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  • Bill de Blasio on Blizzard Bust: ‘Better Safe Than Sorry’

    01/27/2015 7:29:37 AM PST · 34 of 85
    Irishguy to KeyLargo

    {in best liberal guffaw} climate is not weather...

    except when it suits a liberal of course...

    so monday weather was proof climate was changing BUT today climate is not weather...

    free cookie to anyone who spots the next argument: the size of the blizzard is proof that that climate change is happening...

    ITS MELLLTTTING!!!!!

  • GOP faces Patriot Act choice

    01/20/2015 7:11:09 AM PST · 5 of 13
    Irishguy to GIdget2004

    there is a very easy fix for all.

    1. record the data but have it encrypted
    2. restore court order process to decrypt

    that way your info is secure until such time as you are part of an investigation. now all you have to do is ensure the court is not a rubber stamp OR so restrictive noting gets done.

    it will stop all the random access of personal information.

    just my opinion.

  • On to Plan B as Oil Work Stalls in Texas

    01/20/2015 6:57:49 AM PST · 9 of 33
    Irishguy to thackney

    of course this is why the saudis are doing it. the goal is the destroy fracking etc....when thats done they will boost the price again.

  • Air Force Secretary: 'No regrets' on retiring A-10

    01/16/2015 2:08:44 AM PST · 41 of 70
    Irishguy to DUMBGRUNT

    i think they are the most amazing planes ever developed. they are not only the most terrifying weapon to be on the end of but they look beautiful. a real ugly duckling. the whole look says, ‘what?, whats your problem?, huh, swept wings are for pussies, bring it’ and that gun, holy crap, any gun that goes BRRRRRPPPPP when firing says, hey i dont care what i sound like...LOL,kinda, to excuse the dodgy reference, never mind the look, feel the width...LOL, absolutely fantastic piece of kit. if i was a billionaire i would buy them...

    any time i see them on a gun run, i just cant imagine what its like to be on the receiving end...it must be horrific, a bowel emptying experience to hear them inbound, knowing whats coming. i am sure the ground troops who call them in, must be smiling when they hear them.

    personally i am sure there are a load of reasons for a change, some probably quite legitimate, they are obviously a percentage increase in risk for the pilot, i guess, but still, a sad day...

    i realise there is some comments here on the f-35 but does anyone know the reasons they are dropped? is the role filled with say choppers and something else etc? i would love to know all the arguments. i also would like to hear from anyone here who saw them in action and what the feeling is like...i am guessing a big sh** eating grin...dare i ask what the aftermath is like, i am guessing it is not pretty...

  • George Clooney on Charlie Hebdo Attack: ‘We Have to Stand Up Together’

    01/12/2015 2:56:43 AM PST · 6 of 26
    Irishguy to Libloather

    LOL George, you are charlie, are you freaking kidding me, you are so far from that i am surprised you are even in the same universe, you are definitely not charlie, you are a disgusting little man trying to appear cool with your little badge. he is wearing a disposable badge, thats what he thinks of freedom. its a check list for him, wore the badge, check, talked about it, check...appear cool and knowledgeable, check aaaannnnd we are done, back to normal programming,must be time for another anti-american movie.

    those jihad morons were 10 minutes working their way through the journalists executing them one by one....10 minutes...think about that, because i can assure you george and his ilk hasnt...

    the questions i have asked libs where i work.

    do you want a chance to defend yourself? YES or NO
    do you want to stand like cattle awaiting a slaughter? YES or NO
    How come all the jihadi guys have banned AK’s in Paris?
    How come all the jihadi guys are armed to the teeth with banned grenades and explosives?
    in the offices of the journalists, who was obeying the anti weapons laws and who was not?

    the libs want this problem to go away, they want this issue hidden behind the curtain again, they are dying for the retaliation as that will then allow them to do a moral equivalence and point at how its really our fault.

