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Newly-Found Windows Bug Affects All Versions Since NT

GogglesPisano Re:64 Bit (393 comments)

Thank God someone posted a car analogy! Now it's all so clear!

more than 4 years ago
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Huge Unidentified Organic Blob Floating Around Alaska

GogglesPisano Re:palin power (424 comments)

Is this true?

Yes it's true. This man has no dick.

about 5 years ago
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Microsoft Warns of Copycat Conficker Worm

GogglesPisano Miscreants! (86 comments)

Why, I very nearly dropped my monocle when I heard that the rascals might be cahoots! Perhaps they have some sort of network (a system of tubes, perhaps?) that allows them to share their diabolical plans! Fiendishly clever!

We must safeguard our computing engines! I say we must find these these rogues and hang them from the highest scaffold in the land!

more than 5 years ago
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Most vital body part / system?

GogglesPisano Re:The Heart (480 comments)

the thought of a heart, fresh from my enemy's chest, still beating in my fist while I enjoy the first bytes.

While listening to the lamentations of their women?

more than 5 years ago
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Opera Launches Facial Gesture Capability

GogglesPisano Re:pron mode (199 comments)

Would that be called the "O Face" gesture?

more than 5 years ago
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Taming Conficker, the Easy Way

GogglesPisano Hmmm... (288 comments)

Interesting. The site is legit, but.... you would think McAfee would provide these links from a page on their main mcafee.com domain, instead of vil.nai.com (although whois confirms that McAfee does indeed own this domain).

Also, I find it disturbing that McAfee doesn't provide a SSL certificate for this page to confirm the site's identity. Seems to me that this page would be a high-profile target for hijacking, especially considering that most people will blindly download and run the executables that it contains.

more than 5 years ago
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Cotton Swabs are the Prime Suspect In 8-Year Phantom Chase

GogglesPisano Re:Ewwwwwww... (344 comments)

Also Soylent Green. And hot dogs.

more than 5 years ago
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Dealing With a Copyright Takedown Request?

GogglesPisano Are these tests even legal? (547 comments)

Questionable accuracy and stilted, archaic language aside, can an employer legally require a (potential) employee to take this kind of test?

Many of the questions dwell on the applicant's state of health ("I have had no difficulty in starting or holding my bowel movement"), sexuality ("I am very strongly attracted by members of my own sex") or religious beliefs ("Everything is turning out just like the prophets of the Bible said it would"). Seems to me that this thing is a veritable minefield of discrimination lawsuits.

more than 5 years ago
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Dealing With a Copyright Takedown Request?

GogglesPisano Re:text (547 comments)

You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this: never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!

more than 5 years ago
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DIY Space Photography

GogglesPisano Re:SABLE-3 did it on August 11/07 - 117,597ft/ 358 (106 comments)

Granted, this kind of thing has been done before, but that doesn't diminish the fact that this is simply a really cool project, particularly for a group of high school kids.

They have a flickr page with more photos of the balloon and the results (note that much of the captions are in Spanish). I'm impressed; in fact, I'd love to try this myself.

more than 5 years ago
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UK To Mull High Video Game Taxes — To Fight Knife Crime

GogglesPisano Re:Some also want knives banned (615 comments)

That's brilliant - it will stop them dead in their tracks! Clearly nobody would EVER think of simply fashioning a point on a blunt knife using a hacksaw or a file.

more than 5 years ago
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Suspect Freed After Exposing Cop's Facebook Status

GogglesPisano Re:FACE it.... (653 comments)

Just awesome. Seems like I never have mod points when I really need them.

more than 5 years ago
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Suspect Freed After Exposing Cop's Facebook Status

GogglesPisano Re:What the hell? (653 comments)

If it looks, waddles and quacks like a duck...

So, logically, it's made of wood.

And, therefore, a witch.

BURN IT!

more than 5 years ago
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Darwinism Must Die So Evolution Can Live

GogglesPisano Re:That is, as the Brits say, bollocks (951 comments)

The issue is that this ignorant view may be perpetuated in America. I have never heard anyone in Europe utter such crap.

Then let me introduce you to another American invention: Google

Despite the past eight years, stupidity is still alive and well in places other than America.

