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Comment: Re:hmmmm (Score 1) 197

by l0ungeb0y (#48945423) Attached to: There Is No "You" In a Parallel Universe
Assuming that the concept of the "multiverse" is indeed correct -- and presently, current scientific theories do point to a strong probability -- why would the other Universes be COPIES of this universe? Why wouldn't they be similar, yet different, such as cells in a body? Sure, cells may have all the fundamental parts in common, but the atoms and molecules that comprise them are entirely unique. You and I are frankly of no significance nor would there be even the slightest possibility of a copy or alternate version of ourselves in any other universe. However, if you want to talk about alternate versions of THIS Universe, well, we might have something to talk about.

And for the record, I do not think it so preposterous to posit that the multiverse concept is too wild an idea. Have we seen anything entirely unique in this Universe? Have we seen were magnification or division ends? Why should we not have a multiverse where thousands, even millions or billions of Universes exist? And what contains those? How do you propose we ever find out if we shit all over the very idea until we actually have "proof". Frankly, I find the notion of a singular Universe too close to the notion of a God to take seriously, the multiverse concept seems more in line with what we see in nature

Comment: Re:History (Score 2) 95

by l0ungeb0y (#48819487) Attached to: Adobe Patches Nine Vulnerabilities In Flash
Not at all. One of the last footholds of Flash is the ability to write a Native App for iOS and Android with Adobe AIR. What Steve Jobs was talking about was the Flash Browser plug-in -- which was unviable as a mobile browser experience. Hell, Google bent over backwards to give Adobe everything they claimed Apple denied them and couldn't get it to run in a stable or usable manner on Android.

Comment: Re:Get rid of flash on slashdot, firefox (Score 3, Insightful) 95

by l0ungeb0y (#48818729) Attached to: Adobe Patches Nine Vulnerabilities In Flash

Any business that still wants programmers to make apps in flash are stupid Name one other way to transmit a live video & audio stream from the browser that works across all major platforms that doesn't require a download and install.

Besides Flash/Flex, AS, just purely suck as a language, utter putrid crap.

AS3 is essentially Java with most of the same features as most other strongly typed OO languages.

Please make all firewalls block flash. Make firefox not even accept flash plugins, ban it , black list it.

Yes, let's kill off browser-based internet video chat for the next few years and go with vendor specific implementations from Google and Apple! No one should be able to create a video app until Google lets them! Flash needs to die, but the fact is HTML5 has yet to provide a means to provide device access and a streaming AV codec. Sure, Opus is great, but not the standard and will likely never be adopted by Apple and WebRTC is great, but not the standard and has issues with implementation requirements (ICE servers, Turn/Stun).

Comment: Betteridge Is Wrong On This One (Score 5, Insightful) 227

by l0ungeb0y (#48806103) Attached to: Lawrence Krauss On Scientists As Celebrities: Good For Science?
Yes, anything that puts science to a face and makes it approachable, normal and something to be admired or respected is always a good thing. In the US, so much emphasis is put on wealth that we have seen an astronomical rise in MBAs and JDs while STEM programs have languished by comparison.

Comment: Anonymous is the Wrong Tool for the Job (Score 1) 509

by l0ungeb0y (#48782049) Attached to: Anonymous Declares War Over Charlie Hebdo Attack
Al Qaeda, ISIS and their ilk aren't centralized organizations and can't be easily doxxed, DDoS'd or fought in an electronic manner. Bear in mind that the average terrorist has a less than average IQ and a higher than average belief in religion with a strong tendency toward violence. Their use of computers is at the same level as your typical non-technical user: Facebook, twitter, chat and email. So while Anonymous might cause them some hassle, it will ultimately require putting a gun to these people's heads and pulling the trigger.

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