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Peter Kuran:Visual Effects Artist and Atomic Bomb Archivist

Hognoxious Frist Texas psot (11 comments)

Remember Los Alamos!

2 hours ago
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Days After Shooting, Canada Proposes New Restrictions On and Offline

Hognoxious Re:Drafted prior? (197 comments)

By keeping them in-country we are lessening the damage they can do. Over there he could receive real training, and be capable of wreaking havoc if he returned.

Hmmm, I've got an idea.

Actually, David Cameron had the same idea, but the EU said it would be against human rights.

2 hours ago
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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills

Hognoxious Re:What is critical thinking? (433 comments)

"critical thinking" in many parts of the world means "just turn on the TV/telly/tube/media-dispenser and let hours of commercials burrow into your subconscious mind, and don't worry because you really never pay attention to ads".

Which parts of the world? Care to provide a citation - for each one?

11 hours ago
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British Army Looking For Gamers For Their Smart-Tanks

Hognoxious Re:I Suggested systems like this years ago (153 comments)

WW2 demonstrated that 2-seater "heavy fighters" like the Me110 didn't fare at all well in combat with smaller, more responsive planes like the Spitfire. That conclusion has never changed since.

It totally has changed, ever since dogfights with guns became a last resort rather than the normal method of engagement.

With modern BVR weapons, manoeuvrability is far outshadowed by the usefulness of a second brain to deal with radar, targeting, navigation etc.

11 hours ago
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British Army Looking For Gamers For Their Smart-Tanks

Hognoxious Re:Recruiting puff (153 comments)

There was no such thing as the British Army until about 6 centuries later, you fat twat.

12 hours ago
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British Army Looking For Gamers For Their Smart-Tanks

Hognoxious Re:Surely not the "largest" tank? (153 comments)

27 times.

Unless higher calibre shells are shaped like discs, which they aren't.

12 hours ago
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British Army Looking For Gamers For Their Smart-Tanks

Hognoxious Re:No respawns (153 comments)

How the fucking hell would the gunner get severed hand or fingers? He's nowhere near the sodding breech, you pillock.

12 hours ago
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Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

Hognoxious Re:Really? (279 comments)

Actually there were many founding fathers who thought slavery was a bad thing.

Clearly not enough, or that unpleasantness 100 years later wouldn't have happened.

They were well off. They had money and power. They risked it all.

And that gives them the right to cling on to them?

You go ahead though and sit there with your awesome knowledge of all things and point out what pieces of crap they are and how you would have done it soo much better.

Irrelevant. How about you go ahead and tell me how they were able, two-and-a-bit centuries ago, to come up with a set of rules that would cover spaceflight, nuclear bombs, and the internet.

You're no better than the Taliban.

12 hours ago
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Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

Hognoxious Re:Really? (279 comments)

Because whatever the purported ideals are, it's the implementation that really matters?

12 hours ago
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British Army Looking For Gamers For Their Smart-Tanks

Hognoxious Re:Last Starfighter all over again (153 comments)

The Bofors 40mm AA gun of WW2 vintage was commonly mounted on a trailer - much lighter than a tank.

It would have been useless as an AA weapon if it was bouncing around all over the place when it was fired.

yesterday
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Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

Hognoxious Re:Really? (279 comments)

The USA was founded to be a government of the people, by the people, and for the people

Where people = well-off white men who own slaves.

yesterday
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Hognoxious Re:RGB FTW! (345 comments)

Instead of those abrupt changes you could sort of merge them into each other, like those Philips mood lights or WTF they're called.

Do any current traffic lights do that? No they don't. See what a good idea it is?

yesterday
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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone

Hognoxious Re:Monochrome, Yes (345 comments)

Simple answer is YES. Everything will be monochrome soon.

But not too contrasty, that looks untidy!

Try very light grey on white. Or slate grey on black.

yesterday
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

Hognoxious Re:Nah, this is just stage 1 (324 comments)

Linux Install-Fests sound really cool, I wish I'd known about them back in the day.

yesterday
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

Hognoxious Re:Nah, this is just stage 1 (324 comments)

Who would be interested in limiting information flow? Well, people like Viktor Orban would be very much interested in it.[...] All those annoying people broadcasting unpleasent things about him via Youtube would lose viewers.

