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Did Alcatraz Escapees Survive? Computer Program Says They Might Have

PPH Re:Who cares (35 comments)

Unless they lived out the rest of their lives in isolation;

This was 1962. Living under an alias, with no SSN or ID (or a fake) was considerably easier than it is today.

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Army To Launch Spy Blimp Over Maryland

PPH The local weather reports ... (170 comments)

... should get rather more interesting. What with yet another radar source available to paste up on their screen.

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Webcast Funerals Growing More Popular

PPH Already on YouTube (69 comments)

Most of them include the deceased's last words, "Hey! Watch this!"

2 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

PPH Re:Check your math. (867 comments)

Yeah right. Did they put the Grand Mufti on a megaphone outside the cafe?

The bit about pig food means: We aren't going to discuss who is reading the right verses. You come out now or we've got something we can do to you or your remains that keeps you out of heaven and those 72 virgins. There may be alternatives I haven't thought of that would have the equivalent effect and won't squick the general public out as much.

2 days ago
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NASA's $349 Million Empty Tower

PPH Stop bitching .... (188 comments)

.... about wasted money. Is there anything else we can do with it?

2 days ago
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Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

PPH The real problem (593 comments)

Los Angeles is full. No more building permits.

If it was a water or sewer system, the health department would slap a moratorium on permits. Transportation is just another utility. It's all used up. No more.

2 days ago
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Govt Docs Reveal Canadian Telcos Promise Surveillance Ready Networks

PPH In related news ... (74 comments)

... a grateful Chinese intelligence service thanks Canadian telcos for their assistance.

3 days ago
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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

PPH Re:Check your math. (867 comments)

1 of them is committing this crime.

In the name of his religion.

What they need is a local Imam to get on a megaphone and tell this guy that this is not in keeping with Islam and that he (the Imam) will personally supervise his body being fed to pigs if he doesn't come out RIGHT NOW.

3 days ago
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French Cabbies Say They'll Block Paris Roads On Monday Over Uber

PPH Cabs block traffic, cause jams (295 comments)

How will we know the difference between their protest and normal traffic?

3 days ago
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No More Foamy Beer, Thanks To Magnets

PPH Re:Brews for nerds (130 comments)

So, an infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first one orders a beer. The second one orders half a beer. The third, a quarter. The fourth, an eighth. Etc, etc. After a few more, the bartender stops them and pours two beers.

"You guys ought to know your limits."

4 days ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

PPH Re:Morons (464 comments)

Do you really think their message would have been seen nearly as much if they had done this with Photoshop?

I think the number of people that would see this message live while flying over the Nazca plain is vanishingly small. The audience is the readers of various press publications.

Yeah. Someone would have outed them for using Photoshop. But their comeback would be, "You didn't expect us to actually trample a fragile ecosystem to get our message out." And that would have been worth something. As it stands; they get the Bozo award.

4 days ago
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Computer Error Grounds Flights In the UK

PPH Re:Bring back the 60s (68 comments)

hand me down software from the US from the 1960s written in a language called Jovial.

Who's laughing now?

5 days ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

PPH Re:This is an overreaction (464 comments)

What we are seeing is a rare opportunity

Not really. There have been many opportunites to observe Greenpeace acting like a bunch of self absorbed twits.

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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

PPH Re:Man-made (464 comments)

they go out of their way to let you know these "designs" are "man-made"

As opposed to having been made by aliens like the Egyptian Pyramids.

5 days ago
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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

PPH Morons (464 comments)

They could have achieved the same thing with Photoshop.

5 days ago
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Possible Dark Matter Signal Spotted

PPH All of it? (65 comments)

The decay of sterile neutrinos is thought to produce X-rays, so the research team suspects these may be the dark matter particles responsible for the mysterious signal coming from Andromeda and the Perseus cluster.

Would these sterile neutrinos be all the dark matter that models hypothesize? Or only one subset of it?

Unless the decay rate is very low, the x-ray flux from something that makes up the majority of the matter in our universe could cook everything nearby.

5 days ago

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Douglas Englebart, Inventor of Computer mice has died

PPH PPH writes  |  about a year and a half ago

PPH (736903) writes "Dr. Engelbart died on Tuesday at 88 at his home in Atherton, Calif. His wife, Karen O’Leary Engelbart, said the cause was kidney failure."
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