85 posts • joined Monday 17th January 2011 18:35 GMT
Then fix the problem
They should have blamed the problem on NSA and GCHQ.
Re: Bears with Arms
Small planes flying in rural areas occasionally suffer from ground fire. Texas, naturally:
Don't worry, Bezos, the FAA is on the case.
Twas the night before Xmas - revised version
'Twas the night before Xmas
And all through the town
Not a creature was stirring
'Cept an Amazon drone.
As Confucius said: Never put gamers in charge of therapy centers.
And got the capital of Ohio and a "circle" in NYC named for him, among other stuff.
So, for a little while, the site was worth reading?
> bosom particles
Dunno about the universe, but I'll bet his S.O. is flat.
Any truth to the rumors that Bill will be doing PR for O2?
Re: Troll nostalgia
A troll on alt.www.webmaster tried the email-bomb tactic on me once. He worked for an ISP and left a trail. What he didn't know was, though I'd moved away, I knew his boss from when we were younger. Last laugh = Best laugh.
The medium is the message
I subscribed to Netflix a year ago but never have watched their self-produced shows. I wish their other streaming content had more recent films, which are available only on DVD. Hollywood is probably behind this though, not Netflix. I can't remember the last time I turned on my cable-connected TV. I can go to bed at 10 pm and watch my favorite late-night shows online the next day. There are messages here for content producers and providers. The smart ones will succeed, the others will go away, tapping their tablets and scratching their heads.
Edon, is that you?
Will be checking Netflix
Can't wait for the Blu-ray documentary of their adventures!
Re: of anyone wants to learn more or take a stand...
I got one of them to FAX his financial details to the US Dept of Justice!
If this story is only propaganda, it would be a huge propaganda coup for Kim to appear with her in public, at a concert perhaps. That would throw a pie in the face of Western media! Or at least officially deny the execution.
Yet on DPRK's official news site, http://www.kcna.co.jp/index-e.htm, updated yesterday, there is no mention of her or the execution.
It's happened here
When I superseded my boss at a high-tech firm they found him a do-nothing job, because he'd been with the company 14 years. Not that he had much to show for it. After a few months of getting paid to do nothing (but at least he was isolated from screwing up projects), he had a major stroke. At least we didn't have to see him anymore. A few years later I went out on my own and was contracting at a major New England computer manufacturer, that had a lifetime employment policy. Times were hard and experienced techs were driving forklifts. They hung on, hoping for a turn-around, but that never happened. These events happened 35-40 years ago. At least garbage gets recycled today; American workers are simply kicked out with hardly a thought.
That's fine, except only those on the inside know what others on the inside are doing. Like committing crimes against humanity and other similar misdemeanors. Had Manning not acted we'd never know any of what he revealed. The guy practically launched the Arab Spring, remember? There comes a point where your loyalty has to be to something more than a flag and an increasingly disreputable gang masquerading as a national government.
The idea wasn't to destroy data. The idea was to convey the message: "We can enter your premises at any time and destroy whatever we like. Or force you to destroy your kit while we watch."
This episode was relatively low key, and you may well laugh about it. But it's a first step on the road to a Very Bad Place.
Their site's working over here. BTW, you Brits would appreciate a sign I noticed in front of the local Home Depot today:
If terrorists do not exist, the Security State will have to invent them.
Cue the terror alert
How convenient that Reuters is reporting imminent al Qaeda attacks on European high-speed trains? The puppetmasters are working overtime.
What have you told NSA about me?
All the news that fits
Oh, was the New York Times offline today?
"So long, and thanks for all the memories."
The one with the sardine in the pocket.
Which logo will represent "Get your asses into the office. No more distance employment!"?
Re: Draft dodger
I hate to defend Mel Gibson, but he was born in 1956. The Draft was turned off when Gibson was 17, so he never would have been drafted.
