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GTA V Proves a Lot of Parents Still Don't Know or Care About ESRB Ratings

RatBastard Re:Some people... (621 comments)

"What evidence do we have that the Roman Empire existed?"

Well, there's all the ruins stretching from Italy to England. And tons of written material left behind.

Try something harder next time.

about 7 months ago

Flash Memory Won't Get Cheaper Any Time Soon

RatBastard Re:What a scam (166 comments)

And I'm sure all of the materials, and power are provided for free, too. And the design work. Not to mention the shipping costs.

about 7 months ago

Apple Unveils iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S

RatBastard Re:Fingerprint database, anyone? (773 comments)

According to the presentation fingerprints are stored in the camera, not in a database.

about 7 months ago

Tiny $45 Cubic Mini-PC Supports Android and Linux

RatBastard Re:Will buy it... (197 comments)

Held on to that Duke Nukem Forever pre-order receipt for how many years?

about 7 months ago

Encrypted Email Provider Lavabit Shuts Down, Blames US Gov't

RatBastard Remember anon.penet.fi? (771 comments)

That system go shut down by the Church of Scientology. The powers that be fear a populous they can not spy on.

about 8 months ago

Monogamy May Have Evolved To Prevent Infanticide

RatBastard Re:But that doesn't explain (256 comments)

No, it did not say that other species practiced infanticide. It said that infanticide was much more detrimental to us (and what had evolved into us) due to the extended period of helplessness during infancy. Infanticide was much too expensive for us than it is for lions and such.

about 9 months ago

Network Solutions Hit With DDoS

RatBastard Re:Data point (91 comments)

Cancel that. It just started working again sometime in the last twenty minutes.

about 9 months ago

Network Solutions Hit With DDoS

RatBastard Re:Data point (91 comments)

My domain is completely fubar and has been for two days. Luckily it's just an old-fashioned vanity web page, so it's not a big deal.

about 9 months ago

Apple Shows Off New iOS 7, Mac OS X At WWDC

RatBastard Re:My Mac Sucks (607 comments)

You might want to pull that fishhook out of your mouth.

about 10 months ago

Moore's Law and the Origin of Life

RatBastard Really? (272 comments)

Look, we already know that genetic diversity doesn't increase at any predictable rare. For most pf life's existence on earth it was limited to anaerobic bacteria and that there was very little genetic diversity. Then the oxygen levels in the oceans and atmosphere reached saturation levels and aerobic live took over. And with the higher complexity of possible life forms, the increase in reproductive frequency, and the over-all speedup of this rocket-fueled form of life genetic diversity exploded.

about a year ago

Interviews: James Randi Answers Your Questions

RatBastard Re:The big question (217 comments)

"You die, and it turns out you were wrong and there is a God. What do you say?"

There's nothing to say. God knows everything.

1 year,18 days

Intel's Pentium Chip Turns 20 Today

RatBastard Re:Ahh, Pentium. (197 comments)

Getting old sucks... I meant a Celery 333 overclocked to 450. And the P233 is obviously a P266.

As you were.

1 year,24 days

Intel's Pentium Chip Turns 20 Today

RatBastard Re:Ahh, Pentium. (197 comments)

Let's see... if we stay just with Intel: 8086 4.7Mhz, 80286 (forgot the speed), 80386SX 20, 80386 33, 80486 DX2/66, Pentium 133, 233, Celery 350 (2, one overclocked to 400), P3 500ish, and a slew of Core X and iX chips, and my Xeon-fueled Mac Pros.

If we open it up to other CPUs, well, how much time have you got?

1 year,24 days

Comet C/2013 A1 May Hit Mars In 2014

RatBastard The Brennan Monster Breaks Cover (150 comments)

I guess he's decided it's time to do something about those damned Martians.

about a year ago

Doom 3 Source Code: Beautiful

RatBastard Re:Beautiful code but (399 comments)

It was the "every fourth door ambush" crap that got to me. It was like you could sense when you were going to get jumped from behind when you went through some doors. I started walking into rooms backwards and taking out the ambushes every third or fourth door. I got as far as the Delta Lab before just losing interest.

And let's not even talk about the utter shitpile that is Rage.

about a year ago

My favorite resolution for the new year:

RatBastard 1920x1200 (266 comments)

1920x1200 in glorious 16:10, as God intended. (And 1536x2048 on my tablet in glorious 3:4, also as God intended.)

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Troubling Trend For Open Source Company

RatBastard They'll ask for the moon... (451 comments)

Ask anyone who has worked in a public library: if you give something away for free people will demand the moon and bitch like mad when you don't give it to them.

about a year ago


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