  • New 'Walking Dead' Season 5 Art ... [title redacted to remove minor SPOILERS]

    07/22/2014 12:11:50 AM PDT · 11 of 50
    Irishguy to ConjunctionJunction

    cant wait, would you mind adding me to the list also?

    as an aside, any news on the ‘other’ WD series they were discussing (following another group i guess)?

  • 'ONE GIANT LEAP' Apollo 11's historic trip to the moon marks its 45th anniversary

    07/21/2014 6:31:57 AM PDT · 41 of 42
    Irishguy to shove_it

    well i always remember my mum (God rest her soul), telling me to watch it on a B&W Pye TV with her and my dad. She said i would always remember it...

    i didnt understand it until she took me outside and pointed at the moon and said they are up there....

  • Seattle pushing back on the $15 minimum wage

    07/07/2014 2:56:47 AM PDT · 28 of 49
    Irishguy to SeekAndFind

    what a shower of wimps...

    lets eradicate poverty, just pay everyone 1000 dollars an hour..hell why stop there lets make everyone billionaires, whats the problem? not enough, how about google-plexaires...keep going. we can solve this so easily.

    i want more money per hour than atoms in the universe..

    actually why work, just gimme money, lets not restrict ourselves.

    do i need a sarc here...really?

  • Have We Been Reading the Declaration of Independence All Wrong?

    07/04/2014 2:25:50 AM PDT · 11 of 20
    Irishguy to Kartographer

    it is interesting. in context and the federalist papers, there is no doubt what was meant.

    jeeze, the just got rid of a king...now the argument is they wanted a govt and pres who could become king...er not if you read anything about the signers.

    for a bunch of powdered wigged slave owners, they sure seemed to know a lot about people and not an ipad among them. this comment says it all...when the people can vote themselves money...that is the end of the republic. if you want to know whats wrong with the world, anything from franklin, jefferson or washington will explain it.

    for fracks sake, im irish and i know this...what the hell is going on over there in the US!!!

    happy 4th of july people...

  • Christopher Hitchens: The Last Good American Atheist

    07/04/2014 2:08:57 AM PDT · 4 of 24
    Irishguy to Nifster

    +1 on Penn. there is no hysterical toy throwing with him. he is quite simply, this is what i believe, if you believe something else...good for you...

    also really good on the constitution. there is a great video of him with a rabbi on becks show...was a great conversation.

    rare today that you get a guy who will admit there is things he didnt think about. i have a lot of time for Penn.

    one of those people you would like to have a discussion with IMHO

  • Ebola 'out of control' in West Africa as health workers rush to trace 1,500 possible victims

    07/03/2014 5:57:17 AM PDT · 8 of 13
    Irishguy to Smokin' Joe

    ever since i read that book ‘the hot zone’ this terrifies the living crap out of me. its rally only a matte rof when it breaks out of Africa.

  • Physicist Offers $30,000 Reward To Anyone Who Can Disprove Climate Change

    07/03/2014 5:53:13 AM PDT · 47 of 69
    Irishguy to Clint N. Suhks

    exactly,
    quite smart what he has done...its real (he doesnt have to prove anything), prove it isnt. he has turned science on its head.

    so anyone who takes this up is already lost, because its real, you are just trying to prove it isnt. also let me guess, everyone will loose, thereby proving again its real.

    he gets a triple win, acceptance that its real, you tried to disprove it and cant, look here is more proof, i still have my 30k.

  • Poll: Obama worst president since WWII

    07/02/2014 6:25:02 AM PDT · 22 of 33
    Irishguy to LibertyOh

    the 40 off percent are all active in the FSA (Free S**t Army). when you get free stuff and moar on the way...well he is the best evah!!!

  • Homely/Bizarre Soviet-Era Vehicles: They Waited TEN Years for THIS?

    07/01/2014 4:54:34 AM PDT · 14 of 48
    Irishguy to Reaganite Republican

    thats the toxic avengers truck...lol

  • The Ambitious Plan to Teach 100,000 Poor Kids to Code (Guess who's in charge of it?)

