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Comment Maybe the 170 million don't care to have the world (Score 1) 456

Facebook, where every Tom, Dick and Mary tell their life stories daily. Google+, where if you want to contact a like minded individual, you do, without all the bandwidth hungry apps, targeted ads for your sex, age group, possible ED, and annoying popups. Hmm... sounds like there are some not driven by the maddening crowd.

Comment Just think of all the jobs! (Score 1) 199

While there will be the inconvience of the government knowing all that you are talking, texiting and complaining about, think of all the jobs this will provide for those that will have to sort and determine who to check out as a terrotist! Why, with all the unemployment in the Muslim community, there is a "willing" body of people that would just love to sit at a computer reading all your mail! And of course, since you all have to be "PC", just because they are not "true" English people, you can't deny them the jobs! Can't wait for it to expand to the US! End of privacy, and Unemployment at the same time!

Comment Foundation (Score 1) 240

I remember a famous series about a world system that was based on the "predictions" of a master scientist, and how it all fell apart when the unaccountable was entered into the equation. For those with the grandiose idea that they can "prevent" changes that they don't approve of by this current effort, reminds me of the story of an ant standing on a railroad, holding up his hand to stop the train.

Comment Re:Science. (Score 1) 361

In legal terms, there is the concept of "chain of evidence" meaning that the material has not left authorized hands, nor sat on a shelf unattended for 53 years. If this was a murder trial, that "chain of evidence" would be completely broken. If this is required to prove the death of someone, it surely must apply to prove the "life" of something.

Comment Please pass the A1! (Score 1) 147

Why not print something you can sell to everyone? T-Bone steaks! If you think your printer cartridge cost is bad now, wait until you try to buy the kidney favored one!

Comment Clip and paste (Score 1) 204

I guess we will have to do like in the "old" days. Clip words and letters from newspapers and magazines, and paste them in the email... Another trick. Send it through a translator to another language, then back to your native tongue. There is always something "missing in translation" and one of them is always the style of the writer...

Comment Re:Not as useful as you'd think for the same reaso (Score 1) 289

I would hope that Canon, a big name in lens for years, would be working to overcome that limitation. It is hard to imagine that they wouldn't be doing something in the lens field to match and make the sensor usable. But, maybe as the report had stated about the 50 Megapixel not showing up, as you said, it is that difficulty they haven't overcome. It is like being given a $1000 bill and no one having the change to break it...

Comment Why would any Smart machine want to contact us? (Score 1) 452

Look at it this way. If all that is out there are Smart machinces, why would they want to contact biological life forms? And what would motiviate them to leave a planet? They would have to hardwired "Hairwire" to continue the "passions" of biological beings, which is not of benefit to rational machine enities. Even the Borg had to have a Biological factor to desire to 'assimilate' others. No matter how smart the toaster is, it will see no advantage in looking for bread to burn out its elements. It will be happy to collect dust and stay put.

Comment Need to blend this with a space suit (Score 1) 83

Sounds like the boys from NASA should get hold of this technology, since the guys in long term space are being bombarded on a regular basis. It might cut some of the current suits mass down, or give the mass over to particle stopping material, instead of radition protection. Even in the ISS, the exposure rate must be high.

Comment Re:um, ok (Score 1) 219

I always wondered why Gucci stuff was so expensive... Well, it might be that someone needs to get Mr. Obama to hire this man. If he can do something that the govenment has thrown billions at, and FUND it from the Rich people, he is a gold mine that the Treasury needs to learn to tap.

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