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Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

MildlyTangy Re: Two words: (155 comments)

People like you are why we cant have nice things.

10 hours ago
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New Computer Model Predicts Impact of Yellowstone Volcano Eruption

MildlyTangy Re:300 Miles context (95 comments)

Putting that into context, a circle with the radius of 300 miles produces an area 282743 mi^2 or 732301 km^2. Which is moderately bigger than Texas and about 10% of the area of the continental USA.

Im sorry, but the context is insufficient. How many libraries of congress is it?

yesterday
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Anand Lal Shimpi Retires From AnandTech

MildlyTangy Re:Slightly pro-Intel reviews (139 comments)

I personally think Anandtech does overtly good reviews of Intel CPUs. I think they never gave AMD a fair shot. Having said that I think it's one of the best resources for computer hardware reviews in addition to tomshardware, overclock.net.

AMD processors are just simply slower and their fastest can *barely* keep up with an i5 . I know the truth hurts, but there you have it.

2 days ago
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850 Billion NSA Surveillance Records Searchable By Domestic Law Enforcement

MildlyTangy Re:Told ya... (207 comments)

It never seemed stupid to anyone with even a tiny bit of knowledge about history.

Write you God damned congressman. Get a picket sign. The house is on fire, just because you told the kids not to play with matches doesn't mean you don't need to grab a bucket now.

Why do people continue to perpetuate the myth that writing to* your Congressman will actually have any effect on their decisions? First off, if your letter is read by a human, it is most certainly not your Conressman who reads it, it is a staffer. Second, their decisions are negotiated and paid for by the system of Lobbying that is prevalent throughout the US government.

Even voting wont make a real difference, there are only two Parties to choose from, and they are not much different from each other at the end of the day.

* why do people continue to omit the word 'to' when talking about writing to a member of congress? wtf?

about a week ago
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Predictive Modeling To Increase Responsivity of Streamed Games

MildlyTangy Re:Why? (119 comments)

Why on earth would you want to do this? Run the damned thing locally and be done with it. If it aint broke...

Ummm......online gaming?

Or do you honestly expect Microsoft, Sony et al to put their servers in your livingroom?

Please RTFA or at least RTFS before you hit the Post button....

about a week ago
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Slashdot Asks: Cheap But Reasonable Telescopes for Kids?

MildlyTangy Re:Small Orion reflector (187 comments)

Orion Starblast 4.5s, which are cheap, compact and easy to carry, bulletproof, and easy to use.

Sorry, but I can confirm that these 4.5" Starblasts are not actually bulletproof. The mirror will shatter from the impact forces when hit in the center of the telescope barrel with a .38 caliber hollow-point round.

about two weeks ago
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Slashdot Asks: Cheap But Reasonable Telescopes for Kids?

MildlyTangy Re:Binoculars (187 comments)

Also much harder to point them at any specific thing in the sky and holding them steady is a problem- especially for kids and especially big binoculars like 10x50.

No, its not a problem at all. Bring along an inexpensive green laserpointer. At night, its like holding an infinitely long lightsaber, you can easily point out night sky objects that everybody can see, even through binoculars and telescopes.

Other colors work well, but green is best.

about two weeks ago
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For Microsoft, $93B Abroad Means Avoiding $30B Tax Hit

MildlyTangy Re:Don't feed the parasites! (316 comments)

And?

I thought people were allowed to have their own beliefs in this country without others attacking them for it.

You thought wrong. You thought VERY wrong.

We all have the right to mock you for a disgusting racist white-supremacist belief. I would go as far to say that we all have a moral obligation to call you out for that hideous filthy belief you support.

And you can take away my right to Free Speech from my cold, dead hands. You try to take that away from me, and I will fight you every step of the way until my very last breath.

about two weeks ago
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Companies That Don't Understand Engineers Don't Respect Engineers

MildlyTangy Re:sexist (371 comments)

*who are male*

I meant female, oops.

about two weeks ago
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Companies That Don't Understand Engineers Don't Respect Engineers

MildlyTangy Re:sexist (371 comments)

Whereas in fact any engineer worth her salt will tell you that she

So you're saying that the only engineers worth their salt are females? That's insanely sexist.

