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Harvard Study Suggests Drone Strikes Can Disrupt Terror Groups

carcosa30 Indeed (429 comments)

"It seems then drones and UAVs will be a weapon of war for a longtime to come."

Oh, GI. Me drone you longtime.

more than 2 years ago

Humoralistically, I lean toward ...

carcosa30 Hilarious (114 comments)

This is the single funniest thing I've ever seen on Slashdot in... uh... how old is Slashdot, 15 years?

Yellow bile is a reference to a Stephenson book.

more than 3 years ago

Steve Jobs Says PC Folks' World Is Slipping Away

carcosa30 Re:Try this one... (1067 comments)

You really think grannies are going to buy this thing? It's not aimed at grannies. It's aimed at artfag hipsters in coffee shops.

more than 4 years ago

Steve Jobs Says PC Folks' World Is Slipping Away

carcosa30 Re:haha (1067 comments)

Hardly a dent in personal computing? You may be forgetting the whole "windowing system" thing. Also, prior to that, the design of the Apple II drove the entire market for years and shaped everything about the PC including the formfactor.

He's certainly smoking some good crack lately though. Hoo boy.

more than 4 years ago

Steve Jobs Says PC Folks' World Is Slipping Away

carcosa30 Re:Steve is so wrong here (1067 comments)

Yeah, man, I really don't know what he's smoking.

Maybe the chemotherapy meds have affected his brain or something. He seems to be increasingly belligerent.

Maybe he knows that he's increasingly painted into a corner. The iPad did AWESOMELY well, but I think Google is going to come along with something that's going to blow them out of the water.

Maybe there's just something about becoming a large company that makes companies misbehave and lose marketshare because of it.

more than 4 years ago

Steve Jobs Says PC Folks' World Is Slipping Away

carcosa30 The real reason Jobs doesn't want Flash (1067 comments)

The real reason he doesn't want Flash on the iPad is because Apple is increasingly lining up against Google in many markets. Google's ownership of Youtube, and therefore fast online video with an incredibly huge library, is a threat to Apple.

Jobs and Apple want a walled-garden store. Since video is arguably the iPad's single killer app, and a place where it actually does look extremely impressive, they can't afford to have another company dominant in that sector.

Prediction: Google is going to wipe its ass on that overpriced piece of toilet paper.

more than 4 years ago

New Hardware Models Highlight Nintendo's No-Transfer Policy

carcosa30 WTF (116 comments)

Well. Guess I won't be buying a wii. Not that I have ever bought a Nintendo product, or would be likely ever to buy a wii or any of their japanese kiddie software.

Even from their inception I've never been able to stand Nintendo. Don't like anything about them: none of their games, none of their hardware. And then you have this sort of policy.

more than 4 years ago

Ball Lightning Caused By Magnetic Hallucinations

carcosa30 Re:Wrong conclusion (269 comments)

Wouldn't it be a bitch if the same conditions that produce hallucinations of plasmoids also produce actual plasmoids. In fact, this may actually be the case.

I would be much more receptive to this new theory if it were not for the fact that free-floating electrical plasmoids have been shown to exist.

more than 4 years ago

Best Way To Sell a Game Concept?

carcosa30 No (250 comments)

The idea of a couple of guys having an idea and selling it to game companies is almost quaint. It doesn't happen.

1) Great ideas (far better than yours) are a dime a dozen.

2) Game companies employ professionals to design games. They are called game designers.

3) The more original your idea is, the less likely it is to sell or get anywhere. Companies don't want original games. They want games that will sell to the lowest common denominator. Free idea that they might have a snowflake's chance in hell of wanting: Marine finds his way onto base infested with alien demons. Now there is a concept with actual legs.

Suggestion: Learn how to program (not easy) and you and your friend program up the game yourself and begin either shopping it to distributors when totally finished, or sell it as an indie demo/game when mostly finished. To do well in the indie market, make it emo. Think "badly drawn boy."

more than 4 years ago

Photoshop CS5's Showpiece — Content-Aware Fill

carcosa30 Re:Damn..... (378 comments)

So would Hitler, especially the part where the guy "removed a couple of Poles."

more than 4 years ago

What Free Antivirus Do You Install On Windows?

carcosa30 Re:Ars technica review of MSE (896 comments)

No, they all have boyfriends they met at the coffeeshop while composing derivative house music on their Macbook Airs.

more than 4 years ago

Ars Technica Inveighs Against Ad Blocking

carcosa30 Re:Content Creators Just Can't Win (1051 comments)

This is just the way the world is. I'm sure the makers of horse troughs felt the same way. It's a bitch. It's only just gotten started.

more than 4 years ago

California Lake's Arsenic Hints At a Shadow Biosphere

carcosa30 Shadow blogosphere? (155 comments)

Am I the only one who reads "blogosphere" every time he sees biosphere?

Are there arsenic-based bloggers out there talking about politics and trading arsenic-based biscotti recipes?

more than 4 years ago

California To Create Public Animal Abuser Registry

carcosa30 Re:I support this. (404 comments)

Loss of rationality on the subject is precisely the reason why they chose animal abusers to enact these new unconstitutional laws.

Consider: why don't they do it with murderers? Well, because they don't think they could get the laws passed, because people like you are far more concerned about cute little puppies and cows than people.

No, they'll do this first. Prevent the people from getting jobs, subject them to perpetual shame and humiliation.

If you think our government is concerned about animal welfare, you must be smoking some good shit.

more than 4 years ago

Sex Offender Shuffle

carcosa30 Indeed? (17 comments)

Innovative rappers?



more than 5 years ago

DHS Official Considered Shock Collars For Air Travelers

carcosa30 Re:Dangerous slide (673 comments)

I think restrictions on driving will be coming soon.

I've heard that they have HUGE plans for the TSA.

more than 6 years ago


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