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Cameron Says People Radicalized By Free Speech; UK ISPs Agree To Censor Button

Quasimodem Re:What could possibly (316 comments)

Get married and soon you will long for the good old days when your buttons were pushed only once a day.

about two weeks ago

Long-term Study Finds No Link Between Video Game Violence and Real Violence

Quasimodem Re:Nothing to see here, move along (250 comments)

It is a Mickey Mouse College which is very close to Mickey Mouse.

Just 45 minutes from Orlando, Florida.

about three weeks ago

Earth Gets Another Quasi-Moon

Quasimodem Re:Capture it (54 comments)

2. Fill it full of extreme high definition satellite cameras and sell it to NSA.

about 2 months ago

Star Wars Producers Want a 'DroneShield' To Prevent Leaks On Set

Quasimodem Re:Surely (138 comments)

Good to know. I thought they were referring to the drones on a set of bagpipes. Those suckers would keep any airspace clear.

about 2 months ago

FAA Scans the Internet For Drone Users; Sends Cease and Desist Letters

Quasimodem Re:Suggested response (222 comments)

You don't understand how the government works. As the FAA's work load increases, so does the FAA's workforce, they present statistics on the number of lawbreakers they are trying to bring to justice and the FAA's budget increases, your taxes go up, and eventually you go to jail -- not because you did not operate an unauthorized UAC, but because you fell afoul of the new law against operating an unauthorized UAC simulation on the Internet.

about 3 months ago

FAA Scans the Internet For Drone Users; Sends Cease and Desist Letters

Quasimodem Re:Responsible Agency Enforcing Law (222 comments)

Come on, we all know that the FAA is tirelessly working to keep all flight paths safe for Amazon Prime Air.

about 3 months ago

FAA Scans the Internet For Drone Users; Sends Cease and Desist Letters

Quasimodem Re:Pecions? (222 comments)

Pecions are a sweet nut which mostly grows in mesh bags along major freeways in the south, where is is also frequently found in round sugary deposits known as Pecion Pie.

about 3 months ago

Google Sells Maine Barge For Scrap

Quasimodem Re:Scrapped like so many other google projects (79 comments)

By the time software reaches Beta it has been leaked, speculated about and advertised for several years, This Google project never made it out of Epsilon.

about 4 months ago

Girls Take All In $50 Million Google Learn-to-Code Initiative

Quasimodem Re:Take all? (548 comments)

Removing economic stumbling blocks is one way to determine whether girls can be interested in IT.

Another way would be providing the more misogynistic men working in the field with crazy glue chapsticks.

about 5 months ago

Ear Grown From Van Gogh DNA On Display

Quasimodem Re:Physics on a stick (64 comments)

In Monroe's case there would be little question about what to grow. Mammorabilia.

about 6 months ago

Super Bowl Ads: Worth the Price Or Waste of Time?

Quasimodem Re:Ads are toxic. (347 comments)

And several of the girls, and all of their curling irons, are hot!

about 10 months ago

Who Is Liable When a Self-Driving Car Crashes?

Quasimodem Re:Efficiency. (937 comments)

.... There is already a well-established protocol for such behavior. It involves tailgating, 5-25 second bursts of the horn, and (if the weather is warm enough) shouting out the window and some emphatic hand-gestures

Unfortunately, this already well-established protocol has an equally well-known and well-established propensity to induce emphatic hand-gestures, stubbornness, bellicosity and road rage in the receivers of these behavioral protocols.

about a year ago

Battlefield 4 Banned In China

Quasimodem Re:First Shot (380 comments)

Tell that to the people who were blacklisted during the McCarthy era for supposed communist sympathies and lost their livings in education and the arts.

about a year ago

Italy Approves 'Google Tax' On Internet Companies

Quasimodem Re:Good (236 comments)

I think of them more like they are occasionally competing members on the same team.

about a year ago

Why Cloud Infrastructure Pricing Is Absurd

Quasimodem Re:Sentence doesn't make sense (191 comments)

This is neither bad usage, nor is it slang. It is a particular word from the specialized business vocabulary. As such it makes sense used between people who share the same occupation as they discuss work. "Compute" used in noun form as a contraction of "computing capacity" appears to be one of these words for use by those involved in the specialized business of cloud computing.

Perhaps it was a bad idea to use a specialized term from cloud computing in a article about cloud computing meant to be viewed by a general audience, but that is no reason to get bent out of shape. Even the person who first complained about it, did understand what the author meant by the term.

about a year ago


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