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Comment hehhh (Score 1) 1215 1215

my biggest reason is that I can't afford hardware to run a recent Windows release. I'm still using XP-level hardware. my own fault for improper budgeting. that being said, XP sucks and I decided that I'd like to be a legitimately-licensed software user. Linux made sense. It runs reasonable well with a light window manager and suits my basic computing needs. If I ever decide to edit video (have tried and failed with linux) I will try out OS X or maybe bite the bullet and get a windows machine. I would hold out as long as possible though. There is nothing appealing about windows to me.

Comment b.s. (Score 1) 366 366

I remember reading about some republican figurehead who claimed that liberal people are just over-educated..... not to be political or anything though, I digress... I have a B.S. and work at a donut factory. I had been working with a PhD student until she got an assistantship finally. I don't really feel entitled to better work and I'm sure I could've found some shitty office job by now if I wanted to. The economic situation isn't working in my favor but it's not impossible. I'd rather have a semi-skilled job with low stress and plenty of free time. So what if I have to dumpster dive sometimes? it's more fun anyway. I can'not imagine the factory work that the Chinese are turning away. My brain immediately envisions hot lead, barrels of mercury, 18 hr days. I'm sure they're modernizing the conditions as much as any other place but really, alot of the current education paradigm is based on generating more drone workers anyway. More cogs in a gigantic machine with too many cogs that's gonna splatter allover the place....

Comment Re:What fallacy? (Score 1) 729 729

the fallacy is the assumption that the human nervous system is a separate entity observing a universe that is completely outside of it. i.e. assumption that you are not a product of the universe. an outside system observing a completely separate system. and consciousness (as we are now becoming conscious of) is a very integral part of "physics" and the universe in general. it's not a machine that functions on random fluctuations and coincidences

Submission + - Teleportation in Time->

screamphilling writes: Conventional entanglement links particles across space. Jay Olson and Timothy Ralph at the University of Queensland in Australia say they've discovered a new type of entanglement that extends, not through space, but through time. But there's a twist. Olson and Ralph show that the detection of the qubit in the future must be symmetric in time with its creation in the past. "If the past detector was active at a quarter to 12:00, then the future detector must wait to become active at precisely a quarter past 12:00 in order to achieve entanglement," they say. For that reason, they call this process "teleportation in time".
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Comment regional (Score 0) 80 80

the thing is.... teh interwebz turns the planet into a region... therefore, teh interwebz provide regional influence on Iran and not vice-versa. ohhh noes, the middle east is improving their communication infrastructure and not using expensive western-owned satellites to do so... terrorists win!

I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated. -- Poul Anderson

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