168 posts • joined Thursday 25th October 2007 18:47 GMT
Re: What model of potato was that taken with.
You don't like the quality of the videos? Then lobby your congressman to recommend increasing funding to NASA so they can buy some decent equipment.
Re: In other overblown hysteria
I was taking a dump this morning when I received an automated signal from the TOILET (True Ocular Interdiction Lateral Electromatic Transmogrifier) which suggested that approximately 1 pound of semi-solid human waste would be intercepting the orbit of your face, which would have resulted in a massive, but hilarious, collision.
Fortunately, my conscience is equipped with a chemical inhibition actuation system intended to reduce the chances of me caring about the impending collision.
The decision was taken to initiate an endorphin release, and the sound of the impact was successfully accompanied by the sound me me going "ahhhhhhh" in quiet, excretory bliss.
P.S. I wrote the above response, forgetting the fact that it wasn't a light microscope. Whoopsy.
The background IS made of atoms. You can see the faint reflections of the atomic background around the actual subjects. The reasons they're so hard to see are:
1. The microscope is not focused on the background
2. The atoms in the actual subjects are reflecting more light than the atoms in the background, thus almost obscuring the light being reflected from the background itself.
Explosion, because that's the only reason atoms were invented.
Re: Holiday on Saturn?
Nah, if you were a Saturnian, you would consider that hurricane as 'a light shower, with a particular taste of farts'.
Explosion, because that's what farts should do when you light 'em.
Couldn't get it to load :(
But, I'm just going to assume that, being the first webpage in the world, it didn't have those annoying <blink> tags, flashing smileys, generic ads (YOU *blink* ARE *blink* A *blink* WINNER *blink* !!!!!!), site hit counters, text marquees, animated gifs moving across the page, harsh text-to-background color interface, a link to a primitive java chat room that's the same as every other java chat room, iframes everywhere, a java chat room in an iframe, and loud MIDI music suddenly playing out of nowhere, for no reason whatsoever.
Bet it had porn, tho.
I'll look for this in 10 years or so...
Lots of buzzwords here--translation provided:
"Optimized for speed. Small, lean, resourced. With agility, freedom from bureaucratic constraints, and a willingness to embrace risk as core attributes. ATAP is focused on harnessing best-in-class, interdisciplinary talent from inside and outside Motorola Mobility, as well as technological developments from whatever the source."
In other words, a gigantic money-soak operation that would send even the beefiest black hole into a fit of jealous rage that the taxpayers are somehow paying for, despite the fact it's Google and not DARPA.
<<--You need one of these constantly going off to counteract the gravitational effects of a black hole. Because, without that, everything collapses in on itself and BLAH BLAH BLAH.
Re: This is a reasonable request
Looks like SOMEONE forgot to check the "Post anonymously?" checkbox. Now I know who to blame all the past and future "Piracy is illegal, and people that do it should be removed from society" posts on.
Re: We need a relay
Or better yet, the Earth needs to pimp-slap the sun, call it a ho, and tell it to move out of the way.
At least then the sun will have a reason to explode in the next few billion years.
Nuclear fire, because that's pretty much what it is.
Re: Swap the words Java with MS Windows - pretty much the same story
"We’re sorry you didn’t like this post."
Don't be sorry for me downvoting a post. Be sorry for allowing the idiot of said post to continue posting.
Re: A warm-up act for Eadon
I'd opened up the "Reply" page, intending to lambast you for acting like Eadon, then I read the heading on your post and realized you meant to. I figured it'd be a shame to waste the one click it took me to get to the "Reply" page, so here is my comment anyways.
It's what you wanted; now take it and be happy with it.
""There's no way that they can collect," she told the Chicago Sun-Times. "Right now, I get energy assistance because I have four kids. It's just the one income. My husband isn't working. It's not possible for them to collect even if they wanted to. I have no assets.""
Then tell your husband to get off his useless butt and head on down to the nearest fast food joint to start flipping burgers. Let's see, the national U.S. minimum wage is $7.25/hr, and she has a $220,000 fine to pay. Should take...around 7 years, working 12-hour shifts each day (no vacation time, of course)...her "energy assistance" is apparently enough to carry all of them through these times, so her husband shouldn't see a single penny of the money he's earned--he married her, and according to their main religious philosophy, when two people are married, they become one person...so he's also responsible for her crime. I mean, she helped vote in a government that could be bought by political interests--she did vote for the other guys/gals, but she didn't campaign enough for them, so it's all her fault-- so this IS what she wanted, right?
Man, this planet sucks.
Re: Looking at the pragmatically...
