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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 three weeks 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 a month 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 months ago


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