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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 three weeks 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 2 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 3 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 7 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 7 months 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 8 months 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 8 months 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 8 months ago

Canada Post Announces the End of Urban Home Delivery

Quasimodem Re:How did the mail service cope 50 years ago? (226 comments)

What green1 said, plus CEOs didn't receive 250X what their workers were paid, and when they proved inept, they were canned the same way an inept worker was canned. They didn't get to bail out with multi-million dollar golden parachutes.

about 8 months ago

Simulations Back Up Theory That Universe Is a Hologram

Quasimodem Re:so does this mean.... (433 comments)

That is my go to supposition in almost every news story --- especially those involving science.

about 8 months ago

Simulations Back Up Theory That Universe Is a Hologram

Quasimodem Re:No idea what that means (433 comments)

So who do I have to fook to get out of this lousy movie?

about 8 months ago

New Ford Mustang May Have Electronic "Burnout" Button

Quasimodem Re: Burnouts are illegal. (290 comments)

"Modern country [music]", isn't that an oxymoron?

It only became an oxymoron when you added "[music]."

Sponge Bath wrote "modern country band."

about 8 months ago

R2-D2: Mall Cop

Quasimodem Re:I'm sure its nothing (139 comments)

And those Think Tanks will, of necessity, become more logic-based, so while they may become unemployed, people will never "loose" jobs, ever again.

about 9 months ago

An Anonymous US Law Enforcement Officer Claims US Wouldn't Arrest Julian Assange

Quasimodem Re:I could imagine a truth buried behind this (399 comments)

Depends upon how deeply you care about the results. And when considering his options, I doubt whether Mr. Assange would classify this as "wishful thinking."

about 9 months ago

Military Drone Lost Over Lake Ontario

Quasimodem Re:Bummer (258 comments)

Quit bellyaching, you need a little roughage.

about 9 months ago

Sweden Is Closing Many Prisons Due to Lack of Prisoners

Quasimodem Re:this is not good news (752 comments)

We don't want any of that! If all the criminals are rehabilitated, our police will have no one to push around but law-abiding citizens . . . Oops! Too late.

about 9 months ago

Scientist Seeks Investment For "Alcohol Substitute"

Quasimodem Re:You had me at ... (328 comments)

Repatriation of politicians with reality would be a better choice.

about 9 months ago

Cornell Team Says It's Unified the Structure of Scientific Theories

Quasimodem Re:Hypothesis (115 comments)

If this is the real deal, everyone will shit themselves when they see what can be done with it.

about 10 months ago


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