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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

GrumblyStuff Re:Simple (609 comments)

I hate Steam for doing this. All those fucking cards and coupons in my inventory and no option to just delete them. Also, I know it was part of a pack I bought but I know I'm never going to touch Deus Ex Invisible War. Yeah, I know it'd be an extremely rare thing to want to do and more likely to be used for nefarious trolling purposes but still...

I have issues.

5 days ago

CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

GrumblyStuff Re:Simple solution (462 comments)

What does it matter? The tax payers of that jurisdiction are the ones with the bill.

about a week ago

In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment For a Novelist

GrumblyStuff Re:Sue the bastards (441 comments)

Thirty generations about thirty years apart? I like your precision.

about two weeks ago

Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

GrumblyStuff Yay! We did it, mom! (463 comments)

Racism is over! Wooo! Yeeah!

We only um... replaced it with a police state.

What's that? We can have both? ..urk.

about three weeks ago

TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

GrumblyStuff Re:Got one of these once (251 comments)

Well, let us all do the big thing and gamify this situation. Record your calls and upload them so we can setup some proper leaderboards with proof.

about three weeks ago

Researchers Find Security Flaws In Backscatter X-ray Scanners

GrumblyStuff What about the radiation dosage? (146 comments)

Can we now get a reliable measurement of the amount of energy output and absorption rates as well as which tissues and locations take the heaviest dose?

about a month ago

Correcting Killer Architecture

GrumblyStuff Re:Use the force (98 comments)

Why don't they just put another building in the way? Maybe one designed to channel the wind up?

about a month ago

Kevlar Protects Cables From Sharks, Experts Look For Protection From Shark Week

GrumblyStuff Re:The Discovery channel? (103 comments)

The narration in the 2007 version sounds like Tosh.0 or something equally as vapid and shit.

about a month ago

Writer: Internet Comments Belong On Personal Blogs, Not News Sites

GrumblyStuff Re:Jezebel? (299 comments)

CNN's content makes me want to throw up.

about a month ago

Opera Releases a New Version For Linux

GrumblyStuff Re:Mod parent up. (99 comments)

Still on 12 here, too. I'm still a bit miffed that they took the choice away from having tabs below the address bar or having bookmarks or buttons to the right of the main menu or having a dedicated stop loading button from 9 or 10. The only thing keeping me from going Firefox full time is mouse gestures.

about 3 months ago

Rising Sea Levels Uncover Japanese War Dead In Marshall Islands

GrumblyStuff Re:Are these the first in 70 years? (182 comments)

On the other hand, most desserts are fairly delectable.

about 3 months ago

Mad Cow Disease Blamed For Patient's Death In Texas

GrumblyStuff Re:I could point out (132 comments)

[...] farmers in the US never really got into feeding their animals ground up animal parts.

Not quite. Feeding cows to cows had to be explicitly banned by the FDA. Now we feed cows to chickens then feed "poultry litter" to cows.

about 3 months ago

Microsoft Confirms Disconnecting Kinect Gives Devs 10% More GPU Horsepower

GrumblyStuff Re:Poor experience for those that do have kinect (174 comments)

If you design a game that relies on that overhead, then those that don't have it will have a poor experience.

If you design a game that relies on the Kinect, then those players are probably getting a poor experience anyway.

about 3 months ago

Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

GrumblyStuff Stop with the fucking Start Button bullshit. (516 comments)

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 have faced a boat load of criticism and hatred, partly due to the removal of the Start button and Start menu.

Start Menu. A button is just a fucking button and only necessary to show you where to click. That's how the majority of 8's blatant mistakes with all the hold mouse here, charms bar, and other nonsense.

about 4 months ago

Is Bamboo the Next Carbon Fibre?

GrumblyStuff Re:bamboo car (198 comments)

When did MacGyver move to India?!

about 4 months ago

You've Got Male: Amazon's Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene

GrumblyStuff Re:We need to fix the root cause (315 comments)

And I wouldn't know she's smart w/o spending some time with her, and that's just as creepy.

Okay, well, then the easy solution is to merely watch her from afar- Wait, no. Man, this is harder than I thought.

about 4 months ago

Future of Cars: Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Or Electric?

GrumblyStuff Just like the movies! (659 comments)

With how easily hydrogen ignites, we might finally get cars that explode from crashes and gun shots!

about 4 months ago

"Smart" Gun Seller Gets the Wrong Kind of Online Attention

GrumblyStuff Re:Gun nuts (1374 comments)

[...] if you can circumvent one amendment, you can circumvent them all, and down that road lies fascism.

Which, of course, is why gun owners are famous for defending free speech, freedom of the press, freedom of (and from) religion, the right to peacefully assemble, the right to a speedy and fair trial, against unreasonable searches and seizures....

about 5 months ago

DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size

GrumblyStuff Re:Er..."pricing is alright?" (347 comments)

It's the bandwidth! You know, like when the "superbit" version of The Fifth Element came out.

about 5 months ago



If the Earth Stood Still

GrumblyStuff GrumblyStuff writes  |  more than 4 years ago

GrumblyStuff (870046) writes "What would happen if the Earth stop rotating? Aside having a day that lasts 365 times longer, the approximately 8 km of water that is pushed to the equator would flow north and south, forming polar oceans separated entirely by a ring of land.

The geographic changes were modeled with ArcGIS and can be viewed here. There's no mention of possible weather patterns which would be interesting to try to model with both the geographical changes and year long day."

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Coast Guard bans everyone from oiled areas

GrumblyStuff GrumblyStuff writes  |  more than 4 years ago

GrumblyStuff (870046) writes "CNN's Anderson Cooper rages against the Coast Guard, discussing the 65ft ban of photographers and reporters and anyone else who is "unauthorized" around booms and response vessels. To get closer you need to get permission from the Coast Guard Captain of the Port of New Orleans. Violating this can result in $40,000 and felony charges. The Coast Guard originally sought 300ft but scaled it back. Outrageous is an understatement."
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