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Julian Assange Trying To Raise Nearly $200k For a Statue of Himself

Opyros Re:And men will ask why... (171 comments)

Nah, the reference is to Cato the Elder. He was once asked if he minded the fact that there was no statue to him; he replied that he would rather have no statue and people asking "why not" than have a statue and people asking "why".

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Introduces .NET Core

Opyros Re:Death knoll for Java (187 comments)

Death knoll for Java

So, this is the hill which Java chose to die on? <ducks and runs>

about two weeks ago
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The Strangeness of the Mars One Project

Opyros Re: Cart not just before the horse (246 comments)

And, of course, he postulates a way of extending the human lifespan to multiple centuries.

about a month and a half ago
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Oldest Human Genome Reveals When Our Ancestors Mixed With Neanderthals

Opyros Re: Exinction (128 comments)

Mod parent up. Here is a discussion of the various definitions of "species"; also, it's worth clicking through to this list.

about a month ago
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Bash To Require Further Patching, As More Shellshock Holes Found

Opyros Re:kids these days... (329 comments)

But in Soviet Russia, CCCP has problems with you.

about 3 months ago
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Who Is Buried In the Largest Tomb Ever Found In Northern Greece?

Opyros Re:Happy anniversary (92 comments)

Orthanc and Cirith Ungol, according to Letter #143 to Rayner Unwin, 22 January 1954:

I am not at all happy about the title 'the Two Towers'. It must if there is any real reference in it to Vol II refer to Orthanc and the Tower of Cirith Ungol. But since there is so much made of the basic opposition of the Dark Tower and Minas Tirith, that seems very misleading. There is, of course, actually no real connecting link between Books III and IV, when cut off and presented separately as a volume.

about 3 months ago
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Steve Ballmer Authored the Windows 3.1 Ctrl-Alt-Del Screen

Opyros "Infuriatingly passive"? (169 comments)

Actually that sentence is in the active voice.

about 4 months ago
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Iceland's Seismic Activity: A Repeat Show for Atmospheric Ash?

Opyros Re:Or can you (69 comments)

So now we can pronounce it, we ought to write a volcano chantey, the way some people did for Eyjafjallajökull.

about 4 months ago
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Do Dark Matter and Dark Energy Cast Doubt On the Big Bang?

Opyros Re:Oh good lord. (225 comments)

Then what about Tomonaga and Schwinger; were they also greater than Einstein?

about 4 months ago
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Big Bang Breakthrough Team Back-Pedals On Major Result

Opyros Re:Not the Big Bang (127 comments)

The law of physics in question states that no information can be propagated faster than light. This does not conflict with space itself expanding superluminally. I'd suggest this Usenet FAQ, Is Faster-Than-Light Travel or Communication Possible? for a more detailed answer.

about 6 months ago
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New 'Google' For the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy

Opyros Re:"Llets you find?" (156 comments)

It's how they spell "Lets" in Llamedos.

about 8 months ago
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The Tangled Tale of Mt. Gox's Missing Millions

Opyros Re:"Sight"? On slashdot? (191 comments)

Also, it isn't "Mt. Gox". It's "Magic, the Gathering online exchange".

about 9 months ago

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Direct Links to "Reading Lord Of The Rings: A Final Attempt"

