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Comment: Re:"Harbinger of Failure" = Hipsters? (Score 1) 259 259

Cheap ass people who buy stuff on special at end of life expecting miracles ie believing the lies they are told because they want to believe what favours them. That distorts the measure because of course by then many people believe the product is a failure. Now if they were early adopter failure selectors, hmm, now isn't that what early adopters who pick the right product are, people who have figured out what the losing products are and picked the winner.

Comment: Re:This is a GODDAMN DISASTER! (Score 1) 174 174

Everything about bit coin is scammy from the get go. From the psychopath term mining bit coin, you are not mining, you are simply insanely burning energy for nothing wasting computing cycles on a complete illusion. Secret transaction seem to be the goal, especially for the originators who computer cycled huge numbers of bit coins for little effort, the top of the pyramid scheme. Who backs bit coin, no one, don't compare it to a countries currency, a whole country and it government backs that and they still fail, so what chance does an imaginary currency whose only benefit is the facilitation of crime and tax evasion have, considering that countries can effectively zero it's value by legally making it illegal at any time and you know it is just a matter of time.

Comment: Re:Shark curiosity (Score 1) 89 89

A shark does not play with it food, that stupid meme is a stupid meme. Consider the learning exercise, you are born into a sea with no help or guidance, just genetic guidance about likely edible and inedible flavours in the sea you swim in as well as specific trial and error testing method for food sources. So safe trial and error method, be wary, approach target carefully see what it does, hmm, not much. So swing around again and bite, not a too small bite, else target will escape, not a too big because there could be a negative reaction, counter attack or toxic response. The just right bite, which will cripple the target reducing the chance of escape but minimise ingestion of possibly toxic substances or risk of counter attack. Now hang back for a bit and wait to see if minimal blood consumed toxic, takes a few minutes, cant not wait too long else other predators will turn up but need to wait long enough to make sure. Of course that's only the first time that particular target is met, from there on in, easy prey eat at first sight. What makes human difficult initial prey is of course once bitten they seek to immediately get out of the water and they are a vengeful species and do not tolerate eaters of people in any form. Keep in mind, 'missing, presumed drowned', can and often does mean successful shark attack, we only ever really see the failed shark attacks, shark learning about a new potential prey. A successful shark attack you will hear nothing about except a missing person report.

Comment: Re:Shark curiosity (Score 1) 89 89

A shark does not play with it food, that stupid meme is a stupid meme. Consider the learning exercise, you are born into a sea with no help or guidance, just genetic guidance about likely edible and inedible flavours in the sea you swim in as well as specific trial and error testing method for food sources. So safe trial and error method, be wary, approach target carefully see what it does, hmm, not much. So swing around again and bite, not a too small bite, else target will escape, not a too big because there could be a negative reaction, counter attack or toxic response. The just right bite, which will cripple the target reducing the chance of escape but minimise ingestion of possibly toxic substances or risk of counter attack. Now hang back for a bit and wait to see if minimal blood consumed toxic, takes a few minutes, cant not wait too long else other predators will turn up but need to wait long enough to make sure. Of course that's only the first time that particular target is met, from there on in, easy prey eat at first sight. What makes human difficult initial prey is of course once bitten they seek to immediately get out of the water and they are a vengeful species and do not tolerate eaters of people in any form, including and especially other people. Keep in mind, 'missing, presumed drowned', can and often does mean successful shark attack, we only ever really see the failed shark attacks. A successful shark attack you will hear nothing about except a missing person report.

Comment: Re:What happened to basic training standards? (Score 1, Insightful) 84 84

If you can shoot at them, they can shoot at you. The longer you take to aim, the longer you are exposed and someone else can aim at you or as is more often the case, take a snap shot at someone a few metres away and hit you by accident as they spray out bullets. Somehow a exo-skeleton that makes me stick my gun up with my head exposed behind it while it demands I take aim, kind of seems wildly offensive. Reality if the people you are training are too incompetent to learn to shoot relatively accurately with minimal training, you should not be giving them a gun because in the field they will revert to pray and spray and that is worse for your side rather than the other side. Many armies make recruits run/march for fifteen kilometres, then immediately get you on the firing range to shoot off twenty shoots and if you miss with too many shoots you fail and you are out. Of course it depends whether you want professional soldiers or just cannon fodder you can chew up and spit out, dumping them on the streets with crippling injuries.

Comment: Re:Good for greece (Score 0) 1174 1174

More the reality is that human society as a whole has to relearn the lesson of the difference between the allocation or resources and services versus the allocation of imaginary capital. Entirely too much emphasis is being placed upon the fantasy of imaginary money making more imaginary money and somehow that imaginary resource equating to real actual resources like food, water, energy, accommodation and clothing.

The future of capital has to change and it needs a realistic basis, that logical basis will likely be energy generation capacity. You can do lots and lots of stuff with energy, it's generation and use can make or break our world. More clean energy means making far better use of resources. With oodles of energy you could desalinate sufficient water to turn the worlds deserts in farms and turn current farms located in more fertile high rainfall regions back into rich bio diverse national parks, you could more effectively manage the world resources.

Tying capital to energy generation capacity, would create energy generation growth and create a focus on making energy cheaper, to generate more capital. Part of that energy equation is of course paying to clean up the pollution created by generating energy, a real cost, so logically cleaner energy generates higher returns.

Comment: Rather Than in more out (Score 2) 406 406

Custom OS is not about what is in it but all about what is left out. Custom OS for appliances that only has in it what is actually necessary for that appliance, maybe just maybe incorporate application into the OS rather than a separate post boot load.

