* Posts by Rob

6 posts • joined 22 May 2007

UK Carriers safe: Other war-tech ripe for the chopper

Rob
Stop

tis better to stop, then land, than to land, then stop

"'tis better to stop, then land, than to land, then stop"

Except when what you're landing on is moving at 30 knots into a 20 knot wind.

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Dope-crazed Canadians sledgehammer iPhone

Rob

Mastergeek

Sledgehammer - $25

Bus Tickets to Toronto - $50

Mini-ipod for Gimli's Geeky Cousin (to be destroyed later using mini-Dwarf-hammer+2) - $99

iPhone - $499

Demonstrating to the world that um... er... well it seemed like an awesome idea last night hopped up on mushies....- Priceless!!

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Gunplay fingered for internet slowdown

Rob

Terrorism

What's the chances that the department of homeland insecurity slaps these morons with domestic terrorism charges? It shouldn't be too hard to track em down. Just follow the beer cans to the wrecked pickup.

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US robot carrier-jet contract announced

Rob

Friendly fire

By Stu: "No more ego manic d8ckheads flying in cable cars. No more "heat of battle excuse" friendly fire. No them or us decisions."

Are you kidding? The latency and lack of situational awareness involved in flying a machine 6000 miles away means (a) reaction times are far longer (b) friendly fire incidents will increase. Communications with ground controllers will go to shit:

GC - "Bravo Flight this is ground control. I have you in sight. We are to to your west. Target is at our front. Do you see our position off your left?"

Drone Driver - "To my left? Dude, all I see is Bill getting a lap dance for his 21st! I think he's about to fire his load..."

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Whole Foods CEO sorry for message board trolling

Rob

Yahoo finance message boards

I can't believe a board member of a company, let alone the CEO thinks that the yahoo finance message boards are anything better than a place for day traders to post profanity-ridden, anti-semitic, anti-liberal, pink-sheet boosting nonsense!

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Scotty: ashes located and heading home

Rob

Body parts in "space"

Yeah, I'm not really sure what the hype is about having a random ounce or two of your ashes visit near-space. Sure, putting a vial containing the cremated remains of my eyeballs into orbit so I can "eternally watch over my descendants" is one thing, but having have my left nut spend 30 seconds at sub-orbital altitude is hardly a legacy.

Thinking about it though, why not put portions of your body into space while you're alive? I mean they can put detached body parts on ice and sew them back on these days, right? This would have practical benefits: "Hey babe, this finger has been to outer space and back...."

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