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Steve Jobs Movie Clip Historically Inaccurate, Says Woz

Zen Punk Re:Historicaly accurate (330 comments)

Uh, dude, are you really sure you want to run


with the


switch? That's been know to cause some serious issues.

about a year and a half ago

Video Tour of the International Space Station

Zen Punk Re:An even bigger picture (71 comments)

"Government-funded research is always more expensive and less controversial than research from the private sector."

Right. Like those long-range missile programs. What did any of that ever lead to? And that ARPANET stuff? Pretty useless that all turned out to be, huh? And that Manhattan project, that was a real flash in the pan, wasn't it?

about 2 years ago

Search For "Foolproof Suffocation" Missed In Casey Anthony Case

Zen Punk Re:First (379 comments)

It is exceedingly rare for any human being to lose the capacity for all rational thought and yet still maintain the presence of mind to do anything as complex as stabbing someone. People usually do have a rationale for their actions. It may based on on a warped logic or proceed from false presences, but there are reasons just the same.

about 2 years ago

Mexican Cartel Beheads Another Blogger

Zen Punk Re:Legalize Drugs (536 comments)

If there were a black market out there anywhere near as lucrative as drugs, they'd already be a major force in it.

more than 2 years ago

Android Tricorder Killed By CBS

Zen Punk Re:Lame! (247 comments)

I think you're doing it wrong.

about 3 years ago

Domino's Plans Pizza On the Moon

Zen Punk Re:PR Stunt? (214 comments)

Who cares if it's owned by real italians? The modern american pizza is so far removed from it's culinary origins as to be quite foreign to a traditional italian chef. Leave it to folks who perfected it.

(You may now begin your Chicago vs. New York flame war.)

about 3 years ago

Using GPS To Detect Secret Nuclear Tests

Zen Punk Re:GPS over Iran? (54 comments)

100 thousand tons? A kiloton is only one thousand tons.

about 3 years ago

Is the Quick Death of Failed Tech Products a Good Thing?

Zen Punk Re:It's an investment strategy (181 comments)

The thing about mod points is, when you've got them you struggle to find posts worth modding, yet once they're gone you seem to find gems like this in every story.

Bravo, sir, you've hit the proverbial nail smack on it's proverbial head.

about 3 years ago

Why Nobody Wants You On OKCupid

Zen Punk Re:The only number that really matters (473 comments)

I have a girlfriend. She's super hot and her boobs are really big. You wouldn't know her though, she lives in Canada.

about 3 years ago

Facebook Makes Privacy Settings More Obvious

Zen Punk Re:Home on the Web? (88 comments)

Remember MySpace? 50% of the shittiest, most infuriated aspects of it were due to allowing extensive customization of individual pages.

about 3 years ago

Google Launches Identity Verification Badge Scheme

Zen Punk Re: Baaaaa (241 comments)

I lean strongly libertarian

You don't say?

about 3 years ago

HP TouchPad To Be Liquidated At Fire Sale Prices

Zen Punk What an ignorant statement (368 comments)

Perhaps the inherent quality of the product doesn't change, but the value proposition certainly changes significantly with price. As Honda Civic for 20 dollars is a much greater value than a Rolls-Royce phantom for 200 thousand dollars.

about 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Will IT Look Like In 10 Years?

Zen Punk Re:IT has always been cyclic; no surprises coming (444 comments)

Cloud is the stupidest fucking buzzword. It pisses me off more than even the ones before - blog, web 2.0, et. Why the fuck do even technically minded people who should know better start aping this asinine abuse of language? All you have to do is give a new name to a concept older than most IT workers and suddenly its the Hot New Shit that makes everything it touches that much better.

Its a shitty fucking metaphor, too. Clouds are loose, amorphous collections of water droplets. What the hell does that have to do with server-side applications/remote storage? This shit isn't even distributed for the most part - it's housed on a central server somewhere.

about 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Will IT Look Like In 10 Years?

Zen Punk WARNING! (444 comments)

Site is not really Goatse!

If you click on it expecting goatse you will be disappointed.

about 3 years ago

New RIM Streaming Music: $5 For 50 Songs?

Zen Punk Re:I prefer Apple's model (149 comments)

Whoo-doggie! A knockdown, dragout, 3-page nerd slap-fight about semantics! Never change, Slashdot.

about 3 years ago

Facebook Says That Google+ Has No Users

Zen Punk Re:Google+ (360 comments)

You can send a letter without a return address. What are you, 12 years old?

about 3 years ago

Facebook Says That Google+ Has No Users

Zen Punk Re:Google+ (360 comments)

No actually that was the myspace model. The facebook model is to fabricate an awesome life so the people you went to high school with don't think you're a loser and post thinly-veiled trash talk about your exes/coworkers.

about 3 years ago



Zen Punk Zen Punk writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Zen Punk writes "Quote: "Digg's anti-game system appears to be flawed; horribly flawed. I woke up this morning, went to college, attempted to login to Digg to find that my account has been disabled, why? *Your account has been disabled due to misuse.* Apparently, digg feels that I was gaming the system and had many submissions hit the front page unfairly. Which is simply not true. The situation is pretty simple — I have many friends at college who also use Digg, and the entire network goes through a proxy. Many of my friends digg my stories while at the college campus and I've even had a few friends register at digg through the college campus. I'm sure some of the Digg admins were checking for unusual activity and stumbled upon this phenomenon; users registering under the same IP address and digging submissions by the same user(s). I feel this is a problem at Digg — they can not, without a doubt, prove that I have gamed the system, yet they ban me anyways. This had happened to my first account under the name "pdesigns", my latest account being "pdonline". The reason this is a problem is that some of the top users at digg (I was currently ranked around 100) are being unfairly treated and being punished for no reason." Just another reason why Digg needs help and has a flawed system and why Slashdot is superior in this matter. At least Slashdot's user base doesn't get punished for their contributions."


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