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  • May 11th, 2016 @ 8:02am

    Piping Data has a cost

    Coming from a pure firehose perspective, having a consumer of the firehose comes with a cost. It is not like the hose is pouring info into the ether and people stand under the spray. When someone attaches to the firehose it create a separate hose connection. The data flowing through that hose connection to the consumer has a network bandwidth cost. How much that cost is will depend on the total amount of firehose consumed. IMHO, I would assume that the snoops will have that hose in wide open, 24/7 mode. Depending on the size of the draw (one listening process, 5000 listening processes) the bandwidth cost can get huge.

  • Aug 22nd, 2012 @ 1:03pm

    goodbye art

    the problem with removing anti-social gene traits (by removing those with behavior markers) is that you lose the brilliance exhibited by people who have managed to come to terms with them, or at least co-exist with them, most often artists ...

    no more alcoholic traits? - goodbye Dlyan Thomas
    no more depression traits? - goodbye Van Gogh
    no more propensity for deafness? - goodbye Mozart, Beethoven

    The mark of a society is more about the ability for it to absorb and develop its differences, not eliminate of them. I see nothing wrong with the recognition that a person is born with a behavioral marker, but the person should not then be saddled with the expectation of marker appearance, let alone be removed from the gene pool on the off chance.