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Successful Test Flight and Landing for Xombie Rocket Lander and GENIE

PC and Sony Fanboy Re:How much would it cost to make one... (65 comments)

The point being that I agree with you (and not the grandparent) in terms of any danger in terms of weaponizing these kind of rockets. There may be some common components for commercial spaceflight launchers and what you can find for military missiles, but there are enough major differences that they are not interchangeable. This is especially true for "modern" rocket designs, where there is a clear separation of the designs because they have different objectives in terms of flight profile and performance characteristics.

You're right, there's enough difference between a missile and a plane than no one would ever use a plane as a missile... and even if they did, it wouldn't have the same effect.

more than 2 years ago
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Universities Agree To Email Monitoring For Copyright Agency

PC and Sony Fanboy Re:Privacy law disagrees (165 comments)

If you read the article, they're only talking about surveillance of staff, not student, accounts. i.e. Employee emails.

And if you're doing anything more than undergraduate studies, you're generally both staff AND student.

more than 2 years ago
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With Push for OS X Focus, CUPS Printing May Suffer On Other Platforms

PC and Sony Fanboy Re:No! (267 comments)

Funny.

Most of Apple's machines have a SD card slot.

... yes, now. If you were old enough to remember two processor generations ago, you'd know that's a fairly new concession.

more than 2 years ago
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With Push for OS X Focus, CUPS Printing May Suffer On Other Platforms

PC and Sony Fanboy Re:No! (267 comments)

We must maintain, at all costs, beloved technological anachronisms like printer incompatibilities and X11. Shame on Apple! Shame on them for trying to rid computing of all its cruft.

Yes, that and bluray. Also : SD cards and USB3.0. To be fair, they did push the worldwide adoption of firewire and emo-hipster-culture.

more than 2 years ago
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No Pardon For Turing

PC and Sony Fanboy Re:I have to agree (728 comments)

Sure, it's no longer as popular to hate on homosexual people as it was in the past, but we have all new forms of hatred and intolerance which our modern society deems acceptable, and which will be just as subject to the next generation's ridicule and derision.

Atheism is the new red-headed step-child.

Hold on, hating on religion is popular, not hating on not-religion. Grow up.

more than 2 years ago
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No Pardon For Turing

PC and Sony Fanboy Re:It's not a choice (728 comments)

Only none of your reasons for acquittal apply here. There was no trial error and he wasn't innocent. There is no doubt as to his guilt (as there was no doubt about the guilt of Oscar Wilde either), it's just that the law that they broke was absolutely abhorrent.

Exactly! So it's not a question of pardoning the people that had issues with the law, it'd be a question of repealing the law...

more than 2 years ago
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No Pardon For Turing

PC and Sony Fanboy Re:It's not a choice (728 comments)

ensure instead that we never again return to those times Then perhaps pardoning him would be a step in the right direction?

Perhaps. But it seems that recognizing that it was a mistake, recognizing it was legal at the time, and recognizing that it shouldn't happen again would accomplish a lot more.

more than 2 years ago
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When it comes to U.S. colonies on the moon ...

PC and Sony Fanboy Re:Speak for yourself (583 comments)

I likely know more about central banks, the Federal Reserve, and other such nonsense better than you do. I just didn't want to publish a book about that stuff here on /. nor did I care to go into such drivel from somebody who is so impolite as to think they are the fountain of all knowledge in the universe.

Really? You wrote your Ph.D thesis on central bank(ing) as well? We should do lunch. Also, on the internet, I'm a supermodel.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Most Efficient, Worthwhile Charity?

PC and Sony Fanboy Re:Because they won't feed gay disaster victims or (570 comments)

If you even remotely support LGBT rights, please don't donate to these people.

Yes, they actively campaign against gay marriage. Are you saying that negates the worthiness of their charity work? Do you think they spit on gay disaster victims instead of giving them food, or what? Grow up, and realize that not all worthwhile organizations and benevolent acts must be 100% in line with your beliefs to be worthwhile or benevolent.

... what if I'm anti-gay marriage and accept help from an LGBT charity? Does that mean the LGBT charity isn't doing their job?

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Most Efficient, Worthwhile Charity?

PC and Sony Fanboy The mormons ... (570 comments)

Surprise, surprise, but one of the world's fastest growing "cults" provides a lay-ministry and completely transparent (as far as tax laws) organization that spends 100% of donations on charitable process. I suppose you could claim that someone is making money somewhere, but the IRS can't find anyone making money off donations ... so I doubt it is happening. The IRS ... you know, the guys who took down Al Capone. Now that's an impressive credential.

more than 2 years ago
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New Study Concludes Math Gender Gap Is Cultural, Not Biological

PC and Sony Fanboy Re:Just ask a Scotsman... (472 comments)

And I am somewhat of a traditionalist, I did grow up in a highland dance band.

Fine, if you want me to stop calling your kilt a skirt, then you'll have to go back to buggering sheep like a true scotsman.

more than 2 years ago
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New Study Concludes Math Gender Gap Is Cultural, Not Biological

PC and Sony Fanboy Re:Just ask a Scotsman... (472 comments)

Actually, I'm a reasonable approximation of a Scotsman by heritage, although 3rd generation in Canada.

