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Stephen Hawking Is "Very Ill" In Hospital

OrochimaruVoldemort equally oblig: (413 comments)

perhaps we need some kind of death clock

about 5 years ago
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420 poll

OrochimaruVoldemort addition (1 comments)

the day myspl died

about 5 years ago
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Slashdot Launches User Achievements

OrochimaruVoldemort Re:[2. Trade] (1582 comments)

dont you know that ah always sells for more

about 5 years ago
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Nintendo To Take On Apple With DSi App Store

OrochimaruVoldemort Re:Only difference? (165 comments)

Not to mention the thing plays DS GAMES!

at the cost of all gba games. they removed that slot for memory. but hey, i think its an improvement

more than 5 years ago
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35 Articles of Impeachment Introduced Against Bush

OrochimaruVoldemort Bush did what he did (1657 comments)

because he thought what he was doing was the right thing to do. Would Al Gore have stepped up security, fought the terrorist and taken us into a war (the war is justified that we thought that terrorist were in Iraq, and rightly so)? Probably not.

more than 5 years ago

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MPAA wants to stop DVRs from recording some movies

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  more than 5 years ago

OrochimaruVoldemort writes "Ars is reporting that the MPAA wants DVRs from recording movies that have been released as DVDs very recently. This comes as a request to the FCC regarding the use of Selecetive Output Control. FTA: "The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) wants a waiver on that restriction in the case of high-definition movies broadcast prior to their release as DVDs. The Petitioners' theatrical movies are too valuable in this early distribution window to risk their exposure to unauthorized copying," MPAA wrote to the FCC last month. 'Distribution over insecure outputs would facilitate the illegal copying and redistribution of this high value content, causing untold damage to the DVD and other 'downstream' markets'.""
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Safari Flaw Worse Than Before, Microsoft Says

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  more than 5 years ago

OrochimaruVoldemort (1248060) writes "According to Microsoft, the Safari bug is now worse than before. PC World reports: "It turns out that if this flaw is exploited in combination with a second unpatched bug in Internet Explorer, attackers can run unauthorized software on a victim's computer, according to Aviv Raff, a security researcher. Microsoft is taking the issue seriously. It released a security advisory on the problem late Friday, a sign that it may be working on a patch for the IE flaw. The advisory says that the vulnerability has to do with the way Windows handles desktop executables and recommends that Windows users "restrict use of Safari as a web browser until an appropriate update is available from Microsoft and/or Apple." The attack reportedly affects all versions of Windows XP and Vista, Microsoft said.""
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Pac-Man Movie in Development. No, Seriously

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  more than 5 years ago

OrochimaruVoldemort writes "Now this is unbelieveable. Producer Steven Paul are currently in development of a Pac-Man movie. Ars has the story: "Despite the fact that video game-inspired films have not yet attained either critical or financial success, the film industry still believes in them enough to invest some serious cash in upcoming game-based projects. Producer Steven Paul, who has brought movie audiences recent gems such as Ghost Rider and Bratz, announced that his production company, Crystal Sky Pictures, has managed to bring in $200 million to help fund five films." Also mentioned are Castlevainia and Hard Boiled. Hopefully, Halo will make that list."
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LifeLock spokesperson gets ID Stolen

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  more than 5 years ago

OrochimaruVoldemort (1248060) writes "It seems as though LifeLock isn't as secure as Todd Davis makes it out. According to a LifeLock spokesman, his identity has been stolen. For two years, Davis has been daring hackers to steal his ID. Looks like he got what he wanted. CNN reports: "Now, LifeLock customers in Maryland, New Jersey and West Virginia are suing Davis, claiming his service didn't work as promised and he knew it wouldn't, because the service had failed even him.""
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Microsoft say no new Xbox 360s in 2009

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  more than 5 years ago

OrochimaruVoldemort (1248060) writes "Microsoft has said to engaget that They do not plan on making new consoles available in 2009. This comes from the same company that said it wasn't producing a blu-ray drive for that Xbox, so it is pure speculation. Expect to see a new console within that year. Engaget also hints: "Microsoft representative let us know today that "While we don't normally comment on rumors like this, we can tell you that we have no plans to release a new console in 2009"". The rest of us will wait and see. For now, focus on what is available."
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Blocking HIV infections successful in lab

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  more than 5 years ago

OrochimaruVoldemort (1248060) writes "It appears that HIV is not unstoppable, as most of us thought. The way it infects, by using the proteins of your cells, is actually a way to prevent it. FTA: "When HIV enters the body, it infects T cells and takes over the activities of these white blood cells so that the virus can replicate. Eventually, HIV infection compromises the entire immune system and causes AIDS. The new work shows that without active ITK protein, HIV cannot effectively take advantage of many signaling pathways within T cells, which in turn slows or blocks the spread of the virus." This could be a major break through in preventing AIDS. "'We were pleased and excited to realize the outcome of our approach,' Dr. Schwartzberg said." So are the rest of us."
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Southwest Airlines Now Taking Passengers By Bus