After all, the American Idol TV show did originate in Britain.

more than 5 years ago
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Indiana Bans Driver's License Smiles, For Security

GogglesPisano Civil Disobedience (459 comments)

My license expires this year. I am TOTALLY wearing this t-shirt when I renew!

more than 5 years ago
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Visual Hallucinations Are a Normal Grief Reaction

GogglesPisano Re:I think I have observed this! (550 comments)

My grandfather talked about hearing my grandmother's voice in the house and seeing her (out of the corner of his eye) for several years after her death.

My other family members attributed his claims at various times to imagination, dreams, wishful thinking, senility, and (depending on their beliefs) ghosts.

My grandparents were happily married for over 60 years. I believe that after all that time, he had become so accustomed to to seeing and hearing his wife that his senses just "filled in the blanks".

more than 5 years ago
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Symantec Reports Spate of Attacks Via Recent Windows Flaw

GogglesPisano *GASP* Threat Con Level at TWO! (56 comments)

What's the maximum? Maybe eleven, or perhaps over 9000?

more than 4 years ago
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Worm Attack Prompts DoD To Ban Use of External Media

GogglesPisano Re:The obvious solution (295 comments)

Chuck Norris and adopt Unix.

There, fixed that for ya.

more than 5 years ago
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Spider Missing After Trip To Space Station

GogglesPisano Enough is Enough! (507 comments)

I have had it with these motherf***ing spiders on this motherf***ing space station!

(Sorry, couldn't resist...)

more than 5 years ago

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Jack Thompson's Disbarment Now Official

GogglesPisano GogglesPisano writes  |  more than 5 years ago

GogglesPisano (199483) writes "The disbarment of Miami (ex-)attorney and gaming industry gadfly Jack Thompson is now official. Slashdot readers may recall last month's ruling against him by the Florida Supreme Court; the disbarment became permanent this week, as evidenced by his record on the Florida Bar website. I'm sure we all wish Jack well in his future career as a Wal-Mart greeter."
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Geneticist Claims Human Evolution is Over

GogglesPisano GogglesPisano writes  |  more than 5 years ago

GogglesPisano (199483) writes "UK geneticist Steve Jones gave a presentation entitled Human Evolution Is Over. He asserts that human beings have stopped evolving because modern social customs have lowered the age at which human males have offspring, which results in fewer of the mutations necessary to drive evolutionary change. Apparently the fate of our species now depends upon older guys hooking up with younger woman. I, for one, welcome this development."
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GogglesPisano GogglesPisano writes  |  more than 7 years ago

GogglesPisano (199483) writes "CNN reports that former HP chairwoman Patricia Dunn will plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of fraudulent wire communications stemming from her involvement in last year's corporate eavesdropping scandal. The original charges, four felony counts, were reduced to misdemeanors in exchange for a plea bargain. Her three co-defendents are expected to receive 96 hours of community service; in Dunn's case this sentence is likely to be waived due to illness.
So, apparently Dunn will face no punishment for her disgraceful role in orchestrating this debacle. Another case of separate legal standards for the rich and powerful?"
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GogglesPisano GogglesPisano writes  |  more than 7 years ago

GogglesPisano (199483) writes "Yesterday, President Bush gave a speech outlining his plans to continue the Iraq war. Forty years ago to the day, President Lyndon Johnson gave an eerily similar speech on his plans for the Vietnam war. The Daily News points out some of the parallels here. I guess the old proverb really is true: Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it."
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GogglesPisano GogglesPisano writes  |  more than 7 years ago

GogglesPisano (199483) writes "Tempe, Arizona-based Heart Attack Grill features menu selections such as the "Quadruple Bypass Burger", served to you by scantily-clad "Naughty Nurse" waitresses. This raised the ire of the Center for Nursing Advocacy, which succeeded in convincing the Arizona state Attorney General to send a cease-and-desist letter to the restaurant over the use of the word "nurse". The Center notes (with pictures!):

For us, the real problem with the Heart Attack Grill "nurses" is not so much that many people are likely to think they are really nurses. But constantly linking powerful sexual images so closely to the profession of nursing...reinforces long-standing stereotypes.

Do the real Nurses have a legitimate gripe, or is this just politically-correct persecution?"
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GogglesPisano GogglesPisano writes  |  more than 7 years ago

GogglesPisano (199483) writes "In a CNBC interview yesterday, Maria Bartiromo asked President Bush: "Have you ever Googled anybody? Do you use Google?". His answer: "Occasionally. One of the things I've used on the Google is to pull up maps." Maybe he's looking for WMDs? More details here."

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