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How To Anesthetize an Octopus

Sardaukar86 Re:Paralyzed yet Fully Aware (105 comments)

quick, reliable, and painless

There are a lot of people who apparently consider the process of execution wholly unsatisfying if the condemned fails to suffer in the process.

I saw a doco wherein a chap campaigning for quick and painless executions was unpleasantly surprised by the volume of opposition to the idea. Those opposed were very sure they wanted the condemned to suffer on their way out.

about a week ago
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Most Planets In the Universe Are Homeless

Sardaukar86 Re:so how did they form? (219 comments)

Actually, I'd bet dust bunnies are more a function of static electricity, friction, and irregular air currents than gravity. I wonder if anyone's ever researched dust bunny formation? I bet you could get a fun igNobel for that.

Perhaps not an IgNobel but you sure can have a lot of fun screwing around with stuff like that in space. Who knows, you might just solve the odd mystery while you're at it. :-)

about three weeks ago
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We Are All Confident Idiots

Sardaukar86 Re:I blame women (306 comments)

If that's the case I'd love to meet some of these Asian girls you mention!

Seriously though, I was just being a bit flippant rather than making an actual criticism of your comment. :)

about a month ago
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We Are All Confident Idiots

Sardaukar86 Re:I blame women (306 comments)

This would explain why nerdy and geeky men typically hook up with Asian women.

..and here was I foolishly thinking it was because the Asian women in question were hot.

about a month ago
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NY Doctor Recently Back From West Africa Tests Positive For Ebola

Sardaukar86 Re: New York (372 comments)

Sound inconvenient? It is a fucking plague. Tough shit.

Completely agree. Common sense is the only consistent solution to most of Humanity's problems. Unfortunately, we all know how 'commonly' it can be found in the wild.

about a month ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Sardaukar86 Re:it's funny what people will spend their money o (398 comments)

I used my seat belt before there were laws stating you had to do so. Why in hell would you need such a law in the first place?

If accidents caused by stupid resulted in their own injury and death without affecting the rest of us, I'd be in agreement with you - that's Darwin at his good work!

Unfortunately, stupid often kills or injures other people and when stupid doesn't put on his or her seatbelt and crashes non-fatally, we all get to pay to patch up their bloody carcasses.

Seatbelts, airbags, side-intrusion bars.. all there to mitigate against the actions of stupid (and self), because we worked out long ago it's less expensive for society if stupid doesn't horrifically mangle themselves and others when they inevitably do something .. stupid.

about a month ago
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When will the first successful manned Mars mission happen?

Sardaukar86 Re:Missing option (219 comments)

War, on the other hand, is insanely expensive and profitable for some.

Mangled that for you.

Until this changes, we'll always be at war with Eurasia.

about a month ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

Sardaukar86 Re:For everything there is a season (228 comments)

Quarantine anyone coming from Africa. Was a little critical thinking too fucking hard?

Wise advise you could stand to learn from yourself. Apparently it is 'too fucking hard', based on your original suggestion. But don't let that stop you from lashing out like a drunken monkey now.

about a month ago
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Downtown Project Suicides Shock High Tech Community

Sardaukar86 Re: What's the point ? (185 comments)

By the way I love this, it affirms my misanthropy, which puts me in excellent company. http://www.goodreads.com/quote...

Thanks, I really enjoyed that page. Although I've no need to hurt or kill anyone myself, I do hate humanity very much and stop just short of wanting to see the lot of us gone from the universe. I guess I've mellowed a bit over time.

The only thing that gives me some comfort is the hypothesis that we're collectively experiencing our adolescence as a modern species. Most can probably think back to a holy-terror kid they've known that turned out all right in the end with a bit of patience and guidance.

about a month and a half ago
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More unsurprisingly conservative ads on slashdot

Sardaukar86 Re:A picture says a 1,000 words, Frank! (65 comments)

Off-topic but very nice to have you back Barbara. :)

sardaukar86 posting anon (apk sockpuppets)

about 2 months ago
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For Microsoft, $93B Abroad Means Avoiding $30B Tax Hit

Sardaukar86 Re:Don't feed the parasites! (316 comments)

Feeding the troll.. in style. I like it!

about 3 months ago
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The Disappearing Universe

Sardaukar86 Re:Not so quick (358 comments)

Beautifully said. If I'd not already been gasbagging earlier in the thread you'd have my modpoints good sir.

about 6 months ago
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The Disappearing Universe

Sardaukar86 Re:Republicans attack Obama (358 comments)

We would all be saved!