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  about 6 years ago

OrochimaruVoldemort writes "We probably have all been hearing about the internal failures in the airlines, but this is ridiculous. Southwest is doing so bad with planes, they are going to replace their entire fleet with buses. According to the Onion: "In what the company is calling a "bold new leap" in comfort, convenience and overall quality of travel, Southwest Airlines announced Monday that it would be replacing its entire fleet of commercial jets and planes with daily shuttle buses. The shuttle buses, which will depart from airport runways to over 200 destinations nationwide, represent a major breakthrough in commercial aviation. Equipped with a 70-gallon tank and an four-stroke engine capable of speeds up to 60 miles per hour, the innovative buses will reportedly reduce travel time by 75 percent on average." This seems to make sense, but it is still something to laugh at."
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Microsoft discloses 14,000 pages of coding secrets

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  about 6 years ago

OrochimaruVoldemort (1248060) writes "In an unbelieveable move, Microsoft has disclosed 14,000 pages of coding secrets. According to The Reigster: "This is Microsoft's latest effort to satisfy anti-trust concerns of the European Union, which is possibly a tougher adversary for the company than Google." Not suprising, seeing as how the EU is usually all over them. The article also mentioned that this will be done in three phases. "Between now and June it will garner feedback from the developer community. Then, at the end of June, Microsoft will publish the final versions of technical documentation — along with definitive patent licensing terms." Lets just hope those terms are pro open source."
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Poll Question

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  more than 6 years ago

OrochimaruVoldemort (1248060) writes "What will be done about hi-def dvds for the 360?

[x] Microsoft is going to make their own format
[x] Still going to use HD-DVD
[x] Blu-Ray will eventually be ported
[x] Repackage HD-DVD
[x] Nothing will be done about it.
[x] Who cares?
[x] It doesn't affect me and my PS3.
[x] I'm for CowboyNeal HD."
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Poll Question

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  more than 6 years ago

OrochimaruVoldemort (1248060) writes "Will Microsoft make Blu-ray compatible with the 360?

[x] Never, they are too stuck up
[x] Yes, they need the money
[x] Maybe, just maybe
[x] Sony is faking the deal
[x] I don't want them to
[x] They should do it
[x] Make their own format
[x] This is fake
[x] Let Cowboy Neal decide it"
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Name of soon to be announced hd format

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  more than 6 years ago

OrochimaruVoldemort writes "Name of soon to be announced hd format

[x] Windows HD
[x] Vista HD
[x] HD Live
[x] 360 HD
[x] The new blu-ray
[x] Microsoft HD Player
[x] Over-priced, reinvented, repackaged blu-ray
[x] I don't care
[x] CowboyNeal HD"

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Graduation Project: The Great Marginalizer

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  about 5 years ago

North Carolina has implemented a method by which it has eliminated itself from the national graduation percentage. The Graduation Project, as it is known, is a three year long project designed to teach students how effectively present ideas in college. As of last year, it will be required to graduate from any high school in the state, regardless of gpa. It was also intended to keep students from dropping out. First mistake, believing that people will actually do it. Second mistake, making it a requirement to graduate. Why dont they eliminate grading? It would have the same effect. If this stays, the state board will find themselves as the lowest tier of the nation.

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New Idea for Moderation

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Here is an idea that should eliminate any unnecessary "+ 1, Funny" moderation. How about a "+ 1, Geeky" moderation. Anything that falls into this category would be modded up. Of course it should be a "no karma bonus" mod, like + 1, Funny. The most common example is a star wars ref. This could be modded +1, Geeky. No longer funny, mod points would go at a much better pace. The opposite for this would be -1, Not Geeky.

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Who should go to Mars and Why

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Simply put, Mars is a place where unless future travellers learn to live off the land, they will die. But, the main question is who should go to the red planet? I say that there should be one biologist, one geologist, two technical crewmen, and two Christians. The reasoning behind the first four is self explanitory, but the reason I say that Christians should be the first to Mars is because thier religion is one of hope. They would certainly be able to endure cabin fever, and still be optimistic. On Mars, Chiristians could look to God to prevent lonliness. As for what the christians should do, one should be a physciatrist and the other a doctor. Those people are the most logical choice for the first men to Mars.

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Does Gravity Exist At Absolute Zero?

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  more than 5 years ago

The phenomenon known as Absolute zero causes all molecular motion to cease. With that being the case, they no longer have any energy. So, does that mean that they no longer contribute to the force of gravity? I would say that as molecuar motion ceases, so to does gravity. By that definition, so does magnetism, and the strong and the weak nuclear force.

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Star Wars Microsoft Parody

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  more than 5 years ago

I will be making a video about the original trilogy with microsoft as the galactic empire. I have a list of who is to star as what and where. Now, I need help puting this video together. Ballmer as Vader and Gates as Palpatine. Here is the list of the cast for this parody. Send any suggestions to zwizkid@gmail.com. May The Source be with You.

