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Canadian Space Agency Shows Off Prototype Rovers

Sovetskysoyuz Re:TIL. (70 comments)

You do realize Canada has been in on the ISS since inception as a project

Get your facts right, Canada was involved in the ISS long before Inception was filmed.

more than 2 years ago
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Google's Nexus S, A Look At Gingerbread

Sovetskysoyuz How do I deprogram myself? (129 comments)

I'm appalled at myself. The first thing I noticed in the summary was 'That should be "its", not "it's".

more than 3 years ago
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The French Government Can Now Censor the Internet

Sovetskysoyuz Re:the usual stalking horse (419 comments)

Sexual contact with a child (i.e. someone under the age of consent) is always rape, legally speaking, because the child is held to have been unable to consent to the activity. Violence or the lack thereof is irrelevant.

more than 3 years ago
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Scientists Discover Solar Powered Hornets

Sovetskysoyuz Re:Oh no.... (177 comments)

No need to suck up to them, just wait for a cloudy day and the resistance will triumph.

more than 3 years ago
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Graduate Students Being Warned Away From Leaked Cables

Sovetskysoyuz Re:Well, that about wraps it up for the US (685 comments)

It's not just the USA. I'm in the Canadian military and recently received an email from the IT people warning us not to access Wikileaks because:

  • The site attracts a large volume of traffic. Given the nature of the material, third parties could collect and exploit visitor data or deliver malicious software through downloaded files.
  • Conducting web searches for this information may expose the user’s computer to malicious search engine poisoning attacks.
  • Some information on Wikileaks remains classified and could constitute a breach of security policy if viewed from, or downloaded to, DND/CF computers.

The third point is the one that the US used in this submission. The first two are just entertaining.

more than 3 years ago
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Rural North Carolina Experiences Data Center Boom

Sovetskysoyuz Re:Hey wow, this is true, I live here. (153 comments)

Yeah, and the Republicans are progressive because they had Lincoln! Oh wait, maybe parties change over time.

about 4 years ago
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When DLC Goes Wrong

Sovetskysoyuz Re:Good and bad (261 comments)

And then there's RailWorks, a $40 game that has $920 worth of DLC available on Steam, and more comes out practically every week. It's perhaps the only game that could be as expensive to play as the hobby that it simulates (model trains).

about 4 years ago
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When DLC Goes Wrong

Sovetskysoyuz Re:I do not see the difference ... (261 comments)

My solution is to read the negative reviews and see whether the flaws that they point out sound like they'd bother me.

about 4 years ago
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The Binary Code In Canada's Gov-Gen Coat of Arms

Sovetskysoyuz Re:EH (486 comments)

That's what you get for mixing the least healthy parts of Ontario, Alberta, and Quebec cuisine at the same time.

more than 4 years ago
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UVB-76 Broadcasts New Voice Message

Sovetskysoyuz Re:It is well known where it is (560 comments)

In Soviet Russia, is no one expectink inquisition. For what are you askink so many questions, comrade?

more than 4 years ago
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Julian Assange Faces Rape Investigation In Sweden — Updated

Sovetskysoyuz Re:I thought Child Porn (1017 comments)

So, hypothetically, if Assange did rape some random Swedish woman, and Mandela wasn't around to watch (maybe that's not his thing), you would be unwilling to accept her testimony?

more than 4 years ago
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Building a Traffic Radar System To Catch Reckless Drivers?

Sovetskysoyuz Re:Israel (483 comments)

My former roommate grew up in Kuwait, and has awesome stories like guys doing doughnuts in the middle of major intersections and hanging out the windows, or seven lanes of traffic on a road that only has four lanes. He saw the same thing in other Mid-East countries. His conclusion is that they're all crazy.

more than 4 years ago
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Controversy Arises Over Taliban Option In Medal of Honor

Sovetskysoyuz Re:Firest a ground zero mosque now this whats next (671 comments)

GP has specifically asked about "nuke the USA" game. Nuclear strikes are carried at a "high level of abstraction" in reality as well.

This was something that DEFCON nailed so very well. Playing to the soundtrack of muffled beeps and ventilation fans, then hearing someone sobbing in the background as "5 Million Dead" glows over Los Angeles, was enough to make me stop playing, creeped out.

more than 4 years ago
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Controversy Arises Over Taliban Option In Medal of Honor

Sovetskysoyuz Re:Firest a ground zero mosque now this whats next (671 comments)

I had a ridiculous game once as the Romans... half the world, way ahead in production and a modest lead in tech. Several cities with over 200 hammers/turn, repeat-building ICBMs, and many of the other large cities repeat-building Tac Nukes for my subs and Missile Cruisers. Babylon, the other major power, decided it would be a good time to declare war. Three hundred mushroom clouds later, they had no cities larger than size 1. Zooming all the way out and seeing one side of the planet glowing yellow was pretty cathartic.

more than 4 years ago
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Controversy Arises Over Taliban Option In Medal of Honor

Sovetskysoyuz Re:I would play as aTaliban (671 comments)

Reminds me of my favourite way to play Battlefield 2: Special Forces:

  • play as the non-Western team
  • choose the Spec Ops class
  • cover a pickup truck or ATV with expacks
  • have accomplice drive vehicle while I wield the detonator from a crew position
  • start screaming slogans and push the button. Hilarity ensues.

more than 4 years ago
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Controversy Arises Over Taliban Option In Medal of Honor

Sovetskysoyuz Re:uhh (671 comments)

That Hitler guy always struck me as a phony. No-one actually has a moustache like that.

more than 4 years ago
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Controversy Arises Over Taliban Option In Medal of Honor

Sovetskysoyuz Re:Hypocrisy Isn't Free (671 comments)

As a Canadian, I haven't been paying too much attention to the fine details of the health insurance reforms. Reading the Wikipedia article, I can't find any mention of jail time, and the 'fines' are $95 or 1% of income, and can be waived in cases of financial hardship. Underwhelming. Anyway, 'the government taking over an industry' is what Bush did with GM to bail it out, or what Truman tried to do to the steel industry. Regulations != takeover.

more than 4 years ago
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Controversy Arises Over Taliban Option In Medal of Honor

Sovetskysoyuz Re:Hypocrisy Isn't Free (671 comments)

Reading bills would be work. If they wanted to do work, they would have picked a career with job security, not the prospect of termination rolling around every couple of years, tied largely to the performance of superiors upon whom you have no influence.

more than 4 years ago

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