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Following FEMA's Zombie Preparedness Plan Could Land You On Terrorist List

EddyGL Re:Are you a human being? (527 comments)

Just to clear up the slight misunderstanding.
At first the German airforce was bombing strictly military targets in England, in order to soften it for invasion. However, one night. a single German pilot became lost and accidentally dropped his bombs over central London, prompting a retaliation by the British airforce, during which they bombed Berlin for the first time during the war. This so outraged Hitler that he ordered all strikes on military targets, such as the RAF, to be stopped and ordered a merciless concentrated bombing attack on London itself, now known as "The Blitz". Before this started leaders of the RAF had estimated that they could only hold out maybe a couple more weeks, before loosing so many aircraft, so much equipment and personal that they'd become completely ineffective as a fighting force. This break allowed the RAF to rebuild and resupply their airfields, repair their equipment and planes, and allowed the pilots and ground crews a respite from constant bombing. So yes, it was a rather dramatic turning point in the Battle of Britain.

about 2 years ago

Following FEMA's Zombie Preparedness Plan Could Land You On Terrorist List

EddyGL Re:Are you a human being? (527 comments)

I am so sorry for your losses and those of your friends/family.
    But think objectively about it for a minute if you will, and you'll have to agree that your experiences are a bit of a statistical anomaly.

about 2 years ago

Despite Clay Minerals, Early Mars Might Have Been Dry

EddyGL Hmmm... (105 comments)

How does this explain away the alleged river channels, deltas, salts found by the rovers, etc... etc... and other evidence of large amount of water?

about 2 years ago

Facebook Says It Has 'No Intention' To Abuse CISPA

EddyGL Hmmmm..... (103 comments)

Because lord knows, a multi-billion dollar business doesn't care about protecting IP, and facebook's ALL ABOUT privacy *ahem*

more than 2 years ago

Anti-Smoking Vaccine Is Nearing the Market

EddyGL Re:Easyway (237 comments)

Lets see, I can read 224 pages, and take weeks learning why I smoke, how to combat withdrawal, and work on changing my life to remain smoke free..... OR.. I can take a quick lil shot and be done with it?? hmmm let me think

more than 4 years ago

Gaming On Windows 7

EddyGL Re:Everything works for me (554 comments)

If you're using nVidia's drivers, yes, it is. On Windows, it works with any graphics adapter you're likely to find in use, and you don't have to dick around with "restricted drivers."

hmmm... yeh.. Because, under Windows, EVERY driver is restricted

more than 5 years ago

Proposed Canadian Law Would Allow Warrantless Searches

EddyGL Re:I like that phrasing. (195 comments)

Those warrants look so pretty with those genuine Saskatchewan seal skin bindings..

more than 5 years ago

KOffice 2.0.0 Now Open For Firefox-Like Extensions

EddyGL Re:Color me not impressed (165 comments)

It doesn't use QT or GTK but that doesn't make it inoperable on a KDE or Gnome desktop.

Umm.... Call me crazy, but Im pretty sure OpenOffice uses GTK as it's GUI toolkit, even if it is it's own "internal" version ( at least on Linux and Windows )

more than 5 years ago

Polaroid Lovers Try To Revive Its Instant Film

EddyGL Re:They're called digital cameras (443 comments)

You make cookies with your username and password in them? Where'd you buy the cookie cutter? What are they molasses cookies? I'm guessing this is so you can eat them in a hurry when the FBI/NSA/HLS is knocking on your door? Keep a cold glass of milk handy!

more than 5 years ago

Usenet Group Sues Dutch RIAA

EddyGL Re:Recollection (90 comments)

Or just send Odo back to the great link, to cure the founders, so they'll surrender.. I do believe it might just work!!!

more than 4 years ago

Ubuntu 9.04 Is As Slick As Win7, Mac OS X

EddyGL Re:screenshots? (871 comments)

Am I the only one who thinks the default look of OS X, with that *gag* wallpaper, is cheap lookin?

Personally I prefer a subtle background, and slighty dark default color scheme. Most of my time I'm looking at the information IN the application, not the application itself. A muted color scheme lets the UI features fade to my eye, while I concentrate on what I'm doing.

more than 5 years ago

Computer Spies Breach $300B Fighter-Jet Project

EddyGL Re:Do not underestimate Western-security procedure (330 comments)

When the actual F-35 is deployed, it will defeat those countermeasures and deliver its nuclear payload to Beijing -- on time and on target.

An F-35 to deliver a nuclear payload to Bejing?

I shutter to think of what might have happened to all the submarine launched missiles, land based ballistic missiles, B-2 stealth bombers, B-1B bombers, even cruise missiles?

What form of catastrophy would leave the US in the position of needing to nuke Bejing, and having no more approriate asset left to do it with, then it's second line fighter?

more than 5 years ago

Controversy Over 140-Year-Old Math Problem

EddyGL Re:Darren isn't one to brag (64 comments)

> Why shouldn't he be aloud to be proud of it?

Call me cynical, but what a funny way for a former grad school student to spell "allowed"!

more than 6 years ago


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