effectively with the management at TATA. Things like, you don't go to the cricket to cheer your team, you go to the cricket to share companionship with friends and, enjoy a picnic at a sporting venue, where 'both teams' will demonstrate, skill, strategy, concentration and good sportsmanship (this is why Americans do not understand cricket and why they will prefer people that do, it's a state of mind).

Comment: Re:Isn't Cheaper, the American Dream? (Score 1) 291

by rtb61 (#49490213) Attached to: IT Worker's Lawsuit Accuses Tata of Discrimination

I thought they simply just renegotiated your contract. One way negotiation, either accept the wage we will be offering the cheapest H1B worker we can find or quit and staff is replaced over time as they leave.

As for TATA and preference for south Asian workers, very likely those Indians at TATA feel the sting of American rascim every where they go and are simply trying to avoid it as much as possible at work. 'American Exceptionlism' causes all sorts of problems and American Politicians feed right into it because that smarmy ego stroking, do it hard enough and often enough, makes Americans cum votes (really all rather pathetic), shit, don't do it often enough and they call you a traitor to your face, al la Fox not-News.

In case of injury notify your superior immediately. He'll kiss it and make it better.