I think future trend will be a shift from more flexible universal operating systems to more modular, take every out that is not necessary for this particular appliance operating system, this to simplify security and even application level features become modules added into the operating system, so one quick boot to full functionality. So a much more modular operating system.

Comment: Re:Doesn't disgust me (Score 1) 140 140

Human Rated https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.... Seriously only idiot conservatives could call a full test prior to using a human crew a waste. I'll bet the conservative response to the test was, just stick a bunch of liberal scientists as crew in an untested (full in flight test) and if it blows up, who cares, just fewer atheist scientists so a good thing.

A full test is not a waste, if it fails at least it fails without killing anyone. They could adjust the test to add a science package and thus get some additional value.

Comment: Re:Doesn't disgust me (Score 1) 140 140

Your propaganda is mind boggling false https://www.youtube.com/watch?.... He was a part of it, he did not create it and he warned about it. Socialism wants to spend money on hospitals and schools and social welfare. The right wingers want military for the main reason, if they can not get want they want via diplomacy and espionage, they will invade kill all who protest and take it. Infrastructure spending is socialism.

Comment: Re:Why force her to do something she doesn't want (Score 1) 248 248

Slashdot ebbs and flows, and as old readers and commenter move on, they feel it is dying (it is really just their interest is dying) and new readers and commenter try to shift it's content. Paid trolls of course abound, more in registered users than in actual individuals but they tend to fail and give up but they always return.

It seems like that coder because they obviously enjoy coding fails to grasp that many coders abandon coding because they do not like it. Those coders go on to sales and support and they do a good job because of they coding background. This does not stop coders from looking down their nose at those ex-coders now sales people.

Likely his wife in learning how to interact with her child had picked up skills and abilities that will help her deal with the typical troublesome customer.

Comment: Re:No (Score 1) 56 56

It is all so funny. Some management tools at M$ generated glorious completely spurious spreadsheets how that investment of $2.5 was going to generate huge returns. Now those people who created those spreadsheets just dumped the spreadsheets and the hot potatoes on others and said make it work because that spreadsheets says it can work. This leaves those poor victims with coming up with all sorts of crazy ideas to make it work, even though, in their hearts of hearts, they know it is absolutely impossible. Of course the more crazy ideas they come up with, desperate to generate that return on an investment, most players are now getting bored with, the worse it makes that investment look. Next will come putting the squeeze on players to generate more income and which inevitably drives them away. Then of course the biggest threat to mine craft, 'LEGO'. The huge advantages with LEGO as a competitor for Minecraft, is LEGOs merchandising is already rock solid and of course if they do completely custom sets, what you build in a virtually lego world, they can sell you as a package and LEGO has a whole range of games and media content.

This is I believe that M$ might have been hoping for mine craft, only problem is mine craft in the real world is a great big zero and it has a huge existing competitor. M$ should really have bought or partnered with LEGO, that was the more sound and logical choice.

Comment: Re:Profit over safety (Score 1, Insightful) 127 127

Private corporations also generate "stifling, inattentive bureaucracy, under motivated employees", this as a direct result of nepotism and of course under paying and overworking employees that corporations routinely treat as disposable.

So private corporations exhibit all the worst behaviour of government organisation they just another layer of crap on top being greed and egocentric management and nepotism.

Seriously Wall street should be gutted and no corporation should ever be allowed to be worth more than a billion dollars unless it is willing to abandon the protection of limited liability for share holders. Share holders in over sized corporations should be fully liable for those debts generated by those corporations due to the impact upon society when they inevitably fail.

Comment: Re:Drone It (Score 1) 833 833

So a total success in the eyes of the military industrial complex plus the added bonus of various US vassal states (Britain, Australia, Italy, Turkey, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and Canada), who are required under threat of disruptive espionage activities to pay tribute buying that hunk of junk. So billions more in income and double plus bonus, it will need to be replaced in the near future. It seems to look like the US military industrial complex has picked up on the M$ tactic of every 2nd version being crap, so schmuck customers feel better when they pay again for the other every 2nd version that is at least somewhat functional and usable.

Make no mistake no matter how crap the F35 is, those vassal states will pay full price for them and for their replacement, it is most definitely not a choice. Not only will they have to buy them, they will be required to say how great they are.

Comment: Re:Glaing Error (Score 1) 305 305

I am a non-native Australian and hence things like a 'Fair Go' http://www.theage.com.au/news/..., supporting the 'Battler' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/..., cause me some problem with regard to the treatment of the 'adjective' people of Australia (adjective as the Australian government refers to them via an adjective rather than the names of their appropriate nations) and just like other countries their culture and religion are somehow considered foreign to Australian religion and culture. So it is not the question of a particular cultural or religious element but how it is refereed to as not being part of that countries culture and religious elements.

Comment: Re:Glaing Error (Score 1) 305 305

You are being purposefully obtuse. They are American hence their culture and religions are also American, not my definition of what is or is not American culture, theirs. They are American hence their culture and religions as also American. It is obvious that the only American culture celebrated in America is immigrant culture and native culture is excluded from public recognition and celebration. Every time they challenge actions based upon their native culture and religion, it is emphatically rejected by the majority of Americans and the American government as not being American. Nothing to do with what I define as being elements of American but everything to do with 'ALL' immigrant nations and how native culture, religion and history are not accepted as being the countries culture, religion and history but being separate from it.

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