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Comment: Re:Cow (Score 1) 108

All they need now is a nonfat/soy cow so they can make latte.

I think a Llama would be much more suitable than a cow to bring to space.

  • * They're a ready-made scaled down camel. No doubt with selective breeding they could be scaled down further to space-friendly chihuahua size.
  • * Camel milk is a rich source of proteins and has potential antimicrobial activity to help protect against nasty space flu (you may mock now, but anti-gravity projectile vomiting is no joke). Its also lower in lactose, which is difficult for some folks, but higher in nutrients like potassium, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, sodium and zinc.
  • * They're hardy in arid climates like heavily airconditioned space stations and early terraformed mars.
  • * If you Google up what a bowl of fresh camel milk looks like, you'll see that it comes in a spectacularly pre-frothed state, just perfect for lattes and cappuccinos []
  • I, for one, welcome our new Chihuahua-sized Space Llama overlords.

I, for one, want a Chihuahua-sized Space Llama just because it would:
a: be awesome to have it run around the apartment
b: it could be a mobile remote holder and it wouldn't climb into the bed.
C: you could use those American doll horse stables for it and mucking it out is a breeze.
d. its quiet. No barking to wake up anyone yet it would spit and scare intruders.
e. Perfect for social media

So yes, I I, for one, welcome our new Chihuahua-sized Space Llamas just not as overlords.

Comment: We need to fork reality first (Score 1) 46

by thunderclap (#49473177) Attached to: The Makerspace Is the Next Open Source Frontier
"We will need to figure out how we collaborate and improve different pieces of these projects. For example, if someone refines a 3D printed fork, how do they fork the fork blueprints, submit their changes, have them reviewed, and get them merged into the project?" Just had to say that. To me there is something funny about forking a fork. In seriousness, it will never happen because big industry wants to monetize. The only way to break that ability is to destroy capitalism. So again this is all fluff and FUD.

Comment: Re:windows waaat? (Score 1) 35

by thunderclap (#49454237) Attached to: BitTorrent Launches Beta of Torrent-Based Browser Project Maelstrom
No its logical. Chromium has one one hundredth of a percent of market share and visibilty. If they were launching it for tablets and phones yes, I would agree. THEY ARE NOT. It was rolled out on the most visible, most popular, most used platform first. If you decide that isn't your rig then its your loss, But don't desparage them when they want the largest group of people looking at it.

Comment: Tired of the Hollywood whitewash (Score 1) 141

by thunderclap (#49426851) Attached to: Why CSI: Cyber Matters
One of CSI: Cyber's cast members, Shad Moss, has more followers than the entire top one thousand information security professionals on Twitter. So the solution to this is a badly made show that only dilutes the waters around cyber security? No. Its not. The truth is people are not going to get it. This isn't saying they are stupid. This is saying that its as beyond them as making a beef wellington and risotto to Chef Gordon Ramsey's expectations is. We need less of 'Hacking the Gibson' CSI style and more of John Oliver actually interviewing Edward Snowden and getting him to explain the patriot act by using genitalia pictures posted to Snapchat via Iphones.

Comment: Re:Long lasting (Score 1) 71

by thunderclap (#49362991) Attached to: Ikea Refugee Shelter Entering Production

It's all designed for European and Asian body-weights. Put that stuff to regular wear in the U.S and it's gonna buckle under the weight quicker, that's just how it is. But I agree they could put some more thought into the products they sell over in the U.S.

I am unaware of the UNHCR dealing with American refuges. I'm sometimes a little out of the loop but I thought I would have heard of that by now. Is it that bad in Texas these days?

American refugees = Homeless. As for it being bad in Texas, I think you confused them for California. They have the debt, never ending drought and illegal immigration. All Texas has is illegal immigration and the occasional idiot embarrassing him during SXSW and dragging Austin in as well.

Comment: Re:FTA (Score 1) 198

by thunderclap (#49362945) Attached to: Best Buy Kills Off Future Shop

Amazon sells MANY things brick-and-mortars don't any more. Want to find a good precision screwdriver set? I can't find a good set at Sears any more, nor Home Depot, nor Lowes, or smaller hardware stores, nor at Best Buy, or even harbor Freight. Sooo, where do I turn? Amazon.