Understand, his audience consists of people who own neither iOS or Android devices, the tools of the effete and elite. Cell phones don't work well from inside mobile homes and the crystal meth dealer lives in the next row. These people are full of free-floating fear and anger. To them, Limbaugh comes across as an alternate intellectual, their own personal deity. When you're dealing with a demographic like that, being intelligent and well-informed is a handicap.
"He is eligible for a limited validity passport good for direct return to the United States."
Wow, never saw one of those! Bet he could unload it for a fortune on eBay. Help cover the legal fees.
I'd rather have coffee that's 10 times less expensive. Starbucks is too pricey for this caffeine-aholic.
"These types of programs allow us to collect the information that enables us to perform our missions successfully – to defend the nation and to protect US and allied troops abroad."
What a crock. NSA knew the first and last names of future 9/11 hijackers when they entered the U.S. from the Far East, but only shared the first names with FBI. So they slipped through the net undetected. NSA collects data for NSA's glory. The FBI can't touch it, but it's available to a contract employee?
Re: The only true justice...
Firing squad? No, the United States reserves that for unarmed journalists, though we're too shy to brag about it. Manning embarrassed the United States and its military. Now all the neighbors are mad at weird Uncle Sam the serial murderer. Whatever shall we do? Get Uncle Sam to mend his ways? Naw, that would be _hard_! Easier to torture and imprison the people gutsy or crazy enough to point out Uncle Sam's perversions. There, that's fixed. Now we can get back to blowing away unarmed civilians by remote control.
Al Gore called. He wants his Internet back.
Re: Now I'm running scared
The Google-ken, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Yakuza gang formerly known as "NSA," is immune from prosecution. They don't have to warn anyone.
Re: Looks like that in addition to the remake of Cosmos
Darwin's book was "The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex"
It has nothing to do with science per se
According to the 37%, if evolution were true, life would be meaningless; there would be no point to our existence. Being created by the superdeity makes us special, with all the perks set out in Genesis. They can't believe in evolution, no matter how strong the evidence, without accepting that they don't mean kaka, life has no meaning save what we bring to it, and when it's over it's over. They really need to believe some cloud cares about them as individuals, and is intimately involved in every aspect of their lives.
Trying to use scientific evidence when debating them is a losing proposition, because that's not where their consciousnesses are located. They're working from an emotional concept, and they're hard to overcome. I know, I've tried. When you tell them they aren't special due to being created and cared for by Lovin' Jesus, you're killing them, and they often react accordingly.
Re: Now THIS is awe inspiring.
"How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, 'This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant?' Instead they say, 'No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way.' A religion, old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the Universe as revealed by modern science might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths."
"Life is but a momentary glimpse of the wonder of this astonishing universe, and it is sad to see so many dreaming it away on spiritual fantasy." -- Carl Sagan
The whole truth
It would be more enlightening and interesting to go back and look into the private lives of the people who facilitated Turing's persecution-unto-death. The best way to head off would-be witch hunters may be to let them know the fate that could await them down the road.
Until they network Hellfire-armed Predators to these cameras.
The horror! The horror!
Rothenberg had an Apocalypse Cow.
Call back Voyager 2
Back into the Solar System Voyager 2, you missed something!
"It's very interesting to hear what people think of it."
Well, not so much.
Re: Very Nice.
Automated flight controls can respond faster than any human pilot. Storms, high seas and wet decks are where robotic aircraft will really prove their worth. George W. Bush could manage a carrier landing in good weather.
Re: Very Nice.
If you're miles out to sea, returning from a mission and a storm comes along, you have to land on the deck! Wars don't get paused for bad weather.
Most Americans don't fear the NSA 'cause they got doG on their side. HE wouldn't let anything bad happen to them. Besides, how much trouble can you get into when the only book you own is the Bible and your emails are limited to pix of the grandkids, links to stupid kitten videos and hate-mongering homophobic rants?
Not to worry. Yahoo! will buy it, and we know how that will work out.
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