Venezuela: Cheap Television Sets For All!
The characters from Atlas Shrugged are two-dimensional cardboard cutouts. They're sock puppets for her political (and perhaps psychosexual) theories. She's terrible at character and conveying any emotion beyond juvenile petulance.
So yeah, "people" said that and they're right.
Now, that being said, I don't think Ayn Rand's theories are wrong. For example, the concept of enlightened self inter...
I mean. Sure. She's a dry writer. Her prose alone should have sent her to a gulag but that doesn't mean that she didn't have some goo...
Sorry. I just can't do it. I know that sucking Ayn Rand's pole is a great way to ride the slashdot karma rocket (and a great way to make eye contact with Rand Paul) but no, she was a terrible hack whose only real skills were shitting out Cold War era odes to capitalism and giving the pretentious or privileged someone to blame their personal (and sometimes sexual) failings.
And really, Detroit? That's like blaming the Gulch because Galt got a better deal on property in Mexico.
$25 PC Prototype Gets Award At ARM TechCon
This is the kind of shit that makes me regret signing into Slashdot.
>What would you propose to do with it? Firefox and OpenOffice won't run. The Ubuntu LiveCD won't even run on 512MB (I found out by trial and error).
We could build a thin client to remotely access your exaggerated expectations?
$25 PC Prototype Gets Award At ARM TechCon
First world computing is becoming disposable. Third world computing is becoming affordable, yet you're bitching that the process isn't exactly matching up to your needs.
How many people that need a $25 computer will be worried that it feels "lame when compared to a normal desktop"?
How To Build a Telescope That Trumps Hubble
Former Military Personnel Claim Aliens Are Monitoring Our Nukes
Much better than simultaneously and inexplicably functioning.
Library of Congress Opens Records of Anti-Comic Book Shrink
Golden Age Comics has many of these pre-code comics in friendly formats (i.e. not pdf) and available free downloads. Registration is required, however, as they are quite strapped for bandwidth, especially considering a single comic can easily be 30-50mb.
They also have a donations page if you're feeling generous wrt the free service they provide.
So check out some of these pre-code comics, they vary in quality immensely, but it's an interesting look back at what was considered vulgar and damaging to children 50+ years ago.
WISE Discovers 95 New Near-Earth Asteroids
Humans are weird.
If there were a real Bruckheimer moment, and we were suddenly faced with an extinction level asteroid impact with little time to avert it, we would surely muster as much of our resources as we could to try to avoid certain doom, even if it cost hundreds of billions or trillions of dollars.
However, if that asteroid were 15 or 20 years away?
The bickering would continue right up until impact. A small but highly funded group of "astronomers" would assure us that the asteroid would miss the earth entirely.
And another group of "astronomers" would insist that there was no asteroid at all.
We're hard wired like Holtzman shields: the sudden, quick attack raises our defenses, while we the slow attack boils us like frogs.
I maintain hope that we'll avoid a catastrophe that causes us to have to muster our efforts, at least until we progress beyond having to ask how it will impact this quarter's profits.
Airplanes Unexpectedly Modify Weather
And I dreamed I saw the bomber death planes
Riding shotgun in the sky
Turning into butterflies
Above our nation
Just sorta comes to mind.
iPad Isn't "Killing" Netbook Sales, According To Paul Thurrott
As a plumber, I can tell you that the iPad's not very useful for that, either.
Sure, and I bet you have your wrenches sorted by whether they're good for tightening or loosening.
Surfacescapes D&D Demo
Right about now, I'm sure their loving the guy who decided they needed a 5.5mb background jpeg on their page.
Customer Resource Management For Non-Profits?
It's not cheap by any stretch.
If you want cheap then Orange Leap has an open source "Community Edition" of their CRM that comes with no support.
iTunes Prohibits Terrorism
They'll have to just scrawl their taunts on the sides of the bombs with chalk, rather than have them embellished with beautifully proportioned females and flaming decals.
Oh hell, who am I kidding, they can just use wingdings.
D&D Co-Creator Dave Arneson Dies of Cancer
Dave and Gary made buying stamps fun.
Top that bitches.
AP Suspends DoD Over Altered US Army Photo
Someone's job description at the DoD includes photoshopping material to be disseminated by the press.
That's cause enough for anger without ever seeing the photo.
iPhone Gaming Continues To Grow
That game sucks ass, I liked it better back in the day when it was called "You do not have RealPlayer installed on your computer".
Google, Circa 2001
Some pretty amazing stuff:
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Don't believe everything this administration puts out. Right now more than ever, they need to scare people. Let's just pray they don't stoop so low as to blow up something themselves.
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