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Comment Re: Hoax (Score 1) 1105

ScentCone stated:

> Those would be the evil rich people who pay almost all of the country's income taxes?
> Yeah, Socialism - where success is indeed punished, and the stuff that's taken is given
> to other people. That's socialism for everybody, because it's socialism doing what it likes
> to do: taking from the most productive/successful, and giving to the least. Half the country
> pays no income taxes at all (or pay's negative income taxes, getting "refunds" and cash
> credits on taxes they don't even pay), and the vast majority of the income taxes that are
> paid are paid by a small portion of the other half.

The vast majority of the income and wealth goes to the top 10% and, actually, to the top 1%.

And their wealth comes form what they own not what they do. Gates owns/owned one third
of Microsoft stock. Yes, he's smart and founded a successful company but his total fortune
was based on ownership of stock, the value of which was created by workers at Microsoft.

Albert Einstein was a socialist.
See: http://oceanpark.com/blog/2014...

Germany is a social democracy, has a standard of living higher than the United States, is a
net exporting manufacturing economy, and has free tuition for all strudents at all levels.

All of the above contradict your Libertarian Fundamentalist religious-like views.

BTW, I am a socialist and I am for *more* people owning things, not fewer. This Libertarian
Fundamentalist clap trap about socialists wanting the gov'ment to own everything is B.S.

We should have natioanlized banks that enable all current renters to purchase their units
and own them instead of paying their landlords mortgage.

See the above link for more argumentation along those lines.

Dennis Allard
Santa Monica
February 15, 2016

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Comment Re:10 years (Score 1) 279

lisp is so elegant it has made all other languages look silly since 1959

javascript is strongly influenced by lisp

scala is adding lisp to a fixed up version of java that runs in a JVM and code is way less ugly to write

i hope people will discover ap5 (http://ap5.com) an extension to lisp that uses first order logic to express conditions and define n-ary relations

Comment Re:The fuss over Uber (Score 1) 385

So now we are going to witness the usual repartee, not to mention bull shit, of exchanges between the Libertarian Fundamentalists and reasonable people with absolutely no one changing their mind. I personally like Uber (especially the fantastic job they did no their app GUI), but also, being one of the "reasonable people", will side with those who favor government regulation and things like higher wages for working people, including Uber drivers. Libertarian fundamentalists do not believe one can provide regulations that result in better working conditions and higher wages without somehow reducing "freedom" (the freedom for those who own to acquire more wealth) or without reducing efficiency of the economy (part of the bull shit aspect of their so-called theory).

Comment The lonliness of existing on Mars (Score 1) 684

Living on Mars would be a lonely pathetic existence. One would never again see an ocean or a forest and feel and breathe the ocean mist and the forest dew, or be next to a stream with flowing water, never be able to walk outside and feel the wind and breathe the air and listen to the birds. One would be confined in a prison-like artificial shell for the rest of ones life. What a miserable life that would be. And that assumes there would not be the inevitable medical or other catastrophe.

Comment Re:Labrea Tarpit doesn't help volumetric attacks (Score 1) 312

My friend Don Cohen designed PEIP, an extenstion to IP. PEIP stands for Path Enhanced Internet Protocol.

A somewhat dated but accurate explanation and demo can be seen here:

http://www.cs3-inc.com/MANAnet... [cs3-inc.com]

(Watch the Flash Demo at the bottom of the page that illustrates several scenarios.).

Last I checked, CS3, where Don works, was not successful in convincing Cisco to pay attention to this solution.

The basic idea is to modify routers to use PEIP, enabling routers to provide "Fair Service". In other words, since it is impossible to determine which packets are part of DDOS attacks, the PEIP solution instead assures that all paths routing to a target victim receive equal bandwidth. In this way, an attacker (based on the path, not on the source IP) will only receive a fraction of the bandwidth to the target.

Dennis Allard
http://oceanpark.com/ [oceanpark.com]

Comment PEIP offers a solution for the DDOS problem (Score 1) 312

(I am never quite sure how to post on Slashdot to assure my post is part of the thread associated with a Slashdot headline. I am trying the "Post" action).

My friend Don Cohen designed PEIP, an extenstion to IP. PEIP stands for Path Enhanced Internet Protocol.

