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A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

Highland Deck Box Uh (501 comments)

Call me crazy, but why not just build tornado-proof houses instead?

about a month ago

Botched Executions Put Lethal Injections Under New Scrutiny

Highland Deck Box Re:Sickening (483 comments)

An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.

about 2 months ago

Sony Warns Demand For Blu-Ray Diminishing Faster Than Expected

Highland Deck Box Re:Blank Media (477 comments)

I dunno bro, torrents are pretty legit. Why get hung up on the legality of it? I've been torrenting for like half a decade now and have never been noticed. And yeah they are related, since the options are not just buy blu-rays or pay for streaming, you can also download pixel perfect br rips. Sure you can be against piracy, but pretending that it doesn't exist is kind of retarded.

about 3 months ago

Sony Warns Demand For Blu-Ray Diminishing Faster Than Expected

Highland Deck Box Re:Blank Media (477 comments)

What is bittorent? You don't need a blistering fast connection at all.

about 3 months ago

Consumers Not Impressed With 3D Printing

Highland Deck Box Perhaps (302 comments)

if they could create a 2D printer that wasn't a crotchety piece of shit, then people would be more excited. I don't look forward to trying to unjam some 3D printer nozzles full of melted plastic.

about 3 months ago

ARIN Is Down To the Last /8 of IPv4 Addresses

Highland Deck Box What happens (306 comments)

when we run out of IPv6 addresses? It's a serious and pressing concern, like what happens when Intel runs out of nanometres to cut off their processors. Fools, the lot of them!

about 3 months ago

Obama Delays Decision On Keystone Pipeline Yet Again

Highland Deck Box Re:Build refineries in ND (206 comments)

That's a good point, but why bother when the refining infrastructure is already existing, and transportation of oil is so cheap.

about 3 months ago

Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

Highland Deck Box Dunno about lego... (355 comments)

But I can barely use a pen any more due to spending all my time at a keyboard. When I find myself in the rare situation of having to write things out manually, my hand is cramping after a page.

about 3 months ago

Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Highland Deck Box Re:I May Not Agree (1116 comments)

So in your world, two gay people in a committed relationship wanting the same rights as a straight couple is equivalent to incest, marriage for green cards etc? What's next, marrying our pet dogs, you might ask? Get the fuck out of here.

about 4 months ago

Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

Highland Deck Box Philistines (641 comments)

Everyone knows the only true OS is Windows 3.1, I see no reason to upgrade from that.

about 4 months ago

UK To Finally Legalize Ripping CDs and DVDs

Highland Deck Box Finally! (92 comments)

Oh boy I can't wait to rip all my... oh wait I haven't used the dvd drive on my computer in like five years. I don't actually think it's connected because I needed the power connector for another hard drive.

about 4 months ago

Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

Highland Deck Box Region Locking (704 comments)

Region lock multiplayer games so I don't have to play with Russians on EU West servers.

about 4 months ago

Alan Turing Pardoned

Highland Deck Box Re:Not enough, (415 comments)

That is basically dropping the charges. You can't go back to 1952 and make the case disappear, but they can say that they regret what happened. It's entirely symbolic anyway since he's long since dead, and would be even if he had lived to old age.

about 7 months ago

How the Lessons of Columbine Saved Lives At Arapahoe High School

Highland Deck Box Re: Rule #1 (894 comments)

Deaths from tobacco outnumber all wars in the 20th century.

about 8 months ago

UK Men Arrested For Anti-Semitic Tweets After Football Game

Highland Deck Box Re:Perhaps not (598 comments)

Although I seem to recall you needed a violent civil war to end slavery in your country, whereas we ended it in ours and our colonies with a couple acts of parliament. But please do lecture me about your country's stellar history of cultural integration.

about 8 months ago

US Light Bulb Phase-Out's Next Step Begins Next Month

Highland Deck Box Good! (1146 comments)

I've been living in this flat for about four years now, I got a couple packs of energy efficient bulbs for free not long after I moved in from my electricity company. I'm pretty sure I haven't had to change a bulb in that whole span. In the future I think that changing a lightbulb will be one of those hilarious things people used to do in olden times like rewinding a tape or using a floppy disc.

about 8 months ago

Geeks For Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries

Highland Deck Box Dear smug Americans (730 comments)

Are you quite sure you don't have a monarchy, or at least a ruling class? For example if Hillary Clinton had won the Democratic primary and won the 2008 election, the last 20 years of the presidency would have been held by just two families. And that's just the political ruling class, not even going into the stupendously enormous wealth gap and the power the 1% and 0.1% wield. Citizen's United means that a billionaire holds a hell of a lot more power than your one vote and 10 dollar donation. I would posit that you do have a ruling class, you just don't dress them up in robes and a crown.

about 8 months ago

Re: Daylight Saving Time, I would most like

Highland Deck Box Completely obsolete (462 comments)

Ok so what are the supposed benefits of DST? Percentage of the workforce working farming etc who need the extra daylight is vanishingly small and will only get smaller. Any energy savings from using less lighting is negated by switching to LED bulbs over incandescent. Any extra daylight benefits in general are surely completely negated by the disruption to people's sleep schedules and timetables twice a year. What else, it adds needless complication to timezone differences which in a global economy are already bad enough. It's a completely outdated idea that is just irritating as a convention that you are forced to follow because everyone else does. It's not even something that you can boycott unless you like showing up an hour late or early for all your appointments. It's just stupid.

about 9 months ago

Scientists Induce New Hair Growth In Balding Men

Highland Deck Box Re:Scalp? (232 comments)

As the owner of a luxuriant chest pelt but thinning head of hair, wake me up when they can tell your body to move hair production to different areas.

about 9 months ago

I typically visit a doctor (for medical reasons) ...

Highland Deck Box Re:Speaking as a crazy person (415 comments)

That's why I said free at the point of use, not free. I know it's supported by taxation, i'm not an idiot.

about 10 months ago


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