    06/20/2014 12:11:46 AM PDT · 56 of 80
    Irishguy to ClearCase_guy

    oh sweet lord baby Jesus...have not seen Cobol for years! LOL

    never ever did get the whole envorinment division bit...always seemed to be more free text...

    thanks for the trip down memory lane!!!

  • IS OBAMA'S TREASON FINALLY BEING RECOGNIZED?

    06/19/2014 2:26:34 AM PDT · 13 of 27
    Irishguy to Veggie Todd

    good point...

    i read zerohedge and they have a great term (well i read it there first, could have come from somewhere else).

    the term is FSA (free sh** army). so there are generals, majors, and privates, like any other army)

    it struck me as true, as long as the privates, etc in the FSA are getting ‘free stuff’ they will fight for it...

  • No Plans to Export Russian Alligator Attack Helicopters Before 2016 – Arms Exporter

    05/22/2014 11:29:14 PM PDT · 12 of 16
    Irishguy to sukhoi-30mki

    side by side seating means a bit fatazz target...but it looks cool

  • Billionaire Tom Steyer will use clout and cash to boost Democrats, environment, in key races

    05/22/2014 7:23:31 AM PDT · 2 of 25
    Irishguy to SeekAndFind

    Billionaire environmentalist — i will let that sink in...

  • Boko Haram release chilling videos of missing Nigerian schoolgirls...(forced to convert to Islam)

    05/12/2014 6:41:11 AM PDT · 21 of 31
    Irishguy to maggief

    an IQ in the single digits....i am surprised he can talk and inhale at the same time....

    still ak’s are easy to use...

    somewhere there is a snipers bullet with the morons name on it...

  • Satellite firm which was used in search for missing plane offers low-cost tracking system

    05/12/2014 6:33:06 AM PDT · 5 of 13
    Irishguy to Uncle Chip

    well to be fair no one knows what happened. its all speculation until the black boxes are found. then all hell will break loose.

  • EU ‘bullied’ Ireland into bailout, former Barroso aide says

    05/09/2014 1:14:03 AM PDT · 2 of 8
    Irishguy to Olog-hai

    we still have never been told WHO we owe this money to..

    there is always a but

    during the boom here people lost their freaking minds. they were buying houses for 400k euro (a 3 bed roomed semi detached). ultimately it was people buying and each house the government had a charge, a stamp duty (% of the house price, cant remember exactly but for 400k, about 30k would goto the government). they were borrowing by proxy and allowing the building 100 of thousands of homes per year. if the government were not involved in this, we would never have had this problem. it was artificial stimulation by government that encouraged the madness.

    personally, i would have let the banks fail. they are in bed with government here and everyone who was lending to them knew that. i always ask this question for the bailout people: if the prices had continued to go up would you have given your profit to other taxpayers? no, well then why as a taxpayer who didnt go mad during the boom do we have to pay for your madness because you lost?

  • Linux Has Too Few Distributions and Desktop Environments

    05/08/2014 11:47:17 PM PDT · 18 of 22
    Irishguy to rarestia

    LOL...good point, i had forgotten i have one of them LOL...exactly what i have hidden in a wall in the bedroom. i put a small access panel in..rasbmc on a pi..leave it on all the time. perfect. updates itself...use a phone or pad to control it...it has never hung...ever..

    rasbmc in a pi...they are amazing are they not? considering the price at around 60 dollars...stunning...i read recently they are planning a new version for next year..honestly i shall watch that with great interest.

