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Comment: Re:Stop using Sweden as an example. (Score 2) 231

by nucrash (#48903849) Attached to: Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

But according to the Heritage Foundation, Sweden isn't all that socialist because they have far less regulation. They just have higher taxes and poorer people. Granted, that was a manipulation of statistics, but I found the entire article rather hilarious.

I am trying to find this, but haven't had the luck.

Comment: Re:Dear NCTA..... (Score 1) 231

by nucrash (#48903741) Attached to: Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

Name calling is not the way. We should guilt these companies into believing that they are holding us back. They are not being the best in the world. They are preventing America from being the first nation. We should hold them accountable, but also let them know what harm they are causing.

Comment: What happened to American Elitism? (Score 3, Interesting) 231

by nucrash (#48903733) Attached to: Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

This is a series of companies telling us that we don't need the best in the world, all the while we have our government leaders telling us that we are the best in the world.

Friedman talked about how our inter connectivity by the internet has pushed globalization to the forefront, and the US has lead because of this. Now that other countries are taking queue from the US, should our broadband providers become lax and accept the status quo, or should we demand to keep growing? I for one feel that we as a nation should demand more of our companies in order to promote growth, and if they feel the need to stop that growth, then they should be displaced. We have already started by cutting cables to the cable television companies because that no longer fits our needs. If we start to see markets stagnate, then we should have a right to ask them to keep growing. The internet has been key to the global dominance of the United States. Why prohibit our growth. Broadband providers companies, why do you hate America?

Comment: Re:Pope is right! (Score 1) 890

by nucrash (#48819229) Attached to: Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

I see this as a push for civil discourse.

Calling your mother a slut doesn't really solve anything other than making the person saying it looking like a bit of a bully, and draw attention to information that people probably already knew, just simply forgot.

At the end of the day, you're probably pissed off. Your mom might be pissed off, after the mail man leaves. A few of my friends probably had a quick chuckle, but then think I am a bit of an ass, and feel sorry for you. Yet, we still don't know who your father is. So has anything really been accomplished?

Comment: Re:Michio Kaku (Score 2) 227

by nucrash (#48806545) Attached to: Lawrence Krauss On Scientists As Celebrities: Good For Science?

I read the Future of the Mind and have to say that I am inspired to direct my studies towards neurology and man-machine interfaces as well as man-machine interface security.

I introduced myself to Michio Kaku late one night when I couldn't get any sleep. After Bill Nye's challenge to have Creationists stop hurting their children by teaching Creationism to them, I started looking through other postings to the BigThink Channel on Youtube. After seeing a 45 minute lecture on Physics, I thought I found myself hours later, wide awake at 5am, cursing him for being too interesting.

As far as the subject of celebrity scientists, we need idols who aren't airheads. Someone who can inspire people to work harder, strive to be more intelligent, I fail to see the harm. Who else should we be inspired by? Peter Griffen? Homer Simpson? Paris Hilton? Justin Bieber?

Comment: Re:Countless Comments on Prior Articles & Now (Score 2, Insightful) 219

by nucrash (#48763907) Attached to: FBI: North Korean Hackers "Got Sloppy", Leaked IP Addresses

Yup, definitely North Korea! There is no possibility that anyone could have setup a proxy account on some North Korean IPs. Apparently that would never happen. Nope, not one iota of possibility. Those were definitely the originating IP addresses.

Here is what I see as possible:
1. North Korea managed to develop an acceptable army of hackers on their own in 5 years. (No internet in 2009, supposedly)
2. A group of hackers attacked Sony and North Korea managed to get tangled up in this with the release of the Interview.
3. China managed to help North Korea develop a group of hackers in 5 years.
4. Koreans from South Korea or Japan (There are several in Japan trying to get into government positions) who actually proxied into North Korea and executed the attack. (Samsung?)
5. Koreans in the US or elsewhere in the world managed to execute the this attack via proxy because they really don't like Sony?
6. Cyber Command or some other US agency decided to execute the attack, because let's rally the troops against North Korea because Syria is getting old?
7. Sony managed to pull off the entire thing because, "Rootkit 2005?"

More possibilities, but as this list grows longer, the realm of possibility gets less likely.

Comment: Re:I don't even... (Score 1) 323

by nucrash (#48653407) Attached to: Putting Time Out In Time Out: The Science of Discipline

While this is true, the article by the Atlantic does appear to have some more interesting substance. Sorry that the submission doesn't grab you. Those who are interested in Neuroscience, such as myself, find the article at least a bit more entertaining.

Perhaps if we consider how we are approaching the mind in how it receives information and writes to long term memory, we can educate in a way that is more effective. While some people assume that this can be used as a big brother tool to train people to be robots, I see this as a tool to create an intelligent society or at least a curious society.

While subby and the Atlantic talk of discipline, I see this in a whole different manner of speaking. Then again, I see the writing of the original direction of the article, be misleading as well. Is subby to blame?

Comment: Re:Screw them (Score 1) 221

by nucrash (#48634495) Attached to: Hackers' Shutdown of 'The Interview' Confirms Coding Is a Superpower

Push the movie to the digital streaming platforms. Netflix, Apple, Amazon, Hulu, and others could monetize the hell out of the movie. While that won't gain the money of a theatrical release, at least they will get some of the costs back.

Being that Sony is Japanese and has had a few issues with North Korea in the past, I can understand their country being a bit apprehensive about the release though.

Comment: Re:Woohoo, let's explore (Score 3, Insightful) 140

by nucrash (#48530505) Attached to: NASA's Orion Capsule Reaches Orbit

Capabilities of the space craft being 3600 miles above Earth.

I am a bit disappointed though, I would like to see how she performs at least after a loop or two around the moon. To get Orion out in space for a couple loopty loops around the planet feels like such a waste of taxpayer money. Know, baby steps, but can we at least take a full step rather than this edging forward. When we look at the size and scale of Apollo in comparison to this, we would have already been launching people after the engineering modifications, after barbequing a trio of astronauts.
We have been working on Constellation/Orion/SLS since 2005 or possibly earlier, post Columbia 2003, when we thought the space shuttles were going to need to be retired. Sadly, if this had been Apollo, we would already be seeing Neil on the Moon's surface waving back at us. There should be no reason why we shouldn't be able to get our own people up to a space station largely funded by us. I say we push forward with Orion testing, but also use it as a supply tool for the ISS.

Comment: Re:You can pry my wallet from my... (Score 1) 375

by nucrash (#48506237) Attached to: The Cashless Society? It's Already Coming

As far as I am from a doomsday preparation fan, I tend to take security seriously. You might say that security is in my job title, which is accurate. Yes, you can have your tools provided by online resources, but depending on your paranoia level, you can also create an online profile which can be tracked with ease.
Perhaps you want to be stalked, that's fine. We live in a society were fewer people value privacy. While I do enjoy the openness of open source as well as knowledge, I still hold a few things sacred and try to keep them to myself. Helps reduce the chance of identity theft and security breaches.

TNO tends to be a nice practice from time to time.

Where there's a will, there's an Inheritance Tax.