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Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

Rational Re: A truly smart person ... (391 comments)

"...mine is only 186" Well, if anybody was heretofore unclear as to the definition of "humblebrag"...

about 4 months ago
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Autodesk Says It's Killing Softimage Development, Support

Rational Re: Maya is king in game industry (85 comments)

Having used both, I can't wait for Max to die in a fire...

about 9 months ago
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Autodesk Says It's Killing Softimage Development, Support

Rational Re: Autodesk has 3 Animation packages (85 comments)

Sorry to nitpick, but Alias|Wavefront combined Alias PowerAnimator and Wavefront Dynamation into Maya. Wavefront was a company, not a product.

about 9 months ago
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Australian Teen Reports SQL Injection Vulnerability, Company Calls Police

Rational Re: Was not arrested (287 comments)

You know what's even more messed up? To throw someone in a vat of acid for reporting a problem. Like the arrest, that did not happen either, but since facts don't matter it would have made a better headline, right?

about a year ago
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What Would It Cost To Build a Windows Version of the Pricey New Mac Pro?

Rational Re:Hard to believe (804 comments)

If I owned a billion dollar company, I would purchased other manufacturers instead of just the parts.

That's why you don't own a billion-dollar company.

about a year ago
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Sun Not a Significant Driver of Climate Change

Rational Re:In related news (552 comments)

Don't anthropomorphise the Sun, he hates it.

about a year ago
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Japanese SCHAFT Takes the Gold at DARPA Robot Challenge

Rational Quake (51 comments)

The competition accept the SCHAFT.

about a year ago
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Free Software Foundation Endorses a "Truly Free" Laptop

Rational Re: Liberated CPUs (340 comments)

"People around the world are walking away from proprietary computing in droves"

Either Slashdot has somehow bridged two parallel Earths here, or we're operating under completely different definitions of the word "droves".

1 year,1 day
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US Issues 30-Year Eagle-Killing Permits To Wind Industry

Rational Re: Something has to give, buddy (466 comments)

"We don't, do we ? But I have been to people's office / home in winter / summertime and boy, they sure feel like greenhouse / igloo."

Obviously everybody needs to submit their temperature preferences to Taco Cowboy for approval before setting their thermostats.

1 year,13 days
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Japanese Aircraft-Carrying Super Submarine From WWII Located Off Hawaii

Rational Re: Captured at the end of the War (123 comments)

Then again, they had already been fighting the Japanese in Manchuria before the war started officially...

1 year,17 days
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Microsoft May Finally Put Windows RT Out To Pasture

Rational Re: 900 bucks (293 comments)

I imagine it is because Apple users are made feel as welcome here as a fart in a spacesuit.

1 year,23 days
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Why Scott Adams Wished Death On His Dad

Rational Re: Should be legal, with caveat (961 comments)

The "living forever" thing is a daft straw man. What people want is basically "not to die while they still want to live." That can be a hundred years, a million years or a trillion years, depending on the individual.

1 year,23 days
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Geeks For Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries

Rational Re: Democracy: The God that Failed (730 comments)

"Basically, democracy tends toward more and more socialistic policies. " One of its many advantages, yes.

1 year,25 days
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Explorer Plans Hunt For Genghis Khan's Long-Lost Tomb

Rational Re:What about the US empire? (243 comments)

Yeah, with space travel the US has this one.

Well, maybe they will when they can ferry their own astronauts up to the ISS again...

about a year ago
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Nathan Myhrvold's $500 Cookbook Now an $80 iPhone App

Rational Re: alternatively (193 comments)

Every Slashdot thread of sufficient length degenerates into a pissing contest.

about a year ago
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Critics Reassess Starship Troopers As a Misunderstood Masterpiece

Rational Re: It tried to follow the plot (726 comments)

"I didn't think colossally stupid people existed on Slashdot" Any thread with more than a dozen or so comments should be sufficient to disabuse you of that notion...

about a year ago
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Critics Reassess Starship Troopers As a Misunderstood Masterpiece

Rational Re: It followed a few of the plot lines, but ... (726 comments)

"The Starship Troopers movie was a travesty that RAH would have hated!" "RAH would have hated it" counts as a positive for me.

about a year ago
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Mark Shuttleworth Complains About the 'Open Source Tea Party'

Rational Re: Of course... (419 comments)

"Is someone trying to kill slashdot??" If so, they are a few years too late.

about a year ago
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Mark Shuttleworth Complains About the 'Open Source Tea Party'

Rational Re: Of course... (419 comments)

The fact that you dismissively refer to user experience as "shiny things" goes some way towards explaining why the Year of Linux on the Desktop will lag the Year of the Commercial Fusion Reactor by several decades.

about a year ago

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