  • Linux Has Too Few Distributions and Desktop Environments

    05/08/2014 6:44:58 AM PDT · 11 of 22
    Irishguy to rarestia

    i agree, another ubuntu hoem user. about to migrate to ubuntu server for my storage.

    i recently installed ubuntu for my htpc. took all of 10 minutes, picked xbmc 5 minutes,made the mistake of following google for netflix...rather then searching the software app they have...which had netflix. added a network hp printer about 2 minutes. added vpn about 20 minutes (didnt have a clue what i was doing).

    my only issue is now and again you bump into a thing where you just wish you didnt hear the word terminal window. i think thats what the Mac has done, take the pain away so to speak. is ubuntu getting there i think it is. is it better than windows...definitely. i had bought 8gb for windows 8 but didnt want to pay 150 euro for an OS..so tried ubuntu...i think i am using 1.5 to 2 gb max for everything on the htpc.

    might try unraid for the server...but no ways am i paying when there is a whole load of point solutions to solve your pain.

  • Signs of New Natural Gas Field Found Off Israel Coast

    04/28/2014 6:18:11 AM PDT · 4 of 27
    Irishguy to thackney

    cant be true...peak oil, peak gas, peak food, peak anything that makes the world a good place to live....

    and cue finding some sea creature that only resides there in 5,4,3....

  • Poll: Would you support raising San Diego’s minimum wage to $13.09 an hour over the next 3 years?

    04/24/2014 1:16:09 AM PDT · 16 of 30
    Irishguy to 4rcane

    lets raise it to 50..50..why not 100 and solve unemployment and hunger in one go..

    it so simple, why limit ourselves to a paltry 13.09.

    i love the .09, that to make it look like they actually worked on this as an exact science....priceless

  • Navy develops fuel from seawater (video)

    04/23/2014 8:21:09 AM PDT · 37 of 47
    Irishguy to thackney

    cue the greenies...we will run out of seawater, its finite, peak sea water in 5.4.3.2....

  • Michael Bloomberg: 'I Have Earned My Place in Heaven, It's Not Even Close'

    04/17/2014 12:04:52 AM PDT · 55 of 61
    Irishguy to This Just In

    mr bloomberg needs to read up on the greatest gift God gave every single person ever created...he loves you so much, he gave you ‘free will’. its up to you and you alone to choose, just you and to live with that choice. how can he not understand this?

    what bloomberg has decided his power trip is to enforce his will...

    its amazing the difference when spelled out, God loves you so much - YOU can decide, bloomberg says he loves you so much - HE will decide. one is free will and one is domination. the latter choice is paving the road to hell.

  • Concerns that West African Ebola Virus May Have Spread to Morocco

    04/13/2014 11:51:42 PM PDT · 7 of 14
    Irishguy to null and void

    if this is the case, this is really terrible news. a lot of flights in and out of morocco....

  • MH370 search area drastically reduced after two more pings heard

    04/13/2014 11:50:02 PM PDT · 63 of 63
    Irishguy to Lower Deck

    thanks — didnt realise so many variables in it. much appreciated.

  • CNN "SHOCKER": MH370 Intact, All Alive, Plane Was Followed By Military Jets (Video)

    04/09/2014 3:20:24 AM PDT · 68 of 107
    Irishguy to Yosemitest

    God i truly hope you are wrong on that and i am sure you do too.

    that would be a nightmare scenario.

  • MH370 search area drastically reduced after two more pings heard

    04/09/2014 2:26:44 AM PDT · 42 of 63
    Irishguy to null and void

    do you know why the locations are varying? i am guessing its nothing suspicious just the signal in water but i would like to know. no doubt as they get closer and closer its gets more accurate...is that how it works?

  • CNN "SHOCKER": MH370 Intact, All Alive, Plane Was Followed By Military Jets (Video)

    04/09/2014 2:11:52 AM PDT · 63 of 107
    Irishguy to Yosemitest

    i do love these stories (aliens, conspiracy etc) except i always think of the real loved ones grasping for hope. having gone through a situation where my mum suffered a massive brain injury when hit by a car you will grasp at anything, and i do mean anything to give hope and just even a brief respite for the horrible reality around you.

    For the families my heart weeps for them. Some terrible news is coming and it will be hard to accept.

