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In Paris, Terrorists Kill 2 More, Take At Least 7 Hostages

Hellburner Re: Besides the blantant bloodshed... (490 comments)

Good gracious, to what depths have we sunk?

The phrase "That should be grammar Nazis." is an incomplete clause. Our readership is scandalized, and I rebuke you in the strongest possible terms, madam or sir.

about three weeks ago

Ballmer Says Amazon Isn't a "Real Business"

Hellburner Ballmer investment portfolio (283 comments)

$2 billion. For the Clippers.

Bezos wants to suck the entire market into the Amazon central economy.

But let us reason together: the distinguishing qualities of both Ballmer and Cuban are that they were both at the right place at the right time. And both are complete pricks.

Bezos is a menace. But Ballmer strikes me as clown and a lackwit.

Is he planning on making back the $2B from the Clippers? Or did he just need his own shiny like Cuban?

about 3 months ago

NYPD Is Beta-Testing Google Glass

Hellburner Winston Smith (158 comments)

We have always been at war with your beta.

about a year ago

Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Hellburner Oceania (2219 comments)

We have always been at war with your beta.

about a year ago

Senate Bill Rewrite Lets Feds Read Your E-mail Without Warrants

Hellburner Called my Senators...did you? (403 comments)

This caused me to login and post for the first time in a long while.

Just spoke to one of Senator Snowe's assistants in the DC office. The assistant was not familiar with HR 2471. I asked that the Senator oppose such legislation. Senator Collins' office in DC only gave me a voicemail...

Called Senator Sanders' office in DC, since Sanders seems to actually understand little things like the Constitution. Sanders' assistant seemed to think that warrantless access was already the norm.

Apparently I woke up in Russia this morning...

Will contact Leahy's office soon. A little less time with Batman movies, Senator Leahy, a little more time guarding the rights of the citizenry.

more than 2 years ago

Gulf Oil Leak Plugged?

Hellburner Re:Sigh (611 comments)

No. Sorry. I can't let this one go.

"Dear Leader" is currently gambling on losing his kidnapped Japanese girls, Playstation and VSOP. Starving, murdering, subjugating and indoctrinating millions to satisfy his own bizarre megalomaniac urges.

On one hand, the President of the United States allowed (...and was limited to allowing...) the qualified private sector engineers and managers to fix the problem that they created.

On the other hand, the President coddles the fascist rightists by keeping Guantanamo open, allowing an idiotic "no-fly" list to continue, and continues to delude himself into thinking that Karzai is the partner for conquering Afghanistan. Teabagger corporatists (do you fall into this group...hmm?) blame the President for inaction on the spill, then scream at the idea of increased regulation and oversight.

The President is flawed. BP, TransOcean, and oh...oh yes...Halliburton are at minimum not properly regulated and most likely corrupt. Kim is an insane tyrant.

You, on the gripping hand, are the beacon of logic and liberty.

more than 4 years ago

How Do You Handle Your Keys?

Hellburner Re:saves time and money! (763 comments)

I believe you meant to say "d'oh!".

Worst. Nitpicking. Ever.

more than 4 years ago

On Pennies:

Hellburner Re:Missing option (594 comments)

Not for long.

Worst call since Leonidas pre-paid his tee-time at Thermopylae Meadows.

more than 4 years ago

Mariners Develop High Tech Pirate Repellents

Hellburner Re:pirate repellents (830 comments)


USMC. '93-'97.

"...to the shores of Tripoli".

One Brigand...One Bullet.

more than 5 years ago

The Underappreciated Risks of Severe Space Weather

Hellburner Re:Everybody should learn basic survival skills (361 comments)

Said the Prophet Heinlein:

"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

more than 5 years ago

Major Cache of Fossils Unearthed In Los Angeles

Hellburner Re:Confusing (215 comments)

Dammit...what is the conversion formula for Volkswagens to Library Of Congresses?

Or am I confusing dry weight with volumetric measurement?

Oh...drat...maybe Library Of Congresses only convert into teraGutenbergs?

more than 5 years ago

NFL's IT Chief Gears Up For His 25th Super Bowl

Hellburner Oblig. Simpsons Ref. (82 comments)

"Holds it...holds it....HOLDS IT!"

more than 5 years ago

Sony Teases 3D Playstation 3

Hellburner Re:Nice astroturfing (171 comments)


"The Nazi's built the best, but fewer..."

In this corner:

And in this corner:
Soviet T-34.
Supermarine Spitfire.
P-51 Mustang D.
The B motherfucking -17.
Pervasive use of submachineguns by Soviet infantry.
Ubiquity of the semiautomatic rifle for American troops: M-1 Garand.
The B "Smilin' Joe Fission" -29.
The American escort aircraft carrier.

I'm just saying...

about 6 years ago

Is the Yellowstone Supervolcano About To Blow?

Hellburner Re:Good time to start pumping out GHG then! (877 comments)

I'm not trying to rain (ash) on your apocalypse debunking parade, but I seem to recall that there are soil layers throughout the midwest that are meters thick.

Meters thick of ash.

From volcanoes.

In North America.

So...it might do more than make your shoes dirty.

about 6 years ago

2,100-Year-Old Antikythera Device Recreated In Working Form

Hellburner Re:Failed Order (258 comments)

You know...that is a funny post.

But I am curious. Has anyone uncovered evidence of more examples of these devices? Is there any clue as to who designed it?

Is it possible that this machine was a breakthrough, one-off prototype, and that its genius inventor went down with the ship? Was the loss of the device a significant blow to the progress of technology?

Or was this an interesting side road that just sort of petered out? I'd be interested to know. Was this a huge loss...or the classical equivalent of the eight-track tape of maritime navigational technology?

more than 6 years ago

Barack Obama Is One Step Closer To Being President

Hellburner Re:people like you are one of the reasons (601 comments)

"strong police: that's the path to low crime"

Wait...wait a moment...I am channeling a response from the Founding Fathers....


Individual liberty and social prosperity are the ONLY solutions to crime.

You may now return to your regularly scheduled delusions.

more than 6 years ago

Why Use Virtual Memory In Modern Systems?

Hellburner Don't let Frank hear you say that. (983 comments)

It's a FESTIVUS miracle.

You insensitive clod.

Where's my aluminum pole?

more than 6 years ago

Slashdot's Disagree Mail

Hellburner Re:OWWW OWW OOwww (126 comments)

This Slashdot meme was invented by Hellburner.

You may license it from me for grits brought from Soviet Russia by Natalie Portman. Or a Beowulf cluster of equivalent Overlord Quotient value.

Thank you.

more than 6 years ago



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