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Fewer Than 10 ET Civilizations In Our Galaxy?

Ghworg Re:Why (642 comments)

Does that mean that in two million years we'll be using the younger races as pawns and telepathically programming them to view us as their gods?

Either that or we'll be busy convincing them all to go attack each other so they can evolve.

more than 5 years ago
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Is Linux's "Overall Market Share" Statistic Meaningful?

Ghworg Re:of course it means something numbnuts (300 comments)

Absolutely. I want to be able to walk into a store, buy some random piece of hardware and be absolutely sure that it will work under Linux. I don't care how many people use Linux, I just want to make my own personal choice to use it easier.

The question is, what market share is required to achieve this? I'm betting it's fairly low, I mean, even at 1% we are starting to see some traction. Boxes with Linux pre-installed are available from major manufacturers (albeit in a limited and hidden manner), more and more hardware makers are starting to produce drivers or release specs so the community can (I'm looking at ATI here).

If we are getting all this at 1%, then surely full-support can't need a huge amount more, I'd guess at 10% we should be good. How long it will take to get there is another question.

more than 5 years ago
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E-Merlin "Super-Telescope" Switched On

Ghworg Re:I'm holding out (41 comments)

or some sort of Death Clock.

more than 5 years ago
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NASA Contest To Name ISS Module

Ghworg It is a station not a ship (197 comments)

Serenity? Really? It is a space station, not a ship. It should obviously be called Babylon.

more than 5 years ago
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Judge Rules WoW Bot Violates DMCA

Ghworg Re:Hopefully there's a silver lining (498 comments)

We should reinstate the draft and send these people to some foreign country to get blown up. Or at the very least, basic training.

Yes because it is much better when the annoying people are trained killers. Military training doesn't necessarily stop you being an inconsiderate twat.

more than 5 years ago
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Fusion-Fission System Burns Hot Radioactive Waste

Ghworg Re:Mr. Fusion (432 comments)

They aren't afraid it will blow up, they are afraid that its very presence will contaminate everything for hundreds of miles.

more than 5 years ago
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Sizzling Weather On a Dive-Bombing Planet

Ghworg Trenco (57 comments)

It's the planet Trenco where the Thionite grows! Now we just need to find Arisia and we are set.

more than 5 years ago
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Comcast's Congestion Catch-22

Ghworg Not agnostic (177 comments)

If they are treating their own VOIP differently than other traffic then it isn't "protocol agnostic" at all.

more than 5 years ago
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Ethical Killing Machines

Ghworg Re:Do they run vista? (785 comments)

Skynet went rogue, but that's another issue.

We can't even be sure of that, we never heard details of its programming. If it had self-preservation as one of its primary directives then it could well have just been following that. It didn't try to exterminate humanity until after they tried to "pull the plug".

more than 5 years ago
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UK Outlines Plan For Internet Black Boxes

Ghworg Re:Elections (419 comments)

I'm beginning to think we should revisit Guy Fawkes' plan.

more than 5 years ago

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