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Aussie Kids Foil Finger Scanner With Gummi Bears

alienunknown Video of how they did it (303 comments)

Video of how they did it. Not included with the article for some reason: here.

more than 3 years ago

Is AOL Finally Crashing and Burning?

alienunknown Re:AO who? (193 comments)

AOL own a lot of websites. For example, AOL owns the blogs Engadget and Joystiq which are both quite popular.

more than 4 years ago

ChromeOS Zero Released

alienunknown Re:Maybe he'll make Chrome OS useful! (232 comments)

I just wish there was a good web search that I could use to find replacements.

Let me see if I can think of an alternative search engine..............

Bingo! I've got it!!!

Have you heard of AltaVista? I hear its a groovy search engine that works in a far-out happening way. All the cool kids are using it.

more than 4 years ago

VLC Team Announces Video Editor In the Works

alienunknown No need for it (120 comments)

VLC for Mac death is "greatly exaggerated" / What is Lunettes?

VLC for Mac is being maintained. However the old Cocoa graphical interface of VLC, is not being maintained at this time.

The reason is that we are in the process of rewriting a new interface for VLC. Its codename is Lunettes.

Why a rewrite? This is something really easy to see. VLC for Mac is just not "Mac" enough.

Taken from here.

more than 4 years ago

Initial Reviews of Google Wave; Neat, but Noisy

alienunknown Re:Echos thoughts of others after the demo (336 comments)

I agree, top posting is awful.

Email provides a linear conversation at least.

Clearly you interact with people who know that top-posting is evil and have no urge to reply to each email before reading the following responses that have been sitting in their inbox for 3 days.

I envy you.

more than 4 years ago

New 2D, HD Sonic Game Coming In 2010

alienunknown Re:This isn't going to happen (123 comments)

That site is fake, apparently.

Yesterday we were all freaking out over the announcement of Project Needlemouse, a codenamed game that promised to be a brand new 2D Sonic the Hedgehog due for release in 2010. Don't worry, the game itself and the trailer we posted is genuine. However, a Project Needlemouse site featuring Green Hill-esque artwork has been confirmed as false.

about 5 years ago

China Jails Four For Microsoft XP Piracy

alienunknown Re:Tomato garden (164 comments)

This is actually a veggie mafia thing. See the Tomatoes were getting uppity and the Corn boss had them canned....

Veggie mafia conflicts always end badly.

about 5 years ago

Hanna Montana Linux

alienunknown Re:Finally, a Linux for the rest of us! (16 comments)

I know!!!!! I mean, can you BELIEVE that Miley Stewart and Hannah Montana are the same person????? I mean, seriously she looks like soooooooooooo different with that wig on!!!!! I was like "no way" at first when I first like watched it but now I'm kinda used to the idea or something. My only hope is that this like version of Linux or something is as existential as the Hannah Montana show. I wonder if there are two sides to this linux, like OH MY GOD it wears a wig at night so your using Hannah Montana linux and by day your using Miley Stewart Linux. That would be like sooooooooooooo cool!!!!!!!

P.S. If your reading this Miley, I love you XoXoXoooXOXOXoOOXoXOXo

P.P.S. What is linux?

more than 5 years ago

Heavy Rain, BioShock 2 Delayed

alienunknown Re:Will get over it. (61 comments)

Bioshock had no replay value as both choices you could have made led to exactly the same ending.

Thats not true. The game has three endings that are determined by if you rescue the little sisters or harvest them.

Overall, I think it was a good game but we all have different tastes.

more than 5 years ago

One Year Later, "Dead" XP Still Going Strong

alienunknown Re:Who cares? (538 comments)

and a couple people will slurp up the Jobs flavored Kool-Aid

Where can I buy this Jobs flavoured kool-aid? I'm so glad all these big tech companies are investing in the flavoured beverage market. Why, I'm sitting here enjoying a cold glass of Google Gulp as I type this. They really should make an MS-branded kool-aid beverage though, as long as its not Ballmer flavoured which would probably taste like armpit sweat.

more than 5 years ago

Asus Slaps Linux In the Face

alienunknown Re:That's a damn shame (644 comments)

I just looked at the sites registration details and it looks even more sus. Microsoft and Asus register a domain name with godaddy to an individual and not a company?

