top Bugatti 100P Rebuilt: The Plane That Could've Turned the Battle of Britain
Yes, in the right Universe this plane would have turned the Battle of Britain in favour of the French. Napoleon, Vercingetorix and Joan of Arc would have been standing in Blenheim Palace on top of Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and Disraeli's dismembered body parts, as they lay strewn amongst the wreckage of their Hurricane, Spitfire and Vauxhall Chevette ornithopter. The giant spice mammoths of the Russian tundra would have been no more after Trotsky's successful assassination of Joseph Stalin left Russia rich and defenceless, and the Japanese giant Iguana monster would be running rampant across Northern America smashing San Francisco to fine dust and weeing on the Washington monument turning the Potomac a bright radiated yellow colour. Cats sleeping with dogs, children refusing to obey their parents and every man wanting to write a book about it.
top Apocalypse NAO: College Studies the Theological Ramifications of Robotics
... all mimes will burn in hell.
Gives me a warm loving feeling all over.
top Does Relying On an IDE Make You a Bad Programmer?
All those young whipper snappers running around with shoe boxes full of punched cards! Lazy bastards! Just toggle it in like a real programmer!!!!
top Naming All Lifeforms On Earth With Hash Functions
At the rate we're killing organisms off, we'll only need two of these soon
... one for humans, and one for soylent green ... whatever that stuff is made from!!!!
top Why Your Online Impersonation of a 16-year Old Girl Won't Last Long
Togged to the bricks, and all they offer me is a trip for biscuits. Just wanted a ring-a-ding ding and some Bruno slips me a Micky Finn in a clip joint. Next thing I know, I'm waking up in a flop with some Lunger wearing iron who suddenly runs to the window and starts drilling beans at a tin can full of Joes. So I make tracks before the coppers turn up with a meat wagon and someone ends leaving in a Chicago overcoat.
top Windows 8 Metro: The Good Kind of Market Segmentation?
'... your computer illiterate little sister,
My little sister is very computer literate, and so are her kids. My computer illiterate parents however might have been a better group to design the interface for, because I'm sure most of our younger siblings, regardless of sex, are very adept at picking up technology.
top Target's Internal Security Team Warned Management
I can related many specific examples of companies I've worked for that have done exactly this. From:
Managers who wanted to get rid of 'passwords' so that people only needed to come in and type their username into the machine.
Infrastructure team leaders who wanted to make 'password' a legitimate password that users would have as he claimed users were too stupid to remember passwords with numbers or other characters in them.
Managers who wanted to get rid of the firewalls, as they did nothing and were an unwarranted expense (even AFTER someone from South Korea tried to hack into our network and was stopped by the firewall).
Managers who wanted to send financial information across the internet unencrypted, claiming only hackers would be able to see it.
Managers who claimed that IT security just causes problems for the users and that the IT security team invents these 'security issues' to deliberately justify their positions and make it difficult for normal workers to do their jobs.
Managers who asked for the firewalls to be turned off as they couldn't get to certain blocked sites. (pr0n)
Managers who told us off for finding security holes in our system, (which we brought to their attention as we wanted the resources to patch them), and they made the claim we were 'making' those holes.
The list goes on. IMHO, IT security would be a lot easier and more secure if they got rid of an awful lot of managers.
top Government To Require Vehicle-to-vehicle Communication
We used to have those. We called them bumper cars.
top Getting Young Women Interested In Open Source
I was going to suggest cloning Grace.
top 3D Printing of Human Tissue To Spark Ethics Debate
top Great Firewall of UK Blocks Game Patch Because of Substring Matches
David Essex will be furious when they block his website!
about a month and a half ago
top Blowing Up a Pointless Job Interview
Never tell them you're honest. It's not a strength. It means you'll whistle blow on them as soon as you find out all the dirty illegal crap they are doing. No wonder you didn't get the job.
about a month and a half ago
top LulzSec's Sabu To Be Sentenced In New York
They delayed it just for the LULZ.
top Nintendo Defeats and Assumes Control of 'Patent Troll's' Portfolio After Victory
I just hope Nintendo doesn't turn into
top Japan To Create a Nuclear Meltdown
Don't worry. Gammera and Mothra will save us!
top Ancient Pompeii Diet Consisted of Giraffe and Other "Exotic'" Delicacies
I have to agree. I'd assume flamingo would taste like chicken and giraffe probably tastes like water buffalo/cows. I think the Chinese and Japanese eat sea urchins to this day, so that isn't nec. too exotic except by western standards.
I grew up in Malaysia from 4yo to 7yo, and didn't have a problem with durian. My father used to bring home lots of different fruits etc that were available in Malaysia that are not available in Australia. I think durian might be worse for grown ups, but like a lot of foods, if you start a child on it young enough they grow to like it (acquitted rase) if they don't like it to begin with. I don't mind durian flavoured lollies (Had some in Indonesia) but when I tried durian flavoured ice cream in Malaysia last time I was there it didn't work for me.
top Isaac Asimov's 50-Year-Old Prediction For 2014 Is Viral and Wrong
Now here is one thing he correctly predicted. Leela's home!!!
"Futurama" may well display vistas of underground cities complete with light- forced vegetable gardens.
top Searching the Internet For Evidence of Time Travelers
Please, help! I am trapped in 1985. Please send a DeLorean with a Flux Capacity quickly.
top Emacs Needs To Move To GitHub, Says ESR
I thought ESR was a Gnu name for ESR's Still Recursive.
top How One Man Fought His ISP's Bad Behavior and Won
Someone told me 127.0.0.1 was the best DNS server out there. I'll just change it on my computer now
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