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Comment: Re:Excuse me, are you THREATENING us, now? (Score 1) 386

we are not inmates in a prison, which is exactly how they want to treat everyone: Monitored and guarded 24/7/365, and all communications monitored and inspected.

You can get drugs in prison. Either their goal has nothing to do with bad guys are they are just too stupid to be believed.

Comment: Re:Since when did unknown == paradox?? (Score 1) 230

by strikethree (#48891759) Attached to: The Paradoxes That Threaten To Tear Modern Cosmology Apart

The paradox is that energy is supposed to be conserved, but space has energy and is increasing.

There is no paradox here. As matter increases, so does "empty space". The energy is an artifact of this separation of matter and space-time. Matter and space-time want to recombine. The real question here is why did matter and space-time disambiguate to begin with.

Comment: Re:"inescapable conclusion" (Score 1) 230

by strikethree (#48891741) Attached to: The Paradoxes That Threaten To Tear Modern Cosmology Apart

All is one... a sort of field. There is no such thing as matter or space-time. (empirically there is but we will get to that momentarily)

As this field cools, it begins to separate. As energy "cools" it condenses into "knots of energy" called matter. What is left over from this is called space, but as pointed out previously, should really be called space-time as they are both properties of what is left when you extract "matter" from the One Field.

Gravity does not exist (empirically it does). It is merely an artifact of time in relation to "matter". There is no quantum foam (empirically there is), that is merely an artifact of the One Field trying to be one again.

It is your empirical knowledge that is making it so hard for "mankind" to see the truth of it all.

Knar Goowoos from the Spiro galaxy in the year as you reckon it 87,948.6

Comment: Re:Only for the first year (Score 1) 570

by strikethree (#48882363) Attached to: Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

The much-maligned UI is actually just the Windows 7 UI with a full-screen Start menu

Troll, lie, or astroturf? Hard to say.

Last time I looked, Windows 7 used drop shadows and gradients to indicate which window was on top or had focus and that Windows 8.x removed the drop shadow... and even worse, removed the gradient on the window borders. What this means is that if you have a series of windows haphazardly stacked on top of each other it is impossible to tell which set of controls belongs to exactly which window.

But yeah, other than all of the differences, the Windows 7 GUI and the Windows 8 GUI are exactly the same. D'oh. (I should have just modded you down but I am somewhat religiously against using mod points in a negative manner)

Comment: Re:Science by democracy doesn't work? (Score 1) 467

by strikethree (#48882347) Attached to: Science By Democracy Doesn't Work

The future hasn't happened yet.

Yes. Yes it has.
/me slowly looks up at the timestamp on his post and the timestamp on itzly's post.

Okay. I am SERIOUSLY creeped out now. The CAPTCHAs here are usually relatively prescient if you think in a broad enough manner but this time, the CAPTCHA was orthant.


Comment: Re:I am going to say "Yes" (Score 1) 489

by strikethree (#48872181) Attached to: Windows 10: Can Microsoft Get It Right This Time?

Any Windows users who have used it with Start8 or Classic Start can attest that it's faster, more stable and overall better than Windows 7.

WTF? Are you some sort of Windows apologist or something? Windows 8 is demonstrably worse than Windows 7. Windows 8 uses up far more resources - disk space - cpu time slices - RAM, etc. Furthermore, it is far more complex which creates a MUCH larger attack surface. There are twice as many services and programs running on an idle system from Windows 7 to Windows 8. Seriously, WTF is up with that?

And then there is the GUI. When I have numerous overlapping windows open, I can not find the controls to minimize a particular window. It is all flat and the color is the same. It looks like an explosion in an origami factory without shadows to determine which piece of paper is on top of which piece of paper. I have closed the wrong window NUMEROUS times because I can not tell which windows controls I am clicking on.

No, Windows 8 is pure garbage with absolutely no redeeming qualities other than being more stable than Windows 95/98. Even then, it is less usable than 95/98.

And yeah, Windows 10 does NOT improve on the GUI other than to limit Metro (or whatever its name is now) to the start menu. Flat paper cutouts are garbage and I will not be using it.

Comment: Re:Hello insurance fraud (Score 1) 199

by strikethree (#48872087) Attached to: Insurance Company Dongles Don't Offer Much Assurance Against Hacking

A possible reason for hacking into the module would therefore be to falsify the data sent back to the company; a boy racer who regularly breaks speed limits, corners absurdly fast and brakes late if at all would gain substantially from a fraudulent data recording which portrayed him as someone with the driving habits of an octogenarian grandmother

This is one of the things that annoys the hell out of me. Speed, in and of itself, does NOT cause accidents. That boy racer type may be avoiding accidents (except when he is racing, where the goal is to win, not drive safely) and the octogenarian may in fact be causing numerous accidents by changing lanes at slow speed in front of faster moving traffic.

A dongle will NOT tell you what is going on around the car. Generally speaking, you should be going slightly faster or slightly slow than traffic around you. This keeps traffic flowing smoothly. Move out of the way if someone appears to be going faster than you. Do not tailgate if someone is going slower than you... of course, expecting cooperation will surely lead to disappointment so all you can do is try to follow the two rules above as best you can and take a zen approach when others choose not to cooperate.

Regardless, there is no single set of traits that can be measured through ODB II that will indicate whether or not a person is a good driver or a bad driver.

Comment: Re:Double standard all the way (Score 1) 181

by strikethree (#48855765) Attached to: NSA Hack of N. Korea Convinced Obama NK Was Behind Sony Hack

Hey genius, it is illegal, not even merely illegal but against the founding principles of the United States, for the NSA to spy on American Citizens within the USA (or even outside of it but that is another discussion); however, it is NOT illegal or against the founding principles of America to spy on foreign countries.

I am unsure how you even equate the two as evidence for enforcing laws sporadically. Whoever modded you to +4 either has an agenda or is a moron.

Comment: Re:The pendulum swings too far... (Score 1) 441

by strikethree (#48828155) Attached to: Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now

All of your points are valid in one sense. What you miss is that the price of oil was engineered to be low specifically to smack Russia. That makes your timeline less believable. Prices will rise when America decides that hurting Russia in this way is not viable any longer. Will that be Memorial Day? Could be. No idea.

Comment: Re:What has happened to Linux? (Score 1) 552

by strikethree (#48827851) Attached to: SystemD Gains New Networking Features

What the hell is happening to the Linux ecosystem?

The conspiracy nut inside of me says that Microsoft has finally found a way to destroy Linux....

Unfortunately, this is all too perfect. There is no way Microsoft could coordinate all this without any evidence showing up that they were doing it. I would have to guess that it is really all just human madness.

If I were a grave-digger or even a hangman, there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment. -- Douglas Jerrold