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Universe 250+ Times Bigger Than What Is Observable

Rip Dick Re:Hence infinite? (506 comments)

no

more than 3 years ago
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Android Text Messages Intermittently Going Astray

Rip Dick There's an app for that (325 comments)

May I suggest downloading "handcent sms", it's far from perfect... but it's way better than the default messenging app. It's very customizable, too.

more than 3 years ago
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Interval's Patent Suit Against the World Dismissed

Rip Dick Re:Woo-Hoo! (54 comments)

I prefer Joe Sixpack. It implies a chemically induced state of complacence, that I feel is more accurate.

more than 3 years ago
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Ray Kurzweil's Slippery Futurism

Rip Dick Re:Obsolete? (308 comments)

This makes me think of Rudy Rucker's "Ware Tetralogy".

more than 3 years ago
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Ray Kurzweil's Slippery Futurism

Rip Dick You know what this means... (308 comments)

Everyone point your favorite botnet to ddos ftoto.com

more than 3 years ago
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The Future of Android — Does It Belong To Bing and Baidu?

Rip Dick Yeah... (171 comments)

Cuz Microsoft is so good at seizing opportunities these days...

more than 3 years ago
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Are Games Getting Easier?

Rip Dick Re:Where is the fun? (854 comments)

For the love of God: Fallout 3 and New Vegas. Also Oblivion.

more than 3 years ago
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Self-Building Chips — As Easy As Microwave Meals

Rip Dick Re:Microwave Meals (51 comments)

technology meals

more than 3 years ago
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One Step Closer To Speedier, Bootless Computers

Rip Dick Re:One step closer to SkyNet (249 comments)

I dont think bone melts

Neither do any valuable items. You can conveniently loot the pile of goo immediately after gooification!

more than 3 years ago
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Cheap Software Tools Give New Life To Stop-Motion Animation

Rip Dick Re:Stop Motion Ken Raping Barbie (111 comments)

EvenIfSheSaysNo,Don't-Stop-Motion is a good app

more than 3 years ago
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'Officer Bubbles' Sues YouTube Commenters Over Mockery

Rip Dick Re:Countersuit (594 comments)

They were the first against the wall, duh...

more than 3 years ago
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One Step Closer To Speedier, Bootless Computers

Rip Dick Re:One step closer to SkyNet (249 comments)

If you played Fallout 3, you would know that a plasma rifle wouldn't vaporize you. It would melt you into a puddle of goo. Now a laser rifle can vaporize you...

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Billionaire Gives Money To Legalize Marijuana

Rip Dick Re:So *that* is how it works... (527 comments)

Not when it's trivial to grow pot in your backyard.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Billionaire Gives Money To Legalize Marijuana

Rip Dick Re:So *that* is how it works... (527 comments)

Methinks they modded me flamebait because I neglected to format my post into a paragraph using html tags. D'oh.

more than 3 years ago
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Facebook Billionaire Gives Money To Legalize Marijuana

Rip Dick Re:So *that* is how it works... (527 comments)

I don't understand. Are you outraged that this guy spent $50,000 to support Prop 19? Do you realize alcohol and tobacco companies spend millions every year, funding anti-marijuana commercials? Why do you think that is? They don't want competition from another legal intoxicant. Despite the fact that alcohol is proven to cause brain damage (Korsakov's Syndrome etc.) and cigarettes kill thousands of people every year. Tobacco companies tried to do the same thing with clove cigarettes; they actually succeeded in several states. Or consider the hundreds of millions spent annually by the DEA and local law enforcement agencies to fight this "killer weed". Are these tax payer dollar's really being well spent? I can understand that you have an issue with people buying legislation, but this guy's $50,000 splurge is nothing compared to the hundreds of millions spent by corporations every year to lobby for legislation that they stand to benefit from. One example is private prisons. They spend millions lobbying for stricter drug laws. Why? To increase their business. Does it seem right that a private corporation can buy legislation that puts thousands of non-violent offenders behind bars, just so they can increase profits? We have definitely lost control of our country, but it isn't to the potheads.

more than 3 years ago
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Fifty Meter Asteroid Might Hit Earth In 2098

Rip Dick Key Words: (295 comments)

"...might... ...tiny chance... ...could... ...if..."

more than 3 years ago
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HDCP Master Key Is Legitimate; Blu-ray Is Cracked

Rip Dick Re:Weve seen that argument before (1066 comments)

You can stick them in the esophagus. You give them a ballpoint tracheotomy.

You need intensive psychiatric treatment.

about 4 years ago
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Super Principia Mathematica

Rip Dick Re:Glory hound (325 comments)

Dear Kilgore,

Your last novel was AMAZING!

Your biggest fan, Eliot Rosewater

about 4 years ago
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Left-Handed Gamers Getting Left Behind?

Rip Dick They make left handed versions (426 comments)

This great little store carries southpaw friendly versions of everything these days. I believe it's called the Leftorium...

about 4 years ago
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World's First Transcontinental Anesthesia

Rip Dick Re:Big deal (83 comments)

With some things, you just *need* to be in the same room...

about 4 years ago

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Why Windows 7 will crush Linux...

Rip Dick Rip Dick writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Rip Dick (1207150) writes "This article should be interesting fodder for discussion. Ron Barrett believes Windows 7 will not only remedy all of the complaints people had with Vista, he says it is the version of Windows that will finally make Linux obsolete. "It looks like all the arguments (except being mad at Bill for being Rich) have been answered. Linux users have no reason to hold back anymore. Windows 7 is well placed to crush and put an end to the penguin." I wonder if his past work for Microsoft has anything to do with this?"
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