Fuck Bush, any idiot can save. No, save your vote for Buddha!

He makes incremental backups.

about 6 months ago
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The Disappearing Universe

Sardaukar86 Re:And? (358 comments)

It's not proving Einstein wrong that's going to happen. It's trying to find an exploit in the laws of physics that needs to discovered.

Course, if you believe in alien visitation then the whole physics exploit thing is a given.

Admittedly, that's a rather large 'If'..

about 6 months ago
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Amazon Wants To Run Your High-Performance Databases

Sardaukar86 Re:AWS is too expensive (142 comments)

As someone managing a farm of VMware servers where RAID6 SSDs don't have enough IO, that's good to hear.

Am I being unfair or overly unrealistic by calling VMware's IO performance "less than shitful"?

Granted, tuning is always going to be an exercise best left to the reader, however even with that in mind I've found VMware ESXi 4.0 through 5.5 to be out-of-the-box a fairly porcine experience. I'm interested to hear what I suspect may be an echo of someone with a similar opinion!

about 6 months ago
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Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

Sardaukar86 Re:Any idea what's the motivation to remove START? (516 comments)

Thanks, some great links. Win8 has grown on me since I installed ClassicShell but (perhaps tellingly) apart from the new Task Manager and the adjustments to the look and feel, I've found it hard to explain the difference in quantifiable terms when asked. IMHO Win8 is barely a point release from 7, when setting the interface-formerly-known-as-Metro bullshit aside.

8/8.1 feels just a touch more nimble than 7; 7 itself was of course a huge step up from Vista. I hate that OS. No matter how ruthlessly it is pared back the damn thing always handles like an old bus forcing its way through mud.

about 6 months ago
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B-52 Gets First Full IT Upgrade Since 1961

Sardaukar86 Re:Sardaukar86 classic "eating his words" (3x) (190 comments)

In your rush to claim victory you've failed to realise a couple of things:

1. to 'make someone eat their words' you'd have to actually prove them wrong in such a way that they cannot possibly refute your argument. Naturally I feel quite safe in this regard as you are a complete pushover and have nothing to hit me with but vitriol; logic having long since washed its hands of you.

2. are you seriously claiming victory over the fact that I got modded "troll"? For a single comment? Is this the point where I bring out a list of all my +5 mods to 'prove you wrong'? It might be if I was as mentally deficient as you APK, however I'm not going to waste my time - my comment hit +5 for a while before working its way down to -1. Plenty of people saw it, plenty of people agreed, mission accomplished. That post burned you so bad you're still applying anusol to your stinging ringmeat. Hmm, yet YOU are the only one stalking my posts following. Wonder why?

3. no amount of post-stalking is going to change the fact that you are the one with the problem here, that for all your shrieking and wailing you're still the least-liked member of the /. community and that your continued childishness only leads to to you being further ostracized by the very people whose approval you crave.

Loser.

about 6 months ago
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Mental Illness Reduces Lifespan As Much as Smoking

Sardaukar86 Re:Such "rational discourse" (lol, not) (192 comments)

I remember the last time I heard someone say "not!" like you do all the time - it was in school. That's right - your behaviour is visible to all for what it is.

Oh, and as for my use of language, yup, it's just what you deserve. Actually, what you really deserve is to be skinned - very slowly - over a fire. Fortunately for you that's illegal and I'm in another country, so swearing at you is going to have to do. Hope that's ok! :-)

about 6 months ago

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Christchurch shakes, rattles and rolls

Sardaukar86 Sardaukar86 writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Sardaukar86 writes ""Darkness, rain and temperatures are falling on Christchurch with people still trapped in buildings crumpled by a massive earthquake, waiting on search and rescue teams to get them out alive."
So begins the New Zealand Herald running story of the day. Christchurch, a city already weakened by a strong 7.1 magnitude quake just four months prior now faces its greatest challenge yet as a magnitude 6.3 event scores a direct hit on the city's CBD. Sixty-five are confirmed dead with the death toll expected to rise."

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