    The plane is at the bottom of the ocean. I dont know why and we may never know why.

    a simple search of exif information shows there are thousands of exif editors out there where you can change GPS or any level of data. now to be fair i have not used one...but whenever i hear in software you cant edit something i know that is simply not true. you can edit anything, its just a matter of the will. do i hope they are in Diego Garcia, i hope they are...but thats just hope...the reality about to crash onto their hopes is going to be terribly sad for those family members. they are in my prayers.

  • Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Sparks Conspiracy Theories

    03/12/2014 3:46:02 AM PDT · 30 of 31
    Irishguy to nickcarraway

    the ringing cellphone and logged into accounts can happen. you see people logging in and online all the time but they are not.

    as for the ringing phones after a bit of reading it appears there is a series of events that can happen to allow phones to ring even when they are not.

    so for example (from what i have read), if you were sitting on the tarmac and forgot to turn off your phone the network logs you into a cell tower. as you leave that cell tower it expects you to be connect to another tower but you dont as you head out to sea. you appear online but no call can connect BUT you are still registered online.

    also apparently and i didnt know this but if your phone receives a sudden shock while connected and the battery is disconnected the cell tower and systems dont register you offline. so if you ring its the exchange ringing (the last one you connected with), not the the phone. so the phones have a number of reasons for ringing but they are not.

    i am amazed no one has tried tracking the phones to see where they were last since they flew over populated areas,they would reconnect to the towers. also i wonder did the plane have wifi or cellphone coverage, if so it would be easier to track its location to within a mile or so.

  • Belligerent Russia Could Deny U.S. Access To Space

    03/06/2014 2:30:38 AM PST · 40 of 56
    Irishguy to gooblah

    elon musk and the falcon 9(dragon) to the nasa phone, elon musk to the nasa phone please...

  • how does "True Crime" end this weekend?

    03/06/2014 2:27:00 AM PST · 31 of 97
    Irishguy to Boogieman

    could not agree more. the dolls in the circle look like the video hart nearly got sick with. the daughter is not well now in adulthood, she is on medication and her symptoms as a teenager all point to abuse, you would wonder what her paintings are about. i do think harts father in law is involved and was using the granddaughter within the group. i also think harts wife is indirectly involved trying to please ‘daddy’. also hart’s ex-wife seems to have done very well for herself in her new marriage. i wonder is that some type of payment perhaps? i think hart was setup with the girl who offered sex as a way of breaking up the detective team. thats why the pics were sms’ed to his phone. might also be why harts wife slept with cohle...to break up the team and divert, but she could have been simply manipulated into that.

    truly amazing series. first class acting, story telling, cinema quality shots. almost as good as the walking dead...almost. ;) we need a similar thread on TWD...

  • The Blaze Website

    03/05/2014 2:51:29 AM PST · 3 of 50
    Irishguy to WinMod70

    i think its to do with the auto play videos. if i recall someone here had the addons to chrome/firefox (not sure on IE) that stopped them playing and more importantly trying to play or pinging them. i will see can i hunt it out again for you.

  • Unliking my "like" on Facebook

    02/28/2014 2:25:10 AM PST · 27 of 50
    Irishguy to TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

    thanks, i just spat coffee everywhere...LOL LOL

    didnt fakebook remove 90 odd million accounts (believed they were fake) but the likes stayed.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVfHeWTKjag

    honestly, the above video is worth watching by anyone here...

    to the OP the only link i found relevant (but it still looks manual to me)

    http://webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/39450/how-do-i-see-all-of-my-facebook-likes-and-if-necessary-remove-them

  • Ravenel: Lindsey Graham’s contempt for liberty can’t go unchallenged

    02/21/2014 5:41:47 AM PST · 4 of 6
    Irishguy to cotton1706

    and YET we have Franklin, you know the elitist racist founder saying ‘They who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.’ who would have thunk it but its not as if islamic terrorism was happening around then...oh no wait....