I agree with you, I think its bullshit.

more than 5 years ago

Fluorescent Monkeys Cast Light On Human Disease

alienunknown Re:Just a matter of time (174 comments)

I have a gorilla suit and some glow sticks, will that suffice? I'd prefer to be called Steve though.

more than 5 years ago

Fluorescent Monkeys Cast Light On Human Disease

alienunknown Re:Just a matter of time (174 comments)

So, how long do you think it'll be before decedents of these 'somehow' hit the exotic pet trade.

I'm sure it will only be a matter of weeks before vendors start selling glowing monkeys to drug-fucked people at raves/clubs.

more than 5 years ago
top User Data Was Sent To RIAA By CBS

alienunknown The death of (334 comments)

If this does turn out to be true, who is going to use their service ever again? Even if someone doesn't have any pirated music on their computer, who wants their music collection data sent to the RIAA? What about legitimate purchased songs being flagged as being pirated?

I guess one could simple turn off scrobbling, but that is one of the main features of the service.

more than 5 years ago

US Army Will Upgrade To Windows Vista

alienunknown I like vista (374 comments)

There, I said it. And I'm probably going to lose karma for this post as everyone seems to hate vista here but oh well.

I know there are going to be dozens (if not hundreds) of vista jokes about this article but I still don't know why everyone hates vista so much.

This is going to sound really weird, and I am not making this up. I'm a Linux user (kubuntu at the moment, used to use slackware and I'm thinking of installing fedora) and I have an old mac that I use regularly too. I wasn't too fond of XP, and I'm not a huge fan of microsoft either because of their dirty business tactics. I got Vista (with sp1) cheap because I'm a uni student. The first thing I did before buying Vista was to make sure that all the parts I had were compatible, and luckily they were as I only just built the computer. Anyway, so I installed vista expecting there to be a million problems, I had a preconceived negative opinion of vista and I was actually quite surprised. Its stable, fast (on my computer, at least) and I'm quite enjoying using it.

However, I never used Vista before SP1 and I didn't have the driver problems. And I guess because I don't use XP that I wasn't missing any of XP's features.

Anyway, I guess my experience isn't the usual experience. Sure, I'm not going to make Vista my main machine (I love kubuntu and os x too much to do that :)) but I don't regret installing Vista.

more than 5 years ago

Texas Makes Zombie Fire Ants

alienunknown Great Idea! (398 comments)

It worked great for us with the introduction of cane toads.

I'm sure there will be no unforeseen changes to the local ecosystems. Why, what could possibly go wrong?

more than 5 years ago

Duke Nukem Forever Gameplay Footage Leaked

alienunknown Surprised (189 comments)

The footage makes the game actually look like a lot of fun. The semi-completed parts shown look very similar to Fear 2.

more than 5 years ago

Apple May Loosen Restrictions With iPhone 3.0

alienunknown Re:The Holy Bible is pure (178 comments)

it graphically depicts the holiness and splendid beauty of this biblical moment with the Egyptians' donkey-sizes penises as ejaculating like horses.


Oh stop it, your turning me on.

more than 5 years ago

Apple May Loosen Restrictions With iPhone 3.0

alienunknown Can't these problems be easily solved? (178 comments)

Obviously mobile phones are becoming more advanced and have more features these days and we want to be able to use them with the same kind of freedom we get with a desktop. Wouldn't the solution be to have an appstore with all the censorship crap and "protection" and also allow users to install whatever the hell they want on their phone via their own means? Wouldn't that appease pretty much everyone? Oh wait, this is about control over what one can do with their own phone that they purchased, such as limiting tethering and VoIP and anything that the phone companies do not want, I totally forgot.

And no, I don't hate apple (typing this on my mac) and I'm thinking of getting an iphone but this crap is really starting to piss me off. I don't want to buy a phone thats locked down so badly that I can't do what I want with it without jailbreaking it. Its ridiculous.

more than 5 years ago


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