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Marking 10 Years Since 9/11/2001

bobbinspenguin Re:Keep Calm and Carry On (804 comments)

If I had the money I'd be handing them out mate

more than 2 years ago

Marking 10 Years Since 9/11/2001

bobbinspenguin Keep Calm and Carry On (804 comments)

When I was a kid you'd turn the telly on and see another news report about the IRA blowing up a school or setting off a nail bomb in Soho. It happened too often to stop the country though and America didn't give two shits so the rest of the world didn't say anything. You just got on with it. This country's took a lot from terrorist attacks over the years but September 11th was the first proper kick in the teeth for the previously untouchable Americans who're brainwashed from birth to believe they're the greatest country in the world. That was probably a bigger shock than the lives lost - the fact that someone got to them. This really isn't flamebait so don't consider it as such please. Spare a thought for the lives lost in the attacks yes, but do these people ever spare a thought for the lives lost elsewhere. Those places not in the centre of the universe.

more than 2 years ago

DARPA Wants To Know How Stories Influence People

bobbinspenguin What about Cap? (87 comments)

People talk about Hitler when they mention Propaganda but it begs the question, why is all mention of Captain America forgotten? Issue #1 in 1941 shows him fighting Hitler and he was even gonna be called "Super American" at one point. Then there's the fact that the British attempted to discredit the nazis with smutty material (don't think that'd work now - we'd keep it).,isz:l&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=224&vpy=80&dur=813&hovh=261&hovw=193&tx=103&ty=170&oei=PA5UTcO9O4ewhAf1tvDQCA&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=31&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0

more than 3 years ago

'Invisibility Cloak' Created Using Crystals

bobbinspenguin Re:Another day... (98 comments)

I've not seen the others

more than 3 years ago

JASON Proposes a 'Library of Congress' For Pathogens

bobbinspenguin And then... (42 comments)

Bruce Willis visits it in Die Hard 5? From the article I'm assuming there's no actual sample stored though?

more than 3 years ago

PS3 Piracy Threats Cause Phone-Home DRM

bobbinspenguin Re:I just don't get it (256 comments)

15 years from now, unless Capcom still has exists, the PS3 can still connect to the net, and Capcom still has their DRM servers running? It's incredible.

T&Cs - "Capcom reserve the right to shutdown the servers and use them for a newer game which people are now paying for thus screwing you out of your purchased product. Tick the box and click next if you understand this or just can't be bothered reading it".

more than 3 years ago

PS3 Piracy Threats Cause Phone-Home DRM

bobbinspenguin PC? (256 comments)

Okay, the article's about the PSN but it doesn't say whether or not they're gonna apply the same kind of DRM to other servers Ubisoft-style on PC. Steam should be DRM enough for these games companies.

more than 3 years ago

19-Year-Old Makes Homemade Solar Death Ray

bobbinspenguin It can't be a death ray... (317 comments)

...unless it has an exposed exhaust port?

more than 3 years ago

19-Year-Old Makes Homemade Solar Death Ray

bobbinspenguin World War 2 (317 comments)

The Japanese spent ages working on a death ray in World War 2. How long til something like this ends up in active service?

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Private Info Increasingly Used In Court

bobbinspenguin Re:Is it truly so hard? (270 comments)

Can't you just say you lied on your Facebook page?

more than 3 years ago

Attacks Targeting Classified Ad Sites Surge

bobbinspenguin Re:Vector not relevent (22 comments)

Exactly. Spam isn't down at all. It's just shifted over to someone else.

There, fixed that for you. Apparently I need a bigger penis :(

more than 3 years ago

OnLive Aiming To Become Netflix of Games

bobbinspenguin OnWhat? (146 comments)

I know it keeps getting pushed back and pushed back but here in the UK it doesn't really get mentioned outside of something like Slashdot. They're gonna have to do some serious advertising if they want people to pay attention here - especially if BT are gonna be the sole provider for it.

more than 3 years ago


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