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California City Considers Restarting Desalination Plant To Fight Drought

bancho Re:Radiation! (420 comments)

Ever been to Utah? Ra-di-a-tion. Yes, indeed. You hear the most outrageous lies about it. Half-baked goggle-box do-gooders telling everybody it's bad for you. Pernicious nonsense. Everybody could stand a hundred chest X-rays a year. They ought to have them, too. When they canceled the project it almost did me in. One day my mind was full to bursting. The next day - nothing. Swept away. But I showed them. I had a lobotomy in the end. Friend of mine had one. Designer of the neutron bomb. You ever hear of the neutron bomb? Destroys people - leaves buildings standing. Fits in a suitcase. It's so small, no one knows it's there until - BLAMMO. Eyes melt, skin explodes, everybody dead. So immoral, working on the thing can drive you mad. That's what happened to this friend of mine. So he had a lobotomy. Now he's well again.

about 3 months ago
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55,000 Sign Twitter Abuse Petition After Jane Austen Campaigner Threats

bancho Re:What's the big deal (421 comments)

For what it's worth we have the Queen too, but she doesn't really count since she isn't there on merit.

I agree with you, but laughed hard at the thought of (modern day) royalty being "merit based". I understand what you meant though so carry on.

about a year ago
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Apple Files Patent For New Proprietary Port

bancho Re:Audio Jack? (282 comments)

It's ADS (Apple Derangement Syndrome). It can be comical at times, or it can manifest like you've seen here.

1 year,27 days
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Keyless Remote Entry For Cars May Have Been Cracked

bancho Re:I have an exploit that works on all cars (398 comments)

Bricks are heavy. I believe an old spark plug works in place of the brick, and has the added benefit of fitting in a pocket.

about a year ago
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No, the Tesla Model S Doesn't Pollute More Than an SUV

bancho Re:Let's compare the two (559 comments)

* Can you power a Tesla without a very polluting nickel mine?

Yes. The Tesla model S doesn't use NiMH batteries, so you could power a Tesla without a very polluting nickel mine.

about a year ago
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Mozilla Delays Default Third-Party Cookie Blocking In Firefox

bancho Re:Ummmm.. (106 comments)

...and nothing of value was lost.

about a year ago
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N. Carolina May Ban Tesla Sales To Prevent "Unfair Competition"

bancho Re:Cherry-picking (555 comments)

If I'm not mistaken, it outsold all of the 7 series, S-class and A8's *combined*. While still not bread and butter 5 series, E-class and A6 numbers, it's not bad.

about a year ago
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Are Some of North Korea's Long-Range Missiles Fakes?

bancho Re:Let's nuke them to be sure (322 comments)

You ever hear of the neutron bomb? Destroys people - leaves buildings standing. Fits in a suitcase. It's so small, no one knows it's there until - BLAMMO. Eyes melt, skin explodes, everybody dead. So immoral, working on the thing can drive you mad. That's what happened to this friend of mine. So he had a lobotomy. Now he's well again.

about a year ago
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Crowdsourcing Failed In Boston Bombing Aftermath

bancho Re:Some other relevant stories (270 comments)

We've been working with angry mobs for a lot longer than 300 years. Technological progress just lets us create larger angrier mobs much faster than has been possible before.

about a year ago
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Scientists Have Re-Cloned Mice To the 25th Generation

bancho Re:Copyright (134 comments)

I think using DNA as evidence in court would become problematic. What if the clone was a psycho? Conversely, what if the clone were a sane upstanding person and the DNA donor were a serial killer?

about a year ago

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