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Over 1000 Volunteers For 'Suicide' Mission To Mars

LordOfTheNoobs Re:Not really (453 comments)

Who cares if the first 10 groups die off? Mankind should expand to multiple planets. Systems, Galaxies and Clusters, too. But planets is a good start. We'll need to bring a fabrication chain online to have any chance of survival on other planets. Flying out spare parts from Earth isn't a reasonable option.

What else do we have to do? People will sit around on Earth squabbling over it's control and resources whether or not we send out colonies to squabble over control and resources on other planets as well.

more than 2 years ago

Google Found Guilty of Libel For Search Results In Australia

LordOfTheNoobs Re:Austrailia != Free Country (223 comments)

Lawyers don't bring any claims on their own. They don't create legal issues that didn't exist.

Unless they see they can make more gaming the system than facilitating it

more than 2 years ago

DOOM 3 BFG Edition On Github, Timed For Oculus Rift

LordOfTheNoobs Re:Why the hate? (83 comments)

Doom and Doom II never tried to "scare the user". They tried to "be awesome". Evil, broken, melting, fireball belching, rocket spewing, half-machine half-demon hybrids, crushing ceilings, innumerable vats of toxic waste, erratic lights, and tons of bad guys. Everywhere. And when all of them were finally vanquished, and you got to finally climb the steps and pick up your key, the walls dropped, and there was a whole other wave ready with fireballs flying. Cue Beethoven's E1M1.mid

about 2 years ago

Valve's Steam & Games Coming To Linux

LordOfTheNoobs Re:It has come! (224 comments)

You underestimate the effect that hats will have on the linux economy.

more than 2 years ago

$60 Light Bulb Debuts On Earth Day

LordOfTheNoobs Re:ANOTHER FREE MARKET TRIUMPH! (743 comments)

While I'd never wish to submit to the invisible hand of a free eldritch abomination, the idea of a regulated abomination, it's hands carefully controlled, might be something I'd be interested in entertaining.

more than 2 years ago

Why Are Fantasy World Accents British?

LordOfTheNoobs Re:Now think in American. (516 comments)

I was wondering how to pronounce that until I realized it's just a clever bit of german with an outrageous french accent.

more than 2 years ago

Test-Tube Burgers Coming Soon

LordOfTheNoobs Worst. Nerds. Ever. (276 comments)

All these comments and not a mention of Alpha Centauri's beef vats? For shame, nerds. For shame.

more than 2 years ago

DNA Nanorobot Halts Growth of Cancer Cells

LordOfTheNoobs Re:Nobots? (74 comments)

They're at work right now. You'll hear about their accomplishments when some historian writes a popular novel detailing the incredible inventor of X, savior of mankind. The titles a work in progress of course.

more than 2 years ago

Correlating Psychopathy With Speech Patterns

LordOfTheNoobs Re:WHere did they find the control group? (270 comments)

Psychopathy, or diagnosed psychopathy? Perhaps most of them do well enough to avoid such situations.

more than 3 years ago

Nike to Unveil Self Lacing Shoes?

LordOfTheNoobs Re:Get off my lawn! (281 comments)

It's not on your lawn. It's just over it.

more than 3 years ago

San Francisco Considers Ban On All Pet Sales

LordOfTheNoobs Re:PETA: hated by 100% of house dogs (733 comments)

I assure you people killed any puppies that were malformed, disobedient or dangerous to their owners. _We_ were the environment the animals had to adapt to. That said, I do not think this was wrong of us, nor do I think we need to forgo our animal husbanding ways. Except Mr Perens of course. Your dog is not a love slave, Mr Perens.

more than 3 years ago

Is Science Just a Matter of Faith?

LordOfTheNoobs Re:No. (1486 comments)

When priests figure out how to miracle me some robotic prosthesis on demand we'll talk. Third hand stories ending in "but if you ask its testing god so fuck off" don't really cut it.

more than 3 years ago

Corporations Hiring Hooky Hunters

LordOfTheNoobs Re:Paid Leave (610 comments)

When you're in the military, you're always on call. Being on vacation in another state means you aren't available. Hence, the requirement to spend your vacation time for weekends.

more than 4 years ago

Windows Cluster Hits a Petaflop, But Linux Retains Top-5 Spot

LordOfTheNoobs Re:I need one (229 comments)

So, I guess our planes suck because you suck. Thanks a lot, guy.

more than 4 years ago

Cryptome Hacked; All Files Deleted

LordOfTheNoobs Re:Not hacked! (170 comments)

I get it now. Slashdot swapped the Insightful and Troll tags at some point. I'd say you're mostly correct. Except I would say hacking is creating a hack, where a hack is something ( ( unexpected or unforeseen ) and ( useful or technically interesting ) and ( impressive or amusing, to include schadenfreude ) ).

  • Create interthreading a switch statement and do while loop to manually unroll loops where useful? clever hack.
  • Using a "Pringles" can for storing chips? cartridge snack.
  • Using a "Pringles" can mounted to a rifle stock as a long distance phone hacking antenna? clever hack.
  • Processing an xml file into a sql statement to derive a json element that parses to an HTML widget? boring, that
  • Write a program that blasts the stack on a remote process, opens a shell and calls home to hand you the box? clever hack.
  • Download a VBScript program that takes a server and room option and floods an IRC room? kiddy crap.
  • Use a mostly ignored holdover feature of the x86 processor to create a sandbox environment for native compiled apps? clever hack.
  • Use a gyroscope to carefully balance a two side-by-side wheeled vehicle steered by leaning? clever hack
  • Drive one of the damned things off a cliff? Holy crap

et cetera.

more than 4 years ago

Why I Steal Movies (Even Ones I'm In)

LordOfTheNoobs Re:You dont steal, you copy. (753 comments)


<NES> lol
<NES> I download something from Napster
<NES> And the same guy I downloaded it from starts downloading it from me when I'm done
<NES> I message him and say "What are you doing? I just got that from you"
<NES> "getting my song back fucker"

more than 4 years ago

New Evidence Presented For Ancient Fossils In Mars Rocks

LordOfTheNoobs Re:Consequences of discovery (91 comments)

All life falls before the manifest destiny of man.

more than 4 years ago



LordOfTheNoobs LordOfTheNoobs writes  |  more than 7 years ago

LordOfTheNoobs writes "A company by the name of Emotiv Systems is hard at work bringing a rather unique game controller to market. The controller acts as an interface between the machine and the mind, receiving input by way of a helmet filled with electronic sensors monitoring electrical activity in the brain. As undoubtedly interesting as this will be as a game controller, it is the idea of other technologies that could spring forth from this line of research in the future that may be most exciting. How long until thought-based communication hits the shelf? Until doors, lights and music respond to the mere thought? Ladies and gentlemen, prepare your tin-foil hats and get ready for the coming singularity.

The original article links to some images of the device in use."


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