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Comment: Re:The finding (Score 2) 125

by nschubach (#47534047) Attached to: Google Looking To Define a Healthy Human
Slightly related: My older brother cut the tip of his thumb off when working on a shop project. The piece of wood he just cut was falling off the table saw and he reached over the blade to stop if from falling. This was a week before he was supposed to leave for the Naval Academy (he wanted to be a Marine pilot.) To get into the Naval Academy took a Congressional (or Presidential) nomination which are limited per year and he had received one of the few. After getting his the top re-attached, it had died due to lack of blood flow and had to be re-removed. He had delayed his admission because of the accident and after healing up they figured he didn't have the dexterity and control needed to fly a jet.

Comment: Re:Feed Starving Children (Score 1) 38

by nschubach (#47191399) Attached to: NASA Beams Hi-Def Video From Space Via Laser
You are the only one equating population management with race. Rich people already manage population by not having unprotected sex and popping out children every nine months, as you've mentioned, but there is also a section of the population that's poor and white kicking out children like you wouldn't believe. It's only a racial issue because you see it as one. It's an education issue.

Comment: Re:We can do it. (Score 1) 162

by nschubach (#47000753) Attached to: The Internet's Broken. Who's Going To Invent a New One?
As badly as it would get abused, I'm not opposed to having every house connected to the town/village/city it belongs to and that would uplink to a State switching network that connected to each of it's neighbors It would have to have multiple paths in and out making monitoring more difficult since your packet could take one of many paths. Of course, this would be different outside the US... but each home would be a true node on the Internet without some Virtual network called an ISP lording over it all.

Comment: Re:Seconded. (Score 1) 104

by nschubach (#46783871) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which Router Firmware For Bandwidth Management?
I love how easy it is to setup QoS, VPN and such with Gargoyle. With OpenWRT the only real solution to this was to open an SSH and edit files. I normally don't have an issue with the command line, but trying to setup a VPN server on OpenWRT is a lesson in humility. The first point in the document tells you to learn every minutia about different VPNs and their technology. That's great if you want to learn about it all, but if you just want to set up a server and connect your laptop to your home network when you are away... you don't need to know that. There's also a lot of terminology thrown around that may not be necessary.

Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing. -- Thomas Tusser