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Comment Re:What happens if this goes wrong? (Score 1) 66

The living skin of the barrier reef has been destroyed many times, proof of this is in coral cores. The reef as we know it today, was a coastal formation several kilometres inland, not all that long ago in geologic terms. Basically environmental conditions at the reef are going outside of current coral polyp survival range, when conditions return so the coral polyp larvae that lands on the reef will thrive. Worrying about saving coral polyp housing is kind of stupid when we are going to be losing coastal human cities and the pollution from the run off from drowning cities will kill off a lot more than just coral. Fuck the reef, save our cities. You know what, by taking the right steps to prevent the rising sea levels, we can save both but lets focus on really serious shit we will be losing.

Comment Re:Rookie (Score 1) 42

I'll bet the paranoia about the code is because that's where the real shenanigans are going on. Likely KCGs algorithms are better at tracking insider trading than the SECs hence the desperate need for secrecy, not to report the insider trading but to join in. There are real patterns based around insider trading and the claims of worthwhile patterns in regular trading are just a pipe dream.

Comment Re: Time to switch (Score 1) 203

Nothing last forever. Windos died on the phone, one the server, on the web, on TVs, on tablets and is dying on budget notebooks. The desktop market is shrinking and M$ cant sell new products because they are loathed as a company. The world runs on people not on M$. All M$ software could disappear and the world would restructure around Linus with a month.

Office run on what ever software they started with for as long as they can, because change costs money, problem is M$ continually forces change to generate more profits and that is costing too much. Reality is, all bullshit aside, trying to force renting access to a companies own data, extorting payment and compliance, trying to steal company proprietary data, will kill M$ and growing refusal of windows 10 is proving that. Incumbents hang in for quite some time but when they start to lose, they collapse, it called a 'house of cards'. Tiny Limp the beast of Redmond already lost the bulk of it's power and is down to extorting customers via data lock in, the last refuge of a ex-monopolist.

Comment Re:What a weird add (Score 1) 97

SteamOS is very likely to change that. Not a huge space in that market and it will likely get much tighter as manufacturers jump into that market. It is likely even game publishers and gaming studios will jump into the Steam OS market https://arstechnica.com/gaming..., as it grows. In the back of managements mind will be escaping M$ licensing fees and controls and creating a easier to access gaming market. Valve would likely do far better if the opened up SteamOS to broader investment and sharing of control. To further develop the SteamOS valve needs to start distributing popular FOSS titles (small returns but great advertising and drawing more people to their platform).

Comment Re:Patriot (Score 1) 173

Reads to me like the buffoons are looking for someone who will spook easy by the publishing of a clearly PR=B$ story. Why the story because they don't have a clue and they are trying to force changes in patterns of behaviour. In the world of professional paranoia those least to trust are your own comrades in invasions of privacy, keeping secret what the public should no, in damaging democracy to feed the ego and greed of a minority, is betrayal of their own society to the detriment of all. The real traitors are the ones on public display giving speeches to protect their power and to seize more.

First that empty pompous speech like we have to listen to our employees, where those idiots forget who they are working for and are all whiny about being a pack of fuck ups. Now empty news stories, yes, they are on the hunt for spies, crooks, and traitors (except they ones they know about and control to enhance their own power and ego), yes because prior to this the fuckwits were on holiday for decades hunting no one. Saudis flying jets, Israelis celebrating buildings being destroyed, terrorists with US arms and munitions, incompetent government officials incapable of maintaining secrets, mass charity fraud behind the auspices of government, corporations corruptly controlling government agencies, wars for profit, supporting enemies and betraying allies, blind as fuck (incompetence as an excuse if failing and the corruption has become pretty public) to all that but Wikileaks is the problem because they expose that.

I think they are kind of stuck, raiding a whole bunch of employees houses and harassing their families, whilst it might produce results would further cripple morale, generate thousands of resignations and further damage their recruiting capabilities. They have become fearful and incompetent in their corruption, nepotism running rife, really crap political appointees all over the place, those idiot fuckers are using tactics straight out of hollywood movies thinking they will work, instead of just making them look like incompetent morons. Next up will be grabbing agents and contractors at random and interrogating them, enhanced interrogation, third world style, to match the third world style fools running the US.

