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Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales

Snufu Re:turn about is fair play (256 comments)

Time for California to ban Ford, Chrysler and GM sales in the largest car market in the country.

2 days ago
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32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

Snufu In unrelated news (173 comments)

ATT, Comcast and Verizon just lowered rates and expanded fiber coverage to the same 32 cities.

4 days ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

Snufu State trade war. Let's go. (294 comments)

Tesla sales banned in Michigan? OK. Ford and General Motors sales banned in California. California's auto market is six times the size Michigan's.

about a week ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

Snufu Safety theater (405 comments)

The safety spiel is pointless theater. Please suggest one example where the outcome of an emergency would have been significantly different if nobody had listened to the safety speech. They exist only to give a false belief that you can survive a real plane emergency. Air travel is statistically safer than driving, but if a plane goes down, you are dead. Your corpse will yard sale or burn up, usually both, in that order. (Carlin said it best: "In the event of a water landing...doesn't that sound an awful lot like CRASHING INTO THE OCEAN!")

Also, the safety spiel is just a disclaimer to shield airlines from "The tray attacked me!" lawsuits.

The function of flight attendants is to babysit adults for a couple hours and deal with "problem passengers." The safety spiel lets attendants believe their role is more important than it is, so their union wants to preserve the silly exercise.

about two weeks ago
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Pentagon Unveils Plan For Military's Response To Climate Change

Snufu Military response to climate change (228 comments)

Of course! Just bomb climate change into submission. Why didn't we think of this sooner?

'Murrica.

about two weeks ago
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Statisticians Uncover What Makes For a Stable Marriage

Snufu Anarcho-syndicalist matrimonial contracts (447 comments)

are statistically less prone to separation forces inherent in the system.

(A related study claims that weeks beginning with a dose of python are 42% more likely to contain mirth.)

about two weeks ago
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Feces-Filled Capsules Treat Bacterial Infection

Snufu If it cures you... (135 comments)

do you have a shit eating grin?

about two weeks ago
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BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

Snufu CellHammer (429 comments)

I made a jammer to block mobile phone conversations that I don't want clogging public spectrum. Of course, it doesn't block my conversations.

about two weeks ago
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NASA Finds a Delaware-Sized Methane "Hot Spot" In the Southwest

Snufu America in decline. (213 comments)

For UK and European readers, "the size of Delaware" is just a tad more than a fourth of "the size of Wales".

That exchange rate keeps plummeting. When I was a kid, you could get two Wales for a Delaware.

about two weeks ago
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Darth Vader, Yoda, Chewbacca Aim To Invade Ukraine's Govt. In Upcoming Elections

Snufu I altered the election results. (63 comments)

Pray I do not alter them again.

about three weeks ago
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Ebola Has Made It To the United States

Snufu Re:We must nuke Texas from orbit, (475 comments)

...it's the only way to be sure.

Agreed.

What's that? They got Ebola too?

about three weeks ago
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Google To Require As Many As 20 of Its Apps Preinstalled On Android Devices

Snufu Google IE 6 (427 comments)

Google Intertubes Exploder 6 (TM) is tightly integrated with your Andoid operating system. Attempting to uninstall it will void your warranty, the screen will get scratched, the phone will prank call your Aunt, the battery will burst into flames, and you will get a bad case of athlete's foot.

about three weeks ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

Snufu Future headline (358 comments)

Apple engineers unable to plug Bono's analog hole.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

Snufu Pointy haired boss syndrome (275 comments)

Nuke it from orbit (quit and find a more promising job.) Its the only way to be sure (escape the cubicle before the concrete hardens.)

about a month ago
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Hidden Obstacles For Google's Self-Driving Cars

Snufu Can't drive in 99 percent of the country. (289 comments)

"Would you buy a self-driving car that couldn't drive itself in 99 percent of the country? Or that knew nearly nothing about parking, couldn't be taken out in snow or heavy rain, and would drive straight over a gaping pothole?"

Google is just trying to accurately mimic the real driving population.

about 2 months ago

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Proposed poll: Best bang per research buck:

Snufu Snufu writes  |  about 5 years ago

Snufu (1049644) writes "Proposed poll: Best bang for research buck:

Genetics
Manned spaceflight
Unmanned spaceflight
Renewable energy
Nanotechnology
IT
Particle physics
Flying cars
Sharks with lasers

Add your own or edit as you see fit..."

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