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Steve Ballmer Reorganizing Microsoft

TBedsaul Better headline: (387 comments)

"Iceberg Reorganizing Titanic"

about a year ago

Higgs Data Could Spell Trouble For Leading Big Bang Theory

TBedsaul I'm not a physicist. (259 comments)

But wouldn't something like the quantum immortality effect come into play here? In other words, to steal the Matterhorn analogy, we are guaranteed to have fallen into the dimple at the top instead of falling down the sides because we live in this universe and all the other possible universes never formed because they did fall down the sides.

Granted, occams razor and all that, but it is at least interesting to think about.

about a year and a half ago

Moving the Linux Kernel Console To User-Space

TBedsaul No (311 comments)

No. Step away from the console.

about a year and a half ago

Republican Staffer Khanna Axed Over Copyright Memo

TBedsaul Re:Principled conservatism (506 comments)

at one time we had conservatives (and Republicans) with principles.

Then John Wilkes Booth killed him and it's been downhill ever since.

about 2 years ago

Salt Lake City Police To Wear Camera Glasses

TBedsaul Re:Weightless cameras? (307 comments)

Yes, but it only works for perfecly spherical policemen in a vacuum.

about 2 years ago

Nate Silver's Numbers Indicate Probable Obama Win, World Agrees

TBedsaul Re:Everyone loves a winner. (881 comments)

A smaller chance of being "liberated".

about 2 years ago

Resurrect Your Old Code With a DIY Punch Card Reader

TBedsaul Re:OK, show of hands ... (100 comments)

I keep a pack of unpunched cards, just in case. I also have a very old Radio Shack desktop punchcard reader.

Been waiting for an excuse to break it out and save the day for the last 30 years. Any day now...

more than 2 years ago

TSA Defends Pat Down of 4-Year-Old Girl

TBedsaul Re:Fellow passengers are your best defense (1174 comments)

I can give you a concrete example of how you're wrong. I'll point you to the passengers of flight 93 on Septembet 11th, 2001.

Once they found they weren;t on the standard "free trip to Cuba" that hijackings were though to be before that day, they seemed to be quite willing to stand up for themselves, even if it meant their lives.

more than 2 years ago

TSA Defends Pat Down of 4-Year-Old Girl

TBedsaul Re:Of course. (1174 comments)

This comment is only "insightful" in the sense that it gives insight into the kind of shameful, pants-wetting fear that has permeated the "home of the brave".

more than 2 years ago

Steve Jackson Games Shows Off Their Latest Tabletop Games at SXSW (Video)

TBedsaul Re:Car Wars? (95 comments)

Ironically, I was a beta tester for Auto Assault. I even got a blurb in their marketing materials. Unfortunately, that was before I ever played it. 3rd person perspective, nothing meaningful when the player was out of the car (a ped should have the option of taking on a car, no matter how suicidal), no positional damage and an overall game mechaninc that was less Car Wars and more WoW on roller skates really runined that game.

Planetside probably came closer than anything I've experienced. A couple of harassers and marauders tearing down the road, trading MG fire and lobbing grenades at each other was a blast.

more than 2 years ago

Steve Jackson Games Shows Off Their Latest Tabletop Games at SXSW (Video)

TBedsaul The Holy Grail (95 comments)

A MMOFPS version of Car Wars. The game I've been waiting for since I bought my pocket box version of Car Wars back in '82. I understand they've been waiting till it can be done right but I really want to see this before my time is up.

Also, an updated version of Ogre for PCs or even tablets.

more than 2 years ago

Nuclear Truckers Haul Warheads Across US

TBedsaul Re:Trains? (461 comments)

Why not use trains, at least for most of the journey?

Two words: Atomic Hobo.

Next! on Syfy!

more than 2 years ago

Therapy Over IP Draws the Young, Isolated

TBedsaul Paging Dr. Sbaitso... (93 comments)

Stephen Hawking is here for his 11 o'clock.

more than 2 years ago

Fracture Putty Can Heal a Broken Bone In Days

TBedsaul veterinary applications (236 comments)

Seems to me this would be a great benefit to veterinarians. The hardest part of treating a fracture in an animal is getting the patient to stay still while they recuperate. Would be a lot easier to do that for a couple of days vs. several weeks. Racehorses might be able to live with injuries that result in euthanasia now.

more than 2 years ago

New BBC Sports Website Makes Heavy Use of RDF

TBedsaul Re:RDF? (89 comments)

Robotech Defense Force

more than 2 years ago

Turning the Hayden Planetarium Into a Giant Videogame

TBedsaul Artemis (80 comments)

Sounds like a giant version of Artemis with all the fun parts taken out.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Announces ReFS, a New Filesystem For Windows 8

TBedsaul Warning (459 comments)

If you're married to "Hans Resilient", you'll want to start running now.

more than 2 years ago

World's Worst PR Guy Gives His Side

TBedsaul Re:The First Law of Holes (576 comments)

Christoforo's Law: "When you find yourself being a hole, stop talking!".

more than 2 years ago


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