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The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

Deadstick Re:Ho-lee-crap (264 comments)

Kaiser actually built one in four days in a carefully-choreographed stunt...two or three weeks was typical.

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An Air Traffic Control System For Drones

Deadstick Re:Drones will not be accepted (77 comments)

The former is only marginally controllable, and the latter is not silent.

4 days ago
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An Air Traffic Control System For Drones

Deadstick Re:You are missing the point. (77 comments)

Before they can do that, they'll have to open a chain of pediatric and veterinary hospitals.

4 days ago
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Warner Brothers Announces 10 New DC Comics Movies

Deadstick Re:Wizard of Oz reboot? (186 comments)

...and I've had the hots for Charlotte Rampling ever since.

4 days ago
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Warner Brothers Announces 10 New DC Comics Movies

Deadstick Re:Hollywood is mentally bankrupt (186 comments)

When I say The Wizard of Oz, the movie you are thinking of was the fifth one made, making it just a reboot.

And it was crap. MGM took a magnificent kids' adventure story and turned it into a frothy, brainless musical...then they crowned their travesty by tacking on an "It was all a dream" ending.

46 years later, Disney of all people made a real Oz story, Return to Oz, from two of the later books...and the critics savaged it because it was dark and scary and didn't have any singing and dancing.

4 days ago
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Facebook 'Safety Check' lets friends know you're OK after a major disaster

Deadstick If your ISP is working (1 comments)

...you can email your friends. If not, you aren't gonna hear from Facebook.

It's still a good idea to know where the nearest emergency-equipped ham is.

5 days ago
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How English Beat German As the Language of Science

Deadstick Re:Plus ca change (323 comments)

No, they became Liberty Sausage.

about a week ago
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How English Beat German As the Language of Science

Deadstick Re:Plus ca change (323 comments)

I guess you do know that the statue honoring Liberty, which was gifted to America by the French, is hollow? The French do seem to have a fine sense of humor.

Don't know about their sense of humor, but they obviously know it wouldn't be very clever to make a large metal statue out of a solid lump.

about a week ago
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How English Beat German As the Language of Science

Deadstick Plus ca change (323 comments)

1917: Sauerkraut becomes Liberty Cabbage.
2003: French fries become Freedom Fries.

about a week ago
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Another female game developer forced from her home after reviving death threats

Deadstick FTFA (2 comments)

This is how these deranged people think. They'd rather believe a conspiracy theory than a woman.

They'd rather believe a conspiracy theory than a thermometer.

about two weeks ago
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Carl Sagan, as "Mr. X," Extolled Benefits of Marijuana

Deadstick Re:Argument from authority (263 comments)

He seems to have gone into it with an open mind, made observations, and drawn conclusions...if you study the process by which cannabis became contraband, "no more valid than anybody else's" starts to look a little silly.

about two weeks ago
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Google Takes the Fight With Oracle To the Supreme Court

Deadstick Mute your sound (146 comments)

Offensively loud bushwhack ad on that site.

about two weeks ago
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A Production-Ready Flying Car Is Coming This Month

Deadstick Re:You mean our nightmare could become a reality (203 comments)

Obviously manual controls would only work outside of restricted airspace; within restricted airspace, you'd be under the guidance of the airspace control computer.

I love the aviation consultants on this forum...

about two weeks ago
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JP Morgan Chase Breach: Shades of a Cyber Cold War?

Deadstick Re:Corporate Wars (96 comments)

And this would be a bad thing how?

about two weeks ago
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Downtown Project Suicides Shock High Tech Community

Deadstick Re:poor summary (185 comments)

Ask me when Texas executes one.

about two weeks ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

Deadstick Re:uhh (549 comments)

Didn't Forrest Gump explain stupid to you?

about three weeks ago
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Are the world's religions ready for ET?

Deadstick Re:Yes..but (2 comments)

...unless we're the Indians and they are the conquistadors.

about three weeks ago

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