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In Argentina, Law Against Plagiarism Plagiarized

SterlingSylver Re:Do as I say don't do as I do (165 comments)

"Do as I say don't do as I do, some politicians outside of Argentina also have that attitude ;-)"
-SterlingSylver, May 2010

more than 4 years ago
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Funeral Being Held Today For IE6

SterlingSylver My company supports zombies! (194 comments)

Posting this from a computer running a browser that now wants my braaaaaaaaaaaaaaains

more than 4 years ago
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Officers Lose 243 Homeland Security Guns

SterlingSylver It's quite simple (125 comments)

Only America has famous athletes (Look at David Beckham--came to the US to become famous). Only the US Goverment can make mistakes this hillariously collosal. Thus, only famous athletes' government (the US) can do this.

QED

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Concedes Defeat In Effort To Free Spirit Rover

SterlingSylver Re:Defeat? Nah. (250 comments)

They didn't want that mobile science platform, anyway!

more than 4 years ago
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China Begins Monitoring Billions of Text Messages

SterlingSylver Really? This is designed to increase censorship? (178 comments)

The Chinese government is clearly fixed upon the value of censorship. Censorship is what they're trying to promote, clearly. Cutting naughty or unacceptable words out of daily conversation is their endgame. They're certainly not monitoring billions of texts messages to identify and locate dissidents, increase their understanding of social networks that may work against them, or to increase their control over their citizens. Censorship is totally what they're after.

more than 4 years ago
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Ubuntu "Memberships" Questioned

SterlingSylver Re:What about money contribution? (210 comments)

They retconned that. Now you're just supposed to give money if you want your church to stay open.

more than 4 years ago
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Captured Comet Becomes Moon of Jupiter

SterlingSylver Re:But... (108 comments)

Well, it was for 12 years

more than 4 years ago
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Military Helmet Design Contributes To Brain Damage

SterlingSylver Re:That's a bit harsh... (294 comments)

Also just in:

Air Bags cause numerous broken arms every year
Parachutes cause whiplash
Seatbelts chafe

more than 4 years ago
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Publisher Whining Prompts Italian Investigation of Google

SterlingSylver Re:Epic Fail (91 comments)

This sure is a nice search engine you got here. Be a shame if something were to happen to it. You know, I gots an idea, how's about you pay my boy Vinnie here 8.4 Billion Euros, and he makes sure nothin' happens to your little website. Ain't that right, Vinnie?

more than 4 years ago
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Why the BSA Is Less Reviled Than the RIAA

SterlingSylver Re:Ernie Ball (371 comments)

Why was this modded down? The RIAA nailing someone for $2+ Million for sharing some songs is in no way comparable to the BSA turning up unlicensed software and fining the business $0.1 Million (sourced from the Grandparent's link). Kudos to Ernie for going all Open Source, but there is a fundamental difference that might explain why the BSA isn't the devil incarnate.

more than 4 years ago
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Sims 3 Expansion Announced

SterlingSylver Re:Surprise! (84 comments)

Gamers were also shocked to learn that rainclouds plan on raining, politicians plan on seeking reelection, and perhaps most shockingly that scientists give the sun a 99.999% of rising tomorrow. Film at 11.

more than 4 years ago
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Therapists Log On To WoW To Counsel Addicts

SterlingSylver Re:What happens when the therapists become addicte (187 comments)

You've got a good point. I mean, a true addict isn't going to listen to some level 2 noob chatting with them from the barrens! Come back when you're level 90 in tier 7 dragonraid gear and we'll talk!

about 5 years ago
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New Zealand Tree Stuck In Evolutionary Time Warp

SterlingSylver Clever Modding (337 comments)

Whoever modded the parent as Redundant was clever, but it really should've gotten +1 Redundant. Get on that option, slasheditors!

about 5 years ago
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Bill Gates Puts Classic Feynman Lectures Online

SterlingSylver Re:Chrome OS is Linux with a New UI (338 comments)

I'm also guessing that you know a hell of a lot more about Chrome OS than many of Google's own employees as you've never been entirely stupid when it comes to keeping tabs on your enemies. So either you're letting your own personal ego get in the way of your business sense while underestimating Google or you are asking a rhetorical question to spread uncertainty of what Chrome OS could be.

I'm not so sure that we can call FUD on this statement. I mean, at this point Chrome OS does seem like a fairly vague concept. Linux-based OS designed for cloud computing...maybe...and even then what would that mean? "Who knows what this thing is?" is a reasonable statement. Yeah it's Steve Balmer so you don't expect him to be a big supporter of the OS, but I'd expect that MS, Slashdot, and the internet in general will be spilling a lot of digital ink finding out what this thing is over the next 6-24 months.

Then after a reasonable 2-3 year beta period we'll be able to make an educated statement.

about 5 years ago
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Bill Gates Puts Classic Feynman Lectures Online

SterlingSylver Re:gesture recognition (338 comments)

Maybe it could learn to recognize someone throwing up their hands in disgust and slamming their fists on the desk...

Clippy: You appear to be royally pissed off at your computer. Would you like me to search for some humorous kitten videos on Bing?

about 5 years ago
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Cats "Exploit" Humans By Purring

SterlingSylver Re:Self domesticated (503 comments)

According to my fiancee, who works in the critical care ward of a local animal hospital, the answer is that dogs are more intelligent while cats have more "intelligent" instincts. The dogs in the hospital will actively plot, problem-solve, and scheme to get their way. The cats, however, will more or less react predictably based on their instincts. In non-strenuous situations (because the CC unit is not a happy place), those cat instincts come across as intelligent.

about 5 years ago
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How IBM Plans To Win Jeopardy!

SterlingSylver Re:Only if... (154 comments)

So I think IBM's plans here are to
Use a high-tech set of
Computers to create a
Knowledge processor that can be monetized.

I think
That wanting

To use such a
Rediculously advanced
Engineering marvel to make Sean Connery jokes would
Be a waste of
Everone's time, energy, and
Karma

more than 5 years ago
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Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Released

SterlingSylver Re:Doesn't make a difference. (334 comments)

Your comment matches up with my experience with x64 Vista. Which makes me wonder if there's a significant difference in performance between the 32 bit and 64 bit versions. Maybe the 64 bit doesn't actually carry the Black Plague after all?

more than 5 years ago

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