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Fermilab To Test Holographic Universe Theory

Loko Draucarn Re:OMG! Parent poster is being jammed... (166 comments)

Mr. Hologram, did you crawl through the little door that lets people int Mr. Hologram's mind again?

more than 4 years ago

Does the GOP Pay Friendly Bloggers?

Loko Draucarn Re:Probably but... (759 comments)

"The Koch brothers gave the money that founded it. It's like they put the seeds in the ground. Then the rainstorm comes, and the frogs come out of the mud--and they're our candidates!" ...

That's quite possibly the worst simile I've ever read.

more than 4 years ago

Cleaner Air Could Speed Global Warming

Loko Draucarn Re:Trolls. Everywhere. (344 comments)

No, I really think you have that wrong. Carl Sagan had the 7 words you can't say on TV.

I remember that act!

Billions, Billions, Billions, Billions, Billions, Billions, and Billions!


more than 4 years ago

MIT Developing Self-Assembling Computer Chips

Loko Draucarn Mr. Crab wants to know (65 comments)

Can a Music player made from these play I_Cannot_Be_Played_on_Music_Player_X.flac?

more than 4 years ago

Aussie Gamers Dress As Zombies To Raise R18+ Awareness

Loko Draucarn Re:Adults aren't allowed to buy/play violent games (85 comments)

Aussie leaders need to wake up and realize they are creating a police state.

They have, they do, and they like it just fine.

more than 4 years ago

First Creation of Anti-Strange Hypernuclei

Loko Draucarn Re:Must I be the one to ... (179 comments)

I think the direction you're looking for is either cheeseward or chalkward. I forget which is which, though.

Hence: I for one welcome our new Anti-Strange Hypernucleic cheesierlords/chalkierlords.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft RickRolls Wi-Fi Network Leechers

Loko Draucarn Re:Evil (165 comments)

I use Greasemonkey with the Youtube Title Adder script. It appends the title of any youtube video to any link to youtube, thereby alerting you to the content of said link.

Granted, I use this more as a method to see what people are linking to as I can't reach youtube through the corporate firewall, but it works as a rickroll defense, too.

more than 4 years ago

Google May Limit Free News Access

Loko Draucarn Re:I for one welcome this (236 comments)

To be fair, they do have wonderful food reviews for the under-1 crowd on page 3.

more than 5 years ago

Games Workshop Goes After Fan Site

Loko Draucarn Re:Talk about Idiots (174 comments)

Bulls for the Bull Throne!

more than 5 years ago

Fujitsu's Latest Mobile Phone Splits In Two

Loko Draucarn Re:And (140 comments)

So when will Banach and Tarski release their phone prototype?

more than 5 years ago

Your browser's home page is...

Loko Draucarn Re:WTF (496 comments)

The best I saw was a ticker that said 'it is confirmed, Bin Laden is dead or alive'.

Erwin Schrödinger could not be reached for comment.

more than 5 years ago

Scientists Build a Smarter Rat

Loko Draucarn Re:The secret... (302 comments)

science could bread more intelligent rats

Mmmmmm... breaded rats.

That's quite a delicacy to us level 5 dwar{f,ve}s, especially with ketchup. That'll sustain you through a whole night of supporting Linux users or mining.

more than 5 years ago

Harvard's Robotic Bees Generate High-Tech Buzz

Loko Draucarn Re:I Know What We Could Do ... (105 comments)

No, no. Harvard.

Purdue's got nothing to do with this project.

(nor does Pimento University, Alma Mater to those paragons of scholarly manhood, the Dover Boys.)

more than 5 years ago

4-Winged Proto-Bird Unearthed in China; Predates Archaeopteryx

Loko Draucarn Re:What's next? (140 comments)

You'd think that would work, but after every migration, the bird's got to run around and hunt for another p-wing before it can do another long distance flight.

more than 5 years ago

Dead Salmon's "Brain Activity" Cautions fMRI Researchers

Loko Draucarn Re:This is totally offtopic, but (287 comments)

Oh, great, he's going back to Galactus to report that our planet is delicious.

Time to get out my Thumb...

more than 5 years ago

ASCAP Says Apple Should Pay For 30-sec. Song Samples

Loko Draucarn Re:Enough is enough - Time to amend the Constituti (463 comments)

link to the lobbiest

Grammar/Spelling/Word Choice Nazi time.

The word you want is "lobbyist". Its root is the verb "to lobby", which lobbyists are known for doing, or the noun "lobby", where lobbyists are traditionally found.
(It may also mean an adherent of Lobbyism, but only with the initial capital.)

The word "lobbiest", is the superlative form of the adjective "lobby", meaning "having qualities similar to a lob"; "lobbiest" would thus mean "most similar to a lob". It is thus an adjective, which modifies a noun, and thus should not be used as the object of a preposition or the definite article.

To sum up for you tl;dr kids with the attention span of a gnat, it's spelled lobbyist.

On an unrelated note, do any other Grammar Nazis have tips for invading Comma Splice Russia? I've been having a bit of trouble there.

more than 5 years ago



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