A somewhat dated but accurate explanation and demo can be seen here:

http://www.cs3-inc.com/MANAnet...

(Watch the Flash Demo at the bottom of the page that illustrates several scenarios.).

Last I checked, CS3, where Don works, was not successful in convincing Cisco to pay attention to this solution.

The basic idea is to modify routers to use PEIP, enabling routers to provide "Fair Service". In other words, since it is impossible to determine which packets are part of DDOS attacks, the PEIP solution instead assures that all paths routing to a target victim receive equal bandwidth. In this way, an attacker (based on the path, not on the source IP) will only receive a fraction of the bandwidth to the target.

Dennis Allard
http://oceanpark.com/

Comment Re:Stupid, trucks cause the problem (Score 1) 554

Ganjadude states:

        "There is no downside to lower gas prices. lower prices on anything is always a positive. "

This is only true in the belief system of Libertarian Fundamentalists.

Libertarian Fundamentalists believe that the "free" market leads to optimal economic solutions.

But that is not true. The free market does lead to lower prices in some sectors and accumulation of wealth by owners of the economy. But that is just one point in a large space of possible economies. For the case in point, lower gas prices and the shale oil boom are having the effect of reducing incentive to produce renewable energy solutions which, ultimately, we will need for the economy to function and to reduce green house gas effects. It is not logically true that subsidies are intrinsically evil as long as they have the effect of remedying unintended consequences of the narrow-minded free market religion.

Also, the main point to this article was that we need to repair our transportation infrastructure and doing so via an inflation-adjusted tax on gas is one possible way to finance those needed repairs.

Comment Re:So? (Score 1) 488

The Libertarian Fundamentalist on this board don't really believe in competition, they obsequiously believe in "free" markets and imagine that the oil companies prosper in a "free" market (which is freer to those with wealth and power).

To quote http://priceofoil.org/fossil-f... :

In the United States, credible estimates of annual fossil fuel subsidies range from $10 billion to $52 billion annually yet these donÃf(TM)t even include costs borne by taxpayers related to the climate, local environmental, and health impacts of the fossil fuel industry.

Comment Re: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later (Score 1) 550

[The slashdot GUI makes it impossible to be sure I am replying to a post or creating a new post. My intention here is to reply to the original post having subject: Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later]

The reason I don't have Lasik done is because I have bifocals for reading but normally am able to read and see clearly to about 18 inches. My optometrist informed me that after Lasik, my close up vision will be worse. I.e., I am now able to read and see things close to me without corrective lenses. But after Lasik the distance would be decreased substantially and I would need higher power corrective lenses for close up sight. I prefer to be glasses free for close up sight.

Comment Re: Not, it is NOT impossible ... (Score 1) 580

How lonely it would be on Mars. What a horrible idea.

As for the super-rich going on space roller coaster rides, sure why not. The transfer of wealth upward (which Fundamentalist Libertarians think is natural since "government is bad" and the "free" market is good) is going to make it possible for the upper one tenth or one hundredth per cent to pay for and go on such rides. Maybe they'll notice that the odds of surviving a launch and successful return into space are in only one in a few hundred and decide to spend their money on moats or whatever new form of security systems will be needed in the future to keep the rabble out.

Submission + - Why does slashdot send news summary to my old email address? (oceanpark.com)

dgallard writes: It's bad enough trying to manage multiple email addresses, often necessary due to the inablity for even the likes of Google to allow one to copy an identity to a new identity (more on that someday in some other post but, for starters, just try to move your YouTube account from your old-style Google email identity to your new Google Apps/Sites/Whatever-it's-called identity — no can do).

Mostly, I am using this post to submit a problem report to Slashdot. I am going to disable my old google email identity that I used to use to receive the daily Slashdot news summary. I figured I was not getting it because I had not updated my Slashdot account with my main email address.

Alas, no, I *had* updated it long ago. But the daily Slashdot news summary is still being sent to my old address. I am going to disable that old address now (I keep one spare Google Apps/Sites/Whatever-it's-called email address for purposes such as this when I need to temporarily become an old identity).

My hope is that a slashdot sysadmin will see this posting and start sending the daily news summary to the email address I have registered in my Slashdot profile (and have had registered for quite some time).

Thanks for reading.
Dennis Allard
allard@oceanpark.com

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