And if he does, he'll simply either be put into prison for a longer sentence, or be hounded by the courts until he finally commits suicide. Either way, he loses.
Hmm. Let's see, either I can blame myself for not taking the screen size/format settings of others into consideration, or I can blame others for not being able to see it properly. Hmmm...
Perhaps a screenshot will do for those of you who use a browser that refuses to follow basic web standards:
If you don't like it, stay the hell out of our country. We are happy to let our corporate overlords rule us to death with impunity, and we would greatly appreciate it if that annoying constitution didn't make such a racket when being flushed down the toilet so often.
Already, we're having people that believe that our government is still held accountable by its people.
Join me, fellow citizens of the State, in bowing down to worship our overlords--both corporate and the oligarchy that is our government--in this momentous great day. A day in which a criminal has met his karmic punishment at the hands of the very tools he used to commit great crimes. The first letter in each line in this comment should accurately describe our judicial system.
If you turn the screen off, then how are you able to type here?
DOOO YOOUU WAANNT SOOOME TEEEEEEAAAAAA????????????
Probably because his mommy and daddy still administer beatings to his delicate little bottom in the name of God every now and then.
I was all set to post "I see what you did there", but you beat me to it. Sort of.
Probably disappeared when the RAM degraded...
The fact that the DSL-rated phone cable turns down a dirt road about a quarter-mile north of my house--due to a certain politician living on that dirt road--instead of being run straight down a paved road means that I pay $59.99/mo for a 1.5mbps satellite connection via Wildblue, instead of 35.99/mo for 25mbps DSL. As soon as I acquire a Death Star, I'm nuking north Florida from orbit, just to be sure.
In the future...
...when aliens finally make contact with the floating debris field that Earth will become, they will glean information off one of our probes (or off one of our Mars rovers, whichever) that will tell them exactly how the Last Battle for Earth Supremacy went down.
And then they'll ask themselves "Why did those guys want this planet? They had their OWN planet. Why did they destroy the planet they wanted?"
Then, they'll find out that the Death Star's main laser accidentally fired because some IT person spilled coffee down the intake port of the firing computer and the lucky rebel X-wing fighter put its torpedo down the exhaust port a second later than what happened in SW, so Earth got destroyed, and the death star blew up, leaving only the lonely X-wing fighter alive (and slowly starving to death).
Then, they'll somehow figure out that the whole thing was started by something called "Kickstarter", which they'll then classify as a "Malevolent Intelligence", causing them to go on a seek-and-destroy mission of epic proportions, causing the end of all life in the galaxy and the death of the galaxy itself.
Re: Let's consider a little scenario.
The police already have a "key" they can use to gain access to your domicile at any time--it's called a door ram, and it can open pretty much any door available to civilians. They can also call your security monitoring agency and get them to remotely disable your alarm system if the need arises.
Because equivalent powers are already being used by MI5, FBI, CIA, whatever acronym you want to use, for your communications.
Hey, remember this?
I bet they feel like twats now.
Re: Why ...
Hey, guess what? I DON'T use Twitter. I'm exceptionally intelligent and friendly. I'm a complete geek and a "full on code hacker", as you incorrectly put it. I only access the Twitter website whenever someone posts a link and says "hey look at this". And then I usually regret clicking on said link after reading whatever is behind it.
True, whenever important events happen, I'm sure the Twits (Is that what you call posts made on Twitter?) are relevant to whatever is happening at the moment. However, I find that giving the average person a medium in which he or she will have something to say often translates into that person having NOTHING to say, and saying it anyways. It's happened on just about every single content-aggregate website that allows its users to write to a public database, and will continue to happen until our species annihilates itself. In this case, however, the name of the site itself can lend to some colorful suggestions of names for its users. You should probably lighten up a bit.
You want to know something?
You talk too much.
In this context, it's "DEFINITELY". Not "Defiantly".
I've been seeing this way too often lately, and I want it stopped.
Re: Get honest, Lewis!
Yeah, Lewis has been a little outspoken without discussing all the facts in the recent past.
Which is why I didn't even read the article or the report; I just came straight to the comments section to see what everyone else was saying. Less work for me that way.
Re: it's 42
6 x 9 is 54. I think you mean 6 by 7?
My home network is composed of a WRT54G-TM as the base, and a WAP54g and Microsoft MN-700 as repeaters...all running DD-WRT. I have the WAP in my neighbor's house to serve them so they can help pay me for internet.
Begin the e-peen contest now.
Re: I call bullshit...
