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Disney Turned Down George Lucas's Star Wars Scripts

Kuroji Re:Parallel universe not new time line ... (409 comments)

It's been an alternate parallel universe ever since Tasha Yar went back in time with the Enterprise C, ended up being captured by Romulans, and had a half-Romular daughter who went on have her own warbird in the fleet; the ship was supposed to be destroyed with all hands and it was definitely not. Hell, it's been an alternate timeline since Kirk went back to San Francisco if you want to get technical. Which means it's actually been an alternate timeline since the eighties. And that's not even counting the stable time loop involving the 19th century and whatnot.

The Trek timeline is a convoluted knot. Why should the latest movies be any different in that respect?

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Iran Forced To Cancel Its Space Program

Kuroji The thing about space programs (141 comments)

Is that they're great to simultaneously develop accurate ICBMs.

Iran no longer having a space program means that its neighbors in the region don't have to worry about missiles being developed under such a banner, at least; anything they develop will be made for military use. Also possibly badly photoshopped.

5 days ago
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Better Learning Through Expensive Software? One Principal Thinks Not

Kuroji Why not give her a crack at Ed-Tech? (169 comments)

Because we already have a secretary of education and that should be HIS damned job.

about three weeks ago
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Net Neutrality Comments Overtaxed FCC's System

Kuroji Re:I think the bigger issue (32 comments)

I'm wondering how long until someone just finally snaps and tries to go after the Koches.

about a month ago
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Study: Light-Emitting Screens Before Bedtime Disrupt Sleep

Kuroji In Other News... (179 comments)

Related studies have found that the main reason light-emitting screens keep people from sleeping is because they don't ever fucking shut them off and the next thing they know it's 5:36 in the bloody morning!

about a month ago
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Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

Kuroji Re:Shattered (473 comments)

Frontier is going to fold, and you know it.

What you need to do is pay attention to who is in charge of this, and find ways to boycott any products they have anything to do with in the future. Especially the bastards who were involved in the marketing.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where Do You Stand on Daylight Saving Time?

Kuroji Re:Should be backwards.. (613 comments)

And the right latitude.

about 3 months ago
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Twitter Sues US Government Over National Security Data Requests

Kuroji Re:evil versus evil (57 comments)

And that which is not evil will die in the crossfire.

about 4 months ago
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Solar System's Water Is Older Than the Sun

Kuroji Of course it does. (173 comments)

For anything in the solar system to be YOUNGER than the sun, it would have to be MADE by the sun, or as a byproduct of the sun achieving fusion. Our planet is younger than the sun itself, but the elements that comprise it are much, much older.

about 3 months ago
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Toxic Algae Threatens Florida's Gulf Coast

Kuroji Re:So... (99 comments)

Fertilizer is among its many byproducts, but raw petroleum is not going to work as fertilizer and requires quite a bit of processing in order to split into the products that we use today.

This has been an ongoing problem, periodically, if you'll recall. And the use of fertilizers is only increasing. The oil spill didn't contribute, it's causing its own problems but this is not one of them.

about 5 months ago
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Toxic Algae Threatens Florida's Gulf Coast

Kuroji Re:So... (99 comments)

Unlikely. Fertilizer runoff from farms being dumped in a body of water will help algae growth, that's a very large part of what happened in Ohio, because apparently farmers in Ohio are fucking retards who think dumping manure on fields that are FROZEN OVER is a good idea and that it won't just all wash out into the lake there.

Petroleum isn't going to have the same effect by a long shot. There is no algae that eats oil.

about 5 months ago
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Enthusiast Opts For $2200 Laser Eye Surgery To Enhance Oculus Rift Experience

Kuroji Re:Seriously? (109 comments)

I've merely pointed out that there is nothing that is absolutely without risk. The approach that one should take is properly measuring those risks, then deciding. Not trying to stir up fear.

about 5 months ago
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Enthusiast Opts For $2200 Laser Eye Surgery To Enhance Oculus Rift Experience

Kuroji Re:Seriously? (109 comments)

You want risk free? Lock yourself in a padded room and make sure to eat nothing but what you get through a feeding tube to make sure you don't choke.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: IT Personnel As Ostriches?

Kuroji Re:Don't look for logic (246 comments)

Local user, you twit. It doesn't mean 'loser'.

The fact that the end users tend to look at IT as utterly useless except when something goes wrong, in which case it should have been fixed and prevented from going wrong even when it was the end user's fault, does however tend to promote such an attitude. But the IT guys would have to be idiots to use that term openly.

about 6 months ago
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The Department of Homeland Security Needs Its Own Edward Snowden

Kuroji For all we know, there's been a few. (190 comments)

Likely they were discovered earlier than Snowden and became the subject of an extrajudicial execution, much as some have clamored to have done to Snowden.

about 6 months ago
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The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000

Kuroji Re:I owned one (several) (192 comments)

Because his delivery of lines in Stand By Me was so good? Honestly? Ugh.

about 6 months ago
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"Internet's Own Boy" Briefly Knocked Off YouTube With Bogus DMCA Claim

Kuroji Re:Right to face accuser (157 comments)

More importantly, if they're outside the US, why does the DMCA apply to them?!

about 6 months ago
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DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

Kuroji Re:Superman (249 comments)

Well, of course he did. He used them to part the red sea! Just, zzzap!, and now there's a huge hole big enough for everyone to run to the other side through!

about 7 months ago
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Was Turing Test Legitimately Beaten, Or Just Cleverly Tricked?

Kuroji Re:but that's the problem with the turing test... (309 comments)

The Turing test was not conceived with text messaging in mind. Or the machine intelligence being on par with a thirteen year old with ADD from a distant land that knows nothing of ongoing current events and is terrible at the language because it is not their native tongue.

about 7 months ago
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Turing Test Passed

Kuroji Re:Turing Test Failed (432 comments)

David Copperfield doesn't try to tell me that I just don't understand his act because it's something he picked up overseas while he clumsily goes through it with obvious stunt doubles.

Penn and Teller don't try to convince me that I shouldn't be wearing my glasses when I watch them on stage and that I just don't "get it" and that I should believe they really are wizards.

Your reasoning is flawed, and this test was fundamentally flawed.

about 8 months ago

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