I'm an Amazon customer as well, but remember, Jeff Bezos is not your friend. Once Best Buy goes out of business, Amazon's prices for electronics will go up, just as their music prices went up after all of their big box competitors suddenly folded about eight years ago.

Jeff Bezos is a remarkable businessman. He is not your friend.

Maybe Not but I just got 1 Hour delivery. Amazon is the Sears of the 21st century. I don't care if Bezos spends his money or sub orbital craft and building a moon base. I'm happy.

Comment: Re:Best buy (Score -1, Troll) 198

by thunderclap (#49362927) Attached to: Best Buy Kills Off Future Shop

Actually no. I just hate it when U.S. companies have to barge into Canada and throw perfectly good brands in the Recycle Bin like that. Our country is too Americanized. But I too am shocked that they allowed this redundancy to last so long, plus how abrupt it was.

Your country is too Americanized? Exactly what do you have that is distinctly Canadian? Hockey? Nope. Coffee? Nope (although I wish I had a Tim Horton's in Houston but thats me) Beer? Nope. You should be thankful we haven't just annexed you and be done with it. So be thankful you have access to all the stuff we here in the USA have worked hard to build.

Comment: Re:What kind of person did they study? (Score 1) 79

by thunderclap (#49313255) Attached to: MRIs Show Our Brains Shutting Down When We See Security Prompts
Which is why the UAC was useless to begin with and a primary contributor of the problem mentioned. Once we decide to do something, a innocuous box warning of nebulousness isn't effective. Its annoying and intrusive. I don;t have UAC enabled for that reason. I have tools enabled that simply do the job windows claimed UAC does without being inconvenient and pointless. That is the solution. Knowledge of whether the program is bad too begin with. Blocking of known bad actors beforehand. Prevention of said installation. Most people will NEVER know enough about computing to prevent 50% of all bad actors. Thats why things happen.

Comment: Re: HOWTO (Score 1) 1081

by thunderclap (#49261413) Attached to: How To Execute People In the 21st Century
With so many high-profile prison escapes recently it might seem that inmates are fleeing like never before. First the "Texas Seven" broke out of a maximum security prison, and now six of them — one has since committed suicide — are charged with killing a police officer while robbing a sporting goods store. Then last month, two Oklahoma inmates escaped from another maximum security prison, pulling toilets from cell walls and escaping through a hidden maintenance tunnel and a vent. Pulled from ABCNews: This week, six inmates in Alabama, using a broom to sneak under a fence, managed to bypass correctional officers and high-tech security systems to make their way out of the medium security St. Clair Correctional Facility. Despite these three highly publicized escapes, experts say prison breakouts are less common today than they were 10 years ago. "Escapes are going down," said Camille G. Camp, co-president of the Criminal Justice Institute, which has been publishing the Corrections Yearbook on criminal statistics since 1981. "The reason we've heard about all these recent outbreaks lately is that you'll have something dramatic, sensational." In 1990, 2,583 inmates nationwide escaped from minimum, medium and maximum security prisons, according to CJI. That number does not includes "walkaways," inmates who leave work programs or don't return after furlough programs. Your statement is BS, the only guarentee that they will be a danger to anyone again is if they are not on the earth.

AVG Announces Invisibility Glasses 150

Posted by samzenpus
from the now-you-see-it-now-you-don't dept.
BrianFagioli writes So what do these glasses from AVG Innovation Labs actually do? The security firm claims it can protect your identity in this new era of cameras everywhere. From the article: "'Through a mixture of technology and specialist materials, privacy wearables such as invisibility glasses can make it difficult for cameras or other facial recognition technologies to get a clear view of your identity', AVG claims. This is still in the prototype phase of testing, though it has been officially announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. There's a lot of science behind this -- a series of infrared lights surrounding the eyes and nose is not visible to other people, but cameras will pick it up making recognition difficult at best. There's also reflective materials involved, which aids in the blocking, or so it's claimed."

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