* Posts by Dreadogastus

8 posts • joined 6 Feb 2014

40,000-plus AT&T staff threaten to strike Friday

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Joke

Union Danger

Yeah! They should have no problem commuting from Indonesia to my local store here in Florida.

Dungeons & Dragons relaunches with 'freemium' version 5.0

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Traveller 40 years ago

I'm up for a game. But only if I can play my hot-rolled Aristocrat. [My own Starship and First Empire laser pike.]

The cute things they say

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Users have trouble with new tech

Heard while working in a junior college computer lab around 1998.

I'm sorry I think I broke the cupholder on the computer.

Cupholder?

Yeah, the little tray that slides out.

Beam me up Scotty: Boffins to turn pure light into matter

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Dad made me go fishing

No trolling is correct. Trawling is when a big boat drags a net to catch sea life. When a person uses a rod and reel, it's trolling.

Giant pop can FOUND ON MOON

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Go

Re: makes a change

Dude! You got to know your weaponry. That's a B-29 Superfortress.

French youth faces court for illegal drone flight

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Pint

Re: Congratulations

Lighten up. The only person who MIGHT be offended is the unfortunate dude at Nancy. And I bet he has much bigger worries right now. Hopefully the French courts will be understanding and lenient

First man/machine nerve grafts restore amputee's sense of touch

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Re: glad to see those minds put to good use

Tut-tut my boy. Haven't you heard of the old science-fiction maxim: All new technologies have good and evil uses.

Mars Orbiter spots FRESH IMPACT CRATER

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Facepalm

A miss doesn't count

Much smaller meteorites can penetrate the atmosphere. The Chelyabinsk left no crater because it "broke up" appx. 5 km above the ground. This breakup was estimated at @ 45 kilotons. I don't want that anywhere near my house.

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