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Disorderly Conduct Charge for Offensive Classmate Ratings

bensafrickingenius Whatever happened to chivalry? (371 comments)

Back in my day, we didn't ARREST punks for printin' nasty things about the womenfolk. We chased them down, surrounded them, knocked them over, and kicked them until their ears bled. And we liked it! We LOVED it!

more than 3 years ago
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Asus Motherboard Box Doubles As PC Case

bensafrickingenius Re:Unfortunately (243 comments)

There really should be a "took the exact words out of my mouth" mod. Twice as much cardboard, probably plastic coated or something to make it more durable (and less recyclable) and it will all go into the dumpster as soon as the novelty wears off. This is not an attempt at being "green." This is a stunt that has the opposite of its perceived effect.

more than 3 years ago
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Drug Catapult Found At US-Mexico Border

bensafrickingenius Re:Next you will see (225 comments)

"people being launched using this.. Just wait."

I was thinking the same thing..but that they could kill two birds with one stone so to speak.

Get an illegal to hold the drugs and shoot them BOTH over the fence at the same time!!!

Now...if we just had our sharpshooters ready it would be like shooting MX skeet.

"PULL".....bang....[sombrero goes spinning up in the air]

Ah, Cayenne8. I have missed you, sir! (I've been gone -- don't know about you). PULL!

more than 3 years ago
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Subversive Groups Must Now Register In South Carolina

bensafrickingenius Too bad (849 comments)

No one thought to do this pre 9/11.

more than 4 years ago
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Lines of computer code written in my life:

bensafrickingenius I voted "more than a million" (395 comments)

Because the poll does not say "lines of code written by me in my life."

more than 4 years ago
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DRM Flub Prevented 3D Showings of Avatar In Germany

bensafrickingenius Re:not surprising (386 comments)

Except not a single person leaving that theater knew that DRM had anything to do with it. Or even the meaning of the acronym itself.

"Sorry, folks, little glitch with the 3D thingamajig here! Heh heh... Well, you're all welcome to stay and enjoy the show in all it's 2D glory, including some free popcorn! Or we'll gladly refund your money."

And they all came back the next day, and paid their money to support the now properly-running DRMed-up-the-ass movie, none the wiser. Do you really think the theater hauled out Cory Doctorow to hold forth on the evils of DRM for the audience's benefit?

about 5 years ago
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$300 Sci-Fi YouTube Video Lands $30m Movie Deal

bensafrickingenius This was so cool (315 comments)

I'm going to go watch the longer version of it called "The War of the Worlds" (2005) again tonight. No, seriously, the Youtube vid was VERY cool. But I think what I liked most about it was that it reminded me of the Dakota Fanning movie. Oh, I guess Tom Cruise might have been in it too... Anyway, it was a very cool, very scary movie.

about 5 years ago
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The best pizza I have ever had, I found ...

bensafrickingenius Re:A dream I had. (920 comments)

Leave it to Ann Arbor to have an organic pizza joint!

about 5 years ago
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Facebook Founder's Pictures Go Public

bensafrickingenius Re:too funny (219 comments)

Sorry, but no. We see all 202 of your friends.

It seems that you, Lisa, are a bit of a paradox. I see by your facebook profile that you're a fan of Malwarebytes, suggesting you must be pretty proficient with a computer. At the same time, you seem to be unaware that FB provides you with a tool to see what your profile looks like to other users - suggesting you're *NOT* that computer proficient!

"Wait til I get going! Now, where was I? " (Bensafrickingenius proves his mettle by quoting The Princess Bride)

OK, next, you show what a gun nut you are by linking to the "Firearms Multimedia Guide." BUT!!! No true gun nut would do that! If you advertise that you're a gun nut, then the Obama administration knows EXACTLY who's door to knock down first when they come for our guns!!! Silly girl!!!

In closing, I don't know WHAT to think about you, so I take it back. Well done, Lisa (or whatever your name is).

about 5 years ago
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Poorer Children More Likely To Get Antipsychotics

bensafrickingenius Re:Herein lies the answer (334 comments)

more diagnosis != better diagnosis

I work in public education. The more special ed. students we can identify, the more money we get. Think on that a bit...

about 5 years ago
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Where the Global Warming Data Is

bensafrickingenius Re:Oh, hey, (1011 comments)

Utterly brilliant. Thanks for posting. Just shared it with a bunch of people.

about 5 years ago
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Barack Obama Wins the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

bensafrickingenius Re:personally (1721 comments)

I guess it makes sense they would give this to him now, before he has accomplished anything. The longer the wait, the more of an abysmal failure he will be. They *HAVE* to give it to the first black US President. But it must have been clear to them that it was now or never.

more than 5 years ago
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Federal Summit Eyes Crackdown On Texting While Driving

bensafrickingenius Um... (408 comments)

States' Rights? Ring a fucking bell with anyone?

more than 5 years ago
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Favorite seasonal transition?

bensafrickingenius Summer -- Autumn... (451 comments)

...except for raking all the motherloving leaves!!!!!!!!!!

more than 5 years ago
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How Wired's Hiding Writer Was Found

bensafrickingenius this makes me smile (83 comments)

What a cool story! Wish I'd known it was going on.

more than 5 years ago
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A Broken Heart Really Does Hurt, Scientists Claim

bensafrickingenius Re:Well now the war mongers know what to do..... (220 comments)

"basic web browsing" is technically an unsupported feature, but it's been present for a long time now. free as in beer, to boot!

more than 5 years ago
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NASA's LRO Captures High-Res Pics of Apollo Landing Sites

bensafrickingenius Re:yes, I know that you are joking (197 comments)

"On places like slashdot I like the more relaxed atmosphere and I'm not going to proofread and re-read everything I write, otherwise it would consume way too much time. I can live with people poking at my grammar and other errors."

Uh uh, no fucking way, asshole. YOU are the one who wanted to jump down America's throat for being "ignorant." Fine, do so. But, in your first sentence, try not to make at least 3 errors. First, you did not capitalize "America." Second, "it's" instead of "its," as already mentioned. Third, you used a comma after "ignorance" when the appropriate punctuation mark would have been a semicolon. By the way, asshole, I'm a math major, not an English major. And I'm drunk.

"But america seems to be special in that it prides itself on it's ignorance, try having an intelligent discussion about ideology with many Americans to see what I mean. "

more than 5 years ago
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UK Police Raid Party After Seeing "All-Night" Tag On Facebook

bensafrickingenius Re:We are not alone! (628 comments)

...citation needed.

more than 5 years ago

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Science close to unveiling invisible man

bensafrickingenius bensafrickingenius writes  |  more than 6 years ago

bensafrickingenius (828123) writes "From the Times Online http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article4494440.ece, scientists have engineered a material that can bend visible light around objects. The breakthrough could lead to systems for rendering anything from people to large objects, such as tanks and ships, invisible to the eye — although this is still years off. The world's two leading scientific journals, Science and Nature, are expected to report the results this week."

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