top Lego Accused of Racism With Star Wars Set
Yeah, totally, except... no.
about a year and a half ago
top Voting System Test Hack Elects Futurama's Bender To School Board
Any voting system that can be hacked should be hacked. We need to see fictional characters elected to every office in the land until people figure out the results for real people have been cooked all along.
top US Approves Two New Nuclear Reactors
Yeah. That's definitely the most likely outcome of a rapid decline in the only source of cheap, dense, portable fuel.
top Team Creates Footwear Recognition System
Seriously, an ass recognition system would break the first time it was introduced to WOMEN! OHH!
top XBMC Running On Raspberry Pi
Now all those impoverished kids whose lives can be revolutionized by a $25 pc can watch TED Talks and Khan Academy on... their... HDMI... TV's....
They Might Be Giants About Almost 30 Years of Music
I just saw you guys in Nashville. You look fantastic. It's impossible to believe you've been rocking out for as long as I've had a full-color range of vision.
How are you both so amazingly well preserved?
top Ask Slashdot: Best Long-Term Video/Picture Storage?
Modern inks and papers are acid-based and will not last as long as they used to. I recommend multiple backup options. For photos and videos, keeping a copy somewhere online is a good idea, and for your local storage do what I do - refresh your drives every couple years. I've got almost 20 years worth of archives on a drive I replaced in June. I'll be replacing it again a June or two from now.
top Tokyo Subway Gets Lightsaber Handrails
It doesn't matter how long you've watched Star Wars or how much you loved the original series. Anyone who still finds anything of value in the series after I, II and III is a loser in denial. You can't ignore the bad films, their taint is all over the originals. Then yeah, you've got lazy lard ass picking your pockets with constant re-releases of the "classics" only finding new ways to jerk them around. Just think "midichloreans" every time Obi Wan opens his mouth. It's still there. Stop worshiping this travesty, accept that it's terrible and get on with your lives. (And I say this as someone who fought flame wars over the right to be the only Han Solo on local Wildcat BBS's.)
top Verizon Makes It Easy To Go Over Your Data Cap
I'm not looking forward to my data cap at all, but I am glad I renewed my contract last December. I get to keep my unlimited data plan until Dec 2012 and then we'll just see what happens.
top Humanoid Robot Wakes In Space, Tweets
Wait until the robot CAN tweet, THEN give it a Twitter account.
top Happy System Administrator Appreciation Day
Can I call it SysOp day? Is that OK with everyone?
It's inaccurate, but so is SysAdmin day. (for NetAdmins, anyway.)
top Space Shuttle Atlantis Launches On Final Flight
Rocket...?! You tell people I'm a ROCKET scientist?? You might as well tell them I'm a toll-taker on the Golden Gate Bridge!
... rocket scientist. hmmph!
top Space Shuttle Atlantis Launches On Final Flight
They were waiting for me to tune in. I realized I was late to catch the feed, tried it anyway and the clock was stopped. They resumed within seconds of my feed buffering.
top The Great Linux World Map
Exactly. Way to rip off a great idea without bothering with any of that bothersome methodology.
top No Pirate Bay for Comcast Customers
I have Comcast. Can't get to TPB, works fine through warpproxy.
top Project Icarus: an Interstellar Mission Timeline
There is no such thing as warp. We will never travel faster than the speed of light.
A material that allows evergy to only pass one way seems like it would defy some sort of law of physics.
still not strong enough for the space elevator tether... so meh
going from XP to Win7 will be a nightmare and we all know it. It might just be easier to switch to linux desktops.
Srsly, science. Just give up. Focus on things Charlie says is possible, like computerized contact lenses. Or alien cloning.
What we're headed for is a smartphone like device hooked up to a pair of eyeglasses via bluetooth (or whatever) that have a heads up display in them. Eventually the phone will go away and be part of the glasses... then eventually the glasses will go away and be replaced by contacts. It's only a matter of time.
I want future aliens to come, find our database and raise me from the dead... so I'm all for this.
top Worldwide Night Sky Stitched Together In 5 Gigapixel Image
Suck to be you, iBoughtacrapphone
top Nuclear Crisis Stopped Time In Japan
GET OVER IT. They didn't "ban" anything, they chose to show different episodes. This knee-jerk bullshit isn't helping anyone.
top The Simpsons Reviewed For Unsuitable Nuclear Jokes
Let's not overreact because god forbid a television network decides to show a shred of sensitivity of their own accord.
Do you think anyone is telling The Daily Show not to make jokes about Japan? No. They are choosing not to.
Right now some people might not find it amusing. This isn't censorship. It's called decency.
If your point is that the show was written ten years ago, then calm down, it will be funny again later.