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Japanese Build Pocket Robot-Cellphone Hybrid

TrebleJunkie Hiiiiiideeeee Hooooo! (81 comments)

Paint it brown, and it's Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo.

more than 3 years ago
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Crack the Code In US Cyber Command's Logo

TrebleJunkie Re:md5? (380 comments)

The real code to be cracked is exactly what the mission statement means. ;)

about 4 years ago
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China Restricts Minors From Using Virtual Currency

TrebleJunkie Unwholesome behavoir? (142 comments)

You mean, like, Virtual Capitalism?

more than 4 years ago
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North Korea Develops Anti-Aging "Super Drink"

TrebleJunkie Re:I bet it's kerosene. (296 comments)

That's decomposition, not aging. But hey, if you really feel the urge to suck the joy out of life by deconstructing a simple joke in such a manner, please don't let me stop you. ;)

more than 4 years ago
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North Korea Develops Anti-Aging "Super Drink"

TrebleJunkie I bet it's kerosene. (296 comments)

Because technically, death does prevent aging.

more than 4 years ago
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Will Smith In For Independence Day 2 & 3

TrebleJunkie No no no no no. (464 comments)

Please tell me that this is an early April Fools joke? Please? I'm begging, here!

more than 4 years ago
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Company Invents Electronic Underpants

TrebleJunkie But... (110 comments)

...are they blazing for Newton Crosby?

more than 4 years ago
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Bill To Ban All Salt In Restaurant Cooking

TrebleJunkie An alternative: (794 comments)

Why don't we just make it a Federal crime to elect a fucking moron?

more than 4 years ago
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Physicists Discover How To Teleport Energy

TrebleJunkie The Genesis Machine! (365 comments)

James P. Hogan wrote a sci-fi novel about this back in the 70's, I think. The Genesis Machine. The technology was weaponized fairly quickly -- why use a warhead to deliver phenomenal amounts of energy when you can just deliver the energy?

more than 4 years ago
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Prison Bans D&D For Mimicking Gang Structure

TrebleJunkie Halfing drops the soap! (496 comments)

Saving throw! Saving throw!

more than 4 years ago
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Canadian Censorship Takes Down 4500 Sites

TrebleJunkie Uh, More Hoax? (227 comments)

Uh, could the press release (from the Hoaxsters, no less) just be more of a Hoax?

more than 4 years ago
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IBM Takes a (Feline) Step Toward Thinking Machines

TrebleJunkie The modelled a dog's brain first... (428 comments)

... but since it only took two transistors and a piece of chewing gum, they thought it best to keep it under wraps.

more than 4 years ago
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IBM Takes a (Feline) Step Toward Thinking Machines

TrebleJunkie I bet... (428 comments)

...that it ignores every command they try to give it, looks at them with disdain and does nothing but try to sit on its own keyboard.

more than 4 years ago
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Federal Judge Says E-mail Not Protected By 4th Amendment

TrebleJunkie Re:By this logic... (451 comments)

I know quite a bit about the HIPAA, and I don't appreciate your insults. The "P" stands for "portability", and not "privacy"; The privacy rule is a very small part of the HIPAA. For instance, there's nothing in the HIPAA about an expectaction of privacy of said records in reference to criminal investigations. "Privacy" in the HIPAA deals with how those with legitimate access to your records may disclose it to other providers, business partners, etc. There are specific allowances, too, so that providers may share your records with law enforcement when required by law with regard to abuse cases/mandated reporting, etc. But nothing in it says that a warrant must be obtained in order for law enforcement to view your records. I'm sure that many facilities would insist on a warrant, and most investigators would comply. By using this judge's logic however, one could *certainly* draw the same analogy that I did in order to obtain such records without a warrant.

more than 4 years ago
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Federal Judge Says E-mail Not Protected By 4th Amendment

TrebleJunkie By this logic... (451 comments)

...your medical records aren't private, either. When you use a hospital or a doctor's office, you're not in your own home, and your records of the visit are stored at the facility. This judge is a moron.

more than 4 years ago
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Cyber-criminal Left In Charge of Prison Computer Network

TrebleJunkie Why does it not surprise me... (389 comments)

... that this happened when the "prison source" still refers to a computer as "the hard drive"?

more than 4 years ago
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What Belongs In a High School Sci-Fi/Fantasy Lit Class?

TrebleJunkie My suggestions: (1021 comments)

Inherit the Stars, by James P. Hogan, is a _fantastic_ look at *science*-based science fiction. The novel tells the story of a bunch of scientists trying to unravel the mystery of a 50,000 year old human found on the moon.

Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Because, yes, it *is* a work of science fiction, but also a wonderful book with rich themes and an incredible philosophy behind it. And that we're basically living it these days doesn't hurt to make it seem more relevant.

more than 4 years ago

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Vladimir Putin lays smack on Michael Dell

TrebleJunkie TrebleJunkie writes  |  more than 5 years ago

TrebleJunkie writes "At the official opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Putin, now Russian Prime Minister, delivered a 40-minute speech touching on everything from why the dollar should not be the sole reserve currency to how the world needed to enter into a smart energy partnership with Russia. Then it was time for questions. First up: Dell. He praised Russia's technical and scientific prowess, and then asked: "How can we help" you to expand IT in Russia. Putin's withering reply to Dell: "We don't need help. We are not invalids. We don't have limited mental capacity." The slapdown took many of the people in the audience by surprise."
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Jack Chick explains how dinosaurs *really* died

TrebleJunkie TrebleJunkie writes  |  more than 6 years ago

TrebleJunkie writes "Jack Chick has a new scary comic book about Jesus available that proclaims that dinosaurs were loaded on to Noah's Ark, but all the oxygen-producing trees were destroyed in the flood and the big beasties couldn't survive in the thinner air. While Jack takes great care to cite bible verses where convenient, it's no shocker that he doesn't bother to cite even one scientific publication to back up his contentions. Seriously folks, teaching this stuff to your kids should be considered child abuse."
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