Comment Re:You always remember the first time... (Score 1) 29

Schools have to teach a range of students, some genetically are more capable of achieving understanding and others are more bound by belief. The believers tend to be the majority and the under standers the minority and that is genetically tied to belief, a belief in reproduction, really quite primitive. You teach believers by rote, it is the way they learn because it is the way they think. Logically there should be separate classes, those with emphasis for understanders and those with a emphasis for more belief based individuals. It is likely one group gains epiphanies from achieving understanding whilst the other group gains epiphanies from certainties in an empty beliefs (pity the believers their certainties are often empty traps).

Comment Re:This article would have been nice two days ago (Score 1) 78

Worried about what they are seeing you do, then let them see a whole bunch of stuff you do not do, why try to steam the flow of your privacy when you can deluge them with a flood http://www.cs.nyu.edu/trackmen... and https://adnauseam.io/. I am also thinking email games might be interesting to floor every possible channel with useless information, even all the spy vs spy stuff. Say an email game where one side plots to assassinate the president of Ameriganislav and the other plays as agents, trading emails with plots and encryption for the other side break, when side plotting the assasination and the other side trying to foil the plot a game to punish the professionally paranoid illegally spying on everyone with a flood of suggestive data to poison spy data bases, the game run from a web site.

So as many way as possible to generate false data at many, many mutliples of real data generated. A personal profile made totally meaningness and as a bonus the more you generate the more they must spend to store it. Double their data storage bill, triple it, how about increasing storage requirements hundreds of times over. Think of all the time, you are not on there internet but your computer could be, generating volumes of false empty data, hundreds of thousands of web visits you never went to, hundred of thousands of searches you never did, emails you never sent, your computer and software flooding marketers with empty data they have to pay to store.

Comment Re:Potential to be quite the powerful lawsuit! (Score 3, Insightful) 83

There is also the matter of what is done with the information. Is Google seeking to manipulate the choices of children regardless of the psychological harm that causes those children. Peer pressure is the marketing tool of choice, using peer pressure damages children, those who stigmatise others and the victims of that psychological attack, the penalty applied to children for the parents failure to buy the products demanded by adults with degree in marketing and psychological. That would be child abuse upon a mass scale. Even in parents consent to the information being gathered, I strongly doubt they would accept psychologically trained professional adults manipulating children to feed the greed of those adults, with total disregard to the psychological impact upon those children the Goolge's trained professionals are preying upon. Not them alone of course, M$ and now even the ISPs are also looking to psychological prey upon and manipulate children.

Time for a complete ban on collecting information about minors and targeting them with marketing, a complete across the board ban.

Comment Re:It will go unnoticed (Score 1) 89

If it is anything like the bullshit windows desktop boots, they can bugger off. Ohh, look I can see my desktop, what the hell, can't launch any applications not a one, some time latter staring at empty desktop, whilst all the delayed start services start up, ohh look, I can now actually use my desktop. M$ does so many shitty things when it comes to marketing.

Big advantage of Chrome, all required school work apps are there ready to go free. Personally I would still go cheap Linux notebook of what ever flavour and especially SteamOS (they could steal a real march on M$ with game designed to run on a SteamOS book).

Comment Re:Its pretty important... (Score 1) 305

The poor do not live on water front with the exclusionary intent to deny others access to that waterfront. The poor also rarely own their homes, so moving not that much of a hassle.

At an estimate we are talking 2 metres of water rise and mitigation is impossible unless billions is spent. Want to preserve you exclusionary waterfront property, pay for it, put it on stilts and ride a boat to work. You bought there, your problem, it's not like you weren't warned http://www.lenntech.com/greenh... a very long time ago, 18fucking96. Want to get paid, sue those who lied about it, don't expect the poor to pay for the excesses of the rich yet again.

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