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Comment: Correct me if I'm wrong (Score 2) 162

by skovnymfe (#49307495) Attached to: How Space Can Expand Faster Than the Speed of Light
Correct me if I'm wrong, but do we even know how big "space itself" is? I mean sure, we have an idea as to how much of it we can see thanks to radiation and whatnot, but who's to say it's not actually bigger than we ever thought? We live at the bum end of the galaxy, who's to say we don't also live at the bum end of a universe that expands twice or a hundred times farther in the other direction than we ever considered? And who's to say that all of what we can see actually belongs to our universe and isn't just spill-over from a bunch of intersecting universes? And who's to say our big-bang-bubble-universe isn't just one in countless universes expanding all throughout space itself? What is space itself anyway? Isn't it just an arbitrary construct created to give ourself some sense of importants, some sense of being in a specific place and time, because our simple brains can't cope with not knowing where we are and how the universe revolves around us? What is the question about life, the universe and everything, anyway?

Comment: Re:I hope it works (Score 3, Informative) 60

by skovnymfe (#48873779) Attached to: Calls For European ISPs To Filter Content Could Be Illegal

They don't actually block content. If you use your ISP provided DNS service then lookup requests for certain domain names will be hijacked, and redirect to a "This page done bad" website.

As the article states, actually blocking content requires snooping on content and that's not just expensive, it's legality is questionable. As such, if you want to torrent and whatnot, you are still free to switch to a public, unfiltered DNS service á la Google or OpenDNS.

Comment: I could see it happening (Score 1) 129

by skovnymfe (#48703017) Attached to: Peter Diamandis: Technology Is Dissolving National Borders

A governing body for each continent controlling local policies like resource management and wildlife preservation, and whatnot, and a global governing body dictating global stuff like how much we must pay in copyright taxes and other such wildly important politics.

I'm not saying it's a good idea or not, but I can see it happening. We're already moving in that direction. Japan takes over Australia, Korea and the island nations, China absorbs India and all the other surrounding countries that don't particularly like China, including Russia once it collapses, Africa experiences a growth boom and becomes the new defacto place to be like China once was, European Union is already there, as is USA. South America just needs to stop fooling around and get on with it.

Comment: Re:Nope. (Score 1) 83

by skovnymfe (#48694485) Attached to: Russia Plans To Build World First DNA Databank of All Living Things
Suppose these ingenious Russians deviced a way to put one building on top of another. Each building would then be connected by a metal box that can travel up and down along a corridor, perhaps attached to cables for pull action, or some sort of push device. Wouldn't that just be fantastical?

If you can't understand it, it is intuitively obvious.