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Russia Plans To Extend Edward Snowden's Asylum

RussR42 Re:Are you guys trying to threaten Snowden ? (315 comments)

KNOWING that we will never have a majority on a 3rd party, your whole rant is moot.

Of course we won't as long as people keep saying things like:

voting 3rd party is a non-starter. don't even go there.

Maybe if enough people start voting 3rd party, it will be taken seriously and gain a majority.

about 3 months ago

More Details About Mars Mystery Rock

RussR42 Re:Fuel for the improbability drive (180 comments)

Then good news! After the Star trek reboot, warp drive will no longer be necessary! In the first movie, we saw a successful transport to a ship in warp. Warp drive moves a ship nice and fast when it's working, so that's a huge range increase. In the second film we saw a transport from Earth to Kronos. Warp is out, transporters are in. The only ships that will be required in the future will be the ones that construct new (small) starbases to receive and re-transport people to any destination that is out of range. These stepping stone stations might fit in something less than the size of a small shuttle if they can simply retransmit the pattern from the transport buffer without rematerializing it.

about 3 months ago

Regex Golf, xkcd, and Peter Norvig

RussR42 Re:Obligatory XKCD (172 comments)

I believe this is what you were looking for.

about 3 months ago

Japanese SCHAFT Takes the Gold at DARPA Robot Challenge

RussR42 Shut your mouth! (51 comments)

I'm talkin' 'bout SCHAFT!

about 4 months ago

US Light Bulb Phase-Out's Next Step Begins Next Month

RussR42 Re:CFLs still suck (1146 comments)

“The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.

Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.

But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that'd still be keeping his feet dry in ten years' time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.

Terry Pratchet

about 4 months ago

Cow Burps Tapped For Fuel

RussR42 The Simpsons did it! (85 comments)

Each head of cattle emits between 250 and 300 liters of pure methane a day, enough energy to keep a refrigerator running for 24 hours

Now Frink can make his intra-bovine ice cream maker run directly from cow burps!

about 6 months ago

Company To Balloon Tourists To the Edge of Space For $75,000

RussR42 Re:Verbification (104 comments)

You're a little late to start complaining now. It was already verbed by 1792.

about 6 months ago

I wish my car could...

RussR42 Re:Missing Option (443 comments)

Considering this poll is a wishlist of things that simply won't happen anyway

and I voted for "not make that annoying noise" :(

about 6 months ago

Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

RussR42 Re:Link broken? (1191 comments)

I would love that! I have yet to see a web based interface that is a good as newsreaders were in 1998.

about 6 months ago

Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

RussR42 Re:All comments so far are negative (1191 comments)

Of course.
1. Uh-oh, universally negative feedback. Maybe we should reconsider.
2. Hm, our users don't like it but marketing says it will work and that we'll attract more new users.
As was pointed out elsewhere in this thread, there is no way they're going to drop the changes this late in the game. The decision was made, it's over. Option 2 wins!

about 6 months ago

When Criminals and Terrorists Communicate In Real Time

RussR42 Re:My thoughts (245 comments)

Twitter should be able to better control removal of such content, idk if that encroaches on the 1st amendment though.

Two things come to mind: I'm fairly certain the 1st amendment doesn't apply to the region in question and Twitter isn't in any way required to help you out with your 1st amendment rights. To be clear, it's twitter's service and their choice on what to allow. You want to say something they don't allow? No problem, start your own website. Or start printing pamphlets.

about 7 months ago

I'd prefer my money be made of ...

RussR42 Re:My wife's purse ... (532 comments)

...the Triganic Pu has its own very special problems. It exchange rate of eight Ningis to one Pu is simple enough, but since Ningi is a triangular rubber coin six thousand eight hundred miles along each side, no one has ever collected enough to own one Pu. Nigis are not negotiable currency, because Galactibanks refuse to deal in fiddling small change.


about 7 months ago

No Upper Bound On Phone Record Collection, Says NSA

RussR42 Re:Foil hats? (238 comments)

If you're worried about both, then you need to go double layer with a shiny side facing both in and out.

But should you put the shiny sides against each other or have one shiny side against your head and the other facing out?

about 7 months ago

Somebody Stole 7 Milliseconds From the Federal Reserve

RussR42 Re:Uh... (740 comments)

Of course! It's like putting too much air in a balloon!

about 7 months ago

Somebody Stole 7 Milliseconds From the Federal Reserve

RussR42 Re:Uh... (740 comments)

You're thinking of an inverse neutrino field diverted through the deflector dish. That's how you generate a biased coherent tachyon beam. Be sure to use compressed pulse power modulation to prevent plasma feedback induction.

about 7 months ago

Georgia Cop Issues 800 Tickets To Drivers Texting At Red Lights

RussR42 Re:jerk (1440 comments)

I'm sure it has nothing to do with better car design. :)
Actually, I remember a crash test comparison between an old tank and a newish car. As I recall, the old car took the damage better but tended to kill the human occupants while the new car was crushed all to hell but spared the passengers.

about 7 months ago

What I Did During My Summer Vacation: Burning Man Edition

RussR42 Re:How about this? (228 comments)

Just say no.

Why would I do that? Sounds great! (Except for the backwards organizers)
Lemme guess, you're bit religious?

about 7 months ago

CCC Says Apple iPhone 5S TouchID Broken

RussR42 Re:So, don't use the same finger for (481 comments)

You want a thumb? I can get you a thumb, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don't wanna know about it, believe me. Hell, I can get you a thumb by 3 o'clock this afternoon... with nail polish. These fucking amateurs...

about 7 months ago

Extreme Microbe Brewing: the Curse of Auto-Brewery Syndrome

RussR42 Re:Beer bellies not related to beer (110 comments)

I can still consume a case of beer on a long day of drinking (24 beers) without much thought about it and not getting past a buzz.

Perhaps you should try real beer.

about 7 months ago


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