Not only are they saying this, they are making assumptions and conclusions for a very small minority of Engineers, who are male, and then extrapolating this across the entire industry.

I call BS. They should have looked at male AND female engineers, not just women.

about two weeks ago
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Companies That Don't Understand Engineers Don't Respect Engineers

MildlyTangy What about the Male Engineers? (371 comments)

I actually read TFS. Not once does it mention the numerically vast majority of Engineers who are male.

The assumptions and conclusions are all based upon a very small minority of Engineers, you cannot extrapolate this across the entire industry.

about two weeks ago
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Xbox One Will Play Media from USB Devices, DLNA Servers

MildlyTangy Re:Why not off Samba shares? (112 comments)

Seriously, what is the major malfunction of device makers that basic, guest share Samba support is never put into these devices? Everyone has it, everyone comprehends it. Just let us access a damn SMB share as a list of files and play things.

No one anywhere, ever, cares about the clusterfuck that is DLNA.

I care about DLNA. Does that mean I do not exist?

about three weeks ago
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New Watson-Style AI Called Viv Seeks To Be the First 'Global Brain'

MildlyTangy Re:How can I? (161 comments)

"How can I get in her pants?" - That should be interesting.

Considering the size of your mom, I think the answer would be "overflow error".

about three weeks ago
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New Watson-Style AI Called Viv Seeks To Be the First 'Global Brain'

MildlyTangy Re:P vs. NP (161 comments)

So...P vs. NP....which would win in a fight?

about three weeks ago
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New Watson-Style AI Called Viv Seeks To Be the First 'Global Brain'

MildlyTangy Re:How much? (161 comments)

Ask it "In the case where a woodchuck possessed the ability to throw wood, how much wood, hypothetically, could be thrown?"

The answer would depend on how much the woodchuck enjoyed chucking wood. If the woodchuck enjoys chucking wood, then the woodchuck would chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood. If the woodchuck does not enjoy chucking wood, then the woodchuck would not chuck as much wood as a woodchuck could chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood. So the amount of wood is somewhere inbetween zero and the maximum amount of wood a woodchuck could chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

about three weeks ago
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Point-and-Shoot: TrackingPoint's New Linux-Controlled AR-15s

MildlyTangy Double Tap Mode? (219 comments)

I cant tell from TFA, but when you shoot a person to death, does the tracking system support Double Tap mode so you can put two bullets into a persons brain?

Or does the system detect that the majority of the skull and brains are splattered against the wall/floor so you can save ammunition for the next person you want to shoot to death?

God Bless Murica.

about three weeks ago
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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

MildlyTangy Re:Shark Laser Head Meme MUST DIE! (550 comments)

ooo a laser article...hehe put it on a Sharks head...hurr hurr, herp herp...hey look, my shark laser joke (hurr hurr hurrr) now is +5 Funny...

Fucking sick of that pathetic joke

about a month ago
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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

MildlyTangy Shark Laser Head Meme MUST DIE! (550 comments)

Please, for all that is good in this world, for the sake of us all, please, can we finally end the recurring nightmare of the Shark Laser Head Meme.

Do the right thing, and let it die.

Think of the children, think of the humanity, think of all that is right and good and sacred in this world. Do the right thing for the sake of humanity itself, do the right thing because you care and want to do something significant that will add just a little bit more Good in this world.

This world is a terribly shitty place, but each and every one of us can really do something that will make it just a little bit more bearable.

Let the Shark Laser Head Meme DIE!

PLEASE!

about a month ago
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The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a Terrorist

MildlyTangy Re:1 million terrorists identified so far. (242 comments)

Why do they hate America so much?

According to the US government, apparently the terrorists hate America so much because of all the Freedoms that American citizens have.

Ill admit, it took some work, but I actually said that out loud without falling off the chair in laughter at the delicious irony.

about a month ago
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'Optical Fiber' Made Out of Thin Air

MildlyTangy Re:Perfect to mount (115 comments)

On top of a shark's head.

Why is this moderated funny?

Is this sad, tired old meme actually still genuinely funny in this day and age?

really?

about a month ago

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