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Mayday Anti-PAC On Its Second Round of Funding

baldass_newbie Re:term limits don't matter (247 comments)

Bingo. If there are millions of dollars in subsidies at stake or a multi-million dollar firm, paying a bunch of lawyers to take a bunch of lawyer-politicians to dinner and on vacations.

Force Congress to work securely from their respective state houses (make the lobbyists travel if they want to influence) and simplify the tax code (a recommendation of the President's Simpson-Bowles commission which only the GOP has embraced) and you'll go a long way to limit influence.

about 3 months ago

Nanoparticles Used To Create Thermal 'Barcodes'

baldass_newbie Re:from the polywater guys (26 comments)

~scans nanoparticle~
"We've got him."

about 3 months ago

PHP Next Generation

baldass_newbie Re:What about PHP on the JVM? (213 comments)

"Yes, that's just what the world needs: the rigorous code quality of PHP combined with the high performance and lightweight Java Virtual Machine."

Fortunately, I had already swallowed my coffee so the keyboard was safe.
However, your point is valid. Just because you can theoretically run something on something doesn't mean it's a good idea.
Anyway, I need to get back to writing a JVM in VBA. This is going to be the tits.

about 3 months ago

Declining LG's New Ad-friendly Privacy Policy Removes Features From Smart TVs

baldass_newbie Re:It's not a privacy policy (221 comments)

Moreover what about Terms of Use for the other content? I have not read the LG ToU, but it could be something as simple as 'hey we need to pass this information on and we will store it on your TV for you so you can use Netflix, iPlayer, etc. but we won't receive or store anything.'

Without a copy of the agreement, it's hard to tell how nefarious this is.

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Can Star Wars Episode VII Be Saved?

baldass_newbie Re:You know... (403 comments)

Easy there, fella.
We all understand you've got the Ewok love.

about 3 months ago

Can the ObamaCare Enrollment Numbers Be Believed?

baldass_newbie Re:Fuck Obamacare (723 comments)

And yet we spend twice as much on entitlements as on defense.

about 4 months ago

Ancient Shrimp-Like Creature Has Oldest Known Circulatory System

baldass_newbie Re:spurious reasoning (35 comments)

'Its brain required abundant oxygen, so it presumably did a fair amount of thinking.'

humans brains require abundant oxygen but most do not do a fair amount of thinking...

For example, anthropomorphizing ancient sea critters.

about 5 months ago


baldass_newbie Re:News? (11 comments)

I am a lot of things, but Morrissey ambiguous is not one of them.

about 5 months ago


baldass_newbie Re:News? (11 comments)

Not to you.
Lucky bastard.

Caught me on a Tuesday.

about 5 months ago


baldass_newbie Meh (11 comments)

[comment redacted]

about 5 months ago


baldass_newbie Re:Agreed (11 comments)

I bet my story is better.

about 5 months ago

DARPA Wants Computers That Fuse With Higher Human Brain Function

baldass_newbie Simple (109 comments)

Broadcast routines through The View - then you'll get millions of brains connected.
Oh wait, higher brain functions. I guess that demographic won't work then.

1 year,8 days

Why Weather Control Conspiracy Theories Are Scientifically Ludicrous

baldass_newbie Re:The sad thing about conspiracy theories (251 comments)

The sad thing about conspiracy theories and the internet age is that no matter how far out or whackjob the theory may be, you can find a dozen videos documenting "proof" of the theory and entire forums full of people who believe in the lunacy and who circle-jerk each other in a frenzy of panic.

Because there were no whack jobs and conspiracy nuts before the 'internet age'?
Son, sit right down and let me tell you about Lyndon LaRouche.

1 year,11 days

Why Weather Control Conspiracy Theories Are Scientifically Ludicrous

baldass_newbie As a paid up member of the Illuminati (251 comments)

I have to state unequivocally that the author is correct - there is nothing to worry about.

Ewige Blumenkraft

1 year,11 days

Atheist Blogger Sentenced To 3 Years in Prison For Insulting Islam

baldass_newbie Re:I think you missd a word (412 comments)

I think that its a bit simplistic to exclude it. Some events do actually have multiple causes. The real world is complex, and rarely aligns with a fox news soundbite.

And it never aligns with President Obama's talking points but that doesn't change the fact that the protests had nothing to do with the video. In fact, it wasn't even the pretext for the gathering.

about a year and a half ago

Why Do So Many Liberals "Like" Mitt Romney On Facebook?

baldass_newbie FP (376 comments)

This first post brought to you by Obama for President.

about 2 years ago



baldass_newbie baldass_newbie writes  |  more than 7 years ago

baldass_newbie (136609) writes "Apparently, there were higher quality tapes of the lunar landing than previously realized, however the tapes are missing. Wired is running the story One Giant Screwup for Mankind which details that the rebroadcast feed from Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station was limited in its rebroadcast quality. Recently, however, some film resurfaced which was much better than originally realized. Searching NASA archives for the missing tapes has been difficult, at best. From the article:
These guys had transmitted data across 240,000 miles of space before the invention of the microprocessor. A little government bureaucracy wasn't going to stop them.
Some interesting info about the broadcast format and tapes used as well as the dearth of machines to play them with."


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