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BBC and FACT Shut Down Doctor Who Fansite

evanism Re:Anyone know what, exactly, was the issue? (186 comments)

...and now its up to PirateBay to "host" them.

All they have done is instantly alienate (hahaha!) 25k dedicated rabid fans.

about 5 months ago

How Facebook and Oculus Could Be a Great Combination

evanism Re:The future of VR just got it's first sponsor. (151 comments)

With a built in retina scanner that will positively ID you and follow your goddam eyeball....where did you look, how long, how frequently.

This is evil.

about 10 months ago

How Facebook and Oculus Could Be a Great Combination

evanism Pure Evil (151 comments)

It would have been nicer if it had help from a company that isnt pure evil.

about 10 months ago

Symantec Fires CEO Steve Bennett

evanism A Barking Dog with Fleas (111 comments)

Like Yahoo this company no longer has any purpose other than its own continuity.

The sooner it dies, on fire in a hole, the better.

Its really sad seeing how desperately they re-image the company every few years. Its like a sad out of shape actor that had a glimpse of fame 20 years ago...still trying to prise money from the ever stiffening corpse of rejection.

about 10 months ago

Creationism In Texas Public Schools

evanism I feel sorry for the kids (770 comments)

Imagine how they will get a job?

If their science is based on mythology, fairy stories and make believe, it is reasonable to assume the rest of their education is too.

1+1= any number you want!

1 year,8 days

Doctors Say Food Stamp Cuts Could Cause Higher Healthcare Costs

evanism Re: Decreased Costs (1043 comments)

Then they pay for their needs and the consequences themselves. Simple.

They can do as they wish, but if they can't afford it, then they have a problem, not society.

No money. No food. Starve. Die. Problem solved.

1 year,14 days

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service — and No Google Glass, Either

evanism Monday might be hard at the office (845 comments)

Poor little snot rag was upset that someone told him what to do.

Time to grow up and put away the entitlement. It's hanging out and embarrassing yourself.

about a year ago

Driver Arrested In Ohio For Secret Car Compartment Full of Nothing

evanism I welcome the end of the USA (670 comments)

There will be a day, hopefully very soon, where I no longer have the "news" of the USA shown to me.

Whether this is by filter, a firefox plugin or simply from the fact the entire county has imploded financially or due to stupendous idiocy - it matters not.

I am tired of seeing stupid stories like this and the incessant barking of either the "left" or the "right" as to the right/wrong of the latest endemic self created stupidity.

I am tired of the unrelenting hate, the spite, the fear mongering, the insults, intolerance, racism, loathing and viciousness that spews out. Build a GIANT WALL and imprison yourselves. Let the rest of the world enjoy ourselves.

about a year ago

Partner of Guardian's Snowden Reporter Detained Under Terrorism Act

evanism Re:Update the constitution (426 comments)

At what stage, at what juncture and at what point do normal people decide that enough is enough. That the government no longer acts in the interests of its people, but only itself and becomes so egregious, so intolerable and so profoundly unacceptable that the only course of action is to forcefully eject the members of the parliament and destroy it?

Elections are not enough. Two party systems create their own velocities and duopolies never truly contest each other. They are in a cosy relationship, like that of a binary star system, that will last a billion years.

At what stage do we, again as ORDINARY citizens, proclaim the system is evil, corrupt and rotten? Do we take up arms?

I don't think people these days have the guts, willpower or determination. Aldus Huxley was right in Brave New World.

about a year and a half ago

The Man Who Convinced Us We Needed Vitamin Supplements

evanism Re: You need variety (707 comments)

Hillbillies! Have branched out from road kill and possums?

about a year and a half ago

Linus Torvalds Promises Profanity Over Linux 3.10-rc5

evanism Enthusiasts are limited (334 comments)

Ive been contrubiting code since 1998.

Linux is regressing.

It's broken. Get rid of Torvalds.

about a year and a half ago

Steubenville Hacker Faces Longer Prison Sentence Than the Rapists

evanism Re: This is SO WRONG !! (297 comments)

Well, when the fascists come it looks like a good idea. Until, that is, the authorities are politicised, injustice is rampant, corruption is rife, financial systems fail and the government doesn't explain itself.

The USA is doomed. Utterly doomed.

"The terrorists" aren't the problem. It's the government.

Obama hasn't failed. The citizens have. They have failed themselves.


about a year and a half ago

Advanced Biological Computer Developed

evanism Dune (40 comments)

Turn us all into Mentats.

Need the spice!

about a year and a half ago

Mayor Bloomberg Battles Fleet Owners Over NYC 'Taxi of Tomorrow'

evanism Re: Bloomberg and Democrats are enemies of the wor (278 comments)

The trouble with workers, is they are just that. They can't run a company, can't come up with a great idea or provide genuine leadership. If they could, they wouldn't be workers.

Handing them the reigns due to some misguided attempt at Robin Hood-ism will lead the universal failure.

What is needed is forcing the uber wealthy to use their money is a socially beneficial manner, not squirrelling it away unused.

about a year and a half ago

Inside One of the World's Largest Data Brokers

evanism Untrue (64 comments)

They know everything. Not just the shirt, but how you paid, the brand, how much it was, its size and all the alternatives that were available at the time in the store.

I worked in a project with them for years and I can tell you they have every last scintilla of every purchase you have EVER made with an EFTPOS or credit card.

They, like Kang, Know All.

about a year and a half ago



OO PHP - the best resources

evanism evanism writes  |  more than 3 years ago

evanism (600676) writes "Given that the vast majority of PHP code these days is heading towards OO, it is time this old warhorse learns some new ways.

I've been dabbling in OO PHP for 2 years now, but I have never really felt that it is "better" than procedural (of which I am 100%). I am trying to find a resource (book, online, etc) that will convince me that OO is the future.

My gripe? Every time I start enjoying some material it descends very rapidly into MVC, unit testing and frameworks. The writing is poor quality and the writer clearly knows their stuff, but couldn't relate a flood to a storm. While these may be interesting independently, every time I have started to use these I have felt my *actual* output dropping by a factor of 20 or 50, stuff takes days not hours and my "fun" evaporates. So I give up on them....

Now, before I get bashed for being Too Old, keep in mind I am looking for good readable, convincing material to learn from and convince me of the New Ways. Keep the flames low so this won't be learning by fire!"

Las Vegas Death Ray that scorches more than wallet

evanism evanism writes  |  more than 4 years ago

evanism (600676) writes "A hotel in Las Vegas that is accidentally designed to be a massive parabolic dish that focuses the suns rays into a DEATH RAY! Burns hair, plastic and causes pain. Shame they dont do this deliberately to focal harvest the suns rays into something useful! (sharks for the pools?)"
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Xrays taken using only scotch tape

evanism evanism writes  |  more than 6 years ago

This is ULTRA cool. Some dudes at University of California have used SCOTCH TAPE to make XRays of their hands.... apparently from some Soviet finding in the 50's (how many of these things are old soviet discoveries these days!!)


From the article: " SCOTCH tape is not only see-through, it can also "see through", for the product can be used to take X-rays, bemused scientists say.

Peeling tape from a roll of Scotch releases tiny bursts of X-rays that are powerful enough to take images of bones in fingers and hands, researchers have found.

The unusual discovery was made by a team at the University of California in Los Angeles. They were intrigued after hearing that Soviet scientists in the 1950s found that sticky tape, when separated at the right speed, released pulses in the X-ray part of the energy spectrum. "

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