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This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

MXB2001 Re:It was a "joke" back then (276 comments)

I disagree about the arrogance bit. I give them credit for attempting the impossible. You could have said foolish which would have been fairer. Hubris too. But arrogance is way off.

about 5 months ago

Jenny McCarthy: "I Am Not Anti-Vaccine'"

MXB2001 Re:Why do people listen to her? (588 comments)

Because of her gigantic silicone breast implants. They are fitted with hypnotic nipples that emit alpha waves and induce a sleep like state in the brain. Of course there was no thought given to shielding her brain (such as it is) from the effect.

about 5 months ago

PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

MXB2001 Re:meanwhile... (245 comments)

No kidding, judging by the maggoty scummy ads that most tv shows now carry it's become a refuse pile. If quality advertisers won't pay for the less popular shows anymore TV will die.

about 5 months ago

Canada Introduces Privacy Reforms That Encourage Warrantless Disclosure of Info

MXB2001 Re:One-way street (99 comments)

Well said. Can't add much except to expand on the theme of hubris. It's quite alarming really, I'd rather not live through something like the French Revolution. Well I am getting old, I suppose I might see it from a rocking chair through trifocals...

about 5 months ago

Born To RUN: Dartmouth Throwing BASIC a 50th B-Day Party

MXB2001 Re:I still program in BASIC. (Sometimes) (146 comments)

Yup and why wouldn't it work still. Nothing really goes obsolete. We just use some older things less because new things have joined them (not replaced... that's a businessman gimmick to try and sell something!).

about 5 months ago

How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

MXB2001 Yeah, we're winning! (1037 comments)

At least the 'net's good for something.

about 5 months ago

UK Government Pays Microsoft £5.5M For Extended Support of Windows XP

MXB2001 Time to rollback to MS-DOS (341 comments)

Seriously, they could use the software that they once used. It worked in the 90's, health problems have not changed since then. Useless upgrades. Windoze, hah!

about 6 months ago

How Many People Does It Take To Colonize Another Star System?

MXB2001 Got it all wrong, way too high... (392 comments)

Just need 1. Clone said person over and over. Why assume that diversity is good? Do we really want to send reality TV loving cretins to colonize other planets?

about 6 months ago

An SSD for Your Current Computer May Save the Cost of a New One (Video)

MXB2001 Oooh $500 for a drive... (353 comments)

In the good ole days that's where hard drive prices started! You kids and your cheap computers. Well cheap in both senses. Our stuff still runs today. Yours will break in 3 months so you must buy a new one...

about 6 months ago

Will Cameras Replace Sideview Mirrors On Cars In 2018?

MXB2001 Cameras replace mirrors? IF YOU'RE RETARDED maybe. (496 comments)

A mirror can break, sure, but cameras are far more complicated and prone to failure. Simpler is usually better. This is just another idiotic sales gimmick to get the mouth-breathing knuckle-dragging masses to cough up more dough.

about 6 months ago

Linux 3.14 Kernel Released

MXB2001 Late release... (132 comments)

It was supposed to come out on March 14... ;-)

about 6 months ago

Microsoft Promises Not To Snoop Through Email

MXB2001 Flak not Flack (144 comments)

Flak comes from the german word FLieger Abwehr Kanone. Anti Aircraft Cannon. Taking flak means getting resistance. Flack is not a word.

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Preparing For Windows XP EOL?

MXB2001 Company support is overrated (423 comments)

I still use my 1982 Atari 800. Atari doesn't exist anymore. So what?

about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Re-Learning How To Interview As a Developer?

MXB2001 Issue (218 comments)

Stop saying things like "I am really having issues" People will think you are an idiot if you can't even use english properly. The word is problem. Learn it, use it. Impress people by how literate you are.

about 5 months ago

Time Dilation Drug Could Let Heinous Criminals Serve 1,000 Year Sentences

MXB2001 OK lady, you first. (914 comments)

I suggest the woman who had this idea be subjected to her own punishment. Her idea is criminal and she ought to be hoisted by her own petard.

about 6 months ago

Why Did New Zealand's Moas Go Extinct?

MXB2001 Scummy Humans (180 comments)

If in doubt always blame the humans. We need a good nuclear war. Sheesh.

about 6 months ago

Friendly Fungus Protects Our Mouths From Invaders

MXB2001 The big question (63 comments)

Does listerine kill it? Or other good symbiotes?

about 6 months ago


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