  • How 185 Million Barrels of Oil Can Simply Vanish

    02/18/2014 5:17:25 AM PST · 5 of 37
    Irishguy to thackney

    the climate change, peak oil types use this info by the way. they point out that the wells are drying up faster then predicted....just keep that in mind...

  • ‘House of Cards’ is the most tea party show ever

    02/18/2014 1:53:54 AM PST · 22 of 41
    Irishguy to RushIsMyTeddyBear

    my missus and myself have 3 shows we love Walking Dead (absolutely fantastic), SOA (not the architecture — sons of anarchy) and house of cards.

    we were remarking the other night that there is loads of pro conservative comments in it. firstly the main character Frank and his wife are die hard libs (aka political hacks) so any complaint they have about conservatives and libertarians has to be seen in this light. a nut job calling libertarians nutty is a compliment.

    The tea party guy comes off as inexperienced (a good thing), unwilling to engage (a good thing), unwilling to compromise (a good thing) and when he does he calls it in terms of ‘ i dont trust anything you say’ and backs out. He is tricked by senate rules — again a slick willie trick.

    There is even a comment on Bush when the reporter is explaining to a class how he was cut apart on a question about a supermarket scanner ‘how does that work’. the teacher was explaining the context of the question Bush was asking was what is the difference between the older version and the newer version, but the press painted it in terms of he is unaware how a scanner works. i think it is a fantastic show, but only half way through season 2. I hate to say it you do get the horrible feeling that it isnt a million miles from the truth...but it should be..

  • Bioprinting human organs and tissue: Get ready for the great 3D printer debate

    01/30/2014 4:45:38 AM PST · 17 of 31
    Irishguy to agere_contra

    LOL...good one, no AI anywhere can cut to the point like a freeper...HAHAHAHA

  • Bioprinting human organs and tissue: Get ready for the great 3D printer debate

    01/30/2014 3:03:03 AM PST · 15 of 31
    Irishguy to Irishguy

    here is the link not .com http://kurzweilai.net/ apologies

  • Bioprinting human organs and tissue: Get ready for the great 3D printer debate

    01/30/2014 2:52:07 AM PST · 14 of 31
    Irishguy to Advil000

    i have to say i agree. i have spent a lot of time over the last few years reading on this tech. most people have no idea whats coming. this is, to use that vastly over used term...a game changer. i think the issue is people are expecting the one big thing...it wont be the one thing it is moving ahead on a thousand fronts. when you get your head around 3d printing wood, 3d printing metal, 3d printing organs, 3d printing food, 3d printing houses, 3d printing for moving planets...you start to see whats happening.