... you're not anywhere close to being a scotsman. But you can keep believing that your cultural heritage is some place different that where your dad and grandad grew up ... if it makes you feel better. Won't make it any more true than the third generation italians who claim to be mafia, simply because they have a grandparent from Sicily.

more than 2 years ago
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New Study Concludes Math Gender Gap Is Cultural, Not Biological

PC and Sony Fanboy Re:Just ask a Scotsman... (472 comments)

A kilt is a made to measure garment that is specifically designed to fit a man's anatomy, and as such it is usually very unflattering to a woman's figure.

Heh, if that's proof, then I can think of a lot of women who are wearing kilts, not skirts.

more than 2 years ago
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New Study Concludes Math Gender Gap Is Cultural, Not Biological

PC and Sony Fanboy Re: The way things are supposed to be. (472 comments)

Interesting thing is that when looking at history societies tend to become matriarchal shortly before they collapse. They may stay around for 100-200 years of being matriarchal but collapse they do. The interesting thing is that the same societies were around for many more centuries or millenia prior to that as patriarchal societies. Makes one think.

Care to back that statement up with some examples?

pshaw. Examples are for democrats. I can refute this on pure gumption and old-fashioned crotchety-ness.

more than 2 years ago
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How Can I Justify Using Red Hat When CentOS Exists?

PC and Sony Fanboy Re:Support them from your own money (666 comments)

Part of freedom means they may choose a path you do not like.

So at what point does your freedom to free-ride become an infringement on my freedom to not support your free-riding ways?

more than 2 years ago
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Was the iPod Accessory Port Inspired By a 40-Year-Old Camera?

PC and Sony Fanboy Re:Inspired by a 40 year old camera? (263 comments)

People are just jealous of Apple's brilliant innovations in the areas of rounded black rectangles, white box packaging, grid-like arrangements of icons, and, yes, accessory ports.

Apple would never copy other companies' designs. They have way too much integrity for that!

I love the fact that this was marked TROLL, not Funny.

more than 2 years ago
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PS3 Counter-Strike To Support Keyboard and Mouse

PC and Sony Fanboy Re:Awesome. (168 comments)

... congrats, but you totally missed the part where I was making fun of you for assuming that "football" means NFL. Because, well, only in a very small (but obnoxious) part of the world is this the case.

So, I wasn't trolling you, but you totally over-reacted, and now I'm going to claim I was trolling you ... because I seriously cannot believe someone would be as thick as you. Let me guess, you'll now claim to be trolling me. Good job, nub. l2p and come back when you've hit puberty.

about 3 years ago
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PS3 Counter-Strike To Support Keyboard and Mouse

PC and Sony Fanboy Re:Awesome. (168 comments)

You are missing the point, the point is having both options the same and knowing your opponents are playing by the same rules. If I want to play a FPS with my mouse and keyboard, I play it on my PC. If I feel like laying back and playing with a controller, I would play it on a console. Yes it is 2 different fields of gaming, but that dosn't make fooseball a bad game when that is what you feel like playing, but when one person wants to play fooseball, he should have the option to find other people who want to play fooseball, and not lose the game because one player is using the rules of football, and tackles him while he's opperating the fooseball table.

... You do realize that we're not talking about american football vs. fooseball. We're talking about real football vs. the tabletop kind. If you're going to attempt an argument, at least *try* to get with the program prior to posting?

about 3 years ago
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Does Religion Influence Epidemics?

PC and Sony Fanboy Re:I think we've known this... (547 comments)

Of course, anyone making $25,000, before taxes, can surely give up $10,000 of that to have a child. I mean, that's only about half their entire year's income. What sort of whiny bitch wouldn't be willing to pay that money?

Heh, you're so american. Only in the USA is it too expensive to have kids.

about 3 years ago
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PS3 Counter-Strike To Support Keyboard and Mouse

PC and Sony Fanboy Re:Awesome. (168 comments)

Personally I would actually preffer MS's idea. Yes K&M players will take gamepad players to the cleaners every time, but sometimes you just want to relax and play the game on a comfortable couch, leaning back with a controller in your hand, in a closed ecosystem where players can only use gamepads, the controls being gimped isn't a huge flaw because the opponents controls are also gimped, you can still have a fair match with both sides being comfortable. You open up precision of a K&M, you take away the option to fairly compete while being comfortable. I don't really get the benefit of cross platform gaming, if you preffer K&M shouldn't you have the game on the PC anyway?

You're right. Why go outside and play football when I can play foosball inside? I'm too tubby to fit out the door anyways...

about 3 years ago

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PC and Sony Fanboy PC and Sony Fanboy writes  |  more than 5 years ago Well, after much deliberation (and being letdown by lenovo's ideapad-netbook), I broke down and got an 1000HA. Saved a few bucks skipping on bluetooth, and since no one I know has wireless-n (we've still got a psp and an old computer both running 802.11b), I figure I won't need it for awhile. When I do, I'll shell out the 18 and upgrade the network card.

And, I have to say I'm quite pleased with it. This isn't cognitive dissonance, I'm actually and truly pleased!

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Why I won't buy a netbook.

PC and Sony Fanboy PC and Sony Fanboy writes  |  more than 6 years ago Since I heard about the EEE, I've been intrigued. But until one of the hardware companies decides to put a touchpoint/pointer stick on a full sized keyboard and get rid of the touchpad - I won't bite.

I'd love to have a portable computer that I take everywhere - as it stands, I take my not-so-portable dv5000 everywhere - and actually be able to type and mouse around. Honestly, I can't understand why people settle for those tiny, tiny keyboards. *sigh*

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