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Comment Does this mean we don't need dark matter anymore? (Score -1, Redundant) 92

As far as I can tell, dark matter is just the modern equivalent of the cosmological constant - "I dunno, but if we fudge-factor in n it all works!". If we're finding supermassive black holes are more numerous than previously thought, might the extra mass be enough to account for some of the anomalies currently attributed to dark matter? We already know singularities are inherently hard to detect unless they happen to be feeding on something.

Comment We the sheeple of the United States (Score 2) 113

In order to form a more secure union, establish control, insure domestic profitability, provide for the common subjugation and secure the blessings of security to ourselves and our chattel do ordain and establish this reinterpretation of the Constitution of the United States of America.

Any questions?

Comment Gee, it's just like the A-Bomb! (Score 1) 55

Even our politicians have caught on that you can't stuff the genie back into the bottle. I wonder how long it'll take the entertainment industries of various nations to catch on.

Illegal filesharing could conceivably nuke the entertainment industry - not completely, but enough to get their attention. They should consider an alternative to the adversarial approach - deploy their own fileshares and make it economically and technically desirable to use those sources. It would be like nuclear power for the entertainment industry. But no - they just seem interested in garbage like the TPP, torrent cache posioning, idiotic lawsuits, domain takedowns and other WMD technologies. Entertainment is becoming the North Korea of industries.

Comment Re:Telnet shell? (Score 1) 216

Telnet is a great diagnostic tool. I wouldn't use it for connectivity, but to see what's happening on a specified network port somewhere it's great. Microsoft still provides the telnet client, even with Windows 8.1 - PuTTY not required. Then again, the average Windows user should probably use PuTTY's telnet client - the averagre Windows user actually shouldn't use Telnet at all, but at least PuTTY makes it point 'n' click easy.

Comment Personally, I prefer Cygwin's OpenSSH client. (Score 1) 216

Unlike PuTTY (which is a fantastic piece of work, BTW), I understand the OpenSSH client. I guess my UNIX roots are showing.

With that said, I do routinely install PuTTY - I've gotten tired of the old arguments:

(ME): "What ports should I use on the jump server, and is Netcat installed there?"

(COWORKER): "Just click on PuTTY and go to the Tunnels part . . ."

(ME): "Can't you just tell me what ports to use?"

(COWORKER): "The only way I know how is in PuTTY."

Anybody but me ever felt the urge to punch the monkey?

Comment Re:I feel he should've gotten life no parole. (Score 1) 649

Well . . . that, and to avoid living in a state which sponsors murder. That is what the death penalty is, is it not? State-sponsored murder?

If Tsarnaev were to choose to commit suicide during a life sentence, I suspect he could find a way. Does that assuage your distaste for my motives?

Comment I feel he should've gotten life no parole. (Score 5, Insightful) 649

To borrow a concept from a classic movie . . .

The dead do not exist for all their lives in a six foot by ten foot box. They do not weep for lost freedom, nor yearn for sunshine and gentle wind. They do not slip gradually to the madness of long isolation. Tsarnaev should be made to know these things.

To downgrade the human mind is bad theology. - C. K. Chesterton