    its hard to accept..3d printing wood WTF!!! but its plastic infused wood particles...its sands like wood, smells like wood, acts like wood...it is wood except it isnt...by way of example, both ikea and lego are reviewing this tech. what i found interesting is when they recently 3d printed the food, a lot of my friends said i bet it tastes disgusting...they didnt ‘see’ what it meant. they are now speculating in a famine or disaster in the future air dropping 3d printers...you would supply the raw materials and print what you need. so if you need a spanner, put in the ‘metal’ and the plans and print, then if you want food change the ‘printer cartridge’ and print food. now keep in mind that level of 3d printer is not here yet...but its coming. we have an 8 year old and a 2 year old. both my wife and myself have discussed what do they need education wise...the answer is IMHO, if its anything to do with manufacturing, that market, its risky, is so unpredictable at the moment. it is going to change. of course i understand our son and daughter will do what they will but as a parent, its tricky stuff. will you still have huge plants producing stuff , of course you will, but there is now for the first time in history the ability of producing WHATEVER you need on your own. all joking aside, its a preppers paradise. for example they are now thinking of 3d printing on mars, yes mars the planet. so rather then goto to mars you send robots and printers that configure the living quarters for you. from a shipping of weight (the big cost), if you can somehow process material on the ground while using 3d printing techniques, your astronauts would arrive to built living quarters. the organ part is amazing. they take raw material from you, say blood , fatty tissue etc, and print a heart, a kidney, a liver....no rejection issues, the raw materials are from you. if you have a spare hour, just search on this, it is jaw dropping and i dont use those words lightly either. honestly an afternoon avid reading on 3d printing....and you will see the potential. its in its infancy at the moment..the texas guy who printed the guns, look at his videos...first lower receiver was 1 round before disintegration, a few versions later they were at 10 rounds before disintegration. the last i saw was 600 rounds and they gave up. the receiver was working. now again the printer he was using was like 20k’s worth if i remember correctly. how long will it be that price, you are already seeing carbon fibre and kevlar infused printing. i seem to recall the kevlar lower receiver had a truck drive over it and still worked...try that with your metal one!! trying to pass laws to contain this is like standing on the ocean trying to stop the waves. also its not all about IP rights, you will see lower receivers soon in shapes people didnt even conceive possible. also i would check out the latest VR headsets, yes they are influencing it. there is one i saw recently where (and its all prototype simple shapes) but you design a flower pot with your hands via the vr headset and ‘lift’ your virtual image to your 3d printer and it prints your design... now if course again its in it infancy...but image just for a sec...you got a company with the design and interface skills of apple (relax i use android as well!) working with 3d printers... honestly i think CAD will be used by engineers but the explosion will happen in the living room. people will earn like the open source do now. free up your design and get donations by those who like it. its easy to scoff and i can understand why people would...there is a group of people who believe this point in history is fast approaching called the ‘singularity’ that is when all of this technology intertwines, robotics, artificial intelligence, you name it. now i happen to think some of this is a little far fetched some days...but read about it. read about transhumanism, that is creepy. (our old friend al gore is in this by the way and yes you now understand its creepy). some of these people are discussing ‘downloading’ grandmas brain into a computer so shes there if you need her. they think this is eternal life by the way. (you will see why a lot of people want religion to be dismissed). it reads like a science fiction book but the example i always use (which i read somewhere), the comms device captain kirk had, that was the flip phone from 15 years or so ago...if that hasnt shocked you into reading about it, it should...either way, if like us you have kids, you are doing them a disservice if you dont read up on this. all those degress and phd’s the masses have now, IMHO not worth the paper they are written on. read ray kurzweil. he is googles futurist, read what they are planning on your smart phone, a phone that listens to everything, email, twitter, your meetings and makes recommendations. how is that going to affect business in the future (by the way with the word future you need to be thinking 5 to 10 years) why is amazon building all of its facilities with robotics in mind? suppose they could print those drones so cheaply the cost is so low they dont care if they loose them? why would you need amazon if you can print? kurzweil has a website kurzweilai.com (i think, search for it) ....just scan that and also read the comments...because there is a huge set of moral dilemmas about to appear...an example, if you cant afford the healthcare for grandma, the grandma you love, after all she is dying of that terrible disease, would you take an option of being able to talk with grandma any time you like by downloading her into a computer ? is it fair your kids who are too young to know grandma should be denied that? what rights do you have to decide or grandma? what if you still exist, your collective memories have been downloaded...which one is you? do you really need that disintegrating meat you reside in? if you have no belief in a soul, that question and that answer becomes very very tricky...i know what you are thinking this is drug induced...the bad news for you my fellow freeper is...it isnt...and if you dont believe me and i truly understand why you would think i am on meds...go read..3d printing is one small edge of whats going on...and that on its own is a game changer...

  • At least 50 scalded in the US after trying boiling-to-frozen water trick (article and video)

    01/10/2014 12:55:05 AM PST · 14 of 48
    Irishguy to Dagnabitt

    LOL LOL

    these are truly cases of hold muh frozen beer n watch this...

  • Deutsch's Fear: Failed Obamacare Will Set Big Government Back 'For A Generation'

    11/19/2013 7:35:21 AM PST · 37 of 56
    Irishguy to governsleastgovernsbest

    they wont stop, they will push for single payer, blaming the insurance companies...saying it should not have to be this complicated.

