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  • Commented on Excuses
    re: Griefing/Stalking/UberH4X0ring smart-meters You do realize that real-time monitoring of power consumption has a greater impact, I hope. What appliances you have in your home, when you use them, the usual daily household schedule (and when that routine is broken,...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    There isn't physically enough Gold to form the basis of a currency, any more, actually. Arguably, bitcoin, and all other currencies that depend on solid-state electronics (and that would include most currencies, wouldn't it?)...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    No idea what type of math/stats current deep learning AI use but if it's the same as or similar to anything that's based on 'normal distribution' or even the straight-up Bayesian based entirely on prior events, this system is doomed....
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    do all sites not on a list of sites that genuinely need encryption (even if they use a different subdomain for SSL and non-SSL traffic). I presume you also strip javascript, and I take it you're also aware enough to...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    As it is, programming is definitely a language-based form of art. A peer-reviewable Computer Science would be almost indistinguishable from the combination of Physics and Mathematics. It would still be a bit different though, as those sciences aren't constantly facing...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Nothing can be "truly silent" but you may want to consider looking into either "Earth-air heat exchangers" or about modern research into "Wide-Area Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation"...
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    My answer to both questions: I think some might...
  • Commented on Placeholder? Placeholder!
    growing up in a relaxed country with ample access to the outdoors and other resources. Making firearms using common household chemicals{tm} is not especially easy, but if you have the resources available to a teenager a "spud gun" Yes, exactly!...
  • Commented on Placeholder? Placeholder!
    You don't need Bill Gates money to gain access to a CNC lathe. I'm not sure about polycarbonate, but a single use wooden device could easily be constructed without raising too much suspicion. I think the only reason that's not...
  • Commented on Upcoming travel
    if they get off their asses and actively do so Hasn't that aspect of copyright law generally been negated by automation? Maybe if there was no executor of the estate for some reason... Or for self-published works? TOS TLDR; the...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Lull in conversation, Deliberate agitations and directed accusations; Wait for it... Informed corrections from those who know better. That's been the joke! Not having any formative developmental experiences with many-to-many audio/video/textual learning vs. one2many radio/broadcast/newsprint? That's part of the generational...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    @192 I'm no expert on China. Or economics. But can't both be true? Can't they can have stimulated demand, reduced the cost of production, and still have companies about to go bust? As it stands alone, I think this is...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    If we ever reach the point where DHS have direct access to the NSA's take for vetting folks at the border, then it's fairly clear that civil rights are dead. Ummm? https://theintercept.com/2017/01/13/obama-opens-nsas-vast-trove-of-warrantless-data-to-entire-intelligence-community-just-in-time-for-trump/...
  • Commented on The dog ate my homework
    I have used Meld on unix (about 2 or 3 years ago, not sure about their current level of support). It too supports visual directory tree comparison. If you're willing to run the linux_compat layer, most windows diff tools should...
  • Commented on Empire Games sneak peek
    Self-sustaining (for certain values of "sustainable" on the order of 10^8 - 10^10 years) fusion reactions are demonstrably possible. I'd be willing to hazard a guess that the energy extraction ratio is also sufficient enough for life as we now...
  • Commented on Children and War Toys and Violent Video Games and Action Stories
    Very rarely do I see in the "warming change" debates any mention of particulates (aside from cloud formation). Is it not commonly understood that inhalation of soot is bad for health (especially for children and the elderly)? Even if global...
  • Commented on The Day After
    Would you like to come along, maybe help me sing this song? It's alright, it's all right... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWtCittJyr0...
  • Commented on PSA: 5-Point Writer's Block Checklist
    Starting this century and extending several hundred years into the future, the wealthiest nations of Earth have financed the construction and deployment of about a thousand ships that ply between the solar system and a brown dwarf about 10 light...
  • Commented on PSA: 5-Point Writer's Block Checklist
    These people live most of their entire lives on this ship, they are all members of the community. I wonder why that is so. Is it more like the immigration to America/Australia from Great Britain, or rather, an emigration from...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    This is why good census data is so important: it provides the first step in any analysis and helps frame future projections. I was actually thinking about this only the other day... What better way to ease un(der)-employment than a...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    Now, that's some advice I can appreciate! (I'm also a big fan of many of Brin's ideas)...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    Keep in mind, the US has more non-violent offenders locked up than the city of Edinburgh has residents. And if you expand that count to include violent prisoners, parolees, and probationers, it's even more than the entire population of Scotland....
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    Thanks for the easy start! I suppose also it's pretty excellent that the most likely alternative has already distanced herself from one of the most 'unexpectedly terrible' decisions of their presidential legacy... Two big cheers for political dynasties!!...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    if the young and in debt Americans want something done they should really consider voting as often as their elders Voting for who now? Frankly, we're all waiting patiently and biding our time for that moment when those Boomers can...
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