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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

JonWan Re:Dogs as compass (127 comments)

I wonder what would happen if you don't allow a dog to align north-south.

You will cause a rip in the space time continuum and destroy the universe.

about two weeks ago

Emails Show Feds Asking Florida Cops To Deceive Judges About Surveillance Tech

JonWan Re:Perjury? (251 comments)

"Isn't this kinda perjury? I'm pretty sure that kind of thing isn't taken lightly by the judiciary. Furthermore, isn't it law enforcement meant to be role models for following the law?"

You know it's sad when this statement is modded funny instead of insightful.

I guess about all we can really do is laugh, at least until the general public wakes up.

about 3 months ago

Lego To Produce Three Box Sets Featuring Female Scientists

JonWan Re:Limited? (208 comments)

Because no one will buy them, well execpt for collectors. I sold "action figures" in my video store, we would buy them by the case and maybe there would be 1 or 2 female figures in a case. These were almost always already purchaced by collectors in advance of us recieving our orders. Boys never buy female action fighures, and girls rarely buy action figures Xena was an execption girls bought both the male and female figures. If we ever had an extra female figure it sat on the shelf until some collector noticed it. So it's not a female hating conspiracy, it's just business.

about 4 months ago

200 Dolphins Await Slaughter In Japan's Taiji Cove

JonWan Re:That doesn't seem right. (628 comments)

Bender: Who wants dolphin?
Leela: Dolphin? But dolphins are intelligent.
Bender: Not this one. He blew all his money on instant lottery tickets.
Fry: OK.
Leela: Oh, OK.
Amy: That's different.
Farnsworth: Good, good.
Leela: Pass the blowhole.
Amy: Can I have a fluke?
Hermes: Hey, quit hogging the bottle-nose.
Farnsworth: Toss me the speech centre of the brain!

about 8 months ago

EV Owner Arrested Over 5 Cents Worth of Electricity From School's Outlet

JonWan Re:Theft is theft, but... (1010 comments)

We just shoot them and then call the police. :-)

about 10 months ago

Chinese Firm Huawei In Control of UK Net Filters

JonWan Re:Bullshit (148 comments)

Sounds like a politician to me.

about a year ago

Iranian Space Official: Photo Shows Wrong Monkey

JonWan WTF a monkey (89 comments)

In a country with thousands of nut jobs willing to blow themselves up for Allah, why a monkey. Just use a would be suicide bomber and launch him. They could have him scream Allah ho Akbar as he's launched.

about a year and a half ago

NASA DTN Protocol: How Interplanetary Internet Works

JonWan Re:First post (109 comments)

Nah, I'm in Texas we use furlongs per fortnight.

about 2 years ago

NASA DTN Protocol: How Interplanetary Internet Works

JonWan Re:First post (109 comments)

Holy shit! that just blows the crap out of that joke. All these years on Slashdot and the one time I try to do a first post joke I really get first post.

about 2 years ago

NASA DTN Protocol: How Interplanetary Internet Works

JonWan First post (109 comments)

The main problem is the long delay at light speed.

about 2 years ago

Who Cares If Samsung Copied Apple?

JonWan Re:Yeah they did stop innovating (544 comments)

705,000 hits for "Kernel Panic OS X"

I don't think that means what you think it does.

About 2,060,000 hits for "Kernel Panics Linux"

That is meaningless.......

more than 2 years ago

Pirate Bay To Offer Physical Item Downloads

JonWan Re:How would you register a downloaded car? (343 comments)

It's not really hard to do. Just keep all records of where the parts came from so they can make sure that they are not stolen. Pay your fee and they will issue you a number to stamp on the frame. Check with your local DMV because laws vary from state to state.

more than 2 years ago

New Cable Designed To Deter Copper Thieves

JonWan Re:Theif soultions (668 comments)

AC and RF only run in the outside layer of a conductor. It's called the skin effect, if the copper clad is thick enough the conductivity will be the same as a solid wire as long as you don't run DC through it you will be OK.

more than 2 years ago

Tech Industry Reps To Speak Before Congress About SOPA

JonWan Re:We're doomed (273 comments)

Some people have already started.

This will be the kind of site that will be shut down. Nasty pirates stealing old ham radio equipment manuals.

more than 2 years ago

Net Companies Consider the "Nuclear Option" To Combat SOPA

JonWan Re:Democracy in Action (507 comments)

Getting people involved would be nice but, Google buying one of the big 5 media companies and dump all content more than 14 years old into a CC license would be priceless.

more than 2 years ago

Apple Outsources A5 Chip Manufacture ... To Texas

JonWan Re:Cheap labor (330 comments)

Austin is part of Texas. It's where we keep all of the Democrats.

more than 2 years ago

SCADA Hacker: Water District Used 3-Character Password

JonWan Re:duh (213 comments)

3 letter password? I guess not everything's bigger in Texas.

Just the idiots.

more than 2 years ago


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