  • Pakistan Has Export Plans for Jet Fighter Produced With China

    11/18/2013 1:28:49 AM PST · 2 of 9
    Irishguy to sukhoi-30mki

    id bet they are going for the old, ‘quantity has a quality all its own’ from j stalin no less. i would guess they will buy a lot of these for ground work working on the principle that loosing a few wont matter...well except if you are the pilot.

  • ObamaCare Breaks Obama's Middle Class Tax Pledge, Too

    11/14/2013 5:16:23 AM PST · 3 of 22
    Irishguy to IBD editorial writer

    so according to their logic, its okay if ‘someone’ else is paying for it, just didnt expect it to be them.. just wow..

  • Are You Sure It's Going To Be Fixed Within Weeks, Mr. President?

    11/08/2013 2:48:44 AM PST · 11 of 13
    Irishguy to Lmo56

    been in software for over 20 years. Been involved in fixing some major major disasters and ahem, may have created a few ahem. what i see here is classic panic fire. they have lost all control on their development, test and production environments. i would bet if you asked them now to deliver a working version, no one knows what version is where. they are scrambling now to keep up. a classic example of that is above. i would bet they have a couple of developers hacking code together testing it to see that it works and they have full access to the production environment to upload the minor changes. thats how errors like that above happen. whats really scary is that access to the production environment will lead eventually to a whole series of security flaws as they rush to give people access to upload point fixes to problems. so some guy will bounce into the server to fix that issue. he wont fix it in their development or test environment...their production environment is now test and development. they are using test code on a production environment, that inevitably leads to a hack at best or a database accidental purge or change the hobbles the whole thing.if you dont think it can happen, oh yesy yes it can...honestly if you have private data there...i would guarantee its going to appear on the web at this stage. what they actually need to do now is STOP! they need to identify what the problems are and systematically fix them 1 by 1 in a controlled manner. thats the hard part. you need to have the will power to tell the people screaming from the top one simple word...NO. here is the process and no matter who calls...even the President your answer is we develop on this server, we version control, we test here in test with a full suite of system tests and user tests. on completion we identify the errors and agree if it goes production...i had some bad experiences enforcing this in the past (career affecting one to be brutally honest) but if you flex at all, the dam will break and, well, you get, healthcare.gov. even when they get it working it wont finish. they will do a big song and dance about it now working at some point..thats when they will hide data breach after data breach. trust me it will be held together with the software equivalent of spit and duct tape. by example suppose they get a partially working in december...you need to make a change or fix a very open security flaw. what do you do? you cant fix it in development and test environments, they are no longer the same as the production environment.so do you fix the security flaw and potentially have an issue again where no one can login? or do you say, its working leave it alone...99.9% of people in a high pressure environment like that will choose the latter...which is the wrong answer. so get the popcorn, this is far from over, even if they get a cobbled together version and the press start hailing it as a success...watch for the security breaches that are coming...i would say that is inevitable at this point. lets be honest, lets assume you are a chinese or n korea hacker or one from iran...what is most vulnerable now to a breach for maximum embarrassment to the US govt..the weak spot is what they will target and that concern is way way down the issue log at the moment for the development team..instead they are thinking ..login strings..what a fiasco...and they havent even delivered a health plan yet...

  • ‘Riots always begin typically the same way’: food stamp shutdown looms Friday

    10/29/2013 4:05:10 AM PDT · 115 of 232
    Irishguy to 2ndDivisionVet

    Riots always begin typically the same way’: food stamp shutdown looms Friday

    what a bizzarro heading..

    always begin typically...okay which is it...

    do they always begin that way OR typically begin

    always typically is like definitely maybe...

    IMHO...

  • 'The Daily Beast' Lays Off Two Dozen Staffers (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    10/09/2013 11:43:35 PM PDT · 11 of 19
    Irishguy to 2ndDivisionVet

    but at least they can depend on obamacare to allow they ‘do what they really want to do in life’...oh no wait...