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Submission + - Open-Source Vulnerability Database Shuts Down (osvdb.org)

StonyCreekBare writes: From the Blog at osvdb.org "As of today, a decision has been made to shut down the Open Sourced Vulnerability Database (OSVDB), and will not return. We are not looking for anyone to offer assistance at this point, and it will not be resurrected in its previous form. This was not an easy decision, and several of us struggled for well over ten years trying to make it work at great personal expense. The industry simply did not want to contribute and support such an effort."

Comment I like some parts (Score 1) 51

There is a lot to like in this, but I do have some issues.

I would like to see a series of detailed plans that show, for example, the R Value of the insulation, especially with the broad window exposure, the kWh capacity of the panels, the storage capacity, and more. Also, it needs upscaling for real-world families.

For a young couple with no kids and both working outside the home, who only need a place to sleep, it appears ideal. That ain't me or my family.

Where's my office for my writing and programming? What would be the impact on the energy system of the five computers I use constantly, or the ones others in my family use?

PV Water heat sounds nice, but for how much water? How does it handle a real winter? Is there propane backup for winter use?

Where's my media room, the big screen for my movie enjoyment?

Where are the bedrooms for my kids and grandkids when they visit?

Still, there are some good ideas here. Maybe When I build the next house, I will use some of them.

Comment I wrote my own book! (Score 1) 164

Do You Fear the Singularity? 'Chromosome Quest' is a light-hearted, fun-loving Science Fiction Adventure to save all of mankind from a runaway intelligent, all-powerful computer, taking a slightly tongue-in-cheek look at the idea of 'The Singularity', as has been discussed by Ray Kurzweil, Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk to name but a few who have raised the topic. Interplanetary travel via Hyper-Dimensional Portals, a stone-age society, dinosaurs, castles, a buxom red-headed heroine and more, Chromosome Quest is an entertaining read with humor, adventure, danger, titillation and a few surprises, as well as thoughtful reflection of the risks of rampant technology. Available as an eBook from all major eBook stores as well as a Lulu.com Paperback. Web Page: http://www.chromosomequest.com... YouTube: http://youtu.be/IZlGvgKZh1s

Comment Re:Could argue the exact opposite (Score 1) 532

Ok, Hawking is a brilliant physicist, I give him that! But... He has made numerous pronouncements on many topics he is not an expert in. Recently, the climbed onto the Kurzweil bandwagon of the Singularity, (Which I might add, I took as a macguffin in my novel 'Chromosome Quest' {please check youtube: http://youtu.be/IZlGvgKZh1s }) and now this. Perhaps he should spend his energy in his field of expertise, and leave other fields alone... I admire him greatly, and it pains me to see this sort of silliness.

Comment Re:Actually (Score 1) 532

Ok, Hawking is a brilliant physicist, I give him that! But... He had made numerous pronouncements on many topics he is not an expert in. Recently, the climbed onto the Kurzweil bandwagon of the Singularity, (Which I might add, I took as a macguffin in my novel 'Chromosome Quest' {please check youtube http://youtu.be/IZlGvgKZh1s }) and now this. Perhaps he should spend his energy in his field of expertise, and leave other fields alone... I admire him greatly, and it pains me to see this sort of silliness. Stony

Submission + - Do You Fear the Singularity? (chromosomequest.com) 1

StonyCreekBare writes: Chromosome Quest, a lighthearted, fun, fantasy romp, with Castles, Dinosaurs, cat-people and many other classic Science Fiction staples, presents an only slightly tongue-in-cheek look at the very real and serious risks inherent in trusting entirely too much in intelligent machines. Chromosome Quest releases February 15 at eBook merchants everywhere. A short two-minute video introduction to the novel awaits your YouTube viewing! http://youtu.be/IZlGvgKZh1s

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