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Re: Silly idea
What to do
If only there were some large island nearby that had historically been used to exile criminals, perhaps Mr. Dotcom could be sent there for life and the US could be spared the effort of extradition.
Re: What's a CIO?
The feigned ignorance and implied superiority of "what's a . . . ?" decidedly lose their punch these days, as it really implies you are so profoundly stupid and lazy that you can't type it into a search engine.
For example: http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=cio
Re: Did I misread that?
No, they mean the Internet. You see, back in the Dawn of Time . . . no, you know what, go read a book, or even a Wikipedia article. Here's a hint, though: look up ARPAnet.
Re: Solar = Joke
I was going to downvote you until your last sentence. Then I downvoted you anyway.
Re: Oh it's you
Here's a question for the ages: is there such a thing as an anonymous sock puppet?
Re: Re: For once, an FCC ruling with which I can agree...
In point of fact, this is not a case of bureaucrats interfering unnecessarily. This is a case of bureaucrats interfering exactly as they're supposed to, in order to prevent calamity and mayhem.
It was reported some time ago in a newspaper editorial that virtually every member of Congress listed "The Sound of Music" as his/her favorite movie. The commenter went on to note that is was a sad state of affairs that either this was an accurate survey or that the members of Congress thought that's what the electorate wanted to hear.
That said, it would have been awesome if there had been some tracks from $MyFavoriteIndieBandBeforeTheyTotallySoldOutAndWentMainstream.
In truth, I also have a foot in both worlds (multiple, actually, since I do a lot more than Windows, including both Linux and Unix), but I knew that there would be tiresome, predictable basement-dwelling Linux fanboy trollery afoot, so I decided to get in a preemptive strike.
I'm one of the few people to own a Zune HD, and a big part of the reason was that it came with 64 GB onboard for at least $100 cheaper than an iPod Touch with equivalent storage. For anyone with a sizable music library, especially one with high-resolution audio files, 32 GB is inadequate, although it's better than the 4-8 GB that seems standard with most other brands.
Better check his truck . . .
. . . for space herpes before impounding it.
On the plus side, he was complimented by the other players in his game for the sudden improvement in his manners and demeanor!
On the one hand, I hate censorship. On the other hand, I hate Dickens. I think my emotional state, overall, is one of schadenfreude.
I wonder how they handle the name of the author of many classic science fiction novels, Philip K. ****.
Well, yeah, except that it gets redistributed to lawyers.
No, no -- you're thinking of the "Samsung Galactic Gargle Tabster."
I'm going, I'm going . . .
Isn't that what The Tick would yell if he were Spanish?
<Pedantic comment about how it's impossible to grow anything on the moon due to the absence of water and oxygen which totally misses that the previous comment was a joke.>
Pre-crime. The software is trying to identify people who *actually* are going to run the light, and some people run red lights accidentally. Thoughtcrime would be catching them if they thought about running it, whether or not they actually did.
Yes, because lord knows those fucking things don't cause traffic problems.
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"Sent from my iPhone"
To recap about half of this thread . . .
"I know nothing about science whatsoever, but here's why learned physicists are wrong!"
Are you sure it's not powered by potatoes?
Mine's the one with the Yukon Golds in the pockets.
This is a UK site. If they want to pronounce "Neelie" with a long "e" sound, they're welcome to do so, just like they pronounce "pasta" with a short "a," "pass" to rhyme with "arse," and "Hermione" to vaguely rhyme with "calliope," they're welcome to do so. The British have been butchering the interpretation of others' languages for years (see also: Rangoon, Peking, etc.).
Don't worry, you'll get over it.
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