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Pi Computed To 10 Trillion Digits

d474 Re:What's the message? (414 comments)

Yeah, if I remember right, at some point deep inside pi, there is a message primer. It establishes that there is a message to get your attention. Then you begin to decode it, like you said. The trippy part of that is that the message is embedded into the very fabric of the universe through math.

more than 2 years ago

Sony Marketing Man Tweets PS3 Master Key

d474 Proper reply.... (351 comments)

Lemme guess... you sank my Battleship? RT @exiva

@TheKevinButler No, *you* just sank your battle ship. Muwaaahaa-haa-haa-haaa!

more than 3 years ago

NSS Labs Browser Report Says IE Is the Best, Google Disagrees

d474 Stop! (205 comments)

You had me LOL at "The test, funded by Microsoft..."

more than 3 years ago

UK Asks News Outlets Not To Publish WikiLeaks Bombshell, US Prepares For Fallout

d474 Re:Security is an embarassment (606 comments)

Great point, and who's to say that most intelligence agencies don't already have all this information? I think the people Wikileaks will be upsetting by this isn't the USA, but the nations that thought they were going to be able to use the information as a bargaining chip but now can not, because it's out in the open.

On the other hand, perhaps nations that already had this information couldn't act on it, because that would expose they had spies in certain places, but now they are free to publicly act out in defiance.

more than 3 years ago

Jammie Thomas Hit With $1.5 Million Verdict

d474 The system clearly isn't working. (764 comments)

Look at those dollar amounts. First trial: $220,000 Second: $1.92 million Third: $54,000 Fourth: $1.5 million

Something about the shear inconsistency of the outcomes tells me how broken this system of courts truly is. It's not based on anything real. It's based on appearances, fuzzy opinions, manipulated interpretations, etc. This woman shared some music over the internet, and they want to financially crucify her. $54,000 thousand would take a lot of people a long time to pay off, let alone $1.5 million. That amount would effectively end her financial life.

more than 3 years ago

Massive DDoS Cuts Myanmar Off From Net

d474 Re:Burma? (149 comments)

Yeah, it just wouldn't sound the same if it ended with "Myanmar Shave".

more than 3 years ago

Real-Time Holograms Beam Closer To Reality

d474 Well, it's important to be clear about this... (79 comments)

We wouldn't want someone to confuse Star Wars (the classic sci-fi movie) with Star Wars (the contemporary adult-midget porno flick). Of course, the famous quote from the latter is "Penetrate me O-B-its-Long Ushorty, you are my only poke." How the two could be confused I have no idea.

more than 3 years ago

Pirate Parties Plan To Shoot Site Into Orbit

d474 Re:Outer Space Treaty (301 comments)

There's an easy solution. Take an unflagged pirate ship (no national flag, of course it will have a jolly roger) into international waters, and launch the satellite on a rocket from said ship. Or....launch the rocket from Antarctica. That way, the rocket/satellite wasn't launched from "Country X".

more than 3 years ago

When automating everyday tasks with robots, the line must be drawn...

d474 Things will get interesting when... (465 comments)

...when the robots begin discussing what rights they should take away from us.

more than 3 years ago

Google Publishes Censorship Map

d474 This doesn't make sense at all. (154 comments)

When the Government asks Google for information about a user, how is that "censorship"? It may be a violation of privacy, but it's not censorship unless Google admits that the government then used that information about the user to censor their online activities. Of course, I did not RTFA. I prefer to censor myself ;P

more than 3 years ago

Pentagon Confirms 2008 Computer Breach — 'Worst Ever'

d474 Not the worst ever... (157 comments)

In 1983, a high school kid named David Lightman hacked his way into DOD computer @ Norad called the W.O.P.R. which almost resulted in an all out nuclear war between the U.S.A. and Russia. I believe they made a movie about it.

So until I hear a story that tops that, keep your "worst ever" superlatives to yourself. Oh, wait...

about 4 years ago

Wikileaks Now Hosted By the Swedish Pirate Party

d474 And in other News.... (438 comments)

....Julian Assange has officially changed his name to Captain Hook.

more than 4 years ago

High-Frequency Programmers Revolt Over Pay

d474 Re:Accountability (1018 comments)

And if said software screws up and costs a few hundred million, or otherwise causes other "bad things" to happen, what's the accountability of the programmer or the manager?

Nothing. CEO's wreck companies/cause damages all the time, and all that happens to them, personally/financially is NOTHING. Maybe they get fired and then receive a nice golden parachute. Why should it be any different for the programmers who are the architects of the entire groundwork allowing the company to exist in the first place?

more than 4 years ago

Thermoelectrics Could Let You Feel the Heat In Games

d474 Re:Watch where you put that! (102 comments)

It's not the size of your joystick that counts, it's how HOT it gets!

Truth be told, I have not yet been able to verify my hypothesis on this matter with a willing test subject.

more than 4 years ago

BP Claims Gulf Well Has Been Stopped

d474 Yes it's true, I've confirmed it.... (601 comments)

BP must have stopped the leak, I'm at Wikileaks right now and I don't see any new info from whistle blowers. Must of been the WBOP.

more than 4 years ago

US Plans Cyber Shield For Private Companies and Utilities

d474 Here's another idea... (178 comments)

How about just disconnecting critical infrastructure from the internet all together? Which desk do I send my invoice to inside the NSA?

more than 4 years ago

Buy Your Own Tron Lightcycle For $35,000

d474 Everyday street use. Really? (170 comments)

From the Ebay listing it says these bikes are designed for everyday street use. If that's the case, how the hell is that bike supposed to turn? There appears to be no way for the front wheel to steer. Anyone have any idea how the hell this would work?

more than 4 years ago

Verizon iPhone Rumored For Early Next Year

d474 Re:Steve would never do this... (251 comments)

Are you trying to say you aren't TOTALLY excited about using the VZ Navigator on the viPhone? What is wrong with you.

more than 4 years ago



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