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Sony Running Unpatched Servers With No Firewall

SpeedyGonz Re:Elite Hackers. (306 comments)

Or EULA.txt....

more than 3 years ago

'Tron: Legacy' Director Explains the Tron World

SpeedyGonz Re:"awesomely bad 80s graphics" (384 comments)

Ditto, WTF is the submitter smoking?

Back then it was cutting edge, and still today it looks beautiful in it's own kind of retro way

more than 4 years ago

Firefighters Let House Burn Because Owner Didn't Pay Fee

SpeedyGonz Gangs of NY (2058 comments)

But to just stand there and watch it burn? That should be criminal, what if people died? I think the firefighters should go to jail. What has his world come to when the people sworn to serve and protect decide not to? Sounds like anarchy.

My thoughts exactly.

Kinda reminds me of that scene of the fire in gangs of NY. All that's missing is the firefighters sacking the neighbor's house.

more than 4 years ago

DX11 Coming To Linux (But Not XP)

SpeedyGonz Re:In ten years (370 comments)

And we'll have fusion power...

more than 4 years ago

Researchers Say Happiness Costs $75K

SpeedyGonz Idle (772 comments)

75k / 12 = 6250 $ per month, I guess that's the figure they're pointing at. Sure, the story title says 75k flat, but the summary clearly says 75k as an annual sum.

As for the picture of the coins with smileys, as i get it, suggests money + happiness, a good match for the story title. I can't see what is wrong with that.

A case of tabloid-like effectism at most, but which media outlet, big or small, isn't guilty of that these days?

Besides, the story is under the idle category. IMHO, it shouldn't be taken that seriously.

more than 4 years ago

Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime

SpeedyGonz Re:Welcome to the new boob tube! (222 comments)

Boob pad...

Since MessedRocker beat me to "boob panel"...

Or is that more appropriate to a mobile pr0n device?

more than 4 years ago

NCsoft Sued For Making Lineage II 'Too Addictive'

SpeedyGonz Precisely (360 comments)

Call me a cynic, but doesn't this reek of fabrication? Like NCSoft concocting this for use as a marketing ploy?

more than 4 years ago

EVE Player Loses $1,200 Worth of Game Time In-Game

SpeedyGonz Sounds fabricated (620 comments)

Seriously, a kestrel solo in Jita?

That's why i call BS on this. No player I know would risk such a ginormous loot on a T1 frig, no cloak, no backup, no insta-warp, no nada, on possibly the most wretched hive of scum and villainy in the entire cluster?.

The cynic in me could say this is a sort of publicity stunt/political smokescreen from CCP to deflect attention from that recent PR bomb.

For those unfamiliar with it: CCP years ago, after *another* PR snafu, designated a group of player-elected players to form a committee, called the "council of stellar management" (CSM) to allow players to elevate grievances and petitions to CCP's top brass, CCP supposedly even bestowing on them "shareholder" power or something of the sort (Pure BS if you ask me). Couple of weeks ago(last week even?), CCP essentially slipped that they didn't give a rat's ass about the CSM...

more than 4 years ago

Kepler Investigator Says 'Galaxy Is Rich In Earth-Like Planets'

SpeedyGonz Kepler (206 comments)

I agree. Water presence? Temperature within habitable range? At least a primordial atmosphere? Not sure if Kepler is the right tool to collect that kind of data, but to call them "earth like" seems premature. Granted, if the size approaches that of earth chances are they're rocky, solid planets, but that's it.

more than 4 years ago

Universe Closer To Heat Death Than Once Thought

SpeedyGonz Dyson Spheres (237 comments)

Considering that red dwarfs are expected to last trillions of years (no red dwarf has ever died. The universe is too young), we just need to move to a planet around one of them, assuming they have habitable planets.

Us having the ability to travel all those light years to a red dwarf and possibly perishing because there are no habitable planets?

If we can travel FTL by then, why not imagining that we're able to send unmanned ships to build a cozy sphere around the geezer star, and then moving in?

about 5 years ago

Ballmer Hits 10th Anniversary As Microsoft CEO

SpeedyGonz PS Ballmer's face... (185 comments)

... into a Ferengi outfit.

about 5 years ago

Has the Rate of Technical Progress Slowed?

SpeedyGonz Faith engineers (712 comments)

...the middle America just wants "science" in the dust bin and back to safe, faith based engineering subjects.

Can you even imagine a faith based engineer?:

- The Lord will split the river in two for us to build the dam, amen.
- Let's pray to Jesus Christ this holy bridge, made in the image of Moses' Ark, holds its own.

Might sound silly, but if some zealots have their way in changing education content, say, with stuff like intelligent design... who knows

more than 5 years ago

Dinosaurs Could Hold Basketballs, But Not Dribble

SpeedyGonz You forgot to add . . . (73 comments)

who wishes us to believe dinosaurs could evolve to hold a basketball. the holy truth is of course intelligent dribbling, probably taught by 3 point all star jesus himself to intelligent basketball playing dinosaurs on jurassic half courts

... that he teached those dinos just before the tournament finals of 5500 bc

more than 5 years ago

Rare Venomous Mammal Filmed

SpeedyGonz Fugu Possum (233 comments)

Must leave your tongue numbed when you eat a bit....

about 6 years ago

Scientists Hack Cellphone To Detect Diseases

SpeedyGonz No, it plays.... (100 comments)

The family guy theme of:

You have AIDS!
(Yes you have AIDS)
I hate to tell you boy but you got AIDS...

more than 6 years ago

Birth of the Moon: a Runaway Nuclear Reaction?

SpeedyGonz That's no moon... (355 comments)

No, it's a giant loogie!!

more than 6 years ago

Spanish City Sets Up Solar Cemetery

SpeedyGonz Please explain to me... (71 comments)

Why on earth does a first post gets a "redundant" score?

more than 6 years ago

Should the United States' New CTO Really Be a CIO?

SpeedyGonz My pick... (243 comments)

John Romero?


more than 6 years ago



SpeedyGonz SpeedyGonz writes  |  more than 7 years ago

SpeedyGonz (771424) writes "A research team from the Quilmes National University in Argentina has found that a light to moderate dose of Viagra helps recover from jet lag a 50% faster. According to reuters, a group of male hamsters were subjected to changing lighting patterns to simulate the effect known as jet-lag, then a portion of them received the drug. Viagra interferes with an enzyme that lowers levels of a naturally occurring compound that plays a role in the regulation of the circadian cycle, the body's internal clock, the researchers said."


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