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US Rejects Demands For ACTA Transparency

DigitalPasture Re:Then fuck it. (351 comments)

At least I got a form letter back...

more than 4 years ago
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Bill Gates May Build Small Nuclear Reactor

DigitalPasture Re:Non story (347 comments)

Being that my previous job with IBM was outsourced... More power to Billy Gates.

more than 4 years ago
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Bill Gates May Build Small Nuclear Reactor

DigitalPasture Re:Non story (347 comments)

Hopefully he's not putting those screws in the actual reactor core...

more than 4 years ago
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Hollywood Treats Hackers Pretty Well

DigitalPasture Re:Really? (216 comments)

Perhaps not for those of us actually working in IT. I know I routinely do things that are simple for me and I amaze those on my sales team and the management with my "technowizardry". For instance, being able to set up a mobile hotspot using my cell phone and netbook out in the middle of nowhere. Things like that seem like magic to the uninitiated. I guess I don't really help out with stopping the stereotype though. I often answer with "FM Principal" (F*cking Magic) when I fix something and don't know what exactly the fix was (or if the person asking will not understand the explanation). I've been using the phrase FM principal for about 15 years and I have yet to be questioned on what it actually means. As for the portrayal of hackers in general in movies.... Get over it, it's fiction. Try and suspend your disbelief for just a few moments and you might actually enjoy that movie.

more than 4 years ago
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Swiss Geologist On Trial For Causing Earthquakes

DigitalPasture Re:Here we go... (258 comments)

Earth-shattering even...

more than 4 years ago
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LHC Reaches Record Energy

DigitalPasture Re:Doom (347 comments)

Start running your credit card up... You can't take it with you!

more than 4 years ago
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Sharp Rise In Jailing of Online Journalists; Iran May Just Kill Them

DigitalPasture Re:Pile it on (233 comments)

Nice quote from Babylon 5 there.

more than 4 years ago
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Micro-Black Holes Make Poor Planet Killers

DigitalPasture Re:Lots of speculation. (314 comments)

You sir win. Let them worry about monopoles instead! I personally love the Doomsayers... They keep me quite entertained with their lack of scientific understanding. I can't wait until they start running up their credit cards in advance of Dec 2012.

more than 4 years ago
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Micro-Black Holes Make Poor Planet Killers

DigitalPasture Re:Lots of speculation. (314 comments)

We've got one of the best particle accelerators around (the Sun/Sol) and it hasn't managed to snuff us out yet and it's had BILLIONS of years. The LHC doesn't even come close in power levels comparatively speaking.

more than 4 years ago
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Intergalactic Race Shows That Einstein Still Rules

DigitalPasture Re:How do they know (227 comments)

GRBs to the best of my knowledge release (at least) two separate bursts at different energy levels at separate intervals... One (at least) high energy, the other lower. I'm guessing that's where the delay figures in. I believe the lower energy burst is referred to as an "afterglow". That's from memory, so I may be off.

about 5 years ago
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"2012" a Miscalculation; Actual Calendar Ends 2220

DigitalPasture Re:Assuming... (600 comments)

I may be wrong, I haven't looked into this in years... But isn't THIS cycle the cycle that by their calendar the sun (Sol) is set to start dying? Even by their records, this supposedly gives us another 50,000 years before it's over. As mentioned, it's been years since I read up on this... I don't think much of prophecy, especially when it's misinterpreted. For all those who believe this is real... Start running up your credit card debt NOW!

about 5 years ago
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Exoplanet Has Showers of Pebbles

DigitalPasture Weather Report... (341 comments)

Today... 50% chance of pebble storm in the morning. Evening; 30% chance of magma flood.

about 5 years ago
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Artificial Heart Recipient Has No Pulse

DigitalPasture Re:First pulse. (465 comments)

Kudos... I hate the "first" post crap too!

more than 5 years ago
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Hardware Hackers Create a Cheaper Bedazzler

DigitalPasture Re:Odd name (282 comments)

The BEDAZZLER you're talking about actually made me sick to my stomach... Of course it was due to bad taste.

more than 5 years ago
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New Images Reveal Pure Water Ice On Mars

DigitalPasture Re:Whoa (179 comments)

Didn't read the link I provided eh? Water is not needed (except for human needs). It's a controlled nuclear explosion powering this.

more than 5 years ago
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Bad PC Sales Staff Exposed

DigitalPasture Re:What's the Difference Between a Computer Salesm (650 comments)

Sounds about right. I went into BestBuy for a long CAT5 cable (I needed it that day). I looked around for a bit and they didn't have anything longer than 12ft. I needed about 50ft. The salesperson there told me "They don't make cables that long, the signal gets poor above 12 ft." Being a network admin and knowing the truth I continued on and asked him for a solution. He took a couple of the 12 ft cables + some CAT5 extenders (just cable extenders) and he assured me that they "bumped up" the signal to go the extra distance. The price for everything was about 4X more than I was willing to spend (imagine that!). I drove back to my home in the next town over and made the cable myself. I do not buy anything there anymore. Buyer beware!

more than 5 years ago
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New Images Reveal Pure Water Ice On Mars

DigitalPasture Re:Whoa (179 comments)

Technically Uranium *could* get them off planet. Extensive research was done by both the USSR and USA on nuclear propulsion drives. That being said, it probably wouldn't be ideal due to contamination. It probably wouldn't do to spread fallout over a planet we will likely colonize one day (if we don't wipe ourselves out first). Link action if in doubt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_pulse_propulsion

more than 5 years ago
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AIDS Vaccine Is Partially Successful

DigitalPasture Re:Vaccine Is Partially Successful (317 comments)

This is why I like IUD + pill + condom... babies are evil.

I'm in a long term relationship. Same effect.

more than 5 years ago
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Alabama Wages War Against the Perfect Weed

DigitalPasture Re:The perfect weed? (360 comments)

Kudzu would have been my top pick for a killer weed. I love gardening, but what a bastard plant. It can create a monoculture in a few years.

more than 5 years ago

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