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3 Former Astronauts: Earth-Asteroid Collisions Are a Real But Preventable Danger

Optimal Cynic KSP ARM (70 comments)

No need to worry, we're busy training up the populace with the Asteroid patch to Kerbal Space Program.

3 days ago
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Why the IETF Isn't Working

Optimal Cynic Re:Private sector and efficiency. (103 comments)

Yes, we've known this since Adam Smith and yet somehow it still works better than any other system tried. What's your point?

about two weeks ago
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Why the IETF Isn't Working

Optimal Cynic Warez (103 comments)

If you think the IETF is bad, you should look at the pace of change of warez standards. They're only reluctantly abandoning 8.3 filenames.

about two weeks ago
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Engine Data Reveals That Flight 370 Flew On For Hours After It "Disappeared"

Optimal Cynic Re:Here's What Will Happen (382 comments)

All subsequent critical thinking is conspiracy nut batshit tinfoil hat wearing wacko pluck-your-banjo-with-your-single-tooth teabagger loony.

Maybe if that wasn't actually the case, the "critical thinkers" would get a bit more respect.

about a month ago
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Getty Images Makes 35 Million Images Free For Non-Commercial Use

Optimal Cynic Embedded player (66 comments)

Getty Images will serve the image in an embedded player

Yuck...

about a month and a half ago
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How Japanese Scientists Are Monitoring Fukushima Babies For Radiation Exposure

Optimal Cynic Re:Exposure .... (95 comments)

Your optimism is a triumph, it really is.

about a month and a half ago
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The Mammoth Cometh: Revive & Restore Tackles De-Extinction

Optimal Cynic Re:Cometh (168 comments)

"of course"... fucking autocorrect.

about 1 month ago
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The Mammoth Cometh: Revive & Restore Tackles De-Extinction

Optimal Cynic Re:Cometh (168 comments)

No, it's "what's grey and comes in buckets." The answer, of cause, being "Ron Jeremy".

about 1 month ago
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The Mammoth Cometh: Revive & Restore Tackles De-Extinction

Optimal Cynic Cometh (168 comments)

The Mammoth Cometh

I'll get the mop.

about 1 month ago
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Using Google Maps To Intercept FBI and Secret Service Calls

Optimal Cynic Lucky (137 comments)

He's one lucky bastard to get away with that. A less forgiving agent would have had him in custody for months, "just in case".

about 2 months ago
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Meet the Developers Who Want To Build the Next Snapchat

Optimal Cynic Misread (61 comments)

I misread the first sentence as "Our lives online come with penis", which given that they're talking about snapchat would have made more sense.

about 2 months ago
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Another Possible Voynich Breakthrough

Optimal Cynic Re:finally (160 comments)

I can't even think of any other comparison similar to this.

How about Piltdown Man?

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

Optimal Cynic Re:World of Tanks anyone? (669 comments)

Yep, I love WoT. I've got nine tier X and I'm saving up credits for number 10 while it's on special.

about 2 months ago
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IBM Employees Caught Editing Wikipedia

Optimal Cynic CN (112 comments)

"(if less entertaining)" [citation needed]

about 2 months ago
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Para Bellum Labs Will Attempt To Make the RNC a Political-Analytics Player

Optimal Cynic Re:Umm, guys... (212 comments)

"Ante bellum" was just a bit too obvious so they went with something a bit obfuscated.

about 2 months ago

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