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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

Dripdry Oculus and Facebook? Ha! (368 comments)

Notch getting pissed about Facebook buying Oculus?

Mr. Pot, white courtesy phone from a Ms. Kettle

about two weeks ago

Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Dripdry Re:The diet is unimportant... (588 comments)

Yeah, my girlfriend used to suffer from CFS. She Couldn't Forget Shit, and I was ALWAYS to blame for it.

about two weeks ago

Mathematicians Solve the Topological Mystery Behind the "Brazuca" Soccer Ball

Dripdry In colIege, I knew a girl who had TWO of these! (144 comments)

In colIege, I knew a girl who had TWO of these! Woo, mama! She helped me with my Calculus, alright....

about 2 months ago

Dubai's Climate-Controlled Dome City Is a Dystopia Waiting To Happen

Dripdry I know someone who works on this kind of stuff (265 comments)

I know someone who works on this kind of stuff.
He works on theme parks, recently getting hired (within his company) to fix mistakes and problems with them, in Dubai and the surrounding area. His take is repeatedly that they don't know how to do quality-control there. Their projects SOUND amazing, but they skimp on the essentials and end up with disastrous results much of the time. He believes this is a mess waiting to happen, given the area's track record, but isn't involved in the project.

about 2 months ago

Senate Budgetmakers Move To End US Participation In ITER

Dripdry Said it before... (225 comments)

Crowd-fund it.

about 3 months ago

Workaholism In America Is Hurting the Economy

Dripdry What is wrong with people? (710 comments)

No, really, what the heck is their deal? If I get only 7 hours of sleep for more than 2-3 days, I start turning into an ornery, unfocused, weak, idiot zombie who's as likely to pour a cup of coffee into his lap as into the mug!

I don't understand how people do it.

about 3 months ago

Chinese Vendor Could Pay $34.9M FCC Fine In Signal-Jammer Sting

Dripdry Price (188 comments)

I knew Sting concert tickets had gotten expensive, but this?

about 3 months ago

US Secret Service Wants To Identify Snark

Dripdry So... (213 comments)

So they want to turn all social media into an even more passive-aggressive wasteland than much of it already is?

about 4 months ago

'Curiosity' Lead Engineer Suggests Printing Humans On Other Planets

Dripdry Doctorow (323 comments)

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom hasn't come up yet?

Coming to terms with what it might be to actually be human... printing ourselves and transferring a back-up to that body...
what does that mean? will consciousness go with it?

To me, consciousness is probably just an electronic current that holds us to our memory. The terrifying moment, even if I could replicate myself elsewhere, is,"What happens when I sever that connection and transfer over/" will I just die and a perfect copy keeps living on just as I was a moment ago, or do I go with it? *could anyone tell*? It is the stuff not just of the fear of death, but no one ever knowing that makes it a nightmare.

Sorry to post so dark... nice weather, huh?

about 4 months ago

Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Dripdry Re:I've been under a rock... (1198 comments)

yeah, but this is the internet. how much that you actually read really happens?
people are anonymous, they tend to exaggerate.

about 4 months ago

How Virtual Reality Became Reality

Dripdry Re:Except It Isn't (104 comments)

For what reasons will it fail, then, would you say?

about 4 months ago

Favorite Star Wars Movie?

Dripdry Re:Get off my effin lawn! (457 comments)

I was a very wee lad and only remember part of the Hoth scene in the theater... when I promptly became sick and threw up, missing the rest of the movie :(

about 4 months ago

Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

Dripdry Re:Are you kidding (818 comments)

Let's stop calling them that long, euphemistic word: Super rich.
Let's call them what they are: Nobility.

Frame the language, frame the debate.

about 5 months ago

Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy

Dripdry Re:Are you kidding (818 comments)

Really? ARE people voting for tax cuts for the rich?

Please, show me where they are doing this. Evidence.

Yes, it's kind of rhetorical. People are not voting for this. It is not the People's fault, that is the point of the article. The point is that the rich are voting for tax cuts on the rich.

Also, they aren't. Here in California the rich just got shit-smacked with a nice extra tax if they make over 250K a year (fairly common here).

about 5 months ago

Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

Dripdry Like making a deal with terrorists (328 comments)

This is going to be the downfall of netflix. Now that comcast knows they can extract money from Netflix they're going to keep squeezing them harder and harder.

about 5 months ago

Zombie Plants Help To Spread Bacterial Pathogen

Dripdry Or... (38 comments)

Or ants and cricket, or plants, or politicians...

about 5 months ago

3-D Printed Skull Successfully Implanted In Woman

Dripdry Re:Shock waves (132 comments)

It's a lost word in our language, basically, but they call the rebound "contrecoup"

about 6 months ago

Did Facebook Buy Oculus To Counter Google Glass?

Dripdry Third time's the charm (108 comments)

I'll say it one more time, and probably get modded as "-1 doesn't know when to stop" but the above comments support this:

Augmented vs virtual reality are very different, yes, and FB should NOT compete with glass imo.

Facebook would be best served in buying (or if they're actualyl smart are already considering buying) Valve. Shell out obscene amounts of money. Sign contracts. Whatever it takes. Fold the user base of PC Gaming As We Popularly Know it into the Oculus user base, let it organically grow into the Facebook ecology (I know this is idealistic, FB is much too hungry for revenue, methinks).

I don't care much for Steam's friend system, but if I coudl push a button on FB, ro get updates that all my friends are playing something on Steam right now, pop on those goggles and go? I'd pay for a service like that, or I at least interact with it if it doesn't try to plaster ads all over my eyeballs...

If I were CEO for one day, this is what I'd maneuver for. Any thoughts, slashdot?

about 6 months ago

Tesla's Fight With Car Dealers Could Help Decide the Next Presidential Election

Dripdry Backroom "deals" (282 comments)

I guess we know where Elon gets those ripped, cut jaw muscles now...

about 6 months ago

Minecraft Creator Halts Plans For Oculus Version Following Facebook Acquisition

Dripdry Re:Carmack fully supports the move (300 comments)

But this is what Valve being involved was supposed to be for, right?
Ultimately, this pits Valve against Facebook, imo. Could be interesting, or Facebook is already preparing to buy out Valve.

about 6 months ago


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I'm a party Machine

Dripdry Dripdry writes  |  more than 5 years ago

1) Get marked Troll for the first time today because I made an MST3K joke that got a few responses and hyucks.

2) Get talked down to by a client who I've already been considering firing, but keep on because my dad still works with me.

3) Watch the markets continue to fall

It's been a heck of a day.

I know i'm supposed to use this space to further the frontiers of science and insight, but I'm just not qualified to do that yet.

"I'm a party machine" -Bruce Haack


Financial ramblings in a time-wasting spiral of madness

Dripdry Dripdry writes  |  more than 6 years ago This is my first journal entry. Having read through slashdot, and even posted a few times, it seems difficult not to be slightly intimidated by the sheer volume of intelligence floating through this parts (yes, this parts) of the intarwebules. It can be helpful, but the ability for others to rapidly digest and pick apart any argument put forth makes one not only think about one's words but also about whether they are helpful. Ho hum. Back to the financial mines.

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