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What Blockbuster Stands to gain from Circuit City

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  about 6 years ago

When blockbuster announced it wanted to buy circuit city, that has to be the dumbest move of their lives. They must either know something we don't or the sum of the parts is worth more than the whole. Other than those two, it would be a losing investment for them. Certainly, they could do better than Circuit City. Their costumer service is lousy, they have a small selection, and what they do have is very pricy. If I were the head of Blockbuster, I would go after Best Buy or Tiger Direct (assuming they are in it for the electronic, which they probably are).

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Why the public school system will fail

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  about 6 years ago

The title is very deceiving. The failure will not come from lack of funding (though it will come after the fact), but it will be from a lack of students. As the internet evolves, so does the accuracy of information that is posted online. This means that eventually, you could get a masters degree education just by looking online articles and using Wikipedia. This gives little reason to attend. Why on earth would students go to a school they care little about? It makes no sense. The students that do care about their education must see that the internet will replace all forms of teaching, and that will be the end of public schools. Everything will be self-learning, thus putting an end to middle and high schools. As for the universities, they will be unaffected because they are already using their resources to put their information online, effectively giving them a get-out-of-failure card. This is the future of public education, it is inevitable.

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Who would win? Darth Vader or Orochimaru?

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  about 6 years ago

In this battle, the answer should be obvious, but is in fact not.
Let us compare the two:

Personality

Darth Vader was once a Jedi, then he became the iconic figure he is today, then he sacrificed himself in the end. Orochimaru was a student to the Hokage, then he betrayed him, never again to look back.

I would call that a win for Orochimaru.

Weapons and Abilities

Vader may have the force and his trusty lightsaber, but Orochimaru, beyond a shadow of a doubt, has thousands of jutsu's at his disposal.

That makes two for Orochimaru.

Fan base

No question, Vader has this one.

Appearance

This one goes to Vader also, he is timeless.

Theme music

For Darth, it is easy, imperial march (not sure on title). Orochimaru's is more sinister (sorry i don't have a link), Orochimaru Fight Theme.

Sorry star wars fanboys, this one goes to Orochimaru.

Death (my choice)

Although Orochimaru's is cool, nothing can sway me from giving this one to Vader.

It appears to be a tie. Still, in a actual battle, Orochimaru would pawn Darth.

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Why Avatar: The Last Airbender is awesome

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Avatar may seem like a lot of people able to move the elements around them (not that that hasn't inspired fanboyism already), but it is good because it depicts mankind as he is. War, hate, fear, and all other afflictions we deal with and grow from are there. This doesn't mean that it is all bad. All the goodness every person is capable of is there. For example, forgiveness, friendship, and love. All play a part. All should be taken into account. This makes avatar the best show to date (in my opinion). In a sense, avatar is almost as good as Christianity. Almost. But not close enough.

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I have been dissed by someone

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Ok, just to clarify, I'm only 16. So here I am, trying to be a friend to some girl that I like and My mom gets a call saying that she is freaking out and her parents may bring up charges. How messed up is that? I didn't even do anything. All I did was to try to get to know her as a friend and now I'm labeled at my school. Time to transfer, again. All this cause I sent her a message from Facebook. Someone tell me that is messed up and her parents are psycho.

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Poll Question

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Name of soon to be announced Microsft HD format

[x] Windows HD
[x] Vista HD
[x] HD Live
[x] 360 HD
[x] The new blu-ray
[x] Microsoft HD Player
[x] Over-priced, reinvented blu-ray
[x] I don't care
[x] Cowboy Neal HD

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How the Format wars could have been shorter

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  more than 6 years ago if blockbuster and wal-mart made their claim to blu-ray even a year after it's release, the format wars would have been over right there and then. Microsoft and Toshiba would have lost all their support much sooner. The reason being is that if consumers don't buy it, it won't matter who is making it.

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J.K. Rowling can't make an original villain

OrochimaruVoldemort OrochimaruVoldemort writes  |  more than 6 years ago Through a few hours of research, I have found that the main villain of the harry potter series is more or less taken from Japanese lore, the same lore that the popular anime villain, Orochimaru, comes from. As I read it, I see more of the same telling in the Harry Potter books as the folktales. This leads me to beileve that Voldemort is not of an original design. Whats more, before Voldemort became evil, he was under the training of a main character, Dumbledorf (Orochimaru was a student of Jiriaya, also in the tale). Both fail at killing their former master, and both are killed by another follower of their former master (in the case of Orochimaru, it would be a Naruto like figure, although no name is given). Both also change their names and are corrupted by snake magic. Given this information, I can boldly say Voldemort is based off of Orochimaru, and Orochimaru (Naruto version) is somewhat based on Voldemort. In a sense, they are the same person. Creepy.

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