1514 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Re: Two Grand Canyons?
According to National Park Statistics, the volume of the Grand Canyon is 4.17 trillion cubic metres. Wikipedia pegs the volume of an Olympic swimming pool at 2500 cubic metres...
1,668,000,000 Olympic swimming pools.
Never, ever use the word "phondleslab" again.
Re: The prisoners are going to like him/her
You know what? You win. I can't do this anymore.
Re: The prisoners are going to like him/her
Yes, because all transwomen are straight and they *really* enjoy being violently raped, right?
You know, I keep trying to tell myself that most folks respect transgender rights, especially a transwoman that has given up a large part of her life to expose war crimes covered up by a powerful and despotic government. What does she get?
Transphobia and rape jokes. Stay classy, AC.
Sir, I must take exception to your statement
It's not really a Windows RT band wagon, more of an out of control train barreling off a cliff.
The clip on backing idea sounds really neat, especially if they did one with a keyboard on it. It's really cool to see some some genuinely new ideas at last.
Fat fucking chance of that.
The world was watching you, America, and you've shown how contemptible you truly are.
"She discusses a "well-rounded childhood", her love of coding and how she is "blind to gender"."
Her blindness to gender might explain why the Yahoo comments section is a physically sickening mire of homophobia, transphobia and casual sexism.
Re: Even better
"When you send a copy of a copy does that mean that my eyeballs and brain neurons had their data retention stream removed, as well?"
A government that lobotomises is a government that cares. <3
Two IT companies reaching a sensible agreement and moving on instead of suing each other into oblivion?
I'm so confused. This isn't how tech companies operate.
Re: Breanna Manning ??
Breanna Manning is the name Private Manning identifies with according to Zinnia Jones, the transwoman that was called to the trial. I can't provide a link as some of her stuff is NSFW but when the subject of Private Manning's dysphoria was raised, Breanna Manning was one of the names the former Bradley Manning was potentially choosing for her female side. If you do a Google search for Zinnia Jones Bradley Manning, you'll find a number of articles Zinnia Jones wrote for FreeThoughtBlogs and The Huffington Post, amongst others. She was interviewed by Al-Jazera, if I recall correctly too.
This is a very dark time
For the longest time, I really thought that Julian Assange was a jumped up little shit looking to avoid questioning for rape charges back in Sweden. To be fair, the man *is* a ghastly little toad...
Having just read about that Guardian journalist's boyfriend that got held for 9 hours for absolutely no frigging reason, does kind of highlight the fact the US are turning into bigger monsters than Al-Qaeda. Breanna Manning is going spend the rest of her life locked in a cell while her dysphoria, depression and other mental issues eat her alive. Edward Snowden is effectively exiled and now has the choice of living under a barbaric Russian regime or getting a second helping of the "justice" that was dished out to private Manning. Yes, Julian Assange is a narcissistic prick but he's absolutely right to be afraid.
It looks like a highly successful venture, all things considered. Something to crow about certainly.
I think the problem with jetpacks is that people immediately try to see them as a replacement for a plane or a car, rather than on their own merits.Just imagine if you had a few of these placed in mountainous areas or along cliff walk areas. You'd be able to reach someone more quickly than with a helicopter or plane.
Re: Pumping the price, are they?
Well, I know a few eBay resellers that are going to have a very merry Christmas with this.
It's not just Aspergers
The guy has also been struggling with gender dysphoria, according to a well known transgender-related blog. The woman that runs the blog was actually called to the court as she'd had previous contact with Manning when he was still trying to sort out his (or her) gender identity.
I'm currently helping a much loved friend through her own gender struggles and it's hard enough when she's at her own home in contact with her friends. I can't even imagine how nightmarish it must be for Bradley Manning.
Being a Norkphone fanboi is fantastic
Because if someone starts bragging about their superior iPhone or Samsung you have them arrested.
AOL is still alive
They're just going through a rough patch.
Even from the grave, the ghostly hand of Jobs moves us all, to paraphase a line in Dance of Dragons. The people that have read it may also draw parallels between the character the book mentions and Steve Jobs.
We have a banker to teach us right from wrong when it comes to morally questionable fiscal practices.
Re: If he's an expert...
All this grammar discussion is annoying me. It's making me testy.
