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Comment Re: Neural lace, eh? (Score 1) 110

What I think is we need to create an inescapable box that we can put it in, simulate the world with all its nuances but make it transparent so we can see inside and observe its responses and gain insights into our world without the danger...no wait...thats us in our simulated universe.

Comment Re: Solution (Score 1) 196

Its possible to fool a neural net of course, but there is a lot of attack vectors known. Recently there was a contest where systems competed to attack one another. They were able to successfully countermeasure, but required lots of computer hardware. Part of the development of the systems was done by training them to recognize attack vectors. The combination of shimmer, timing, and limited destination, along with the userspace implementation and the neural net ( whos purpose would be to detect false traffic and packet rewites as well as crafting of traffic to crash shimmer) should make it inherently more secure. I cant give it a proof but am sure someone could prove or disprove mathmatically the idea. If I could do it I wouldnt be posting it here. Save that for the really smart people.

Comment Re: Solution (Score 1) 196

Its easier to secure a server with lots of resources than a small IoT device, there can be successful attacks against it but if you use virtualization, minimalization of software with trust to hardware, advanced firewalls, IDS, and much too much to list here you can be relatively secure not only that but you can update central infrastructure easier. Also on the internet as a whole force implementation of a few protocols that for the life of me I cant remember that minimizes fake traffic and minimizes attack surface( will post them if I remember them).

Comment Re: Solution (Score 0) 196

That was for you moron, you are reading right? You need a minimal shimmer like firewall on the small devices letting to talk to a IoT gateway only. IoT gateway can communicate with central servers. Problem with memory is a market problem. Demanding more for everyone will damand a higher memory standard for all devices...leveling playing field.

Comment Re: Solution (Score 1) 196

Better idea. Build a mini firewall in just a couple kb space and use an accurate clock, an encrption algorithm, to implement shimmer with a neural net behind it, trained with attack data replays and only have them connect to a central web location with a static ip using ip6 over ip4 tunneling and secure the shit out of the central server.

Comment Re:New technologies? (Score 1) 123

Create a device that reads these signals and transports these signals (altered and unaltered to remote sections of the brain) at the speed of light rather than at the speed of these signal propagations and then reintroduce them into the brain. Super fast, enhanced brains, with perfect recall, and tie in to a supercomputer, and all the world knowledge. Might actually be a way to make it so that the human can keep pace with super intellegent machines for a hundred years or so.

Comment Re:Space-based Economy (Score 1) 373

The problem isn't with the desire to go to mars, the problem is the lack of forethought of the steps that should be taken to get us there. 1) build catapult 2) engineer the necessities in earth orbit to land all the mining machinery on the moon (developing them first here on earth and catipulting to space) 3) land machines on moon 4) land machines to make large underground habitat on moon (mining colony) 5) land crews to operate machinery (integrating as much automation as possible) 6) mine moon to build solar energy sources or even better launch MSR reactors using earths spent nuclear fuel or lftr reactors ( launched into space in small packets of carefully engineered containers for maximum and priority one safety) 7) land materials on moon with caution. 8) setup colony underground on moon 9) build catapult 10) mine aluminum for solar reflectors and aluminum for building huge mars transport 11) mine water for rocket fuel 12) assemble and 3D print the mars ship ( is of course part of this process) 13) send large ship and crew to mars using state of art solar sail ship after sending a few return reflectors to mars orbit 14) send small lander to surface 15) continue on surface research with return ships 15) use solar mirrors to teraform mars Plenty of technological gains in the order that makes long term sense and can be done with a much larger budget, in the 30 years time frame.

Submission + - How common is malicious code in Wordpress themes and widgets? (rawcell.com)

Cypher, Lou writes: I ran afoul of the recent "social-media-widget" plugin malicious code and after googling around looking for a fix I found more reports not just of widgets but even themes Malicious Theme
It was my understanding, or maybe silly assumption, that in order to submit a theme or a widget to Wordpress there was a code review process.
Is this getting what you pay for or is it reasonable to expect that free software should not contain little surprises that hijack your website to feed objectionable material or is it buyer beware?

Comment Re:Barrel and slide/bolt too? (Score 1) 625

I find it very interesting that a discussion about creating weapons that are 3D printed turn into a discussion of whether or not Obama is doing his job or is a liberal or not. People think the next revolution is going to happen in their own back yard. It's totally ridiculous to think that even a million people armed with hand guns that are 3D printed out of ABS plastic are going to take on the United States Army, Air Force, and Marines. A million people like that would have the same speed bump equivalent of our solders in South Korea stopping North Korea from invading South Korea. By the way I 3D print models in ABS plastic and trust me they are brittle, you don't want to have an explosion happening inside a piece of ABS plastic. The thing would have to have 1/2 inch thick plastic to withstand even a few shots. In the future the materials may be better suited for the purpose. In fact I have a material that may be up to the task, but further research is necessary. Practical guns are still 5 years away from 3D printing. Which is a good thing after reading the comments here. The revolution people really need to get bigger weapons, munitions like bazookas and things before they become any deterrent to the US government. (I suppose people feel it would be a great thing for everyone to carry around their very own bazooka?) I for one think that taking weapons home from the shooting range shouldn't be allowed till the age of thirty and not then until their is a thorough background check and psychological evaluation. It's a fact brains are not fully developed until the age of 30. I wonder if the Boston bombers would have been able to pass a psychological evaluation? My guess is NO! As for a background check, the US Government failed in that respect the Russians told us they were dangerous and we ignored them.

Submission + - Out Goes the Gas Engine, In Comes a Biomass Renewable Trillion Dollar Industry (bioenergycenter.org)

wanfuse123 writes: The combination of recent super capacitor battery discoveries previously covered by Slashdot combined with Percival Zhang's cheap Hydrogen production method, I predict will render the gasoline engine obsolete within 10 years. Percival Zhang not only shows a cheap way of producing Hydrogen from biomass, but also demonstrates that using carbohydrates to store the Hydrogen until the car releases the Hydrogen safely and efficiently. "Hydrogen gas – a small, energetic molecule that reacts with many materials – is difficult to store and to transport. His solution is to produce reactive carbohydrates – that is, carbon-hydrogen-oxygen molecules – at a biorefinery using local biomass resources. That product, a carbohydrate, would be the hydrogen carrier. No complex infrastructure required. You could buy it from a grocery store or dry goods outlet." His discoveries conform with the Department of Energy 2017 Ultimate Solutions Criteria of 300-500 miles on a single tank. Percival Zhang has made a huge contribution to the production of hydrogen from biomass. The name Percival comes from the old French. Invented by a medieval poet in the 12th century for one of King Arthur’s nights whose virtue was so great that he alone could retrieve the elusive Holy Grail.

Submission + - I Predict, the Gas Engine will be Obsolete within 10 Years! (rawcell.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The combination of super capacitor batteries combined with Zhang’s cheap Hydrogen production method, I predict will render the gasoline engine obsolete within 10 years. Zhang not only shows a cheap way of producing Hydrogen from biomass, but also demonstrates that using carbohydrates to store the Hydrogen until the car releases the Hydrogen safely and efficiently can produce a fleet of vehicles that conform to the 2017 Ultimate Solution target criteria of 300-500 miles on a single tank for all light duty vehicles (small SUV’s and cars).

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