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Russia Takes Down Steve Jobs Memorial After Apple's Tim Cook Comes Out

Neo-Rio-101 Never mind that Steve Jobs was not gay (430 comments)

By the same logic, I may well be arrested for sodomy because one of my distant relations is gay.

about three weeks ago
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France Investigating Mysterious Drone Activity Over 7 Nuclear Power Plant Sites

Neo-Rio-101 Unless the plant is surrounded in a glass dome... (128 comments)

If someone were so morally bankrupt enough to create a drone army to infiltrate certain gaps and structural weaknesses in the plant and detonate significant payload to disrupt cooling/power/containment, surrounding area is going to be uninhabitable for a looong time.

Time for plants to consider netting, maybe? If it would help at all? Perhaps reinforce areas so that drones can't easily fly into them?

about three weeks ago
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We Are All Confident Idiots

Neo-Rio-101 Re:I blame women (306 comments)

... I mean that Asian girls prefer men who lack self-confidence. Maybe because they're easier targets to walk all over?
this isn't scientific, so I'll stop here.

about three weeks ago
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Antares Rocket Explodes On Launch

Neo-Rio-101 Anything radioactive explode in the boom? (443 comments)

At the news conference they were telling people to stay away from the exploded parts of the rocket.

makes me wonder how much radioactive stuff was in the equipment they were trying to send up there.

about three weeks ago
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We Are All Confident Idiots

Neo-Rio-101 Re:I blame women (306 comments)

...which is funny because in East Asian countries (specifically China, Japan), being and sounding overly confident comes off arrogant and boastful.... EVEN IF you ARE confident about certain things. You'll just sound pompous, to the point where you have to fake inadequacy to get people to take you seriously.

This would explain why nerdy and geeky men typically hook up with Asian women.
*ducks*

about three weeks ago
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Tetris Is Hard To Test

Neo-Rio-101 erratum: missing lines (169 comments)

13 fors=ltol+(m-160-l)*qstep-1:pokes+11,peek(s-29):next:y=y-q:m=m+q*40:z=z+q
14 l=l+40*not-q:next:print"{home}";z:goto7
15 b=0:forx=0to3:b=bor1andpeek(w+e(g+x)):next:b=b>0:w=-t*b-w*notb:l$="a":return

{home} is the home character blob (appears as reverse S character) within quotes

Use A,S,D keys to rotate and drop the blocks
Have fun!

about a month ago
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Tetris Is Hard To Test

Neo-Rio-101 C64 BASIC version within a screen of code (169 comments)

It's a 15 liner.
Note that the {CBM-x} represents the graphic on that particular key (press the c= key and the letter to produce it)

1 a$="efijefijefijefijbfjnhijkbfjnhijkijfgaefjijfgaefjefjkiefbefjkiefbbfjidefj"
2 a$=a$+"abeieijkaeijijkgabfjiefgehijebfj@abe@dhe":o=207:dime(o):forx=0to111
3 print," {CBM-M}"," {CBM-G}":p=asc(mid$(a$,x+1)):e(x)=(pand3)+(pand12)*10:next:m=2024
4 print," {CBM-T}{CBM-T}{CBM-T}{CBM-T}{CBM-T}{CBM-T}{CBM-T}{CBM-T}{CBM-T}{CBM-T}":gosub6:goto7
5 pokei+e(r),c:pokei+e(r+1),c:pokei+e(r+2),c:pokei+e(r+3),c:c=160:r$="d":return
6 i=1152:r=h:c=32:gosub5:j=int(rnd(0)*7)*16:r=j:gosub5:r=h:h=j:i=i+9:return
7 gosub6:w=i:t=i:g=r:k=240:l=1278
8 gosub15:c=32:gosub5:r=-r*b-g*notb:g=r
9 i=w:w=i+40:gosub5:gosub15:ifbthen12
10 getk$:g=randkor((r-4*(k$="s"))and15)
11 t=w:w=w+(k$=l$)-(k$=r$):l=l+40:goto8
12 c=o:gosub5:m=m-(l0:w=-t*b-w*notb:l$="a":return

about a month ago
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US Strikes ISIL Targets In Syria

Neo-Rio-101 Non-believers (478 comments)

So ISIL are threatening to kill people in western countries that it considers "disbelievers"

Now, I don't like Justin Beiber as much as the next person, but we certainly don't deserve to die because of it.

about a month ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Neo-Rio-101 Re:An end to XBox? (330 comments)