Re: Shameful Koolaid Drinker
Exactly this. Nokia can make all kinds of weird and wonderful phones, as their days with Symbian ably demonstrated. Microsoft needs to give Nokia more free reign to do more than just boring black rectangles.
Re: Turn off the camera
Because she vastly overestimated her audience's capacity for sympathy, empathy and a few other fundamentals that separate a normal person from a sociopath.
Re: My heart bleeds
I support your bold statement, Mr Anonymous Coward.
The Internet giveth abuse and the Internet taketh away happiness and self worth.
Re: THIS IS NOT PATENTABLE
It's a neat idea, I'll grant you that but patentable...?
Rush certainly does.
With those mighty and powerful changes to a few lines of text, those trolls will be utterly terrified now and shall run away back to /b/.
Or perhaps not.
Each one is linked to your twitter account and updates include:
* When you take a dump
* Pausing for a piss
* Length of time spent having sex
* When you last laundered them
Give me 160k and I'll put a prototype together. Hint: the prototype will probably be a T68i stuffed down a set of Y-fronts.
"with War of the Worlds' Josh Friedman onboard to write one film"
I know which one he'll direct. It'll be the one with the little blue Naa'vi girl that SCREAMS AND SCREAMS AND KEEPS SCREAMING.
Christ. I can't have been the only one hoping that she'd get eviscerated by the aliens. X_X
The "Wooow" juror comment
I was always lead to believe that when you go to court, you are judged by a jury of your peers. If a tool like that is my "peer", then it's a very damning statement of me as an individual. =/
If someone came up to me in any social situation and said that, I'd run like fuck. Especially if they were actually holding the vibrator at the time.
Re: She has a point
Maybe it's the social circles I'm in but saying "I saw those photos of you on your blog and right now, I'm masturbating over them, while fantastising about inserting a Leviathan industrial strength vibrator in you" is not really considered complimentary for some reason...
She has a point
I wouldn't like it if someone found (the very, very few) photos of me online and then decided to spam me with messages saying how fat and ugly I am. Why is it acceptable just because this person's a woman and a blogger. Sure, bloggers like visitors to their site and comments - that's not the same as you having free licence to be an asshole to them.
In fairness, the music was some of the best stuff about the prequel trilogy. I remember when it was due to come out, I was listening to the music and got very excited about the film.
The plot may be bad. The acting may be bad. With John Williams behind it, the music will be fantastic.
Re: This is about a Soldier under an Oath of Fealty...
Isn't there something in that Oath about a soldier's duty to defend and protect the citizens of his country as well? Or are they not allowed to defend and protect the citizens from their duly elected officials?
A juror is not a detective
People are bored with tablets. World and Dog has one of some sort now and things like "retina displays" aren't enough of a draw to make people shell out £400-500 so they can be the envy of their friends. Tablets need to have something new and revolutionary (projected keyboards, finger gesture recognition...who knows?) in order to be *exciting* again. Samsung and Apple are both stuck in a holding pattern at the moment.
This is horrific
"On the protection of children from information harmful to their health and development"
I know that Russia actively persecutes LGBT folks and I'd be willing to bet that sites that offer guidance, support and above all *understanding* to LGBT folks is going to fall within this category.
Re: From our East Cheam correspondent
Quite a mouthful too...
Re: Fire up the pun-o-tron
A brief but potent charity event.
Spheres today, gone tomorrow.
Very true about Nokia phones. A smart ass friend of mine once quipped that once humanity has wiped itself out with nuclear war, the cockroaches will be calling each other on 5110s and asking what happened.
The problem with Dota players...
...is that they expect you to have played Dota before playing it.
*buys six health potions at start of match*
I write comments
In fact I've just written one, right here.
Someone had way too much fun writing that subtitle.
It's too big a gamble
$549 for a tablet running a relatively unloved operating system with a sword of Damocles hanging over it. If the RT had a Touchpad firesale and the price was slashed in *half*, I would be much more interested. But a Galaxy Note would be more appealing still...
He wrecked a perfectly nice park to faff about on something that looks like a very ugly rocking horse?
- Elon Musk's LEAKY THRUSTER gas stalls Space Station supply run
- Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE
- FOUR DAYS: That's how long it took to crack Galaxy S5 fingerscanner
- Batten down the hatches, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS due in TWO DAYS
- Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?