Opyros Opyros writes  |  more than 3 years ago Years ago, Debbie Ridpath Ohi blogged a very popular readthrough of The Lord of the Rings. Unfortunately, it's no longer online except at the Internet Archive. For reference, I've compiled these direct links to the individual entries:
2001 Apr 28: What the heck is this, anyway??
2001 May 01: Fellowship of the Ring: PROLOGUE
2001 May 03: Fellowship: BOOK I - Chapter 1
2001 May 03: Fellowship: BOOK 1 - Chapter 2
2001 May 03: Fellowship: BOOK 1 - Chapter 3
2001 May 04: Fellowship: BOOK 1 - Chapter 4
2001 May 05: Fellowship: BOOK 1 - Chapter 5
2001 May 05: Fellowship: BOOK 1 - Chapter 6
2001 May 05: Fellowship: BOOK 1 - Chapter 7
2001 May 07: Fellowship: BOOK 1 - Chapter 8
2001 May 07: Fellowship: BOOK 1 - Chapter 9
2001 May 07: Fellowship: BOOK 1 - Chapter 10
2001 May 08: Fellowship: BOOK 1 - Chapter 11
2001 May 08: Fellowship: BOOK 1 - Chapter 12
2001 May 08: Fellowship: BOOK II - Chapter 1
2001 May 12: Fellowship: BOOK II - Chapter 2
2001 May 13: Fellowship: BOOK II - Chapter 3
2001 May 14: Fellowship: BOOK II - Chapter 4
2001 May 15: Fellowship: BOOK II - Chapter 5
2001 May 16: Fellowship: BOOK II - Chapter 6
2001 May 16: Fellowship: BOOK II - Chapter 7
2001 May 17: Fellowship: BOOK II - Chapter 8
2001 May 17: Fellowship: BOOK II - Chapter 9
2001 May 17: Fellowship: BOOK II - Chapter 10
2001 May 18: Two Towers: BOOK III - Chapter 1
2001 May 18: Two Towers: BOOK III - Chapter 2
2001 May 19: Two Towers: BOOK III - Chapter 3
2001 May 20: Two Towers: BOOK III - Chapter 4
2001 May 20: Two Towers: BOOK III - Chapter 5
2001 May 21: Two Towers: BOOK III - Chapter 6
2001 May 21: Two Towers: BOOK III - Chapter 7
2001 May 21: Two Towers: BOOK III - Chapter 8
2001 May 22: Two Towers: BOOK III - Chapter 9
2001 May 22: Two Towers: BOOK III - Chapter 10
2001 May 22: Two Towers: BOOK III - Chapter 11
2001 May 23: Two Towers: BOOK IV - Chapter 1
2001 May 23: Two Towers: BOOK IV - Chapter 2
2001 May 24: Two Towers: BOOK IV - Chapter 3
2001 May 25: Two Towers: BOOK IV - Chapter 4
2001 May 26: Two Towers: BOOK IV - Chapter 5
2001 May 27: Two Towers: BOOK IV - Chapter 6
2001 May 28: Two Towers: BOOK IV - Chapter 7
2001 May 29: Two Towers: BOOK IV - Chapter 8
2001 May 29: Two Towers: BOOK IV - Chapter 9
2001 May 29: Two Towers: BOOK IV - Chapter 10
2001 May 31: The Return of the King: BOOK V - Chapter 1
2001 Jun 04: The Return of the King: BOOK V - Chapter 2
2001 Jun 05: The Return of the King: BOOK V - Chapter 3
2001 Jun 05: The Return of the King: BOOK V - Chapter 4
2001 Jun 05: The Return of the King: BOOK V - Chapter 5
2001 Jun 06: The Return of the King: BOOK V - Chapter 6
2001 Jun 07: The Return of the King: BOOK V - Chapter 7
2001 Jun 07: The Return of the King: BOOK V - Chapter 8
2001 Jun 07: The Return of the King: BOOK V - Chapter 9
2001 Jun 07: The Return of the King: BOOK V - Chapter 10
2001 Jun 08: The Return of the King: BOOK VI - Chapter 1
2001 Jun 09: The Return of the King: BOOK VI - Chapter 2
2001 Jun 13: The Return of the King: BOOK VI - Chapter 3
2001 Jun 14: The Return of the King: BOOK VI - Chapter 4
2001 Jun 15: The Return of the King: BOOK VI - Chapter 5
2001 Jun 18: The Return of the King: BOOK VI - Chapter 6
2001 Jun 19: The Return of the King: BOOK VI - Chapter 7
2001 Jun 20: The Return of the King: BOOK VI - Chapter 8
2001 Jun 24: The Return of the King: BOOK VI - Chapter 9
2001 Jul 02: Prologue Revisited (!)
2001 Jul 13: Book I, Chapter II: Elrond Revisited (!)

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