I can't say I've met many Hungarians, but the ones lucky enough to encounter me could all read.

Why in the name of $deity does everything have to be an accursèd video?

yesterday
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

Hognoxious chucking a pair of boots (324 comments)

If streaming video were to disappear tomorrow, the world will not end. Distance learning can (and is) done without resorting to streaming video. People connect to loved ones all the time without streaming video. Business is conducted all the time without streaming video.

Anyone else picturing Audrey Hepburn singing that to Rex Harrison?

yesterday

Submissions

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3D Printing, Bitcoins Old News, Claims Report

Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  about a year ago

Hognoxious (631665) writes "Remeber when you couldn't log onto Slashdot without seeing "Bitcoins this, 3D printers that"? Well it's been almost a whole day without a half-assed story or thinly veiled slashvertisement hyping one or the other.

Bennet Haselton's ramblings aside, what do readers think will be the next thing we're all totally sick of hearing about?"
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Slashdot slashdotted

Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Fikzyor Kodoreddi (631665) writes "Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, admin@slashdot.org and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Apache/1.3.41 Server at slashdot.org Port 80"
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Ted Kennedy dies at 77

Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Hognoxious (631665) writes "Ted Kennedy has succumbed to brain cancer at the age of 77. The funeral cortege will leave the family residence before swerving left and right then driving off a bridge."
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Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Hognoxious (631665) writes "Has anybody seen my Swiss Army knife? I can't remember where I had it last. It's red, with a lot of blades that fold in and out. Well, not really a lot, but certainly more than a few. Thanks."

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quatsch

Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  about 6 years ago

BTW, the fallacy is actually reverse ad populum. After all, he was arguing that everyone not doing it meant it was better.

It's not that either. He was simply saying that somoene who does it is better than someone who doesn't - a perfectly reasonable argument.

The true reverse ad populum only applies to indie bands and cult movies; the less people have heard of them, the more "alternative" they are.

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I want some insurance for my polandinvadingmaterials

Ich überlege, ob man diese Aussage auch auf Roboter beziehen kÃnnte

What is the difference between a duck

KÃnnten Sie das nicht lieber in einer Online-EnzyklopÃdie nachschlagen? Um die Frage zu beantworten müsste ich meinen gesamten Cache-Speicher auslagern. Und das tut weh!

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patent reform

Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 7 years ago If it's published it can't be patented. Nowhere, I repeat, NOWHERE in the article does it say that prior art is abolished. Don't be a fucking idiot all your life. That goes for everyone else whose reading and comprehension skills are lacking.

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Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 10 years ago

I never really understood the concept behind forcing registration on users. Namely the NYTimes. Granted, I am sure it's for ad revenue, but atleast make it like CNN, MSNBC, etc...

Seconded. These cretinous oafs make you do it every time you visit their sites to download drivers and stuff.

No doubt whoever analyses the data think that the whole world is full of Helen Kellers - an assumption which a quick look around them does nothing to dispel.

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Hognoxious Hognoxious writes  |  more than 11 years ago Scio te esse, sed quid sum? Accusative & infinitive --
The dangerous time is right after a revolution, where you risk getting people in power who actually believe in the stuff they preach. --
I was going to patent flatulence in monastic institutions, but there was priory fart. --
I don't believe in reincarnation, but I might come back as someone who does.
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I AM an insensitive clod, you insensitive clod! --
Slash: got no birds, just foil hatters. --
When the only tool you have is e-mail, everyone starts to look like a spammer. --
Quis spapondanet ipsos spamodanent? --
I fear the geeks, especially when they are bare in gifs. --
If I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don't know. --
Thanks to slashdot, I now know that "Boa sorte" is Portugese for "Good Luck".
Why isn't there a slashdot relationship "stalker"? I have one --
This frog goes for a job interview, and the manager says "So you worked in a shipyard, what did you do there?".

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