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Comment what I really find disguisting... (Score 0) 304

is that less than 100 years ago oceans were absolutely pristine... and now we know the dangers of our actions and yet the legislators and politics which should be our public servants and represent the global voice of the people are ignoring the situation and taking only weak and localized actions. Where are we heading? Waiting for a random natural bacterial mutation to solve all our problems? Is it still a matter of 'faith' with humans? 'Someone' / ' something' will take care of it... We should change radically remove all our current ruling class and do the best we can with our only Planet, cease this totally insane tribal 'economy' driven society and do only what's best to live in a balance with the environment. We are little men that can only build a fleet of massive solar powered cleaning boats if someone move some paper and numbers in a computer to allocate 'xxx' billions in some bank account. This is so insane.....
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Hospitals Begin Data-Mining Patients 162

schwit1 (797399) sends word of a new and exciting use for all of the data various entities are collecting about you. From the article: You may soon get a call from your doctor if you've let your gym membership lapse, made a habit of ordering out for pizza or begin shopping at plus-sized stores. That's because some hospitals are starting to use detailed consumer data to create profiles on current and potential patients to identify those most likely to get sick, so the hospitals can intervene before they do. Acxiom Corp. (ACXM) and LexisNexis are two of the largest data brokers who collect such information on individuals. They say their data are supposed to be used only for marketing, not for medical purposes or to be included in medical records. While both sell to health insurers, they said it's to help those companies offer better services to members.

Comment so.... (Score 1) 461

What is all this bullshit nitpicking crap I read? You are trying to say that the whole MF Sun is not enough to power this filthy planet-landfill of ours if we really WANT to? PV is not the best solution anyway, solar thermodynamic (Nevada Solar One , or Andasol alike) is easiest and less process intensive to manufacture.... Price is nothing, price is a value that we give to some piece of shit table game paper bills... we just need to DO the best thing....

Comment Re:This (Score 1) 321

in a closed system like our planet there should be limitations, no more 'unlimited growth' 'unlimited profit' and so on.... companies size should be capped to a certain max size both as employees number and capital. And most importantly the richest manager/owner etc should not earn more than say 20-50 times the lowest wage, End of story...

Comment veracrypt anyone? (Score 1) 566

http://www.idrix.fr/Root/conte... with reinforced rounds... not best solution if codebase was compromised since the beginning...but still.... interesting to see if they will be taken down too... but as someone above said, I would rather not trust US based software too much anymore.... too many weak spots.... unfortunately... hope it changes... peace

Comment wow2 (Score 1) 1198

this thread spawn the best and brightest slashdotters indeed...... exactly when a military 'on duty' stops being a murderer in the eyes of victim's family members ? why is that alright? We totally condone murderers in so many situations, I say that the sole judge of the extent of the punishment should be the victim's closest family alone whenever it's possible.... Personally I would favor an incarceration only system.... death penalty is just some dark ages religious shit we should overcome asap....

Comment bah (Score 1) 59

it is a relatively weak news but nonetheless it's sad to see how people cannot accept the fact that a lot if not all the greatest scientists, inventors and innovators had a rather mystical and deeply philosophical side in their lives... that side to side to rigorous mathematical papers there were much more 'unscientific' studies... it's the human attraction for what is hidden and mysterious that always lives in the minds of explorers and scientists are first and foremost explorers.... we are creating a simplistic view of science through washed out propaganda and childish mottos.... sometimes so-called geeks should read more carefully the biographies of the giants on whom shoulders they stand...

Comment hmmm really.... (Score 2) 172

the whole solar system is covered with asteroid collisions..... shouldn't take a damn genius to get it's a real possibility to be hit by something a little too big to go unnoticed.... and the best solution ,as dear C.Sagan said, is to become a spacefaring race...the sooner we move our asses to mars (and beyond) the better.... it's our duty as a specie to at least colonize the solar system.... ...when they will stop laughing about it...

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