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sphincter-tightening terror of HAL
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Get out of here, gramps!
This one I repost regularly, it's from October 11, 1994 (Newsgroups: comp.society.folklore, Subject: Re: Folklore and stories re: excessively clueless for-profit users). I wonder whether facebook gets complains about various content on the 'net from obsessive-compulsive content correctors?
"One guy posted a MAKE.MONEY.FAST slime to a few groups, and I sent a message to his postmaster, and attached a curtosey copy to the poster. I get a message back a few hours later, with NO quoted material in it, systematically responding to everything I wrote. He (she?) said that if I reported it to his postmaster, he thought it was very unfair. He was a newbie and didn't know, blah blah blah. Then he asks for the address of his postmaster, so I give it to him. Not long after that, I get _another_ message saying that I shouldn't expect to keep my account for very long because he (she?) reported "my abusive attitude and harrasment" to his service's support. (AOL) I sent another reply back explaining the fine points of the net. I don't know if he ever responded to that; I set slocal up to kill his messages."
Some people just want to watch the world burn.
"And nothing of value was lost"
MZARG from ROLZOR XII agrees.
It would actually be nice if EULAs had a legally binding hashsum...
1) This mass is so small that any General Relativity gravitational effects are totally swamped by gravitational noise your St Bernard dog creates when moving around the house. Indeed, we can use Newtonian gravity to get good results about trajectories of the N-body system under analysis.
2) "Gravitational waves" are very weak (Directly from Jimbo's Dubious Font Of Knowledge: If we use the previous values for the Sun and the Earth, we find that the Earth's orbit shrinks by 1.1×10^−20 meter per second. This is 3.5×10^−13 m per year, which is about 1/300 the diameter of a hydrogen atom. The effect of gravitational radiation on the size of the Earth's orbit is negligible over the age of the universe.). They also propagate at lightspeed, so are soon gone.
No, but your are now flagged by Paul Krugman.
I don't suppose that there would be much or any warning and certainly no defence against it
On the contrary. You would have about 100'000 years of increasing comet passages. You may fail to build up a defense in that time, but you only would have yourself to blame.
It's called "mission lead time".
How long was philae in the development stage?
Now, if we had a few VESTA-powered nature-violating goodness in silos down in New Mexico, ready to go, we could. But we don't.
Traumatized squirrels will be taken care of. The Prez is about to announce the next effort, "Squirrelcare" and he has already found another 30 billion stashed behind an old HP printer in the Eccles Building.
... a fat piece breaks off and creates a 1500 megaton crater in the midst of Europe.
We could then call it "QUANTITATIVE EASING EUROCRATER"
Pity... there's going to be a lot of great music that will be unheard.
Anon, I.... I want to introduce you to filesharing services....
If you listen to it, there's your explanation why someone should be compensated for it, 43 years later.
Come again? No, actually no. Fuck off.
UNLEASH THE LAWYERS!
You seem to be uninformed about how copyright in "anglo-saxon" nations work.
and still maintain a civilization that will recover
This has been tested by VultureTX!
Here's one for you, Einstein: Energy sources. Absence Of.
While it is true that the US and Russia are seeking to modernise their atomic armouries, this is mainly because the existing weapons are mostly very old.
Old my arse. I don't know how retarded one get get in financing the MIC in useless plutonium production but
.... a trillion dollar "revamp" bill (lower end of the scale, this is the MIC of course). And remember, this is money we DON'T have, there already is a hole of 120 trillion+ in the taxpayer's pocket. Strenously denied by progressives. And conservative hawks if it suits them.
.... signed by the Obamacare president who vaguely promised to abolish nukes
.... and which includes reneval of aircraft-delivered weapons that the Air Force doesn't even want in the first place
.... and all meant to equip a super-expensive "triad" of land/air/submarine delivered vehicles, something that makes only sense when seen as a cold-war leftover of inter-service rivalries
.... plus the destabilization of the whole MAD system by "missile shields" of dubious value but which may get dangerously better leading to launch on warning, doomsday machines and other Good Ideas of Lost Civilization of the Galaxy.
leads to the conclusion that the taxpayer may well end up getting a BBQ of epic proportions that will be decidedly bigger than promised. At best he will get radioactive pollution (hey, how is the State of Washington doing with its underground cleanup at Hanford? Salmon already alight in the Columbia River?), maybe a stray nuke pop and definetely a trillion dollar less healthcare and public skools.
Realistically it's plain that the risk of global thermonuclear war is nothing like as severe right now as it was during various periods of the Cold War.
Famous last words of people who are very young or otherwise differently abled. The fun with political situations is that new stuff pops up the next minute. Remember The Caliphate? Yeah, that kind of "new stuff".
given his life is utterly under the control of the government
You may have been living under stones since Ruby Ridge, but your life is so utterly under the control of the government that the Prez can leisurly order your arse blown away on a whim tomorrow. And the judicial branch will most certainly OKAY THIS.
