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China Bans iPad, MacBook Pro, Other Apple Products For Government Use

Dantoo Re:Seriously can you blame them (115 comments)

The US should respond instantly by banning the purchase of Huawei hardware for use in government installations. That will teach them a lesson they won't forget fast!

about a month and a half ago

Physics Students Devise Concept For Star Wars-Style Deflector Shields

Dantoo Re:Ionisphere F1 and F2 (179 comments)

Yes but every time the sun blasts us with extra rays of energy my mufs get depressed. Never a happy time. :)

about 5 months ago

Google Plus Now Minus Chief Vic Gundotra

Dantoo Vive Vacation Vic! (93 comments)

G+ seemed a good idea at the very start. It seemed that you could fine-control the what, when, who and how of your information and I had no problems with Google pawing around in it for targetting ads.

It is now the most evil shit that you face daily. My daughter has removed every hidden tick from every hidden box she can find on G+, but every personal photo she takes on her Nexus 5 ends up straight away "shared". She has now stopped taking photos with it completely. Won't buy another. Iphone people don't complain about the same problem and Apple isn't exactly the Good Witch of the East.

If this guy was in charge of that shit then his bosses should also be flung through a window because they have deeply darkened Google's reputation. When it comes down to it Google has ridden high, hard and long on their "good" name. It's not Microsoft, Oracle and Apple that have tarnished Google, it's internal and maybe it already costs them billions. If not, it will.

about 5 months ago

Australia OKs Dumping Dredge Waste In Barrier Reef

Dantoo Re:Sign the petition (277 comments)


Kiwi or Pom btw? ::P

about 7 months ago

Australia OKs Dumping Dredge Waste In Barrier Reef

Dantoo Re:Sign the petition (277 comments)

Hilarious the way the ultra-green misrepresent this stuff. Boldly lie and keep telling lies and the world just loves to be outraged. I've even seen some US media reporting that the spoils will be dumped on coral!.

What a load of crap. Simply moving dredge spoil from one place to another and under incredibly strict guidelines. The actual reef is 40 miles away from where this is happening and the local rivers spew far more "spoil" into the area every year from the rainy season. Stupid people believing the shit that comes from the WWF.


about 7 months ago

A War Over Solar Power Is Raging Within the GOP

Dantoo Re: Fucking rednecks (1030 comments)

I must be having a dull day. How are drilling rights a subsidy?
You have to pay for an exploration permit, spend massive amounts of money looking for oil, then spend billions more in drilling and exploitation. Quite a lot of that cost is in direct payments to governments at all levels for licensing, permits, impact assessments, regulatory compliance and now more than ever, public relations.

I just have a picture of old Wishbone in '49 climbing down off his mule and staking his claim. As he starts piling wash gravel, exercising his digging rights, Nelson Muntz walks past pointing "Ha Ha, subisidised bastard!"

about 10 months ago

UK Court Orders Two Sisters Must Receive MMR Vaccine

Dantoo Re:Good. (699 comments)

I shudder when I hear somebody has shingles. I have had gaping wounds and broken bones. Nothing has ever approached the unceasing mind-searing agony of shingles. Nothing, not-ever. I genuinely feel for you.

about a year ago

Wikileaks Party Making Questionable Deals In Attempt To Win Senate Seat

Dantoo Shooting and Sex Party at my place!!! (162 comments)

You'd have to vote for the Sex Party and the Shooters Party right! Gotta be a great weekend right there! Leaking on the the wikis not-so-much.

1 year,28 days

Jeremy Hammond of LulzSec Pleads Guilty To Stratfor Attack

Dantoo Re:New strategy in criminal law? (192 comments)

Pleading "not guilty" is a "plea" to charges laid and read. It is not a statement of facts. It is a formal notification that you are going to make a case for consideration by the Court. On some charges, in a number of jurisdictions, you are not even allowed to plea other than "not guilty". Pleading is not and cannot be either a truth or lie.

So, when did he lie?

about a year ago

New Zealand Set To Prohibit Software Patents

Dantoo FOSS? (90 comments)

The guys name is FOSS! Sorry it's late. Hehehe.

about a year ago

"Terrorist" Lyrics Land High Schooler In Jail

Dantoo Re:Hmm. (573 comments)

"give the Emperor whatever the fuck he wants."

I am intrigued by this version of the New Testament. I'd like to get my hands on a copy. I might even take up preaching if this a typical sample of the prose.

about a year ago

Nature Vs. Nurture: Waging War Over the Soul of Science

Dantoo Re:It can't be true! (235 comments)

"racist, sexist, homophone!"

It's all just personal taste of course, but that's the first thought I had when I saw those new Window's Nokias. ;)

about a year ago

Petition For Metric In US Halfway To Requiring Response From the White House

Dantoo Re:US Metric System (1387 comments)

My government issued compasses, prismatic, liquid damped, Barkers Francis, hand held, one, for the use of navigators, was marked in mils not degrees.
6283.1853 mils in a circle, but the U.S. military standardised this to 6400 mils to simplify things and everybody else had to go along with it or be shelled every day by "friendly fire" instead of just Saturdays.

Found a site that explains it thus:
"From the radian we get the mil, or mil-radian. This is another unit used to define angles. These are used by the military because an angle of n mils is n units wide at a distance of 1000 of the same units. So when viewed at 1000 metres a 3 metre long vehicle will appear to be 3 mils in length."

US Army - already secretly dealing it out in metric and keeping it classified.

about a year and a half ago

Petition For Metric In US Halfway To Requiring Response From the White House

Dantoo Re:US Metric System (1387 comments)

63360. 5280 feet in a mile. 1760 yards, 8 furlongs, 80 chain. Being 1/10th of 1/8th of a mile makes it natural for a cricket pitch to be 22 yards. What could be easier than that and walking on your hands while whistling?

about a year and a half ago

Pakastani Politician Detained By US Customs Over Opposition To Drone Strikes

Dantoo Favourite Imran Story (560 comments)

Not long after Imran was voted as one of the world's most handsome, or sexiest, men (I can't remember exactly) he was playing in Australia and felled by a low blow. He slowly buckled over and tried to relieve some of the pain in his groin and ended on his knees, face on the pitch.

Richie Benaud : That shouldn't happen to a Prince. There will be tears in the eyes of young girls all over the world tonight.
Rod Marsh: Well I should think there's a few tears in Imran's eyes too Richie!

about 2 years ago

First Three-Strikes Copyright Court Case In NZ Falls Over

Dantoo Re:nomenclature error (80 comments)

Methods of getting out in Cricket: Laws 30 to 39

Timed out
Handling the ball
Hitting the ball twice
Hit wicket
Leg before wicket
Obstructing a fielder
Run out

A "wide" in simplest terms is when the ball is bowled so far to the side or above the wicket that batsman is denied a reasonable opportunity to score.
In other use: "The Slashdot Editor's life looks like being called a wide".

about 2 years ago

Mars Rover Solves Metallic Object Mystery, Unearths Another

Dantoo You know what it is (179 comments)

It is for now, Unobtanium. ;)

about a year ago


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