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Hair-Raising Technique Detects Drugs, Explosives On Human Body

CyberDruid I'm on board! (162 comments)

I for one, look forward to be electrocuted in loyal service to a totalitarian new world order. This way, they can exert a greater control over their treasonous subjects!

I certainly hope the recent slander from Snowden will not stop the NSA and other semi-autonomous government organs around the world from keeping a full record of all traces of substances which are found on my body, each time I travel. That will be great in case someone in power is ever questioned and would need to put the offending party in prison or at least character assassinate them!

about 2 months ago

Did Sweden Pay Cambodia For the Pirate Bay Co-founder?

CyberDruid This is not about TPB, possibly WikiLeaks (250 comments)

According to friends who have visited Svartholm, he is being held on terrorism charges not related to TPB, but still on the request of Sweden:

Peter Sunde, a TPB founder, seems to think that it is related to the fact that Svartholm's company used to host WikiLeaks.

about 2 years ago

Ubuntu Will Soon Ship On 5% of New PCs

CyberDruid Re:Very Sad (441 comments)

Ubuntu's primary appeal is to users who will never willingly stray far from the default UI --- even assuming that they are aware of the alternatives.

I am sure that Ubuntu is the largest distro among Linux professionals too. Where I work, everyone run Linux both at work and at home with 10-15 years of Unix experience, and we still run mostly Ubuntu. Our servers run Ubuntu too. Just because I have compiled many a kernel in my day, worked with IRIX, Solaris, FreeBSD and at least once installed Linux From Scratch does not mean that I enjoy fiddling with X11 config, driver issues, etc.

I don't think any of us run Unity though ;).

more than 2 years ago

Ubuntu Will Soon Ship On 5% of New PCs

CyberDruid Re:The best part... (441 comments)

Is there really a "Microsoft tax"? When I looked at laptops, the same hardware was actually cheaper with Windows than with Linux. I suspect that Dell et al pay so little (because of volume) for the license and in turn make enough from the shocking amounts of crapware that they preload Windows with, so that it evens out for them.

In short - don't expect these to cost less than the equivalent Windows laptops.

more than 2 years ago

Rybka Solves the King's Gambit Chess Opening

CyberDruid Re:A Few Notes (206 comments)

Seventhly, you have just made an extensive analysis of an obivous April Fools joke.

more than 2 years ago

Rybka Solves the King's Gambit Chess Opening

CyberDruid April Fools, you morons! (206 comments)

How can computer professionals not spot such an obvious April Fools joke? Chess openings cannot be "solved" by a classical computer and if they were, the result would not be that white had only one move to save a draw after two fairly normal moves.

more than 2 years ago

NASA Studying Solar Powered "Space Tugboat"

CyberDruid Tubgoat? (86 comments)

I read the title as "Tubgoat" and thought, as any normal person would, that it was about something like Tubgirl, but.. worse.

more than 2 years ago

Crashed Helicopter Sparks Concern Over Stealth Secrets

CyberDruid Re:It looks like a stealth assassination copter. (484 comments)

That twitter guy who became famous for live-tweeting the raid when he was annoyed by a helicopter certainly seemed to have heard it.

more than 3 years ago

Amazon Responds To "App Store" Lawsuit From Apple

CyberDruid Re:Other names (414 comments)

Corporations are too bland. I would have liked it more if it was called "Honest Bezos' App Bazaar" or something.

more than 3 years ago

Cell Phone Use Tied To Changes In Brain Activity

CyberDruid Re:Could it be something else? (191 comments)

There should have been a placebo group holding an equally hot phone not making any calls, just to rule out stuff like: heat, the actual holding of the phone, psychological effects, etc. Everything is better when it is double-blind. I didn't read the article, though :).

more than 3 years ago

Kansas Anti-Creationism Professor Resigns

CyberDruid Fictional "sameness" (1469 comments)

It IS the same god they are talking about, silly.
I have often heard that, but what does "same" really mean? Since they describe this entity with different characteristics, what is the "sameness" referring to? Why is not Zeus also the same god who just happens to be endowed with other characteristics by his prophets?

I think that the philosophical notion of sameness requires either an exact match of properties or a non-fictional object to which the descriptions can refer. I realize that some people would say that this particular god is non-fictional, but still - can the statement that "they refer to the same god" only mean something for believers?

more than 8 years ago


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