Even more Bier is needed.
governments always have had and always will have more powers and the legal right to use them than an ordinary citizen. If they didn't then society wouldn't function
It's like I'm really in the waning days of the Weimar Republic and I'm talking to one of the hoodlums in charge.
"Das gibt's nur einmal, das kommt nicht wieder, das ist vielleicht nur Träumerei. Das kann das Leben nur einmal geben, vielleicht ist's morgen schon vorbei."
Let's have a Bier on that.
Hey Matt, I thought you were off fighting with the Azov battalion? Do they have Internet in east Ukraine?
"secretive US data investigations outfit Stratfor"
Nice newspeak for a "low-tier political influence machine and criminal outfit all too often paid with free taxpayer money"
Here is a little refresher: Stratfor or Stratagainst
If there were any seriousness to the "MUH CYBERSECURITY" meme-pushing currently wafting out of bodily openings of politicians all over the "West", these guys would be looking at a long stint inside.
Labour-saving technology is not to save people from labour, JDX. It's to save companies money on their labour bills.
And this is why you can make retarded comments on the Internet on a machine that costs less than 130'000 GBP.
Woah there oldster. Next you will recommend 0 tax rates, forceful culling (by agreed nurses of course) of civil servants until state makes up only 1% of the workforce, interdiction for any politician to take the mike more than 5 minutes per week under penalty of death and an immediate retreat from wars of choice abroad. Also, linking the GDP to gold and no way to do debt financing. Did I mention exposure of banks to the risks of fractional reserve banking?
Why, the economy would COLLAPSE.
Not sure whether Advice Dog?
If only it were illegal to get stock photographs larger than 200x200 pixels because of "unfair competition".
I thought the only ones insisting that Nork is involved were FBI glitterati looking for a fast-track promotion and President Obamacare. What's up with that?
Did I mention this image is too large? It's time for me to get into on-the-fly DOM rewriting.
Silverlight is still out there, too, you know.
It's Freddy and Jason do dance in your browser.
That change owes much to Adobe security boss Brad Arkin who implemented a strategy that sped the time-to-patch from 10 weeks in 2009 when Arkin joined as a product security bod to a recent record of 36 hours.
You can say what you want, but I would consider this as "taking security seriously". Microaoft doesn't even manage to reach circular orbit around this kind of deadline.
You forgot all the Baby Movies and Santa Movies ever.
WIth XENU you can do anything?
what happens if you watch the unwatchable, and indeed what are the effects of watching two unwatchables back-to-back
The unwatchable will watch you back. This will be your spiritual end.
Actually, we in the EU are proud of doing BOTH.
Then both get subsidies from the taxes of each other.
“A great data protection law is no good if you don’t enforce it.”
Yeah, well, Team Amerrica should know.
Sounds like an excellent device for distributed bitcoin mining?
You seem to be ready to do some editing as "anonymous user"?
...there likely to be a shallow grave, a skeleton in the closet, waking vested interests or shary-cary People of the Left. Or all of them in an unholy alliance.
I just can't decide which subset is active now.
Flash and Internet Explorer were popular targets, too, but there's an increasing focus on the Apache Struts Framework, Cisco warned, and Silverlight attacks were up 200 per cent on the year, the report claimed.
"Apache Struts" sounds early 00-s levels of ancient and isn't "Silverlight" dead as having been branded with Microsoft Mark Of Undevelopment?
No-one likes Israel?
I disagree, but the number must
a) Have been expressed not in monopoly money
b) Not be pulled out of someone's arse and embiggened come hell or high water
At the end of the day, the number WILL inform an economic decision to do X instead of Y. It's like a p(success)
Because one can never praise the power of 227 BILLION USD enough!
(This sadly is actually the amount of "reconstruction effort" put into
IraqThe Caliphate; most of that didn't end up where expected I reckon)
What about ISRAEL?
Get ready for turd impact!
> Worst 6 words to hear before having sex
These are 7. Words.
Is that some kind of beverage?
.onomatopeia for you-know-what?
WRONG! The theorem of absolute shittyness states that there must be a most shitter element that is the supremum of the pile and so high up the ladder that shit projections can no longer reach him, given that: the most shitter element has strong political connections, mass media "reporting" is overall shit-tier and nobody gives a shit anyway.
Mornings raids have been standard operating procedure since at least Napoleon and definitely since long leather coats could be mass-produced.
> 1 in 10 trillion people
Can't into math.
Probably has a browser bugged to hell and back.
Humans doing human stuff in the land of the nominally free? My care-o-meter registers 0.
It's better than getting scarred for live by the school priest for daring to mention genitalia.
Now, the league of Japan please.
You will get a sex offender mention and lifelong inability to live within N kilometres of a school anyway.
Create a snapshot, upload to S3, download from S3, create AMI, then run?