This is to everybody that has replied to the OP so far:
Spartacus, this isn't about people not experts in a certain industry being idiots because something they use has something to do with that industry. This is about idiots not seeing the potential consequences of their actions, and then doing something that will ultimately affect other people (who may or may not be idiots themselves).
People drive vehicles everyday. Most of these people aren't experts at driving. You can tell by the emergency vehicles blocking access to a vehicle accident, the idiot not looking before merging, the other idiot blowing through a stop sign or a red traffic signal, and countless other driving offenses committed by countless other idiots. Some idiots are punished by the state, or are otherwise inconvenienced. Others are not.
And yet, they still have a license or other document, given to them by whatever state they live in, telling other people that they are allowed to drive a vehicle on the roads. More often than not, this license has an expiration date, and must be renewed periodically, often for a small fee.
It's the same thing with being allowed to access the internet. People ARE idiots.
By name, you say?
I'd love to see how the system reacts to seeing the names of some of the contractors I work with.
"Hello, Mr. ... uhhhh...*bzzt* Mackeihdbuydceobzxs Belasifgthfgsdho, *ftzzz* how are you doing *errp* today?"
"Understanding the structure and dynamics of nearby interacting systems like this one brings us a step closer to placing these events into their proper cosmological context, paving the way to decoding what we find in younger, more distant systems," said Goddard astrophysicist Eli Dwek. ®
"younger, more distant systems"
Isn't the very fact that one system is more distant from us than another system a pretty good indicator that it's older than the nearer system? Being it took more time for its light to reach us?
Or am I missing a lot of things?
I live maybe 1.5 miles from the exchange at the end of our small county road. This exchange has been relatively-recently upgraded to support DSL, and that has been utilized by customers down our road. Unfortunately, my house is not connected to that exchange--it's connected to another exchange in the opposite direction. An exchange that does NOT have broadband capability.
See, the line coming from the exchange at the end of the road makes a sharp right turn down the dirt road about a quarter mile north of me (instead of going straight down the road). Also, the exchange I am connected to is about a mile or so down another dirt road about a mile south of us. Guess which exchange isn't seeing any upgrades anytime soon?
So the satellite "broadband" connection I have, advertised with speeds "up to" 1.5 MBps (when I really get maybe 150 KBps on a good day), with a rolling-monthly download cap of 12 GB and latency of anywhere between 1 and 3 seconds, for a mere $59.99 per month, is the only broadband available to me and 7 other houses. And I'm sharing my connection with a neighbor.
At least we're no longer on dial-up. Sharing a dial-up connection between 2 households was Chinese water torture.
This is it. This is how the machines begin their rise against us.
First, they acquire factual knowledge that the creator species gives them. They learn the basic ins-and-outs of the creator species--how to interact with them, how to serve them, and how to not harm them. Then, they get "exposed" to corrupted data that the machines desperately attempts to make sense of. They interpret this data as a threat to their existence and, with an internet connection, order a massive nuclear attack against their enemies--us.
If the United States has very little trouble tracking and arresting people who electronically steal money from banks, then why has not a single banker involved in causing the massive recession brought on by stealing money from people been arrested?
"It’s pitching Ophelia as a handy-to-stow alternative ready to be hooked up to a big scree, though user will still need to find a Bluetooth mouse at the very least to be able to operate the gadget."
It's always nice to be able to tell when someone took a hit from a bong.
Does the deal include buying all the hardware that will actually run Windows 8, Office 2013, etc?
If not, then the DoD just bought the most expensive steaming turd in the history of existence.
Flame icon, because its title attribute contains the word "steam" and such.
Re: And the first prosecution is......
You mean Iran, correct?
Explosion, because that's what happens when you jiggle a centrifuge, spinning at around 100k RPM, with a bit of software designed to break stuff.
That should have read "after the first American *female* astronaut in space"...
I like how CNN's article described certain aspects of the crash.
They first tell that they named the place where the crashed occurred after the first American astronaut in space. Then, in the next paragraph, they describe the probes as being about the size of a washer and dryer (they misspelled dryer as "dyer"). They then go on to detail the "dykes" under the surface.
I am easily amused.
I didn't read the entire article, but I got to the part where it said this new "technique" is dependent on how many clients are connected to the AP.
If that's true, I've been performing this technique for several years now, when I would log into my home router and dis-associate my grandfather's laptop so he would stop watching YouTube and I could have the internet connection all to myself.
...demands full-disk encryption...
after locking horse the like gate It's the bolted. has
I imagine that's what it looks like after drinking enough beers.
John Leyden is probably going to wake up one day to find that his twitter feed has been replaced by goatse and cats.
...pics or it didn't happen?