Japanese people buy Japanese brands out of national loyalty.
They only make exceptions for "luxury" brands (like Apple).
Everything released by a foreign company where there is a Japanese equivalent product will fail.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Neo-Rio-101 The Minecraft OS (330 comments)

The thing with minecraft is that it has the ability to be THE interface of a future Xbox, or even Windows
Heck, Windows 8 already has a blocky, tiled interface already. This would just give it three dimensions.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Neo-Rio-101 Re:from Notch (330 comments)

Such as making you a target for kidnappers?

about 2 months ago
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Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

Neo-Rio-101 Lotsa Pr0n HDs (316 comments)

FTA: "Now that we download TV shows, movies, music, video games, books, and other, shall we say, forms of entertainment,"

Don't beat around the bush (pun not intended).... you mean PORN!

Disks this size should be measured in Pr0ns, not TB.
Just sayin'

about 3 months ago
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The Video Game That Maps the Galaxy

Neo-Rio-101 Obligatory (28 comments)

My god!...... it's full of stars!

about 4 months ago
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Bloomberg Testing Productivity App For Oculus Rift

Neo-Rio-101 Re:Worst application imaginable (38 comments)

The problem with arguments like this is that if it's truly as easy as you make it sound, WHY isn't everyone doing it?

about 5 months ago
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Canada Poised To Buy 65 Lockheed Martin F-35 JSFs

Neo-Rio-101 Re:Canada following Australia (417 comments)

Yes, the RAAF have had a long working history with Lockheed.

about 6 months ago
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Canada Poised To Buy 65 Lockheed Martin F-35 JSFs

Neo-Rio-101 Canada following Australia (417 comments)

Only recently in Australia did the government suggest that it was going to purchase the F-35 as well. This all became clear in the same budget that suggested raising the pension age to 70 and an increase in taxes, and prompted much outrage.

Despite the flaws in the F-35, this purchase seems to be more of a five-eyes strategic thing, than it is any burning need to buy these planes.

about 6 months ago
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High Frequency Trading and Finance's Race To Irrelevance

Neo-Rio-101 Re:MMORPG (382 comments)

It already is.

The trouble is that you have to know the rules of the game and how it is played. It's this information that is the "keys to the kingdom" so to speak, and if you want to be let in on the rules of the game, you have to pay up to be let in the inner circle.
The game is hidden in plain sight in the financial charts, but unless you know what you're supposed to be looking for, and when you're supposed to be looking for it - you won't be able to play the game reliably -- and it will drain your money and eat you for breakfast.... sending you back into the workforce.

Of course, they don't teach it in school! (how else would you train people to be smart enough to do other menial work, and yet dumb enough not to know how they're being screwed over by the system?)

There are already metatrader 4 expert advisors out there which can bring in a 5% on deposit return per month SO LONG AS you aren't a US citizen.
Why? Because most of the retail robots are garbage, and the only ones that survive use all manner of hedging strategy --- which is banned in US spot trading retail.
Just do the math... 5% return on investment per month over a number of years will have you retiring within a decade.

about 6 months ago
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Windows 8.1 Finally Passes Windows 8 In Market Share

Neo-Rio-101 Meanwhile at Apple WWDC (187 comments)

Apple is boasting an over 50% uptake in Mavericks userbase, I see.

about 6 months ago
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Parenting Rewires the Male Brain

Neo-Rio-101 Re:'stay-at-home-dad' schlock (291 comments)

Men have traditionally wanted to have their own children, and ensure that they were their own. There is some "selfish gene" biology going on here, as well as something more tangible. During the transition to hunting-gathering society to farming based, a man needed extra workers on the farm. To that end he needed to be sure that the children were his, and in order to do that he invented marriage and "chastity" and "virginity" for women to ensure that he got his bit out of the deal when he took possession of them. The honey "moon" so called because a month away on holiday away from any other people would ensure that pregnancy with that woman would happen (as she gets estrus once a month)). As is the plan with marriage, even traditionally.

Of course, virginity, woman-ownership, etc. were necessary because women aren't instinctively monogamous either.

If anyone reading thinks I'm talking nonsense, let's hear your theory....

about 6 months ago
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Parenting Rewires the Male Brain

Neo-Rio-101 Re:I call BS (291 comments)

That's what your wife tells you when she wants you to fix the fence and get off your computer.
"Grow up and be an adult!"
Does it get the correct pavlov dog reaction?

about 6 months ago

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